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Men Team Canada is looking for applicants interested in the positions of Physiotherapist and Equipment Manager for the 2015 ISBHF World Championships in Zug, Switzerland.

For more information, please click here, and you will be redirected on the CBHA website:

Position of physiotherapist

Position of Equipment Manager

 

Applicants have until October 21th, 2014 to send their cover letter and resume.

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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.

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Thursday October 16
(1)Hellas vs Blades(9)
Plenty of ball control led to plenty of goals for Blades as they ousted the struggling Hellas. Only twelve minutes into the first period, Blades had already built a 5-1 lead discouraging their opponents to continue battling hard. J.Rochon used his big shot to bury three goals and E.Girouard along with B.Brathwaite each tallied twice. Hellas did manage to get on the board first with a tally from N.Velji as the only player to figure out M.Dagenais.
(7)Les Bananes vs Brewers(4)
Not happy with the way things went in last weeks match versus the Mighty Drunks, Les Bananes made sure not to repeat the same mistake. A good start to the game along with a balanced second and third period was just what the young squad needed to defeat the Brewers. Setting the example, captain S.Euchi upped his game and came up huge for his club cashing in on three occasions while setting up two different teammates.
(2)Bramabulls vs Mighty Drunks(3)
Slowly but surely the Mighty Drunks are finally getting their act together .Although it took a grinding performance, the Mighty Drunks were glad to hand the Bramabulls their first loss of the season. Already with a second period goal, G.Chountalos had a stellar final frame where he set up M.Arkalis before notching the game winning tally shortly after .Each net minder did all they possibly could in nets but it was C.Stavriadis earning the win over G.Follano.
(2)Dragons vs United Arms(3)
The United Arms needed a solid second half of the game to barely get by the Dragons. M.Yeramian tied the game in the second frame for the United Arms and C.Kalachian along with N.Malkhassian posted third period goals giving their club the slight edge. After facing 25 shots,J-F Aumais was able to lead the United Arms to their third win in five games.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Seif Euchi. The captain of Les Bananes brought his game to another level accumulating five points in a 7-4 win over the Brewers.

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Thursday October 16
(5)Assurance Evolution vs 23rd Hour(4)
L’Assurance Evolution worked their power play striking three times as they barely got by the 23rd Hour. Most of their offence came in the third period winning the frame 3-1 where they were able to post up two goals with their five man unit. Y.Gourde and J-F Campeau had two goals each while J.Lamoutue Remo had the most points finishing with three helpers.
(1)JAC Motosport vs Billionaire Boys(8)
After a slow start to their season, the Billionaire Boys captured a convincing result versus a good hockey team. The Billionaire Boys poured on the offence in the second period riffling five straight goals and carried a comfortable 7-0 lead before trading goals by the third. S.Bordonaro, captain of his team opened the scoring and added a second tally while J.Velenosi did the same scoring twice as well. S.Bentivegna was headed for a shutout up until the JAC Motosport captain A.Bell spoiled the moment with a power play goal.
(5)Seals vs Werewolves(8)
It didn’t come easy but the Werewolves found a way to down the Seals. The Seals pulled within a goal very early in the third period when D.Chartrand bagged his second of the match but that was as close as they got. The Werewolves took over at that point netting three straight markers that saw P.Stroubakis complete his hat trick. Still without a point, the Seals still have half a season to get back into the race and have the potential to do so if key elements remain.
(4)Carnage vs French Connection(9)
The goal scoring wrecking machine went at it once more on Thursday night as O.Valiquette keeps putting up the numbers. Tonight, he decided to complete not one but two hat tricks netting an unbelievable high of 26 goals in only six games. Not to be ignored, J.Farrese has plenty to do with it as the skilled centreman helped make five goals happen while netting one himself. The French Connection just captured their fifth win and sit on top of the E2 Thursday standings.
(5)Deadlast vs Scorpions(1)
Deadlast were dead evened in the third period where they opened the flood gates riffling four unanswered tallies. P.Elizardo’s hot hand went to work netting three straight goals and C.Chirola along with his captain C.Zafiropoulos made sure to cap off the night by adding some insurance. Deadlast weren’t happy with the way they started off their season, but with some key acquisitions, the men in red will potentially make noise moving forward.
(3)Street Ballers vs Stones(2)
The Stones just suffered their first loss of the season to the hands of the Street Ballers. M.Russo took advantage of a third period power play opportunity to even the score at two goals a piece for the Stones, but as time went by, Y.Dube put the Street Ballers back on top with a goal that stood up till the end. With no one really standing out offensively, S.Sauk was the Street Ballers best player as the experienced net minder made important saves all game long to earn the win.
(4)Chiefs vs Electric Area(7)
Slippery conditions didn’t help both sides but the Electric Area used their feet a little better to earn the win over the Chiefs. The Chiefs led for a good portion of the match until M.Menassa decided otherwise. The slick forward quietly sneaked his way into open areas and made plenty happen scoring three times while setting up A.Gregory for the game winning goal. T.Saviolidis also had a big game with four points for the Electric Area while Y.Gazura had a four point game as well but in a losing cause.
(14)Renceur vs Armored Saints(5)
They are young, quick and extremely talented and not even a solid team like the Armored Saints were able to contain them on Thursday night. Renceur will be a force all year and tonight they showed why with an explosive performance. Already up 7-2 after one period, Renceur continued to stroll along bagging another seven goals in the last two frames. It made sense that B.Deslauriers had the most goals finishing with a hat trick while J.Quesnel-Vinet, M-A Lefebvre and A.Dayan all had two goals a piece.

