Wednesday, September 25, 2013

SJHL Power Rankings

Press Release

1-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (2-0) … 4th last week
They start the season with a pair of victories and played sound defense

2-YORKTON TERRIERS (1-1) … 1st last week
They ran into a hot shot rookie goalie named Rylan Parenteau, but still grinded out a home opening victory.

3-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (2-0) … 5th last week
Klippers scored lots, gave up very few.  A trend that continues like that will mean lots of wins.

4-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (1-1) … 3rd last week
They will score more than one goal per game.  

5-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (0-2) … 2nd last week
Two losses hardly wreck a season.  They outshot Kindersley 39-24 on Saturday, they just need to keep the goals against down.

6-MELFORT MUSTANGS (1-1) … 6th last week
If they can continue to play stifling defense and develop the offense, they’ll be on the upswing in the rankings.

7-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (2-0) … 9th last week
Both of their wins were close games, which is a good early season character builder.

8-ESTEVAN BRUINS (1-1) … 8th last week
Lots to like through two games, but the late game collapse Saturday means some old habits die hard.

9-WEYBURN RED WINGS (1-1) … 10th last week
They won’t be an easy team to play on a nightly basis, especially if Parenteau keeps them in games they appear overmatched in.

10-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (1-1) … 12th last week
Yes, they are rebuilding; but the defense may already be better than last year.

11-NIPAWIN HAWKS (0-2) … 7th last week
A bounce here and there and maybe they are 2-and-0 and a little higher up the rankings.

12-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (0-2) … 11th last week
Assuming Humboldt will be a force, the fact the Hounds were in both games should be a confidence builder.  One thing is for sure, there doesn’t appear to be any clear weak sisters this year like there have been in years past.  Don’t be surprised to see some big jumps and hard falls on a weekly basis in these least, for now.


Tanner Froese, Estevan (2-4-2-6) … Mils will want to check him a little closer next time.

Cody Thiel, Kindersley (2-3-2-5) … Major offseason addition pays immediate dividends.

Sebastien Beauregard, La Ronge (2-3-1-4) … A hat trick on Saturday, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him take a big step forward.

Ryan Aubertin & David Miazga, Humboldt (2-2-1-3) … Meet the two latest Broncos to accept a larger role after playing support the previous season.

Austin Rediron, Melfort (1-1, 1.01, .968, 1-SO) … He matched Devin Buffalo save for save on the weekend.  Enough said.

Devin Buffalo, Flin Flon (1-1, 1.00, .971, 1-SO) … Lives up to the hype through the first two games.

Rylan Parenteau, Weyburn (1-1, 1.51, .951, 1-SO) … You blank the defending champs, people start to notice.  A great debut.


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