Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 20


(+8) 1st – Selkirk Steelers

This Week: 3-0
Overall: 17-23-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Lucas Brennan – 3GP/3G/4A/7PTS
Back in the conversation for the final playoff spot, the Steelers are playing some of their best hockey and if they get in, will be a very difficult first round opponent.
Up Next: Feb 11th vs Steinbach


(-1) 2nd – Virden Oil Capitals

This Week: 2-1
Overall: 25-18-1
Impressive Player: Forward Roux Bazin – 3GP/4G/0A/4PTS
The hottest team of the year 2023, the Oil Caps have not only come together to earn their way into a playoff spot but have done so showing a willingness to do it in playoff style fashion.
Up Next: Feb 10th vs WPG Blues, Feb 11th @ WPG Blues


(+3) 3rd – Portage Terriers

This Week: 2-1
Overall: 32-10-1-1
Impressive Player: Forward Daniel Siso – 3GP/1G/4A/5PTS
The first team to clinch a playoff berth. Between injuries and suspensions, the Terriers are showing they will have a battle tested and ready group for when the playoffs come.
Up Next: Feb 8th vs WPG Freeze, Feb 12th @ Niverville


(+1) 4th – Winkler Flyers

This Week: 1-0
Overall: 27-10-5-1
Impressive Player – Goaltender Malachi Klassen – 1GP/1 win/25 saves on 26 shots
The best goes on for a Flyers club that has won five straight. More importantly, they’ve evened out the games played with those in the division and didn’t lose any ground. Right there for top spot.
Up Next: Feb 8th vs Steinbach, Feb 10th @ Niverville


(-3) 5th – Swan Valley Stampeders

This Week: 0-0
Overall: 23-14-4-1
Impressive Player: Goaltender Kobe Grant – 16-13-2/.932 sv%/2.80 GAA/1 shutout
Enjoying some time off after the MJHL/SJHL Showcase, the Stamps will have some games in hand but have to hit the ground running to keep pace in the tightly packed MGEU West Division.
Up Next: Feb 10th vs Waywayseecappo, Feb 11th @ Waywayseecappo, Feb 15th vs Neepawa


(-2) 6th – OCN Blizzard

This Week: 1-1
Overall: 23-17-2-3
Impressive Player: Forward Riley Zimmerman – 2GP/2G/1A/3PTS
Dragged back into the pack by a fiercely competitive MGEU West Division, the Blizzard have a tough road trip coming up before an equally tough home stand to end the month. Lots of points for the taking.
Up Next: Feb 11th @ Dauphin, Feb 14th vs Waywayseecappo


(+5) 7th – Niverville Nighthawks

This Week: 1-1
Overall: 21-18-1-3
Impressive Player: Defenseman Desmond Johnson – 2GP/2G/1A/3PTS
Suddenly feeling the heat from those chasing that final playoff spot. Nighthawks’ fans will have plenty of opportunity to see their team as they only have one road game out of 8 remaining this month.
Up Next: Feb 10th vs Winkler, Feb 12th vs Portage


(+5) 8th – Steinbach Pistons

This Week: 1-1
Overall: 32-11
Impressive Player: Forward Dawson Milliken – 3GP/0G/3A/3PTS
A needed response after coming up short against a scrappy Titans club. They hold their fate in their own hands when it comes to where they finish in the MGEU East Division.
Up Next: Feb 8th @ Winkler, Feb 11th @ Selkirk


(-6) 9th – Dauphin Kings

This Week: 1-2
Overall: 25-16-2-1
Impressive Player: Defenseman Owen Wareham – 3GP/1G/2A/3PTS
Good mixed with bad as the Kings look for consistency to push them ahead of tight MGEU West Division. Encouraging stat is they have the most wins as of Wednesday in the West with 25.
Up Next: Feb 10th vs WPG Freeze, Feb 11th vs OCN


(-3) 10th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

This Week: 1-2
Overall: 24-14-3-2
Impressive Player: Forward Cole Carlson – 3GP/2G/1A/3PTS
Doing enough to stay atop the MGEU West Division with an argument that can be made that their best hockey is still in front of them. Surprise fact, they have a –1 goal differential.
Up Next: Jan 20th @ OCN, Jan 21st @ Swan Valley, Jan 25th @ Virden


(-3) 11th – Neepawa Titans

This Week: 1-2
Overall: 18-20-8-1
Impressive Player: Forward Hayden Stocks – 3GP-3G/1A/4PTS
Slowly falling behind in the division. With a week off, they have to hope two division rivals get hot while three cool off, just to keep them in contention. Can’t have everyone getting points while they wait.
Up Next: Feb 15th @ Swan Valley


(-2) 12th – Winnipeg Blues

This Week: 0-1
Overall: 15-23-6-1
Impressive Player: Goaltender Brock Moroz – 1GP/1 L/ 51 saves on 55 shots
All of a sudden, it’s not one but two teams they have to jump over to get into the playoffs. Still, there is time to do it but can’t have any more zero-win weeks. The margin for error is done.
Up Next: Feb 10th @ Virden, Feb 11th vs Virden, Feb 15th @ WPG Freeze


(-2) 13th – Winnipeg Freeze

This Week: 0-2
Overall: 3-38-2
Impressive Player: Forward Elliot Perrault – 2GP/2G/1A/3PTS
Have scored six goals in their past two games. Unfortunately, they’ve given up 10 in the same span. Still, despite the outcomes, there are positives the Freeze look to continue to build on.
Up Next: Feb 8th @ Portage, Feb 10th @ Dauphin, Feb 12th vs Selkirk, Feb 15th vs Selkirk