1-YORKTON TERRIERS (34-12-2-5) ... 1st last week
Pulling away from the pack and appear to be very clear playoff favorites to repeat.
2-KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS (34-14-3-2) ... 2nd last week
On a four game win streak and clinching first place in the Kramer appears academic.
3-BATTLEFORDS NORTH STARS (34-17-0-3) ... 3rd last week
Also winners of four straight and hoping this weekend’s home and home with the Klippers will be for the division crown.
4-MELVILLE MILLIONAIRES (33-16-2-5) ... 4th last week
Limping to the finish line despite five game homestand, they’ve fallen off the pace of the top three teams.
5-HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (29-20-1-3) ... 5th last week
They should never be written off as non-contenders. They just need a bit of confidence.
6-ESTEVAN BRUINS (26-19-3-5) ... 6th last week
Every time they get close to that sixth seed, they fall back.
7-MELFORT MUSTANGS (24-21-1-6) ... 7th last week
Their record is actually a little deceiving. They will not be easy fodder for the 6th seed in the quarters.
8-NOTRE DAME HOUNDS (21-25-2-5) ... 8th last week
They’ve dropped four straight to stall clinching a playoff spot.
9-WEYBURN RED WINGS (20-27-3-4) ... 9th last week
They’ve also lost four in a row and have a tough schedule this week to close out the regular season. Playoffs are not a gimme.
10-NIPAWIN HAWKS (23-26-1-3) ... 10th last week
They, maybe, should be ranked as high as 8th, but an 11-1 loss on Saturday doesn’t install any confidence.
11-FLIN FLON BOMBERS (22-29-0-2) ... 11th last week
Running out of time to chase down a playoff berth.
12-LA RONGE ICE WOLVES (19-31-3-0) ... 12th last week
What happened to these guys? They looked so good out of the gate.
Tayler Thompson, Yorkton (5-6-4-10) ... He’s, quietly, had a great year and might be the best two way player in the league.
Brett Boehm, Yorkton (7-8-6-14) ... Amazing what a happy Boehm can do as far as offensive damage. Since the trade, he’s been the best player in the SJHL.
Simon Genereux, Melville (4-3-4-7) ... He’s adapting nicely and becoming one of the top lethal threats on the back end that this league has to offer.
Anthony Pickering, Melfort (7-5-5-10) ... Perhaps not as flashy as Yorkton’s Thompson, but he’s right there in that he does everything well and is having a strong finish.
Cam Blair, Battlefords (7-5-4-9) ... Looking more and more like that game breaking player the Stars lacked before being acquired. He also seldom loses faceoffs.
Dayton Reinboldt, La Ronge (7-6-2-8) ... A bright light at the end of a dim tunnel for the Ice Wolves as they finish the regular season on a down note.
Tyrell King, Kindersley (4-1, 1.40, .954, 2SO) ... He’s ready for the playoffs.
Darren Martin, Battlefords (4-0, 1.25, .964, 1SO) ... Almost impossible to be better than what Gudmandson has been, but Martin is lights out since Christmas.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 19 postgame notes
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