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This fall, we are shuffling the cards a bit in the Premier League, which has been a symbol of excellence in Quebec’s ball hockey scene for many decades. We are excited to announce that from now on, it will be known as the Premier /Heritage League. Already gathering the best teams in the province and nationally, this change will allow us to stay on top of the game and spice things up!

In addition to the traditional teams playing in the Premier League, we will now include teams with players representing their cultural heritage, such as Greece, Lebanon, Haiti, and many more to come. By doing so, the league will become even more competitive and will allow the “Heritage” team to prepare for the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (www.ISBHF.com) World Championships.

It is important to mention that all teams will continue to be able to participate in the National Championships div. A-D (www.cbha.com) by winning either Division A or Division B of the Premier/Heritage League.

Please contact us quickly to learn more about it or to subscribe!

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Thursday November 16

(0)United Arms vs Raging Rhinos(9)

Rhinos roll all over United Arms in 9-0 rout

When looking at the standings prior to the game, it came to no one's surprise that the red hot Raging Rhinos would get their way versus the United Arms. And even though the Arms knew they had a tough road ahead of them, this wasn't the kind of result they were hoping for. A bad start knocked the wind out of the United Arms. The score was 4-0 before the twelve minute mark of the opening frame, and despite having a decent second period, the last fifteen minutes of play wasn't any different that resulted in four more tallies. A.Papazian had the most goals with a hat trick and S.Labrecque was just behind him striking twice in the opening period alone. N.Mauro dressed for the first time this season and showed no signs of rust by collecting an 18 save shutout.

(3)Mighty Drunks vs Carnage(2)

Carnage battle back but fall to Mighty Drunks

Carnage managed to battle back-from a 2-0 deficit but ultimately faltered against the Mighty Drunks on Thursday night. Despite being short like they have been all season, Carnage used two third period goals by F.Cirillo to level the game at two goals apiece. Unfortunately that momentum was cut short when S.Archambault snapped the tie only minutes later. The Mighty Drunks won the first two periods getting both tallies-from the very same K.Otis, and seemed to be going in the right direction until the slight hiccup occurred. The shots were fairly even and the goaltending wasn't an issue with S.Sauk getting the slight edge over his counterpart B.Madonis.

(7)Werewolves vs Mohicans(4)

D.Traversy, missing piece Werewolves are glad to have

In his first game with the Werewolves, D.Traversy scored twice and added an assist looking like he may just be that missing piece. There is no doubt that he fits right in able to create loads of offense providing a much deeper line up. The Werewolves already have threats up front such as Y.Leroux, who bagged  a pair along with G,Delia, M.Minkiewicz just to name a few. In addition to their offense, their back end is just as solid. P.Turtutici won't disappoint in net and K.Miraldo is as solid as it gets for a defenseman. The Mohicans came out storming with the games first two goals but flat lined the rest of the way giving up six unanswered markers. J.Quesnel-Vinet was their best player providing two goals and a helper.

(2)Chiefs vs SBS Trashers(3)

SBS Trashers edge out Chiefs in tight contest

After playing a hard felt match, the Chiefs suffered a devastating loss to the hands of Trashers. The clock showed less than 90 seconds when G.Bampos used a shot that had eyes making its way through traffic beating a screened S.Pare. Both sides had their up and down moments, but that didn't matter too much in tonight's case as the net miners stole the show. R.Pampena and S.Pare challenged every shot and made plenty of spectacular saves that only difficult shots got through. On two occasions, the Chiefs battled back to even the score but couldn't grab that lead. In the end,it wasnt so bad of a loss considering how many players were absent.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yan Leroux of the Werewolves. Game in and game out, Y.Leroux keeps showing why he's dynamite.Tonight was just another example of him doing his usual that resulted in two goals and two assists.

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F Wednesday

Wednesday November 15

Lumberjacks (3) VS Deadlast (9)

Without enough players, Deadlast took advantage of the Lumberjacks.

