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NOJHL earns 3 mentions in latest CJHL rankings

CALGARY, Alta. – As the second month of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s season nears a close, we have a new No. 1 in the CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings.

Moving up a notch to No. 1 across the country this week is the Brockville Braves (CCHL) who boast an impressive .882 winning percentage and a 15-2 record.

Also making a jump this week is the Oakville Blades (OJHL), who move to No. 2 nationally having gone 15-1-1-1 overall heading into their next three games being played on the road.

The 2019 Canadian Jr. A Championship-host Brooks Bandits (AJHL) dip to No. 3 in the CJHL, but are a solid 14-2-0.

Rounding out the Top 5 are the Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (10-1-1-0) at No. 4 and the No. 5 North York Rangers (OJHL) (17-1-0-3), with both of those clubs only having one loss in regulation apiece to date.

The weekly CJHL listings are compiled by an independent scouting service which uses a variety of factors to determine the rankings.

CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Oct. 29)
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (2)
2. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (4)
3. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
4. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (3)
5. North York Rangers (OJHL) (6)
6. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (8)
7. Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) (20)
8. Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) (5)
9. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (10)
10. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (9)
11. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (HM)
12. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (18)
13. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (14)
14. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (16)
15. Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) (NR)
16. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (19)
17. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (11)
18. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (7)
19. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (12)
20. Coquitlam Express (BCHL) (HM)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL); Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL); Nipawin Hawks (SJHL); Timmins Rock (NOJHL); Cobourg Cougars (OJHL)