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Miners’ Janke named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 6 

Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 5  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 6

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – October 31, 2017  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jared Janke has once again been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week, this time for the period ending Oct. 29.

In two games vs. the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, Janke scored six times and added an assist as the two clubs split a weekend home-and-home set.

Starting with the opener Friday the 19-year-old from Airdrie, Alta., notched a career single-game high five goals, including his third game-winner of the season as the Miners rolled to a 7-1 triumph over the GM Ice Dogs.

Janke then connected for a sixth straight outing Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as Dryden dumped English River 7-2.

His 14 overall tallies tie him for the league lead with his 17 points putting him seventh among all SIJHL skaters.

Also earning consideration for SIJHL Play It Again Sports player of the week honours were the following:

Bailey Schmitz, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies; Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars; Luke Bellerose, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Jaedin Ness, (F) Fort Frances Lakers & Clayton Brown (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


Unbeaten Thief River Falls (SIJHL) stays No. 1 Top 20 rankings 
3rd week in top spot in 132-team CJHL for 12-0 Norskies

CALGARY, Alta. (October. 31 , 2017) –   (LSN) November is rapidly approaching and the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 rankings sees the 12-0 Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) holding on to top spot overall.

MHL: The Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners have jumped to eighth in the CJHL this week while the first-year Edmundston Blizzard are 20th and the South Shore Lumberjacks earned honourable mention.

LHJAAAQ: Tied for first place in the LHJAAAQ with 28 points apiece les Cobras de Terrebonne and College Français de Longueuil are still ranked.

CCHL: Continuing to climb, the CCHL-leading Carleton Place Canadians have not lost in October, reeling off 11 straights wins, and are No. 4 in the country. Joining them in the listings is the Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators at No. 11.

OJHL: Four OJHL clubs garner attention in the rankings this week with the Toronto Patriots (9th), Georgetown Raiders (14th) and Oakville Blades (18th) tabbed and the Wellington Dukes (HM) also close.

NOJHL: Soaring to sixth the NOJHL front-running Powassan Voodoos are unbeaten in 10 this month at 9-0-1 and have a league-best .861 win percentage.

SIJHL: While Thief River Falls still rides a franchise-record 12-game winning streak, the Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Dryden GM Ice Dogs are a solid 9-1-2-1.

MJHL: The Steinbach Pistons (10th) and Winkler Flyers (15th) have each won five in a row and the OCN Blizzard (HM) is 8-2-1 in their past 11 games.

SJHL: Back at No. 2 in the CJHL for another week is the 10-0-1 Battlefords North Stars. They are off to a great start and pace the SJHL. The Weyburn Red Wings (17th) are also solid with an 11-3-1 mark.  

AJHL: CJHL No. 3 Okotoks Oilers have started 15-1 in AJHL play while the Fort McMurray Oil Barons are 14-2-1 and are slotted seventh across the country. The Brooks Bandits picked up honourable mention.

BCHL: The ultra-competitive BCHL sees the Trail Smoke Eaters and Penticton Vees rated nationally with the Vernon Vipers up for consideration.

CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Oct. 30/17)

1. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (1)
2. Battlefords North Stars  (SJHL) (2)
3. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (3)
4. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (5)
5. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (9)
6. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (10)
7. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (4)
8. Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL) (12)
9. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (8)
10. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (13)
11. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (14)
12. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (6)
13. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (11)
14. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (16)
15. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (19)
16. Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) (NR)
17. Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) (18)
18. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (HM)
19. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (7)
20. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Vernon Vipers (BCHL); Brooks Bandits (AJHL); OCN Blizzard (MJHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL); South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL)


Picked by an independent scouting service, the rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.