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Cochrane up to 5th in CJHL rankings; Powassan, Timmins earn honourable mention



Release Date: Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Cochrane up to 5th in CJHL rankings; Powassan, Timmins earn honourable mention

SUDBURY – Rolling right along and still unbeaten in the regulation time, the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Cochrane Crunch continue to climb in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings.

The latest edition of the weekly listings announced Monday sees the Crunch slotted fifth nationally in the 132-team CJHL.

Meanwhile both the Powassan Voodoos and Timmins Rock earned honourable mention status.

Winners of six straight, Cochrane remains atop the overall NOJHL standings with 24 points along with an impressive 11-0-1-1 record.

Fellow East Division opponents in Powassan and Timmins sit with 9-3-1-0 and 9-3-0-0 records respectively.

There was no change among the top three in the CJHL this week.

The 10-0-0-0 Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) remains unbeaten and the No. 1 rated side in the CJHL again this week.

Following Steinbach is the also unbeaten 12-0-0-0 Terrebonne Cobras (QJHL) at No. 2, while the 12-0-0-0 Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) have also yet to taste defeat in 2016-17 and are still tabbed No. 3 in the country.

The following is the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings and five honourable mention teams:

CJHL TOP 20 (As of Oct. 17)
1. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (1)
2. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (2)
3. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (3)
4. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (4)
5. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (6)
6. College Francais de Longueil (LHJQ) (7)
7. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (11)
8. Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) (HM)
9. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (9)
10. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (12)
11. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (13)
12. Whitby Fury (OJHL) (NR)
13. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
14. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (HM)
15. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (10)
16. OCN Blizzard (MJHL) (NR)
17. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (15)
18. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (17)
19. Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) (NR)
20. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (20)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL); Timmins Rock (NOJHL); Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL); Brooks Bandits (AJHL); Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL)


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.


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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