Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 18


(+3) 1st – Virden Oil Capitals

This Week: 2-0
Overall: 20-17-1
Impressive Player: Forward Josh Lehto – 2GP/3G/1A/4PTS
The hottest team to start 2023, the Oil Caps have won 6 of their last 7 to get back into the playoff hunt. Still have work to do but have games in hand on every team but one in the MGEU West Division.
Up Next: Jan 25th vs Selkirk, Jan 27th vs WPG Freeze, Jan 28th @ WPG Freeze


(+1) 2nd – Swan Valley Stampeders

This Week: 2-0-1
Overall: 22-13-4-1
Impressive Player: Forward Alex Walicki – 3GP/3G/2A/5PTS
Entrenched in a 3-way tie for top spot in the MGEU West Division. Big two game road trip over the weekend. 5th highest win % in the MJHL.
Up Next: Jan 28th @ WPG Blues, Jan 29th @ Steinbach


(+4) 3rd – Dauphin Kings

This Week: 2-0
Overall: 22-14-2-1
Impressive Player: Forward Logan Walker – 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
Just two points back of first while four points clear of the playoff floor. In the last two games they’ve scored 8 goals while giving up just 2. Lead the MJHL in overtime wins with 6.
Up Next: Jan 27th vs OCN, Jan 29th vs OCN


(+1) 4th – OCN Blizzard

This Week: 2-1-0-1 (finished suspended game vs Portage)
Overall: 22-14-2-3
Impressive Player – Darik Feasey – 4GP/2G/1A/3PTS
Right in the thick of things bouncing back after a tough stretch. OCN leads the MGEU Division in goals with 140, goal differential at +20 and is second penalty minutes with 678.
Up Next: Jan 27th @ Dauphin, Jan 29th @ Dauphin


(+1) 5th – Winkler Flyers

This Week: 2-1
Overall: 24-10-5-1
Impressive Player: Forward Dalton Andrew – 3GP/3G/1A/4PTS
Within a stick length of top spot of the MGEU East Division after the teams ahead couldn’t run away despite having games in hand. Flyers have the 3rd highest win % in the league at .675.
Up Next: Jan 27th vs Neepawa, Jan 28th @ Neepawa


(-5) 6th – Portage Terriers

This Week: 2-2 (finished suspended game vs OCN)
Overall: 28-8-1-1
Impressive Player: Forward Matt Wisener – 4GP/1G/3A/4PTS
Slowly and steadily finding their way and now sit atop the MJHL standings. One goal off the most in the league having put 158 pucks in the net through 38 games.
Up Next: Jan 25th vs Steinbach, Jan 27th vs Selkirk, Jan 28th @ Selkirk


(-5) 7th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

This Week: 1-2
Overall: 22-11-3-2
Impressive Player: Defenseman Owen Wheatley – 3GP/0G/3A/3PTS
Atop the MGEU West Division having played less games then all but one team in the Division. Goal scoring has been a struggle of late having scored 3 or more goals just three times in the last 8 games.
Up Next: Jan 26th vs Niverville, Jan 28th @ Niverville


(+1) 8th – Neepawa Titans

This Week: 1-1-1
Overall: 17-16-8-1
Impressive Player: Forward Briley Wood – 3GP/1G/2A/3PTS
Doing all they can to keep pace in the division. Have scored 12 goals in last 4 games while surrendering 7 in that span. Just two points up on the team behind them and also have played four more games.
Up Next: Jan 27th @ Winkler, Jan 28th vs Winkler


(+1) 9th – Selkirk Steelers

This Week: 1-1
Overall: 14-20-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Ty Smith – 2GP/1G/3A/4PTS
Gutsy overtime win has them 2-1 through their 5-game road trip. Odds are long they can battle back but the resolve shown after such a tough start is a cause for optimism.
Up Next: Jan 25th @ Virden, Jan 27th @ Portage, Jan 28th vs Portage


(+2) 10th – Winnipeg Blues

This Week: 2-1
Overall: 15-20-6-1
Impressive Player: Forward Ty McNaughton – 1GP/2G/0A/2PTS
A so-so month has Winnipeg hanging around that final playoff spot in the MGEU East Division but they can’t squander points going forward. Six overtime losses so far lead the division.
Up Next: Jan 20th @ OCN, Jan 21st @ Swan Valley, Jan 25th @ Virden


(+2) 11th – Winnipeg Freeze

This Week: 1-2
Overall: 3-34-2
Impressive Player: Goaltender Keegan Gordon – 3GP/1-2/109 saves on 114 shots
Much needed win for a young club that continues to be one of the hardest work groups in the province. Scoring will always be tough to come by but never cheat the staff or fans on effort.
Up Next: Jan 27th @ Virden, Jan 28th vs Virden


(-4) 12th – Niverville Nighthawks

This Week: 0-2
Overall: 19-17-1-2
Impressive Player: Defenseman Desmond Johnson – 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
A bit of a dip in play has let the club chasing them for the 4th spot in the MGEU East Division catch up a bit. Still hold their own fate. Finding ways to score when things tighten up even more will be key.
Up Next: Jan 26th @ Waywayseecappo, Jan 28th vs Waywayseecappo


(-2) 13th – Steinbach Pistons

This Week: 0-1
Overall: 28-10-0
Impressive Player: Defenseman Parker Jasper – 1GP/0G/1A/1PT
In the midst of a rare three-game losing streak. Even so, still tied for the most wins in the league and just two points off of top spot in the MGEU East Division. Have outshot their opponent in 6-straight.
Up Next: Jan 25th @ Portage, Jan 27th @ WPG Blues, Jan 29th vs Swan Valley