POWER RANKINGS


DIVISION 1

DIVISION 2

DIVISION 3

DIVISION 4

DIVISION 5

DIVISION 7

DIVISION 8

DIVISION 9

DIVISION 10

DIVISION 11

DIVISION 12

 

Look for the POWER RANKINGS to be updated after games 1, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20

 

DIVISION 1 

1

(1-0-0) Top Whale got things started off the right way by disposing of the mighty Savages in the seasons opening game.  
TOP WHALE BHC

2

  (0-1-0)  Having the moniker of "reigning National Champs" follow you around all year all but ensures you'll get the "A" game of your opponent every night.  Such was the case in the season opener, as Carson Schreiber helped Top Whale weather the early storm the Savages threw at his net.  The two teams will meet three more times during the regular season.
SAVAGES 

3

(1-0-0)  The Nighthawks took full advantage of BHE's new overtime rules when Joe Mandrusiak scored the only shootout goal as the 'Hawks edged the Bulls in the shootout.
NIGHTHAWKS 

4

(0-0-1)  With a pair of goals, Geoff Tracey did his part to try and help his team open the season with a "W".  But his team came up empty in the shootout as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Nighthawks.  The Bulls did, however, pick up a single point in the loss.

 RAGING BULLS 

 

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DIVISION 2

1

(1-0-0)  After finishing in 4th last year in the regular season, the Gators flexed their muscles in the playoffs and rolled to the division 2 title.  Their season opener this year...played out in similar fashion.  After playing to a 3-3 tie early in the second half, the Gators poured it on late and doubled up Redline 6-3.
GATORS

2

  (1-0-0)  Always dangerous at the offensive end of the floor, Team Pending seems to have put it all together against last year's division and provincial runner-ups, the Cobras.  An 8-2 thrashing should serve notice to the rest of division 2 that Team Pending is ready to go.
TEAM PENDING

3

  (0-1-0)  Last years Tier 2 Provincial Gold medalists had their hands full on opening night.  After leading both 1-0 and 2-1, Redline found themselves trailing by one at the half.  A goal early in the second half had the game all knotted up.  But the Gators finished with three unanswered tallies to walk away with the victory.

 REDLINE

4

  (0-1-0)  After a year of almosts (provincial and division runner ups) the Cobras were looking to get things started off on the right foot.  Unfortunately, Team Pending had other thoughts.  An 8-2 defeat will send the Cobras back to the drawing board.  Thankfully they have tons of veteran experience to help get this thing going in the right direction.

COBRAS 

 

 

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DIVISION 3

1

 
  (1-0-0)  A year ago, the Dirty Birds finished out the regular season atop the division 2 standings.  But in the playoffs they bowed out to their first opponent, the eventual division 2 champion, Gators.  While, on one hand, the collective age of the team is creeping higher and higher, the experience and snarl is at an all-time high.  The old guys got off to a hot start, opening up a 3-0 lead vs the Silvertips in their season-opener.  But after the Tips stormed back (not surprisingly on the PP) it took Shaun Kozun's goal in the shootout to seal the deal for the Dirty Birds.
 DIRTY BIRDS

2

 
  (1-0-0)  The Flying Picos come in fresh off a division 4 championship.  And while their regular season was by no means overwhelming (4th place, 14-9-1) they came alive in the playoffs.  Despite fielding a lineup of just 9 players (including goalie) the Picos escaped their season opener on the good side of a 6-5 (so) score, thanks in large part to a 2 goal, 3 assist performance by Ryan Jevne.
 FLYING PICOS

3

 
 (0-0-0)  Last year the Killer Bees, who sit 6th on the All-Time BHE franchise win list, finished the regular season up in 3rd place in division 4.  They move over to division 3 this year while carrying a deep, veteran line-up.  The Bees open their season up versus the Flying Picos on April 16th.
 KILLER BEES

4

 
(0-0-0)  The 2017 summer season was a tumultuous one for the Jedi Knights.  Division 2 was not kind to they young team, as they managed just 5 wins over the course of the 24-game schedule.  The Knights boast of some impressive talent, such as sniper Adam Chebli, and you can find speed up and down the lineup.  Division 3 should prove to be a more appropriate fit for this club.  Don't be surprised if they are near the top when all is said and done.
 JEDI KNIGHTS

