Files from the OJHL and the CJHL – Photo by: Ray MacAloney – OJHL Images

TORONTO – The soaring Winkler Flyers (MJHL) enter a new week still No. 1 in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings, released Monday.

Heading into a Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Showcase matinee in Winnipeg, Monday afternoon versus the Neepawa Titans, Winkler sits with an 8-0-0-0 record, having only allowed a MJHL-low 10 goals-against.

Hitting all the right notes of late, the Collingwood Blues (OJHL) have moved to No. 2 nationally in the 122-team CJHL.

The front-runners in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) have won nine consecutive contests and sport an overall mark of 15-1-0-0.

The OJHL’s Milton Menace (12-3-1-0) have jumped into the Top 20 at No. 13. The Markham Royals (11-2-2-1) have moved up one place to No. 16.

The OJHL’s Trenton Golden Hawks (12-4-0-0) received Honourable Mention.

Another surging side, the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), are slotted No. 3 in rankings, which are compiled by an independent scouting service.

Mike Reagan’s squad is riding a 10-game winning streak and are 11-0-1-0 to date.

At No. 4 this week is another Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) club, the Humboldt Broncos.

The Broncos are playing .900 hockey so far this season, boasting a record of 8-0-1-1.

Rounding out the Top 5 in the latest CJHL listings are the Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL).

They top the table in the 12-team Central Canada Hockey League at 12-1-0-1, while having scored a CCHL-best 55 goals.

The following are the CJHL Top 20 Rankings, and honourable mentions, for the period concluding October 22.


1. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (1)
2. Collingwood Blues (OJHL) (4)
3. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (6)
4. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (3)
5. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (2)
6. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (5)
7. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL (9)
8. Miramichi Timberwolves (MHL) (8)
9. Blackfalds Bulldogs (AJHL) (18)
10. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (HM)
11. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (7)
12. Dauphin Kings (MJHL) (14)
13. Milton Menace (OJHL) (HM)  
14. Sioux Lookout Bombers (SIJHL) (15)
15. Soo Eagles (NOJHL) (19)
16. Markham Royals (OJHL) (17)
17. Panthères de St-Jérôme (LHJAAAQ) (10)
18. L’Everest de la Côte-Sud (LHJAAAQ) (13)
19. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (NR)
20. Cornwall Colts (CCHL) (16)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Summerside Western Capitals; Melville Millionaires (SJHL); Trenton Golden Hawks; West Kent Steamers; Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL)

ABOUT THE RANKINGS: The CJHL Top 20 Rankings are compiled during the course of the regular season by an independent scouting service and are determined using a variety of factors during the process.

ABOUT THE CJHL: The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 122 teams and well over 2,500 players. There are also 3,000-plus CJHL alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, U SPORTS and CHL levels across North America as well as leagues across Europe. For the latest CJHL news and features, visit and follow-on social media at @cjhlhockey &