Saturday October 18
(4)Scorpions vs Legion(3)
Despite a slow start to the game, the Scorpions are glad to capture three points versus a depleted line up. The come back began in the second period where the Scorpions bagged three unanswered goals to grab their first lead of the night. N.Zermalias complicated things by netting his second marker and third point of the game for Legion until a late tally from the Scorpions captain B.Douek changed the result.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mikael Menassa of the Electric Area. The right handed centre man had his way against the Chiefs converting on three occasions while adding a helper on the game winning goal.

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Tuesday October 14
(5)Steelers vs Chaos(3)
Never in any real danger, the Steelers battled hard all game long to defeat Chaos. After grabbing a 2-0 first period lead, the Steelers summed up the match late in the second period when S.Bokolas cashed in for a second time putting his club up by three. G.Asprakis also netted a second goal for some insurance while J.Quevillon and R.Fyfe made the result respectable by adding two late markers for Chaos.

Wednesday October 15
(3)Hellfish vs BijouxJr(0)
Six games played and only eight goals against. The Hellfish keep suffocating their opponents, this time shutting out the BijouxJr. With only seven players dressed, the Hellfish won every battle and got two goals from F.Benhamadi while N.Fotakis was able to net the other. After facing over 25 shots, F.Vigliotti denied everything in his direction to earn a well deserved shutout.
(7)Brewers vs Punishers(11)
Despite getting out classed in the first period, the Brewers managed to slow down the bleeding for the remainder of the game. G.Chountalos and P.Karvouriaris put the Punishers in front 5-2 after only one period notching a pair of tallies each, and C.Stamadianos, T.Karvouriaris along with C.Gagnon all added two goals as well. As for the Brewers, T.Fernando dominated the court scoring once while adding four helpers.
(7)Buckshots vs Nelmar(5)
The Buckshots just made it six in a row as they down Nelmar by a pair. This match was ultimately decided in the third period when P.Giannoumis notched his second for a 5-3 lead followed with M.Destounis’s hat trick minutes later. It came in a losing cause but A.Papazian netted goals in every frame for his hat trick while D.Hill had another out standing performance finishing his night with a stellar four point game.
(4)MoneyShot vs Tyrants(7)
It wasn’t until the ten minute mark of the second period where the Tyrants finally got on the board, and once they did there was nothing stopping them. Down by two, the Tyrants gained their first lead late in the second period before running up the score by the final frame. It came to no shock that M.Turgeon had plenty to do with it as the sniper was able to bag three goals. The MoneyShot did have a good working power play riffling two goals while James Tutino nodded the other two in an even strength situation.
(2)Ducks vs Chaos(0)
A.Carvajal does it again striking twice in the first period to help lift the Ducks to as 2-0 win over Chaos. With plenty of time to get on the board, Chaos weren’t able to narrow the gap due to R.Herath’s solid goaltending. This win now gives the Ducks their second win of the season and a third place spot.
(8)Stingers vs Maniaks(2)
P.Cote buried two first period goals and the Stingers dominated the second frame to hand the Maniaks an 8-2 loss. After opening the scoring, P.Cote was able to close off the night by netting his hat trick. F.Bchara had a multi goal game, G.Lallis notched the winner and S.Sauk did enough in nets allowing only two third period markers from C.BouKhalil and G.Mitri.
(6)TANK vs Fat Roy(5)
It was a back and forth battle all game long which ultimately favoured Tank in the end. Tank took control of the second period posting three straight goals grabbing a slight advantage heading into the final frame. P.Elizardo fought hard to even the score for Fat Roy but that was short lived as N.Gilbert and B.Deslauriers responded moments later with goals just over a minute apart. J.Quesnel-Vinet had a multi goal night for the win while C.Zafiropoulos did the same for Fat Roy.
(4)Viking du Nord vs Fat Cats(4) S.O
After trading goals in every frame and playing through a scoreless overtime period, each side had to settle for a draw. L.Larocque had a big night once again for Le Viking du Nord as the big d-man scored twice while setting up P.Santullo in the second period. J.Scalia had the most points for the Fat Cats setting up D.Brunetti while scoring one as well. Each side attempted three shots each in the shootout that saw F.Atkinson get the better of S.Sauk for the Fat Cats while R.Ricard was able to solve G-C Sangiovanni for Le Viking du Nord.
(7)Storm vs ITT/Audi(3)
The Storm started off strong winning the opening frame 4-1 and never looked back as they just notched their third straight win after a slow start to their season. L-P Simard set the tone bagging the Storms first two goals and J-P Meunier was able to take over accumulating a total of four points. As for ITT/Audi, N.Macrozonaris fought hard all game long and was able to get involved in all three tallies that included two markers.
(1)Table 51 vs Horsemen(10)
With the kind of line up Table 51 possess, this result came as somewhat of a shock. The Horsemen prided themselves into playing a full 45 minute game and managed to totally out class their opponents. M.Chartrand and T.Kyritsis each had hat tricks, L.Boutin along with P.Sidhom converted on two occasions and M.Vinciguerre denied all but T.Koutlis between the pipes.

