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....
Thursday April 23(Quarter finals)
(6)Brewers vs Dragons(1)
If the Dragons couldn’t get it right in their two recent meetings versus the Brewers, tonight wasn’t any different. After netting two late first period goals, the Brewers did all the small things right and were never in any danger for the duration of the match. Veteran C.Charles used his long reach to bury two passed F.Vigliotti as the only multi goal scorer of the night while D.Verta used his vision feeding three different teammates.
(6)Mighty Drunks vs United Arms(3)
In all three frames, the Mighty Drunks won the tight battles as they double up the United Arms 6-3 to advance to the next round. The damage happened when E.Antonopoulos scored his second of the night followed immediately with a tally from P.Arkalis that put the Mighty Drunks up 5-3.Despite some late power play minutes, the United Arms weren’t able to get their five man unit going as the Drunks held on for the win.
(5)Golden Kids vs Vintage Ottarks(1)
Barely 30 seconds into the contest, J-P Cyr set the tone for his short bench. The Vintage Ottarks had to get the first goal of the night and use their man power to frustrate the Golden Kids, instead things shifted in the opposite direction. Cyr added his second of the night for a 2-0 lead before D.Duhamel went on a scoring rampage posting threes straight goals. As much as the result was already in, D.Laurie would have loved to keep a clean sheet but couldn’t earn the shutout as F.Luongo beat him late in the game.
After a solid performance versus the United Arms, the Mighty Drunks will face the ultimate challenge of squaring off versus Blades in a best of three series. The other semi final match up will feature the Brewers who will look to try and suffocate the talent of the Golden Kids.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jean-Philippe Cyr of the Golden Kids. Playing with a short bench, J-P Cyr scored the games first two goals which enabled the Golden Kids to dictate the match the way they wanted....
Thursday April 23(Semi finals)
(3)Stealth Assassins vs Chiefs(5) E1 Game 2
A.Moscato, P.Santullo and P.Roy scored third period goals, and S.Pare made close to 30 saves in his second straight win versus the Stealth Assassins. Needing a tie or a positive result, the Chiefs found themselves behind after two periods but were able to bounce back at a very important time in the series. This win advances the Chiefs in the finals for a second straight session where they’ll hope to have a better fate.
(5)Fat Roy vs Renceur(6) E1 Game 2
In the span of only three minutes, this series turned on a dime. Fat Roy will be feeling the pain for a while as a third period collapse sends their rival through to the finals. Renceur collected three straight goals as of the ten minute mark of the final frame that included M.Latreille’s winner with just over a minute remaining. N.Gilbert notched a pair of markers and A.Mancini was happy to get the job done in nets after facing over 30 shots.
It will come down to a battle of youth versus experience. Renceur have the talent and the speed which can only force the Chiefs to play a cautious defensive game in order to have a chance.
E2 Semi finals
(9)Dirty Boys vs French Connection(6) Game 1
It took only the first period for the Dirty Boys to grab control of the series. M.Mavroudis bagged an early hat trick only eleven minutes in, and the Dirty Boys felt comfortable entering the second period with a 5-1 lead. Adding to the scoring, A.Jalilvand and M.Destounis chipped in netting a pair each for the win while O.Valiquette did what he normally does for the French Connection riffling a hat trick.
(1)Snookers vs Street Ballers(3) Game 2
The Street Ballers, not to long ago came off an average regular season but are now enjoying a magical run as they hand the heavy favourite Snookers a rare loss. After a tight scoring game, the Street Ballers came through in the end where they posted two goals as of the eleven minute mark of the third period. Both those tallies came off the blade of Y.Lamarche only a minute apart. The Snookers had their chances but ran into a wall as S.Sauk was nearly flawless between the pipes.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick Lamarche of the Street Ballers. Lamarche was as clutch as it gets as his two late goals puts the Street Ballers one win away from entering the finals....
Wednesday April 22(A Semi finals)
(1)Red Lite vs Generals (2) Game 2
It was a long two weeks for the Generals, but a 2-1 win to even the series will start to settle just fine. J-R Turgeon opened the scoring late in the first period on the power play, and while everything seemed fine at that point, S.Ghilarducci struck right away in period number two tying the game for Red Lite. Despite the amount of fire power each team posses, both teams knew the significance of the next goal. With time winding down in the second period, B.Leduc regained the lead for the Generals leaving one more frame to play. Red Lite normally bounces back in these situations but were frustrated by L.Augustin-Registe who denied all but one goal the entire game.
(1)Royal Flush vs Black Knights(8) Game 2
Four different players tallied twice each and the Black Knights find themselves with an opportunity to win one more game in hopes of reaching the finals. C.Chirola, S.Sacco each struck twice making the score 4-1 before A.Mezzagno and M.Gaze took over the second part of the contest netting a pair each. The Black Knights avoided the third period by ending the night early due to the seven goal mercy rule.
