NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
3 NOJHL clubs earn recognition in CJHL rankings
SUDBURY – The latest Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak top 20 rankings were announced Monday and three Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League earned recognition.
The Soo Thunderbirds were slotted third, the Powassan Voodoos eighth and the Cochrane Crunch 14th in the weekly listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Despite a rare defeat over the weekend, Sault Ste. Marie still boasts the top winning percentage in the NOJHL at .885 with a solid 23-3-0-0 record.
At 24-4-0-1, Powassan is sporting a .827 win mark while Cochrane is close behind at .783 having gone 22-5-1-2 to date.
The three squads are currently the only ones in the 12-team NOJHL that have 20 or more victories to their credit and have five or fewer losses in regulation time.
Rolling along as the No. 1 side in the CJHL is the Penticton Vees (BCHL) with the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) surpassing the T-Birds in moving to No. 2.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams for the period ending Dec. 6:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
2. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (3)
3. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (2)
4. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (4)
5. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (5)
6. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (6)
7. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (7)
8. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (9)
9. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (10)
10. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (11)
11. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (8)
12. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (15)
13. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (17)
14. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (13)
15. College Francais de Longeueil (QJHL) (19)
16. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (16)
17. Cumberland Grads (CCHL) (18)
18. Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) (NR)
19. Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (NR)
20. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (HM)
Honourable Mention: Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL); Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
ABOUT THE POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20 RANKINGS
The Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services (ISS) and 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 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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