By Mike Stackhouse
1-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (42-8-1-0)
Since November, they’ve lost once on the road (at Nipawin) and only twice against non-South based teams (once to Nipawin, once to Flin Flon).
2-NIPAWIN HAWKS (33-13-2-1)
Thirteen win streak is over, but maybe we should keep counting it since the loss was to the Stars.
3-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (34-12-2-3)
Back in the win column with authority as they sweep the Ice Wolves.
4-ESTEVAN BRUINS (31-15-1-1)
Showing signs of a lengthy win streak and they are one of the few teams to have a win against the North Stars. In fact, they’ve split their four games with them.
5-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (26-22-0-1) Up 1
Just 2-and-10 against the Stars, Bruins, and Bombers; but 3-and-1 against the Hawks.
6-WEYBURN RED WINGS (23-23-1-4) Up 1
On any given week, you can move around the teams that are ranked 6-10. This week, the Wings have stood out.
7-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (21-21-5-1) Up 3
The Hounds may produce the league scoring champion as well as the rookie of the year. They can’t be taken lightly despite the Jekyll and Hyde season.
8-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (23-26-1-0) Down 3
Win streak comes to a crashing halt, but with two of those losses to the Stars….do they really count since everyone loses to them?
9-YORKTON TERRIERS (23-25-4-0) Down 1
They, all but, ended the playoff hopes of the Millionaires this weekend with the home and home sweep.
10-MELFORT MUSTANGS (20-25-2-4) Down 1
They have feasted on the bottom two clubs (9-and-0 against Melville and La Ronge), so maybe the record is misleading as they’d be 11-25-2-4 against everyone else.
11-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (17-29-2-0)
They’ve dropped eight in a row and their max point total that they can get is 56 if they win out, which is unlikely. They are ten back of the final playoff position.
12-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (6-39-1-4)
Winless in 21 and, likely, headed for their worst season in franchise history.
(leading performers since January 10th deadline)
Josh Bly, Nipawin (14-4-17-21)
Chaz Smedsrud, Notre Dame (12-9-11-20)
Ben Duperreault, Notre Dame (12-10-7-17)
Cody Hodgson, Kindersley (10-6-10-16)
Michael Grant, Nipawin (14-10-6-16)
Carson Rose, Weyburn (11-11-4-15)
Eric Bolden, Nipawin (14-9-6-15)
Eric Sinclair, Flin Flon (12-7-8-15)
Tanner Thompson, Nipawin (14-9-6-15)
Brett Harasmyuk, Nipawin (14-9-6-15)
Greyson Reitmeier, Flin Flon (12-6-9-15)
Brandon Lesko, Flin Flon (12-5-10-15)
Keegan Milligan, Nipawin (14-4-11-15)
Taryn Kotchorek, Battlefords (5-1, 1.17, 1SO, .952)
Brenden Newton, Flin Flon (5-1, 1.17, 2SO, .951)
Kristian Stead, Nipawin (9-1, 1.41, 3SO, .957)
Joel Gryzbowski, Battlefords (4-0-1, 1.97, .926)
Carter Phair, Weyburn (4-2, 2.38, .927))