NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
Pair of NOJHL clubs remain in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings
SUDBURY – Two surging Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League squads continue to be listed among the top sides in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak Top 20 rankings, which were announced Monday.
Despite having won 12 consecutive games, the Soo Thunderbirds, actually dropped two places in the weekly tabulations slipping from eighth to 10th in the rankings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Meanwhile the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners, winners of seven consecutive contests, jumped three slots to No. 12 in the nation.
Sault Ste. Marie and Kirkland Lake currently share first place in the overall league standings with 28 points each. The 14-2 Thunderbirds also hold one game in hand on the 14-3 Gold Miners.
The hottest side in the 129-team CJHL in the Penticton Vees (BCHL) have won 13 consecutive contests and have surpassed the Portage Terriers (MJHL) for top spot in the overall rankings.
The 2015 RBC Cup host Terriers, who are 18-1-1, are now No. 2 in the CJHL while the 22-4 Carleton Place Canadians stay at No. 3 for another week.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Nov. 2:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (2)
2. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (1)
3. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (3)
4. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (6)
5. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (11)
6. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (5)
7. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (10)
8. Cougars de Sherbrooke (LHJQ) (9)
9. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (7)
10. Soo Thunderbirds (NOHL) (8)
11. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (18)
12. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (15)
13. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (13)
14. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (12)
15. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (19)
16. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (NR)
17. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (18)
18. Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL) (HM)
19. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (HM)
20. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL), Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Drumheller Dragons (AJHL), Okotoks Oilers (AJHL)
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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