The Tri-City Americans moved from seventh to fourth in this week's CHL poll.
The Ams went 2-1 last week, splitting with Kelowna and beating reigning U.S. Division champion Portland.
Here is this week's poll:
1. London Knights (6-1-0-0)
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2. Baie-Comeau Drakkar (8-2-0-0)
3. Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (7-1-0-0)
4. Tri-City Americans (5-2-0-0)
5. Saint John Sea Dogs (7-4-0-0)
6. Saskatoon Blades (6-1-0-0)
7. Shawinigan Cataractes (8-4-0-1)
8. Regina Pats (5-2-0-0)
9. Ottawa 67's (5-1-1-0)
10. Victoriaville Tigres (8-4-0-0)
Former Tri-City American Carter Ashton was named AHL player of the week. He had three goals and an assist in helping the Norfolk Admirals to two wins in as many games.
The Saskatoon Blades were selected to host the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup, to be held at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, from May 17-26,. It will mark the 95th edition of the Canadian Hockey League national championship.
Three WHL clubs – Kelowna Rockets, Red Deer Rebels and Saskatoon Blades — submitted applications to host the 2013 the Memorial Cup. The decision was made by a majority vote of the WHL Board of Governors on Wednesday.
The Regina Pats announced that their unsung hero award will be renamed in honor of Rick Rypien, the beloved former Pats captain who died in August. A nice tribute by the team.