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Gold Miners 12th, Thunderbirds 13th in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings

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NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Gold Miners 12th, Thunderbirds 13th in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings

SUDBURY – The top two teams in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League standings have once again been tabbed in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak Top 20 rankings, released Monday.

Coming in at No. 12 in the 129-team CJHL is the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners while the Soo Thunderbirds were slotted 13th in the weekly listings that are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.

Kirkland Lake currently tops the NOJHL East with 58 points on a 28-6-0-2 record while Sault Ste. Marie leads the way in the NOJHL West and the overall league standings with 59 points. The T-Birds boast a 27-4-0-5 mark on the campaign.

Western Canada dominates the top three in the CJHL this week led by the RBC Cup host Portage Terriers, as the Manitoba Junior Hockey League leaders maintained their grasp on No. 1 overall.

A pair of Alberta Junior Hockey League clubs, in the Spruce Grove Saints and Camrose Kodiaks, are next ranked second and third overall respectively.

The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Jan. 18:

POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)

1. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (1)
2. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (2)
3. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (5)
4. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
5. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (4)
6. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (6)
7. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (16)
8. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (6)
9. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (8)
10. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (10)
11. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (12)
12. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (11)
13. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (13)

14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (14)
15. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (9)
16. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (17)
17. Vernon Vipers (BCHL) (19)
18. Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) (15)
19. Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) (HM)
20. Longueuil College Francais (QJHL) (NR)              

Honourable Mention: Merritt Centennials (BCHL), Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), Cobourg Cougars (OJHL), Sherbrooke Cougars (QJHL), Pictou County Weeks Crushers (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.  

For latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey.

 

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