An early game time had the Lumberjacks running from behind. Without enough players to start the game the Deadlast crew were credited with an early lead. With the comfort of playing with changes Deadlast took advantage with strong offensive play Y. Gazura scored two goals for his club while M. Nikas scored a hat trick midway thru the third. For a team playing with such a huge deficit the Lumberjacks never gave up and ran and showed effort until the last buzzer. G. Farhood got the best of J. Sanoudakis scoring a short handed and a power play marker.

Fat Cats (8) VS RBK Knights (2)

Fat Cats take advantage scoring multiple goals in every frame.

Offense was not an issue tonight for the Fat Cats as the scored multiple goals on S. Sauk tonight. Three players scored multiple goals for the Fat Cats as J. Mancini and J. Scalia each completed their hat trick while G. DeMarinis just fell short scoring two. The RBK Knights did show some sign of life near the end of scoring two of their own goals and cutting down the lead to three. Teams will need to pay attention to the high scoring offensive treats on the Fat Cats and limit their chances each game.

Bramabulls (5) VS Horsemen (4) OT

Two evenly matched teams go into an extra frame to get a winner.

Two evenly matched teams went head to head tonight exchanging goals along the way. As the game went on each team got into penalty issues, but they each responded scoring two power play goals. As the extra frame started the Bramabulls continued their penalty issues, but were able to survive with the help of some strong defensive play. With the penalty finishing C. Fragkiudakis grabbed the ball and carried it into the offensive zone to find M. Diaco all alone in the slot. M. Diaco took a killer of a shot to end the game and secure the win for his club.

Venom (9) VS Les Agents Libre (3)

Third period domination from Venom earns them a very important win.

As the game started pretty evenly between two teams, saw one team prevail in the third period. Venom entered the last frame with a one goal lead, but during the intermission it showed that everyone meant business. From the drop of the ball Venom took full control of the period scoring five unanswered goals. K. Araujo, Y. Gazura, and B. Deslauriers each provided multi goal game for their club.

Hellfish (3) VS Les Raymonds (0)

Both goaltenders stood on their head tonight making big saves but only one came up on top.

The battle of two veteran netminders took place tonight, with each one making multiple key saves along the way to keep their club in the game until someone found the back of the net. New addition C. Fragkiudakis was the solution tonight scoring the first goal for his club and finally solving A. Mancini. While on the other hand B. Verducci continued his strong play all game long and stopped every shot he faced to get credited with the shutout.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ben Verducci of Hellfish. The veteran netminder stood tall on a night where his team took some time to find the back of the net and he faced over 24 shots turning all of them away.

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Monday November 13

(0)Team Haiti vs Red Lite(7)

Veteran S.Morello fits right in

Red Lite put their shocking defeat to P-Ball in the rear view mirror with the hammering of Team Haiti. Red Lite overwhelmed their opponent to the tune of 7-0.Team Haiti had some good licks but couldn't execute on their rare chances. Who other than a legendary ball hockey player to get things going? S.Morello didn't miss a beat and opened the game with his first of two on the night. Then,J.Bradley picked a perfect top corner and Team Haiti knew they were in trouble despite the amount of hockey left over. A 2-0 lead eventually turned into a four goal cushion after two periods and Red Lite simply cruised to an easy victory. M.David also scored twice and L.Augustin faced barely 15 shots to earn a shutout.

(3)Black Knights vs P-Ball(7)

Captain J.Gagne shows how it's done

The P-Ball put forth another strong effort and were led by their captain J.Gagne, who netted a hat trick in a 7-3 rout of the Black Knights. A bulk of the action occurred early in the second period. The game was tied 1-1 when a furry of goals went in a very short span. P-Ball came out on top of the surge thanks to P.Bibeau's fourth point of the night. With still a period left over, the Black Knights long stretch without a goal carried over the rest of the way. P-O Girouard had a dominant second half and collected a second straight win after facing 21 shots. Its only two games in, and so far so good for the P-Ball,who will be incredibly hard to beat.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morello of Red Lite. At no point does the ageless wonder plan on slowing down. Tonight, the veteran keeps showing why he can play hockey at its highest level by providing the first and last goal for his club.