Saturday October 18
(6)Ducks vs Stingers(8) S.O
Each side strengthen their line up by adding an important piece to the puzzle. The Ducks signed D.Lonardi for the first time and the speedy forward went at it right away posting four goals while adding two helpers. As for the Stingers, newly added J.Cuscuna also netted four tallies in a five point game which matched S.Sicuso’s five point performance as well. This game got decided in the shootout where P.DiZazzo and S.Sicuso each scored for the Stingers.
(11)Steelers vs Maniaks(7)
The Steelers felt that an 8-2 lead at one point was comfortable enough until the Maniaks changed gears to storm a comeback. The men in black reduced the margin by only two goals getting plenty of help from C.Bou Khalil and G.Mitri who each netted hat tricks. It may have come a little too late but the Maniaks showed plenty of resilience and hard work making the Steelers sweat until the very end. S.Karagioules had the most tallies finishing with a hat trick while S.Galanopoulos had a few assists with four helpers.
(5)Viking du Nord vs Horsemen(6)
A buzzer beater frustrates Le Viking du Nord as the Horsemen take a wild one. Absolutely clutch, P.Sidhom scored two very important goals, one to tie the game at five goals a piece, and one that left only two seconds on the clock. Leading to that point, V.Pandza and T.Zermalias each posted a pair of tallies for the Horsemen while J.Asselin was by far Le Viking du Nord’s best player netting four goals and an assist.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Turgeon. The power forward went on a scoring spree riffling three straight goals for his club in a 7-4 win over the MoneyShot.

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Monday October 13
(3)Myrmidons vs Animals(5)
Despite blowing the lead twice, the Animals found a way to end the game strong. While five different players found the back of the net, J.Delli Quadri fed three teammates in which two came by the early stages of the third period. The Myrmidons have been struggling from game one but are at least finding a way to keep the games closer.

