NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Trio of NOJHL clubs tabbed in CJHL rankings
SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced their first in-season Pointstreak top 20 rankings for 2015-16 and three Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs have earned recognition.
The Cochrane Crunch were rated ninth in the CJHL while the Powassan Voodoos were slotted in the No. 11 spot with the defending NOJHL and Dudley-Hewitt Cup champion Soo Thunderbirds garnering honourable mention status in the rankings, which are produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Cochrane sits tied with Powassan in the NOJHL East standings with 12 points on a 6-1 record.
The Voodoos meanwhile are the lone unbeaten team in the league at 6-0, including a 4-2 triumph over the Crunch on Monday night.
As for the Thunderbirds, their 14 points put them atop the overall NOJHL standings as they boast a 7-1 mark early on.
The Alberta Junior Hockey League boasts the top two squads in the CJHL rankings with the Spruce Grove Saints and Lloydminster Bobcats sitting one-two respectively.
Rounding out the top three is the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL preseason top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Sept. 27:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE)
1. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
2. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
3. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
4. Wentachee Wild (BCHL)
5. Portage Terriers (MJHL)
6. Dieppe Commandos (MHL)
7. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL)
8. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL)
9. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL)
10. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
11. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
12. Penticton Vees (BCHL)
13. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
14. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)
15. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
16. Coburg Cougars (OJHL)
17. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL)
18. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
19. Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
20. Minnesota Iron Rangers (SIJHL)
Honourable Mention: Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL), Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL), Neepawa Natives (MJHL), Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
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.
For latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey.
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