NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Voodoos No. 1 in CJHL rankings
Thunderbirds 8th; Crunch 16th
SUDBURY – As the lone remaining unbeaten team in the Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Powassan Voodoos received top billing in the latest Pointstreak top 20 and honourable mention rankings announced Monday.
The Voodoos were tabbed No. 1 overall in the 131-team CJHL in the latest listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Meanwhile two other NOJHL clubs also garnered attention in the weekly rankings as the Soo Thunderbirds were slotted eighth nationally and the Cochrane Crunch came in at No. 16.
Boasting a perfect 9-0 record to start the 2015-16 season, Powassan continues to impress in just their second year in the league.
Surging Sault Ste. Marie is also hot having won six straight games as they sit in top spot overall, points wise, with 22 on an 11-1 record.
Cochrane meanwhile is 10-2 to date with 20 points to their credit.
The Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) dipped to No. 2 in the CJHL this week while the Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) moved to No. 3.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Oct. 11:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (3)
2. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (1)
3. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (2)
4. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) (6)
5. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (7)
6. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (4)
7. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (7)
8. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (17)
9. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (12)
10. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (10)
11. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (16)
12. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (14)
13. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (18)
14. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (NR)
15. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (9)
16. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (11)
17. Markham Royals (OJHL) HM)
18. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (13)
19. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (NR)
20. Powell River Kings (BCHL) (20)
Honourable Mention: Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL); College Francais de Longueuil (QJHL); Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
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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