2019/20 Winter Season Power Rankings

Division B1

( 1 )Titanium Shafts
(TS)
Continuing to ride off after a successful season (champions) is Titanium Shafts, who are currently at a perfect with an 8-0 record. The Chang brothers are leading the teams’ triumph in points (Matt 16 points, Robert 13 points). Oliver Jung continuing to dazzle on ice with his skills at the back end, offensively (5G, 8A) and defensively. It is likely going to be a easy cruise season for Titanium Shafts as they can win even without a goalie in the game, it is going to be hard for opponents to take on the full length potential of Titanium Shafts.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 7.4
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 37
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 8% (7th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 75% (5th in Division)

( 2 )Nighthawks
(NHK)
Near a perfect record for the start of the season is Nighthawks, who currently holds a 7-1 record, just one devastating loss against Titanium Shaft. Captain Tim Shews’ fit diet (massive beer and steak) is showing results as he’s ripping 4 bar down goals past goalies at the blue-line and beaming 13 laser passes for teammates to score. Superstar goaltender, Chris Chan-Henry has some stellar numbers in goal, a 2.63 GAA, .893 save percentage, and a 2-game shutout performance within 8 games. Also had a penalty to get in all the stat categories. Nighthawks will surely be trying to claim top spot from Titanium Shafts.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 5.6
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 24
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 56% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 93% (2nd in Division)

( 3 )Top Gun
(TG)
Top Gun is living up to its name as they start the season with a 6-2 record and a 6.0 goals average per game. Eugene Mak had a heck of a performance against Spartans recently, posting up 6 points (3G,3A) that night. One of vocal leaders in league is David Tran who leads by example, grabbing 4 points (2G,2A) in the first game against Trailer Park Boys. Probably one of the most underrated team in league, as they can turn a expected loss to a surprising win, look for them to rise up in next ranking.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 6.0
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 24
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 33% (3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 89% (3rd in Division)

( 4 )Masterbladers
(MTB)
Masterbladers who has one of the best defensive checking games in the league have finished the ranking period with a 4-4 record (4-2 Division). Cole “The Finisher” Chmilar has 18 (11G, 7A) points in 8 games, 3 of his 11 goals happens to be game-winning goals. A little applause for Matthew Gibbons who kept the game close (2-1 score) against one of the top dog team (Titanium Shafts), stopping 37 of the 39 shots faced while the team plays their hearts out that game. Don’t count Masterbladers out this season, all they need is Evan Kraemer to get back to the top scoring charts and improve their 10% power-play.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 4.4
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 6
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 10% (6th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 94% (1st in Division)

( 5 )Fighting Squirrels
(FSQ)
It is difficult not to appreciate a team that’s willing to challenge themselves and face tougher opponents, Fighting Squirrels are 3-3 in division B1 (4-4 record overall). Fighting Squirrels had a huge comeback win against Trailer Park Boys after Jordan Vendiola awakens during the third period with a goal and offensive pressure; also leading the team with 12 points). The team will need to work on a lot of things still, they are the only team in the league no power-play goals.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 4.6
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 5
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 0% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 80% (4th in Division)

( 6 )The Gentlemen
(GTM)
The Gentlemen had one exciting game between the eight so far, an intense back and forth offense against Top Guns; other than that, the team has been sub-par overall. Tavis Wu, a new face on the team who looks to be a strength for The Gentlemen, collected 6 points (2G, 4A) in 7 games. Quinn Bailey looks to exceed his career winter season total as he is 2 points away (10 points - 18/19 vs. 8 points - 19/20). Hopefully a division down will give The Gentlemen some fortune, as 50% on the power-play is not enough.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 3.6
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - - 30
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 50% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 70% (6th in Division)

( 7 ) Whalers
(WHA)
The intense championship celebration last season may be hitting Whalers performance hard this season, ending the ranking period with a 2-6 record. Five of the eight game conclusion have a 4-goal difference margin, tough pill to swallow for a lot of teams. The muscle for the team would be Chris Filipchuk as he’s doing all he can to keep the team solid, scoring at a 3.0 PPGA (18 points – 6 games). Whalers are going to need find a solution soon or it is going to be a rough season for the team.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 4.3
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - - 4
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 21% (5th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 67% (7th in Division)

( 8 )Spartans
(SPT)
Spartans started blazing hard into the start of the season with two shootout wins (comeback games), but the flame died out right after losing their next 6 games brutally. Reasons may be that the team does not have enough bodies to keep the pressure going or everything is just falling apart for the team (leading -31 goal differential and 40% penalty-killing). Jordan Czelenski is giving full commitment to Spartans leading the way with 9 points (4G,5A) in 8 games. Scoring may not be high for Spartans, but most of the players are able to put numbers on the scoreboard. Hopefully a division down and playing the full 45 minutes will they give them the upper hand further into the season.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 3.1
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - - 31
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 27% (4th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 40% (Last in Division)

Division C1

( 1 )Eatery All-Stars
(EAS)
Top spot in division could had gone to either Eatery All-Stars or Trailer Park Boys as they are 1-1 in head to head match-up, but Eatery All-Stars have a 5-3 record between the first two months. Jaemin Yu looking to be at his prime as he skyrockets his points early into the season with 13 (9G,4A). Improving by each year looks to be for Steve Hwang, keeping a steady .877 save percentage and a shutout game within the 8 games. Eatery All-Stars are going to need to improve on their power-play if they want to stay strong.  

