The Canadian Junior Hockey League released its preseason Top 20 rankings today.
Two MHL teams made the list.
The Amherst Ramblers, who are set to host the 2019 Fred Page Cup come in at number nine, while the defending MHL Champion Edmundston Blizzard are ranked 12th to start the season.
The initial 2018-19 weekly CJHL Top 20 rankings will be announced on Monday, Sept. 24, which follows the commencement of the regular season of all 10-member leagues.
The following is the CJHL 2018-19 Preseason Top 20 rankings: (As of September 1st)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE)
1. Penticton Vees (BCHL)
2. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
3. Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
4. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
5. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
6. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL)
7. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
8. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL)
9. Amherst Ramblers (MHL)
10. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)
11. Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
12. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL)
13. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL)
14. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ)
15. Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
16. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
17. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
18. Aurora Tigers (OJHL)
19. College Français Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
20. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL)
Honourable Mention: Humboldt Broncos (SJHL); Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL); Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL); Georgetown Raiders (OJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL)
MHL Director of Communications