By Mike Stackhouse
1-NIPAWIN HAWKS 40-7-2-4 (1)
McDougall and Arnold flexed offensive muscle against Flin Flon on the weekend.
2-MELFORT MUSTANGS 37-12-4-1 (2)
Handed the Hawks a loss, finally. Likely, first round series with Humboldt is going to be the biggest first round dog fight in recent memory.
3-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS 39-12-2-0 (3)
Defending champs have stumbled a bit in their last ten, but are secure in the 2 seed.
4-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS 33-17-3-2 (4)
Outside of Nipawin, they’ve been the best team in the league for much of the second half.
5-ESTEVAN BRUINS 30-18-3-2 (5)
Should, officially, clinch first place later this week.
6-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS 26-20-4-3 (8)
Justen Close has carried his team into a situation where they can escape the Survivor Series with a strong finish.
7-WEYBURN RED WINGS 27-22-5-1 (9)
They’ve avoided a collapse, but they also can’t be happy with how they are finishing up.
8-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES 21-29-1-2 (10)
Unbeaten in five, they’ve won six of ten, getting great goaltending, and peaking at the right time.
9-FLIN FLON BOMBERS 20-25-3-4 (7)
Schooled by Nipawin on the weekend and a huge four game road trip begins tonight.
10-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS 27-22-1-4 (6)
Hounds have tumbled since the Christmas break and with teams behind them making a charge, they are in a real fight to stay out of the Survivor Series.
11-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES 10-42-0-3 (11)
Three straight losses after sweeping Yorkton, on the road.
12-YORKTON TERRIERS 12-37-3-2 (12)
They’ve shown the ability to beat good teams, so let’s see if they can spoil anything this week.
Logan Schatz, Humboldt (9-5-15-20)
Keillan Olson, Kindersley (11-6-13-19)
Layne Young, Battlefords (10-9-10-19)
Nick Shumlanski, Humboldt (9-7-9-16)
Nikolas Malenica, Kindersley (11-5-10-15)
Nate Hooper, Flin Flon (9-7-6-13)
Mitch Zambon, La Ronge (12-2-11-13)
Colby Entz, Melville (3-0-1, 1.56, .954, 2SO)
Hunter Arps, Melfort (3-0, 1.69, .935, 1SO)
Justen Close, Kindersley (5-1-1, 1.99, .940, 1SO)
Parker Tobin, Humboldt (7-1, 2.00, .929, 1SO)
Taryn Kotchorek, Battlefords (3-2, 1.82, .933, 2SO)