Thunderbirds active win streak 2nd longest in CJHL



Release Date: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Thunderbirds active win streak 2nd longest in CJHL

SUDBURY – The surging Soo Thunderbirds continue to rack up the victories in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Winners of nine consecutive games, Sault Ste. Marie’s current run has the club sporting the second highest active win streak in the 129-team Canadian Junior Hockey League.

Last season the ever-consistent Thunderbirds had an 11-game as well as a franchise-record 25-game win streak to their credit.

In 2014-15 only the No. 1 rated squad in the CJHL, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Portage Terriers, have a longer winning streak on the go than the T-Birds.

The 2015 RBC Cup Canadian Jr. A Championship host Terriers, have reeled off 14 straight triumphs to begin play in the MJHL this season.

After the Thunderbirds current streak, four CJHL sides have won seven in a row, including the Penticton Vees (BCHL), Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL), Sherbrooke Cougars (QJHL), Aurora Tigers (OJHL) and the Georgetown Raiders. (OJHL)

Rounding out the top 10 in this category are the Woodstock Slammers (MHL), who have skated to six straight wins while the Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) and Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) have both won their past five outings.

The Thunderbirds will look to run their current win streak to double digits Friday as they visit the 9-3 Elliot Lake Wildcats in a 7:30 p.m. start at Centennial Arena.

The following is the top 10 current winning streaks in the CJHL. Included is the team name, their league, number of consecutive victories and the present rank in the CJHL:

Active CJHL winning streaks      
As of Oct. 21/14      
Portage Terriers MJHL 14 1
Soo Thunderbirds NOJHL 9 14
Penticton Vees BCHL 7 3
Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 7 12
Sherbrooke Cougars QJHL 7 15
Aurora Tigers OJHL 7 HM
Georgetown Raiders OJHL 7 19
Woodstock Slammers MHL 6 6
Kindersley Klippers SJHL 5 13
Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 5 17