Lake League East

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Lake League East Division
Teams
No. of teams 5
Championships
Most recent LL East champion Rimouski Fighting Moose (1st title)
Most LL East titles Montreal Metros (12)
Bull Cup Championships 8 (1 as wild card)

The Lake League East is one of four divisions within the Bull League (the American Eagle League and the Lake League each have an East and a West division). The division was formally established in 1991 with the establishment of the Lake League, along with the LL West division. Before that time, the Lake League was known as the Central League and was also divided into an east and west division.

The LL East consists of five teams, three Canadian teams and two U.S. teams. Only two of the teams are located on or near one of the Great Lakes (for which the Lake League derives its name). The other teams are situated on the eastern U.S. seaboard on in eastern Canada.

At the end of the regular Bull League season, the LL East team with the best win-loss record is named the division title winner, and earns one of the four playoff spots in the LL Elimination Round.

The most recent team to win the division title were the Montreal Metros in 2016.

Division membership

Current members

Former members

Central League

The Lake League was formally established in 1991. From 19891990 the predecessor was known as the Central League. The original Central League East division consisted of:

  • Boston Britons — Remained in division and renamed Boston Brawlers
  • Brooklyn Tigers — Remained in division, moved to Chicoutimi in 1992 and renamed Cinquantes
  • Chicago Knights — Moved in 1991 to AEL, then later moved to LL West in 2012
  • New York Fastballs — Remained in division and renamed New York Minutemen after several moves and name changes
  • Toronto Ducks — Moved to LL West in 1991

Division Champions by Year

Year Winner Record Pct. Playoff result
1991 Boston Brawlers 15-15 .500 Lost Bull Cup Championship Series to Chicago Knights, 3-1
1992 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 7-8 .466 No series, Ohio Oxen acclaimed as LLCS champions
1993 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 18-12 .600 Won Bull Cup Championship Series over California Tidals, 3-2
1994 No season played
1995 Montreal Metros 53-27 .662 Lost Bull Cup Championship Series to Richmond Ravens, 3-0
1996 Kingston Battlements 49-31 .613 Lost Bull Cup Championship Series to Richmond Ravens, 3-0
1997 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 48-32 .600 Lost LLCS to New York Minutemen, 3-2
1998 Kingston Battlements 43-37 .537 Lost LLCS to New York Minutemen, 3-2
1999 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 44-36 .550 Lost LLCS to New York Minutemen, 3-1
2000 Kingston Battlements 53-27 .662 Won Bull Cup Championship Series over California Tidals, 3-2
2001 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 58-22 .725 Lost Bull Cup Championship Series to Nevada Speeders, 3-2
2002 Montreal Metros 51-29 .637 Lost LLCS to Hamilton Industrials, 3-1
2003 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 53-27 .662 Lost LLCS to New York Minutemen, 3-2
2004 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 50-30 .625 Won Bull Cup Championship Series over Chicago Pit Bulls, 3-2
2005 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 47-33 .588 Won Bull Cup Championship Series over Richmond Ravens, 3-2
2006 Montreal Metros 45-35 .563 Lost LLCS to Ohio Oxen, 3-1
2007 Montreal Metros 47-33 .588 Won Bull Cup Championship Series over Richmond Ravens, 3-1
2008 Montreal Metros 53-27 .662 Lost LLCS to New York Minutemen (wild card), 3-0 (Won Bull Cup as wild card)
2009 Montreal Metros 54-26 .675 Lost LL Elimination Round to Boston Brawlers (wild card), 3-2
2010 Montreal Metros 47-33 .588 Lost LL Elimination Round to New York Minutemen (wild card), 3-1
2011 Montreal Metros 52-28 .650 Won Bull Cup Championship Series over Richmond Ravens, 3-0
2012 Kingston Cannons 53-29 .646 Lost Bull Cup Championship Series to California Tidals, 3-0
2013 Montreal Metros 52-30 .634 Lost Bull Cup Championship Series to California Tidals, 3-1
2014 Montreal Metros 50-32 .610 Won Bull Cup Championship Series over Seattle Salts, 3-0
2015 Kingston Cannons 55-27 .671 Lost LL Elimination Round to Chicago Pit Bulls (wild card), 3-2
2016 Montreal Metros 61-21 .744 Lost LL Elimination Round to Boston Brawlers (wild card), 3-2
2017 Montreal Metros 59-41 .590 Lost Bull Cup Championship Series to Calgary Inferno, 3-2
2018 Rimouski Fighting Moose 59-41 .590 Lost LL Elimination Round to Montreal Metros (wild card), 3-0

Division Titles by Team

The Montreal Metros have the most division titles of any Lake League teams, with 11. The New York Dragons have only been in the LL East since 2012, and the Rimouski Fighting Moose (formerly the Hamilton Crusaders) were moved into the division in 2017.

Italics indicates team has left division or folded.

Titles Team Years
12 Montreal Metros 1995, 2002, 2006—2011, 2013—2014, 2016—2017
8 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 1992—1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003—2005
5 Miami Storm
(Kingston Battlements, Kingston Cannons)
1996, 1998, 2000, 2012, 2015
1 Boston Brawlers 1991
1 Rimouski Fighting Moose 2018
0 New York Minutemen
0 Toronto Nomads

References