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SIJHL Player of  Week 1 Keighan Gerrie of North Stars

Player of the Week Keighan Gerrie of North Stars Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Keighan Gerrie has been named its initial Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the 2018-19 campaign.

In two road contests over the weekend the 17-year-old Thunder Bay product registered a SIJHL-best six points helping the North Stars go 1-0-1 overall.

Gerrie started off by notching a career-single-game-high four goals, which included the game-winner, Friday night in his club’s 6-4 victory in Red Lake.

He then notched two assists Saturday as Thunder Bay was edged 5-4 in overtime at Dryden.

Last season’s SIJHL Rookie of the Year, Gerrie now has 57 points to his credit in his first 55 league games as he has tallied 28 times while helping set-up 29 others.

Also earning consideration for player of the week honours was Brett Piper, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies; Jaedin Ness, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Cameron Coutre, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Ryan Patterson, (F) Red Lake Miners and Lukas Lundgren, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers.

SIJHL – Play It Again Sports players of the week

Week 1:
Keighan Gerrie, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars

CJHL releases its initial Top 20 regular season rankings for 2018-19
Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) 5th nationally in 133-team CJHL

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

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday its initial Top 20 rankings for the 2018-19 regular season.

The weekly tabulations, which are compiled by an independent scouting service and who use a variety of factors to determine the rankings, sees the Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) slotted No .1 in the 133-team CJHL after having started their campaign at 4-0 while only allowing four goals against.

Another unbeaten side, in the 5-0 Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL), come in at No. 2 while the 6-0 Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ) were tabbed No. 3 overall.

Rounding out the Top 5 are the No. 4 Dauphin Kings (MJHL) and the No. 5 Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) who are also among a group of CJHL squads who have not lost early on.

Entering the new week there are a dozen teams across the country that have not tasted defeat to date and another six more that have yet to suffer a setback in regulation.
CJHL Legues  Lake Superior News
.The CJHL Top 20 Rankings (As of Sept. 24)

1. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL)
2. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
3. Titan de Princeville (LHJAAAQ)
4. Dauphin Kings (MJHL)
5. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL)
6. Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
7. Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL)
8. Truro Bearcats (MHL)
9. Winkler Flyers (MJHL)
10. Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL)
11. Inouk de Granby (LHJAAAQ)
12. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
13. Coburg Cougars (OJHL)
14. Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL)
15. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL)
16. Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)
17. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
18. Powell River Kings (BCHL)
19. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
20. Oakville Blades (OJHL)
Honourable Mention: Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL); Brockville Braves (CCHL); Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL); Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL); Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ)





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CJHL Hockey   Lake Superior News 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. 



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