(5)All Blacks vs Rated R(4) B Semi finals, game 3
V.Hunter puts together another great game and the All Blacks seal their spot to the finals. Hunter netted the All Blacks first three goals giving his club a 3-2 lead with half a game remaining. Payam Assadi set the stage for a crucial third period after scoring his second goal on the power play tying the game at four goals a piece for Rated R. Each side knew how big that next goal was going to be and with half a period left to go, S.Ghilarducci may have riffled the All Blacks biggest tally so far. This win advances the All Blacks to the finals where they’ll take on the Capitals in a best of three series.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vincent Hunter of the All Blacks. Three goals isn’t easy at this level but Hunter was able to collect his hat trick in a big 5-4 win over Rated R....
Wednesday April 22(Round 1, 4 vs 5)
(3)Horsemen vs Tyrants(2) F1
It was all or nothing for both sides, but when it was said and done, the Horsemen did just enough to get passed the Tyrants. Only one goal separated both clubs as a third period tally from S.Giannakis held up for the game winner. B.Rubino scored once and added the helper for the game winning goal, V.Pandza notched the Horsemen other marker and M.Vinciguerre was stellar between the pipes to earn the win.
This win puts the Horsemen through to the semi finals where they will have their hands full versus TANK. The other semi final match up will feature the defending champs Buckshots as they look to continue their quest for a repeat against the Werewolves.
F2 Semi Finals
(3)Fat Cats vs Infiniti/Park Avenue(11) Game 2
Far from the way things went in their last meeting, Infiniti/Park Avenue toppled the Fat Cats by a landslide. Already up 5-1 after one period, the Infiniti/Park Avenue fed off their momentum adding three more goals per frame. S.Robineault found the back of the net four times, and Y.Gazura along with E.Girouard faired well posting a pair of markers each.
(2)Hellfish vs Punishers(2) Game 2
It wasn’t pretty, but it was just enough as the Punishers eliminate the Hellfish on a draw. The Punishers had to depend on their special teams to get it done notching two power play goals in the second period from M.Goodz and C.Gagnon. That sequence put the division leaders up 2-1 for nearly half the game until J.Rodriguez struck for the equaliser. It may have come a little too late but the Hellfish do have plenty to feel good about as they gave a solid opponent a real run for their money.
The Punishers and the Infiniti/Park Avenue will meet in the finals. Each side have the fire power to score plenty of goals which can only suggest who will defend better in order to take it all.
F3 Quarter finals
(7)Steelers vs Whalers(5)
C.Retsinas shows once again what a huge piece to the puzzle he is for the Steelers. The talented forward was simply unstoppable bagging four consecutive goals giving his club a 5-4 lead after two periods. However, this game wasn’t over just yet as C.Petrakos came up just as strong riffling back to back third period tallies making sure the Steelers are good for another week of hockey.
(3)Brewers vs Primetime(5) S.O
Despite a solid third period effort, the Brewers fall short in a shootout. E.Kavaldjian and A.DelVasto scored in the shootout, and Primetime outlasted the Brewers for a 5-3 win on Wednesday night. A.Kavaldjian scored twice for Primetime, but didn’t select himself as one of the shooters as did E.Pellerin for the Brewers who also had a two goal night.
(1)Ducks vs NWV(8)
The Ducks didn’t help their cause by giving up three short handed markers. Despite taking plenty of penalties, NWV weren’t phased posting six straight tallies before the Ducks finally got on the board. M.Hadjar made the score 5-0 with his second of the night ,and A.Hakim made sure to put the game to rest by adding back to back tallies.
(8)Kennedy Crew vs Chaos(1)
The Kennedy Crew advance with a decisive 8-1 win over Chaos on Tuesday night. After getting on the scoreboard first, M.Nalbandian added two more tallies finishing with a hat trick while A.Kalaydjian and N.Kokovidis weren’t far behind netting a pair of markers each. Entering as favourites, the Kennedy Crew showed no signs of weakness and will hope to carry their good habits moving forward.
Four teams are now left and will resume play in next week’s semi final round. The match ups are as follows:
(1)Kennedy Crew vs NWV(7)
(3)Steelers vs Primetime(5)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Chris Retsinas of the Steelers. The veteran squad survive week one of the playoffs thanks to a brilliant four goal game by Retsinas....
Tuesday April 21(Semi finals)
(4)Spartans vs Sons of Terrebonne(3) Game 1
Spartans forward P.Arkalis struck twice including the game winner to put his club up 1-0 in the series. The Spartans never once trailed and led 3-1 at one point before J.Tanguy netted his second to even the score at three goals a piece. It was at that point on where Arkalis came through posting the most important tally by the nine minute mark of the final frame securing a well fought opening game.