5

 
   (0-0-1)  Last year's division 4 regular season champs, and runner-ups in the playoffs, the Silvertips made the move up to division 3 for the 2018 season.  It's a bit surprising to have the 'Tips starting out at 5th in the Power Rankings...but this division is arguably the most competitive div the league.  The Silvertips erased a 3-goal deficit on opening-night, only to fall in the shootout to the Dirty Birds...which only further cements the fact that it's gonna be a battle in 3 this year.
 SILVERTIPS

6

 
 (0-0-1)  A shell of the team that won the division 1 title only two years ago, Dylan Wright and The X hit the reset button and moved down to division 3.  The verdict is still out on what exactly this team has, but if game one of the season is any indication...it should be exciting.
THE X 

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DIVISION 4

1

 
  (0-0-0)  How can you bet against the most legendary team in BHE history?  Well..."age" could be the starting point.  But as the old guys showed last year, by winning div 5, they still got it.  Led by the ageless Dave Musey, the Snipers, who are the winningest team (and it's not even close) in league history, should once again be in the conversation for division supremacy.   Can they continue to stage off Father Time?  Don't bet against them.
SNIPERS 

2

 
  (1-0-0)  Another long-running team, the Reapers sit comfortably in 5th in all-time regular season victories (217) dating back to 2002.  A team that is always competitive, the Reapers wound up in 5th last year in this division.  They opened the season with an impressive 4-1 victory over the upstart Lions.
 REAPERS

3

 
(1-0-0)  2017 was a dream season for the second-year Bar South team.  A 23-1 regular season record (div 6) put them in a tie for 8th on the all-time single season winning percentage list.  They backed that up by not only winning the div in the playoffs, but heading off to Red Deer and capturing the Tier 3 Provincial Gold medal.  They got things off on the right foot on opening night by disposing of Victorious Secret 5-1.
 BAR SOUTH

4

 
(1-0-0)  The Sharks are looking to improve on a 7th place finish in this division a year ago.  Their 7-4 defeat of newcomers, Smashville, has them headed in the right direction.  Joe Rushton, Paul Ruvio and Craig LaFranchise helped lead the way with 3-points each.
 SHARKS

5

 
(0-1-0)  Lots of speed and a solid tendy make up this team that is making their summer debut in BHE.  While a 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Sharks doesn't look great to start, there is a lot of season left to turn things around.
 SMASHVILLE

6

 
  (0-1-0)  The Lions took it on the chin in game 1, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Reapers.  Last year they topped to SDBHL's division 3, and finished with a silver medal at the Tier 3 Provincial tournament in Red Deer.  This team is built on speed and tenacity, and will cause fits to the rest of the division.
LIONS

7

 
(0-0-0)  I struggled with where to put this team, who only a year ago finished 2nd in this very division.  They also grabbed bronze at the tier 3 provincials and will be heading to Nationals in July.  But word on the street is they've lost some key pieces.  Fortunately, your season's success isn't directly related to your placing in these Power Rankings.
 RUSH

8

 
  (0-1-0)  The opening game of the season may prove to be a bit of a wake-up call for a team that jumped three divisions this offseason.  Coming out on the short-end of a 5-1 score may cause some early doubt, but the season is young.
 VICTORIOUS SECRET

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DIVISION 5

1

 
  (1-0-0)  The Colonels kicked off 2018 by doubling up on Haggard 4-2.  Last year the team went 16-8 in division 6...good enough for 3rd.  
 COLONELS

2

 
(2-0-0)  When the season is winding down you always hear teams lamenting poor starts.  Well, the Ducks have done themselves a favor by remaining perfect through their first two.  
EDM MIGHTY DUCKS 

3

 
  (1-1-0)  Another oldie-but-a-goodie, the Rockets, at 410 games played...are going back-and-forth with Y.D.P. (div 6) for second place in league history.  The Rockets opened the season with a stifling 2-0 win against Ukraine Athletic.  But last night they were dropped in another tight contest, 3-2 by the Mighty Ducks.
 ROCKETS

