NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Kirkland Lake & Sault Ste. Marie still in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings
SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced the final edition of the Pointstreak Top 20 for 2014 Monday as the two front runners in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League were once again listed.
Both the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners and Soo Thunderbirds earned recognition once again with the Gold Miners slotted 11th in the 129-team CJHL while the Thunderbirds were tabbed 12th overall in the listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
The two clubs are tied for the most points in the NOJHL with 49 apiece with Sault Ste. Marie holding a game in hand.
Kirkland Lake sports a 24-6-0-1 record while the Soo sits at 23-4-0-3.
In terms of winning percentage the T-Birds are at .817 and the Miners .790.
The top three teams in the CJHL remain the same for yet another week as the Portage Terriers (MJHL), Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) and Penticton Vees (BCHL) were ranked first, second and third respectively.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Dec. 21:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (1)
2. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (2)
3. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
4. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (5)
5. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (4)
6. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (6)
7. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
8. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (9)
9. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (8)
10. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (10)
11. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (12)
12. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (11)
13. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (15)
14. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (13)
15. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (14)
16. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (18)
17. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (HM)
18. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (NR)
19. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (19)
20. Princeville Titan (QJHL) (20)
Honourable Mention: Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL), Nipawin Hawks (SJHL), Winkler Flyers (MJHL), Winnipeg Blues (MJHL), Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL)
Following the holiday break the Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings will return on Jan. 12, 2015.
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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