Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Power Rankings Nov 1st

The SJHL Power Rankings are decided each and every week by a group of SJHL broadcasters and will be released each Tuesday.

1. Battlefords North Stars 15-0-1-1 (Last Week 1st) – For the 2nd straight week the Battlefords North Stars are at the top of the  CJHL Top 20 rankings and for most of the SJHL season they have been at the top of the power rankings. Through 17 games, the Stars have yet to lose in regulation and already have 32 points. However, after almost a month long stretch at home, the Stars will hit the road as they play 3 games in 3 nights this weekend against Estevan, Weyburn, and Notre Dame.

2. Humboldt Broncos 13-3-0-0 (Last Week 2nd) – The team who handed the Stars just their 2nd blemish of the season is the Humboldt Broncos who come in at #2. Humboldt went 2-1 this week, earning a win in Yorkton on Wednesday and then splitting their home and home series with the Battlefords North Stars. Similar to the Stars, the Broncos will also be on the road this week for 3 games in 3 nights, playing Estevan on Thursday and Saturday and a battle with the Weyburn Red Wings on Friday.

3. Flin Flon Bombers 11-3-1-1 (Last Week 3rd) – The Flin Flon Bombers continue to roll at the Whitney Forum. The Bombers earned two more homes wins this weekend over the Melville Millionaires winning 4-2 Friday and 5-4 on Saturday. The addition of Jacob Vockler has ignited the team offensively as those worries at the beginning of the year of where they would get goals from has evaporated. It will be a quiet week for the Bombers as they hit the road for just one game this week as they visit Melfort on Wednesday.

4. La Ronge Ice Wolves 10-6-1-0 (Last Week 4th) – La Ronge’s lengthy stretch of play at the Mel continued this week with 3 home games. The Ice Wolves went 2-1 as they split their two games against the Melville Millionaires and bounced back with an impressive 4-1 win at home. Now the club will hit the road for their lone game of the week on Friday when they visit the Nipawin Hawks as they look to inch closer to the Flin Flon Bombers in the Sherwood division.

5. Estevan Bruins 10-10-0-0 (Last Week 6th) – After splitting their two games on their mid-week road trip, the Estevan Bruins returned to Affinity Place this past weekend for a home game for the first time in two and a half weeks and they took advantage of their home ice as they walked away with a 5-2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds. The Bruins are now .500 and will continue their 7 game homestand this week with 3 games in 3 nights. They host Humboldt Thursday, Battlefords Friday, and Humboldt again on Saturday.

6. Melfort Mustangs 7-7-4-0 (Last Week 5th) – The up and down season of the Melfort Mustangs continued this week as they split their two games. Wednesday at home they won their 3rd straight at the Northern Lights Palace thanks to a 4-2 win over the Weyburn Red Wings, but then had their winning streak snapped Saturday night in La Ronge. However, the Mustangs will look to continue their strong play at home when they host Flin Flon Wednesday in their lone contest of the week.

7. Notre Dame Hounds 6-8-1-1 (Last Week 7th) – Similar to the Mustangs, the Hounds split their two games this week. The Hounds came back from a two goal deficit Thursday night at home to knock off the Yorkton Terriers 6-5, but then got off to a slow start in Estevan and ended up dropping a 5-2 decision to the Bruins. Notre Dame will have a great chance to make up some ground in the standings and separate themselves from the pack as they are at home for 3 games this week. They host Melville Wednesday, Yorkton Friday, and Battlefords Sunday.

8. Weyburn Red Wings 7-10-0-1 (Last Week 9th) – The Weyburn Red Wings gained 3 out of a possible 6 points this past week as they hit the road to Melfort and Nipawin. Matteo Turrin has made an immediate impact to the Wings line-up as he has scored 3 times in his first 3 games with the Wings. Weyburn will return to the CPP this week where they welcome Humboldt on Friday and Battlefords on Saturday.

9. Melville Millionaires 6-10-1-1 (Last Week 8th) – The Melville Millionaires went on a very difficult road trip this past week which saw them play 4 games in 5 nights with a pair in La Ronge and two in Flin Flon. The Mills only picked up 2 out of a possible 8 points, but there are definitely some positives to take away from the trip for the team. This includes the recent play of Captain Zach Cain, who has soared up the SJHL scoring leaders and was named SGEU MVP of the Week on Monday. Cain now leads the SJHL with 27 points. Melville is on the road again Wednesday to face Notre Dame and will be back at the HCUC Saturday against Nipawin.

10. Nipawin Hawks 6-9-1-1 (Last Week 12th) – In thrilling fashion, the Nipawin Hawks snapped their four game losing streak Saturday night with a 4-3 shootout win at home over Weyburn. Newcomer Jackson Fellner was solid in between the pipes for the Hawks and Carson Dobson of Plenty, Saskatchewan scored the shootout winner. The Hawks will now look to build off that victory when they host La Ronge Friday and travel to Melville on Saturday.

11. Kindersley Klippers 4-7-0-3 (Last Week 10th) – In their lone game of the week, the Kindersley Klippers fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Estevan Bruins, in a game which the Klippers led late in the 3rd period. Kindersley now has points in their last 3 games and are in that large grouping of teams close together in the standings. However, the Klippers will have this week off and not return to the ice until Tuesday November 8th when they visit the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

12. Yorkton Terriers 6-9-0-0 (Last Week 11th) – It’s been a tough stretch for the Yorkton Terriers. The club has now lost 6 straight games and are now at the bottom of the Viterra division. This past week they were doubled up at home 6-3 by the Humboldt Broncos and then loss a heartbreaker the very next night in Wilcox to the Notre Dame Hounds. Yorkton will be looking to get out of their funk Friday night when they return to Wilcox to face the Notre Dame Hounds.