(4)Sons of Terrebonne vs Spartans(3) Game 2
Three third period power play goals helped the Sons of Terrebonne even the series at one game a piece. J.Tanguy knew the turning point had arrived when he struck for a second time tying the game 2-2 by the six minute mark of the third period. M.Arkalis looked like he came to the rescue for the Spartans after posting his second of the contest for a 3-2 lead but that was immediately challenged as two late power play markers made the difference. M.Laverdiere evened the score at three goals a piece and A.Paquet won if for his club with only 25 seconds remaining on the clock.
(1)Spartans vs Sons of Terrebonne(4) Game 3
Momentum plays a factor as the Sons of Terrbonne carried it right away in the mini game. In 15 minutes alone, the Sons of Terrebonne got to C.Stavriadis on four occasions winning a crucial game to earn a spot in the finals. M.Laverdiere collected his clubs first two goals and J.Tanguy continued his dominance adding two more points as a significant piece to the puzzle.
(1)Slayers vs Smooth Sailors(5) Game 1
First place or not, the Smooth Sailors weren’t intimidated in their opening game versus the league leading Slayers. J.Palmitano knows how to get it done by notching a pair of back to back tallies before M.Testolina did the same late in the third period. The Slayers are known for scoring but were limited to only one goal from P.Musto. After facing over 30 shots, J-M Lacombe stood tall between the pipes giving his club a 1-0 series lead.
(3)Smooth Sailors vs Slayers(5) Game 2
The Slayers didn’t come this far to let it all slip away. Limited to only one goal in their previous game, the first place seed showed why they dominated the league by bouncing back with five important tallies to even the series at one goal a piece. J.Desmarais and C.Chirola found their game posting two goals each and N.Beaudet needed to be solid pushing away nearly 30 shots.
(1)Slayers vs Smooth Sailors(0) Game 3
With only 15 minutes to decide who moves on, the Slayers prevail with a close 1-0 win. For a second straight game, J.Desmarais comes through notching the games lone tally and a spot to the finals where they’ll take on the Sons of Terrebonne. The Smooth Sailors managed 12 shot attempts but ran into a wall as N.Beaudet shines once more to preserve the victory.
Two teams now remain in what will be the biggest battle of the season. The Slayers may enter as favourites but that won’t affect the Sons of Terrebonne as they’ll carry plenty of confidence after winning their semi finals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jess Tanguy of the Sons of Terrebonne. Tanguy was a factor in all three games accumulating at least two points in each of those matches that included five goals....
Monday April 13
(0)Capitals vs Crooners(5)
A perfect record came to an end on Monday night as the Crooners hand the Capitals their first loss of the season. For two periods this match looked like it could have gone either way but that changed in the third where the Crooners surged with four unanswered goals. Already with a power play marker, C.Jutras extended the lead early in the third setting the pave for three other teammates to strike. Its never easy blanking the Capitals but B.Girard did the improbable by stopping all 27 shots his way.
(5)Ultimate Blast vs Crooners(6) O.T
No rest had no effect for the Crooners has they strung two wins in only two hours. Amazingly enough, the momentum only took over by the four minute mark of the third where they riffled their first of six goals. F.Jutras opened the scoring on the power play before D.Martel took over the match bagging three goals that included the sudden death winner. S.Ogilvie used his vision setting up three markers helping the Crooners finish strong just before the playoffs start.
(3)Capitals vs Bramabulls(0)
Unhappy with the way things went only an hour ago, the Capitals did have something to cheer about before the night ended. After netting two second period goals, the Capitals played it perfect and got the goaltending they expected from J-F Aumais who pushed all 24 shots his way. The winner came on the power play thanks to an effort from A.Boucher.
(5)Ultimate Blast vs Raging Rhinos(2)
After suffering a tough loss only an hour ago, the Ultimate Blast took care of business versus the Raging Rhinos. A.Bien-Aime started things off strong netting the games first goal and continued his dominant play by feeding M.Merone and Reginald.Morne to finish with three points. The Raging Rhinos didn’t go down easy and managed to reduce the gap by one on two occasions but weren’t able to get that much needed equaliser.
The C and D division regular season came to an end on Monday night. With only one loss to their record, the Capitals look to get the better of the Ultimate Blast while the Crooners and the Bramabulls will have their hands full as they face each other.
As for the D division, the Steakfrites will have to play Venom in a one game battle to see who’ll go up against the division leaders Armadillos. The other match up will feature the Left Wings versus the Raging Rhinos as both clubs are automatically in the semi finals for finishing second and third in the standings.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Benoit Girard of the Crooners. In back to back games, the net minder earned two wins that included a shutout victory versus the Capitals who suffered their only loss of the season....
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.