NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
NOJHL’s top 3 remain same in CJHL rankings
SUDBURY – There was no change this week, in the order of appearance, for the three Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League clubs in the most recent Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak top 20 rankings that were announced Monday.
The NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds, Powassan Voodoos and Cochrane Crunch were once again tabbed third, eighth and 14th overall respectively in the weekly CJHL rankings,which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services.
Sault Ste. Marie reeled off a trio of victories last week, including a come from behind overtime triumph against Powassan Saturday, to raise their record to an impressive 26-3-0-0 on the season.
The Voodoos went to 23-4-1-1 overall after finishing off a three-game road swing at 2-0-1-0.
As for the high-scoring Crunch, the NOJHL goal leaders added 18 more to their league-best total of 192 as they skated to a trio of triumphs during the week that was.
Each of the three sides Soo (.897), Powassan (.828) and Cochrane (.803) all boast winning percentages over .800 entering play this week.
There was movement at the top of the CJHL rankings however with the new No. 1 Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) moving up and switching spots with the now No. 2 Penticton Vees (BCHL).
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings as well as the five honourable mention teams for the period ending Dec. 13:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK’S RANKING)
1. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (2)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
3. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (3)
4. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (5)
5. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (6)
6. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (4)
7. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (11)
8. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (8)
9. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (7)
10. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (10)
11. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (9)
12. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (13)
13. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (12)
14. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (14)
15. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (16)
16. College Francais de Longeueil (QJHL) (15)
17. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (20)
18. Cumberland Grads (CCHL) (17)
19. Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (HM)
20. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (NR)
Honourable Mention: Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL), Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL), Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL), Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL), Dieppe Commandos (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.
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