NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Thunderbirds 14th, Gold Miners 16th, Crunch honourable mention in Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 rankings
SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced its latest Pointstreak top 20 rankings Monday and three Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League teams were recognized.
Winners of nine consecutive contests, the streaking Soo Thunderbirds is the top-ranked NOJHL club, at No. 14, in the national listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Meanwhile the defending NOJHL champion Kirkland Lake Gold Miners were slotted 16th overall.
Sault Ste. Marie and Kirkland Lake currently share first place in the NOJHL standings with 22 points apiece, with the Thunderbirds also holding one game in hand.
Also, the Cochrane Crunch received honourable mention status for a second straight week in the rankings.
Cochrane sits two points in arrears of the T-Birds and Gold Miners with 20 after 14 outings.
The 2015 RBC Cup host Portage Terriers (MJHL), who are 14-0 to start the season, remain the No. 1 team in the CJHL.
Despite an overtime defeat last week to put a blemish on their record, the 8-0-1 Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) stay at No. 2 overall.
Riding a seven-game unbeaten run the Penticton Vees (BCHL) moved up to No. 3 nationally in the ratings.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings along with five honourable mention teams for the period wrapping up Oct. 19:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (1)
2. Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) (2)
3. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (4)
4. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (3)
5. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) (6)
6. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (8)
7. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
8. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (9)
9. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) (7)
10. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (10)
11. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (15)
12. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (13)
13. Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) (NR)
14. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (NR)
15. Sherbrooke Cougars (QJHL) (14)
16. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOHL) (12)
17. Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) (NR)
18. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (NR)
19. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (NR)
20. College Francais de Longueuil (QJHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL), Melfort Mustangs (SJHL), Winkler Flyers (MJHL), Aurora Tigers (OJHL), Montreal-East Rangers (QJHL)
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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