MJHL Power Rankings – Week 12


1. (23-7-1)
Winners of three straight the Steinbach Pistons have begun to distance themselves a little atop the standings. They’re five points up on Winkler heading into Monday’s action. The Pistons are ranked 12th on this week’s CJHL Top 20.
Schedule this week: vs. Swan Valley on Tuesday (SHOWCASE), @ Dauphin on Wednesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Virden on Saturday & vs. Wayway on Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Braden Purtill – 3G, 2A in 2GP last week.
2. (19-9-1)
The Virden Oil Capitals have been playing some good hockey and have seen themselves jump up in the standings. They’re three points back of second place with games in hand on everyone in front of them.
Schedule this week: @ Selkirk on Monday (SHOWCASE), vs. Neepawa on Wednesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Wayway on Friday & @ Steinbach on Saturday
Player to watch: (F) Graeme Hore – 2G, 3A in 3GP last week.
3. (19-9-2)
Only one game last week saw the Portage Terriers fall in a 4-1 defeat to the Virden Oil Capitals but the Terriers are still within two points of the Winkler Flyers for second overall.
Schedule this week: @ OCN on Monday (SHOWCASE), vs. Winnipeg on Wednesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Winkler on Friday & @ Winkler on Saturday
Player to watch: (F) Chase Brakel – 1G in 1GP last week.
4. (21-10-0)
Two straight losses for the Flyers coming into action on Monday. Winkler had just one game last week where they were shut out 1-0 by the Winnipeg Blues.
Schedule this week: @ Wayway on Tuesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Winkler on Wednesday (SHOWCASE), @ Portage on Friday & vs. Portage on Saturday
Player to watch: (G) Aaron Brunn – 1.00 GAA & .960 SV% in 1GP last week.
5. (19-11-2)
Three losses in a row have the OCN Blizzard slipping in the standings. A busy week is on tap for the Blizzard, a chance for them to get back on track.
Schedule this week: vs. Portage on Monday (SHOWCASE), @ Winkler on Wednesday (SHOWCASE) & vs. Selkirk Saturday and Sunday
Player to watch: (D) Tavis Roch – 2A in 3GP last week.
6. (16-11-3)
The Selkirk Steelers have won three straight coming into their game against Virden on Monday including a big 7-2 decision over the OCN Blizzard on Friday.
Schedule this week: vs. Virden on Monday (SHOWCASE), @ Swan Valley on Wednesday (SHOWCASE), @ Swan Valley on Friday & @ OCN on Saturday and Sunday
Player to Watch: (F) Nate Halvorsen – 1G, 4A in 2GP last week.
7. (13-12-3)
Swan Valley continued their solid play last week with wins over Virden in overtime (4-3) and Wayway (4-1). They’re just one point out of a playoff spot going into Monday’s play.
Schedule this week: @ Steinbach on Tuesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Selkirk on Wednesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Selkirk on Friday & @ Neepawa on Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Jakob Besnilian – 1G, 2A in 2GP last week.
8. (14-13-4)
The Winnipeg Blues continue to battle injuries but managed to snag a win and a loss last week as they get set to host the MJHL Showcase beginning Monday.
Schedule this week: vs. Dauphin on Tuesday (SHOWCASE) & @ Portage on Wednesday (SHOWCASE)
Player to watch: (F) Codey Behun – 4G in last 4GP
9. (8-23-2)
The Dauphin Kings snagged four of a possible six points last week with wins over OCN (4-2) and Neepawa (4-2) and have won three of their first five to start December.
Schedule this week: @ Winnipeg on Tuesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Steinbach on Wednesday (SHOWCASE) & @ Neepawa on Friday
Player to watch: (F) Danny Pion – 2G, 5A in 3GP last week.
10. (5-26-3)
A win and a loss for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines last week. Like most teams this week the Wolverines see their schedule get very busy.
Schedule this week: vs. Winkler on Monday (SHOWCASE), @ Neepawa on Tuesday (SHOWCASE), @ Virden on Friday & @ Steinbach on Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Ryan Ignace – 3A in 2GP last week.
11. (14-17-2)
The Neepawa Natives hold the longest active losing skid, entering play this week they’ve lost five straight.
Schedule this week: vs. Wayway on Tuesday (SHOWCASE), @ Virden on Wednesday (SHOWCASE), vs. Dauphin on Friday & vs. Swan Valley on Sunday
Player to watch: (F) Zach Johnson – 3A in 3GP last week.