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Monday November 13

Breeze Panareeze answer the bell with 1 Timer

The Breeze Panareeze shook off a pair of disappointing losses only a week ago with two decent performances on Monday night. Every single player connected making crisp passes and smart plays resulting in thirteen goals in two games. While the first encounter took off in one direction for the Breeze Panareeze, the second wasn't so much the same. Instead, the 1 Timer came out flying with the games first two goals by their captain S.Koch and T.Daigneault before finding themselves trailing 3-2 by the end of the opening frame. That sequence took the wind out of the 1 Timer and the Breeze Panareeze went about their business adding four unanswered goals by the end of the game. S.Govas, despite playing as a defenseman was the most productive accumulating five goals and three assists.

(7)Breeze Panareeze vs 1 Timer(3)

(2)1 timer vs Breeze Panareeze(7)

Punishers and Nightmares take aim in shootouts

It was that close between the Nightmares and the Punishers. In both games, neither side got it done in regulation time. However, the Punishers did let the first encounter slip away by giving up two very late markers that evened the score. D.Bertrand set up both his captain S.Sicuso and J.Rochon to force the shootout where both net minders excelled denying every single breakaway. A.Bergomi played the role of trooper. The veteran normally plays as a forward but took it for the team by dressing up as a goaltender. Considering the move, perhaps he may have to consider a different role as he did not disappoint in an unfamiliar position. The Nightmares did eventually get L.Dias to take over in net. With his club up 1-0 after a power play goal by J.Rochon, the Punishers returned the favor by netting a late tally by T.Karvouriaris forcing a second straight shootout. But the outcome didn't turn out to be the same in this case. Out of their three attempts, the Punishers saw their captain J.Fidrilis and K.Tsoukalas end the spell netting a shootout marker a piece.  Unfortunately the Nightmares were snake bitten once more unable to crack F.Russo, who was brilliant throughout both games.

(2)Punishers vs Nightmares(2) S.O

(1)Nightmares vs Punishers(3) S.O

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steve Govas of the Breeze Panareeze. The cerebral d-man was on top of his game racking up an impressive eight points that included five goals.

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Sunday November 12

(7)Fatal Demons vs Sportek(2)

K.Araujo carves up Sportek defense with four goals

Whatever Sportek's plan to stop the Fatal Demons on Sunday night was just didn't work. It was brutal in a 7-2 loss which had K.Araujo get his way notching four goals. Sportek only got on board when they were down 4-0 by the mid way point of the match. A.Jalilvand helped out with a pair, and M.Trivisonno was sharp overall allowing only C.Doulis to beat him twice.

(1)Les Immigrant vs Team Cuba(10)

Robineault, Girouard and Kersaint lead Team Cuba in 10-1 rout of Immigrant

Les Immigrant lasted while they could. After a slow first period, Team Cuba all of a sudden went on a scoring rampage posting five second period goals. Most of their offense came- from their first trio consisting of E.Girouard, S.Robineault and K.Kersaint. That combination collected an impressive nineteen points. All three players kept finding one another leading to perfect passing plays and some riveting one timers giving no chance to A.Zardarian. Les Immigrant got their lone tally-from A.Daghlian as the only player to solve P.Assadi.

(5)Brew Crew vs Wild Dogs(0)

Muccino, Brew Crew shut out Wild Dogs

It was back to their typical style. The Brew Crew, once they lead will likely make anyone pay. The Wild Dogs fell behind with two quick goals-from the very same D.Campanella and were never able to recover unable to get any sort of offense going. P.Karigiannis, C.Moutafis and S.Fabrici also went on to score while combining for eight points. The only thing the Wild Dogs were hoping for at one point was to try and break C.Muccino's shutout. Unfortunately, they weren't able to do it and had to wait till they played the Shockers an hour later to get on board.

