NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Sudbury, Kirkland Lake tabbed in CJHL rankings; Cochrane earns honourable mention
SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Monday its initial top 20 rankings for the regular season of the 2014-15 campaign and a trio of Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League teams have earned recognition.
The NOJHL-leading Sudbury Nickel Barons were slotted No. 11 overall while the defending league champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners are not far behind at No. 13 and the first-year Cochrane Crunch garnered honourable mention status in the weekly listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Sudbury has stormed out to an impressive 7-1-0-1 start to the 2014-15 NOJHL season with Kirkland Lake sitting at 6-1 entering play this week and Cochrane off to a solid 6-2 start.
The top rated club in the CJHL this week is the Trenton Gold Hawks (OJHL) followed by the Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) at No. 2 and the Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) ranked No. 3.
The following is the CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period ending Sept. 28:
CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PRESEASON RANKING)
1. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (12)
2. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) (NR)
3. Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) (NR)
4. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (NR)
5. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (11)
6. Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (NR)
7. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (4)
8. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (7)
9. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (NR)
10. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (NR)
11. Sudbury Nickel Barons (NOJHL) (NR)
12. Cornwall Colts (CCHL) (NR)
13. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) (17)
14. Drumheller Dragons (AJHL) (6)
15. Merritt Centennials (BCHL) (14)
16. Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL) (18)
17. Princeville Titan (QJHL) (NR)
18. Pickering Panthers (OJHL) (NR)
19. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (NR)
20. Kahnawake Condors (QJHL) (NR)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL), Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL), Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL),
Winkler Flyers (MJHL), Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL)
ABOUT THE CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The 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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