Pistons, Flyers, Oil Capitals, Blizzard named to CJHL Top 20

TORONTO – Maintaining their place atop the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 Rankings – Fuelled by Gatorade, for another week are the Collingwood Blues of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The OJHL regular season title winners led all teams there with 99 points and a record of 49-6-0-1.

Tabbed No. 2 in the listings, announced Monday, are the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL).

Leading the way in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Flin Flon boasts a winning percentage of .853, having gone 42-6-2-1 to date.

At No. 3 are the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL).

As the front-runners in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, the Pistons sport a 43-7-3-0 mark on the campaign, along with a win-mark of .840.

Another MJHL side, in the Winkler Flyers, are slotted No. 4 in the rankings, which are compiled through an independent scouting service.

Winkler has gone 38-8-2-3 overall with seven games left on their slate before the playoffs, including a match-up at home Wednesday versus Steinbach.

The Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) round out the Top 5 this week.

Billy McGuigan’s club are a crisp 36-5-3-6 so far in 2023-24 in the Maritime Hockey League, having won seven straight and going 9-0-0-2 since February 1st.

The following are the CJHL Top 20, and honourable mentions – Fuelled by Gatorade, for period concluding March 3.


1. Collingwood Blues (OJHL) (1)
2. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (3)
3. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (2)
4. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (4)
5. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (10)
6. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
7. Navan Grads (CCHL) (7)
8. Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL) (8)
9. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (12)
10. Milton Menace (OJHL) (9)
11. Blind River Beavers (NOJHL) (11)
12. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (HM)
13. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (6)
14. Greater Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) (15)
15. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (18)
16. Kam River Fighting Walleye (SIJHL) (19)
17. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (HM)
18. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (13)
19. Condors du Cégep Beauce-Appalaches (LHJAAAQ) (16)
20. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (20)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Calgary Canucks (AJHL); Humboldt Broncos (SJHL); OCN Blizzard (MJHL); Timmins Rock (NOJHL); Everest de la Côte-du-Sud (LHJAAAQ)