Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking Week 8
#LSN_Sports Thief River Falls Norskies Simosnon Player of Week
THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – November 13, 2017 (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Nov. 12.
In a pair of road contests over the weekend, Simonson scored three times to help the No. 1 Canadian Junior Hockey League-ranked Norskies sweep a two-game set against the Thunder Bay North Stars.
The 20-year-old from Bismarck, N.D., began by notching the tying tally in the third period Friday setting the stage for an eventual 4-3 overtime triumph for Thief River Falls over Thunder Bay.
Simonson then tacked on two more markers, including the game-winner, Saturday as the Norskies won 6-4 vs. the North Stars to improve to a franchise-record 17-0 on the season.
On the season he leads the SIJHL in goals scored with 17 and is tied for the league-lead in overall offensive production with 26 points.
This marks Simonson’s third player of the week nod so far this season.
Also earning consideration for SIJHL Play It Again Sports player of the week honours were the following:
Eric Stout, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs; Spencer Milne, (F) English River Miners; Jack Bernie, (F) Fort Frances Lakers; Joe Newhouse, (D) Thunder Bay North Stars & Eli Kinsman, (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
Week 7: Ryan Mignault, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars
Week 8: Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies
Thief River Falls (SIJHL); Carleton Place (CCHL) stay 1-2 in CJHL
Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) up to 3 in Top 20 rankings
CALGARY, Alta. (November 13, 2017) – (LSN) Rolling right along, the Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) have won 17 straight to begin their season and remain No. 1 in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings.
MHL: The surging South Shore Lumberjacks have jumped to 10th in the rankings this week with the Edmundston Blizzard being tabbed 19th in the 132-team CJHL.
LHJAAAQ: At 19-2 in LHJAAAQ play les Cobras de Terrebonne is now slotted No. 3 nationally while 16-3-2 College Français de Longueuil comes in at No. 18.
CCHL: Despite having a 14-game win streak snapped with a shootout loss, the Carleton Place Canadians are 15-0-1 in their past 16 and remain No. 2 in the CJHL. Meanwhile the Fred Page Cup-host Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators moved to No. 13 in the nation.
OJHL: The Georgetown Raiders boast the best winning percentage in the OJHL and have moved up to No. 9 in the rankings. Joining them in the listings are Toronto Patriots (9th) and Wellington Dukes (Honourable Mention).
NOJHL: The NOJHL-leading Powassan Voodoos moved to sixth in the CJHL this week as that league’s front-runner sits with an 18-3-0-1 overall record.
SIJHL: With five straight road games to begin November, the Norskies won all of them to remain perfect. The Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Dryden GM Ice Dogs are 11th.
MJHL: It’s tight atop the MJHL standings with the Steinbach Pistons (No. 5) tied with the OCN Blizzard (HM) while the Winkler Flyers (No. 16) are two points back.
SJHL: Battlefords sports the best win mark in the SJHL at .833 and are eighth in the CJHL. Meanwhile the Melfort Mustangs secured a Honourable Mention nod.
AJHL: The Okotoks Oilers picked up a No. 4 ranking with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons tabbed seventh and the red-hot Whitecourt Wolverines have reeled off 10 consecutive victories and jumped to No. 12 in the CJHL.
BCHL: Staying 15th in the weekly listing is the Trail Smoke Eaters. They pace the 17-team BCHL with 35 points. One point in arrears of Trail is the Vernon Vipers who garnered a honourable mention selection.
CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Nov. 13/17)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST RANKING)
1. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (1)
2. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (2)
3. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (4)
4. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (5)
5. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (6)
6. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (7)
7. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (8)
8. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (3)
9. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (16)
10. South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL) (HM)
11. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (10)
12. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (19)
13. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (14)
14. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (9)
15. Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) (15)
16. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (17)
17. Oakville Blades (OJHL) (HM)
18. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (11)
19. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (12)
20. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (13)
Honourable Mention: Vernon Vipers (BCHL); Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL); Melfort Mustangs (SJHL); OCN Blizzard (MJHL); Wellington Dukes (OJHL)
ABOUT THE CJHL RANKINGS
Selected 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.
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 professional, major junior and college level across North America.