February 24, 2015
MJHL Power Rankings for February 23rd
Steinbach Pistons – (37-13-7) (Last Week: 2nd) – The Steinbach Pistons may not be on top of the CJHL Top 20 like Portage (Honourable Mention this week), but they’ve won seven straight and that includes a victory over the Terriers last week. The two teams will meet again in Portage this weekend, should be a great game.
Schedule this week: vs. Portage on Saturday & @ Neepawa on Sunday
Portage Terriers – (51-3-4) (Last Week: 1st) – Portage is home and cool when it comes to first place in the standings, but the RBC hosts have hit some turbulence over the last couple weeks. In their last three, they’ve lost two. The Terriers remain first on the CJHL Top 20.
Schedule this week: @ Wayway on Thursday & @ Steinbach on Saturday
Winnipeg Blues – (37-15-6) (Last Week: 3rd)) – Three straight wins for the Winnipeg Blues. They’re right there when it comes to the battle for second place and they’re in the midst of a season ending four game home stand.
Schedule this week: vs. Dauphin on Friday & vs. Winkler on Saturday
Winkler Flyers – (30-15-12) (Last Week: 4th) – A mixed bag for the Flyers last week, but the southern Manitoba team is still grabbing points when they can. A couple more wins and Winkler will clinch home ice in the first round of the playoffs.
Schedule this week: @ Winnipeg on Saturday & vs. Swan Valley on Sunday
Virden Oil Capitals – (29-17-9) (Last Week: 5th) – Virden enters this week with losses in three of their last four contests. If they want to catch Winkler for fourth in the standings they’ll need to win most of their remaining games and hope for some help.
Schedule this week: @ Wayway on Tuesday, vs. OCN on Wednesday, vs. Dauphin on Saturday & vs. OCN on Sunday
Swan Valley Stampeders – (26-25-6) (Last Week: 6th) – Swan Valley went .500 last week with a win at home and on the road. The Stamps need a couple more wins to clinch sixth and avoid the survivor series.
Schedule this week: vs. Neepawa on Friday & @ Winkler on Sunday
Selkirk Steelers – (26-28-2) (Last Week: 7th) – The rough road continues for the Selkirk Steelers. They’ve dropped five of their last six and are just four points ahead of Dauphin for seventh place. The good news for the Steelers is they have a game in hand, but a game in hand doesn’t necessarily translate into points.
Schedule this week: @ OCN on Friday & @ Wayway on Saturday and Sunday
Dauphin Kings – (22-29-6) (Last Week: 8th) – The Dauphin Kings are quietly picking up the pace in the MJHL standings. They’ve won four of their last five and are starting to appear in the rear view mirror of the Selkirk Steelers. However, time is becoming a key factor.
Schedule this week: vs. OCN on Tuesday, @ Winnipeg on Friday & @ Virden on Saturday
Waywayseecappo Wolverines – (22-30-4) (Last Week: 9th) – Like the Kings the Waywayseecappo Wolverines are rolling along. They’ve won two straight, but a busy week lies ahead with four games on tap. All of them are at home.
Schedule this week: vs. Virden on Tuesday, vs. Portage on Thursday & vs. Selkirk on Saturday and Sunday
OCN Blizzard – (18-34-4) (Last Week: 11th) – Thanks to a Neepawa loss in Steinbach the OCN Blizzard clinch the final post season spot in the MJHL last week. The bad news for OCN is they’ve lost four straight.
Schedule this week: @ Dauphin on Tuesday, @ Virden on Wednesday, vs. Selkirk on Friday & @ Virden on Sunday
Neepawa Natives – (14-41-2) (Last Week: 10th) – The Neepawa Natives failed to make the post season for the fifth straight year. Neepawa has three games left in their season.
Schedule this week: @ Swan Valley on Friday & vs. Steinbach on Sunday