SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Western Capitals have cracked the top 10 of the weekly Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings.
Summerside Western Capitals
The hosts of the 2013 RBC Cup national junior A championship moved into the 9th spot in the CJHL’s top 20, up from 11th the previous week.
Despite Saturday’s 6-0 loss to the Yarmouth Mariners, who also moved up two places to No. 13, the Caps sit just one point back of the Truro Bearcats for the top overall spot in the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL).
The Bearcats, meanwhile, maintained their second-place CJHL ranking, while the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League continued their stranglehold on the top spot.
The Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League dropped to No. 5 from the third spot, which they’d held for the past several weeks. The Minnesota Wilderness of the Superior International Junior Hockey League vaulted from fourth to third, and the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League landed in fourth.
The CJHL top 20 rankings encompass all Canadian junior hockey leagues and are based on a variety of factors, including the league in which the teams play, winning percentage and won-lost record.