NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
Voodoos remain No. 1 in CJHL rankings
Thunderbirds move up to 7th; Crunch 12th
SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League continues to earn national recognition from the Canadian Junior Hockey League as three of its member clubs garnered attention in the latest Pointstreak top 20 rankings, which were announced Monday.
For a second consecutive week the Powassan Voodoos were ranked No. 1 overall in the weekly listings while the surging Soo Thunderbirds moved to seventh overall and the Cochrane Crunch jumped to 12th in the CJHL’s latest listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Powassan is a perfect 10-0 to start the season and remain the lone unbeaten side in the 131-team CJHL.
With 20 points the Voodoos also hold games in hand on the Thunderbirds and Crunch in the race for top spot in the NOJHL standings.
Rolling right along as well are the T-Birds, who have won seven in succession and have gone 12-1 overall as they sit with a co-NOJHL-best 24 points.
Cochrane also boasts 24 points to date with a 12-3 record.
The Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) remains the No. 2 squad in the CJHL this week while the Penticton Vees (BCHL) were tabbed third in the CJHL.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Oct. 18:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (1)
2. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (2)
3. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (5)
4. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (3)
5. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) (4)
6. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (7)
7. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (8)
8. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (9)
9. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (6)
10. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (12)
11. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (10)
12. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (16)
13. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (NR)
14. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (15)
15. Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL) (NR)
16. Markham Royals (OJHL) (17)
17. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (NR)
18. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (HM)
19. Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (13)
20. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL); Vaudreuil-Dorion Mustangs (QJHL)
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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