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Wilderness move to No. 2 in CJHL rankings

12/10/2012, 2:15am CST
By SIJHL/CJHL/NHL Central Scouting

Media Update

For Immediate Release: Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Wilderness move to No. 2 in CJHL rankings

Winners of 11 games in succession, the Minnesota Wilderness remain one of the hottest clubs in the Canadian Junior Hockey League and have been recognized as such for their on-ice efforts.

As leaders of the Superior International Junior Hockey League with a 23-3 record, while going 16-1 in their past 17 outings, the Wilderness have moved up one notch and are now rated No. 2 overall in CJHL Top 20 this week in rankings compiled in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting.

As two-time defending champions in the SIJHL under head coach and general manager Rod Aldoff, the Wilderness have gone 112-15-9-2 all-time since joining the league to begin the 2010-11 season.

Only the red-hot Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League are rated higher than the Wilderness as they presently have the best record in the entire 128-team CJHL at 30-1 and sit No. 1 for another week.

Rounding out the top five are the Truro Bearcats (MHL), Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) and the OCN Blizzard (MJHL) who are ranked third, fourth and fifth respectively.

The following are the CJHL Top 20 as of Dec. 10 listing the overall ranking, their listing last week, the team as well as the league they are a member of.

1. (1) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. (3) Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
3. (2) Truro Bearcats (MHL)
4. (4) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
5. (6) OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
6. (12) Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
7. (5) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
8. (10) Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL) 
9. (14) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
10.(9) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
11.(15) Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
12.(7) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
13.(11) Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
14.(13) Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL)
15.(16) Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
16.(HM) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
17.(8) Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)
18.(NR) Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL)
19.(18) Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
20.(20) Saint Jerome Pantheres (LHJAAAQ)
Honourable Mention: North Bay Trappers (NOJHL), Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL), Winnipeg Blues (MJHL), St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL), Georgetown Raiders. (OJHL)

The CJHL is an amalgamation of 10 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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