Chase for NHC becoming clearer but not yet complete.


The Northwest Hockey Conference’s division title picture has become clearer but is not yet complete.

St. John’s Jesuit clinched at least a share of the Red Division championship Saturday with a 9-1 victory over St. Francis de Sales.

The Titans finished the Red schedule at 9-1-0, with the only loss coming against Northview 1-0.

The Wildcats (6-1-0 in division) can still claim a share, but will need wins Friday at Findlay, Saturday over St. Francis at Tam-O-Shanter, and Sunday over Bedford at the Ice House.

Anthony Wayne has clinched the White Division-National title with an 11-0-0 record, having outscored division foes 73-23. Maumee has clinched the White Division-American crown with a 10-0-1 record, outscoring division foes 95-23.

AW and Maumee will meet to conclude divisional play Friday at 7 p.m. at Tam-O-Shanter, then will compete with the rest of the National and American squads in the White Division playoffs beginning Feb. 7.

The Red Division opted not to hold a playoff tournament this season.