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Voodoos move to No. 2 in CJHL rankings; Thunderbirds slip to 13th

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Voodoos move to No. 2 in CJHL rankings; Thunderbirds slip to 13th

SUDBURY – Rolling right along with an impressive 22-game winning streak in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has also helped the Powassan Voodoos surge up in Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings.

The final listings for 2016, announced Monday, sees the NOJHL-leading Voodoos tabbed No. 2 overall in the 132-team CJHL while the Soo Thunderbirds were slotted 13th nationally.

The Voodoos, who put their incredible win run on the line tonight at home vs. the Iroquois Falls Eskis at 7:30 p.m. at the Powassan Sportsplex, continue to pace the overall NOJHL standings with 59 points on a solid 29-3-1-0 record.

Sault Ste. Marie meanwhile remains in top spot in the league’s West Division with 53 points on a 26-8-1-0 mark.

Powassan also leads the league in terms of winning percentage at .894 while the T-Birds are second at .757.

Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) continues as the No. 1 club in the CJHL while the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) sits at No. 3.

The following is the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings:

CJHL TOP 20 (As of Dec. 19, 2016)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. Collège Français de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (1)
2. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (3)
3. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (2)
4. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (4)
5. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (5)
6. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (7)
7. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (8)
8. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (6)
9. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (9)
10. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (18)
11. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJQ) (13)
12. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (11)
13. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (12)
14. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (15)
15. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (16)
16. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL) (19)
17. Whitby Fury (OJHL) (10)
18. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (14)
19. Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (HM)
20. Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL) (20)

Honourable Mention: Okotoks Oilers (AJHL); Estevan Bruins (SJHL); Portage Terriers (MJHL); Cobourg Cougars (OJHL); Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL)

The CJHL top 20 will return on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.

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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