The January 2018 edition of the Top 25 sees a new #1 team on top of the field in the Midnight Express after winning the 2017 Bauer Clash of the Titans. They took the #1 spot away from the Pittsburgh Gods after defeating them in this year's Clash of the Titans championship game.

The Boston Saints see themselves move up one spot in the rankings after a strong showing at the Clash of the Titans tournament earned them a semi-final finish. The Toronto Metro Orangemen are the only team to fall out of the Top 5 after a disappointing tournament, where they failed to advance past the round robin.

The biggest move sees the Barrie Flyers moving up 6 positions after their clinching the title at the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships in Barrie. This was a long time coming for the Flyers who have been competing in the tournament as the home team for many years and now sit at #11 on the rankings.

Other changes include the Buffalo Fusion falling 5 spots; the Ottawa Godfathers & North York Hitmen flipping positions after the Hitmen defeated the Godfathers in the elimination rounds at the Clash; The Richmond Hill Falcons moved up to 13 after a strong Clash showing, and the Vaughan Redwings earned a spot in the rankings at #19.

Upcoming Opportunities to Compete: January 26-28 – Bye Week Championships, Harrisburg, PA, USA March 2018 – Cool Hockey Events 2018 North American Championships, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Let me know if I am missing your team or an event that should be sanctioned by Ballhockey.com as qualifying to be included in our assessment of the top teams in North America.

Brian Broley
President & CEO
BHC Sports Properties
Ball Hockey Ontario & Ballhockey.com
brianb@ballhockey.com

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