NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
Trio of NOJHL clubs tabbed in CJHL rankings
SUDBURY, Ont. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League released their most recent Top 20 rankings Monday and a trio of Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs once again earned recognition.
The NOJHL-leading Powassan Voodoos were slotted fifth overall in the 132-team CJHL while the Soo Thunderbirds were rated 18th and the Cochrane Crunch garnered honourable mention status for a second straight week.
Heading into a home game tonight vs. Cochrane at 7:30 p.m. at the Powassan Sportsplex, the Voodoos continue to boast the best record in the league at 36-5-1-1 with their 74 points putting them nine ahead of the 30-11-4-1 Crunch and 10 better than the 31-11-1-1 Thunderbirds.
Powassan also sports the best winning percentage in the league at .860 while Sault Ste. Marie is next at .727 followed by Cochrane at .707.
Winners of 17 games in succession, has helped the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) take over as the new No. 1 team in the CJHL this week.
The Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) slipped to No. 2 while Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) jumped to No. 3 nationally and Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJQ) was slotted in at No. 4.
The following is the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings:
CJHL TOP 20 (As of Jan. 30, 2017)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (2)
2. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (1)
3. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (7)
4. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJQ) (3)
5. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (4)
6. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (5)
7. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (6)
8. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (8)
9. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (10)
10. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (9)
11. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (11)
12. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (12)
13. Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL) (14)
14. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (19)
15. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (17)
16. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (18)
17. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (HM)
18. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (20)
19. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (12)
20. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) (HM)
Honourable Mention: Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL); Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL); Winkler Flyers (MJHL); Burlington Cougars (OJHL); Whitby Fury (OJHL)
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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