NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Nov. 7, 2016
Powassan, Cochrane & Timmins all listed in latest CJHL rankings
SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League is once again well represented in the latest edition of the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings, which were announced Monday.
Topping the NOJHL contingent this week are the Powassan Voodoos, who were slotted 10th nationally in the 132-team CJHL.
Joining them were the Cochrane Crunch at No. 15 and the Timmins Rock at No. 19.
Powassan has won eight straight games heading into a contest at home tonight vs. Elliot Lake at 7:30 p.m., and currently boasts the best winning percentage in the NOJHL at .806.
Sporting a 14-3-1-0 record in league play, their 29 points leaves them one shy of both Cochrane and the Soo Thunderbirds in the quest for top spot in the overall league standings. They also hold games in hand on the Crunch and T-Birds.
Cochrane presently sits with a 13-3-3-1 mark through 20 outings while fellow NOJHL East Division member Timmins is right in the hunt with 28 points on a 14-4-0-0 record after 18 games.
There was no change among the top two clubs in the CJHL rankings this week with College Francais de Longueuil (QJHL) once again holding down the No. 1 slot while the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) remains at No. 2.
Rounding out the top five are the 2017 RBC Cup host Cobourg Cougars (OJHL), Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) and Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) in third, fourth and fifth respectively.
The following are the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings:
CJHL TOP 20 (As of Nov. 7)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJQ) (1)
2. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (2)
3. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (4)
4. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (5)
5. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (6)
6. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (7)
7. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (3)
8. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (8)
9. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (15)
10. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (11)
11. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (9)
12. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (14)
13. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (HM)
14. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (NR)
15. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (19)
16. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) (NR)
17. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (16)
18. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (NR)
19. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (NR)
20. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (20)
Honourable Mention: Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL); Estevan Bruins (SJHL); OCN Blizzard (MJHL); Whitby Fury (OJHL); Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL)
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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