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.
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.