The Parkland Rangers had exactly the weekend they needed to get themselves into favourable position before the playoffs begin.

The Rangers topped the Eastman Selects 6-3 and the Southwest Cougars 5-2 to move three points ahead of the Cougars in the standings and into the last playoff spot. 

The Rangers are not yet guaranteed the playoffs as they and the Cougars are still competing for the final spot, the Kenora Thistles have been mathematically eliminated. 

The Rangers are in Yellowhead tomorrow before playing a weekend double-header against Norman on the road.