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Voodoos; Crunch named in CJHL weekly rankings

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Voodoos; Crunch named in CJHL weekly rankings

SUDBURY – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced its weekly Top 20 rankings Monday and a pair of Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs earned accolades.

Winners of 11 consecutive games, the Powassan Voodoos were slotted eighth in the 132-team CJHL while the Cochrane Crunchwere tabbed 17th nationally.

Preparing for a head-to-head match-up tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Powassan, the Voodoos and Crunch sit one-two respectively in the overall NOJHL standings.

Powassan has a NOJHL-best 37 points on an 18-3-1-0 record while Cochrane is sitting with 33 points having gone 14-3-4-1 so far this season.

The Voodoos sport a .841 winning percentage while the Crunch have a .750 win mark to their credit.

College Francais de Longueuil remains the No. 1 team in the CJHL for another week while the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) have moved up to No. 2.

Rounding out the top five are the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) and Terrebone Cobras (QJHL) in third through fifth respectively.

The following are the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings:

CJHL TOP 20 (As of Nov. 14, 2016)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (1)
2. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (4)
3. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (2)
4. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (5)
5. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (7)
6. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (6)
7. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (8)
8. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (10)
9. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (11)
10. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (12)
11. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (13)
12. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (3)
13. OCN Blizzard (MJHL) (HM)
14. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (NR)
15. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (18)
16. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (14)
17. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (15)
18. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (HM)
19. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (NR)
20. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (20)

Honourable Mention: Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL), Estevan Bruins (SJHL), Portage Terriers (MJHL), Whitby Fury (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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