Tuesday October 14
(3) Animals vs Smackdaddys(2) O.T
The Smackdaddys had just over a minute to kill when M.Mavroudis put his club in front, instead the Animals evened the score before taking it in overtime. J.Delli Quadri responded shortly after to tie the game and J.Cuscuna was able to win it by netting a sudden death power play marker. The Animals did open the scoring before the Smackdaddys replied with two straight tallies only to drop the contest in a heart breaking manner.
(2)Stealth Assassins vs PokerTree(4)
Quietly under the radar, the PokerTree now find themselves in third place after doubling up on the Stealth Assassins. G.Amorosa had a big third period setting up T.Settino before adding a power play goal extending the lead by three. J.D’Ascanio also had a two point game for the win while T.Karasek was able to do the same for the Stealth Assassins.
(4)Concept vs Bramabulls(5)
It took six games for the Bramabulls to record their first win of the season, and what a result it was as they overcame a three goal deficit to defeat a hot team. With everyone pulling their weight, M.Richard and J.DeSua had big third periods netting goals only two minutes apart giving the Bramabulls their first lead of the night. As for Concept, A.Gentile tallied twice while his captain A.Moffa once again had a big night with three points.
(7)Myrmidons vs United Arms(3)
The drought finally came to an end on Tuesday night for the Myrmidons. Newly added G.Gaitanis made an immediate impact as the veteran notched a pair of tallies while setting up two second period markers. The Myrmidons captain L.Hondronicolas did the same by also finishing with four points. This result now puts the Myrmidons in a three way tie where they hope to capture that final tenth spot.
(8)Slayers vs Smooth Sailors(3)
With plenty of pride on the line, the Slayers just finished proving to everyone that they are the team to beat. After defeating the undefeated Smooth Sailors, the Slayers now occupy first place in a very competitive division. K.Arsenault and J.Velenosi had multi goal games and E.Morris did his part limiting the Smooth Sailors to only one goal per period.
(4)Legacy vs Spartans(6)
Each side decided to open it up in the third period where the Spartans won the frame 4-3.The Spartans pulled away with three straight goals less than four minutes apart before Legacy tried to make a game of it. G.Tsolis nodded his second for the win that included the winner and G.Voulumanos made sure to secure the victory by adding an insurance marker. As for Legacy, J.Rochon and Payam Assadi each scored twice while D.Hill participated in all four goals.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Louie Hondronicolas. The Myrmidons captain helped give his team their first win of the season after netting two goals and two assists versus the United Arms.

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Monday October 13
(3)Northstars vs Les Derniers(0)
J.Beaudry made 20 saves, S.Lavoie scored two goals as the Northstars continue to dominate the C Monday night division. It wasn’t until the mid way mark of the game where the Northstars finally got on the board with a tally from P.Lavoie. With only four goals against in four games, the Northstars are doing a fine job limiting their opposition’s offence.
(2)Capitals vs Team Greece(0)
The Capitals did just enough in this match to capture the win. It took all but one key power play tally from J-F Goulet and a flawless net minding performance by C.Fortin to blank a struggling offence. After four games played, Team Greece haven’t allowed many goals but haven’t generated the offensive numbers they are hoping for.
(3)Capitals vs Team Finland(4) O.T
Still going strong, the veteran P.Musto comes up big twice with crucial goals in a tight 4-3 win over the Capitals. With less than two minutes remaining in the contest, P.Musto not only tied things up at three goals a piece but was able to win it for his club just over a minute into overtime. J.Corsi had plenty to do with the victory as the set up man assisted in all four goals. Despite the loss, the Capitals won’t be putting their heads down knowing it was a second match on the same night.
(4)River Rats vs Les Rouges(3)
F.Dominianni comes up big once more as the River Rats improve to a 2-2 record. The slick d-man did it all from setting up M.Testolina before adding two goals that included one very late in the game. Each side traded a pair of first period goals, and a power play marker each before F.Dominianni came through in the end.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to James Corsi of Team Finland. On all four goals, the brilliant forward made them all happen that included a pair of crucial assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals.

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Monday October 13
(3)Whalers vs Armadillos(9)
The Armadillos showed once more that they can score goals as they poured on the offence versus the Whalers. A big part of it came from the strong play of P.Koutsogiannopoulos as the talented forward participated in seven goals that included a hat trick. R.Cohen had an identical performance also netting a hat trick while the Whalers captain S.Shorkey did his part as usual notching a pair of markers.
(1)Assaut De Laval vs Latin Blue(11)
Things came pretty easy for Latin Blue on Monday night as they ousted L’Assaut De Laval. Four goals came from G.Cerroni and S.Monnet was involved in six markers that included five helpers. L’Assaut De Laval only got on the board passed the mid way point of the game where S.Plante got the better of R.Galvez.
(4)X-Treme vs Raging Rhinos(5)
The Raging Rhinos powered three third period goals as they just snuck out a win over X-Treme. A big part of it came from the heads up play of D.Hill as the lanky forward helped set up all five tallies .A.Kornaros struck twice and B.Kornaros tallied late lifting his club to a wild 5-4 win.

