Thursday April 30(Semi finals)
(6)Blades vs Mighty Drunks(0) Game 1
P.Beliveau and A.Mirolla each scored twice as Blades showed no signs of rust after waiting a couple of weeks to start their post season. The top seed were better in every frame scoring at least twice and got the goaltending they expected from G.Follano who pushed away all 26 shots. Apart from his two goals, A.Mirolla helped set up Beliveau on two occasions while his captain I.Lesic and E.Girouard also assisted twice each.
(3)Mighty Drunks vs Blades(1) Game 2
After nearly five straight periods without a goal, the Mighty Drunks finally got to G.Follano. A.Sarrigiannis snapped the dreaded barrier to even the score at one goal a piece heading into the final frame. The Mighty Drunks had their season on the line at this point and fuelled off desperation to capture two huge third period tallies from M.Arkalis and M.Hionis to even the series at one game a piece. Each side showed plenty of passion and intensity giving the refs and scorekeeper plenty of penalties to control during the contest.
(0)Blades vs Mighty Drunks(1) Game 3
The Mighty Drunks struck first, and ultimately last, to upset Blades in the semi finals. With only 15 minutes at their disposal, the Mighty Drunks did just enough by getting a big power play goal by S.Bentivegna while exceptional goaltending from K.Dubard. That tally occurred at the nine minute mark of the game after Blades took an unfortunate high sticking call leading to the goal. It may appear as an upset, but the Mighty Drunks showed and proved what they are capable of when it counts the most.
(1)Brewers vsGolden Kids(3) Game 1
For over two periods, the Brewers put themselves in the right place grabbing a 1-0 third period lead before slowly letting the game slip away. R.Mancini took advantage of a power play opportunity for a1-0 lead which normally is plenty for Brewers hockey with less than a period remaining. Once D.Duhamel replied, the Golden Kids fed off that tally and struck for a second time in less than three minutes when P.Deschamps put his club up for the first time in the game. The Brewers attempted to even the score after pulling out C.Muccino form their net, but that didn’t work as Duhamel nodded his second to seal the match.
(3)Golden Kids vs Brewers(4) Game 2
The Brewers fought hard to keep their season alive by out lasting the Golden Kids in a penalty filled affair. Each side had to adjust playing either short handed or on the power play which ultimately went the Brewers way despite giving up a short handed marker. Down for most of the third period, S.Laporte’s second tally of the night looked to have been more than enough for a series sweep until D.Verta changed all that. Verta responded late in the match, and saved the Brewers season by putting his team up 4-3 with less than 30 seconds in the game.
(1)Brewers vs Golden Kids(0) Game 3
How many times can one player be the hero as D.Verta does the improbable for a second straight game. Needing only one goal, the Brewers got it from their crafty forward as Verta scores his clubs lone tally to advance the Brewers to the finals. The Brewers struck very early and put the game in shut down mode as every player along with C.Muccino made sure to give no space whatsoever. In a series that could have gone either way, both sides showed how deserving they were but it will be the Brewers advancing as they try and attempt to get it done after dropping last season’s final versus the Bramabulls.
The Brewers will carry the long memory of losing a game three overtime final from last season as they’ll take on a very determined and hungry bunch in the Mighty Drunks.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Brewers. If not for his game two late tying goal, along with game threes lone series winning goal, the Brewers may not have gotten the chance to enter the big dance in next weeks final versus the Mighty Drunks....
Thursday April 30(E1 Finals)
(6)Chiefs vs Renceur(4) Game 1
With no choice for everyone to show up with a big game, the Chiefs got determined efforts from all their players to take a difficult match versus Renceur. N.Morrone was a monster producing the Chiefs last three goals, and A.Jalilvand keeps on showing consistency as the crafty forward scored twice while adding an assist. Renceur didn’t have a couple of key pieces and will look for them to return to the line up if they hope to bounce back into the series.
E2 Semi finals
(3)Street Ballers vs Snookers(5) Game 2
They didn’t get this far to get swept, as the Snookers bounce back to even the series. It did however take a desperate third period where two power play goals were needed to keep the season alive. G.Pavlopoulos and G.Dantiste took advantage of the five man unit with goals less than two minutes apart, and M.Gagnon made sure to seal the contest after netting a very late tally.
