Power Rankings - February 2019

Div 1


The Boats (BTS)
Claiming top spot of the ranking is The Boats, having a 6-1-1 record proves it. The team is leading the league in goal average (7.2) and highest goal differential (+67). Sam Twaites must be highly appreciated by his teammates as he leads the league with 30 assists. Huge credit goes to Geordie Yang who has 15 points (7G, 8A) in the last 8 games. The Boats are the deadliest team heading into the playoffs, everything is going right for them. Perhaps avoid going to the box will do them better (league leading PIM team).

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 7.2
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +67
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 17% (3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 80% (2nd in Division)

Titanium Shafts (TS)
Titanium Shafts were definitely close to taking top spot in ranking, but were unable to get any wins against the Boats, going 5-3 since last ranking report. Cam Mah must be putting a lot of work in hockey/training, as Cam collected 15 of his 19 points in just the two recent months. Matt Chang is also leading the charge with 14 points (8G, 6A), alongside Braydon Kimmie with 13 points (4G, 9A). The team is definitely improving as the season progresses, nobody should count them out.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 5.5
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +22
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 41% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 86% (1st in Division)

Knights (KNI)
Winter months have not been favorable for the Knights as they went 2-5-1, most of the losses were huge goal margin as well. Notable players in this ranking are Brendan Ling with consistent multi-point (6G, 5A) games in January, Kevin Hsu (the playmaker) with 9 points (1G, 8 A), and Kevin Kam with 8 points within 3 games. Knights will have to find their stride again if they hope to end the season strong.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 5.7
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +30
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 20% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 74% (3rd in Division)

The Gentlemen (GTM)
Gentlemen are continuing to stay at the bottom of division ranking with only two wins between the two months, but ended the month with a huge win against The Boats. Also, the teams perfect penalty kill has finally been broken (100% -> 67%).  Hafeez Dossa was able to rack up 10 points (5G, 5A) in just 3 games, and James Manzano keeping the team at bay with 7 points (3G, 7A). If Gentlemen have all their cores players playing it may result in some positive outcome.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 5.0
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -29
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 14% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 67% (Last in Division)

Div 2

Nighthawks (NHK)
Nighthawks have been playing great hockey in the recent months with a record of 6-2, one of the loss was against a good division one team. Chad Ishikawa tremendously good with the puck as of late, collecting 13 points in previous 8 games. Caley Hui had a great game against PKK with a hat-trick (2 assists as well). If other role players in the team can help put a mark on the score sheet, this team will have a lot of potential.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.1
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL- +2
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 27% (3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 81% (2nd in Division)

Masterbladers (MTB)
Masterbladers are continuing to be a big threat in the division, ending with a 5-3 record in the months of December/January. Steve Hasegawa has been an immense help for the team getting 12 points (2.1PPGA) since las ranking, most of the points were assists (3G, 9A).  Jeff Morin had been playing well in December with 9 points (2 points in January) and Andrew Lucarino with 9 points. The team is a strong candidate to win it all this season.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.9
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +5
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 26% (4th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 60% (Last in Division)

Whalers (WHA)
Team Whalers have been playing pretty well so far this season, but are unable to grab consistent wins to move up in the rankings. A 4-3 record between December and January, a huge win against Masterbladers (A really good team) and some of the wins were against lower division teams. Romain Bourree has hot hands right now, collecting 13 (7G, 6A) points between the seven games. Matt Johnson also gets some credit for Whalers performance with 8 points (4 G, 4A)

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.4
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +23
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 35% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 89% (1st in Division)

Pukkake (PKK)
PKK is had an average performance in the recent months, going 4-4 and losing to a division 3 team has taken a big toll in their ranking. Michael Ching is stepping out the shadow, collecting six of his ten points during the recent games. Also, the Japanese Rocket, Yoshi Hisanaga is performing as expected, grabbing 7 points between the months.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.0
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +6
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 29% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 63% (4th in Division)

Underwear Bears (UWB)
During the month of December, Underwear Bears weren’t able to get any wins, but won three of their four games in January. Daniel Loosely is currently playing a complete game for Underwear Bears, scoring four goals and 2 assists with it.  Alongside in points with Daniel is Gregory Ma with 6 points (3G, 3 A) and Jimmy Wong (5G, 1A). Underwear Bears will need to play a team game if they want to be effective in the playoffs.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 3.7
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +1
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 21% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 67% (3rd in Division)

Div 3A 

Fighting Squirrels (FSQ)
Fighting Squirrels did not get any wins against division 2 teams, but they did not lose to any teams in their division either, with a 6-4 record in their last ten. One of factors of the team’s success is involvement from every player on the team. Recognitions go to Erwin Horvath with 9 points (6G, 3A), Alex Gaela with 9 points (2G, 7A), and Edward Lin with 6 points (1G, 5A). Fighting Squirrel is probably the definition of teamwork as of now.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.9
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +37
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 19% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 88% (1st in Division)

Eatery All-Stars (EAS)
The last two months have been a challenge for Eatery All-Stars, most their opponents were difficult teams to overcome (Div 2). But they were able to grab a win against a team in division 2 and another one against a division rival, going 5-5 in the last 10 games. It is good to see that Leo Fung stepping up the plate with 6 points in the recent months, as well as Jaemin Yu with 7 points.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.6
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -12
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 24% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 78% (Last in Division)

