THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced their latest Pointstreak top 20 rankings Monday and one Superior International Junior Hockey League club earned recognition.
The SIJHL-leading Fort Frances Lakers held on to their seventh overall placing in the 131-team CJHL this week in the listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Putting an end to a season-high, three-game winless drought, Fort Frances came back to post a pair of wins over the weekend and raise their overall record to 27-6-0-1.
The defending Dudley-Hewitt Cup champion Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) is the new No. 1 club in the CJHL this week.
Moving to No. 2 was the Penticton Vees (BCHL) while last week’s leader, the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL), slipped to No. 3 overall.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings as well as the five honourable mention teams for the period ending Jan. 17:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (2)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
3. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (1)
4. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (4)
5. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (5)
6. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (6)
7. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (7)
8. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (9)
9. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (11)
10. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (8)
11. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (13)
12. College Francais de Longeueil (QJHL) (12)
13. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (15)
14. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (16)
15. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (10)
16. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (14)
17. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (17)
18. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (19)
19. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (NR)
20. Cumberland Grads (CCHL) (HM)
Honourable Mention: Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL); Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); Winkler Flyers (MJHL); Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL)
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.