Thunderbirds 14th, Trappers Honourable Mention in CJHL rankings

Media Update

For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Thunderbirds 14th, Trappers Honourable Mention in CJHL rankings

The top two clubs in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League standings both received accolades in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings announced Monday.

Coming in at No. 14 overall in the listings are the defending NOJHL and Dudley-Hewitt Cup champion Soo Thunderbirds while the North Bay Trappers garnered Honourable Mention laurels.

With 21 points and a 9-1-1-2 record the Soo currently sits atop the league standings one point ahead of second place North Bay, who boast an 8-1-2-2 overall mark.

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.

For a third consecutive week the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League were tabbed as the No. 1 team overall while sliding into the No. 2 slot are the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League followed by the Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Hockey League at No. 3.

The following are the CJHL Top 20 (As of Oct. 15, 2012) with the league they are members of in brackets.

1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
3. Truro Bearcats (MHL)
4. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
5. Penticton Vees (BCHL)
6. OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
7. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
8. Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
9. Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
10.Oakville Blades (OJHL)
11.Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL)
12.Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
13.Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
14.Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
15.Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL)
16.Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
17.Saint-Jerome Pantheres (LHJAAAQ)
18.Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
19.Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
20.Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)

Honourable Mention: North Bay Trappers (NOJHL); Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL); Portage Terriers (MJHL); Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL); Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL).

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