Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Power Rankings Nov 8th

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 17-0-1-1 (Last Week 1st) – Once again the Battlefords North Stars are at the top of the CJHL Top 20 rankings and top of the SJHL Power Rankings. The Stars hit the road this past weekend and earned wins in both Estevan and Weyburn. The number one line of Kian Bell, Jake Southgate, and Holden Doell continue to put up big numbers and now all 3 of them are in the top 3 of SJHL scoring. Bell was also named SGEU MVP of the Week following a 4 goal, 2 assist performance this past weekend. The Stars will be back on the road this weekend for games in La Ronge and Nipawin.

2. Flin Flon Bombers 12-3-1-1 (Last Week 3rd) – The Flin Flon Bombers continue to roll. In their lone game this past week they earned a 2-1 win on the road in Melfort over the Mustangs which marked the clubs 4th straight win. They continue to get solid goaltending from Harman Laser-Hume and get contributions from everyone up front. Mix that in with one of the best blue lines in the league and it’s no surprise that the Bombers are near the top of the SJHL standings. They will return to the Whitney Forum this week for a pair of games against Yorkton Thursday and Friday.

3. Estevan Bruins 12-11-0-0 (Last Week 5th) – It was a big week for the defending SJHL Champions as they continued their 7 game homestand. The Bruins earned 4 out of a possible 6 points and shutout the Humboldt Broncos twice. Logan Ziegler led the way up front with 3 goals and 3 assists and was named Directwest Rookie of the Week. Cam Hrldicka and Alexsa Babic also earned honours this week as Hrdlicka was named Sasktel Goalie of the Week with his 2 shutouts and Babic was announced as Defenceman of the Week with a goal and 3 assists. They will look to build off a strong week as they wrap up their homestand this week with games against Melville on Wednesday and host Melfort for a pair of games Friday and Saturday.

4. Humboldt Broncos 13-6-0-0 (Last Week 2nd) – Meanwhile, it was a tough week for the Humboldt Broncos as they hit the road for 3 games in 3 nights in the southeast. The club was unable to collect any points this week and was shutout twice by the Estevan Bruins. After getting out to an 8-0 start to the year, the Broncos are 5-6 since and now sit tied for 2nd in the SJHL standings with the Flin Flon Bombers going into the week. Humboldt will look to get back in the win column Wednesday night when they host the Notre Dame Hounds.

5. La Ronge Ice Wolves 10-7-1-0 (Last Week 4th) – The La Ronge Ice Wolves dropped their lone game of the week on the road in Nipawin Friday night, 5-1 to the Hawks. Despite the loss, the club is 7-3 in their past 10 games and will now play their next 6 games at the Mel Hegland Uniplex. This includes 4 big games this week. They will host Kindersley Tuesday and Wednesday, Battlefords Friday and Yorkton Saturday as part of their parents’ week.

6. Weyburn Red Wings 8-11-0-1 (Last Week 8th) – The Weyburn Red Wings earned a split this weekend at home against (at the time) the top two teams in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Friday they picked up a 5-4 win over the Humboldt Broncos and Saturday they narrowly fell to the Battlefords North Stars 4-3. Ty Mason played a big factor in Friday’s win for the Wings, finding the back of the net twice and Boston Gelowitz was steady in between the pipes. The Wings will now get some much needed rest as they have this week off and will return to the ice on November 16th when they visit the Melfort Mustangs.

7. Melfort Mustangs 7-8-4-0 (Last Week 6th) – Speaking of the Melfort Mustangs, they drop one spot in this week’s power rankings as they fell in their lone game of the week to the Flin Flon Bombers Wednesday evening 2-1. While the Mustangs continue to limit their opponents when it comes to offence, Melfort is also struggling to find the back of the net. Going into this week, the Mustangs are 9th in goals scored this year. The Mustangs will look to snap their 2 game slide when they head to Estevan for a pair of games against the Bruins this weekend.

8. Notre Dame Hounds 7-9-1-1 (Last Week 7th) – It was an up and down week for the Notre Dame Hounds at home. Wednesday they came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 5-3 win over the Melville Millionaires, but then fell 4-2 to the Yorkton Terriers Friday evening. Similar to Melfort, the Hounds are also struggling to put the puck in the back of the net, but have been getting solid defensive play and goaltending. The Hounds will be on the road this week for games in Humboldt Wednesday and Melville Friday.

9. Nipawin Hawks 7-9-1-1 (Last Week 10th) – The Nipawin Hawks won their lone game of the week earning a 5-1 decision over La Ronge. Nipawin has now won back to back games and a big reason has been the play of recently acquired goaltender Jackson Fellner. The 19-year-old Regina product stopped 33 of 34 in Friday’s win and is 2-0 since joining the Hawks. Maguire Ratzlaff continues to find the back of the net, scoring a pair Friday and is now up to 16 goals this season which leads the SJHL. The Hawks are home to Kindersley and Battlefords this weekend.

10. Yorkton Terriers 7-9-0-0 (Last Week 12th) – The streak is over! The Yorkton Terriers snapped their 6 game losing streak Friday night with a 4-2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds. Caleb Allen was superb in the victory, making 41 saves and both of the Vreys twins each found the back of the net. The Terriers will now look to build off of the win as they hit the road for 3 games in 3 nights with a pair in Flin Flon and the finale of the trip in La Ronge.

11. Kindersley Klippers 4-7-0-3 (Last Week 11th) – For the 2nd time this season the Kindersley Klippers have had more than 10 days off in between games. Which is unfortunate for the club as prior to their lengthy stretch off the club had earned 5 out of a possible 6 points. Kindersley has played the least amount of games out of any SJHL team, but will make some of them up this week as they hit the road for 3 games in 4 nights. Kindersley will head to La Ronge for games Tuesday and Wednesday, then be in Nipawin on Friday.

12. Melville Millionaires 6-11-1-1 (Last Week 9th) – The Melville Millionaires dropped their lone game of the week to the Notre Dame Hounds Wednesday 5-3. Melville has lost three straight and are 2-8-0-0 in their last 10 games. This despite having two players in Top 10 in SJHL scoring. The Mills will look to get back in the win column Wednesday when they hit the road to Estevan for a meeting with the Bruins. They will then be home to Notre Dame on Friday.