CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Monday its initial Top 20 Rankings for the 2021-22 campaign.
Topping the table in the first weekly listings, which are compiled by an independent scouting service, are the Winnipeg Blues (MJHL).
They are off to a 6-0 start to begin play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Slotted second are the 2022 Centennial Cup-host Estevan Bruins. They too are unbeaten early on.
At No. 3 sits the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), who are also 6-0 to start their year.
Coming away victorious in each of their initial four match-ups has the Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL) tabbed fourth while the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) round the Top 5 in the listings.
The following is the CJHL Top 20 Rankings, as of Oct. 4:
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE)
1. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
2. Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
3. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
4. Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL)
5. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
6. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
7. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
8. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
9. Pickering Panthers (OJHL)
10. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
11. Oakville Blades (OJHL)
12. South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL)
13. Fredericton Red Wings (MHL)
14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
15. Timmins Rock (NOJHL)
16. Condors Beauce-Appalaches (LHJAAAQ)
17. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
18. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
19. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL)
20. Cornwall Colts (CCHL)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL), Drumheller Dragons (AJHL); Nipawin Hawks (SJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); Panthères de St-Jérôme (LHJAAAQ).
ABOUT THE RANKINGS: The weekly CJHL Top 20 Rankings are compiled during the seasons by an independent scouting service and are determined using a variety of factors during the process.