(6)Lynx vs Team Cuba(2)

Lynx begin and end with a flourish to top Team Cuba

Not only it was about the start for the Lynx but they also had the finish in a convincing 6-2 win over Team Cuba. Things appeared to be reasonable for a while for Team Cuba but that all changed by the second period where the Lynx were simply too good. The young squad kept moving and made use of all five players that eventually turned into goals. J.Mason was the only player to strike twice in a four point performance. After facing 18 shots, S.Catalano collected a nice win allowing only D.Ramada and K.Kersaint to beat him.

(11)Shockers vs Wild Dogs(1)

Wild Dogs enter lion's den in double header night

It's never easy playing the Shockers on any given circumstances, but this made it that much worse for the Wild Dogs.  After playing only an hour earlier and with seven total players, the Wild Dogs were just asking for it. The Shockers co- captain M.Blackman wasted no time posting two out of his clubs three goals for a comfortable 3-0 lead. With that sequence, the tone was set and the Shockers ended the night earlier than usual due to the ten goal mercy rule. Blackman went on to complete his hat trick while surprisingly enough, T.Salberg only scored twice out of the eleven that went in. It's now the eight game of the regular season and no one has yet to figure out the defending champs.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick Vanasse of the Lynx. The crafty defenseman did it all from-setting up plays, to scoring a rocket and defending flawlessly in a 6-2 beat down of Team Cuba.

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Friday November 10

(3)Bijoux vs Stones(2)

Stones waste two leads, Bijoux gets the last word

The second period was when this game really started to take off. The Stones took two leads with goals -from M.Salerno and T.Settino and Bijoux responded both times to even the score. Despite playing with a short bench once again, Bijoux stood strong, tough playing their bend but do not break defensive style game. Then, with less than five minute to go, P.Charbonneau re-directed a shot-from S.Michaud giving C.Muccino no time to respond .Bijoux were able to hold on to the remaining minutes and grab the first of a double header night with the Stones.

(3)Blacksox vs National(2) O.T

N.Pereira feeds empty cage on juicy rebound, Blacksox heading in right direction

For the second time in only three nights, the Blacksox are starting to pick up their game. They showed character once more overcoming two straight deficits before grabbing their only lead at the most important time of the contest. V.Troeung helped get his club back in it levelling the match on two occasions. However, the night wasn't done yet and the Blacksox were still very ambitious in what was a crucial match up with National. After the National net minder made the initial save, N.Pereira was at the right place at the right time. The veteran harped on a loose ball that ended up right in front of him and made no mistake to bury his chance in an empty net. The Blacksox deservingly picked up five big points in their last two games and are looking to be in fine form after a slow start to the season.

(4)Bijoux vs Stones(3)

Bijoux frustrate Stones for second straight game

This time, it was Bijoux playing with the lead, and despite the Stones coming back to even things up,S.Vitali had the final say. His tally came right after F.Argento tied the game 3-3 into the third period. However, the Stones had plenty of time left over but ran into a particular problem being how solid J.Beaudry remained for the duration of the match. The net minder faced quality chances and never once flinched enabling his club to play with the lead. By the time the buzzer sounded, Bijoux handed the Stones their first and second defeat of the season on the same night.

(10)HBHA Seniors vs Hawks(2)

HBHA Seniors drop hammer on Hawks

Although they didn't expect much with many players out of their line up, the Hawks were hoping for a better outcome. Unfortunately, one goal led to another and another and that just become the theme of this match. The HBHA Seniors controlled the entire game which was only inevitable that the goals would eventually go in. P.Koutsogiannopoulos once again led all teammates striking three times as part of a six point performance. A.Angelis and P.Karigiannis chipped in with a pair, and D.Mattar was smooth sailing the entire night giving up two goals on 13 shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Pereira of the Blacksox. In what was a very important game for both sides, N.Pereira may have netted a season saving overtime winner.

