CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday its Top 20 Rankings for the period wrapping up Oct. 2, and for a second straight week, the Collingwood Blues (OJHL) maintain their place at No. 1 nationally.
Collingwood remains red-hot, as they’ve come away victorious in each of their first nine games to commence the Ontario Junior Hockey League slate.
Another surging side, the Steinbach Pistons, stay at No. 2 in the 118-team CJHL as the Manitoba Junior Hockey League front-runners are a perfect 7-0-0-0, early in the campaign.
There is no change at No. 3 in the country as well, as the Princeville Titan of the Quebec AAA Junior Hockey League are rolling right along with eight triumphs, in as many outings.
Making the move to No. 4 are the Battlefords North Stars. The leaders in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League have also yet to taste defeat, sitting at 7-0-0-0, while having only allowed 12 goals-against in that span.
Right behind Battlefords at No. 5 is fellow SJHL-squad, the Humboldt Broncos, who are spotless to date at 8-0-0-0. They posted back-to-back-to-back narrow decisions Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including a pair of overtime wins.
The following are the CJHL Top 20 Rankings, as well as the five Honourable Mention clubs, for the period ending Oct. 2:
CJHL TOP 20 (As of Oct. 3, 2022)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Collingwood Blues (OJHL) (1)
2. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (2)
3. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (3)
4. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (5)
5. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (7)
6. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (11)
7. Navan Grads (CCHL) (6)
8. Milton Menace (OJHL) (10)
9. Miramichi Timberwolves (MHL) (12)
10. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) (15)
11. Collège Français de Longueuil (NR)
12. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (HM)
13. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (NR)
14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (NR)
15. Blind River Beavers (NOJHL) (18)
16. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (17)
17. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (8)
18. Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) (9)
19. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (13)
20. Rockland Nationals (CCHL) (NR)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL); Greater Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL); Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL); Haliburton County Huskies (OJHL); Cobourg Cougars (OJHL).
Photo credit: Timothy Bates / OJHL Images