Snappers head into ToC as top seed followed by Lumberkings & Tavistock

July 6, 2007 – The Niagara Snappers will go in the 2007 ISC II Tournament of Champions as the unanimous top seed with the release of the final ISC II rankings today.

The Snappers will try to become the first top-ranked ISC II team to win the ToC.

Moving up two spots to #2 are the California LumberKings, who played ISC heavyweights Broken Bow Gremlins and SoCal Bombers extremely tough in Portland and will be in Aurora, IL next weekend.

Rounding out the top seven who will head up the seven pools at the ToC are the defending champion Tavistock Merchants, Cutro Professional Inspections, Palermo Athletics, Ottawa Team Easton Thunder and Elora Wellington Brewers.

The top 10 are as follows with the previous period’s ranking in brackets:

1. (1) Niagara, ON Snappers
2. (4) Bakersfield, CA Lumberkings
3. (5) Tavistock, ON Merchants
4. (8) Oswego, NY Cutro Professional Inspections
5. (6) Palermo, ON Athletics
6. (9) Ottawa, ON Team Easton Thunder
7. (2) Elora, ON Wellington Brewers
8. (7) Perkasie, PA Rise
9. (12) Port Elgin, ON Blue Devils
10. (10) South Lebanon, PA TNT

To see the full list, including how each committee member ranked the teams, please see the ISC II section of the ISC website at

The rankings will form the basis for seeding teams in the sixth annual ISC II Tournament of Champions which will be played August 14-18 at Budd Park in Kitchener and Kinsmen Park in Cambridge, Ontario. The ToC will feature 35 teams playing a four-game round robin schedule in seven pools of five teams each. The top three teams from each pool along with three wildcards will advance to a single elimination playoff bracket.

With the rankings complete, look for the schedule to be released next week.

For more information, please contact:

Blair Setford
ISC II Commissioner
Email: blairjs(at)

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