Voodoos 12th; Thunderbirds Honourable Mention in latest CJHL rankings

CALGARY, Alta. (Monday, Oct. 16, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 regular season rankings, for the period ending Oct. 16, features the Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) taking over as the new No. 1.

MHL: Despite suffering their first two defeats the Edmundston Blizzard are still 9-2 overall as are the Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners.

LHJAAAQ: With only one loss in regulation each the Cobras de Terrebonne and College Français de Longueuil still lead the way in the LHJAAAQ.

CCHL: The powerful Carleton Place Canadians have moved to sixth nationally while the Fred Page Cup-host
Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators sit 20th in the CJHL rankings.

OJHL: The Toronto Patriots, Georgetown Raiders and Wellington Dukes stay in the Top 20 while the North York Rangers picked up honourable mention status.

NOJHL: The NOJHL winning percentage leaders, in the Powassan Voodoos, are up to 12th while the surging Soo Thunderbirds earn honourable mention.

SIJHL: CJHL No. 1 & unbeaten Thief River Falls puts their perfect record on the line Friday as they visit Dudley-Hewitt Cup-host Dryden, who remains seventh.

MJHL: A logjam near the top of the MJHL standings sees the Steinbach Pistons and Winkler Flyers in the Top 20 and the OCN Blizzard earning consideration.

SJHL: The Battlefords North Stars have yet to fall in regulation while the Melfort Mustangs, Estevan Bruins and Weyburn Red Wings are among the winning percentage leaders over in Saskatchewan.

AJHL: The Okotoks Oilers suffered their first loss last week, but they still pace the overall AJHL standings followed closely by the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

BCHL: At 8-0-1 the Penticton Vees have moved to No. 2 overall in the CJHL rankings. Boasting the second-best winning percentage in the BCHL is the Trail Smoke Eaters who garnered honourable mention laurels this week in the weekly listings.

CJHL 2017-18 TOP 20 (As of Oct. 16/17)
1. Thief River Falls Norskies (SIJHL) (3)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (4)
3. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (5)
4. Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) (1)
5. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (6)
6. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (9)
7. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (7)
8. College Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (16)
9. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (14)
10. Toronto Patriots (OJHL) (17)
11. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (8)
12. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (15)
13. Edmundston Blizzard (MHL) (2)
14. Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL) (HM)
15. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (11)
16. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (18)
17. Estevan Bruins (SJHL) (NR)
18. Wellington Dukes (OJHL) (HM)
19. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (NR)
20. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (12)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL); Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL); OCN Blizzard (MJHL); Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL); North York Rangers (OJHL)