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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Playoff Push

By Flin Flon Bombers, 02/23/15, 10:30AM CST

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The SJHL Playoffs will start next week and it looks like it will take all 56 games to decide the final first round matchups.

We’re at game 53 for the Flin Flon Bombers, and with three more remaining in the rgular season, it looks like it will come down to next week’s showdown against the Nipawin Hawks before we see where they will start the playoffs.

With a pair of wins on the road this past weekend, the Bombers are keeping pace with the Hawks and Notre Dame Hounds for fourth, fifth and sixth in the SJHL.  The Bombers are tied with the Hawks for fifth with 70 points, and are three back of the Hounds for fourth and home ice advantage. 

The Bombers would stay in sixth spot if the playoff started today because the Hawks have more wins.  All teams have played 53 games so far.  Here’s how the three teams finish up their season.

Flin Flon Bombers
Flin Flon has three games, a home and home series against the La Ronge Ice Wolves this weekend and finish up the season next Tuesday against the Nipawin Hawks.
Home Record: 18-4-3-1
Road Record: 11-8-3-5
Remaining Opponents Average Winning Percentage: .552
vs La Ronge: 4-1-0-1
vs Nipawin: 2-1-2-2

Nipawin Hawks
The Hawks play and home and home against the Melfort Mustangs this weekend and then play against the Bombers in Flin Flon non the last day of the regular season.
Home Record: 18-7-1-1
Road Record: 14-8-1-3
Remaining Opponents Average Winning Percentage: .722
vs Melfort: 3-3-0-0
vs Flin Flon: 5-2-0-0

Notre Dame Hounds
The Hounds play host to Humboldt tomorrow night and follow that up with a pair of games on the road, Friday in Kindesley and Saturday in North Battleford.
Home Record: 19-5-1-2
Road Record: 15-9-0-2
Remaining Opponents Average Winning Percentage: .591
vs Humboldt: 4-1-0-0
vs Kindersley: 3-1-0-1
vs Battlefords: 3-2-0-0