By Mike Stackhouse
1-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (30-7-0-0) 1st last week
Stars split their much anticipated two game series with Flin Flon; otherwise the roll continues.
2-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (21-10-2-2) 2nd last week
After winning the first game against the North Stars, the Bombers have dropped two straight.
3-NIPAWIN HAWKS (17-10-2-1) 4th last week
Hawks have won four in a row and have five games in hand on Flin Flon despite being a distant second in division.
4-ESTEVAN BRUINS (24-11-0-1) 3rd last week
It appears as though they could win the Viterra in a walk, so it’s time to work on the fine points in the second half.
5-MELFORT MUSTANGS (15-15-1-4) 7th last week
The two time defending champs have made a few changes to their line-up over the last month and it’s paying off.
6-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (20-16-0-1) 5th last week
They’ve been great against teams lower than them in the standings, but not so great against teams above them. Need better consistency against the top clubs.
7-YORKTON TERRIERS (15-16-3-0) 8th last week
Surprising depth up front and with Seiferling coming back, along with the emergence of Naccarato, this is a team to watch.
8-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (16-21-1-0) 11th last week
They’ve already played 23 games on the road, which to compare is 9 more than Nipawin.
9-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (14-17-2-0) 9th last week
They haven’t played great, but they do have wins over Weyburn and Notre Dame this month.
10-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (15-14-3-1) 10th last week
Floundering and, perhaps, in need of the Christmas break more than any other team.
11-WEYBURN RED WINGS (16-15-1-4) 6th last week
One win in their last six, and it was against La Ronge.
12-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (6-23-1-4) 12th last week
They’ve dropped five straight heading into Christmas.
Rylee Zimmer, Flin Flon (8-5-8-13)
Greyson Reitmeier, Flin Flon (8-3-10-13)
Coby Downs, Battlefords (6-2-9-11)
Layne Young, Battlefords (7-3-8-11)
Damian Bentz, Melville (4-3-5-8)
Taryn Kotchorek, Battlefords (4-0. 1.20, .959, 1SO)
Joel Gryzbowski, Battlefords (3-1, 1.31, .943, 2SO)
Kristian Stead, Nipawin (3-1, 1.51, .946, 1SO)