NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Gold Miners 12th, Thunderbirds 13th in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings
SUDBURY – The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak Top 20 rankings released Monday has the top two teams in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League listed back-to-back among the top teams in the country.
The Gold Miners were slotted 12th nationally while the Soo Thunderbirds were tabbed right after them in 13th spot in the rankings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Kirkland Lake and Sault Ste. Marie are in a battle for top spot overall in the NOJHL standings with just one point separating the two sides.
The 17-3-0-1 Gold Miners have a slim lead on the 16-2-0-2 Thunderbirds, who do however hold one game in hand.
The 2015 RBC Cup host Portage Terriers (MJHL) have moved back into the No. 1 ranking in the CJHL.
Rounding out the top three are the Carleton Place Canadian (CCHL) and Penticton Vees (BCHL).
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Nov. 16:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (2)
2. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (1)
3. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
4. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (7)
5. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (4)
6. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (5)
7. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (6)
8. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (8)
9. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (9)
10. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (11)
11. Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) (17)
12. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (12)
13. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (10)
14. Sherbrooke Cougars (QJHL) (16)
15. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) (19)
16. Miramichi Timberwolves (MHL) (NR)
17. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (18)
18. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (20)
19. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (NR)
20. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Battleford North Stars (SJHL), Winkler Flyers (MJHL), Cobourg Cougars (OJHL), Georgetown Raiders (OJHL), Princeville Titan (QJHL)
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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