The SJHL playoff picture is starting to clear up with all the teams clinching spots with less than a week left in the regular season.
The Battlefords North Stars, Melfort Mustangs and Weyburn Red Wings will all be seeded 1, 2 and 3 respectively after the North Stars clinched first overall on Tuesday with a 5-2 win over the Humboldt Broncos.
The Wild Card teams are all set with the La Ronge Ice Wolves, Kindersley Klippers, Notre Dame Hounds and Yorkton Terriers all clinching spots. The only thing not clear is where the four teams will place.
The other unknown is the placement of the Flin Flon Bombers, Nipawin Hawks and Estevan Bruins all battling it out for fourth, fifth and sixth with it home ice advantage in the first round.
Right now the Hawks are sitting in the fourth position, four points up on the fifth place Bombers. Flin Flon is one point up on the sixth place Bruins with all teams playing 55 games, three left in the season.
We now look at the teams’ remaining schedule and their head to head records against those teams.
4th Place – Nipawin Hawks
Friday March 4 vs Melfort Mustangs (2-3-1-0)
Saturday March 5 @ Melfort Mustangs (2-3-1-0)
Tuesday March 8 @ Flin Flon Bombers (2-2-0-1)
5th Place – Flin Flon Bombers
Friday March 4 vs La Ronge Ice Wolves (5-1-0-0)
Saturday March 5 @ La Ronge Ice Wolves (5-1-0-0)
Tuesday March 8 vs Nipawin Hawks (3-1-0-1)
6th Place - Estevan Bruins
Friday March 4 vs Yorkton Terriers (2-3-0-0)
Saturday March 5 @ Weyburn Red Wings 3-4-0-0)
Tuesday March 8 vs Notre Dame Hounds (2-1-0-0)