The Powassan Voodoos are number one in the country.

With a 20 game winning streak in hand and looking to grow that total, the team jumped from the third rank to first in the weekly top 20 from the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

“The ranking is very flattering and a credit to the players and the coaching staff,” said Voodoos General Manager Chris Dawson. “But it’s only November and we know there’s still a lot of work to do.”

The first time Powassan found themselves in this position was during the 2015/16 season in what was just their second season of existence. That honour was also the first time a team from the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) was ranked number one. The team had started the season a perfect 9-0 on route to a 40 win season. The 2016/17 season would prove to be the ultimate feather in their cap however by finishing as the NOJHL champs.

The CJHL is an all-encompassing league in which the NOJHL sits. The league boasts 132 teams across the country, which Powassan currently sits atop. Timmins also represents the league sitting at number 14, down from their ranking last week at number eight.