CALGARY, Alta. – Now into their second month atop the table, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) are once again slotted No. 1 overall in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, announced Monday.
Having gone 26-1-1-0 to start the season, Brooks boasts the top winning percentage in the CJHL to date at .946 and are starting to put some distance, points-wise, between themselves and the other elite clubs in the 16-team Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Holding firm at No. 2 in the weekly listings, which are provided by an independent scouting service, are the Maritime Junior Hockey League’s Summerside Western Capitals.
The 2022 Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Jr. A Championship hosts sport an 18-2-0-1 mark on the year.
Moving up a notch to No. 3 nationally are the Panthères de St-Jérôme (LHJAAAQ).
They are 20-3-0-1 in the 12-team Jr. A loop in Quebec and are a steadfast 9-1 in their previous 10 outings.
Three other AJHL sides also crack the Top 20, including the Spruce Grove Saints, at No. 4 nationally.
The Saints are a solid 23-4-2-0 to date and are play .828 hockey.
Remaining No. 5 in the rankings are the Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL).
Kyle Makaric’s squad went 7-1-1-1 in November and sport an overall mark of 18-3-1-1 to lead the way among the 12 clubs in the Central Canada Hockey League.
The following are the CJHL Top 20 Rankings, as well as Honourable Mentions, as of November 29:
CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS (As of Nov. 29)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (Previous ranking)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (2)
3. Panthères de St-Jérôme (LHJAAAQ) (4)
4. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (3)
5. Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL) (5)
6. Dauphin Kings (MJHL) (8)
7. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (6)
8. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (10)
9. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (7)
10. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (11)
11. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (9)
12. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (15)
13. Estevan Bruins (SJHL) (14)
14. Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) (20)
15. Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) (18)
16. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (12)
17. Burlington Cougars (OJHL) (NR)
18. Soo Eagles (NOJHL) (HM)
19. Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL) (NR)
20. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (HM)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Battlefords North Stars (SJHL); Winnipeg Blues (MJHL); Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); Pickering Panthers (OJHL).