Monday, December 23, 2013

NOJHL announces Three Stars of the week

Press Release

1-HUMBOLDT (22-9-1-3) ... 1st last week
Broncos have gone seven straight without regulation loss and rookie goalies have been sensational.

2-YORKTON (20-7-2-3) ... 2nd last week
Three game skid just a small blip on the radar and the Boehm acquisition pays off immediately.

3-KINDERSLEY (22-10-3-1) ... 4th last week
Not much to pick from between the Klippers and Mils.  We will flip flop this week just to be fair.

4-MELVILLE (20-8-2-2) ... 3rd last week
Klips have won four straight, Mils have won three straight.  Klips eight of ten, Mils seven of ten.  Good chance they meet in first round.

5-BATTLEFORDS (18-16-0-2) ... 6th last week
It could be difficult to catch Kindersley and Humboldt, but they are a solid top six team.

6-NIPAWIN (15-12-0-3) ... 5th last week
Just waiting for them to run away from the other three Sherwood Division teams.

7-ESTEVAN (15-13-2-3) ... 7th last week
They have darkhorse written all over them if they can get healthy after Christmas.

8-NOTRE DAME (13-15-1-2) ... 10th last week
Perhaps the hardest week to rank the bottom five.  Hounds clobbered La Ronge last week, so we'll put them 8th.

9-FLIN FLON (15-17-0-2) ... 9th last week
Ninth and holding for a few weeks.  They looked okay through four games after the Boehm trade, but finishing in Kindersley before Christmas was rough.

10-WEYBURN (12-17-2-2) ... 12th last week
Technically, they have the league's worst record but they've been decent over the last ten.

11-LA RONGE (15-17-1-0) ... 8th last week
A couple of ugly losses to end pre-Christmas schedule.

12-MELFORT (12-15-1-5) ... 11th last week
Winless in four, all of a sudden, after getting a spurt of life after coaching change.


Sam Aulie, Notre Dame (8-6-6-12) ... He had a great week, but he's really had a superb December.

Ian Williams, Notre Dame (8-5-7-12) ... He exudes skill and will be a player to watch in the second half.

Travis Mayan, Melfort (6-4-4-8) ... Mustangs haven't been winning lately, but Mayan looks like that game breaking forward they've been lacking.

Brett Boehm, Yorkton (3-3-3-6) ... I guess he likes his new uniform.

Logan Sproule, Humboldt (4-3-2-5) ... dependable vet is a top five blueliner in this league.

Danys Chartrand, Flin Flon (6-2-2-4) ... after a few players graduate, Chartrand will be a top five blueliner in this league next year as he continues to develop nicely.

Ryland Pashovitz, Humboldt (2-0-0-1, 0.95, .980, 1SO) ... teams that score more than one a game against him will have to start holding parades because it just doesn't happen.

Joe O'Brien, Nipawin (2-1-0-1, 1.47, .958) ... Quietly, he's emerged as a top tier goalie.

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