NYR climbs to 17th in National Rankings

October 26, 2015

8:12 AM EDT

(Article courtesy OJHL website)

Northern Ontario’s Powassan Voodoos remain the only unbeaten team in the CJHL again this week at an impressive 12-0, and many top teams across the country have started to separate themselves in their respective leagues and divisions.

The BCHL’s Penticton Vees, are on a 15-game winning streak and have seized first place overall in the BCHL. They are now followed closely by the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, who are returning to their traditional game of skill and toughness.

The AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints and the Lloydminster Bobcats are starting to slowly distance themselves from the pack in the Viterra North Division, while the Camrose Kodiaks with good some play are an Honourable Mention in this week’s rankings.

The Battlefords North Stars of the SJHL have slipped ahead of the Melfort Mustangs, while the Portage Terriers and Winkler Flyers continue to be the cream of the crop in the MJHL.

The Fort Frances Lakers in the Superior International Junior Hockey League have moved up on the Dryden Ice Dogs, while the Powassan Voodoos and their unbeaten streak remain in the mix with several games in hand over the Soo Thunderbirds and Cochrane Crunch whom are both a head of them in the NOJHL standing.

The Trenton Golden Hawks are moving further in front of the rest of the teams in the OJHL, while the North York Rangers and the Kingston Voyageurs are trying to keep pace with the surging Golden Hawks.

The Carleton Place Canadians and Smiths Falls Bears are atop the standings in the CCHL, but now see the fast charging Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators making some inroads in the standings.

The Montagnards de Sainte-Agathe remain atop the overall standings in the QJHL, and the Dieppe Commandos of the MHL and the Woodstock Slammers have the narrowest of margins over the Truro Bearcats and Summerside Western Capitals in that league.

Top 20 Rankings
1.    Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) (1)
2.    Penticton Vees (BCHL) (3)
3.    Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) (2) 
4.    Portage Terriers (MJHL) (6)
5.    Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (4)
6.    Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (7)
7.    Montagnards de Sainte-Agathe (QJHL) (5)
8.    Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) (11)
9.    Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)  (12)
10.    Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) (13)
11.    Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) (9)
12.    Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) (19)
13.    Fort Frances Lakers  (SIJHL) (HM)
14.    Winkler Flyers (MJHL) (17)
15.    Dieppe Commandos (MHL) (14)
16.    College de Francais Longueuil (QJHL) (NR)
17.    North York Rangers (OJHL) (HM)
18.    Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) (NR)
19.    Woodstock Slammers (MHL) (20)
20.    Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) (12)

Honourable Mention: Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL), Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL), Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL), Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL), Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)

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