By Mike Stackhouse
1-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (34-7-0-1)
Better record on the road (18-3) than at home (16-4-1), but that’s nitpicking.
2-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (27-10-2-2)
Vulnerable on the road, but near unbeatable at home (16-1-2-2).
3-ESTEVAN BRUINS (26-13-0-1)
Second most penalized team in the league with the 7th ranked PK unit.
4-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (23-16-0-1)
A combined 2-and-8 against the three teams ranked higher than them.
5-NIPAWIN HAWKS (23-12-2-1)
A better overall record than the Broncos, but Humboldt has won 3 of 4 against the Hawks.
6-MELFORT MUSTANGS (17-17-2-4)
Gunville, Zary, and Boutin all over a point per game since December 1st.
7-WEYBURN RED WINGS (18-20-1-4) Up 2
This is where we see a clear divide amongst the upper and lower echelon teams. Wings have struggled, but still jump a couple of spots.
8-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (17-23-1-0) Up 2
They did beat the Wings on the weekend, but Weyburn’s surprise win over Battlefords earlier in the weekend gives them the edge in placement.
9-YORKTON TERRIERS (18-20-3-0) Down 2
Addition of Odgers may prove to be the biggest at the deadline, but so far not paying dividends.
10-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (17-18-3-1) Up 1
Just three wins in their last ten.
11-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (16-21-2-0) Down 3
Outscored 13-1 in two losses last week.
12-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (6-29-1-4)
Several deadline moves designed to put the building blocks in place for next season.
Rylee Zimmer, Flin Flon (14-10-13-23)
Coby Downs, Battlefords (13-5-15-20)
Greyson Reitmeier, Flin Flon (14-4-15-19)
Reed Gunville, Melfort (12-8-10-18)
Michael Grant, Nipawin (14-10-7-17)
Jason Lavallee, Flin Flon (12-7-10-17)
Keegan Milligan, Nipawin (14-5-12-17)
Josh Bly, Nipawin (14-4-13-17)
Joel Gryzbowski, Battlefords (4-1-0-1, 1.36, .943, 2SO)
Taryn Kotchorek, Battlefords (7-0, 1.54, .942, 1SO)
Declan Hobbs, Nipawin (3-2, 1.70, .924, 1SO)
Zac Robidoux, Flin Flon (7-1, 1.88, .938, 1SO)
Carter Phair, Weyburn (1-3, 1.94, .938)