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Season Divisions Fall 2017
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Premier division

Monday November 13

(0)Team Haiti vs Red Lite(7)

Veteran S.Morello fits right in

Red Lite put their shocking defeat to P-Ball in the rear view mirror with the hammering of Team Haiti. Red Lite overwhelmed their opponent to the tune of 7-0.Team Haiti had some good licks but couldn't execute on their rare chances. Who other than a legendary ball hockey player to get things going? S.Morello didn't miss a beat and opened the game with his first of two on the night. Then,J.Bradley picked a perfect top corner and Team Haiti knew they were in trouble despite the amount of hockey left over. A 2-0 lead eventually turned into a four goal cushion after two periods and Red Lite simply cruised to an easy victory. M.David also scored twice and L.Augustin faced barely 15 shots to earn a shutout.

(3)Black Knights vs P-Ball(7)

Captain J.Gagne shows how it's done

The P-Ball put forth another strong effort and were led by their captain J.Gagne, who netted a hat trick in a 7-3 rout of the Black Knights. A bulk of the action occurred early in the second period. The game was tied 1-1 when a furry of goals went in a very short span. P-Ball came out on top of the surge thanks to P.Bibeau's fourth point of the night. With still a period left over, the Black Knights long stretch without a goal carried over the rest of the way. P-O Girouard had a dominant second half and collected a second straight win after facing 21 shots. Its only two games in, and so far so good for the P-Ball,who will be incredibly hard to beat.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Morello of Red Lite. At no point does the ageless wonder plan on slowing down. Tonight, the veteran keeps showing why he can play hockey at its highest level by providing the first and last goal for his club.

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Red Lite A Division Champions

Monday May 15(Finals)

(2)Black Knights vs Red Lite(4) Game 3

Red Lite crowned again as best team in hockey

After only three games in, Red Lite defeated the Black Knights 4-2, to complete a three game sweep and win the Premier division once more. Despite a respectable effort, the Black Knights got deflated in the third period where Red Lite capitalized twice less than a minute apart. J.Provost-Blais snapped the dreaded 2-2 tie for his second with the man advantage, and M.David put the final dagger only moment s later, also for his second that surely provided enough of a lead with eight minutes remaining. Every game was close in this series but the Black knights couldn’t get that timely goal to get any sort of advantage. The saying of good teams always find a way to win surely summed up this series. Red Lite, whether they trail or play with a tie will more often than not find a way to get the job done. Once again, the ball hockey giants proved to everyone how good they really are by winning the Premier division. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations goes out to Carl Ghilarducci and the rest of Red Lite for capturing the A division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Provost-Blais. The forward scored back to back goals that snapped a third period tie along with providing an assist to finish with a solid three point night.

Note that both Red Lite and the Black Knights will be representing Quebec at this years Nationals. Red Lite will be classified as QB1 and the Black Knights will be QB2.The event will take place from August 7 - 13 at Saint John New Brunswick. 

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2017 Nationals

2017 Men’s A, Women’s A and Master’s National Championships – INVITATIONAL

The 2017 Men’s & Women’s National ‘A’ and Men’s and Women’s Masters National Championships will be hosted by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) and the New Brunswick Ball Hockey Association (NBBHA) in St. John, NB.

The Men’s and Women’s ‘A’ event will take place from August 7-13, 2017.
The Men’s Masters event will take place August 9-13, 2017. 

Please note that the 2017 tournament will be starting early on the 7th for both the Men’s and Women’s A Nationals and early on the 9th for the Men’s Masters. 

 
VENUE
Lord Beaverbrook Rink (536 Main Street Saint John, NB E2K 1A1)
and Harbour Station (99 Station Street, Saint John, NB E2L 4X4)


COACHES AND CAPTAINS MEETING
August 6, 2017 8:00 pm - Hampton Inn

SCHEDULE
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MEN'S A
WOMEN'S A
MASTERS


LIVE STREAMING OF GAMES @ MAIN ARENA - CLICK HERE (coming soon!)

