Caps maintain No. 3 ranking in Canada

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Rasmussen named one of three stars this week

SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Western Capitals maintained the No. 3 spot in this week’s top-20 rankings in the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

Justin Rasmussen of the Summerside Western Capitals was named one of the three stars in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) for his play last week.

The Capitals, who are on a 12-game winning streak, are the overall leaders in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) at 31-6-2-0 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses).

The Yarmouth Mariners moved up to No. 8 from the ninth position. The other MHL team to be ranked nationally is the Truro Bearcats at the No. 9 position. Truro was ranked 10th last week.

The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League maintained the No. 1 position.

Star of week

In other Capitals’ news, forward Justin Rasmussen earned one of the league’s three star awards for last week.

Rasmussen scored four times and added an assist in two road wins last week.

In Bridgewater, N.S., on Friday night, Rasmussen was chosen the game’s first star as he scored twice in the Caps’ 6-2 victory. Then one night later in Yarmouth, N.S., Rasmussen was again named the game’s first star with two goals and an assist in a 4-3 win over the hometown Mariners.

The 19-year-old native of Georgetown, Ont., has 26 points, including 11 goals, in 25 games with the Caps this season.

Busy stretch

The Capitals have an upcoming busy stretch of three games in four days. The Caps will conclude a stretch of five straight road games by visiting the Dieppe Commandos on Thursday evening and the Miramichi Timberwolves on Saturday night, before returning home on Sunday for their first home game at Eastlink Arena since Jan. 12.

The Caps’ arch-rivals, Woodstock Slammers, will provide the opposition on Sunday in a 2 p.m. start.

Organizations: Maritime Junior Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League

Geographic location: Canada, Bridgewater, Yarmouth Georgetown

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  • capsfan
    January 24, 2013 - 14:01

    Billy Billy Billy get your facts straight beofre you go mouthing off, first the Kent Cup is the Maritime Championship, nobody hosts it, it is played in the two cites or towns where the team are from alternate games. Truro is hosting the Fred Page Cup, basically eastern Canada championships, Summerside has to earn there way to the Kent Cup and Fred page Cup finals. Summerside is hosting the Royal Bank Cup, the canadian nationals for the league our team plays in. As host we get to have a team play in the tourney. It would be nice to earn our way to the tourney instead. The team this year is no different then any other team we have had, it is a mixture of Summerside boys, Island boys, maritime boys and guys from further west. The ratio's may be a little different this year as paticipation in the Royal bank cup makes coming here to play more attractive. And yes the capitals play a rough style some say Maritime trademark hockey and at the same time are skilled in putting the puck in the net. And as you so demostrated that you know zilch about hockey, perhaps the croquet or tiddlywinks league is more your style.

  • billy
    January 23, 2013 - 20:18

    Please tell me there are other sports in Summerside besides these goons whom 75% of them will not be here next year.So they are hosting the Kent Cup......last time they attended did they not get sent back home for trashing hotel rooms...............yes a great organization