NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Kirkland Lake 11th, Soo 13th in initial Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings of 2015
SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced its initial version of the Pointstreak Top 20 rankings for 2015 Monday and the top two clubs in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League held their place among the country’s elite.
The listings, produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services, tabbed the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 11th in the CJHL and the Soo Thunderbirds 13th.
Kirkland Lake and Sault Ste. Marie sit tied for top spot in the overall NOJHL standings with 56 points apiece, with the Thunderbirds holding one game in hand on the Gold Miners.
Sporting a 27-6-0-2 record the Miners have a winning percentage of .800 while the 26-4-0-4 T-Birds boast a league-best .824 win mark.
The 2015 RBC Cup host Portage Terriers (MJHL) remain the No. 1 team in the CJHL in the rankings.
Jumping up to second nationally is the Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) while the Penticton Vees (BCHL) round out the top three.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Jan. 11:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (1)
2. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
3. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
4. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (5)
5. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (2)
6. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (8)
7. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (6)
8. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (4)
9. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (14)
10. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (10)
11. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (11)
12. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (15)
13. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (12)
14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (9)
15. Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) (HM)
16. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (HM)
17. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (13)
18. Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL) (HM)
19. Vernon Vipers (BCHL) (NR)
20. Princeville Titan (QJHL) (20)
Honourable Mention: Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), Cobourg Cougars (OJHL), Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL), Sherbrooke Cougars (QJHL), Dieppe Commados (MHL)
ABOUT THE POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings, in conjunction with International Scouting Services (ISS), are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the team plays, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.
ABOUT THE CJHL
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.
The CJHL represents 129 teams and nearly 3,000 players and has just as many former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.
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