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Carleton Place #1 and OJS #5 in CJHL Rankings

Ottawa, Ont – The Central Canada Hockey League is pleased to mention that the Carleton Place Canadians and Ottawa Junior Senators still rank among the top 10 in the weekly CJHL rankings.

The Carleton Place Canadians ranked number one in the country for the third consecutive week. They finished the week with a 1-0-1 record, losing to Brockville in a shootout (4-3) and beating Smiths Falls 10-2 on Sunday. They are currently number one in the CCHL with a 30-2-3 record.

“I’m happy for the 22 players who out the work in everyday on and off the ice” said Carleton Place head coach Clarke.  The recognition is great for our franchise and community but we understand it’s only recognition, it’s not the hardware”.

The Canadians have also not lost in regulation since September 29th against Hawkesbury (2-1L). During that time, CP is 21-0-2 with shootout loses to Nepean and Brockville.

The Ottawa Junior Senators jumped from number seven in the CJHL rankings to number 5 in the country this week. Ottawa has currently won ten straight games and were 2-0 last week with wins against Nepean (3-1W) and Rockland (1-0) on Sunday.

“It’s always fun to be ranked nationally and be recognized throughout the country, but at the same time, we understand that these rankings don’t mean much” said Ottawa head coach, Martin Dagenais. Our focus is to improve as a team. We won’t be completely satisfied with our players until they compete the same way every single night. Right now, they’re not, and it’s our job as a coaching staff to make sure they do” said Dagenais.

The Canadians and Junior Senators will meet on January 6th in Ottawa. Until that date, Carleton place has seven games to play while Ottawa has six games to play.

Full list below.

CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Dec.4/17)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)

1. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (1)
2. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (2)
3. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (4)
4. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (3)
5. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (7)
6. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (9)
7. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (5)
8. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (8)
9. Battlefords North Stars  (SJHL) (6)
10. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (11)
11. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (15)
12. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (HM)
13. Wellington Dukes (OJHL) (HM)
14. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (16)
15. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (14)
16. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (HM)
17. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (20)
18. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (13)
19. Vernon Vipers (BCHL (18)
20. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (HM)

Honourable Mention: Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL); Winkler Flyers (MJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL); South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL)