1-Melville Millionaires (11-3-1-2) ...4th last week
Give them their due. Plenty of depth, defense and goaltending are solid. the 'chuk's lead the way (Predinchuk, Mospanchuk)
2-Kindersley Klippers (11-3-1-1) ... 2nd last week
Still finding ways to win most nights despite a sudden and unexplained offensive power outage.
3-Yorkton Terriers (10-4-1-1) ... 1st last week
Kale Thomson carrying the club on lengthy road trip while their building hosts a trade show.
4-Estevan Bruins (8-5-2-1) ... 6th last week
Remember how the Viterra Division was supposed to be weak? Three of top four teams are from Viterra.
5-La Ronge Ice Wolves (9-6-0-0) ...3rd last week
With just four wins in their last ten, the Sherwood Division has become the league's tightest.
6-Humboldt Broncos (8-7-0-1) ... 5th last week
A little up, a little down, back up again and it all makes for a middle of the pack team right now.
7-Nipawin Hawks (7-7-0-2) ... 10th last week
Enjoying their best stretch of the season (3-0-0-1).
8-Battlefords North Stars (6-12-0-1) ... 12th last week
Call me crazy, but they are not going to lose all their home games for the rest of the season and if they keep up the play on the road, they'll be just fine.
9-Melfort Mustangs (7-6-0-1) ... 8th last week
There are no weak sisters in this league when you rank the Mustangs ninth. I mean ninth. They are not a ninth place team, but I can't find a spot higher this week.
10-Notre Dame Hounds (5-6-1-1) ... 9th last week
Nobody pays attention to them, but they are getting great mileage out of their top guys (Aulie, Williams, Schwartzenberger, Trapp).
11-Flin Flon Bombers (7-7-0-0) ... 7th last week
Boehm and Blair are scoring, but they are going to need more from the support cast.
12-Weyburn Red Wings (5-10-0-1) .... 11th last week
The Marcoux twins have injected a bit of life up front.
Tad Kozun, Nipawin (5-5-4-9) ... he simply scores. Even if the Hawks aren't winning. He's been unstoppable.
Spencer Trapp, Notre Dame (5-0-5-5) ... looks like a star has been born in Wilcox.
Travis Mayan, Melfort (2-4-0-4) ... the kid is dynamite on ice.
Anthony Pickering, Melfort (7-5-8-13) ... pretty good penalty killer, now a huge force offensively.
Ryland Pashovitz, Humboldt (3-0-0-1, 1.47, .955 1-SO) ... Broncos aren't scoring but they don't need to.
Kale Thomson, Yorkton (3-2-0-1, 1.47, .958, 1-SO) ... an absolute sin that he's lost two in this stretch.
Isaiah Plett, Melville (6-0-0-1, 2.13, .938) ... reason numero uno for the Mils recent hot streak.
Evan Weninger, Kindersley (2-1, 0.98, .971, 1-SO) ... embarrassment of riches in goal for the Klippers.
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)
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