Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Press Release

1-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (25-10-2-1) … 2nd last week
Their fans should be happy this week after they felt slighted last week.  No regulation losses in their last nine.

2-YORKTON TERRIERS (26-10-1-2) … 1st last week
They’ve opened the door for Melville to challenge for first.

3-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (24-12-2-2) … 3rd last week
Their fans can call the Humboldt fans this week because they maybe deserve a higher ranking after beating the Broncos IN Humboldt and also, soundly, beating Notre Dame over the weekend.

4-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (24-14-0-0) … 5th last week
Here’s to hoping the slump is over after a 7-1 pounding over Weyburn.

5-NIPAWIN HAWKS (20-13-1-4) … 7th last week
Much better showing against elite teams this week as they drop a one goal decision to Humboldt, but defeat Yorkton.

6-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (22-13-0-3) … 4th last week
Three straight losses after Christmas Break as knocked them down to third in the Sherwood.
7-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (19-15-2-2) … 6th last week
Kicking and scratching, but winless in three.

8-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (16-20-0-3) … 9th last week
Four straight wins and they’ve added a 20-year-old defenseman to make sure there are no easy games for opposing clubs.

9-MELFORT MUSTANGS (14-19-1-2) …. 10th last week
No regulation losses in their last three, that includes a lopsided win over Kindersley last week.
10-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (14-19-3-2) … 8th last week
Above .500 in their last ten, the Klippers are starting to separate from the fifth and sixth place positions in the Sherwood standings.
11-ESTEVAN BRUINS (13-22-2-0) … 12th last week
Dylan Smith comes back and pays immediate dividends as the Bruins get back in the win column.

12-WEYBURN RED WINGS (11-24-0-2) … 11th last week
They’ve now dropped five in a row and have fallen four points back of a playoff spot with no games in hand.
Eli Lichtenwald, Nipawin (3-3-2-5) … He’s back (maybe a bit bigger) and better than ever.

Sean Aschim, Melville (5-4-7-11) … It’s no coincidence that as Aschim heats up, so do the Mils.

Lucas Froese, Melville (5-3-5-8) … Even the Mils will admit they didn’t know how good he was until he left the line-up.

Brody Luhning, Battlefords (8-3-7-10)… With a shortstaffed defense, Luhning has stepped it up.

Tad Kozun, Nipawin (7-5-5-10) … I’m guessing he’s happy to see Lichtenwald out there.

Colby Daniels, Kindersley (13-8-14-22) … Rosters stabilize, for the most part, after December 1st and Daniels has been the SJHL’s best.

Connor Creech, Battlefords (3-1, 1.72, .943) … a mid-December injury is the only thing that has cooled him off in the last two months.

Davis Jones, Nipawin (7-4, 1.99, .931, 1SO) … Three Hawks on this list.  They must be playing well.

Jesse Wilkins, Melfort (2-0-0-1, 1.95, .942) … Patrick Johnson is back, but Wilkins isn’t giving up the crease.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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