By Mike Stackhouse
1-NIPAWIN HAWKS (31-12-1-2) 1st last week
You have to wonder if their inability to score will catch up to them, but both goaltenders have been under 2.00 GAA so they don’t need much at all in order to win most nights.
2-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (29-13-0-2) 3rd last week
Nine straight wins for the Bombers with a showdown against Nipawin on Tuesday.
3-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (26-11-3-2) 4th last week
Their only game this past week was a decisive shutout over the North Stars in Battleford. Impressive.
4-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (28-16-2-1) 6th last week
They’ve taken over top spot in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division with four straight wins, albeit they’ve played five more games than Kindersley.
5-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (24-12-5-4) 2nd last week
Three losses and how they lost has to be concerning. Blown out and blown leads.
6-ESTEVAN BRUINS (23-20-2-1) 8th last week
Here come the Bruins. We knew they had this in them. Five straight wins and fifteen of a possible twenty points in their last ten and they are in position to overtake Yorkton for first in the Viterra Division.
7-YORKTON TERRIERS (24-19-1-0) 9th last week
Rebounded this week with two wins, although they had to rally big time against Melfort on Tuesday.
8-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (19-17-5-4) 7th last week
Winless in two, but just one regulation loss in their last nine as Kohonick continues to give them elite goaltending. After Hobbs and Close, he may be the next best netminder in the league.
9-MELFORT MUSTANGS (26-15-4-0) 5th last week
Winless in four, two wins in their last ten. Something not right with the Mustangs who picked a bad time to struggle.
10-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (14-24-3-3) 10th last week
One game this past week, they needed a win against La Ronge, they got it as the top line of Bentz-Spadafora-Borynec continues to shine.
11-WEYBURN RED WINGS (15-25-4-0) 11th last week
Three points of a possible six last week moves them into a tie with Melville for the final playoff spot.
12-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (10-34-1-1) 12th last week
Ice Wolves won’t make the playoffs and they haven’t been picking up victories, but they are no easy out.
Justin Ball, Melfort (17-17-12-29)
Nate Hooper, Flin Flon (17-9-18-27)
Chantz Petruic, Yorkton (18-7-20-27)
Jared Legien, Yorkton (16-13-11-24)
Carson Albrecht, Melfort (15-5-19-24)
Brandson Hein, Flin Flon (16-13-7-20)
Michael Clarke, Humboldt (17-9-11-20)
Josh Borynec, Melville (15-6-13-19)
Zach Bannister, La Ronge (16-6-13-19)
Ben Hiltz, Weyburn (16-5-13-18)
Tanner Zentner, Melfort (17-1-17-18)
Kyle Bosch, Kindersley (15-9-8-17)
Damian Bentz, Melville (15-4-13-17)
Jakob Breault, Notre Dame (12-6-10-16)
Cade Kowalski, Flin Flon (12-7-9-16)
Chad Duran, Battlefords (3-1. 1.73, .933)
Justen Close, Kindersley (8-2-0-1, 1.86, .942, 2SO)
Declan Hobbs, Nipawin (5-3-0-1, 1.86, .933)
Patrick Pugliese, Nipawin (7-1-1, 1.86, .936)
Jacob Delorme, Flin Flon (7-1, 1.90, .936)
Riley Kohonick, Notre Dame (6-2-3-1, 2.39, .931, 1SO)