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UTM Power Rankings June 20

(Waterloo ON) We did see some U16 & U19 activity last weekend, but for the most part these age categories are somewhat in hiberation until High School exams run their course. Last weekend was a big one however for U14 and U12 divisions with UTM's Big Show, and Cambridge's John Cross Memorial Tournament attacting a nice number of teams across the board. Upcoming this weekend we have the Vaughan Vikings Summer Challenge Tournament, and the weather looks to be perfect. Lots of games this weekend at Tudor Park. We have also seen on social media some teams are heading to Darien Lake, and Toledo this weekend for US tournament action.

U19 Tier 1

No movement on the U19 Tier 1 chart. A few teams were stateside last weekend, looks like almost everyone will be down this weekend as the weekend comes smack in the middle of the high school exam period. Really as we look at Ontario Tournaments, there isn't but one left on the U19 Tier 1 schedule, and that is the Super Max event taking place in Mississauga. Otherwise these teams will be getting game experience over the next few weeks with friendlies and US travel events. We wish all athletes in U19 Tier 1 the best of luck on their final exams and assignments!

Rank Team Last High Low Comments
1 Oakville Angels 1 1 3 Will head into July as the number 1 team on our list
2 Waterloo Ghosts Gold 2 1 2 The exam period will allow the Ghosts to get healthy
3 Brampton Blazers (M) 3 2 4 Blazers will look to be the team to beat at the U19 Super Max
4 Vaughan Vikings 4 3 5 Highest spot on the rankings for primarily based 2002 teams
5 Toronto Fastpitch 5 4 9 Right in the middle of the top-10. Solid team top to bottom, and deep
6 Guelph Gators 6 5 8 Gators gaining momentum as they head to 2nd half of season
7 BT Warriors 7 6 9 Beat by the weather last Sunday in Detroit
8 Waterloo Ghosts White 8 6 - Off this weekend, after getting more games across the border last week
9 Fieldhouse Raiders 9 9 - Next time we see this group will be the National Qualifier
10 Mississauga Tigers 02 10 10 - Tigers 02' look for a medal as one of the co-hosts of Super Max











U19 Tier 2

A group of six teams participated in Cambridge last weekend, and some U19 teams also chose to play in the Cam Mitchell event in Ancaster. Some slight adjustments to the top-10 this week ahead of the Super Max tournament taking place over Canada Day weekend. A few big events (Super Max, Rock the Park, PanJam) remain ahead for these teams ahead of the Provincial Qualifier in Drumbo and Ajax the 3rd weekend in July.

Rank Team Last High Low Comments
1 London Lightning Red 1 1 8 Matched up against town rival London Lightning Blue in opening round of Qualifier site Ajax
2 UTM Brantford 2 2 8 Off this past weekend, playing mixed schedule at Super Max next weekend
3 LaSalle Gold 3 1 8 Tough opening match at Qualifers vs the #7 on this list
4 Palmerston Marlins 4 2 7 Marlins will be a tough out for anyone the rest of the way
5 Port Perry Angels 5 5 7 Angels lead the pack from Eastern Ontario
6 Napanee Express 6 6 8 Napanee will be playing a mixed schedule at Super Max
7 Guelph Gators 7 3 7 Gators as mentioned draw difficult opening round match at Drumbo Qualifier
8 Tavistock Athletics 8 2 8 Gold medal winners in Cambridge
9 UTM Eastern Ontario 9 9 - 2nd straight silver medal win, this time at the John Cross event in Cambridge
10 London Lightning Blue - 8 - Back into the top-10 this week.











U16 Tier 1

Much like the U19 Tier 1 list, we won't upset the apple cart with many changes this week... exam break for most clubs. Next big event is the UTM Super Max tournament, looks like 90% of the teams on the list below will be part of that 15-team, 8GG event that starts a week from today at 9 different diamonds in Mississauga.

Rank Team Last High Low Comments
1 Miss North Tigers 03' 1 1 2 Will head into Super Max as the team to beat
2 Oakville Angels 03' 2 2 5 Big weekend coming up, some very competitive pool games, to make the A bracket
3 Brampton Blazers Gold 3 3 8 Chance to show everyone they're in the right spot next weekend
4 Toronto Lady Mets 4 3 5 Mets will be among the top teams next weekend in Mississauga
5 Waterloo Ghosts Gold 5 1 6 Ghosts wrapped up league play Tuesday, they're the one team not at Super Max
6 Halton Hawks 6 5 10 Will look to build on the Gold at the Warriors tournament at Super Max
7 Palmerston Marlins 7 6 10 Marlins will join the gang at the Super Max
8 UTM 2K4 8 6 - UTM is one of the co-hosts next weekeend. UTM games are at Syntex
9 Brantford Bobcats 9 8 - Bobcats will aim high next weekend
10 Kingston Jr Gaels - 10 - Bumping the Gaels into the ten ahead of next weekend











U16 Tier 2

Alright, we finally had a good chance to see the U16 Tier 2 side at the Queen of Diamonds Event. Here are some updated rankings based a great deal on what happened at this event. Port Perry Angels by virtue of winning the QOD event are now the new number 1 ranked team. We have slotted Windsor Wildcats Black in right behind them, followed by Milton Bats and Brantford Bobcats. We will see two additional tournaments and the results over the next 7-days to help better nail down these teams ranking wise. This division has a tonne of teams this year. Great to see!

