Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 13


(+1) 1st – Swan Valley Stampeders

This week: 1-0-1
Overall: 18-9-2-1
Impressive Player: Forward Jakob Jones – 2GP/1G/2A/3PTS
Points in 7 straight games. Tied for the most wins in the MGEU West Division but have the best winning percentage.
Up Next: Dec 16th @ Dauphin, Dec 17th vs Dauphin


(+2) 2nd – Winkler Flyers

This week: 1-0
Overall: 19-5-5-1
Impressive Player: Forward Jayce Legaarden – 1GP/3G/1A/4PTS
The beat goes on for a Flyers club that keeps finding different ways to pile up points. 12 straight games with at least a point.
Up Next: Dec 16th vs Steinbach, Dec 18th vs Niverville, Dec 21 vs Portage


(-2) 3rd – Steinbach Pistons

This week: 1-1
Overall: 24-5
Impressive Player: Forward Neo Kiemeney – 2GP/2G/0A/2PTS
Had their 8-game winning streak snapped but were able to bounce back quickly. Best goal differential in the MJHL at +70 through 29 games.
Up Next: Dec 14th @ Portage, Dec 16th @ Winkler, Dec 17th vs Portage


(+1) 4th – Niverville Nighthawks

This week: 1-1
Overall: 15-12-0-1
Impressive Player: Forward Carter Spirig – 2GP/2G/2A/4PTS
Statement win over the top team in the league and followed it up with another solid effort. Firm grasp on the final playoff spot in the MGEU East.
Up Next: Dec 17th @ WPG Blues, Dec 18th @ Winkler, Dec 20th @ WPG Blues


(+1) 5th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

This week: 2-0
Overall: 16-7-3-2
Impressive Player: Forward Carson Baptiste – 2GP/6G/2A/8PTS
Just two points away from the top spot with the added benefit of having played the least number of games. 2 less than the first-place team and 5 less than the team directly ahead of them.
Up Next: Dec 14th vs WPG Freeze, Dec 17th @ Dauphin, Dec 20th @ Neepawa


(+4) 6th – Dauphin Kings

This week: 3-0
Overall: 17-12-2
Impressive Player: Forward Jakob Brook– 3GP/2G/4A/6PTS
Hitting their stride, the Kings have managed to dig themselves out of the small hole they were in. Doing it by committee and in different ways should be most encouraging for the defending champs.
Up Next: Dec 16th vs Swan Valley, Dec 17th vs Waywayseecappo


(+1) 7th – Neepawa Titans

This week: 1-1-1
Overall: 12-14-6-1
Impressive Player: Forward Josh Romanyk – 3GP/1G/2A/3PTS
Clawed out 3 of a possible 6 points in a very tough 3 games in 3 nights road trip against one of the top teams in the division. Still a fair amount of work to go to get into the playoff picture.
Up Next: Dec 16th vs WPG Blues, Dec 18th @ WPG Freeze


(-5) 8th – Portage Terriers

This week: 0-1-0-1
Overall: 20-6-1-1
Impressive Player: Defenseman Brandon McCartney – 2GP/0G/4A/4PTS
Playing the long game. Won’t be too concerned with here and now. Ready to crank things up once 2023 arrives. Most penalty minutes in the MJHL with 631.
Up Next: Dec 14th vs Steinbach, Dec 16th vs WPG Freeze, Dec 17th @ Steinbach, Dec 21 @ Winkler


(+2) 9th – OCN Blizzard

This week: 2-0-1
Overall: 18-12-1-2
Impressive Player: Goaltender Chase Hamm – 2GP/2W/54 saves on 56 shots/1 SO
A needed and hard-fought bounce back after a tough stretch saw the Blizzard pull 5 out of a possible 6 points out of a three-game set with division rival.
Up Next: Dec 17th @ Swan Valley


(+3) 10th – Virden Oil Capitals

This week: 1-2
Overall: 14-12-2
Impressive Player: Goaltender Eric Reed – 3GP/3W/86 saves on 93 shots
Looking to spring board after some well-earned victories. Lots of road left to battle for that final playoff spot in the MGEU West. Three points from getting out of the basement with 3 games in hand.
Up Next: Dec 16th vs Selkirk, Dec 17th @ Selkirk


(-4) 11th – Selkirk Steelers

This week: 1-2
Overall: 16-12-2
Impressive Player: Forward Ty Smith – 3GP/2G/2A/4PTS
A major response on the road has shown the teams growth from earlier in the year. Good teams don’t let losses pile up. Have some ground to make up but showing they have what it takes.
Up Next: Dec 16th @ Virden, Dec 17th vs Virden


(-3) 12th – Winnipeg Blues

This week: 0-1
Overall: 9-17-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Ryland Kuczek – 1GP/1G/0A/1PT
Long break between games may have done more damage for the Blues then helped. 3 points in their last four games have them in a tough spot chasing in the MGEU East Division.
Up Next: Dec 16th @ Neepawa, Dec 17th vs Niverville, Dec 20th vs Niverville, Dec 21st @ WPG Freeze


(-1) 13th – Winnipeg Freeze

This week: 0-3
Overall: 2-22-2
Impressive Player: Forward Brayden Stevenson– 3GP/0G/2A/2PTS
Still having trouble finding the balance between scoring goals and giving up goals. Whey they score, they give up. When they don’t give up, they can’t score. Tough stretch upcoming gives a chance to turn things around.
Up Next: Dec 14th @ Waywayseecappo, Dec 16th @ Portage, Dec 18th vs Neepawa, Dec 21 vs WPG Blues