4

 
  (0-1-0)  With a 20-3-0-1 record in division 7 a year ago, the Ukraine Athletic are no strangers to winning.  However, they will face stiffer competition, as witnessed in their season-opening 2-0 loss (Rockets), this season.  Lots of upside in these ones.
 UKRAINE ATHLETIC

5

 
  (0-0-0)  Still awaiting their season-opener, the Centipedes would up 5th in this division a year ago.  They will look to improve on their 9-10-2-3 record.
 HUMAN CENTIPEDES

6

 
(0-0-0)  Another team still waiting to get underway, the Rink Rats finished right behind the Centipedes in the division 5 standings a year ago (9-12-1-2).
 RINK RATS

7

 
(0-1-0)  Third in the regular season and eventual runners-up in the division 7 post-season, the Farm Team elected to move up a couple divisions for 2018.  They dropped a tightly-contested 3-1 game to the Mighty Ducks in their season-debut.
 FARM TEAM

8

 
(1-1-0)  Haggard opened their 16th BHE regular season with a 4-2 loss to the top-ranked Colonels, but followed that up with a 5-2 win over the Generals just two nights later.  Last season saw them finish 4th during the regular season, and turn it on in the playoffs...winding up as the divison 76 runner-ups.
 HAGGARD

9

 
(0-1-0)  At the end of the day, ball hockey is just ball hockey.  There are way more important things in life.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Generals as they continue to deal with the tragic events that took place.  May playing this game find them some peace.
 GENERALS

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DIVISION 7

1

 
(1-0-0)  The Soldiers are a year removed from posting a .500 record (11-11-1-1) and a 4th place finish up in division 4. It was a long fall to end up in division 7 this year, but the Soldiers hope it'll be worth it as they've put themselves in a position to compete for the division title.  
 SOLDIERS

2

 
(0-1-0)  Opening the season with a 5-4 loss to the Soliders was not exactly the start that league's 3rd winningest team (239 career regular season wins) envisioned.  Last years 14-8-2 record was good enough for 4th in this division.  They will look to improve on that this year.
 Y.D.P.

3

 
(0-0-0)  The longest-running franchise in BHE history, the Silver Kings got their start waaaaaay back in 1992.  Along the way, they've amassed the second most wins (253), second most losses (290), second most goals for (2139), second most goals against (2379), most career games played (596), and most jersey changes in sports history.  After a solid third place finish a year ago in division 5 (14-8-1-1), the Silver Kings have gone through some roster changes and dropped a couple divisions to combat the losses.
 SILVER KINGS

4

 
(0-0-0)  The division 7 winners of a year ago, despite a sub-.500 record (11-12-1), are moving up a spot this year.  
REGIME 

5

 
 (1-0-0)  The Warriors led the way through the division 8 regular season last year, with a record of 15-8-0-1.  They managed to finish one place ahead of the Masters of Evil, the same team they beat to open the season by a 4-2 score.
WARRiORS

6

 
   (0-0-0)  I know very little about the Drillers.  Their roster lists just 11 players.  They must be in very good shape...and very reliable.
 DRILLERS

7

 
(0-0-0)  2017 was not kind to the Horsemen.  Earning just 3 wins over the course of a 24-game season cannot feel too good.  But the Horsemen are going to give it another go in division 7 and will kick things off against the Silver Kings on Monday.
 HORSEMEN

8

 
(0-1-0)  The Masters of Evil turned a second place regular season finish into a second place playoff finish last year in division 8.  They moved up a division, along with the Warriors, and will look to continue their winning ways.
 MASTERS OF EVIL

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DIVISION 8

1

 
 (1-0-0)  I'm going to assume this is the same Kings who finished in 3rd last year and then went on to win the playoffs.  If so, they would have to be the favorite coming in to this season.  They slipped past the MYC Knights in the season opener by a 3-1 score which included an empty-netter.
KINGS

2

 
(0-0-0)  One of two teams in the division who have yet to play, the McMuffins come in as the favorite after finishing last season in 4th place.  
McMUFFINS 