Rank Team Last High Low Comments
1 Windsor Wildcats Black 1 1 6 Following this teams progress stateside... its very impressive.
2 Brampton Blazers Burgundy 2 2 - This team will be playing up in Tier 1 at Super Max, good challenge for them
3 Vaughan Vikings 04 - 3 - Winners in Brampton, and have a great W-L record against teams on this list so far in season
4 Oakville Angels 3 1 5 Angels slide down one spot to #4 this week
5 Milton Bats 03 4 3 8 Milton is heading down to a monster US event in a couple of weeks. Good luck Bats!!!
6 Aurora Diggers 5 4 - Diggers looked good at their last tourney weekend. We shall see what 2nd half brings
7 Wyoming Lady Wranglers 5 5 - Wranglers will look to add some hardware in the 2nd half of the season
8 Barrie Storm 9 5 6 Storm look for a good 2nd half run
9 Oshawa Shamrocks 8 6 9 Shamrocks have played well in recent events
10 Brantford Bobcats 8 4 5 Bobcats dealing with all kinds of injuries











U14 Tier 1

Following the 15-team battle at the Big Show, here are the fall-out rankings based on the data from last weekend's event. We thank all the teams for a great weekend of softball, and wish everyone the best of luck the 2nd half of the 2019 season. No change to our #1 team as the Vikings once again ran the table for a 7-0-0 record at the Big Show event last week. Perhaps the best part however was seeing how many teams are very close to the Vikings which should make for an awesome stretch run, and amazing National Qualifier tournament in a few weeks.

Rank Team Last High Low Comments
1 Vaughan Vikings 05 1 1 1 Big Show Champs going a perfect 7-0-0 on the weekend
2 Halton Hawks 05 3 2 4 Up to the #2 spot following a 7-2-0 record on the weekend. Good run Sunday for the Hawks!
3 Whitby Eagles 05 5 2 5 Won the first 5 on the weekend, before running into a very hot Halton team on Sunday
4 Breslau Fury 3 2 4 Fury were impressive at the Show, making the final four
5 Aurora Diggers 4 5 - Diggers lost to a red hot Whitby 06' team, but overall on the weekend looked great
6 Whitby Eagles 06' - 6 - Win big games at big events and get noticed. The Eagles 06' squad impressed last week
7 LaSalle Athletics 05 - 7 - Another new team to the list following a good show last weekend at the Big Show
8 Oakville Angels 05 7 7 9 Angels ran into the #6 team Saturday night, and went home. Expect them to be back again.
9 Brampton Blazers Gold 6 5 9 Reached the final on the B side of the tournament last weekend
10 London Lightning Red 10 6 10 Qualified for A finals last weekend, lost in the QF to LaSalle.










U14 Tier 2

Unsure why but Barrie organizers combined the T1 and T2 divisions in Barrie this weekend making for some mixed results. Some Tier 1 teams as mentioned on the list above elected to play U16 Tier 2 for an added challenge. Lots of the top-10 here will be hoping for some better weather than what is forecast as they head to participate in the UTM Big Show. Some of these same teams endured a rain onslaught last year at the U12 Big Show tournament. Cursed maybe?

Rank Team Last High Low Comments
1 Etobicoke Mayhem 1 1 - Undefeated weekend at the Big Show, had a chance to meet the coaches, nice bunch
2 Arthur Twisters 2 2 - Only loss game in the gold medal game vs the Mayhem
3 Miss North Tigers 06 3 1 3 Just the one loss in the semi-final game vs Etobicoke
4 Oakville Angels 06 4 3 6 Looked dominant in the round robin, only loss eventually to Arthur
5 Vaughan Vikings 06 5 2 5 Qualified for A bracket, lost in the round of 8 vs the Tigers
6 Brantford Bobcats Red 6 5 - One of the few on this list that wasn't at the UTM Big Show tournament
7 Wyoming Wranglers 9 7 - Qualified for A bracket, had a tough draw in the round robin
8 Kitchener Klassics White 7 4 8 Lost in the QF round to Arthur, Good 1st year group no doubt
9 Tavistock Athletics 8 8 - Earned the final spot in A pool last weekend
10 Barrie Storm 10 10 - Will keep on our list again for the 2nd straight week













Our leaders waged another war in the final of the John Cross Tournament in Cambridge this past weekend. This time it was the Hurricanes getting the win, and the gold medal. They once again assume the #1 spot, while Cambridge slips to the 2nd spot once again. These teams could flip weekly, we shall see if the next teams on this list can rise to the challenge and separate the first two from their stangle-holds on these positions over the last month.

Rank Team Last High Low Comments
1 Mississauga SW Hurricanes 07 2 1 2 Back to the top spot after an extra inning win vs Coyotes at the JC tournament
2 Cambridge Coyotes 1 1 7 Fall to the #2 after losing the aforementioned battle vs the Hurricanes
3 Vaughan Vikings Sr 6 2 7 Winners at the Bash, sport an impressive W-L record heading into this coming weekend
4 Brampton Blazers Gold 7 4 7 Winners of the bronze "A" game last weekend in Cambridge
5 LaSalle Athletics 07 4 3 5 Up to the #5 spot this week
6 Waterloo Ghosts 07 3 3 6 Ghosts will be in the mix for the rest of the season, no doubt there
7 Waterloo Ghosts 08 5 5 - Younger Ghosts now just a spot away from the 07' group
8 Chatham Eagles Gold - 8 - Welcome to the top-10 Chatham
9 Wilmot Thunder 8 8 9 Still on the list this week
10 Oakville Angels 07 9 9 10 Angels round out the first to this week





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