(0)Snookers vs Street Ballers(2) Game 3
While everything was going great in the post season, and after dropping a big game only moments before, the Street Ballers believed in themselves to get it done by knocking out the top seed. After netting an early goal from S.Archambault, the Street Ballers defence along with S.Sauk’s goaltending did the rest by protecting the lead until buzzer. Y.Dube was behind making both goals happen that included a feed on his captain J.Furtado’s empty net marker.
(4)French Connection vs Dirty Boys(7) Game 2
At the very least, a great start was necessary, but even at that the French Connection weren’t able to hold on. Playing with only three changes, the French Connection realised that even a 4-1 lead wasn’t secure. The Dirty Boys started that concern when M.Destounis scored very late in the second period reducing the margin by only one goal. That was just the beginning of what was a one sided affair as the Dirty Boys kept on toppling their opponents with 15 minutes remaining. Destounis quietly made plenty happen scoring twice and setting up two goals as a significant reason why his team are playing in next weeks final. Just for good measure, J.P Meunier riffled two rockets passed F.Gaudet-Peloquin to make sure the series ended in two games.
J.Korakakis did a fine job assembling a last second hockey team who now find themselves playing for the championship versus the Street Ballers. J.Furtado will make sure to keep motivating his troops as the Street Ballers look to upset a fourth opponent in their biggest round to come.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Morrone of the Chiefs. Morrone battled extremely hard riffling three out of the Chiefs six goals in an important 6-4 win over Renceur....
Wednesday April 29(A Semi finals)
(0)Generals vs Red Lite(5) Game 3
The Generals quest for reaching the A division finals was crushed on Wednesday night as Red Lite takes the series in three .S.Beauchamp had to be sharp making over 30 saves while Mathieu Duguay was key netting Red Lite’s first two tallies of the night. Y.Labonte may have crushed any hopes of a comeback after increasing the lead only moments later. After a countless amount of times, Red Lite hit familiar territory as they wait to take on the Royal Flush.
(3)Black Knights vs Royal Flush(7) Game 3
Whatever was said between the second and third period worked for the Royal Flush as they surged with five unanswered goals to take the series. S.Lajeunesse helped get his club there by striking twice in the second period before A.Mirolla evened the score early in the third. That was Mirolla’s first of two in the frame which eventually forced the Black Knights to remove their net minder for an extra attacker. Unfortunately things didn’t transpire for the trailing club as P.Genereux and J.Gagne took advantage of the empty cage.
They are faced with a very tall order but the Royal Flush will try their best and put everything on the line as they take on the heavy favourites Red Lite.
(5)Capitals vs All Blacks(6) O.T Game 1
After netting four second period unanswered goals, and entering the third up 5-3, the Capitals seemed destine to take a 1-0 series lead in the finals. That however didn’t happen as J.Bourgaize and S.Ghilarducci responded by bagging their second of game which eventually forced a sudden death period. It didn’t take long at that point for P.DiGiacomo to come to the rescue as he also riffled his second of the contest in what was a remarkable comeback. This result will leave a sour taste for the Capitals who will have to wait a week to avenge a game that they let slip away.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Samuel Beauchamp of Red Lite. Anytime a goaltender shuts out the Generals in an important game such as tonight’s contest, merits the honour as player of the night....
Wednesday April 29(F1 Semi finals)
(10)TANK vs Horsemen(3) Game 1
It all happened very fast as TANK piled on the goals in a 10-3 rout of the Horsemen. Once the four minute mark of the second period hit, the goals came in bunches that saw A.Jalilvand score twice before M.Latreille duplicated his performance by the third. Y.Gazura and Latreille shared the same amount of assists with four each, and Tank will look to their good players next week to do the same as they look to sweep the series in two games.
(3)Buckshots vs Werewolves(3) Game 1
Still going strong, and very effective, A.Zarzour frustrates the Buckshots in the opening game. The veteran was involved in all three goals for the Werewolves that included a late power play tally to even the score at three goals a piece. The Buckshots started off better and led by two goals on two occasions before letting the draw spoil their night.
