U19 Tier 1
This past weekend’s final saw the Oakville Angels take the gold medal from the Waterloo Ghosts. For the time being we will keep the #1 ranking unchanged, as we do believe Waterloo is still the team to beat come July. We also know that they were shorthanded this past weekend, and still managed to breeze through the event before succumbing to the Angels in the gold medal final. With Oakville’s performance we bump them back to where they were originally a few weeks back in the #2 spot. Guelph Gators reach the top-5 with their final four finish this past week in Brampton. Two more strong Tier 1 events in Ontario, before many teams head to the States until provincial time.
U19 Tier 2
With no real Tier 2 event this past weekend our rankings remain fairly unchanged. We do have Springfield up to #5 following a nice showing for them at the Tier 1 event in Brampton, a team to follow for sure in the coming weeks. Outside of that we look to the Queen of Diamond’s event this weekend for some further clarification on the Top-10.
U16 Tier 1
A second straight loaded event this past weekend in Brampton, as 11 of the top Bantam clubs participated in the Showcase. The event was impacted by the JWNT Combine though, and was played over Friday and Saturday only to give athletes as much chance to be fresh at the combine. Waterloo Gold won the event, and we will keep them just behind Vaughan Vikings 02, who faired very well at the U19 event. Mississauga 02, on the strength of a final berth earns some credit to now take the overall #3 spot. Tigers’ 03 impressed with some nice wins this past weekend and we have them now up to #7.
U16 Tier 2
Oakville keeps the top spot, which we were prepared to award to the Fury 03’ however based on info on the PWSA site, it would appear Fury has now declared to be a Tier 1 competitor at provincials. We applaud this decision, and think Fury could give some teams a scare at the higher level for sure. Kingston and Port Perry are the biggest movers this week, ahead of the Queens event in Brantford.
Alright, with a nice big event like the Brampton Blast now for some review we see some new teams in the Top-10 at the Novice level. No change to #1, we keep Brampton in that spot despite an upset loss to Vaughan 05’ in the semi-final this past weekend. We have the Vikings trending now in the #7 spot thanks to two back to back solid showings. Also new to the first 10 this week are LaSalle and Chatham. Next up is the Queen of Diamond’s event in Brantford, before a huge week with several U14 events (Waterloo, Port Perry, Halton)