Winning four games last week propelled the Tri-City Americans from fourth to third in this week's CHL poll.
The London Knights, who have been ranked first most of the season, were knocked down a peg as the Saint John Sea Dogs (45-14-0-2) took over the top spot.
1. Saint John Sea Dogs (45-14-0-2)
2. London Knights (44-14-0-1)
3. Tri-City Americans (45-15-1-2)
4. Shawinigan Cataractes (41-13-3-4)
5. Kamloops Blazers (43-16-1-3)
6. Portland Winterhawks (44-15-3-1)
7. Plymouth Whalers (40-17-2-1)
8. Edmonton Oil Kings (41-15-3-4)
9. Quebec Remparts (38-15-5-2)
10. Niagara IceDogs (39-17-0-3)
After Brendan Shinnimin's 43-point performance in February, I sent an email to the league, inquiring if that might be a record. Cory Flett told me they do not keep that record.
Vancouver forward Austin Vetterl, 18, suffered a broken bone in his leg in practice Tuesday and will miss at least the remainder of the regular season.
Tyler Bunz of the Medicine Hat Tigers was named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month. Bunz posted a perfect 7-0 record in February, while sporting a 1.86 goals against average and a .941 save percentage in that span.
Bunz should enjoy the honor, because he has greater task ahead of him than stopping pucks. Bunz, 20, is charged with one count of impaired driving and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol level over .08.
Bunz will face trial March 5 in St. Albert, Alberta, where he was charged with the offenses on May 28, 2011. Bunz is a native of St. Albert.