For the first time this season, the Kelowna Rockets have cracked the Canadian Hockey League’s top 10 rankings.
The Rockets, who have won nine of their last 10 games, are rated eighth in the weekly survey as voted on by National Hockey League scouts.
Kelowna (26-10-1-1) has won 14 consecutive games on home ice and 19 of their last 23 games overall.
The Quebec league’s Halifax Mooseheads are ranked No. 1, while the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks are second overall. The Kamloops Blazers are fourth and the Edmonton Oil Kings are sixth.
The Rockets will host the Victoria Royals on Wednesday at Prospera Place.