By Mike Stackhouse
1-NIPAWIN HAWKS 18-5-2-2 (2)
Unbeaten string goes to eight as they take over top spot for the first time this season.
2-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS 19-5-1-0 (1)
Losers of two straight, the standards are so high in North Battleford that this constitutes a crisis.
3-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS 18-7-1-3 (4)
Goalie Jacob Standen has beaten the North Stars two out of three times since November 15th.
4-MELFORT MUSTANGS 19-5-4-1 (3)
Unbeaten in four and have the lead in the Sherwood Division, but the battle with Nipawin figures to be intense in the second half.
5-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS 12-7-2-2 (5)
Crazy that a last place team is ranked fifth overall in the league, but such is life in the Olympic Buildings Division and also because they have, as many, as six games in hand.
6-ESTEVAN BRUINS 17-10-2-1 (5)
Despite a .500 record in their last ten games, no other club in the Viterra Division has gotten any closer to them in the standings.
7-WEYBURN RED WINGS 16-11-2-0 (7)
They’ve dropped three of four, but the rookies have been fun to watch.
8-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS 16-9-2-2 (8)
Remedy for a slump – play back to back against Yorkton.
9-FLIN FLON BOMBERS 9-12-1-3 (10)
Colten Lancaster picked up on December 1st and paid immediate dividends as the Bombers looked to solidify their netminding.
10-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES 10-17-0-2 (9)
Addition of top six forward Sherban in a three way deal via arch rival Yorkton could be an underrated pick up.
11-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES 6-19-0-2 (11)
Eight points out of a playoff spot, so the push will be on as we hit the second half of the schedule.
12-YORKTON TERRIERS 5-21-2-0 (12)
They lose Sherban, but gain Brendan Mark, who could be a number one defenseman.
MacGregor Sinclair, Battlefords 9-12-9-21
Layne Young, Battlefords 9-4-15-19
Brandan Arnold, Nipawin 7-8-10-18
Kaelan Holt, Estevan 7-5-8-13
Chance Longjohn, Notre Dame 7-5-7-12
Josh McDougall, Nipawin 5-4-6-10
Clayton Eisler, Melville 5-3-6-9
Jacob Standen, Notre Dame 5-1, 1.27, .947, 1SO
Jake Anthony, Nipawin 4-0-1, 2.16, .923
Jack Ryan, Notre Dame 3-1, 1.76, .933
Justen Close, Kindersley 3-1-1, 2.17, .944