By Mike Stackhouse
1-NIPAWIN HAWKS 36-5-2-4 (1)
You have to think they will lose soon. They have to go to the tough Whitney Forum for two. They’ve got another game against Melfort and streakign Humboldt is on the slate too.
2-MELFORT MUSTANGS 31-10-4-1 (3)
Would you believe they are 5-1-and-1 against the Hawks this season?
3-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS 34-9-2-0 (2)
Shocking set back against Melville on Saturday.
4-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS 27-16-3-2 (4)
Winless in 11 against Battlefords, Nipawin, and Weyburn. Otherwise, it’s been a fantastic season as they fly under the radar.
5-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS 26-16-1-3 (5)
Back on track with two wins in a row after a brief hiccup after Christmas.
6-WEYBURN RED WINGS 25-17-4-0 (7)
A weekend sweep along with the Bruins opening the door with a couple of losses pulls the Wings to within three points and still have two games in hand.
7-ESTEVAN BRUINS 26-17-3-2 (6)
Battling some inconsistency, but still a very dangerous team on any given night as they are learning goals aren’t as easy to come by in the second half of the season.
8-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS 19-18-3-3 (8)
One point ahead of Flin Flon for home ice advantage in the Survivor Series and they also have two games in hand on the Bombers.
9-FLIN FLON BOMBERS 18-20-3-4 (9)
Brenden Newton is 13-8-2-and-4, which tends one to think the Bombers would be a lot higher in the standings had he not been injured. They are 5-12-and-1 in games he doesn’t play.
10-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES 16-28-0-2 (10)
Entz is giving them lights out goaltending at just the right time.
11-YORKTON TERRIERS 9-32-2-2 (11)
The red light behind the Terrier goalies got a workout this wwekend.
12-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES 8-34-0-3 (12)
Winless streak up to six.
Layne Young, Battlefords 11-6-14-20
Cole Johnson, Battlefords 11-11-7-18
Jared Hamm, Notre Dame 10-4-11-15
Logan Schatz, Humboldt 10-3-12-15
Chaz Smedsrud, Notre Dame 10-4-10-14
Chance Longjohn, Notre Dame 10-2-11-13
Jaxon Joseph, Humboldt 10-8-4-12
Josh McDougall, Nipawin 9-4-8-12
Matthias Urbanski, Battlefords 11-4-8-12
Declan Hobbs, Nipawin 6-0-0-1, 1.14, .958, 2SO
Colby Entz, Melville 2-4, 1.83, .943
Hunter Arps, Melfort 3-0, 2.20, .918
Justen Close, Kindersley 6-3-1-1, 2.26, .932