2016-17 Tier 2 Power Rankings

UCL Yetis

1 - UCL Yetis New Entry

W: 7D: 0L: 2GF: 90GA: 36GD: +54PP%: 33.3PK%: 92.6
Pts: De Boer (49) G: De Boer (30) A: De Boer (19) SAV%: Sjostrom (0.93)
UCL Yetis
The Yetis are certainly the team with the best looking record coming into Tier 2 Nationals and if they show up they have a real shot to win this. They enjoy the benefit of the two top scoring talents in Division 2 Checking in Guido De Boer and Chris Fox.
Leeds Gryphons

2 - Leeds Gryphons New Entry

W: 7D: 1L: 3GF: 78GA: 43GD: +35PP%: 40.0PK%: 81.8
Pts: Irish (31) G: Irish (21) A: Allender (11) SAV%: Fruin (0.91)
Leeds Gryphons
The Yetis playoff opponents find themselves in second place in the power rankings with an impressive record that saw them win Division 2 Checking North. They have come a long way in two years and will be a force in Tier 2.
Southampton Spitfires

3 - Southampton Spitfires Up 2

W: 8D: 0L: 1GF: 80GA: 25GD: +55PP%: 35.3PK%: 91.7
Pts: Holeksa (22) G: Holeksa (10) A: Holeksa (12) SAV%: Ronai (0.87)
Southampton Spitfires
The Spitfires just missed out on Division 2 South Checking title and will be there or there abouts in Tier 2. The Spitfires discipline at this level has cost them dear in past tournaments at this level, as if memory serves, they've missed out on penalty points a couple of times. If they can keep the spit to minimum and channel the fire they might be able to bag Southampton's trophy this year.
Sheffield Bears B

4 - Sheffield Bears B Non Mover

W: 7D: 0L: 3GF: 42GA: 28GD: +14PP%: 8.3PK%: 78.3
Pts: Brooke-Smith (15) G: Brooke-Smith (8) A: Dorrian (8) SAV%: Egginton (0.95)
Sheffield Bears B
Group A to me is the cliched 'pool of death.' The Bears B came second in Division 2 Checking and have on paper the best goaltender (that has played more than one game that is), of course the Bears are at home in Sheffield and will have their partners and all sorts in tow.
Newcastle Wildcats

5 - Newcastle Wildcats Up 2

W: 6D: 0L: 4GF: 86GA: 44GD: +42PP%: 29.4PK%: 82.4
Pts: Côté (33) G: Côté (19) A: Côté (14) SAV%: Smith (0.87)
Newcastle Wildcats
The team formerly known as the pride of the North East until the Flames became Kings must have restored a lot of pride this season after finishing with a 6 and 4 record to come third in the North. With 5 players over 20 points on the season they could be a dark horse, but they'll need to figure out how to sort that 4.4. goals against average.
Sheffield Bears C

6 - Sheffield Bears C New Entry

W: 10D: 0L: 0GF: 150GA: 20GD: +130PP%: 21.4PK%: 87.5
Pts: Barras (59) G: Barras (37) A: Barras (22) SAV%: Bevan (1.00)
Sheffield Bears C
Flying high off their playoff win it will be interesting to see how they handle the checking game. That being said Bears C's MVP Josh Barras managed to ride a hip check to score one of the goals of Nationals weekends in memory. Will Carrat's men help bolster his bid for GB?
Manchester Metros

7 - Manchester Metros New Entry

W: 5D: 1L: 4GF: 54GA: 40GD: +14PP%: 14.3PK%: 76.5
Pts: Chapman (21) G: Glenn (11) A: Chapman (11) SAV%: Rautavirta (0.96)
Manchester Metros
From the games that have been uploaded the Metrostars have a respectable .500 record. They often come good at Nationals with the right talent at Nationals they may be there towards the end of the line.
Birmingham Lions

8 - Birmingham Lions Down 5

W: 0D: 0L: 10GF: 26GA: 111GD: -85PP%: 17.6PK%: 51.7
Pts: Mitchell (10) G: Mitchell (7) A: Pfleiderer (7) SAV%: Lovett (0.74)
Birmingham Lions
Before we get to the teams under .500 on the season in Division 2 we have Birmingham Lions. Pointless this season (and I am not talking about the BBC quiz show) and humbled in the Ice Bull they are getting the benefit of the doubt purely for having Division 1 experience.
Hull Ice Hogs

9 - Hull Ice Hogs Down 1

W: 3D: 0L: 7GF: 39GA: 97GD: -58PP%: 23.5PK%: 71.4
Pts: Marsden (23) G: Haggar (15) A: Marsden (15) SAV%: Lill (0.87)
Hull Ice Hogs
The Hogs have picked up three wins this year despite finishing second last, but they'll need to get some discipline asap, as they have three players in the top 10 in penalty minutes, with Jamie Robinson top of the pile. Do I think the Hogs will get slaughtered? Well Ice Sheffield is no abattoir, but the Hogs may be trotting home early on Sunday.
Imperial Devils

10 - Imperial Devils New Entry

W: 4D: 0L: 5GF: 56GA: 55GD: +1PP%: 5.0PK%: 63.6
Pts: Zimmerman (25) G: Zimmerman (16) A: Zimmerman (9) SAV%: Shiotani (0.81)
Imperial Devils
The Imperial Devils had a bit of a 'hellish' season finishing in or around third place. They should not go deep at all, but I am sure they will do what they can to spoil the party of others.
Coventry and Warwick Panthers

11 - Coventry and Warwick Panthers Down 5

W: 3D: 0L: 5GF: 42GA: 54GD: -12PP%: 0.0PK%: 70.0
Pts: Meadows (20) G: Meadows (14) A: Meadows (6) SAV%: Karttunen (0.86)
Coventry and Warwick Panthers
The Panthers are back in checking this season, but have not been incredibly impressive. Jack Meadows remains the go to man, but his production is less than a fifth than what it was in non-checking. I will not expect this team to beyond the pools.
Nottingham Mavericks B

12 - Nottingham Mavericks B Down 11

W: 1D: 0L: 9GF: 20GA: 70GD: -50PP%: 28.6PK%: 76.9
Pts: Standen (7) G: Hunt (3) A: Standen (6) SAV%: Betts (0.87)
Nottingham Mavericks B
This is the first time's I have seen a Mavericks team finish dead last at any level in the BUIHA, but this team have been nothing short of horrendous in terms of their record. In short tournament matches defence is king and a minus 41 goal difference will not suffice.



Group 1

Team GP W D L PP* Pts
Hull Ice Hogs Hogs 5 4 1 0 1 9
Sheffield Bears B Bears B 5 3 1 1 6 7
Leeds Gryphons Gryphons A 5 3 0 2 0 6
Nottingham Mavericks B Mavericks B 5 2 0 3 0 4
Imperial Devils Devils 5 2 0 3 5 4
UCL Yetis Yetis 5 0 0 5 0 0

Group 2

Team GP W D L PP* Pts
Southampton Spitfires Spitfires 5 5 0 0 0 10
Newcastle Wildcats Wildcats 5 3 1 1 2 7
Birmingham Lions Lions 5 2 1 2 0 5
Manchester Metros Metros 5 2 1 2 0 5
Sheffield Bears C Bears C 5 1 1 3 0 3
Coventry and Warwick Panthers Panthers 5 0 0 5 0 0