NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Status quo for NOJHL clubs in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings
SUDBURY – The front runners in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League standings have held their placing for another week in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak Top 20 rankings, which were announced Monday.
The defending NOJHL champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners were tabbed 12th in the 129-team CJHL while the Soo Thunderbirds were once again listed right behind them in 13th spot in the rankings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Both clubs sit tied for top spot in the NOJHL overall standings with 62 points apiece, but Sault Ste. Marie does hold one game in hand on Kirkland Lake.
In terms of winning percentage the Thunderbirds boast the fifth-best mark in the CJHL at the moment at .816 while the Gold Miners are tied for ninth overall in this category at .795.
The Miners are 29-6-2-2 on the season while the T-Birds have gone 28-4-1-5.
Rolling right along as the No. 1 team in the CJHL is the red-hot Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League as their 45-2-2 record and .939 winning percentage would indicate.
A pair of Alberta Junior Hockey League squads round out the top three this week with the Spruce Grove Saints and Camrose Kodiaks sitting second and third respectively.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Jan. 25:
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. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (8)
8. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (7)
9. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (8)
10. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (11)
11. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (10)
12. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (12)
13. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (13)
14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (14)
15. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (15)
16. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (16)
17. Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) (18)
18. Vernon Vipers (BCHL) (17)
19. Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) (19)
20. Sherbrooke Cougars (QJHL) (HM)
Honourable Mention: Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL), Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), Cobourg Cougars (OJHL), College Francais de Longueuil (QJHL), Dieppe Commandos (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.
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