NOJHL’s Cubs; Eagles & Paper Kings all recognized in latest CJHL rankings

TORONTO – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced its latest Top 20 Rankings Monday and the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) remain No. 1 for another week.

Heading into the opener of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Showcase in Warman, Sask., Monday afternoon against the Weyburn Red Wings, Flin Flon sports a SJHL-best record of 14-1-1-0.

Moving to No. 2 nationally in the 122-team this week are the Collingwood Blues (OJHL).

The front-runners in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, Collingwood boasts a mark of 20-3-0-0 and are tops there in goals scored with 135, while also having only given up the fewest against, at 33.

Slotted No. 3 in the rankings, which are compiled by an independent scouting service, are the Brooks Bandits (AJHL).

The reigning Centennial Cup champions have regained solo possession of first place in the Alberta Junior Hockey League standings, having gone 20-3-0-0 to date.

On an 11-0-1-0 heater in their past dozen outings, the play of the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) sees them jump to No. 4 overall as they top the table in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Another MJHL club, in the Winkler Flyers, are right behind the Pistons at No. 5.

Winkler are 14-2-0-1 so far this season while only having allowed a MJHL-low 27 tallies on the year.

The following are the CJHL Top 20, and honourable mentions, for period concluding Nov. 12.


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

Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL); Espanola Paper Kings (NOJHL); Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL); Panthères de St-Jérôme (LHJAAAQ); West Kent Steamers (MHL).