NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Monday, Feb. 29, 2016
NOJHL maintains 4 in CJHL rankings
SUDBURY – The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League is once again well represented in the latest edition of the Canadian Junior Hockey League Pointstreak Top 20 ranking announced Monday as four clubs earned recognition.
In the latest listings, which are compiled in conjunction with International Scouting Services, sees the Soo Thunderbirds tabbed in third spot in the 131-team CJHL while the Powassan Voodoos and Cochrane Crunch come in at in 13th and 14th respectively and the Dudley-Hewitt Cup host Kirkland Lake Gold Miners secured honourable mention status.
Sporting a 42-5-1-0 record Sault Ste. Marie continues to hold down top spot in the overall NOJHL standings and requires just one point to secure the No. 1 seed and home ice advantage for the upcoming league playoffs.
Powassan (39-9-3-1) and Cochrane (38-9-2-2) meanwhile are neck-and-neck in the race for first place in the league East Division standings with only two points separating them with the Crunch holding one game in hand on the Voodoos.
As for Kirkland Lake, they are 36-12-2-1 and sit third in the NOJHL East.
Winners of 19 games in succession, the defending RBC Cup national Jr. A champion Portage Terriers (MJHL) are the new No. 1 side in the CJHL this week with the Penticton Vees (BCHL) slipping to No. 2 overall.
The following is the Pointstreak CJHL top 20 rankings and five honourable mention squads for the period ending Feb. 28:
POINTSTREAK CJHL TOP 20
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (PREVIOUS RANKING)
1. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (2)
2. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (1)
3. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (3)
4. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (4)
5. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) (6)
6. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (8)
7. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (7)
8. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (5)
9. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (12)
10. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (9)
11. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (10)
12. Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (13)
13. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (16)
14. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (11)
15. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (14)
16. Sainte-Agathe Les Montagnards (QJHL) (15)
17. College Francais de Longeueil (QJHL) (19)
18. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (HM)
19. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (17)
20. Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (20)
Honourable Mention: Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL); West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL); Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL); Georgetown Raiders (OJHL); Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)
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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