Atlantic Division (NBL Canada)

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Atlantic Division
League National Basketball League of Canada
Sport Basketball
Inaugural season 2012–13 NBL Canada season
No. of teams 5
Most recent Atlantic Division champion(s) Halifax Hurricanes (2016)
Most Atlantic Division titles Halifax Hurricanes (2 titles)

The Atlantic Division is one of the two divisions in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). The division consists of five teams, the Cape Breton Highlanders, the Halifax Hurricanes, the Island Storm, the Moncton Miracles, and the Saint John Riptide. All teams are located in The Maritimes.



The first game in the Atlantic Division of the 2012–13 season began on Friday, November 2, 2012, when the Summerside Storm hosted the Saint John Mill Rats. Unlike the Central Division, the Atlantic teams for the majority for the season were at neck and neck for the division title until Summerside begin to pull ahead of the other teams with a 6-game winning streak.[1] The Storm won the first Atlantic Division title with a 26-14 record.[2]


Following the 2012-13 season, the Montreal Jazz switched divisions from Central to Atlantic but before the season started, the NBL Board of Governors announced that the Montreal Jazz would sit out the 2013-14 NBL Canada season after failing to secure new ownership. The Saint John won their first Atlantic Division title with a 23-17 record.[3]


The Montreal Jazz officially folded before the season began leaving the Atlantic Division at four teams. The Halifax Rainmen won their first Atlantic Division title with a 20-12 record.


The Halifax Rainmen folded and were replaced with the Halifax Hurricanes. The number of teams in the division remained at four.


The Cape Breton Highlanders joined the league, increasing the number of teams in the division to five. The Saint John Mill Rats were renamed to the Saint John Riptide.


# Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Div GP
1 cHalifax Hurricanes 27 13 .675 22–8 40
2 xSaint John Riptide 22 18 .550 5.0 14–15 40
3 xIsland Storm 16 24 .410 11.0 13–16 40
4 xMoncton Miracles 15 25 .375 12.0 12–18 40
5 Cape Breton Highlanders 15 25 .375 12.0 13–17 40


  • y – Clinched division title
  • x – Clinched playoff spot

Division Winners[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up
2012–13 Summerside Storm Saint John Mill Rats
2013–14 Saint John Mill Rats Island Storm
2014–15 Halifax Rainmen Island Storm
2015–16 Halifax Hurricanes Saint John Mill Rats
2016-17 Halifax Hurricanes Saint John Riptide


  1. ^ "Storm gose on 6 game winning streak". NBL Canada. March 9, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Storm wins Atlantic Division". NBL Canada. Jan 18, 2013. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved Jan 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Montreal Jazz to Sit Out 2013-2014 Season". NBL Canada. August 5, 2013. 

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