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Jr. Sabres Earn "Honourable Mention" by Canadian Junior Hockey Body
Jr. Sabres Earn "Honourable Mention" by Canadian Junior Hockey Body

(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 and goals-for versus goals-against ratio. 

The CJHL's ranking is compiled in conjunction with National Hockey League Central Scouting. You can read the CJHL's weekly rankings in full at www.cjhlhockey.com.

For more information about the Jr. Sabres, visit the team’s official website at www.buffalojuniorsabres.com.  The team can also be followed on Facebook (Buffalo Jr. Sabres Official) and Twitter (BuffaloJrSabres).

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Since 1975, the Buffalo Junior Sabres organization has developed hundreds of elite players, ages 16 to 20 years old, for consideration by higher-level hockey programs, most notably NCAA college hockey.  The team’s 2011-12 roster produced five NCAA college hockey players.  The Jr. Sabres, which also operated as the Niagara Scenics and Buffalo Lightning in its history, has also served as a stepping stone for current NHL players Ryan Callahan, Brian Gionta and Lee Stempniak, as well as former NHL players including Kevyn Adams, Todd Marchant, Aaron Miller and Jeff Farkas. 

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