1-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (1) 32-7-2
As expected, goalie trades were made on January 10th. What’s unexpected is that they still have three.
2-NIPAWIN HAWKS (6) 23-17-2
Major statement this weekend with lopsided sweep over La Ronge. Five game win streak for the Hawks, who changed their chemistry this past week with early returns being overwhelmingly positive.
3-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (3) 25-9-5
A lot of offensive forward mouths to feed on a powerplay that is already electric. Goaltending was bolstered too.
4-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (2) 22-16-3-2
The matchup with the Hawks may not be a great one for the Ice Wolves as they seem to match or exceed their physical presence, otherwise the Wolves are the most physical team in the league.
5-MELFORT MUSTANGS (5) 22-13-3-1
They’ve got games in hand and will need to use them wisely to avoid the dreaded 4th vs 5th quarter-final match up come playoff time.
6-YORKTON TERRIERS (4) 26-18-1-1
Loss of Ouellette stings, but Bond has given them back to back outstanding efforts, including 56-saves in a 2-1 win on Saturday. Nevertheless, this team allows way too many shots on goal and that’s a dangerous way to live.
7-ESTEVAN BRUINS (11) 18-17-3-1
Plenty of games in hand and they’ve capitalized by earning 11 standings points out of a possible 12 in their last six games and are in the clear driver’s seat for the final playoff spot with lots of chances to keep moving upwards.
8-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (8) 19-16-4-2
They continue to bring a great effort on a nightly basis, but not a lot of depth behind Foster-Shewchuk-Spadafora.
9-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (7) 15-21-5-1
Klippers have lost seven of their last ten to fall a couple of games out of a playoff spot and will need to right the ship quickly to get back in the mix.
10-WEYBURN RED WINGS (10) 16-22-0-1
Joe Young gives them a shot each and every night, so for that reason alone you can’t consider them a gimme.
11-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (12) 13-22-2-4
Eked out a gutsy win over Notre Dame on Saturday night that pushes them up a spot in the rankings.
12-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (9) 15-21-3-1
Inconsistency has been their worst enemy all season. Teams 9-12 in the rankings are almost interchangeable any given night.
Chantz Petruic, Yorkton (6-8-9-17)
Logan Foster, Humboldt (5-7-7-14)
Tristan Shewchuk, Humboldt (5-5-7-12)
Jake Tremblay, Nipawin (6-5-5-10)
Luke Spadafora, Humboldt (5-3-7-10)
Jordan Simoneau, Nipawin (6-4-5-9)
Griffin Asham-Moroz, Estevan (5-3-5-8)
Kade McMillen, Estevan (4-1-5-6)
Austin Becker, Battlefords (3-2-3-5)
Chase Haygarth, Flin Flon (2-1-4-5)
Keenan Rancier, Estevan (3-0-1, 1.48, .943)
Ross Hawryluk, Nipawin (4-1, 1.54, .950)
Joseph Young, Weyburn (2-1, 1.62, .947, 1SO)
Jacob Delorme, Flin Flon (2-1, 1.66, .956, 1SO)
Brendan Forman, Humboldt (3-0, 2.03, .923)