NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
Powassan Voodoos stay No. 1 in CJHL rankings
Soo Thunderbirds jump to 6th; Cochrane Crunch fall to 20th
SUDBURY – For yet another week the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has three of its member clubs tabbed in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak top 20 rankings, which were announced Monday.
Fresh off a three-game road trip sweep the Powassan Voodoos are once again ranked No. 1 overall in the weekly tabulations while the surging Soo Thunderbirds jumped to sixth overall and the Cochrane Crunch were slotted 20th in the CJHL listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Powassan is a perfect 13-0-0-0 to begin the NOJHL season as they hold down top spot as the lone unbeaten side in the 131-team CJHL.
Winners of nine straight contests Sault Ste. Marie only has one loss to date as the Thunderbirds sport a 14-1-0-0 overall record.
The T-Birds lead the NOJHL West with 28 points.
As for Cochrane they are currently 13-3-1-0 on the campaign with their 27 points pacing the NOJHL East, one point clear of the Voodoos, who do hold four games in hand on the Crunch.
Riding an impressive 15-game winning streak, the 15-1-0-0 Penticton Vees (BCHL) is the No. 2 ranked team in the CJHL this week.
Coming in at No. 3 overall is the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL), who are also 15-1-0-0 overall.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Oct. 25:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (1)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
3. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (2)
4. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (6)
5. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (4)
6. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (7)
7. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) (5)
8. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (11)
9. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (12)
10. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (13)
11. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (9)
12. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (19)
13. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (HM)
14. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (17)
15. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (14)
16. College de Francais Longueuil (QJHL) (NR)
17. North York Rangers (OJHL) (HM)
18. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) (NR)
19. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (20)
20. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (12)
Honourable Mention: Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL); Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL); Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)
ABOUT THE POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The Pointstreak CJHL preseason rankings are based upon a variety of factors which includes the league in which the teams belong to, last season’s results in regular season and playoffs as well as initial recruiting efforts for the upcoming season.
ABOUT THE CJHL
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.
The CJHL represents 131 teams and nearly 3,000 players and has just as many former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.
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