SIJHL Player of  Week 9
Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Connor Bowey

Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Connor Bowey   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – November 19, 2019  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies defenceman Connor Bowey has been named its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 18.

In two games last week the 20-year-old Bowey, who hails from Winnipeg, Man., collected five points in total from the back end helping the Norskies take a pair of road contests vs. the rival Minnesota Iron Rangers.

The Thief River Falls rearguard began by scoring his second goal of the season and adding a pair of assists Friday then followed that up with two more helpers in another triumph Saturday.

With points in three straight contests, Bowey is playing at close to a point-per-game pace for the Norskies with 10 in 11 outings.

The SIJHL all-star enters play this week fifth in scoring among league blueliners.

Also earning consideration for player of the week honours was Joel Willan, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Shaye Sommerfeld, (F) Red Lake Miners; Nick Hahkala, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Eric Stout, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; and Joshua Baker, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers.

SIJHL – Play It Again Sports players of the week

Week 1:
Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 2: Brock Aiken, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 3: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 4: Kyle Auger, (D) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 5: Nick Corneliusen, (G) Minnesota Iron Rangers
Week 6: Bryce Young, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 7: Fletcher Bolda, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies
Week 8: Ben Erwin, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 9: Connor Bowey, (D) Thief River Falls Norskies


Brooks Bandits (AJHL) stay atop CJHL rankings for another week
Oakville Blades (OJHL) remain No. 2; Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) up to No. 3

CJHLl Top 20 regular season rankings for 2018-19  Lake Superior News

CALGARY, Alta. – November 19, , 2018  (LSN)  With half of the Canadian Junior Hockey League currently seeing 12 select squads competing in the Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge in Quinte West, Ont., a plethora of scouts from all levels are on hand checking out talent.

Meanwhile nationally, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) remain on top in the weekly Top 20 rankings as they remain No. 1 in the country for yet another week.

At 21-2, Brooks has reeled off seven straight victories as the 2019 Canadian National Jr. A Championship-host Bandits remain red-hot so far this season.

Featuring three of its players taking part in the Eastern Canada Cup, the 20-2-1-1 and OJHL-leading Oakville Blades maintain their hold on the No. 2 slot in the weekly listings.

Soaring to No. 3 in the CJHL this week is the 16-1-1 Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) while of note, the No. 18 Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) have won six straight to move into first overall in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The weekly CJHL rankings, compiled by an independent scouting service, use a variety of factors to determine them.

The CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Nov. 19)

1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (2)
3. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (5)
4. Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (6)
5. Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL) (8)
6. Brockville Braves (CCHL) (3)
7. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (7)
8. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (9)
9. North York Rangers (OJHL) (4)
10. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (12)
11. Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) (0)
12. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (15)
13. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (11)
14. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) (13)
15. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (16)
16. Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) (14)
17. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (17)
18. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (20)
19. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (HM)
20. Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) (NR)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL); Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL); Red Lake Miners (SIJHL); Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL); Amherst Ramblers (MHL)





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