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Trio of NOJHL clubs among CJHL winning percentage leaders

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NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Trio of NOJHL clubs among CJHL winning percentage leaders

SUDBURY, Ont. – Of the top 20 teams, in terms of winning percentage, in the Canadian Junior Hockey League three Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs are on the list.

The surging Soo Thunderbirds, who have won five straight and have gone 17-1 in their past 18 outings, boast the top win mark in the NOJHL at .917.

That number is the second highest in the 131-team CJHL trailing only the Penticton Vees (BCHL), who sit at .931 while having gone an impressive 27-2 to date.

Sault Ste. Marie is a solid 22-2 in their first two dozen NOJHL contests this season as the defending league and Dudley-Hewitt Cup champions take to the ice tonight in their 25th game of the season at Elliot Lake vs. the Wildcats.

The T-Birds were tabbed second in the most recent CJHL Pointstreak Top 20 rankings.

A pair of other NOJHL sides are playing over .800-hockey so far this season with the Powassan Voodoos sitting at .813 while the Cochrane Crunch are at .804, which ranks them ninth and 11th overall in CJHL winning percentage heading into action Friday evening.

The Voodoos were also slotted ninth in the latest CJHL rankings while the Crunch were tabbed 13th.

Both second-year clubs have had solid first halves in league play having 40 wins between them and only four losses, in regulation time, each.

Powassan will go in search of their 20th victory tonight in Espanola as they attempt to derail the Express and Cochrane looks for their 22nd triumph as they host the Soo Eagles at the Tim Horton Event Centre.

The following are the CJHL Top 20 winning percentage leaders, as of Dec. 4:

TEAM LEAGUE GP W L T/OT/SL PTS WIN% CJHL RANK
Penticton Vees BCHL 29 27 2 0 54 .931 1
Soo Thunderbirds NOJHL 24 22 2 0 44 .917 2
Trenton Golden Hawks OJHL 28 24 2 2 50 .893 3
Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 31 26 4 1 53 .855 4
Portage Terriers MJHL 29 24 4 1 49 .845 5
Fort Frances Lakers SIJHL 22 18 3 1 37 .841 6
College Francais De Longueuil QJHL 28 23 4 1 47 .839 19
Winkler Flyers MJHL 27 21 4 2 44 .815 8
Powassan Voodoos NOJHL 24 19 4 1 39 .813 9
Lloydminster Bobcats AJHL 29 23 5 1 47 .810 7
Cochrane Crunch NOJHL 28 21 4 3 45 .804 13
Carleton Place Canadians CCHL 32 25 6 1 51 .797 10
Summerside Western Capitals MHL 23 18 5 0 36 .783 12
Melfort Mustangs SJHL 27 19 5 3 41 .759 11
Brooks Bandits AJHL 28 20 6 2 42 .750 17
Sainte-Agathe Montagnards QJHL 30 21 6 3 45 .750 20
Vaudreuil-Doiron Mustangs QJHL 26 19 6 1 39 .750 N/R
Battlefords North Stars SJHL 30 21 6 3 45 .750 HM
Cumberland Grads CCHL 31 22 7 2 46 .742 18
Whitecourt Wolverines AJHL 29 20 6 3 43 .741 16