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Powassan; Timmins make move up in CJHL rankings

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

Powassan; Timmins make move up in CJHL rankings

SUDBURY – Two of the hottest clubs in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League are making a move up in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Top 20 rankings.

The latest edition of the listings released Monday sees the red-hot Powassan Voodoos sliding up to No. 7 overall in the 132-team CJHL while the Timmins Rock were tabbed 12th nationally.

Powassan is riding an impressive 13-game winning streak, which they’ll put on the line Monday evening, as they host the French River Rapids at 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex.

The Voodoos lead the overall NOJHL standings with a league-best 20-3-1-0 record.

Timmins meanwhile has moved to second overall in terms of winning percentage at .739 along with a 17-6-0-0 mark in league play heading into a home game Wednesday vs. 16-5-4-1 Cochrane.

Still No. 1 in the 132-team CJHL is College Français de Longueuil remains the No. 1 team in the CJHL for yet another week.

There was also no change in second and third in the listings as the Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) and Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) maintain their place in the top three.

The following are the latest CJHL Top 20 rankings:

CJHL TOP 20 (As of Nov. 21, 2016)
RANK TEAM (LEAGUE) (LAST WEEK)
1. College Francais de Longueuil (LHJAAAQ) (1)
2. Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) (2)
3. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (3)
4. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (6)
5. Les Cobras de Terrebonne (LHJAAAQ) (5)
6. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (7)
7. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (8)
8. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (10)
9. Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (11)
10. Whitby Fury (OJHL) (HM)
11. Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) (19)
12. Timmins Rock (NOJHL) (NR)
13. Brooks Bandits (AJHL) (14)
14. Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) (16)
15. Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) (4)
16. Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (NR)
17. OCN Blizzard (MJHL) (13)
18. Yarmouth Jr. ‘A’ Mariners (MHL) (9)
19. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (15)
20. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (20)

Honourable Mention: Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL); Estevan Bruins (SJHL); Cobourg Cougars (OJHL); Arctic de St-Léonard (LHJAAAQ); Pictou County Weeks Crushers (MHL)

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.

For latest CJHL news and features, visit www.cjhlhockey.com and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/cjhlhockey or @cjhlhockey.

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