Hot to trot in the NOJHL

Randy Russon
November 19, 2019

Powassan Voodoos — and their 20 successive victories — are far from the only hot team in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Timmins Rock, Soo Eagles, Blind River Beavers and Rayside Balfour Canadians are also on a smooth path.

As Powassan tops the NOJHL with 44 points from a record of 22-1-0, the Voodoos are far from being in an East Division comfort zone. That is because Timmins has 38 points from a solid as a Rock record of 18-3-2.

Of note, both teams are of distinction within the weekly Canadian Jr. Hockey League rankings. Powassan in no. 1 in the CJHL nation while Timmins is rated 14th.

Meanwhile, over in the West Division, the Michigan-based Eagles have won six straight and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 outings to move into a third-place tie with the Soo Thunderbirds. The Twin Soo rivals both have 31 points from identical records of 14-10-3.

Ahead of the two Soo teams are Blind River in first place and Rayside Balfour in the no. 2 slot. Both teams have 6-2-2 records over their last 10 games.

The Beavers have 37 points from a record of 17-6-3, just ahead of the Canadians, who have earned 36 points from a 17-7-2 mark.

Individually, Blind River’s prolific pair of Caleb Serre and Justin Mauro are 1-2 in the points parade.

Serre has 27 goals, 26 assists, 53 points while Mauro has 10-28-38 totals.

PHOTO: Timmins Rock celebrates a recent victory.

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