SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
Dryden; Fort Frances listed in CJHL rankings
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League weekly rankings were announced Monday with the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Fort Frances Lakers earning recognition.
Dryden was slotted in at No. 18 in the CJHL this week while Fort Frances garnered honourable mention status in the listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
The GM Ice Dogs sit in top spot in the SIJHL standings with 15 points on a 7-2-1 record while the Lakers are a point in arrears with 14 boasting a 7-2-0 mark, with Fort Frances also holding a game in hand on Dryden.
As the lone remaining unbeaten side in the 131-team CJHL, the Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) earned the No. 1 overall ranking for a second straight week.
The Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) remains the No. 2 squad in the CJHL this week and the Penticton Vees (BCHL) were tabbed third in the CJHL.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Oct. 18:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (1)
2. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (2)
3. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (5)
4. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (3)
5. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) (4)
6. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (7)
7. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (8)
8. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (9)
9. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (6)
10. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (12)
11. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (10)
12. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (16)
13. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (NR)
14. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (15)
15. Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL) (NR)
16. Markham Royals (OJHL) (17)
17. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (NR)
18. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (HM)
19. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (13)
20. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL); Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL); Vaudreuil-Dorion Mustangs (QJHL)
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.
For latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey.
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