Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 14


(+1) 1st – Winkler Flyers

This week: 1-1
Overall: 20-6-5-1
Impressive Player: Forward Lucas Ens – 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
Had a tidy run collecting a load of points which puts them in a position to take over first place with a strong start to 2023.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(+2) 2nd – Niverville Nighthawks

This week: 1-1-1
Overall: 16-13-1-1
Impressive Player: Forward Hayden Wheddon – 3GP/2G/0A/2PTS
Firmly in the fourth and final playoff spot in the MGEU East Division and playing like a team that will be very difficult to handle in round 1.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(-2) 3rd – Swan Valley Stampeders

This week: 0-1-1
Overall: 18-10-3-1
Impressive Player: Defenseman Adam Rajsigl – 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
Slipped out of first place in the MGEU West Division but still have games in hand. No time to relax to start 2023 with teams nipping at their heels.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(+1) 4th – Dauphin Kings

This week: 1-0-0-1
Overall: 18-12-2-1
Impressive Player: Forward Mason Smith – 2GP/2G/2A/4PTS
Points in five straight to close out 2022 has put the defending champs closer to the top of the division than to the teams chasing them.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(+2) 5th – Neepawa Titans

This week: 2-0
Overall: 14-14-6-1
Impressive Player: Forward Carter McLeod – 2GP/1G/2A/3PTS
Continuing to find ways to pick up at least a point in hard fought games. 10 of their next 11 games are against teams in the other division.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(+2) 6th – Portage Terriers

This week: 2-0
Overall: 22-6-1-1
Impressive Player: Goaltender Baily Monteith – 2GP/2W/52 saves on 55 shots
Back-to-back massive wins against the top teams in the division have the Terriers right in the thick of the chase for top spot in the MGEU East.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(-2) 7th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

This week: 1-1
Overall: 17-8-3-2
Impressive Player: Forward Sean Williams – 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
Not the way the Wolverines wanted to close out 2022 but the four straight wins prior to that loss will keep them right near the top of the still packed MGEU West Division with games in hand.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(+1) 8th – OCN Blizzard

This week: 1-0
Overall: 19-12-1-2
Impressive Player: Forward Miguel Bouvier – 1GP/2G/0A/2PTS
Major statement win with strong offensive output has catapulted the Blizzard back on top of the division. Plus, they open 2023 with a 6-game home stand.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(-6) 9th – Steinbach Pistons

This week: 0-1
Overall: 24-6
Impressive Player: Forward Travis Hensrud – 1GP/1G/0A/1PT
Not as a dramatic fall as the numbers make it seem. Had a couple games postponed while other teams played and picked up at least a point. Still lead the division by two points with some massive games coming up.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(+2) 10th – Winnipeg Blues

This week: 2-0-1
Overall: 11-17-4-1
Impressive Player: Forward Luke Janus – 3GP/1G/4A/5PTS
Not a lot of wiggle room if they want to get back into the conversation for the playoffs but picked up points when they needed to. Play 8 of their next 11 games at home.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(-) 11th – Selkirk Steelers

This week: 0-2
Overall: 10-17-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Ty Smith – 3GP/2G/2A/4PTS
Deserve to be higher based off a solid team win. Still alive in the playoff chase and a team that clearly won’t be quitting on that pursuit.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(-2) 12th – Virden Oil Capitals

This week: 0-1
Overall: 14-16-1
Impressive Player: Forward Nolan Chastko – 1GP/1G/1A/2PT
Slowly watching the other MGEU West teams pull ahead, the Oil Caps have two big divisional games before battling the East Division through the month of January.
Up Next: Holiday Break


(-) 13th – Winnipeg Freeze

This week: 0-2
Overall: 2-24-2
Impressive Player: Forward Tristan Bear– 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
Tough stretch continues for the Freeze. Have one final game in December where they will look to get their first win or even their first point of the month.
Up Next: Holiday Break