4 NOJHL sides recognized in latest CJHL rankings

TORONTO – The Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) have entered February still No. 1 in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, announced Monday.

Battlefords has played .900 hockey so far this season in Saskatchewan while sporting a solid 39-3-2-1 record under head coach and general manager Braydon Klimosko.

Remaining No. 2 nationally are the Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ).

They continue to top the table in Quebec with a mark of 33-4-0-0.

Moving to No. 3 in the 118-team CJHL in the weekly listings, which are compiled by an independent scouting service, are the Brooks Bandits (AJHL).

The reigning Centennial Cup champions have gone 44-5-1-1 to date and have a 10-point cushion in the quest for the AJHL’s regular season title.

Then there are the OJHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Collingwood Blues who are slotted No. 4 and No. 5 respectively this week.

Toronto has a record of 37-4-1-2 while Collingwood is right behind them at 37-6-0-1 overall.

Listed below are the current CJHL Top 20 for the period ending February 5:

CJHL TOP 20 (As of Feb. 6, 2023)

1. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (1)
2. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (2)
3. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (4)
4. Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL) (3)
5. Collingwood Blues (OJHL) (5)
6. Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL) (8)
7. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
8. Greater Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) (6)
9. Collège Français de Longueuil (LJHAAAQ) (15)
10. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (9)
11. Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL) (11)
12. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (16)
13. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (10)
14. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (13)
15. Haliburton County Huskies (OJHL) (12)
16. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (14)
17. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (NR)
18. Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL) (17)
19. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (18)
20. Navan Grads (CCHL) (HM)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL); Blind River Beavers (NOJHL); Cobourg Cougars (OJHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL); Edmundston Blizzard. (MHL)