The beginning history of the Powerline Baseball League is carved in memories gone by, through farmer’s fields and bars of small town north central Alberta.
As early as the 1930s, teams in Bardo, Kingman and Dodds Coal Mine competed in a league that eventually followed the new powerlines being strung up after the World War. This is fabled as the beginning of the official PBL.
The unofficial oral history of the league spans back to the late 1940s, however. And teams from the Camrose area are documented as to have played in ball tournaments dating back to 1913. The last official document of the PBL was put forward by Mike LeClaire. It stated league fees in 1956 were $4. Read more about some of the historic PBL league meeting moments.
From then until early 1990s, teams played for the original PBL trophy. Unfortunately, that trophy was stolen, and a new one was made documenting as far back as current players could remember. Since then, this site has kept standings and tried to document the winners and stories that make this the greatest and olders league in Alberta.
Champions and Penant Winners
|1987||Holden Blue Jays||Ryley Rebels|
|1988||Ryley Rebels||Holden Blue Jays|
|1992||Holden Blue Jays||Sherwood Park A’s|
|1995||Ryley Rebels||Tofield Lakers|
|1996||Ryley Rebels||Tofield Lakers|
|1997||Ryley Rebels||Tofield Lakers||Ryley Rebels|
|1998||Ryley/Tofield Brewers||Camrose Roadrunners||Bardo Athletics|
|1999||Ryley Rebels||Ryley/Tofield Brewers||Bardo Athletics|
|2000||Ryley Rebels||Camrose Roadrunners||Camrose Roadrunners|
|2001||The Brewers||Bardo Athletics||Bardo Athletics|
|2002||Armena Royals||The Brewers||The Brewers|
|2003||Armena Axemen||Camrose Roadrunners||Armena Axemen|
|2004||Armena Axemen||Camrose Colts||Armena Axemen|
|2005||Camrose Colts||Armena Axemen||Camrose Colts|
|2006||Bardo Athletics||Armena Axemen||Armena Axemen|
|2007||Camrose Roadrunners||Armena Axemen||Armena Axemen|
|2008||Bardo Athletics||Camrose Roadrunners||Camrose Roadrunners|
|2009||Leduc Milleteers||Bardo Athletics||Camrose Roadrunners|
|2010||Leduc Milleteers||Ryley Rebels||Leduc Milleteers|
|2011||Leduc Milleteers||Holden Blue Jays||Leduc Milleteers|
|2012||Leduc Milleteers||Armena Royals||Leduc Milleteers|
|2013||Leduc Milleteers||Holden Blue Jays||Holden Blue Jays|
|2014||Ryley Rebels||Holden Blue Jays||Armena Royals|
|2015||Armena Royals||Rosalind Athletics||Ryley Rebels|
|2016||Rosalind Athletics||Armena Royals||Ryley Rebels|