CJHL Media Update
Release Date: Monday, October 4, 2021
CJHL announces its initial Top 20 Rankings for 2021-22 season
CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Monday its initial Top 20 Rankings for the 2021-22 campaign.
Topping the table in the first weekly listings, which are compiled by an independent scouting service, are the Winnipeg Blues (MJHL).
They are off to a 6-0 start to begin play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Slotted second are the 2022 Centennial Cup-host Estevan Bruins. They too are unbeaten early on.
At No. 3 sits the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), who are also 6-0 to start their year.
Coming away victorious in each of their initial four match-ups has the Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL) tabbed fourth while the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) round the Top 5 in the listings.
The following is the CJHL Top 20 Rankings, as of Oct. 4:
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE)
1. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
2. Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
3. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
4. Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL)
5. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
6. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
7. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
8. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
9. Pickering Panthers (OJHL)
10. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
11. Oakville Blades (OJHL)
12. South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL)
13. Fredericton Red Wings (MHL)
14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
15. Timmins Rock (NOJHL)
16. Condors Beauce-Appalaches (LHJAAAQ)
17. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
18. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
19. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL)
20. Cornwall Colts (CCHL)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL), Drumheller Dragons (AJHL); Nipawin Hawks (SJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); Panthères de St-Jérôme (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 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 the latest CJHL news and features, visit cjhlhockey.com and follow on social media at @cjhlhockey & facebook.com/canadianjuniorhockeyleague.