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 5.1
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 13
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 14% (3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 72% (3rd in Division)

( 2 )
Trailer Park Boys
(TPB)
Things weren’t looking good for Trailer Park Boys at the start as they lost the first two games off the bat, but finished up strong in the month of October with three wins out of the four before the ranking period. Trailer Park Boys picked up some nice additions to the team like Chris Schuh who leads the team with 16 points (7G,9A) and scoring elite Ben Quinn (7G,2A) who is at the fourth spot in team scoring. Opponents may want to be getting a man advantage against Trailer Park Boys as likely have a 50% in scoring on the team.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 4.9
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 6
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 20% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 50% (Last in Division)

( 3 )Underwear Bears
(UWB)
Underwear Bears is having a satisfactory start to the season, winning some games against higher division team but also losing to some low division team; resulting in a 4-4 record. There is a new player at the top spot for the team after David Chung collected 3 points (1G,2A) against Jabba da Puck, already nearing his last winter season point total. Gregory Ma may not be focused in leading the team with points anymore as he shifts his passion to goaltender, already starting his position with a 7.00 GAA. More challenges await for Underwear Bears as the season is still early.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 3.4
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 4
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 23% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 92% (1st in Division)

( 4 )Jabba Da Puck
(JDP)
The team that is facing the biggest challenge in this league would have to go to Jabba Da Puck as they been beaten pretty badly by top division teams and has only been able to win games against lower division teams, starting the season with a 2-6 record. One of the factors would be that goalies aren’t able to stop even a beach ball at this point, 3 of the goalies that suited up have over 6.00 GAA. On positive note, players are able to score in the games, 7 of the players on the team have over 4 points (not many teams have quantity scorers), Richard Selman is producing at a 2.4 PPGA at higher division. Changes are going to need to happen for the team to do well.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 3.5
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - - 29
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 8% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 83% (2nd in Division)

Division D1

( 1 )Titans
(TTN)

Team Titans are currently unstoppable in D1 Division, riding a 7-0 streak, their only loss this season as of now was against a Division C1 team. A shoutout to Dang Mai who has exceed his career season total in just 5 games (5GP – 15PTS vs 11GP – 11PTS), an unselfish player who assisted 5 goals and only scored once in the game against Killerbunnies. Back end Duos Chris Chan and Mike Wong keeping every game under control, respectively contributing 9 points each. Highly possible that Titan will continue this trend as the team playing exceptionally well this season.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.8
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 12
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 30% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 78% (T-3rd in Division)

( 2 )Chicks & Sticks
(CNS)
The highly offensive lower division team Chicks & Sticks are at it again, leading the division with 48 GF and standing at a 4-4 record. Scoring juggernaut, Richard Selman is comfortable in any situation (goals in EV, PP, SH) and leading the team with 23 points (3.3PPGA). Thai Hong is not slowing down in the race against Richard as he is contributing with 7 goals and 10 assists in the 7 games played. Chicks & Sticks will be fine as long as David Pan does not stay in the penalty box (team lead 6 PIM) as the team is 67% in penalty kill.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 6.0
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 19
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 20% (3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 67% (5th in Division)

( 3 )Nighthawks 2
(NHK2)
Nighthawks 2 are at a steady pace in wins and losses this season, starting at a 4-4 record within these past 2 months. Double James (Li & Wong) are at the top with 15 / 14 points, Li had a good night against Chicks & Sticks (4points) whereas James Wong had a 4-point night against Vancouver Grizzlies. Jesse Frey may have a hideous GAA (4.1) and save percentage (.829) as of now, but at least he has 1shutout to go along with it. Look for Nighthawks 2 to get better (as usual) further into the season.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 5.0
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - + 4
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 22% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 94% (2nd in Division)

( 4 )Flying Squirrels
(FLY)
Flying Squirrels may be diagnosed with early season jitters as they had lost 5 games in a row at the beginning, reasons are unknown as scoring is spread throughout the team. Kodie Hacker is starting to become a great two-way player, doing everything at both ends of the ice with 10 points (7G,3A). Also, Byron Lazar is being a great example to Jordan Lazar and the rest of the team with 10 assists (1G-11PTS – 1.6PPGA). The team’s worry may only be short term as they are recently riding a 3-game win streak right near the end of ranking period.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE – 3.4
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - - 9
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 15% (5th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 74% (4th in Division)

( 5 )Killerbunnies
(KBI)

Another expected record start for Killerbunnies (2-6), but this time they look a little more exciting compared to the previous seasons. They had a couple games that went to the distance and an enormous comeback win against Flying Squirrels. Mike Sidhu’s summer workouts have been showing results as he leads the team with 12 points (4G,8A) and nearing his point total last year already in just 8 games. Killerbunnies has been looking enthusiastic right off the start of the season, hopefully they will be rewarded with more wins with the upcoming games.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 3.3
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - - 15
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 17% (4th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 78% (T-3rd in Division)

( 6 )Vancouver Grizzlies
(VG)
The Vancouver Grizzlies has revamped their team this season and boy it is not looking good, starting the season with a 2-6 record (zero goals in two of the games). Almost half of the players on the team were unable to contribute to the offense with 0 points or just one point throughout the games. Travis Mccrea will need to turn those PIMS into points if he wants to get the Vancouver Grizzlies back in spring season form. Perhaps new chemistry will form soon with the new players as the season progresses.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 1.8
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - - 32
POWER PLAY PERCENT- 0% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 100% (1st in Division)

** Ranking Projections as of November 5, 2019,