Soo Thunderbirds move to 11th in CJHL national rankings

Media Update

For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

Soo Thunderbirds move to 11th in CJHL national rankings

The Soo Thunderbirds continue to move up in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings.

Perched atop the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League standings with an impressive 12-1-1-2 record while winning five straight and having gone 9-0-1 in their past 10 games, the Thunderbirds jumped two spots to 11th overall nationally in the latest CJHL weekly listings announced Monday.

The rankings, which are comprised each week in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, and are based upon a variety of factors including the league in which the teams belong to as well as regular season results.

No change among the top three teams in the CJHL again this week with the Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Truro Bearcats (MHL) and the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) coming in at one, two, three respectively.

The following are the CJHL Top 20 (As of Oct. 29, 2012) with the league they are members of in brackets.

1.Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2.Truro Bearcats (MHL)
3.Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
4.Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
5.OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
6.Penticton Vees (BCHL)
7.Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
8.Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
9.Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
10.Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
11.Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
12.Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
13.Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
14.Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
15.Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
16.Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
17.St. Michael’s Buzzers (OJHL)
18.Saint Jerome Pantheres (LHJAAAQ)
19.Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
20.Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)

Honourable Mention: Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL), Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Nepean Raiders (CCHL), Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL).

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

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