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Fort Frances 10th in CJHL preseason rankings

08/29/2014, 1:00pm CDT
By SIJHL Communications



Release Date: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Fort Frances 10th in CJHL preseason rankings

THUNDER BAY, Ont. –  The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced today its preseason top 20 rankings for the upcoming 2014-15 campaign and one Superior International Junior Hockey League club cracked the list.

The defending SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup champion Fort Frances Lakers, who spent most of the second half of last season in the top 10 in the CJHL listings, were tabbed 10th in the initial rankings for 2014-15, which are compiled in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting.

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) were ranked No. 1 followed by the Penticton Vees (BCHL) at No. 2.

Rounding out the top five are the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) at No. 3, the 2015 RBC Cup host Portage Terriers (MJHL) at No. 4 and the Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) at No. 5.
The following is the CJHL top 20 preseason rankings for 2014-15, along with five honourable mention sides:


1. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL)
3. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
4. Portage Terriers (MJHL)
5. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
6. Drumheller Dragons (AJHL)
7. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
8. Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
9. Langley Rivermen (BCHL)
10. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL)
11. Woodstock Slammers (MHL)
12. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
13. Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL)
14. Merritt Centennials (BCHL)
15. Aurora Tigers (OJHL)
16. Truro Bearcats (MHL)
17. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL)
18. Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL)
19. Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)
20. Les Pantheres de Saint Jerome (LHJQ)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Powell River Kings (BCHL); Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL); Battlefords North Stars (SJHL); Oakville Blades (OJHL): Kemptville 73’s (CCHL).

The first in-season CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings will be announced Sept. 30.


The CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings 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.


The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Jr. A hockey leagues in Canada.

The CJHL represents 128 teams and over 2,500 players and has over 2,800 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.

For the latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com as well as follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey.


SIJHL announces 2014-15 schedule

08/07/2014, 8:00am CDT



Release Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014

SIJHL announces 2014-15 schedule

THUNDER BAY, Ont. –  Superior International Junior Hockey League commissioner Bryan Graham announced Thursday the regular season schedule for the 2014-15 SIJHL campaign.

Opening night in the 2014-15 season is Friday, Sept. 19 and will feature a pair of contests.

The English River Miners will take on the Dryden Ice Dogs at 7 p.m. at Ear Falls Arena while the defending SIJHL champion Fort Frances Lakers will take on the Thunder Bay North Stars in a 7:30 p.m. start at Ice for Kids Arena.

English River and the Ice Dogs will finish off a home-and-home set on Saturday, Sept. 20 on the second night of the schedule as Dryden Memorial Arena will be the venue in a 7:30 p.m. start.

Action in the opening week of the season concludes on Sunday, Sept. 22 as Fort Frances travels to Hoyt Lakes, Minn., to take on the Minnesota Iron Rangers at 3 p.m. in a rematch of last season’s Bill Salonen Cup final won by the Lakers.

The league’s annual Showcase will be staged on Jan. 27-29, 2015 with the host of the event to be announced in the coming days.

The SIJHL’s 2014-15 schedule can be viewed by clicking on the PDF file below:

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