Yarmouth 8th, Edmundston 20th in latest CJHL rankings


CJHL Media Update

Release Date: Monday, February 13, 2023

Another week at No. 1 for SJHL’s North Stars in CJHL rankings

TORONTO – With 40 victories to their credit, through their first 46 outings this season, the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) continue to maintain their hold on the No. 1 slot in the most recent Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, released Monday.

Having played .902 hockey to date and sporting a solid record of 40-3-2-1, Battlefords has become the first side in the Saskatchewan Jr. A ranks to secure a playoff spot.

Moving to No. 2 nationally in the weekly listings, which are compiled by an independent scouting service, are the Brooks Bandits (AJHL).

Brooks, who are approaching the 100-point plateau on the campaign, boast the best record in the 16-team Alberta Junior Hockey League at 46-5-1-1.

Up to No. 3 in the weekly listing are the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL).

They too have reached the 40-win plateau this season, having gone an OJHL-best 40-4-2-2 to date to pace the pack in their 21-club loop in southern Ontario.

Meanwhile, the Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) are slotted No. 4 in the CJHL.

At 35-5-0-0, Terrebonne still tops the table among the 13 Jr. A squads in Quebec.

Rounding out the Top 5 are the Collingwood Blues (OJHL).

A model of consistency in the OJHL, the Blues have hit the right notes for much of 2022-23 season, as their overall mark of 38-7-0-1 would indicate.

The following, listed below, is the latest CJHL Top 20 Rankings, for the period ending February 12:

CJHL TOP 20 (As of Feb. 13, 2023)

1. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (1)
2. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (3)
3. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) (4)
4. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (2)
5. Collingwood Blues (OJHL) (5)
6. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
7. Greater Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) (8)
8. Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL) (11)
9. Collège Français de Longueuil (LJHAAAQ) (9)
10. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (13)
11. Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL) (6)
12. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (10)
13. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (16)
14. Haliburton County Huskies (OJHL) (15)
15. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (12)
16. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (14)
17. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (NR)
18. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (19)
19. Navan Grads (CCHL) (20)
20. Edmundston Blizzard (HM) (MHL)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL); Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL); Blind River Beavers (NOJHL); Burlington Cougars (OJHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL).

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 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.

Photo credit: Martin Martinson / battlefords NOW

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Canadian Junior Hockey League
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