3

 
(1-0-0)  Snipers Raman Angnihotri and Brad Shewciw accounted for 7 of the Jokers 9 goals in the season opener, as they paced the way enroute to a 9-3 thumping of the Burger Kings.  Their explosive offense could quickly move them up the Power Rankings.
 JOKERS

4

 
(1-0-0)  After allowing Southside BHC to open the scoring not even four-minutes into the season, the Afterburners put it into overdrive...scoring 6-straight on their way to a 6-2 victory.  The Afterburners finished 5th in this division a year ago.
AFTERBURNERS

5

 
  (0-0-0)  The 7 C'S rode a .500 record (11-11-0-2) to a 5th place finish in division 9 last year.  They had a taste of Provincials and July, and are hoping to use that experience to help them to a solid record this year. 
 7 C'S

6

 
  (0-1-0)  The Knights came up just short in their season opener versus the top-ranked Kings.  The majority of the game was spent tied...but the Kings got a goal from Rod Tes with just over 8 minutes remaining.  An empty-netter would seal the deal...leaving the Knights still in search of their first victory of the year.
 MYC KNIGHTS

7

 
  (0-0-0)  A 9-3 loss looks like a whopper of a beat-down.  In truth, the Burger Kings hung around until 10 minutes left.  They opened the scoring, tied the game at 2, trailed by a 4-2 score at the half, tightened it back down to 4-3 and then absolutely fell apart as the Jokers racked up 5-straight goals in the final 10 minutes.  
 BURGER KINGS

8

 
  (0-1-0)  Tenth in division 8 a year ago, Southside BHC is already behind the 8-ball after opening up the campaign with a 6-2 loss to the Afterburners.
 SOUTHSIDE BHC

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DIVISION 9

1

 
(1-0-0)  They played at the highest level (division 6) a year ago, of any of the teams in this year's division 9.  The Wolfpac opened their season with a 5-2 win over the Tigers.
 WOLFPAC

2

 
(0-0-0)  A bit of an unknown, the Mad Dogs come from division 6 of the SDBHL where they finished in 2nd a year ago.
 MAD DOGS

3

 
(0-0-0)  The GD Bulldogs, who have the honor of being the most scored against team in league history (2475 ga) and most beaten team off all-time (293 losses) finished a respectable 14-10 last year, which put them in 3rd place.  This year, with the addition of the ageless Rick Kelly, the hope to finish even higher.
 GD BULLDOGS

4

 
(0-1-0)  The Tigers took it on the chin to open the season, with a 5-2 loss to the Wolfpac.  Last year's division playoff champs will look to put this loss behind them and get back to their winning ways.
TIGERS

5

 
(0-0-0)  The Spartans stayed just above the .500 mark last season (11-10-2) which only put them at 23 games played.  Not sure what happened there.  In any event, they wound up 4th last year.
 SPARTANS

6

 
(0-0-0)  The Rampage have long been a staple in the higher divs.  6th place (11-12-1) a year ago, they'll look to work their way up the standings this season.
 RAMPAGE

7

 
(1-0-0)  There's not much to choose between these last two teams, as their opening game of the season would indicate...a 2-1 shootout victory for the Blitz.  So for now...the Blitz are on top.
 BLITZ

8

 
(0-0-1)  Last season, despite both finishing with 23 points, the Snipes earned the 7th place finish (11-12-1) over the Blitz's 8th place finish (10-11-1-2) based on more more regulation win.
 SNIPES

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DIVISION 10

1

 
(0-0-0)  The Tin Bashers claim the top-seed in these rankings based on having the best record (14-7-1-2) of the teams remaining in the division from a year ago.  
TIN BASHERS 

2

 
(1-0-0)  They were 9th in division 9 last year.  Now dropping down a division they are 1-0 thanks to a 6-5 ot win over the 3rd ranked Outcasts.
 CAPITALS

3

 
(0-0-1)  The Outcasts aren't used to losing.  Their 19-3-1-1 record from a year ago would attest to that.  But the last year's division 11 champs were hit with a loss to start the 2018 campaign.
 OUTCASTS

4

 
(1-0-0)  The fans who came out for the season-opener got their money's worth...as 15 goals were scored in this one.  The Canadians scored 8.  Jay got none.  
 JAY & THE CANADIANS

