The Carleton Place Canadians have found themselves atop the Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 Rankings. The Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) took home both the regular season CCHL title and the Bogart Cup as the Playoff Champions. Following the CCHL season, The Canadians moved on to win the Fred Page Cup, securing a spot in the Royal Bank Cup to determine the CJHL National Junior A Champion. Although the Canadians eventually lost 4-3 to the Yorkton Terriers in overtime of the RBC Cup final, Carleton Place returned a significant amount of their talent for the upcoming season, including 2013-2014 CJHL National Player of the Year Andy Sturtz.
Also finding their way in to the Top 20 are the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL. Rochester, NY native Ryan Fritz, previously of the Buffalo Jr Sabres U16 & U18 teams, plays for the Clippers. The 6’2″ 190 lb defenseman has 1 goal and 2 assists along with 18 PIM in 18 games this season.
Bentley University has been on quite the hotstreak this whole season and much of the credit for that falls on the shoulders of Senior goaltender Blake Dougherty. Dougherty, an East Amhert, NY native, recorded his second shutout of the season in a 6-0 win as Bentley took both games from Niagara over the weekend, earning him Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of The Week. Combining for 61 saves, a 1.49 GAA and a .953 save percentage against Niagara, Dougherty now has a 1.75 GAA and .947 GAA in 5 games this season.
Greece, NY native Riley Bourbonnais has been named the ECAC Player of the week following a hat trick performance in a 6-1 R.P.I. win over ECAC foe and defending National Champion Union College. Bourbonnais had a game high 5 shots and a plus-3 rating to go along with his 3 goals against Union, previously ranked #2 in the country behind the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Riley was a member of the 2008-2009 Greece Thunder hockey team that went an incredible 27-0 en route to a New York State Championship and also produced four NCAA Division I hockey players in Bourbonnais (R.P.I.) Matt Lane (Boston) J.T. Stenglein (Michigan State) and Mike Rotolo (R.I.T).
Victor, NY’s Jacob Tortora has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Boston College beginning with the 2018-2019 season. Tortora, a 5’6″ 150 lb forward is currently playing with the Don Mills Flyers of the GTMMHL. Tortora also participated in the USA Hockey Select 15 Development Camp this past summer in Amherst, NY.