Powell River rising in national rankings

Three BCHL teams make the CJHL's top 20 list this week, with Powell River at the top and the Penticton Vees notably absent.

The Powell River Kings have rocketed up the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings, slotting in at No. 8. That’s up six spots from last week, even though the Kings (29-10-2-2) suffered a 2-1 upset loss on the road against Cowichan Valley (17-26-1-1) Sunday afternoon.

Powell River’s Island division rival, the Victoria Grizzlies (28-11-3-2), drop two spots from No. 8 to No. 10.

After earning honourable mention status last week, the Langley Rivermen (28-12-1-5) climb into the top 20, locking down the 18th spot.

Notably absent from the list is Penticton. The mighty Vees (27-11-2-4) have lost three in a row to West Kelowna (2-1), Merritt (2-1) and Salmon Arm (3-2 in overtime). Their .682 win percentage is still second best in the league behind the Kings (.721).

The CJHL rankings encompass the 10 junior A leagues across Canada, taking into account strength of schedule, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio and several other factors.

Get the full rankings at cjhlhockey.com

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