5

 
  (1-0-0)  Another team that had no problem finding the back of the net, the Regulators welcomed the Predators to 2018 with a 7-1 decimation.  The Regulators are trying to improve on last season's 6th place finish.
 REGULATORS

6

 
  (0-0-0)  Still awaiting their chance to hit the floor, the Thunder Buddies will look to build on last year's 3rd place 14-8-1-1 record.  
 THUNDER BUDDIES

7

 
  (0-0-1)  Well.  On the positive, losing 8-7 proves you can score.  Subsequently...it proves you may need to rethink how you're going about keeping the ball out of your own net.
 PREDATORS

8

 
  (0-1-0)  Ouch.  7-1...when it's not for you...sucks.  23 games left...lots of time.
 SHOCKERS

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DIVISION 11

1

 
(2-0-0)  I'll be honest...I initially had the Squids much lower, but knocking off two teams (and convincingly) that I had above them has messed everything up.  With +9 differential through two games, last year's 10th place team in division 10...is opening up the division 11 Power Rankings at the top.
 SQUIDS

2

 
(0-0-0)  Moving up after finishing 4th in division 11 last year, the Piranhas have a storied history.  Their next win will be their 180th (12th all-time).
 PIRANHAS

3

 
(1-0-0)  What is a GWOP?  What it isn't...is afraid to put the ball in the net.  A 7-0 crushing of the Puppers (again...?) proves that.  What's remarkable is...the first 26 minutes of this one were scoreless.
 GWOPS

4

 
(1-0-0)  Last year's 6th place division 11 team opened up 2018 by doubling up the Wookies 4-2.
 GREMLINS

5

 
(0-1-0)  Coming over from the SDBHL...the Huskies, who finished a top div 6 last season, fell 5-3 to the Squids.  
 HUSKIES

6

 
The Nine-Nine ended up 2017 in 4th place (division 10), but that didn't matter to the Squids and their new-found scoring ability.  The Nine-Nine were on the wrong end of a 7-0 score.
 THE NINE-NINE

7

 
(0-1-0)  The Wookiees dropped a 4-2 decision to the Gremlins to start the 2018 season.  The two teams finished 5th and 6th in division 11 last year.
 WOOKIEES

8

 
(0-1-0)  Not an inspiring start for the young Puppers.  The GWOPS blasted them 7-0 to welcome them to the league. 
PUPPERS 

9

 
(0-0-0)  So far...the name has proven to be a lie.  But you would think they'll be able to improve on last year's performance.  Getting 3 wins isn't a lofty goal.  
 SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVG

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DIVISION 12

1

 
(1-0-0)  The Hellions opened up their season with a hard-fought 6-5 win over Snakearm.  Amazingly, despite scoring 5 goals...not of Snakearms tallies were registered on any of their 4 powerplay chances.  So...good penalty kill?
 HELLIONS

2

 
(1-0-0)  The Storm kicked things off with a 4-0 shut out of the Edm. Cobras.  The stats show that Ashwin Nath of the Storm turned aside 51 shots for the shutout.  Huge...if true.
 STORM

3

 
(1-0-0)  Moving over from div 9 SDBHL, the Edm. Reapers got their BHE careers off on a positive note with a 5-4 shootout win.
EDM. REAPERS 

4

 
(0-1-0)  7th in division 11 a year ago, Snakearm should be looked at as one of the favorites in division 12.  They lost a tight one in their opener (6-5 Hellions) but should rebound quick.
SNAKEARM 

5

 
(0-0-0)  The Blazers only picked up three victories all of last year...they are another team that should improve in 2018.
 BLAZERS

6

 
(0-0-1)  The Falcons dropped their inaugural game by a 5-4 score, in the shootout.  
 FALCONS

7

 
  (0-0-0)  Cobra Kai is awaiting their first action of 2018.  There's not a lot of information on this team.
 COBRA KAI

8

 
(0-1-0)  Another team moving over from the SDBHL, the Edm. Cobras are one game into their BHE careers and still looking for their first goal.
 EDM. COBRAS

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