Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 16


(-) 1st – Steinbach Pistons

3-1 Since the Break
Overall: 27-7-0-0
Team Leader in Points: Forward Davis Fry – 33GP/16G/32A/48PTS
First overall in the MJHL heading into the break and have posted three wins in four games since Christmas. Best goal differential at +75
Up Next: Jan 11th @ WPG Freeze, Jan 13th vs Virden, Jan 15th @ Virden, Jan 18th vs WPG Blues


(-) 2nd – Portage Terriers

1-0 Since the Break
Overall: 23-6-1-1
Team Leader in Points: Defenseman Hayden Lacquette – 32GP/12G/26A/38PTS
Six points off of top spot with three games in hand. Have the fewest road losses in regulation with just 3. Have played the least about of games in the MJHL (31).
Up Next: Jan 11th vs Virden, Jan 13th vs Neepawa, Jan 15th @ WPG Freeze, Jan 17th @ Winkler


(-) 3rd – Winkler Flyers

1-2 Since the Break
Overall: 21-8-5-1
Team Leader(s) in Points: Forward Mike Svenson – 36GP/21G/14A/35PTS – Defenseman Trent Sambrook – 36GP/6G/29A/35PTS
Have worked a bit of a cushion in the MGEU East Division while remaining in the battle for top spot. Have allowed the second fewest goals in the MJHL, 83. Only team not to have an OT win.
Up Next: Jan 13th vs Niverville, Jan 15th @ WPG Blues, Jan 18th vs Portage


(-) 4th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

2-0 Since the Break
Overall: 19-8-3-2
Team Leader in Points: Forward Andrew Boucher – 30GP/13G/27A/40PTS
Top seed in the MGEU West Division while having played the fewest number of games to this point of the year. Just 21 of their 113 goals have come on the power play.
Up Next: Jan 13th @ WPG Blues, Jan 14th @ WPG Blues, Jan 17th vs Neepawa


(-) 5th – OCN Blizzard

0-1-1 Since the Break
Overall: 19-13-2-2
Team Leader in Points: Forward Riley Zimmerman – 37GP/19G/22A/41PTS
Having played .500 hockey through December, the Blizzard are right in the thick of it in the MGEU West but will look to get back to what made them successful earlier. Best goal differential in division at +16.
Up Next: Jan 17th vs Dauphin


(-) 6th – Dauphin Kings

1-1 Since the Break
Overall: 19-13-2-1
Team Leader in Points: Mathew Gough – 34GP/15G/16A/31PTS
Picked up a couple pieces at the deadline looking to make the jump over the pack in the tightly contested MGEU West Division. Tied for the fewest power play goals so far with 20.
Up Next: Jan 11th @ Swan Valley, Jan 17th @ OCN


(-) 7th – Swan Valley Stampeders

0-2 Since the Break
Overall: 18-12-3-1
Team Leader in Points: Forward Jakob Jones – 34GP/17G/18A/35PTS
Goals have been hard to come by of late but still have 12 players with double digit points. Goalie Kobe Grant leads the MJHL in minutes played with 1553 and ranks second with a .929 sv%.
Up Next: Jan 11th vs Dauphin, Jan 13th @ Selkirk, Jan 14th @ Niverville


(-) 8th – Niverville Nighthawks

2-1-0-1 Since the Break
Overall: 18-14-1-2
Team Leader in Points: Forward Josh Paulhus – 34GP/20G/20A/40PTS
Points in four of their last five has kept the newest franchise in the fourth and final playoff spot. The gap is narrowing but the team holds their fate in their own hands.
Up Next: Jan 13th @ Winkler, Jan 14th vs Swan Valley


(-) 9th – Neepawa Titans

1-0-1 Since the Break
Overall: 15-14-7-1
Team Leader in Points: Forward Hayden Stocks – 36GP/16G/17A/33PTS
On the outside of the playoff picture at the moment. Have points in six consecutive games. Second in the MJHL on the power play at home but lead the league in ppg at home with 27.
Up Next: Jan 13th @ Portage, Jan 17th @ Waywayseecappo, Jan 18th @ WPG Freeze


(-) 10th – Virden Oil Capitals

2-0 Since the Break
Overall: 16-16-1
Team Leader in Points: Forward Nolan Chastko – 29GP/10G/14A/24PTS
Ideal start to 2023 coming off two strong wins. Still back of the pack in the MGEU West and don’t see a divisional opponent for the rest of the month of January
Up Next: Jan 11th @ Portage, Jan 13th @ Steinbach, Jan 15th vs Steinbach


(-) 11th – Winnipeg Blues

2-0-1 Since the Break
Overall: 13-17-5-1
Team Leader in Points: Forward Luke Janus – 36GP/18G/23A/41PTS
Slowly clawing their way towards the fourth and final playoff spot in the MGEU East Division. Some nice trades throughout the year are paying dividends in a big way.
Up Next: Jan 13th vs Waywayseecappo, Jan 14th vs Waywayseecappo, Jan 15th vs Winkler, Jan 18th @ Steinbach


(-) 12th – Selkirk Steelers

2-1 Since the Break
Overall: 12-18-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Lucas Brennan – 29GP/31G/22A/53PTS
Playing much better hockey as the year has gone on. Still fighting after a tough start, looking to keep momentum as they try and chase down the final playoff spot while building for the future.
Up Next: Jan 13th vs Swan Valley, Jan 14th @ WPG Freeze


(-) 13th – Winnipeg Freeze

0-4 Since the Break
Overall: 2-28-2
Team Leader in Points: Eric Mork – 33GP/10G/11A/21PTS
Still searching for their first goal of 2023. The Freeze goaltenders have seen the most shots in the MJHL. O’Sullivan has faced 1,041 shots in 22 games. Gordon has faced 597 in 14 games.
Up Next: Jan 11th vs Steinbach, Jan 14th vs Selkirk, Jan 15th vs Portage, Jan 18th vs Neepawa