Direwolves (DW)
Direwolves have lost a bit of their scoring touch, getting shutout by a tough opponent, the team lowered their scoring differential from +21 to +9. Oscar Rodriguez had a big night against Spartans with a hat-trick and a 5-point showcase. Also, Derek Lu has finally been able to chip in on the offense for the team, grabbing 3 points in one of the games and Carson Zellman with 5 points between the months. Direwolves are in trouble if they are unable to get the offense going like they did at the start of the season.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.5
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL- +9
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 25% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 84% (2nd in Division)

Div 3B

Jabba da Puck (JDP)Jabba da Puck remains at the top spot of division ranking, holding a 3-3-1 record. Not an attractive record, but they were able to take a higher division team to the distance (almost won). Farooq Mian had two games with 5 points, and looking like a true sniper what all the goals (13) in the recent months. Only way to slow down this team is to get the puck away from their superstars.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.1
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -3
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 25% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 80% (1st in Division)

Spartans (SPT)Spartans are 4-3 since last ranking, and there is a lot of scoring between the games, Spartans blew out two teams near the end of January. Brendan Batchelor is unstoppable right now, getting three hat-trick games and collecting 24 between the two months. Also, Minh Tran is looking good with 7 points in just 5 games. With the current results from the team, it looks like the strong Spartans is coming back.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.8
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -55
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 8% (3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 75% (3rd in Division)

Titans (TTN)Titans had tough match-ups against Eatery All-Stars and Fighting Squirrels during December, but avoided being at the bottom of the division ranking by winning the series against Vancouver Kings (2-0). Chris Chan is leading the team in points and recently had a hat-trick game. One of Titans strength is that everyone in the team is able to chip in on the scoring, hopefully future games will be more favorable for the team.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.1
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -22
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 5% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 67% (Last in Division)

Vancouver Kings (VK)
The new division has not been fairly well for the Vancouver Kings, as they were only able to pull one win since last ranking (couple games were only one goal difference). Kay Kim had a stellar night against Jabba Da Puck, stopping 27 shots in the 2nd period (51 save total) and stole a win for the team when odds were not their side. Paul Kim has been solid lately with 6 points (1 G, 5 A) between December / January. Vancouver Kings will need more commitment from their players if they want to start a winning trend.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.9
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -5
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 27% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 77% (2nd in Division)

Div 4

Flying Squirrels (FLY)
Can anyone stop this team? Flying Squirrels is 11-2-2 in the season so far, and have not lost any games in the months of December and January. A big jump in performance is Yuri Lementy, with 8 points collected after last ranking. With the Lazar’s (Byron / Jordan) leading the team in points, its hard to bet against this team at all.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.4
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - +27
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 28% (T-3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 85% (1st in Division)

Vancouver Grizzlies (VG)
December-January has been a good month for Vancouver Grizzlies so far, going 3-1-3. Vishal Kaushal with 5 points in the few games he has played. Tyler Kristensen (11 P Dec/Jan) had a 4-goal game in one of the games along the stretch. Vancouver Grizzlies got all the gears ready going into the playoff and may be a big threat in this division.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 3.8
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -6
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 11% (4th in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 80% (2nd in Division)

Chicks & Sticks (CNS)
4-6 in the last ten games is Chicks and Sticks, a high-power offensive team who also needs to be structured down in team play. The team loves getting hat-tricks, Farooq Mian had a hat-trick against team Rice on Ice, and Walter Chan with one against Nighthawks 2. Many others were close to receiving hat-tricks with only two goals in most the games played recently (Richard Selman, Thai Hong, Alan Leung). Chicks and Sticks have a pretty sub-par season so far, for them to rise to top, they need a consistent winning streak going..

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 4.4
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -3
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 30% (2nd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 68% (Last in Division)

Nighthawks 2 (NHK2)
Nighthawks 2 are starting to spread their wings, they may not have grabbed a lot of wins (3-2-1) during the stretch but a lot of players are starting to contribute in the team. Tim Shew is someone who leads by example, at the top of the pack with 10 points in past the six games. Not far away from the leader is Eric Sakawsky (9P), Brandon Park (6P), and Kenneth Liew (6P). Team just needs to continue what they’re doing and more wins are sure to come.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 3.8
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -32
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 9% (Last in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 77% (3rd in Division)

Killerbunnies (KBI)
The Killerbunnies were able grab 3 more wins after the last ranking, but it was not enough for the team to hop over to the next high spot in power rankings. John Peng is still leading the charge for the team with 25 points (9P in the past 7 games). Praneil Samy is also performing well lately, 10 points within the last two months and scoring in almost every game. Next game, the team is against Vancouver Grizzlies, hopefully the match will not be decided by a draw.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 2.7
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -37
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 28% (T-3rd in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 72% (4th in Division)

Rice on Ice (ROI)
Rice on Ice may have slowed down after a big Christmas feast, as they have been only able to grab one win throughout December-January. Michael Lee Kwen has been consistent as of late with 4 points in the last 4 games he has played. Blake Kubeska also stepped up the recent months, collecting 5 of his 8 points this season. There’s still a chance for Rice on Ice to redeem themselves as some of their wins were only decided by one goal.

GOALS FOR AVERAGE - 3.1
GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - -22
POWER PLAY PERCENT - 35% (1st in Division)
PENALTY KILL PERCENT - 70% (5th in Division)

**Rankings as of January 31, 2019