It’s early into the Keystone Junior Hockey League, but three teams have already made an imprint on the standings – Selkirk Fishermen, St. Malo Warriors and North Winnipeg Satelites are the last of the unbeaten (in regulation) just two weeks into the new season.
Already playing his third season with the Fishermen (3-0-0-0), 18-year old Selkirk native Milan Horanski is off to a hot start (6 goals, 1 assist). He leads 11 skaters who have already scored a goal for Selkirk. Coming up short in last seasons playoff, the 2014 and 2015 league champions look to be a strong contender to return to the Keystone Cup.
North Winnipeg Satelites (2-0-0-0) struggled last season earning just 23 points in the standings, last in the KJHL South. Opening their season with three-straight home games has proved positive for the Chris Pache-led group, who surprised St. Malo in overtime 6-5 on opening night. With 11 rookies listed on their roster the Satelites could be a team to watch.
Finishing nine points behind Selkirk last season, the St. Malo Warriors (2-0-0-1) hope to contend for a league title again this season. The Warriors last won a KJHL championship in 2009. A veteran-heavy lineup (including Riley Hunter, Dustin Wiebe and Jared Magne) could see St. Malo in the mix come playoff time.