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SOURCE EMBROIDERY POWER RANKINGS (Oct 9)

By Mike Stackhouse

1-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (7-3) 8th last week
A shaky Showcase is well behind them as the Klippers have won three straight and playing tight, defensive hockey through the opening 10 games.  They also completed a shocking sweep, on the road, at the Whitney Forum.

2-NIPAWIN HAWKS (7-2) 1st last week
Hawks lost two of three, including a game to Kindersley.  They also split with the North Stars after winning their first six games of the year.

3-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (5-3-0-1) 3rd last week
The Stars are 5-1-0-1 in their last seven and have gone four straight without a regulation loss.  Grzybowski’s goaltending has been top notch.

4-WEYBURN RED WINGS (5-2) 6th last week
Riley Lamb has a save percentage above 95%, which is going to be hard to sustain; but he’s been the MVP of the league so far.

5-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (7-3-1) 2nd last week
They used up all their offense by scoring 7 in an overtime loss to Yorkton and then 0 against Weyburn before defeating struggling Estevan to end the week.

6-MELFORT MUSTANGS (5-3-1) 5th last week
The goals against are too high for the Mustangs to be an elite team, but the good news is that there isn’t a lot of areas that need correction.

7-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (5-4-0-1) 4th last week
A setback to get swept by Kindersley before they embark on, what usually is, a difficult four game road trip to Humboldt,  Notre Dame, Weyburn, and Estevan.

8-YORKTON TERRIERS (4-4-1) 10th last week
The Legien-Klatt-Bulych line is as good as any line in the league.  On Saturday, the Petruic-Bruchkowski-Brandt trio stepped up.

9-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (3-6) 9th last week
Hounds have won three of four and great production from the defense of Martin, Gould, and Robinson.

10-ESTEVAN BRUINS (4-5) 7th last week
Bruins have dropped three straight and five of seven since beating Melville twice to open the year.  The paper evidence says this can’t continue.

11-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (2-6) 11th last week
Ice Wolves earned their second win by outslugging divisional rival Melfort.  Kolby Johnson has stepped up with 6-points in his last 4-games.

12-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (1-7-1-1) 12th last week
Mils are winless in six and have a tough October schedule.  The good news is that ice plant issues look to be behind them, but they are only slated for four home dates this month.

WHO’S HOT

Brayden Camrud, Humboldt (7-6-9-15)
Jared Legien, Yorkton (6-8-6-14)
Brandson Hein, Flin Flon (6-7-3-10)
Branden Klatt, Yorkton (6-3-7-10)
Aiden Bulych, Yorkton (6-3-7-10)
Michael Clarke, Humboldt (7-3-7-10)
Caleb Moretz, Flin Flon (4-4-4-8)
Kenzie Arnold, Melfort (3-3-4-7)
Kayle Tosh, Melfort (3-0-7-7)
Riley Lamb, Weyburn (2-1, 1.33, .971, 1SO)
Joel Grzybowski, Battlefords (3-0-0-1, 1.47, .952)
Justen Close, Kindersley (4-1, 1.57, .948)
Rayce Ramsay, Humboldt (3-0, 1.64, .957)

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