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Capitals move up one spot in national rankings

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals have moved up one spot in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s top-20 rankings.

The Capitals jumped from No. 14 to No. 13 in the latest rankings released on Monday. It is the highest the Caps have been ranked this season.

The Caps, who have won five games in a row and eight of their last nine, currently sport a Maritime Junior Hockey League-leading record of 13-3-0.

The Capitals, who defeated the Fredericton Red Wings (8-7-0) by a 5-2 score in Summerside on Saturday night, were the only Maritime Junior Hockey League team ranked this week. The South Shore Lumberjacks (12-4-1) and Edmundston Blizzard (11-4-0) both received honourable mentions.

The Caps return to action on Thursday as the Miramichi Timberwolves (4-9-3) visit Eastlink Arena for a 7 p.m. start.

The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League continue to be the top-ranked junior A team in Canada. Brooks is off to a 20-0 start to the 2019-20 season and has won 53 consecutive regular-season games dating back to last year.

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