(3)Hollywood Hustlers vs Venom(9)

Venom exploded with five second period tallies and convincingly beat the Hollywood Hustlers. J.Courteau pounced four times and Y.Gazura along with A.Jalilvand each had two goals. If the Hollywood Hustlers look to take a positive from this match is that they finished stronger winning the final frame 3-2.

The Salumivino player of the night goes to Dan Hill of the Raging Rhinos. Dan Hill deserves the honour after setting up all five goals in a 5-4 tight win over X-Treme.

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Sunday October 12
(3)Butchers vs Sedgyfergo(4) O.T
The Butchers have yet to get points after four games but did manage to bring Sedgyfergo the distance only to drop the game in overtime. The undefeated club kicked into mode by the third period winning the frame 2-1 with goals from M.Brault and P.Houle before Y.Holmes silenced his opponents just two minutes into the sudden death frame. The Butchers had their best moments in the second period where they grabbed a 2-1 lead with efforts from J.Scappaticcio and C.Maltese.
(3)HC Inter vs Bijoux(5)
Saving their best for last, Bijoux posted three third period goals to defeat the HC Inter. P.Gunatta snapped a 3-3 tie with his second of the contest and S.Della Rocca made sure to put the match away shortly after with his third point of the night.
Bijoux just captured their first win of the season while HC Inter are still searching for answers with only one point after four games.
(4)Zeus vs Untouchables(5)
It didn’t come easy but the Untouchables prevailed as they just got by Zeus. Game in and game out, S.Trudel makes an impact, this time setting up two teammates while bagging a pair of second period tallies. J Lesperance-Daoust also had a big night netting a pair while F.Montambeault got credited the winner with a third period power play marker.
(5)Red Vipers vs Les Bakaloo(3)
After taking advantage of a late second period power play goal, the Red Vipers hurt Les Bakaloo by the third when L.Descary converted in a short handed situation. C.Campeau riffled a pair and an assist for the win while V.Nadeau was Les Bakaloo’s best player finishing with two goals.
(2)Hulkamania vs Red Nose(3)
A pair of recent rivals went at it on Sunday night only to see the Red Nose frustrate Hulkamania. In one period alone, the Red Nose took care of their scoring bagging three second period tallies that saw two come off the blade of M.Bourassa while Y.Leroux was able to notch the winner very late in the frame. Hulkamania led twice with tallies from P.Cardillo and A.Moscato before dropping the contest.
(2)1 Timer vs French Kiss Mafia(6)
With only six players, the French Kiss Mafia were able to stun the 1 Timer. Knowing that it was a difficult task, the French Kiss Mafia made sure to get things done early and did a brilliant job posting four first period tallies. After striking first to open the scoring, M.Mamoulides added second and third period tallies to complete his hat trick. The difference in the match may have occurred when the captain N.Macrozonaris tallied in the short span of just over a minute giving his club a 4-1 lead after one period.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Stephane Trudel of the Untouchables. The strong forward scored twice and added his second assist on the third period game winning goal.

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Wednesday October 8(Finals)
(4)Red Lite vs Generals(2)
As much as each side wants to be crowned champions, the Generals would love nothing more to prove to everyone that they can defeat hockey’s legends. Unfortunately the task just got a little more complicated as they’ll now need two straight wins after falling 4-2 on Wednesday night. With the game tied at two goals a piece, S.Legris not only snapped the tie but was able to confirm the victory by adding a late insurance marker. Each net minder had to be really good but S.Rossi did capture the win over his counter part O.Gaucher.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Shawn Legris of Red Lite. The forward came through twice to help give Red Lite a 1-0 series lead.

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Monday September 8
(3)Red Lite vs Black Knights(2) O.T
It took an overtime win but the Red Lite got it done to finish off their season in first place. The Black Knights managed to overcome a 2-0 deficit getting goals from P.Musto and S.Sacco before N.Vargas-Dias ended the night with the sudden death winner. S.Legris and S.Ghilarducci notched the other tallies in the victory and Mathieu Duguay got credited the win allowing only two goals in a short span of less than a minute. With the regular season coming to an end, the semi-finals will begin immediately on Wednesday September 10. Red Lite will look to take care of the Royal Flush while the Black Knights will have a difficult task versus the Generals.

