North Stars’ Player Gerrie of Week named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking Week 16
THUNDER BAY, Ontario. – January 22, 2018 (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars rookie forward Keighan Gerrie has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 21.
In a pair of outings last week the 16-year-old Thunder Bay product and youngest player in the SIJHL picked up two points in each of them helping the North Stars skate to a couple of victories.
Gerrie began by tallying twice in a triumph vs. the Minnesota Iron Rangers Wednesday before finishing up with another goal along with an assist in a road decision over the Fort Frances Lakers Saturday.
A point-per-game player in the SIJHL, Gerrie leads all first-year skaters in offensive production with 32 in as many outings on 14 markers and 18 helpers.
Four of his 10 power play points have been goals and he also has two game-winning efforts to his credit.
Also receiving consideration for player of the week honours was Jacob Gnidziejko, (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Cody Aarvig, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies; Spencer Milne, (F) English River Miners; Jack Bernie, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; and Eli Kinsman, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers.
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
Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) remain at No.1 in CJHL Top 20 rankings Okotoks (AJHL) up to No.2 while surging Nipawin Hawks soar to No. 3
CALGARY, Alta. – – The latest edition of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 rankings released Monday has the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) staying at No. 1 in the 132-team CJHL. Up to No. 2 nationally is the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) while the surging Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) have soared to No. 3 overall.
MHL: The first-year Edmundston Blizzard stay at No. 19 as the MHL leaders are now six points up on the Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners, who earn Honourable Mention.
LHJAAAQ: The No. 10 Cobras de Terrebonne have a slim lead and games in hand on No. 14 College Français de Longueuil in the quest for top spot in the LHJAAAQ.
CCHL: Carleton Place is the first to 40 wins in the CJHL with the Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators three victories in arrears and tabbed No. 5 overall.
OJHL: Five OJHL sides garner recognition this week. The Toronto Patriots (No. 8); Wellington Dukes (No. 15) and Aurora Tigers (No. 18) all crack the Top 20 while the North York Rangers and Oakville Blades pick-up Honourable Mention nods.
NOJHL: The No. 7 Powassan Voodoos still lead the NOJHL and the Soo Thunderbirds get a HM placing.
SIJHL: The Thief River Falls Norskies slip to No. 4 in the CJHL. Just one point in arrears in the SIJHL is the Dudley-Hewitt Cup host and No. 9 Dryden GM Ice Dogs.
MJHL: Over in the MJHL, the No. 11 Steinbach Pistons have opened up some space in the race for first there. The Portage Terriers meanwhile get Honourable Mention.
SJHL: With an impressive 21-0-1-1 record in their past 23 outings, the Nipawin Hawks soar to No. 3 in the CJHL. The Battlefords North Stars also make a move to No. 6 and the Melfort Mustangs stay at No. 16.
AJHL: Okotoks has won eight straight in moving to No. 2 nationally. The Fort McMurray Oil Barons were tabbed at No. 12 while the No. 13 Spruce Grove Saints have earned five straight triumphs and the No. 17 Brooks Bandits have reeled off six consecutive victories.
BCHL: The defending BCHL champion Penticton Vees have gone 6-0-1-1 in their past eight games and move back into the CJHL’s Top 20 while leading their league in terms of winning percentage at .733. They are also tied for first overall in points and boast games in hand.
CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Jan. 22/18)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)
1. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (1)
2. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (3)
3. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (6)
4. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (2)
5. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (4)
6. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (12)
7. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (5)
8. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (7)
9. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (9)
10. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (8)
11. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (13)
12. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (11)
13. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (14)
14. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (10)
15. Wellington Dukes (OJHL) (15)
16. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (16)
17. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (20)
18. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (HM)
19. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (19)
20. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (HM)
Honourable Mention: Portage Terriers (MJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL); Oakville Blades (OJHL); Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL)
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 league they compete in, strength of schedule and winning percentage.