English River' Kobes named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking Week 17
THUNDER BAY, Ontario. – January 29, 2018 (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners defenceman Terix Fischer-Kobes has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 28.
In three games last week the 20-year-old native of Lloydminster, Sask., had points in each of them, picking up six in total, helping English River earn a trio of victories.
Fischer-Kobes began by notching the game-winning goal in overtime as the Miners won in Dryden over the rival GM Ice Dogs Tuesday.
Friday saw the English Miner blueliner help set-up the difference maker in a triumph vs. Minnesota.
The following evening he racked up a career single-game high four assists, which included a helper on a shorthanded marker that proved to be the winner, as the Miners completed a weekend sweep of the Iron Rangers.
Fischer-Kobes had already set personal bests in goals, assists and points in 2017-18 with three, 18 and 21 respectively.
His offensive totals tie him for fifth among all SIJHL defencemen.
Also earning consideration for player of the week honours was Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies; Brett Akins, (G) Fort Frances Lakers; Landon Pavlisin, (G) Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Anthony Beltrame, (D) 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
Week 17: Terix Fischer-Kobes, (D) English River Miners
No changes atop latest CJHL Top 20 Rankings
Carleton Place (CCHL); Okotoks (AJHL); Nipawin (SJHL) remain 1-2-3
CALGARY, Alta. – – Fresh off a successful Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game last week, there is no change among the highest rated clubs in the latest Top 20 rankings released Monday as the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) and Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) remain No. 1-2-3 respectively in the 132-team CJHL.
MHL: The Edmundston Blizzard (No. 19) and Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (Honourable Mention) continue to lead their divisions in the MHL.
LHJAAAQ: The No. 10 Cobras de Terrebonne continue to vie with No. 13 College Français de Longueuil in the race for first place in the LHJAAAQ.
CCHL: Carleton Place stays No. 1 nationally for another week while fellow CCHL side and Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators continues at No. 5 overall.
OJHL: The Toronto Patriots (No. 7); Georgetown Raiders (No. 18) and Aurora Tigers (No. 20) all represent the OJHL in the Top 20 while the North York Rangers and Oakville Blades earn Honourable Mention nods.
NOJHL: The NOJHL-leading Powassan Voodoos move to No. 6 in the CJHL and the Soo Thunderbirds get a HM.
SIJHL: The Thief River Falls Norskies stay at No. 4 heading into the SIJHL Showcase Tuesday and Wednesday in Fort Frances, Ont., while the Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Dryden GM Ice Dogs are up to No. 8.
MJHL: The Steinbach Pistons move to No. 9 in the CJHL as they hold a 13-point cushion over the Honourable Mention Portage Terriers in the quest for first in Manitoba.
SJHL: An amazing 23-0-1-1 record in their past 25 games sees the No. 3 Nipawin Hawks among the CJHL’s elite. The Battlefords North Stars (No. 12) and Melfort Mustangs (No. 17) also represent the SJHL on the list.
AJHL: Winners of 12 in a row, the Okotoks Oilers stay No. 2 nationally. The No. 11 Spruce Grove Saints and No. 14 Brooks Bandits both boast eight straight victories with the No. 16 Fort McMurray Oil Barons also ranked.
BCHL: The Penticton Vees are 9-1-1 in January and jumped five spots to No. 15 in the CJHL rankings this week as the defending BCHL champs surpassed the 30-win plateau in league play for a 13th consecutive season.
CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Jan. 29/18)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)
1. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (1)
2. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (2)
3. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (3)
4. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (4)
5. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (5)
6. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (7)
7. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (8)
8. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (9)
9. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (11)
10. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (10)
11. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (13)
12. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (6)
13. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (14)
14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (17)
15. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (20)
16. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (12)
17. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (16)
18. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (NR)
19. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (19)
20. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (18)
Honourable Mention: Portage Terriers (MJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL); Oakville Blades (OJHL); Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL)
ABOUT THE CJHL RANKINGS: 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.