CALGARY – The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals recent hot streak has received some national attention.
The Capitals, winners of seven straight games in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League), received an honourable mention in this week’s Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings released Monday. The Caps sit atop the Eastlink North Division at 8-2-0 (won-lost-overtime losses), good for third place in the 12-team league’s overall standings. The league-leading Yarmouth Mariners (9-2-1) and Amherst Ramblers (9-2-0) were the only two MHL teams to crack the top-20 rankings.
Amherst moved from 17th last week to 13 this week while the Mariners have gone from fourth to 10th to 17th in the last three weeks.
The Caps defeated the Mariners 4-2 in Summerside on Oct. 6 and lost 5-1 in Yarmouth on Sept. 15. The Caps, coming off a 4-2 home-ice win over the MHL-champion Edmundston Blizzard on Saturday night, and Ramblers, who are hosting the 2019 Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian junior A hockey championship, have yet to meet in the regular season.