MJHL Power Rankings | Week 21 2021-22

(+1) 1st – Steinbach Pistons
This Week: 3-0
Overall: 33-9-2-1
Impressive Player: Defenceman Zac Patrick – 3 goals, 2 assists
A statement weekend for the top team in the MJHL. The first team to clinch a playoff spot, the Piston’s showed they can battle back, score in bunches and keep goals against down. All positives as they continue to gear up for the post season.
Up Next: Friday vs Blues, Saturday @ Blues,

(+1) 2nd – Dauphin Kings
This Week: 3-0
Overall: 32-11-1
Impressive Player: Forward Cordell Coleman – 3 goals, 2 assists
Sticking stride for stride with the Pistons, the Kings are putting some distance between themselves and the second place Wolverines while also still within a crown’s throw of taking the overall top spot. The Kings were the second team to clinch their spot in the postseason. Won’t be easy but a real chance to run away with the division awaits.
Up Next: Friday vs Wolverines, Saturday @ Wolverines

(-2) 3rd – Waywayseecappo Wolverines
This Week: 0-3
Overall: 28-14-2
Impressive Player: Forward Andrew Boucher – 1 goal, 3 assists
Throwing out the game where they allowed 10 goals, the Wolverines let an opportunity slip through their grasp. They can’t dwell. Another chance to claw their way back looms but they can’t afford to come away with nothing this weekend.
Up Next: Tuesday @ Blizzard, Friday @ Kings, Saturday vs Kings

(-1) 4th – Virden Oil Capitals
This Week: 2-1
Overall: 22-19-4
Impressive Player: Goaltender Bailey Monteith – 2-1, 91 saves on 100 shots
The Oil Caps have turned it on at the right time as they thunder down the stretch towards the final games of the season. Goal scoring hasn’t been an issue but getting consistent goaltending is just what the doctor ordered. They’ve fought hard to hold their own destiny heading into the playoffs and don’t appear to be letting up.
Up Next: Friday vs Stampeders, Saturday @ Stampeders

(+2) 5th – Portage Terriers
This Week: 3-0
Overall: 20-19-4-1
Impressive Player: Forward Daniel Siso – 6 goals, 3 assists
Winners of five straight, the Terriers are yet again proving that anyone who underestimates them will pay. There’s no time to rest on what they’ve done, they need to keep looking forward if they hope to secure a playoff-berth and at the same time, be one heck of a tough out in round one.
Up Next: Friday @ Flyers, Saturday vs Flyers,

(-2) 6th – Winnipeg Blues
This Week: 1-0-1
Overall: 27-14-1-2
Impressive Player: Forward Ryan Osterman – 1 goal, 2 assists
Without their captain, the Blues managed to put a couple points in the bank to keep holding ground on second place in the division. While first may be out of reach, the games coming up are a chance to really build some momentum and keep home ice advantage in their favor for round one.
Up Next: Friday @ Pistons, Saturday vs Pistons

(-2) 7th – Winkler Flyers
This Week: 1-0-1
Overall: 25-15-2-1
Impressive Player: Defenceman Dayton Kiesman – 2 goals
In need of a bounce back, the Flyers delivered. It’s been an up and down month to say the least. The good news is, they are all but guaranteed a playoff spot. The not-so-good news is they have an uphill battle to get home ice. There is runway left but no more nights off if they hope to have game one at home.
Up Next: Wednesday vs Steelers, Friday vs Terriers, Saturday @ Terriers

(+1) 8th – Neepawa Titans
This Week: 2-1
Overall: 18-19-3-5
Impressive Player: Forward Will Highet – 2 goals, 3 assists
Two steps forward, one step back is still one step forward. For a Titans team that has their eyes set on the playoffs, it’s a positive. The negative is they are running out of games and with the Stamps holding fourth place by three points, the two games the Titans have in hand are must wins.
Up Next: Friday @ OCN, Saturday @ OCN, Tuesday @ Kings

(-2) 9th – Swan Valley Stampeders
This Week: 2-1
Overall: 21-21-1-4
Impressive Player: Forward Deepkaran Hans – 3 assists
Good teams don’t stay down. The Stamps have proven time and time again, they are a good team. They have no wiggle room with the Titans breathing down their neck but with the team ahead within reach, the Stamps are looking at moving up, not sliding down.
Up Next: Friday @ Oil Capitals, Saturday vs Oil Capitals,

(-2) 10th- OCN Blizzard
This Week: 0-3
Overall: 14-26-2-4
Impressive Player: Forward Dain Sardelli – 1 goal, 2 assists
While the clock hasn’t yet struck midnight on a Cinderella run for the Blizzard, time is running out. A must win in regulation weekend awaits. With the games coming up at home, packing the arena may be the difference between winning and losing. The team feeds off an atmosphere that cannot be matched anywhere in the MJHL and they need it now more than ever.
Up Next: Tuesday vs Wolverines, Friday vs Titans, Saturday vs Titans

(+1) 11th – Winnipeg Freeze
This Week: 0-2-1
Overall: 9-31-3
Impressive Player: Forward Ryland Hueging – 6 goals, 2 assists
A wild pair of games against a team fighting for their playoff lives, the Freeze continue to be one of the wildcards heading into the final weeks. The role of spoiler has been embraced and they have a very real chance of dictating which team gets into fourth place and which team will be watching the first round. The rest of the regular season will be playoff type games the Freeze will learn from.
Up Next: Friday vs Steelers, Saturday @ Steelers

(-2) 12th – Selkirk Steelers
This Week: 0-3
Overall: 19-21-4-2
Impressive Player: Forward Dante Ballarin – 2 goals, 2 assists
Perhaps the worst time of the year to hit the ditch. The Steelers could not carry the momentum of an early month series win over Portage forward. Losing four straight, they’ve had to watch Portage jump over them in the standings. There are some winnable games coming up but they need at least a point in games they don’t win outright. No more coming up empty or they’ll wave as the post-season passes them by.
Up Next: Wednesday @ Flyers, Friday @ Freeze, Saturday vs Freeze