(9)Punishers vs Infiniti/Park Avenue(7) Game 1
The idea of playing tight defence doesn’t appear to be in the dna of both these clubs. However, they do have the artillery to produce plenty of goals as each side went on a scoring battle to see who would tally the most. The Punishers had the better start and used it to their advantage despite letting go a little late in the game. T.Karvouriaris was influential posting four goals in the win while M.Latreille was the most productive for Infiniti/Park Avenue accumulating four points.
(F3 Semi finals)
(3)Steelers vs Primetime(3) Game 1
They looked to be down and out but the Steelers fought back in the third to even the score at three goals a piece. Down by a pair, A.Malek reduced the margin by one and V.Agridiotis was able to even the score by taking advantage of a power play opportunity. The Steelers struck twice with their five man unit on both occasions while Primetime scored once on their power play thanks to a goal from A.DelVasto.
(5)Kennedy Crew vs NWV(4) Game 1
The Kennedy Crew looked to be contained for most of the night but that changed in the third period where they surged three goals to defeat the NWV. J.Tzanetakos snapped a 4-all tie when he scored with less than three minutes remaining in the contest. Unlike the NWV where D.Gentile did most of the damage netting a hat trick, the Kennedy Crew depended on balance scoring as five different players’s found the back of the net.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Karvouriaris of the Punishers. The talented forward produced four goals and an assist to help lead his team to a wild 9-7 win over Infiniti/Park Avenue....
Tuesday April 28(Finals)
(5)Slayers vs Sons of Terrebonne(1) Game 1
As much as the Sons of Terrebonne put up a fight, the Slayers proved to be to strong in game one of their series. The division leaders reduced the tension when P.Bibeau increased the lead on the power play forcing their opponents to open up. S.Landry eventually put the Sons of Terrebonne on the board late in the second period but that was all they managed by N.Beaudet. After combining for an overall solid team game, the Slayers used three balanced lines and got production from many weapons that saw only P.Musto accumulated the most points with two helpers.
(2)Sons of Terrebonne vs Slayers(9) Game 2
The Slayers continued where they left off and used their depth to reach what they’ve been playing for all season long. Once the second period hit, this series was unchallenged as the Slayers surged with key goals before putting the game away by the third. J.Desmarais has a wrist shot that appears to be harder than most players slap shots as the sniper buried four goals and added three assists in a seven point performance. Not too far behind him was A.Gentile who also nodded a hat trick, and while for a second straight game, N.Beaudet kept the confidence of his club by allowing only two tallies.
With only three regular season wins, the Sons of Terrebonne turned many heads in the post season after taking out the Smackdaddys in round one, and the Spartans in the semi finals. As for the Slayers, there isn’t much that can beat experience, talent and the fact of playing with three lines when it counts the most. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com we would like to congratulate Eddy Maroun and the Slayers for getting it done.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Josh Desmarais. The power forward produced a whopping eight points in only two games to help lead his club to glory....
Monday April 27(Semi finals)
(5)Capitals vs Ultimate Blast(1) Game 1
In six attempts, the Capitals scored three power play goals to defeat the Ultimate Blast 5-1 in their series opener. C.Ghilarducci snapped a 1-1 tie with the five man unit, and the Capitals never looked back getting efforts from five different goal scorers. Apart from allowing an early tally by E.Dumerlus, the Capitals net minder C.Fortin had no issues protecting his cage the rest of the way.
(1)Ultimate Blast vs Capitals(1) Game 2
It wasn’t their most convincing result, but the Capitals did just enough to advance to the finals. For over two periods, the Ultimate Blast carried a 1-0 lead and held on to it until allowing a back breaking short handed marker. It came to no ones surprise that M.Champagne was the one to strike when it counted the most as he’s done many times before. The Ultimate Blast showed plenty in this contest and came that close to forcing a third and deciding game if it wasn’t for C.Fortin’s solid performance between the pipes.
(0)Crooners vs Bramabulls(9) Game 1
The Bramabulls entered the night confident, and were able to topple the Crooners easily to grab immediate control of the series. Barely nine minutes in, this contest was put to rest as the bulls produced five goals that saw C.Chirola strike twice before netting his hat trick by the second period. The Crooners abandoned the match earlier than usual in hopes of preserving some energy for game 2.
