Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 25


(+1) 1st – Swan Valley Stampeders

This Week: 3-0
Overall: 34-16-5-1
Impressive Player: Defenseman Warren Marcotte – 3GP/2G/1A/3PTS
Not resting after locking up a playoff spot, the Stamps look to be hitting their stride at the perfect time. A combination of scoring, high-end defense and elite goaltending makes them a very scary playoff matchup.
Up Next: Mar 16th @ Virden, Mar 17th vs Virden


(+1) 2nd – Virden Oil Capitals

This Week: 3-0
Overall: 35-20-1
Impressive Player: Goaltenders Eric Reid and Owen LaRocque – Combined 3 wins, 104 svs on 108 shots
More of the same for a team that has consistently delivered results on top of hard work. Every night it seems the Oil Caps pull the game towards what they want and come away with wins. Playoff style wins at that.
Up Next: Mar 16th vs Swan Valley, Mar 17th @ Swan Valley


(-2) 3rd – Portage Terriers

This Week: 1-1-0-1
Overall: 42-11-1-2
Impressive Player: Forward Austin Peters – 3GP/2G/2A/4PTS
Good teams will have moments where things don’t go their way. For the Terriers, they’ll be more focused on effort and execution. Making sure bad habits don’t creep in. Results aside, they look ready to roll come playoffs.
Up Next: Mar 15th vs Niverville, Mar 17th @ Steinbach


(+3) 4th – Dauphin Kings

This Week: 3-0
Overall: 32-21-2-2
Impressive Player – Forward Alex Senf – 3GP/2G/5A/7PTS
Clutch performances have put the Kings back in the playoffs. The defending champs will look to build on the recent success and they hope they’ve unlocked what can make them go on another successful run through the post-season.
Up Next: Mar 18th @ Winkler


(-) 5th – Steinbach Pistons

This Week: 1-0-0-1
Overall: 40-14-0-1
Impressive Player: Goaltender Cole Plowman – 1 win, 31 saves on 31 shots, 1 shutout
Proving both physically and mentally tough, the Pistons battled through a tough road trip and have come out stronger. Adversity has a way of bringing out the best in certain teams and Steinbach looks up for the challenge.
Up Next: Mar 15th @ Winkler, Mar 17th vs Portage, Mar 18th vs WPG Freeze


(-) 6th – OCN Blizzard

This Week: 1-0-0-1
Overall: 31-19-2-4
Impressive Player: Forward Drayden Kurbatoff – 2GP/0G/2A/2PTS
Locking in a playoff spot, the Blizzard now looks to build some momentum. Hosting playoff games is huge for a team that thrives in its home rink. A good mix of everything, OCN is set to make some serious noise come round 1.
Up Next: Mar 17th vs Waywayseecappo, Mar 18th @ Waywayseecappo


(+1) 7th – Neepawa Titans

This Week: 1-1
Overall: 29-21-2-2
Impressive Player: Forward Carter McLeod – 2GP/1G/3A/4PTS
Showing a lot of heart and not giving anything away, the Titans look to keep pushing to end the regular season. Hopeful a large chunk of the group will return next year with a chip on their shoulder and higher expectations.
Up Next: Mar 17th vs Selkirk, Mar 18th @ Selkirk


(+5) 8th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

This Week: 2-1
Overall: 29-22-3-2
Impressive Player: Forward Nolan Grier – 3GP/3G/3A/6PTS
Too little, too late. The Wolverines surged offensively scoring an eye-popping 17 goals in two games but just couldn’t find a way to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Disappointing but there’s optimism with a good young core set to return.
Up Next: Mar 17th @ OCN, Mar 18th vs OCN


(-5) 9th – Winkler Flyers

This Week: 0-2
Overall: 33-15-6-1
Impressive Player: Forward Zach Nicolas – 3GP/3G/0A/3PTS
Tough stretch for a Flyers club that has time left to right the ship. Facing some stiff competition may bring the best out of the club as they look to regain some traction heading into what will be an underdog situation to open the playoffs.
Up Next: Mar 15th vs Steinbach, Mar 18th vs Dauphin, Mar 19th @ Niverville


(-1) 10th – Niverville Nighthawks

This Week: 0-2
Overall: 24-27-1-3
Impressive Player: Forward Brett Tataryn – 2GP/1G/0A/1PT
They had to sit, watch and wait to see if they’d get in, but in their first season, the Nighthawks are headed to the dance. They won’t care how. They will care about getting their feet back underneath them and shocking whomever in round one.
Up Next: Mar 15th @ Portage, Mar 17th vs WPG Blues, Mar 19th vs Winkler


(-1) 11th – Selkirk Steelers

This Week: 0-2
Overall: 21-29-4-2
Impressive Player: Forward Joel Purdom – 2GP/1G/0A/1PTS
A brief glimmer of playoff light but just couldn’t capture the magic of what was a very impressive run. For the players coming back, there’s good base to build on. Should be a very entertaining team going forward.
Up Next: Mar 17th @ Neepawa, Mar 18th vs Neepawa


(-1) 12th – Winnipeg Freeze

This Week: 0-1
Overall: 4-49-3
Impressive Player: Forward Nathan Lenoski – 1GP/1G/0A/1PT
Final week of a tough, tough season. Still holding onto not being a 50-loss team. Have never stopped working and the players, along with staff, deserve a lot of credit for that.
Up Next: Mar 15th vs WPG Blues, Mar 18th @ Steinbach


(-1) 13th – Winnipeg Blues

This Week: 0-2
Overall: 16-32-7-1
Impressive Player: Forward Liam Krupcyznski – 2GP/1G/0A/1PT
The season can’t come to a close soon enough. A hard, disappointing end to a season that had so much hope. The pieces are there to make a return but this year will be hard to stomach and hard to forget.
Up Next: Mar 15th @ WPG Freeze, Mar 17th @ Niverville