SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Lakers 13th, GM Ice Dogs honourable mention in CJHL rankings
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced their weekly rankings Monday and a pair of Superior International Junior Hockey League clubs garnered recognition.
The SIJHL-leading Fort Frances Lakers were slotted in at No. 13 in the CJHL week and the Dryden GM Ice Dogs earned honourable mention status in the listings produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
With 18 points, Fort Frances has gone 9-2-0-0 and presently lead the SIJHL standings, one point clear of second place Dryden, who are 8-2-1-0 overall through 11 outings.
As the lone remaining unbeaten side in the 131-team CJHL, the Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) are a perfect 13-0-0-0 to begin the season as they hold down top spot in the national rankings for a third straight week.
Riding an impressive 15-game winning streak, the 15-1-0-0 Penticton Vees (BCHL) is the No. 2 ranked team in the CJHL while coming in at No. 3 overall are the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL), who are also 15-1-0-0 overall.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Oct. 25:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (1)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
3. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (2)
4. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (6)
5. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (4)
6. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (7)
7. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) (5)
8. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (11)
9. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (12)
10. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (13)
11. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (9)
12. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (19)
13. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (HM)
14. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (17)
15. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (14)
16. College de Francais Longueuil (QJHL) (NR)
17. North York Rangers (OJHL) (HM)
18. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) (NR)
19. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (20)
20. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (12)
Honourable Mention: Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL); Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL); Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)
ABOUT THE POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The Pointstreak CJHL preseason rankings are based upon a variety of factors which includes the league in which the teams belong to, last season’s results in regular season and playoffs as well as initial recruiting efforts for the upcoming season.
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 131 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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