(Amherst, NY) – The Buffalo Junior Sabres’ successful start to the 2012-13 Ontario Junior Hockey League season has earned them an “Honourable Mention” by the Canadian Junior Hockey League in its weekly Top 20 Ranking, released today, October 1, 2012.
The CJHL, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is an organization that oversees ten Canadian junior leagues including the OJHL. The CJHL’s role includes development of consistent rules and disciplines and determining a Canadian Junior-A national champion.
Only four OJHL teams appear in the latest ranking. The Newmarket Hurricanes, which ranked #5 in the first ranking of the season, leads all OJHL teams this week at #14. The Oakville Blades, ranked #20 in the first poll, climb to #15 this week while the Georgetown Raiders debut at #19.
The Jr. Sabres were among five teams given “Honourable Mentions” in this week’s poll.
As described by the CHJL’s website, weekly rankings are determined based upon factors including the league in which the teams play, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, just to name a few criteria.
The CJHL’s ranking is compiled in conjunction with National Hockey League Central Scouting. You can read the CJHL’s weekly rankings in detail by following this link.