(7)Bramabulls vs Crooners(3) Game 2
Despite having a way better start to the match, the Crooners weren’t able to keep up by the second frame. The Bramabulls only pulled away by the ten minute mark of the second period when J.Mandracchia scored his first of two on the night for a 3-1 lead. The bulls later added two goals late in the frame and a couple more by the third to take the series in two games. A.Mirolla also scored twice for the win while Mandracchia had the most points finishing his game with two goals and three assists.
F.Chalut and the Capitals will use their 3-0 season series record against the Bramabulls as motivation in next week’s battle. That surely won’t affect A.DiPerna and his troops as they’ll only look ahead to try and cause a surprise.
Monday April 27(D Playoffs Round 1)
(9)Venom vs Steakfrites(2) 4 vs 5
It wasn’t much of a fight, but Venom will take the result as they move one step closer to where they want to be. T.Perluzzo tasted goals in every frame for his hat trick while six other players found their scoring touch versus a defenceless net minder. A.Mancini stood tall in nets for over two periods before allowing Steakfrites only two goals.
After finishing first of the division, the Armadillos will get Venom in the semi finals while the Left Wings look to take on the Raging Rhinos.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Claude Fortin of the Capitals. The net minder allowed only two goals in both games and was a major reason why the Capitals are in the finals....
Sunday April 26(E1 Semi finals)
(3)Butchers vs Red Nose(7) Game 1
Both top guns showed up as M.Latreille and N.Delia scored twice to help take game one of the E1 semi finals. Red Nose kept a clean score sheet for nearly two periods carrying a 4-0 lead until C.Gingras got the Butchers on the board. The Butchers missed a power play opportunity to try and cut the lead in half as M.Latreille struck instead putting the game out of reach. With a week to thing about what went wrong, the Butchers will need to start stronger in hopes of bouncing back in the series.
(5)Park Avenue Legacy vs Red Vipers(6) Game 1
Up 5-1 normally leads to an easy ending, but the Red Vipers held on to dear life in their series opener versus Legacy. This contest shifted as of the nine minute mark of the second period where Park Avenue Legacy responded with four of the next five goals. G.Pisanelli was a big part of the comeback producing two goals while adding key helper on A.Stamiris’s late power play tally. The Red Vipers did just enough and got balanced scoring to win the game despite letting it nearly slip away. L.Descary had three assists and D.Levesque notched the winner early in the third period.
E2 Quarter finals
(5)1 Timer vs HC Inter(6) O.T
A late power play goal from M.Dalpe will haunt the 1 Timer for weeks to come. The men in orange needed only one minute to kill before surely advancing into the next round. As much as Dalpe was significant for the result, M.Lesperance had a game to remember by not only scoring two first period goals along with a helper on the winner, but by ending it early in overtime for his hat trick. HC Inter found themselves trailing four times during the contest, but never gave up as they fought back to earn a difficult victory.
(3)United Armenians vs Bijoux(6)
It’s only round one, but Bijoux seem to enjoy playoff hockey. The defending champs upped their game and got a three goal night from D.Dire while K.Pimentel, D.Dias and P.Langelier each had two assists. If there is one concern going forward is that Bijoux will have to do it without their starting goaltender L.Dias. However, V.Coppola who normally plays defence will need to duplicate his performance after earning the win facing 24 shots.
(4)Untouchables vs Lounge 5(9)
Its one thing to lose, but the Untouchables can’t be too pleased after dropping such a result. From start to finish, Lounge 5 had a nose for the net producing most of their goals in the second period before capping off what was an easy win. J.Moffa led the way in scoring bagging a hat trick while A.Cavallo followed next in line netting two goals.
(6)Bramabulls vs Mighty Ducks(1)
Despite dropping the first goal, the Bramabulls showed no concern whatsoever. The veteran squad responded quickly with three goals in three minutes and won all three frames to secure a spot into the next round. D.Riccardi struck first tying the game at one goal a piece and was able to add his second later in the game as the only multi goal scorer of the night. G.Follano earned the win in nets and did it by pushing away 20 of 21 shots towards him.
