Monday, January 13, 2014

Source Embroidery SJHL power rankings

Press Release

1-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (26-9-2-2) ... 2nd last week
Five straight wins, nine wins in their last ten.  Predinchuk gone to the WHL though, so we will see if this can continue.

2-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (25-10-3-1) ... 4th last week
Seven straight wins, eight of their last ten.  Shaun MacPherson comes back from the WHL.  Good chance this continues.

3-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (23-16-0-2) ... 3rd last week
Winners of six straight, including a victory over the defending champion Terriers on Saturday night.

4-YORKTON TERRIERS (23-9-2-4) ... 1st last week
It's tight.  Lose a couple of games and fall all the way from first to fourth. 

5-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (22-12-1-3) ... 5th last week
We are still a long way from the finish line, but how fun would a first round of Yorkton vs. Humboldt be?

6-ESTEVAN BRUINS (20-13-2-3) ... 6th last week
No regulation losses in their last seven and they have a couple of dates with Melville coming up that could be big time statements for them.

7-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (16-19-2-0) ... 10th last week
You could almost put the bottom six in a draw drum and pick them out one by one and you wouldn't be wrong seeding them.

8-MELFORT MUSTANGS (15-17-1-5) ... 9th last week
None of the Sherwood Division teams have impressed as of late, but you get the feeling Melfort may be closest to figuring it out.

9-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (15-19-1-2) ... 8th last week
They looked like they could run a solid seventh in the Power Rankings, but have now dropped three in a row.

10-NIPAWIN HAWKS (16-16-1-3) ... 7th last week
Too many penalties, too many defensive miscues last weekend in back to back games with Melville.

11-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (16-19-0-2) ... 11th last week
Curious moves with the division still on the line by coach Reagan; however he deserves credit for recognizing he just didn't have a championship squad.  Could still make the playoffs and do damage with the youngsters, though.

12-WEYBURN RED WINGS (12-21-3-4) ... 12th last week
There are coaches who wish their own teams had the kind of work ethic the Wings have shown in 2014.  They just haven't been able to get victories.


Austin Daae, Estevan (5-3-9-12) ... someone forget to tell Daae that Tad Kozun was supposed to run away with the scoring title.

Brett Boehm, Yorkton (9-9-6-15) ... there was an imposter in Flin Flon.  When he got traded, the imposter went away.

Tayler Thompson, Yorkton (10-4-10-14) ... if he hasn't issued a thank-you card to the GM already, I'm sure one is coming (Boehm trade).

Owen LaClare, La Ronge (4-4-2-6) ... heating up again after a midseason drought, caused by injury.

Jake McMillen, Battlefords (3-4-2-6) ... a great week for a player who's finding his offensive game just as the games are starting to become big.

Isaiah Plett, Melville (6-1, 1.70, .945) ... SJHL's busiest goaltender showing no signs of fatigue.

Michael Gudmandson, Battlefords (4-0, 1.75, .949, 1-SO) ... Hasselberg scooping him up after the MJHL Natives let him go is the coup of the year.

Jack Romaniuk, Melfort (1-3-0-1, 1.80 .922) ... get this guy some offensive support.

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