CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League released Tuesday in preseason Top 20 Rankings as a prelude to the upcoming 2021-22 campaign.
Topping the preseason listings are the Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL).
Slotted second are the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) while the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) are tabbed third.
Rounding out the Top 5 are the Wellington Dukes (OJHL) and the Navan Grads (CCHL).
The following is the preseason list of the CJHL ranked clubs, as well as honourable mentions:
CJHL TOP 20 PRESEASON RANKINGS
RK TEAM (LEAGUE)
1. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
2. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL)
3. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
4. Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
5. Navan Grads (CCHL)
6. Portage Terriers (MJHL)
7. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
8. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
9. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
10. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL)
11. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
12. Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
13. Oakville Blades (OJHL)
14. Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL)
15. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
16. Amherst Ramblers (MHL)
17. Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL)
18. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ)
19. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
20. North York Rangers (OJHL)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL); Humboldt Broncos (SJHL); Aurora Tigers (OJHL); Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL); Campbellton Tigers (MHL).
The initial CJHL Top 20 Rankings for the 2021-22 season will be announced on Monday, October 4.
ABOUT THE RANKINGS: The weekly CJHL Top 20 Rankings are compiled during the seasons by an independent scouting service and are determined using a variety of factors during the process.
ABOUT THE CJHL: The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 118 teams and well over 2,500 players. There are also 3,000-plus CJHL alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, U SPORTS and CHL levels across North America as well as leagues across Europe. For latest CJHL news and features, visit cjhlhockey.com and follow on social media at @cjhlhockey & facebook.com/