Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay stay in CJHL Top 20



For Immediate Release: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay stay in CJHL Top 20

SUDBURY — The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings released Monday see the Soo Thunderbirds and North Bay Trappers once again representing the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

In the weekly listing provided by the CJHL, in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, you’ll find the Thunderbirds tabbed in 15th spot while the Trappers come in at No. 18 overall.

Sault Ste. Marie tops the NOJHL standings with 60 points and a 27-8-3-3 overall record.

North Bay sits just two points back with 58 while also holding three games in hand. Their overall mark stands at 26-6-3-3.

With the games discrepancy the Trappers boast a league-best .763 winning percentage with the T-Birds close behind at .732.

There was no change once again among the top three clubs in the CJHL rankings again this week with the Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL) and Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) coming in at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.

The following are the CJHL Top 20 teams, as of Feb. 11, listing their overall ranking, their position last week, as well as the league they are a member of.

1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL) (2)
3. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (3)
4. Dauphin Kings (MJHL) (6)
5. Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)(8)
6. Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) (4)
7. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (7)
8. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
9. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (10)
10. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) (12)
11. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (9)
12. Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL) (11)
13. Truro Bearcats (MHL) (13)
14. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (14)
15. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (15)
16. Melville Millionaires (SJHL) (17)
17. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (18)
18. North Bay Trappers (NOJHL) (16)
19. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (20)
20. Carleton Place Canadiens (CCHL) (HM)

Honourable Mention: Merritt Centennials (BCHL), OCN Blizzard (MJHL), Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL), Cornwall Colts (CCHL), Amherst Ramblers (MHL)

The CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the team plays, winning percentage, win-loss record, and total points accumulated along with goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.

The CJHL is an amalgamation of 10 Jr. A hockey leagues across Canada.

More information on the CJHL can be found by visiting the league website