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Team Slovakia Wins Gold Medal at WC 5vs5 in Pardubice,Cz Republic--

Team Slovakia Wins Gold Medal at WC 5vs5 in Pardubice,Cz Republic-- Three-peat: Slovaks win wild, back-and-forth final.Canada wins silver

Patrik Svitana’s power-play goal with 1:55 left in regulation time broke a 4-4 tie, as the Slovaks won a gold-medal game in which they blew a three-goal lead, then had to come from behind themselves. Michal Hrivnak of Slovakia and Danick Martel of Canada each had two goals and one assist in the game, which Slovakia won 6-4 to “three-peat” as Men’s Ball Hockey World Champions.

 

Svitana’s goal was the first in a tension-filled third period, but the way the game started, it didn’t seem like the third period would be meaningful at all.

Slovakia struck twice before the game was a minute old, and made it 3-0 by the 7:22 mark. Jaroslav Martiniuk got things started just 19 seconds in, charging through the middle and surprising Tim Barlow with a low shot to the blocker side. Then they went right back to the attack and the Canadians couldn’t clear the zone after Lukas Madera fired a shot off the goalpost, with Hrivnak eventually sliding the puck into the net with Barlow down and out. The third goal was on a slapper by Boris Oravec on the power play, and it looked like the game would become a blowout, with the many Slovaks in attendance going crazy.

Just 34 seconds after Oravec’s goal, Remi Laurencelle got the Canadians on the board, beating Petrik five-hole from the left-wing side. Then they went to the power play shortly afterward and it took them just 14 seconds to strike, with Martel firing a blast over tournament MVP Stanislav Petrik’s shoulder.

Barlow and Petrik, who both posted shutouts in their teams’ semi-final wins, had now combined for five goals against in less than nine minutes.

The game settled down for a time after the wild start, but a pair of Slovak penalties late in the second period opened the door for the Canadians to strike twice and take their first lead of the game. On a 5-on-3, Martel’s second of the game tied it, a one-timer set up perfectly by Victor Azevedo. Then 51 seconds later they scored up one man after some nice tic-tac-toe passing finished off by Marcus Power, which thrilled the few Canadian fans in attendance and left the Slovak majority in stunned silence.

They would have something to cheer about before the period was finished, though. With 1:10 left in the middle frame, some pretty passing led to Milan Rampacek firing a ball into the open side, with Barlow having no chance.

Slovakia went hard for the win in the third period, getting several great chances, but after a shaky start, Barlow was now playing great. However, back on their heels, the Canadians took three penalties in a row trying to contain the Slovak push. They had a two-man advantage for a time, and while still up one man, the ball was worked to Svitana at the point, who’s one-time blast went through everybody, and sent the arena into bedlam.

After an empty-net goal from Hrivnak, the Slovak fans, whose emotions had been toyed with all night long, could finally let loose and start celebrating. After the final horn, they serenaded their now three-time ball hockey champions with the chant: “Zlaty hattrick.”

Reactions

Ian Moores (head coach of Canada): I think we had a great tournament. I’ve got a lot of respect for my players, the coaching staff and the Canadian Ball Hockey Association. We represented the country proudly and well. It’s disappointing to come fall short here today, we were tied coming into the third period, it could have gone either way. Overall I think we had a good tournament but going home without the trophy certainly sucks. I think the host committee did an amazing job here. The host city was great, the Czech Republic overall is a great country. They treated us with hospitality.

Jozef Ďuriš (headcoach Slovakia): We came into final with that, we want win it. We had great beginning, we caught Canada in first minutes off-guard, after them, we took the lead 3:0. But whole match was before us. That was confirmed, Canada turned around toi 4:3. But with enourmous will, enthusiasm and patience we turned the game in the end and gain the third title in the row.

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