THUNDER BAY – Sports – The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings are out and Minnesota Wilderness of the Superior International Junior Hockey League have moved two notches this week coming in at No. 7 overall.
Sitting in first place in the SIJHL standings with a 16-3 record overall, the Wilderness remain one of the hottest clubs across the 128-team CJHL having won four in a row while going 9-1 in their past 10.
Continuing as the No. 1 team in the CJHL once again this week are the Brooks Bandits of Alberta, who have yet to taste defeat this season currently sitting with a perfect 18-0 record.
At 15-0-1 the Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Hockey League remain second ranked nationally while the Saskatchewan Jr. Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers of the come in at No. 3.
The CJHL Top 20 (As of Nov. 5)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. Truro Bearcats (MHL)
3. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
4. Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
5. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
6. Penticton Vees (BCHL)
7. Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
8. Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
9. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
10. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
11. OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
12. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
13. Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
14. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL)
15. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
16. Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
17. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
18. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
19. Saint Jerome Pantheres (LHJAAAQ)
20. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Honourable Mention: North Bay Trappers (NOJHL), Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL), Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL) and the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL).
The weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the teams play, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.
Filed by SIJHL Communications