With the semi finals just around the corner, the following match ups will be as follows:
(1)Bramabulls vs HC Inter(7)
(5)Lounge 5 vs Bijoux(6)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Lesperance of HC Inter. Lesperance scored three goals that included the overtime winner, and added an assist to help lead his club through to the semi finals....
Wednesday December 3
(5)Capitals vs Royal Flush(1)
Make it two straight wins for the Capitals to start off their season as they rout the Royal Flush 5-1 on Wednesday night. The Capitals worked their special teams scoring once on the power play while adding a short handed marker. E.Vigneault and M.Champagne each had two assists and M.Carmelo got credited the winner after netting a late first period marker. The Royal Flush will need to find answers in the goal scoring department after a slow start posting only one tally in two games.
(6)Red Lite vs Hustlers(3)
The Hustlers fall twice so far by the same score, this time versus the recent Premier division champions. Red Lite won every single frame and were mostly productive by the third where the buried three tallies. Y.Labonte finished his night with a hat trick.
(4)Rated R vs All Blacks(3)
After pairing goals in both the first and second frames, Rated R grabbed a commanding 4-0 lead only to nearly blow it in the end. The All Blacks pushed hard and answered back posting three third period tallies before running out of race track. Rated R struck twice with their man advantage getting goals from J.Russo and D.Bertrand while E.Mavroudis was able to notch the winner late in the second period.
Wednesday November 19
(7)Generals vs Royal Flush(0)
The Generals were able to put last weeks outcome behind them quickly as they handed the Royal Flush a 7-0 crushing to open their season. J.Bradley had goals in every frame for a hat trick and K.Kuczmarski also notched three tallies while S.Comptant got the other marker. The Royal Flush didn’t have the roster they hoped for and barely got any scoring attempts on M.Gallant who easily earned a shutout.
(6)All Blacks vs Hustlers(3)
After a wild opening period, the All Blacks continued their progress and eventually doubled up the Hustlers. S.Ghilarducci opened and closed the scoring while adding a helper on the game winning tally. The Hustlers had a decent start riffling two first period goals but struggled to get the ball in the net the rest of the way. N.Tzaferis and his captain T.Bozinakis combined for four points in the loss.
(1)Capitals vs Rated R(0)
One tally, along with tight defence and solid goaltending was enough for a Capitals victory. C.Valois struck late in the first period and the Capitals never looked back as they protected the lead the rest of the way. Each goaltender lived up to their expectations that saw J-F Aumais collect the shutout while his counter part A.Caruso was a rock as well allowing only one goal.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-F Aumais. The veteran net minder stood strong between the pipes allowing the Capitals to grab a 1-0 win over Rated R....
Dek Hockey Drummond takes home the 2015 provincial championship
A three goal one assist performance by Stephanie Savoie propels Dek Hockey Drummond to 4-0 shutout win over le Diablo de Montreal. It’s Dek Hockey Drummonds fourth final at the provincial qualifier, and after dropping two straight, they regained their crown as Quebec’s best team. Savoie led the way in two categories capturing the most points with eight while scoring the most riffling up to five goals. Apart from her brilliant display, the current champs got efforts from every single player in their line up out scoring their opponents 16-2 in four games. Two of those results were shutouts earned by Krystel Boutin who did a splendid job protecting her cage.
The round robin was held on the Saturday where all five teams played two games each for positioning. Les Bonobos, led by Melie Legris dropped both their contests and hoped to rebound on Sunday where they fell to the Warriors. The Warriors won that game 3-0 thanks to a shutout performance by Nadia Varriano. The semi-finals featured Equipe Quebec versus Diablo de Montreal while the Warriors faced off against Dek Hockey Drummond. In the first period alone, le Diablo de Montreal captured the frame with a 4-2 score getting goals from four different players. Melissa Globensky netted the winner and Annie Leduc was able to feed two teammates. As for the other semi finals, Dek Hockey Drummond continued their progress in a 4-1 rout of the Warriors.
