Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 11


(+1) 1st – Steinbach Pistons
This week: 2-0
Overall: 20-4
Impressive Player: Forward Ian Amsbaugh – 2GP/2G/3A/5PTS
Hitting their stride, Steinbach has a five-game winning streak going, scoring 27 goals over the streak.
Up Next: Dec 2nd @ Virden, Dec 4th vs Virden, Dec 6th @ Selkirk


(+3) 2nd – Swan Valley Stampeders

This week: 2-0
Overall: 15-9-1-1
Impressive Player: Forward Trey Sauder – 2GP/2G/4A/6PTS
One of the hottest teams in the league, the Stamps have positioned themselves to take over top spot in the MGEU West Division this week.
Up Next: Dec 2nd @ Neepawa, December 3rd @ Neepawa


(+4) 3rd – Portage Terriers

This week: 2-0-1
Overall: 18-5-1
Impressive Player: Forward Bryden Kiesman – 3GP/2G/2A/4PTS
A return to form for the Centennial Cup hosts. Working new players into the lineup and becoming more dangers as they find cohesion.
Up Next: Dec 3rd vs OCN, Dec 4th vs OCN, Dec 7th vs Dauphin


(+4) 4th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

This week: 2-0
Overall: 13-6-3-2
Impressive Player: Forward Carson Baptiste – 2GP/2G/3A/5PTS
Back-to-back overtime wins have Waywayseecappo feeling confident and poised to make a run towards top spot in the Division. Have games in hand, too.
Up Next: Dec 2nd @ Niverville, Dec 3rd vs Niverville


(+4) 5th – Neepawa Titans

This week: 2-0-0-1
Overall: 11-12-4-1
Impressive Player: Defenseman Cade Bendtsen – 3GP/1G/2A/3PTS
Right in the thick of the battle in the division. Have played more games than the others but have made the most of it. Scored 25 goals over the 5 home games in November.
Up Next: Dec 2nd vs Swan Valley, Dec 3rd vs Swan Valley


(-5) 6th – Dauphin Kings

This week: 0-2
Overall: 14-10-2
Impressive Player: Defenseman Tyson Pauze – 1GP/1G/0A/1PT
An up and down month for a club that’s looking to get into a rhythm through December and make a move up the standings.
Up Next: Dec 2nd @ Winkler, Dec 3rd vs Winkler, Dec 7th @ Portage


(-4) 7th – Winkler Flyers

This week: 0-0-1
Overall: 16-5-4-1
Impressive Player: Goaltender Aidan Comeau – 1GP/30 svs/2.00 GAA/OTL
Picked up a point in 8 straight games. Gaining confidence playing in close games will help in the fight up the MGEU East Standings.
Up Next: Dec 2nd vs Dauphin, Dec 3rd @ Dauphin, Dec 6th @ WPG Blues


(-4) 8th – Niverville Nighthawks

This week: 0-1
Overall: 12-10-0-1
Impressive Player: Forward Isaac Rentmeester – 1GP/1G/0A/1PT
Slight stumble after running off a four-game win streak. Will be busy playing 7 games before the Christmas break.
Up Next: Nov 30th vs WPG Freeze, Dec 2nd vs Waywayseecappo, Dec 3rd @ Waywayseecappo


(-3) 9th – OCN Blizzard

This week: 1-2
Overall: 16-10-2
Impressive Player: Forward Alex Bernauer – 3GP/3G/1A/4PTS
Battling hard but failing to cash in with points has allowed the rest of the chasing pack to catch up but know what it takes to get things back on track.
Up Next: Dec 3rd @ Portage, Dec 4th @ Portage


(+3) 10th – Selkirk Steelers

This week: 2-0
Overall: 6-14-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Carter Cormier– 2GP/2G/0A/2PTS
Playing better than their record indicates, back-to-back wins show Selkirk can challenge for that 4th and final playoff spot in the MGEU East Division
Up Next: Dec 2nd vs WPG Blues, Dec 3rd @ WPG Blues, Dec 6th vs Steinbach


(-) 11th – Winnipeg Blues

This week: 1-2
Overall: 8-15-2-1
Impressive Player: Forward Thomas Kaufield – 3GP/3G/1A/4PTS
Snapped a four-game losing skid with a gutsy shootout win. Continuing a busy stretch as they move into a December with more home games.
Up Next: Dec 2nd @ Selkirk, Dec 3rd vs Selkirk, Dec 6th vs Winkler


(-) 12th – Winnipeg Freeze

This week: 0-1-1
Overall: 2-18-2
Impressive Player: Defenseman Aiden Dufault – 2GP/2G/0A/2PTS
Fought, clawed and showed no quit in earning their first point in November against a hard-working Wolverines team.
Up Next: Nov 30th @ Niverville, Dec 7th vs Virden


(-3) 13th – Virden Oil Capitals

This week: 0-2
Overall: 12-13
Impressive Player: Forward Dean Gorchynski– 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
Struggling of late but too good of a team to be held down for long. Don’t be surprised to see the Oil Caps roar through December and put points in the bank.
Up Next: Dec 2nd vs Steinbach, Dec 4th @ Steinbach, Dec 7th @ WPG Freeze


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