MJHL Power Rankings – Week 5


1. (10-3-0)
The Flyers had their winning streak snapped earlier in the week but that didn’t faze the club as they rattled off three straight victories over the weekend to reach the top of the MJHL standings. Winkler is also ranked 19th on this week’s CJHL Top 20 Rankings.
Schedule this week: vs. Wayway on Friday & vs. Selkirk on Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Matt Christian – 4G, 2A in 4GP last week.
2. (10-3-0)
Steinbach is tied atop the standings with Winkler following two wins last week including a convincing 7-0 decision over the OCN Blizzard on Sunday. The Pistons also sit 13th on the CJHL Top 20.
Schedule this week: vs. Wayway on Wednesday and Saturday & @ Neepawa on Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Brad Schoonbaert – 2G, 5A in 3GP last week.
3. (9-4-0)
After losing four in a row earlier this month the Portage Terriers have won five straight to bounce back and rise up to fourth in the standings, two back of the league leaders.
Schedule this week: @ Selkirk on Tuesday & vs. OCN on Saturday and Sunday
Player to watch: (D) Mackenzie Dwyer – 1G, 4A in 3GP last week.
4. (9-3-2)
Also with 20 points on the season are the OCN Blizzard. The Blizz started the week well with two wins but came up short twice over the weekend. OCN was an Honourable Mention on this week’s CJHL Top 20.
Schedule this week: vs. Virden on Wednesday & @ Portage on Saturday and Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Daniel Chartrand – 3G, 1A in 4GP
5. (8-4-0)
Seven wins in a row have the Selkirk Steelers creeping up the standings. Selkirk now finds themselves in fifth place and only four points back of the three teams sitting in first.
Schedule this week: vs. Portage on Tuesday, vs. Dauphin on Friday & @ Winkler on Sunday
Player to Watch: (F) Nate Halvorsen – 3A in 2GP last week.
6. (8-4-0)
A win and a loss last week for the Virden Oil Capitals. The southern Manitoba team finished their five game home stand with two wins and three losses.
Schedule this week: @ Swan Valley on Tuesday & @ OCN on Wednesday
Player to watch: (F) Tyler Kirkup – 2G, 1A in 2GP last week.
7. (6-6-1)
Four losses in a row for the Neepawa Natives coming into this week’s action. They’ll try and get back on track with four of their next five games on home ice.
Schedule this week: vs. Dauphin on Wednesday, @ Winnipeg on Friday & vs. Steinbach on Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Breaden Binda – 1G, 1A in last 2GP.
8. (4-5-3)
A win and two losses for Swan Valley last week. The Stampeders are two points up on Dauphin for eighth in the standings and have games in hand on almost all the teams in the league.
Schedule this week: vs. Virden on Tuesday
Player to watch: (F) Shane Roulette – 1G, 1A in 3GP last week.
9. (4-9-1)
The Kings also had a win and two losses last week. Now Dauphin hits the road for four straight and won’t be back on home ice for two weeks.
Schedule this week: @ Neepawa on Wednesday, @ Selkirk on Friday & @ Winnipeg on Saturday
Player to watch: (G) Brennan Kitchen – 1.98 GAA, .941 SV% & 1 SO in 7 GP
10. (3-9-2)
The Winnipeg Blues dropped a 4-1 loss to Dauphin on Friday but bounced back with a 6-5 OT win against OCN to close out their week.
Schedule this week: vs. Neepawa on Friday & vs. Dauphin on Saturday
Player to watch: (F) Dexter Kuczek – 2G, 2A in 2GP last week.
11. (1-12-1)
The Wolverines are still looking to get out of their losing skid which has now reached eight games.
Schedule this week: @ Steinbach on Wednesday, @ Winkler on Friday & @ Steinbach on Saturday
Player to watch: (F) Riley Vautour – 5G, 3A in last 9GP