Tri-City Americans

Americans No. 4 in CHL poll

The Tri-City Americans (35-11-0-1) remained fourth in the Canadian Hockey League poll this week, while the Windsor Spitfires (35-7-0-4), who had been No. 1 the last seven weeks, dropped to third after going 2-2 in their last four games.

The Saint John Sea Dogs (38-7-0-1) took over the top spot, with the Barrie Colts (36-6-0-1) moving up to second.

The Saskatoon Blades (32-9-2-3) are fifth, with the Brandon Wheat Kings (30-15-0-3) ninth. The Medicine Hat Tigers, who were ninth last week, dropped out of the top 10.

Tri-City, which hosts the Vancouver Giants on Friday and U.S. Division rival Spokane on Saturday, have won five straight and are atop the U.S. Division, Western Conference and WHL standings.

The Americans have been in the poll 13 of 18 weeks.