Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Mustangs and North Stars crack CJHL Top 10

By Dave Leaderhouse

The Melfort Mustangs are now ranked second in the entire Canadian Junior Hockey League after blasting out of the starting gate with eight straight wins. The Mustangs trail just the perennial leaders from BC, the Penticton Vees.

Also climbing into the Top 10 are the defending league champion Battlefords North Stars. Despite having played just six games early in the season, the North Stars have yet to lose in regulation time and as a result have moved from 19th overall in the initial standings to their present position of No. 8.

CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Oct. 2/17)

1. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
2. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (3)
3. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (4)
4. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (10)
5. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (17)
6. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (16)
7. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (NR)
8. Battlefords North Stars  (SJHL) (19)
9. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (7)
10. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (HM)
11. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (2)
12. Vernon Vipers (BCHL) (NR)
13. Truro Bearcats (MHL) (NR)
14. Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL) (13)
15. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (18)
16. Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) (NR)
17. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
18. Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL) (6)
19. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (20)
20. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (9)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Powell River Kings (BCHL); Portage Terriers (MJHL); Toronto Patriots  (OJHL);, Wellington Dukes (OJHL); Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL)

ABOUT THE CJHL RANKINGS: They are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.

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