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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Bombers Crack CJHL's Top 20

By Flin Flon Bombers, 12/02/14, 7:00AM CST

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Bombers join Kindersley and Melfort in the weekly rankings of CJHL teams.

After receiving Honorable Mentions in last week’s Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 Weekly Rankings, the Flin Flon Bombers continued their hot play as of late, including two extra times wins this past weekend, which helped them move to #18 in this week’s rankings.

Flin Flon played host to a pair of games this weekend beating the upstart Weyburn Red Wings on Friday, 4-3 in overtime and followed that up with a 4-3 shootout win against the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

The Bombers join fellow SJHL clubs the Kindersley Klippers (9) and the Melfort Mustangs (13) in this week’s poll.   This coming week sees the club play both of those teams starting in Melfort on Wednesday night with the Klippers coming to town on Friday.

Flin Flon has points in their last seven straight games and is 7-1-1-1 in their last 10 total.  They sit only behind Kindersley and Melfort in the overall SJHL standings with a 15-3-4-3 record, two back of Melfort and six back of the Klippers having games in hand on both clubs.

They still lead the league in scoring amassing 97 which is three more than second place Kindersley despite playing in four fewer games.

This is the second time this season the Bombers have placed in the CJHL’s Top 20.  The team hit #15 at the beginning the season after starting with only one regulation loss in the first seven games.  Since then they only have two more in regulation time.

The Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services (ISS) and 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.

The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.  The CJHL represents more than 120 teams and 2,500 players and has over 2,800 former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.