SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
Fort Frances moves up to 5th in CJHL rankings
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Winners of five consecutive contests, the Fort Frances Lakers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League moved up one notch in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak top 20 rankings that were announced Monday.
The SIJHL-leading Lakers jumped to fifth overall in the latest CJHL listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Fort Frances won all three of their games last week as they outscored their opponents 14-3 and raised their SIJHL-best record to 22-3-0-1 on the season.
The Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) is the new No. 1 side in the 131-team CJHL this week while the Penticton Vees (BCHL) slipped to No. 2.
Rounding out the top five in the CJHL is the Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) and Portage Terriers (MJHL) at No. 4 & 5 respectively.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings as well as the five honourable mention teams for the period ending Dec. 13:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (2)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
3. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (3)
4. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (5)
5. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (6)
6. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (4)
7. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (11)
8. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (8)
9. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (7)
10. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (10)
11. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (9)
12. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (13)
13. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (12)
14. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (14)
15. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (16)
16. College Francais de Longeueil (QJHL) (15)
17. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (20)
18. Cumberland Grads (CCHL) (17)
19. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (HM)
20. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL), Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL), Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL), Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL), Dieppe Commandos (MHL)
ABOUT THE POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services (ISS) and 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 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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