CALGARY – With only one game last week, which the Pictou County Weeks Crushers won 3-0 over the Truro Bearcats, they stayed at 17th in the nation this week.
The Crushers have been steadily declining in the national rankings, although they continue to win hockey games and are currently on a five-game win streak. They fell from 10th to 12th before their fall to 17th on Dec. 16 after winning three games that week.
They have a 22-4-4 record at the break and sit atop the MHL standings by eight points over the Truro Bearcats and Dieppe Commandos.
Jan. 6 the rankings will return, with none next Monday. The Crushers only have one game before then, hosting the CIBC Wood Gundy Lumberjacks on Jan. 4.
Top 20 Rankings
1. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) (1)
2. Carleton Place Canadiens (CCHL) (2)
3. Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) (3)
4. Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) (4)
5. Fort Frances Lakers (SIHL) (5)
6. Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) (6)
7. Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) (11)
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8. Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) (9)
9. Portage Terriers (MJHL) (8)
10. Penticton Vees (BCHL) (7)
11. Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) (12)
12. Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL) (10)
13. Thunder Bay North Stars (SIJHL) (13)
14. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOHL) (14)
15. Powell River Kings (BCHL) (16)
16. Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) (15)
17. Weeks Crushers (MHL) (17)
18. Aurora Tigers (OJHL) (18)
19. Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) (HM)
20. Les Pantheres de Saint Jerome (LHJAAAQ) (20)
Honourable Mention: West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL), Drumheller Dragons (AJHL), Kindersley Klippers (SJHL), Melville Millionaires (SJHL) and Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL).