GM Ice Dogs Player Pavlisin of Week named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking Week 15
THUNDER BAY, Ontario. – January 17, 2018 (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs goaltender Landon Pavlisin has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 14.
In two starts last week the 18-year-old netminder, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., posted shutouts in both of them as part of three consecutive blankings the GM Ice Dogs posted in the time frame.
Pavlisin began by turning aside all 34 shots he faced in a home ice triumph over Fort Frances before finishing up with a 24-save effort and another clean sheet Sunday as Dryden won at Thief River Falls to move into a first place tie in the SIJHL standings with the Norskies.
A perfect 7-0 since joining the GM Ice Dogs in early December, Pavlisin sports a 1.71 goals-against average along with a stingy .940 save percentage.
He is also riding a streak of 134 minutes and seven seconds without allowing a goal.
Also receiving consideration for player of the week honours was Adam Withers, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Dougie Newhouse, (G) Thunder Bay North Stars; Jacob Siebenga, (F) English River Miners; Eli Kinsman, (F) Minnesota Iron Rangers and Bailey Schmitz, (G) Thief River Falls Norskies.
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
Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) back to No. 1 in CJHL Top 20 rankings Thief River Falls (SIJHL) moves to No. 2; Okotoks (AJHL) stays at No.3
CALGARY, Alta. – The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 rankings released Monday sees the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) moving back into the No. 1 slot nationally while the Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) slipped to No. 2 and the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) stayed at No. 3 in the 132-team CJHL.
MHL: The Edmundston Blizzard were tabbed 19th in the country in the latest listings with fellow division-leading Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners named Honourable Mention.
LHJAAAQ: In the LHJAAAQ No. 10 College Français de Longueuil are four points up on the No. 8 Cobras de Terrebonne with the latter holding two games in hand.
CCHL: Carleton Place and the Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators, who are now No. 4 in the CJHL are running away with the divisional races in the CCHL.
OJHL: Moving to No. 7 nationally, the Toronto Patriots pace the OJHL in points and winning percentage. The Wellington Dukes earned No. 15 in the rankings with the North York Rangers and Aurora Tigers getting Honourable Mention status.
NOJHL: The NOJHL-leading Powassan Voodoos are tabbe No. 5 in the CJHL this week while the surging Soo Thunderbirds were slotted 17th overall.
SIJHL: Back-to-back shutout losses over the weekend to the now No. 9 Dryden GM Ice Dogs, the Thief River Falls Norskies slipped to No. 2. The Dudley-Hewitt Cup host GM Ice Dogs have posted three shutouts in a row.
MJHL: Clicking on all cylinders, the Steinbach Pistons still lead the MJHL and remain No. 13 in the CJHL. The second place Portage Terriers are Honourable Mention.
SJHL: The SJHL is represented by three teams in the rankings this week with the Nipawin Hawks up to No. 6; the Battlefords North Stars dropping to No. 12 in the CJHL while Melfort Mustangs were slotted No. 16.
AJHL: Staying at No. 3 in the national rankings is Okotoks. Securing the No. 11 placing is the Fort McMurray Oil Barons while the Spruce Grove Saints slid up to No. 14 and Brooks Bandits picked up a HM nod.
BCHL: The highly-competitive BCHL sees the Vernon Vipers rated 18th and defending league champion Penticton Vees are Honourable Mention this week.
CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Jan. 15/18)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)
1. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (2)
2. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (1)
3. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (3)
4. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (6)
5. Powassan VooDoos (NOJHL) (8)
6. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (7)
7. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (11)
8. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (4)
9. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (12)
10. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJQ) (10)
11. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (9)
12. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (5)
13. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (13)
14. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (19)
15. Wellington Dukes (OJHL) (HM)
16. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (HM)
17. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (16)
18. Vernon Vipers (BCHL) (14)
19. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (18)
20. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (HM)
Honourable Mention: Penticton Vees (BCHL); Portage Terriers (MJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL); Aurora Tigers (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.