CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Wednesday its preseason rankings, heading into the 2022-23 campaign.
Topping the list are the defending Centennial Cup champions, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL).
Slotted No. 2 are the Collingwood Blues (OJHL), who have reeled off a 6-0-0-1 record in exhibition action to date.
Tabbed third is another Alberta Junior Hockey League side, the Spruce Grove Saints.
The defending Maritime Hockey League title holders, the Summerside Western Capitals, come in at No. 4, while the Haliburton Huskies (OJHL) round out the Top 5.
The initial CJHL Top 20 Rankings for the season will be announced on Monday, September 26.
The following are the CJHL preseason rankings, as well as the five Honourable Mention clubs:
CJHL PRESEASON RANKINGS
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. Collingwood Blues (OJHL)
3. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
4. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
5. Haliburton Huskies (OJHL)
6. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
7. Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL)
8. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
9. Oakville Blades (OJHL)
10. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
11. Portage Terriers (MJHL)
12. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL)
13. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
14. Amherst Ramblers (MHL)
15. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
16. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ)
17. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
18. Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
19. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
20. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Drumheller Dragons (AJHL); Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL); Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL); Milton Menace (OJHL); Campbellton Tigers (MHL).
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