SIJHL Ice Dogs and North Stars Climb Rankings Tower

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Toronto Patriots Dumped the Dryden Ice Dogs in Dudley Hewitt Cup action

THUNDER BAY, Ont. –  The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced its weekly Top 20 rankings Monday and two surging Superior International Junior Hockey League sides garnered national attention.

Fresh off a three-win weekend road trip, the Dryden GM Ice Dogs were slotted 11th overall while the Thunder Bay North Stars, who have gone 6-0-1-0 in their past seven outings, snagged the No. 19 slot.

Dryden and Thunder Bay are currently tied for top spot in the SIJHL standings with 30 points apiece.

The 14-3-2-0 GM Ice Dogs do hold one game in hand on the 14-4-2-0 North Stars.

Still No. 1 in the 132-team CJHL is College Français de Longueuil remains the No. 1 team in the CJHL for yet another week.

There was also no change in second and third in the listings as the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) and Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) maintain their place in the top three.

The following are the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings:

CJHL TOP 20 (As of Nov. 21, 2016)
1. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (1)
2. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (2)
3. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (3)
4. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (6)
5. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (5)
6. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (7)
7. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (8)
8. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (10)
9. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (11)
10. Whitby Fury (OJHL) (HM)
11. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (19)
12. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (NR)
13. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (14)
14. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (16)
15. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (4)
16. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (NR)
17. OCN Blizzard (MJHL) (13)
18. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (9)
19. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (15)
20. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (20)

Honourable Mention: Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL); Estevan Bruins (SJHL); Cobourg Cougars (OJHL); Arctic de St-Léonard (LHJAAAQ); Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL)


The CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the team plays, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.


The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.

The CJHL represents 132 teams and over 3,000 players and has just as many former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.

For latest CJHL news and features, visit and follow on Twitter at or @cjhlhockey.

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