After the Tri-City Americans steamrolled through their Eastern Division road trip with perhaps their best record ever for that bi-annual monumental journey, we looked at the Western and Canadian Hockey League standings. The WHL is one of three leagues that make up the CHL, along with the Ontario and Quebec Major Junior Leagues.

We're pretty sure the rankings will change this week, as #1 Regina was beaten 6-5 by Tri-City in one of the more epic comebacks ever. But as of January 11, the most recent CHL standings, the Americans are not in there.

Tri-City is 28-17-3-0 (wins-losses-overtime losses-shootout losses).  The Americans not only beat Regina, but also beat one of the honorable mentions, Medicine Hat, during this six game streak out East.

This weekend, Saturday, the Americans have a chance to knock off the #3 team in the CHL, the Everett Silvertips, at Toyota Center. Everett took control of the division early, and are currently 28-5-7-1. But two of those losses are to the Americans!

There's over 60 teams that make up the CHL, 22 of them in the Western Hockey League.  The Am's have the 5th best record in the 'dub, and are 2nd in the U.S. Division behind Everett. But their impressive road swing should get the attention of the entire WHL. The Americans will also play the Kootenay Ice Friday at Toyota Center, an important chance to pick up two points over the slumping Ice, who've had a rough season so far.


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