Slowly falling…that's what has been happening to the Grande Prairie Storm in the Canada-wide rankings of Junior A hockey squads. A mediocre week, which saw the Storm go 1-1, has slid the Storm down from 17th to 18th in the cross country rankings.
The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) came out with its Weekly Top 20 rankings for the week of December 17th. Last week's rankings and the leagues in which the teams belong to are in parenthesis.
The CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, December 17th:
1. (1) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. (2) Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
3. (4) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
4. (6) Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
5. (14) Yarmouth Jr. 'A' Mariners (MHL)
6. (3) Truro Bearcats (MHL)
7. (8) Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL)
8. (11) Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
9. (9) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
10. (5) OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
11. (10) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
12. (12) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
13. (13) Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
14. (16) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
15. (15) Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
16. (18) Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL)
17. (19) Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
18. (17) Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)
19. (HM) St. Michael's Buzzers (OJHL)
20. (NR) College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ)
Honourable Mention goes to the Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), North Bay Trappers (NOJHL), Oakville Blades (OJHL), Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Amherst Ramblers (MHL).
The Top 20 Weekly CJHL Rankings will return Monday, January 7, 2013.