Not alot changed last week as the playoff picture is still unclear. Some teams have changed their outlook but not always positive. Here is the look at the week in the MBAAA League.
Brandon (streak 6 wins) Brandon is on a roll and will need to keep things going as they have 3 games vs teams above .500. Already locked up a playoff spot and now have the inside track at finishing second and home ice advantage until at least the Final.
Parkland (streak won 4 of last 5) Parkland will be able to see how they size up vs the top two teams in the league this weekend as they will play both the Wild and Brandon.
Eastman (streak Lost 4) Eastman had a less than successful trip to the west this past weekend and hope to get back on track as they play Interlake and Kenora - Two hungry teams trying to make it into the playoffs.
Central Plains (streak Lost 3) Central Plains can look at this weekends double header vs Kenora as a big spoiler. Winning two in Kenora could put a dagger into the playoff hopes of the Thistles.
Kenora (streak Won 1) Kenora is looking at a sweep at home this weekend vs CP, before heading Sunday for a matchup with Eastman. Anything less could be a bad outcome as the Thistles have a tough final games and need wins this weekend if they want to punch a ticket to the playoffs.
Norman (streak Lost 8) Norman has been playing with a lot of pride and have made teams work for any points. This is a credit to the Northstars organization as they have been eliminated from playoff contention for some time. This weekend they host a struggling Southwest team and am sure that Norman team would like to chalk up a couple of wins for their home town fans.
Pembina Valley (streak won 3) Pembina Valley heads west this weekend to face two teams that are also hungry for wins. Pembina Valley has been on a roll as of late and hope to keep it going against a tough Brandon team and a Yellowhead team already in playoff mode.
Southwest (streak Lost 4) The Cougars are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs as they head to Thompson for a pair this weekend. I am sure the Southwest squad will want to finish the season off on a positive note starting with a pair of wins vs Norman.
Thrashers (streak Won 2) Thrashers have a tough 3 game week coming up. They play the #1 Winnipeg Wild in a final battle of Winnipeg, a tough battle vs Interlake then head west to face #2 Brandon. Big week to solidify a top 4 finish.
Wild (Streak won 3 - 20 of last 21) The Wild have all but locked up first place and home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. More importantly they will want to make sure they are ready to play the three games this week vs the Thrashers and then head west on the weekend to play two teams that will be ready to challenge.
Yellowhead (Streak won 2) Yellowhead swept 2 games in Norman last weekend. This weekend will be a challenge as they face #1 Winnipeg Wild as well as the hot PV Hawks. The Chiefs cannot afford to lose any further ground to the Kenora Thistles and need at least one win if not two this weekend to keep pace.
All past poll results are posted in the Archives.
There have been 24 All Star Games Played
East has won 14 and the West with 12 victories
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