Monday, 29 October 2012

CJHL Weekly Rankings

CJHL Weekly Top 10:

The Grizzlies continue to be a fixture in the national CJHL rankings as this week we are up to number 10.
I personally, don't put a lot of stock in these rankings to be honest as the leagues in the West of the country are widely regarded to be a better standard than the leagues east of Manitoba.
The Grizzlies are 10th on this list, but, I'd put them closer to third behind Brooks and Penticton. A little arrogant on my part being a BCHL and a Grizzlies fan,but, those have been my observations over the years.
However, that's to take nothing away from the teams who have made this list and an idea of the inform clubs and ones to watch so far in the 2012/13 season.

Information from the BCHL website:
The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting announced today its Weekly Top 20 rankings for the week of October 29th. Last week’s rankings and the leagues in which the teams belong to are in parenthesis.
The CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, October 29th

1. (1) Brooks Bandits(AJHL)
2. (2) Truro Bearcats(MHL)
3. (3) Trenton Golden Hawks(OJHL)
4. (7) Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
5. (4) OCN Blizzard(MJHL)
6. (5) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
7. (10) Flin Flon Bombers(SJHL)
8. (6) Yorkton Terriers(SJHL)
9. (9) Minnesota Wilderness(SIJHL)
10. (12) Victoria Grizzlies(BCHL)
11. (13) Soo Thunderbirds(NOJHL)
12. (15) Winnipeg Blues(MJHL)
13. (14) Newmarket Hurricanes(OJHL)
14. (NR) Whitecourt Wolverines(AJHL)
15. (HM) Summerside Western Capitals(MHL)
16. (11) Spruce Grove Saints(AJHL)
17. (19) St. Michael’s Buzzers(OJHL)
18. (17) Saint Jerome Pantheres(LHJAAAQ)
19. (18) Smiths Falls Bears(CCHL)
20. (NR) Prince George Spruce Kings(BCHL)

Honourable Mention goes to the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL), Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Nepean Raiders (CCHL), Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL).

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.

The CJHL is an amalgamation of ten Junior A hockey leagues from across Canada. More information on the CJHL can be found by clicking on the league website.

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