With the junior hockey season about to start in Canada. the Canadian Hockey League has compiled its pre-season top 10 rankings.
Those rankings see four teams from the Western Hockey League in the top 10 including the Regina Pats who are 10th.
Others are the Brandon Wheat Kings (3), Seattle Thunderbirds (4) and Victoria Royals (8).
The Pats are expected to contend for the Ed Chynoweth Cup this season thanks to the WHL’s player of the year last season–Adam Brooks, along with Anaheim Duck 1st round draft pick Sam Steel, Washington Capitals draft pick Connor Hobbs, and
The regular season starts Friday with the Pats at home to the Prince Albert Raiders in a 7 o’clock start at the Brandt Centre.
The team also announced a trade with Spokane on Wednesday acquiring 17 year old defenceman Tyler Jubenvill from the Chiefs for a 4th round pick in the 2018 bantam draft.
Jubenvill played last season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Winkler Flyers.