The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals are No. 8 in the latest Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) rankings released Monday.
The Caps dropped one spot in the initial top-20 rankings of 2020.
The Billy McGuigan-coached Caps have won five straight games since the previous rankings were released on Dec. 23 and sport a Maritime Junior Hockey League-leading record of 29-5-1 (won-lost-overtime losses).
The Capitals, coming off a stretch of three wins in three days last week, are the only Maritime league team ranked nationally. The Edmundston Blizzard (22-7-5), who are 10 points behind the Caps in the Eastlink North Division, received an honourable mention.
The Blizzard and Caps will meet at Eastlink Arena in Summerside on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League remain the top-ranked team in the country. Brooks is 38-3-1.
The rankings are compiled by an independent scouting source.
A total of 131 teams from 10 junior A leagues make up the CJHL.
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