Despite winning three of four games last week, the Tri-City Americans (24-9-0-0) remained eighth in this week's Canadian Hockey League poll.
Tri-City was one of four Western Hockey League teams in the poll. The Calgary Hitmen (25-8-1-1) led the way at No. 4. The Saskatoon Blades (22-6-1-3) are fifth, while the Brandon Wheat Kings (23-11-0-2) came in at No. 10.
The Windsor Spitfires (27-4-0-4) remained in the top spot, followed by the Saint John Sea Dogs (30-5-1-0) and the Barrie Colts (27-4-0-1).
The Americans will play at Everett on Friday and at Portland on Saturday to finish the first half of the season. They will be off from Dec. 20-26 for Christmas break. They return to the ice Dec. 27 at Everett.