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Thunderbirds, Gold Miners remain in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Thunderbirds, Gold Miners remain in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings

SUDBURY – A pair of Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs once again were touted in the latest edition of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Pointstreak Top 20 weekly rankings announced today.

Both the Soo Thunderbirds and Kirkland Lake Gold Miners earned honours in the listings, which are compiled each week in conjunction with International Scouting Services.

Sault Ste. Marie was tabbed 11th in the country while Kirkland Lake was slotted in 12th in the rankings among the 129-team CJHL.

The Thunderbirds boast the best winning percentage in the NOJHL at .796 having picked up 43 points in 27 games played on a 20-4-0-3 overall record.

As for the Gold Miners they sport a .776 win mark having gone 22-6-0-1 in 29 outings and registering 45 points.

There was no change this week in the rankings for the top three teams in the CJHL as the Portage Terriers (MJHL), Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) and Penticton Vees (BCHL) remain first, second and third respectively.

The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Dec. 14:

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

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

13. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (14)
14. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (13)
15. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (15)
16. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (16)
17. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) (17)
18. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (HM)
19. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (18)
20. Princeville Titan (QJHL) (19)              

Honourable Mention: Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL), Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL), Cornwall Colts (CCHL), 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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