Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 9


(+4) 1st – Swan Valley Stampeders
This week: 2-0
Overall: 12-8-1-1
Impressive Player: Forward Darius Makse – 2GP/2G/1A/3PTS
Winners of 6 of their last 7 games, they head into Prospects Showcase week as the hottest teams in the league.
Up Next: Nov 18th vs Steinbach, Nov 19th vs WPG Blues


(+1) 2nd – Dauphin Kings

This week: 1-1
Overall: 15-5-0-1
Impressive Player: Defenseman Owen Wareham – 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS
Snapped a mini two-game slide with dramatic overtime win. A surprising stat: Dauphin is –1 in goal differential.
Up Next: Nov 18th vs WGP Freeze, Nov 20th @ WPG Freeze, Nov 22nd vs Portage


(-2) 3rd – Steinbach Pistons

This week: 1-2
Overall: 16-4
Impressive Player: Forward Ian Amsbaugh – 3GP/1G/3A/4PTS
Rare back-to-back losses followed up by a dominant win should give Steinbach a boost coming out of Showcase week.
Up Next: Nov 18th @ Swan Valley, Nov 19th @ OCN


(-2) 4th – OCN Blizzard

This week: 0-2
Overall: 15-7-0-1
Impressive Player: Forward John Kremer – 2GP/1G/0A/1PT
Slight stumble but still with a grip on top spot in the west. Couple of home games over the weekend might be just what the Blizz need to turn things around.
Up Next: Nov 18th vs WPG Blues, Nov 19th vs Steinbach


(+4) 5th – Niverville Nighthawks

This week: 2-0
Overall: 10-9-0-1
Impressive Player: Forward Ty Kennett – 2 GP/3G/2A/5PTS
Two massive wins against divisional opponents have shown the Nighthawks to be a team truly to be feared going forward.
Up Next: Nov 18th vs Selkirk, Nov 19th @ Selkirk


(-2) 6th – Portage Terriers

This week: 1-1
Overall: 16-4
Impressive Player: Defenseman Brandon McCartney – 2GP/2G/2A/4PTS
Proved they can win the tight games as much as they can win the high scoring ones. A stinger at home will remind them they can’t take nights off.
Up Next: Nov 20th vs Virden, Nov 22 @ Dauphin


(-1) 7th – Winkler Flyers

This week: 1-0-1
Overall: 13-5-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Daniel Isaak – 2GP/1G/3A/4PTS
Right on the cusp of taking that jump into the upper tier of the MJHL. Will look to be more consistent as a road heavy schedule continues.
Up Next: Nov 18th vs Waywayseecappo, Nov 19th @ Waywayseecappo, Nov 22nd @ WPG Blues


(-1) 8th – Waywayseecappo Wolverines

This week: 1-0
Overall: 10-4-3-2
Impressive Player: Forward Carson Baptiste – 1GP/2G/0A/2PTS
Not fair to move down in the rankings as they only had the one game to play which turned out to be a win. Couple games in hand now on teams around them in the standings.
Up Next: Nov 18th @ Winkler, Nov 19th vs Winkler, Nov 22nd @ Neepawa


(+3) 9th – Virden Oil Capitals

This week: 2-0
Overall: 12-9
Impressive Player: Defenseman Trevor Hunt – 2GP/2G/2A/4PTS
Big response after consecutive losses. Continue to be one of the most disciplined teams in the MJHL
Up Next: Nov 18th vs Neepawa, Nov 19th @ Neepawa, Nov 20th @ Portage


(+1) 10th – Selkirk Steelers

This week: 1-1
Overall: 4-12-3-1
Impressive Player: Forward Lucas Brennan – 2GP/4G/0A/4PTS
Proving to have no quit, the Steelers are a hard team to beat on any given night, which is a big improvement from where they started the year.
Up Next: Nov 18th @ Niverville, Nov 19th vs Niverville


(-1) 11th – Neepawa Titans

This week: 1-0-1
Overall: 7-11-4
Impressive Player: Forward Briley Wood – 2GP/1G/4A/5PTS
Nice scoring outburst of late, putting up 15 goals combined in the last three games. Lots of hockey coming up to close out the month with 6 games to end November.
Up Next: Nov 18th @ Virden, Nov 19th vs Virden, Nov 22nd vs Waywayseecappo


(-1) 12th – Winnipeg Blues

This week: 0-1-1
Overall: 6-11-2-1
Impressive Player: Forward Thomas Kaufield – 2GP/3G/1A/4PTS
Putting up good numbers goal wise of late, combined with solid goaltending should start to lead to more success for the Blues and the 6 remaining games in the month.
Up Next: Nov 18th @ OCN, Nov 19th @ Swan Valley, Nov 22nd vs Winkler


(-) 13th – Winnipeg Freeze

This week: 0-2
Overall: 2-16-1
Impressive Player: Defenseman Evan Stirling – 2GP/1G/0A/1PT
Struggling to get shots is limiting any possible offence. O’Sullivan is doing all he can to give his team a chance every game.
Up Next: Nov 18th @ Dauphin, Nov 20th vs Dauphin