NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
NOJHL still well represented in CJHL rankings
SUDBURY, Ont. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced their latest Top 20 rankings Monday and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League is once again well represented in the national listings.
The NOJHL-leading Powassan Voodoos were slotted seventh in the 132-team CJHL while the Soo Thunderbirds were once again tabbed 18th and the surging Cochrane Crunch garnered honourable mention laurels for another week.
Heading into a home contest tonight vs. Iroquois Falls, the Voodoos boast a league-best 76 points and a 37-6-1-1 record.
Cochrane, who has won 10 straight sit second overall in terms of points with 73 having gone 34-11-4-1 to date while Sault Ste. Marie sits third in the NOJHL with the 34-11-1-1 with the Thunderbirds having played three fewer games than the Crunch.
Powassan also boasts the top winning percentage in the league at .844 while the T-Birds are next at .745 followed by Cochrane at .730
There was no change among the top three in the CJHL this week as the Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) and Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) remaining No. 1 through 3 respectively.
The following is the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings:
CJHL TOP 20 (As of Feb. 6, 2017)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (1)
2. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (2)
3. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (3)
4. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJQ) (4)
5. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (7)
6. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (6)
7. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (5)
8. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (8)
9. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (9)
10. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (10)
11. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (11)
12. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (12)
13. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (15)
14. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (14)
15. Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL) (13)
16. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (17)
17. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (HM)
18. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (18)
19. Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) (HM)
20. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (20)
Honourable Mention: Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL); Penticton Vees (BCHL); Nipawin Hawks (SJHL); Burlington Cougars (OJHL); Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)
ABOUT THE CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings 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 132 teams and over 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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