Miramichi 9th, Summerside 14th in CJHL Top 20 rankings


CJHL Media Update

Release Date: Monday, October 30, 2023

Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) new No. 1 in CJHL rankings

TORONTO – Following a topsy-turvy week where a number of the highly-rated Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) clubs suffered setbacks, the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) have emerged as the new No. 1 in the latest Top 20 Rankings, released Monday.

Flin Flon presently tops the table in the 12-team Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with a 13-1-1-0 record, while having registered a SJHL-best 79 goals, so far this season.

Retaining their hold at No. 2 nationally in the 122-team CJHL this week are the Collingwood Blues (OJHL).

The Blues boast a solid 17-2-0-0 mark entering November and have only allowed an impressive 26 goals-against in that span.

Another SJHL club, the Humboldt Broncos, are tabbed No. 3 nationally, in the listings that are compiled by an independent scouting service.

With their 10-0-2-1 record to date, Humboldt have yet to lose in regulation time.

Moving to No. 4 are perennial CJHL-power, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL).

Brooks have gone 9-1 in their past 10 outings and improved to 15-2-0-0 overall to take over first place in the Alberta Junior Hockey League standings.

The Winkler Flyers (MJHL) round out the Top 5 this week.

Despite a pair of recent setbacks, 10-1-0-1 Winkler still has the best winning percentage in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, at .875 and have only given up a MJHL-low 19 tallies against.

Listed below are the CJHL Top 20 Rankings, and honourable mentions, for the period concluding October 29.


1. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (3)
2. Collingwood Blues (OJHL) (2)
3. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (4)
4. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (6)
5. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (1)
6. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (5)
7. Blackfalds Bulldogs (AJHL) (9)
8. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (10)
9. Miramichi Timberwolves (MHL) (8)
10. Dauphin Kings (MJHL) (12)
11. Markham Royals (OJHL) (16)
12. L’Everest de la Côte-Sud (18)
13. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL (7)
14. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (HM)
15. Greater Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) (NR)
16. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (HM)
17. Rangers de Montréal (LHJAAAQ) (NR)
18. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (HM)
19. Cornwall Colts (CCHL) (20)
20. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (NR)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Melville Millionaires (SJHL); Melfort Mustangs (SJHL); Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL); Milton Menace (OJHL); Navan Grads (CCHL)

ABOUT THE RANKINGS: The CJHL Top 20 Rankings are compiled during the course of the regular season 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 122 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 the latest CJHL news and features, visit cjhlhockey.com and follow-on social media at @cjhlhockey & facebook.com/canadianjuniorhockeyleague.

Photo credit: Kelly Kocur Jacobson

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Canadian Junior Hockey League
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