Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Source Embroidery SJHL power rankings

Press Release

 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 nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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