NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Thunderbirds; Voodoos; Crunch still in CJHL rankings
SUDBURY – The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak top 20 rankings have been announced and three Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs once again earned a place in the listings.
The Soo Thunderbirds were ranked fifth this week in the 131-team CJHL while the Powassan Voodoos are slotted eighth overall and the Cochrane Crunch come in tabbed 12th in the ratings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Sault Ste. Marie boasts the best winning percentage in the NOJHL at .900 with an impressive 18-2-0-0 record.
Powassan is next with an equally solid .895 win mark having gone 17-2-0-0 with Cochrane sitting at .826 in term of winning percentage and a 18-3-1-1 record to date.
Winners of 22 consecutive games, the Penticton Vees (BCHL) remain the No. 1 team in the CJHL with the Portage Terriers (MJHL) and Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) round out the top three in second and third respectively.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Nov. 15:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
2. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (3)
3. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (4)
4. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (5)
5. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (2)
6. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
7. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (8)
8. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (9)
9. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (6)
10. Ottawa Jr. A Senators (CCHL) (11)
11. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (13)
12. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (15)
13. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (17)
14. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (10)
15. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (NR)
16. Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL) (20)
17. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (16)
18. Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) (NR)
19. College Francais de Longeueil (QJHL) (18)
20. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL) (19)
Honourable Mention: Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), Smith Falls Bears (CCHL), Brockville Braves (CCHL), Woodstock Slammers (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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