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Bandits Remain No. 1, Saints Move to #6 in CJHL Top 20 Rankings

November 8th, 2021 @ 10:04 am

CALGARY, Alta. – Sporting a very impressive 17-game winning streak leaves little doubt that the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) remain No. 1 in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, released Monday.

Brooks has not tasted defeat since a one-goal setback on September 18 and continue to top the table in Alberta with a solid 18-1-0-0 mark.

Moving to No. 2 in the national Jr. A listing, which are compiled each week by an independent scouting source, are the Summerside Western Capitals (MHL).

Leading the way in the Maritimes, Summerside has posted a record of 9-0-1-0 in their past 10 and are 11-1-0-1 to start the 2021-22 campaign.

Sliding up to No. 3 are the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL).

The Pistons, under head coach and general manager Paul Dyck, sit in first place in Manitoba with 28 points, having gone 14-2-0-0, with both of their defeats to date being just by a single tally.

Meanwhile the Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL) are slotted in at No. 4.

In a tight battle for first in the ever-competitive Central Canada Hockey League, the Jr. A Sens presently pace the pack at 12-2-0-1.

Completing the Top 5 are the Timmins Rock (NOJHL).

Even with a road defeat over the weekend, the Rock are still playing .833 hockey in northern Ontario to lead the way there in terms of winning percentage while registering a record of 12-2-1-0.

The following are the latest CJHL Top 20 Rankings:

CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS (As of Nov. 8)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (Previous ranking)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (2)
2. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (3)
3. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (4)
4. Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL) (6)
5. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (2)
6. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (17)
7. Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) (18)
8. Panthères de St-Jérôme (LHJAAAQ) (7)
9. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (13)
10. Burlington Cougars (OJHL) (8)
11. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
12. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (HM)
13. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (14)
14. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (NR)
15. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) 9)
16. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (16)
17. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (HM)
18. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) (15)
19. Dauphin Kings (MJHL) (12)
20. Estevan Bruins (SJHL) (NR)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL); Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL); Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL); St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL); Condors du Cégep Beauce-Appalaches (LHJAAAQ).

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 115 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/canadianjuniorhockeyleague

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