English River Miners Siebenga named SIJHL
player of the week
CJHL Ranking Week 19
THUNDER BAY, Ontario. – February 17, 2018 (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jacob Siebenga has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 11.
In a pair of games last week the 18-year-old Surrey, B.C. product scored in both of them and amassed eight points in total helping English River skate to a pair of victories while extending a winning streak to four in a row.
Siebenga began by notching the game-winning goal and adding an assist Saturday as the Miners defeated Fort Frances.
He then followed that up with another tally while doling out five helpers to match a league single-game high this season of six points as English River completed a weekend sweep of the Lakers Sunday.
Currently riding an eight-game point streak, Siebenga has played at over a point-per-game pace since joining the club in early November.
Through his first 26 SIJHL contests, Siebenga has scored 11 times and helped set-up 25 others for English River with his 36 points putting him second in league rookie scoring.
Also earning consideration for player of the week honours was Brandon Bodnar, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars; Cory Dennis, (D) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Mihali See, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers; Cody Aarvig, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies and Dustin Roitelman, (D) Fort Frances Lakers.
SIJHL – Play It Again Sports players of the week
Week 1: Jacen Bracko, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 2: Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 3: Brock Lefebvre, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 4: Parker Simsonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 5: Jared Janke, (F) English River Miners
Week 6: Jared Janke, (F) English River Miners
Week 7: Ryan Mignault, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 8: Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 9: Michael Di Lullo, (F) English River Miners
Week 10: Dougie Newhouse, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 11: Eric Stout, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 12: Jared Pedersen, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 13: Michael Di Lullo, (F) English River Miners
Week 14: Eli Kinsman, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 15: Landon Pavlisin, (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs
Week 16: Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 17: Terix Fischer-Kobes, (D) English River Miners
Week 18: Brandon Bodnar, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 19: Jacob Siebenga, (F) English River Miners
Status quo among top 4 in latest CJHL rankings
Carleton Place still No. 1; Okotoks stays at No. 2; Nipawin holds at No. 3
CALGARY, Alta. – – It is status quo for the top four teams in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings with the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Okotoks Oilers (AJHL), Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) and Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) leading the way while the surging Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) move to No. 5.
MHL: With a month to go in the MHL’s regular season, The Edmundston Blizzard (No. 19) and Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (No. 20) are in a close race for first overall there.
LHJAAAQ: It is also a two-team battle for top spot in the LHJAAAQ standings as the No. 8 Cobras de Terrebonne and No. 15 College Français de Longueuil vie for top spot with the Inouk de Granby earning Honourable Mention.
CCHL: No. 1 Carleton Place is four wins shy of 50 and four points away from 100. The No. 6 Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators also represent the CCHL.
OJHL: The Toronto Patriots (No. 8) and North York Rangers (No. 18) are in the CJHL Top 20 while the Georgetown Raiders and Oakville Blades earn themselves Honourable Mention nods.
NOJHL: On the verge of clinching first overall in the NOJHL, the Powassan Voodoos are tabbed 11th nationally while the Soo Thunderbirds get a HM spot.
SIJHL: Things are tightening up in the SIJHL as only five points separate first to third. The No. 7 Thief River Falls Norskies still lead there while the No. 16 Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Dryden GM Ice Dogs are two points back.
MJHL: The No. 4 Steinbach Pistons need just one more win to nab the MJHL’s 2017-18 regular season crown.
SJHL: With no regulation losses in their past 29 outings, No. 3 Nipawin continues to roll. The Battlefords North Stars jump to No. 9 nationally and the Melfort Mustangs secure an Honourable Mention slot this week.
AJHL: No. 2 Okotoks boasts 15 consecutive victories while now No. 5 Spruce Grove joined them with 40 wins. The Fort McMurray Oil Barons, winners of seven straight, moves to No. 12 just ahead of the No. 13 Brooks Bandits.
BCHL: Perennial powers, the Penticton Vees and Vernon Vipers both have 35 wins to their credit and were tabbed 14th and 17th respectively in the latest CJHL listings with the Wenatchee Wild just two points in arrears in a tightly-contested BCHL Interior Division race.
CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Feb. 12/18)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)
1. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (1)
2. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (2)
3. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (3)
4. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (4)
5. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (10)
6. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (6)
7. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (5)
8. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (7)
9. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (11)
10. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (8)
11. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (9)
12. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (16)
13. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (12)
14. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (14)
15. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (13)
16. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (15)
17. Vernon Vipers (BCHL) (NR)
18. North York Rangers (OJHL) (HM)
19. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (19)
20. Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL) (20)
HONOURABLE MENTION: Melfort Mustangs (SJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); Georgetown Raiders (OJHL); Oakville Blades (OJHL); Inouk de Granby (LHJAAAQ)
ABOUT THE CJHL: The Canadian Junior Hockey League is made up of the 10 Junior ‘A’ leagues across Canada. Representing 132 teams and over 3,000 players, the CJHL also boast over 2,800 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL, NCAA and CIS level across North America.
ABOUT THE CJHL RANKINGS: Selected by an independent scouting service, the rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage, the league they compete in and strength of schedule.