The standings have never been this close in the 30-year history of the Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League.

Just six points separate the first place Springfield Xtreme from the fifth place Lorette Comets as the New Year approaches.

A team could easily go from enjoying a relaxing first round bye, to starting the playoffs on the road.

The Xtreme (10-5) own a one point lead on the second place Steinbach Huskies.

Dalton Reimer had four goals and an assist and Haden Hiebert scored three times as the Huskies (9-4-0-1) defeated Mitchell 10-1 Wednesday night at the T.G. Smith Centre.

The Red River Mudbugs (9-4) hold down third place with 18 points.

The St. Adolphe Hawks (8-5-1) have 17 points and the defending champion Comets (6-8-2) are in the mix with 14 points.

HTJHL president Ray Laing is excited about the competitiveness of the league this season.

"You go out to a game and the outcome is up in the air," said Laing. "At our last meeting, the managers were thrilled with the league this year because there is no clear cut runaway.  Even the bottom two have beat some pretty good teams on occassion."

The Grunthal Red Wings (5-8-1) are in sixth place with 11 points and the Mitchell Mohawks are in seventh spot with seven points.


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SCOREBOARD

Saturday, April 29th

NHL
Eastern Conference
Semifinals
Ottawa 6 N.Y. Rangers 5 (2OT)
(Senators lead best of 7 series 2-0)
Pittsburgh 6 Washington 2
(Penguins lead series 2-0)

Esso Cup
@ Morden
Gold Medal Game
St. Albert 1 Triolet 0 (OT)
Bronze Medal Game
Durham West 4 Pembina Valley 1

Zone 13 High School Baseball
@ Mitchell
SRSS vs Green Valley, 1 p.m.
Niverville vs St. Joachim, 1 p.m.
@ Blumenort
Ste. Anne vs Lorette, 1 p.m.
@ Ile des Chenes
Gabrielle Roy vs Edward Schreyer (ppd)

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 1
New York 12 Baltimore 4
Chicago 6 Detroit 4 (10 innings)
Cleveland 4 Seattle 3
Oakland 2 Houston 1
Texas 6 Los Angeles 3
Minnesota at Kansas City (ppd)
National League
New York 5 Washington 3
Atlanta 11 Milwaukee 3
Pittsburgh 4 Miami 0
Colorado at Arizona, 7:10 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 8:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at St. Louis (ppd)
Interleague
Chicago Cubs 7 Boston 4

 

Sunday, April 30th

NHL
Western Conference
Semifinals
St. Louis at Nashville, 2 p.m.
(best of 7 series tied 1-1)
Anaheim at Edmonton, 6 p.m.
(Oilers lead series 2-0)

Western Canada Cup
@ Penticton
Preliminary Round
Portage vs Battlefords, 4 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Baltimore at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Toronto, 12:07 p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, 12:10 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 12:10 p.m.
Oakland at Houston, 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 1:15 p.m.
Los Angeles at Texas, 2:05 p.m.
National League
Pittsburgh at Miami, 12:10 p.m.
New York at Washington, 12:35 p.m.
Atlanta at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 3:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 3:10 p.m.
Interleague
Chicago Cubs at Boston, 7:08 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Semifinals
Washington at Boston, 12 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)
Western Conference
Quarterfinals
Utah at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m.
(best of 7 series tied 3-3)

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