The Bantam Parkland Rangers will head into their final regular season game this Sunday, as one of the hottest teams in the province.
The Rangers are 21-12-2 this season, but have been red-hot as of late, winning five straight games. On top of their current five-game winning streak, the Rangers are 12-2 in 2018, and went into the Christmas break with seven-straight wins.
This Sunday's game is set for 1:30, in McCreary, against the Winnipeg Hawks.
After this weekend's regular season finale, the Rangers will be in Provincial Championship preparation mode. This year, the Championships are held in Killarney, from February 23-25.
Rangers schedule in Killarney
vs Central Plains on Friday, February 23, at 11:15 a.m.
vs Yellowhead Chiefs on Saturday, February 24, at 9:30 a.m.
The playoffs will take place on Saturday, and into Sunday, and the winner will play the winner of the city playoffs, in a best-of-three, and the winner of that will represent Manitoba at the Western Canadian Championships.
One of the reasons for the Rangers success this year is their offensive skill, and Tyson Zimmer most notably. Zimmer has 66 points in 33 games, 36 of which are goals. DJ Taylor-Luke, Jayden Jubenvill, Trey Sauder, Josh Thompson, and Wyatt Tweet, all have at least 30 points this season, and all of them will be heading to the Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson.
Between the pipes, it's the Keaton Ziprick show. In 29 games, Ziprick is 18-3, and has two shutouts to his name. Ziprick will also be heading to Thompson for the Manitoba Winter Games.
Stay tuned here, to 730CKDM, to see how the Bantam Rangers do the rest of the season.