Vaunted Vees ranked third nationally

The Canadian Junior Hockey League released the top-20 national rankings Monday. The BCHL's Penticton Vees are third.

Chilliwack’s recent hot streak has yet to catch the attention of those who do the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s weekly top 20 ranking.

Only two BCHL teams made the list, which rates the best of the best junior A hockey teams from across the country.

The Penticton Vees continue to hover near the top, checking in this week at No. 3 behind the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Woodstock Slammers and Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Spruce Grove Saints.

The BCHL Cowichan Valley Capitals continue to hold a spot near the bottom of the rankings, checking in at No. 17.

The rankings are based on several factors, including winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals for versus goals against, etc.