NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
CJHL rankings sees 4 NOJHL clubs tabbed once again
SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced their weekly Pointstreak Top 20 rankings Monday and four Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs earned recognition once again.
The latest listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services, saw the NOJHL-leading Soo Thunderbirds remain No. 2 in the 131-team CJHL while the Cochrane Crunch were tabbed 11th, the Powassan Voodoos 14th and the 2016 Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Kirkland Lake Gold Miners earned honourable mention laurels.
Sault Ste. Marie is fresh off capturing the NOJHL West Division title over the weekend while improving to a league-best record of 40-4-1-0. The T-Birds are also a combination of five points gained by them or lost by both Cochrane and Powassan from claiming the overall regular season crown.
The Crunch (36-9-2-2) meanwhile is in the three-way battle with the Voodoos (34-9-3-1) and the Gold Miners (33-11-2-1) in the race for the NOJHL’s East Division title.
There was no change among the top three sides in the CJHL this week with the Penticton Vees (BCHL) holding down top spot for a second straight week the defending RBC Cup champion Portage Terriers (MJHL) maintained their grasp on the No. 3 slot.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention squads for the period ending Feb. 14:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
2. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (2)
3. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (3)
4. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (4)
5. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (6)
6. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (5)
7. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (7)
8. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (9)
9. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (8)
10. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (11)
11. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (10)
12. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (12)
13. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (13)
14. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (14)
15. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (16)
16. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) (19)
17. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (18)
18. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (17)
19. College Francais de Longeueil (QJHL) (15)
20. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (20)
Honourable Mention: Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL); Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL); Melfort Mustangs (SJHL); Georgetown Raiders (OJHL); Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL)
ABOUT THE POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
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.
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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