The Canadian Junior Hockey League released its latest nationwide rankings on Monday, ranking the Buffalo Jr. Sabres at #10, moving up two spots from last week.
Buffalo made its debut on the list at #11 on November 12. The list is compiled of the top 20 teams nationwide in the CJHL, which oversees ten Canadian Junior-A hockey leagues.
The Central Scouting department of the National Hockey League assisted with the rankings. After the ranking was announced, Buffalo moved to a 7-5 victory over Mississauga during which nine players had at least one point for the Jr. Sabres. Four of the team’s goals came on the power play, and goaltender Bobby Bloomfield had 24 saves in the win.
The CJHL’s top-ranked team for this week is the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits, with the MHL’s Truro Bearcats coming in second. The Jr. Sabres were the second-highest OJHL team in the rankings, behind the Trenton Golden Hawks at fifth place.
Next up for the Jr. Sabres is a Saturday evening game against the Georgetown Raiders, the first of three games in as many days. Games at Milton and Hamilton will follow.
The schedule originally had the team scheduled for four games in as many days, but the December 4 game against Toronto Lakeshore has since been rescheduled for December 18.