11/24/2014, 1:00pm EST By NOJHL Communications
NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Thunderbirds 9th, Gold Miners 14th in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings
SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced its Pointstreak Top 20 weekly rankings Monday and the Soo Thunderbirds and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners once again both garnered recognition.
Surging Sault Ste. Marie currently holds a one point lead on Kirkland Lake in the overall NOJHL standings.
The Thunderbirds top the league’s West Division with a 18-2-0-2 record and 38 points while also holding one game in hand on the Gold Miners, who sit with 37 points and lead the NOJHL East with a 18-4-0-1 mark.
There was no change in the top three clubs in the CJHL this week.
The 2015 RBC Cup host Portage Terriers (MJHL) remain the No. 1 team, followed by the Carleton Place Canadian (CCHL) and Penticton Vees (BCHL), who sit second and third respectively.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Nov. 23:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (1)
2. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (2)
3. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
4. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (4)
5. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (8)
6. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (9)
7. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
8. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
9. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (13)
10. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (18)
11. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (HM)
12. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (6)
13. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (10)
14. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (12)
15. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (17)
16. Princeville Titan (QJHL) (HM)
17. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (20)
18. Miramichi Timberwolves (MHL) (16)
19. Sherbrooke Cougars (QJHL) (14)
20. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL), Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL), Okotoks Oilers (AJHL), Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
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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