As most would have thought of a Dek Hockey Drummond versus an Equipe Quebec finals due to their recent success, le Diablo de Montreal turned some heads over the week end. Amanda Lalande did a fine job assembling many young talented players and put up a good fight against a team that is still in their prime.
The Quebec ball hockey association would like to thank all five captains (Melie Legris of Les Bonobos, Brittany Diabo of the Montreal Warriors, Lorraine Bourcier of Equipe Quebec, Amanda Lalande of Les Diablo de Montreal and finally Vanessa De Grandpre of Dek Hockey Drummond) for making it happen and putting together what was an exciting brand of hockey.
On behalf of the Quebec ball hockey association, congratulations go out to Vanessa De Grandpre and the rest of Dek Hockey Drummond for capturing the 2015 provincial championship.
Here is a summary of the elimination round held on the Sunday.
Round 1 :
4th place Warriors 3 5th place Les Bonobos 0
Semi Finals :
Diablo de Montréal 4 Équipe Québec 2
Dek Hockey Drummond 4 Montreal Warriors 1
Dek Hockey Drummond 4 Diablo de Montréal 0
The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce the following selections as members of Team Canada to represent our country and association in Zug, Switzerland in June 2015.
The Team Canada Men's team looks to regain past glory and get back to the top of the mountain in what looks to be the most competitive tournament to date. "The Slovaks and Czechs have outperformed us, and the Swiss will be motivated to impress on their home soil, and others such as the US will be looking to surpass us." said Team Canada GM Jeff Dzikowicz. "We prioritized our selections in the following way, Talent and Ability are paramount, Chemistry is strongly considered, Intangibles such as leadership, confidence and winning were next, and lastly provincial representation, the coaching staff and I feel strongly that this group of players fits our criteria, and will give us our best shot of climbing the mountain." Team Canada 2015 to date is as follows:
Dominic Morency - Montreal Redlite
Dustin Kelly - Manitoba Selects
Jonathon Daoust - Montreal Redlite
Jordan Escott - Newfoundland Black Horse
Kevin Kuczmarski - Generals Montreal
Martin Frechette - Montreal Redlite
Mathieu Duguay - Montreal Redlite
Nelson Vargas Dias - Montreal Redlite
Stephen Dabadie - Calgary Phantoms
Yannick Labonte - Montreal Redlite
Calin Wild - Manitoba Selects
Carl Ghilarducci - Montreal Redlite
James Pasternak - Saskatoon Buffalo
Martin Corbeil - Montreal Redlite
Patrick O'Keefe - Newfoundland Black Horse
Paul Roy - Montreal Redlite
Anthony Flores - St. Michaels (ON) Newfoundland Black Horse
Samuel Beauchamps - Montreal Redlite
Mathieu LeBrun - Montreal, PQ
Jason Eapen - Calgary, AB
Sandro Morello - Pointe Claire, PQ
Jeff Dzikowicz - Winnipeg, Manitoba
The next round of player selections as well as the positions of Equipment Manager and Team Physiotherapist will be posted no later than Dec 19, 2014.
Team Canada Masters Men & Women both take Gold at the 2014 ISBHF Masters World Cup in Tampa, Florida...
Masters Women's Team Canada went a perfect 4-0 in the round robin with 17 goals for and 0 against.
The Women's squad continued their streak of shutouts into the semi finals and championship game where the team defeated Slovakia in the semi finals 6-0 and Team USA - Blue 2-0 in the Gold Medal game with goals by Isabelle Aube and Sara Ross to take the inaugural Women's Masters World Cup.
Masters Men's Team Canada also went through the tournament undefeated. After going 3-0 in the round robin they defeated Greece 5-1 in the quarter finals and USA 2-1 in the semi finals with the exciting game winner being scored with less than 1 second on the clock.
This set up the championship game with the Canada - Wolfpack team from Ontario who also was undefeated going into the final match.
Canada - Wolfpack got into some penalty trouble early and Team Canada capitalized with 2 power play goals by Paolo Musto. Canada - Wolfpack came back with a shorthanded goal if it's own making it 2-1 after two periods. Team Canada opened things up in the third period with Musto's third power play goal along with tallies by Jason Cormier and Mike Allaby to secure a 5-1 victory and the Men's Masters World Cup title.