The Quebec Remparts (15-1-0-1) kept their place at the top of the weekly CHL poll, while the Saskatoon Blades (11-5-0-0) fell from No. 2 to No. 5.
The Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors (12-2-0-0) moved from fourth to second, followed by the Portland Winterhawks (12-2-0-1), who have won six straight and nine of their last 10 games. Portland was at No. 7 last week.
The Kootenay Ice (11-4-0-1) made its first appearance in the poll, coming in at No. 9, while the Red Deer Rebels (11-6-0-0) were an honorable mention selection.
The Tri-City Americans, with an 11-4-1-1 record, are right up there with some of these teams, but their inconsistent play has scouts looking the other way.
1. Quebec Remparts, 2. Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, 3. Portland Winterhawks, 4. Saginaw Spirit, 5. Saskatoon Blades, 6. Saint John Sea Dogs, 7. Moncton Wildcats, 8. Owen Sound Attack, 9. Kootenay Ice, 10. Drummondville Voltigeurs.