Semi finals:

(1)Red Lite vs Royal Flush    (4)
(2)Generals vs Black Knights(3)

The Boston pizza player of the night goes to Nelson Vargas-Dias. The skilled forward was able to clinch first place for the Red Lite by cashing in with the overtime game winning goal.

Wednesday September 3
(6)Red Lite vs Black Knights(3)
The ten time National champions continued their rhythm on Wednesday night by doubling up the Black Knights. Although the Black Knights had the better start posting a 3-1 first period lead, the Red Lite found an extra gear in the final frame where they riffled four unanswered tallies to take the contest. Y.Jomphe evened the score at three goals a piece and was able to add his second of the night as the only multi goal scorer of the match.
(8)Generals vs Royal Flush(1)
K.Kuczmarski’s two first period goals set the tone as the Generals run away with an easy win. The Generals cruised their way to an easy result and had the luxury to slow things down if they wanted knowing that they had a game immediately after versus the Black Knights. Apart from his two first period goals, K.Kuczmarski added to his production by setting up both J.Adamou and J.Bradley.
(8)Generals vs Black Knights(1)
The Generals simply duplicated what they did earlier on by routing the Black Knights 8-1.Most of their production occurred in the second frame where they posted up five goals to carry a comfortable 7-1 third period lead. Maxime Duguay and S.Proulx had multi goal games, and for a second straight match, O.Gaucher allowed only one tally.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Olivier Gaucher. The Generals net minder allowed a mere two goals in back to back games versus the Royal Flush and the Black Knights.

 

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Ball Hockey is promoted through Quebecers in Jamaica

From September 8-12, 2014, Jean-Marie Larochelle and two of his friends went to Jamaica to organize a ball hockey camp for kids at Drapers All Age School and Port Antonio Primary School.


It is his passion for hockey in all its forms which led him to organize this project:” Last January, during my first trip to Jamaica, I spoke with people from the little town where I was living in and hockey quickly came on the topic. They told me I should come back to teach ball hockey at their elementary school. After a few months of preparation, we decided on a date and the project was launch”, he explains.

Jean-Marie and his friends organized morning sessions at Drapers All Age School, and afternoon ones at Port Antonio. The young participants were aged between 6-14 years old and the project targeted girls as much as boys. “People just loved it and we drew crowds sometimes. I just learned last week that the kids were still playing after I left. I gave all the hockey sticks and ball to the school so they could practice every day.”

Given the success of his camp, he plans on returning next January for the second phase of his project where he plans on organizing games between the two schools.
He concludes saying: « It honestly was one of the best experiences in my life. To see all these kids learn a new sport and adapt it that quickly and easily was very impressive.” He also mentions that there weren’t any gyms in the schools and they had to play on a bad quality basketball course. Yet, the kids were doing very well. “Imagine the potential they would have on gym or real ball hockey floors. I guarantee you they would be excellent players!”

Amongst others, he thanks Tony Iannitto and George Gortsos from the CBHA and ISBHF for donating hockey sticks and balls, Roy Larochelle Avocats inc. for the t-shirts, Sean Wilson from Coast to Coast Hockey shop and the people who participated to his Indiegogo fundraising.

You can watch videos and pictures from his trip here:
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CBHA Board of Directors Announced

There was more than enjoying the atmosphere of the first CBHA National Championships ever in Saskatoon, SK for some ball hockey people at Nationals this year.  Delegates from across Canada arrived early for the CBHA AGM to plan for the year ahead.

At the AGM election's were held with President Shelley Callaghan of Ontario and CBHA Minor`s VP, Lisa Vendrasco being elected for their second term.  In addition, the following new Board members were elected:.

Western Region VP - Jason Eapen, Alberta
Men`s VP - Rudy Leopp, Manitoba
Eastern Region VP - Steve Power, Newfoundland
CBHA Secretary - Sandy Upper, British Columbia

These 6 will join Treasurer, Jorge Sylvester of BC, Women`s VP Sara Hayward of New Brunswick and International VP Tony Iannitto of Quebec to be the nine person BOD for the CBHA.

Stepping down from the BOD after 3 years was Connie Liosis of Alberta who served one year as Men’s VP and 2 years as Western Region VP and Jason Biaini of New Brunswick who served 2 years as Men’s VP. We thank them for all their time and dedication as members of the BOD.

The CBHA wishes the CBHA Board of Directors great clarity and vision as they lead our sport forward in the days and months ahead.

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Canada Sweeps Gold At The Masters World Cup

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.

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