CALGARY, Alta. – The surging Brooks Bandits (AJHL) wrap up the 2019 version of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 Rankings in a familiar spot, tabbed No. 1 nationally.
Brooks has won 11 consecutive contests and boasts an impressive 35-1-1 record so far this season to top the listings, which are compiled by an independent scouting source.
Another AJHL side, in the Sherwood Park Crusaders, have reeled off seven straight triumphs to earn the No. 2 nod in the 131-team CJHL, having gone 32-3-0 to date in 2019-20.
Staying at No. 3 are the Coquitlam Express (BCHL) who top the table in British Columbia with a 35-5-0-0 mark.
Back for another week at No. 4 are the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL). CPC enters the holiday break at 32-5-3-2.
Moving up to No. 5 are the Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) as they presently pace the standings in northern Ontario with a 28-6-0-0 record.
The initial CJHL Top 20 Rankings for 2020 will be released on Monday, Jan. 13.
2019–20 CJHL Top 20 Rankings
As of Dec. 23
RK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (2)
3. Coquitlam Express (BCHL) (3)
4. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (4)
5. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (7)
6. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (9)
7. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (6)
8. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (12)
9. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (5)
10. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (8)
11. Braves de Valleyfield (LHJAAAQ) (11)
12. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (13)
13. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (18)
14. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (14)
15. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (HM)
16. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (10)
17. Wellington Dukes (OJHL) (17)
18. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (15)
19. Blind River Beavers (NOJHL) (HM)
20. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (20)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Penticton Vees (BCHL); Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL); Burlington Cougars (OJHL); Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL); Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ)