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Thursday July 30
(9)TANK vs Hellas(2)
After a slow start, Tank bullied their way through out the coarse of the match.The green machine surged five times in the second period before adding three third period insurance markers.Nine goals were scored, but only four players found the back of the net.M-A Lefebvre led in that department with a hat trick while J-P Meunier,N.Gilbert and Y.Gazura each had two goals.Almost in a similar situation, F-A Monette netted both goals for Hellas.This result leaps Tank into first place with still a game in hand on Legacy while Hellas look like will need all twleve games of the season to get in as they battle with the Brewers for that last playoff spot.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc-Antoine Lefebvre of Tank.Lefebvre led the way with six points that included a hat trick.

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Thursday July 30
(4)Carnage vs Wocafloka(6)
Still yet to lose, Wocafloka extends their streak despite playing with a very short bench.Y.Gazura gave Wocafloka the start they needed posting two first period goals forcing Carnage to play catch up all game long.M.Latreille came through as well notching a pair just before Y.Gazura netted his third for a hat trick.After setting up three goals, the Wocafloka captain J-M Loiseau confirmed the win by feeding a yawning cage.With only two games remaining, Carnage may be forced to win one of those games in order to enter the post season.
(1)Eagles vs A-Team(8)
From the way they began their season to the way they are playing right now, teams must wonder if the A-Team were playing possum.The young squad needed this win badly, and not only they achieved it but did it in a very convincing manner.Most of the action took place towards the second half of the match.M.Zatkovic along with his captain T.Ferreira each bagged a pair. J.Ferreira collected four points that included three helpers.The Eagles kept the game close for for almost two periods but found themselves struggling to get much by A.Cerasuolo, who denied all but one Eagle.
(6)French Connection vs Tutto Fumo(2)
Barely two minutes into the game, Tutto Fumo fell behind the eight ball.The French Connection got early efforts from M.Patry and F.Major to gain immediate control of the match.Once you start playing catch up hockey, chances are taken more frequent which sometimes worstens the bleeding.The French Connection waited for mistakes to happen and used their counter attack to widen the margin.J.Farrese dominated the court striking twice while adding two helpers and M.Patry did nearly the same finishing with three points.Tutto Fumo did attempt some dangerous shots on net but were often frustrated by F.Gaudet-Peloquin who made splendid saves.
(5)Billionairs vs A-Team(10)
From last place to a middle pack team in only one night is quite impressive as the A-Team scored a total 18 goals routing two opponents.The game remained close for a while until two very late second period goals by the A-Team shifted the game in one direction.Out of their ten tallies, J.Ferreira and M.Gibson poured on the offence, each riffling a hat trick.The A-Team just kept on pushing even after playing an hour earlier fuelling off their confidence.At this pace, who knows what to expect in the post season to come.As for the Billionairs, sometimes hot and sometimes cold, they also need to play with confidence if they hope to go far.Despite the loss, J.Velenosi had a big game for the Billionaires netting three goals and an assist.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Ferreira of the A-Team.In two games, John Ferreira produced eight points to help his team earn two very big wins late in the season.

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Wednesday July 29
(0)Dream Team vs Tropics(9)
There wasn’t much the Dream Team could have done to contain the weapons the Tropics have to their line up.This contest saw V.Crivello score the most goals for a hat trick, and S.Wilcox accumulate the most assists with four helpers.The Tropics ended the match early after notching seven second period goals. J.DeLuca kept a clean sheet denying 15 shots to earn a shutout before facing a second challenge an hour later versus the Punishers.
(5)Dragons vs Infiniti/Park Avenue(3)
G.Cardillo and G.DeMarinis each scored twice for the Dragons in a 5-3 win over Infiniti/Park Avenue.The Dragons pulled away by the second posting three goals before capping off the game with a third period tally by J.Magri.Each side entered the night sharing four wins a piece.S.Morante battled the heat wave stopping 24 of 27 shots.The Dragons look like will hold third spot and potentially take on the Tropics in the playoffs.
(0)Punishers vs Tropics(8)
Two games and no goals against in extreme heat is always quite impressive.J.DeLuca stubbornly shut the door in two straight games earning back to back shutouts.The impressive offence included hat tricks from both J.Crivello and A.DeLuca while V.Crivello was able to produce six points.Its not often the Punishers taste defeat, but this game marks a second straight loss for the division leaders.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey DeLuca of the Tropics.In two straight games, the net minder endured heat and was able to go flawless recording back to back shutouts.

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Wednesday July 29
(8)Monsters vs Red Wings(4)
P.Klitirinos scored four goals and added three assists while P.DeStefano tacked on three markers and two helpers in a double up win over trhe Red Wings.The Monsters built a 3-0 lead, and only conceeded their first goal passed the mid way mark of the game.A.Klitironis helped set up three of the first four goals for the Monsters.The Red Wings struggled to get much going, but did have one of their best goals scorers N.Delia produce two tallies and an assist.
(4)Brewers vs Wheeling Nailors(3)
For a team with no wins this season, the Whelling Nailors came reasonably close to changing that on Wednesday night.They battled hard to climb out of a three goal deficit reducing the margin by one, only to run out of time.The difference occurred in the second period where the Brewers dominated with three unanswered goals.Nobody scored more than once, but A.Lanni did riffle the most important tally for the winner.
(4)Golden Shaft vs NWV(3) S.O
Y.St-Georges forced overtime with his second goal of the game, then scored in the shootout as the Golden Shaft slipped passed the NWV.Each side did most of their scoring by the first period, exchanging two goals a piece.C.Kalogeropoulos put the NWV up early in the second period and led for most of the match until St-Georges evened the score later in the third.A.DeCarolis had a solid night in the loss posting two goals, but didn’t get the chance to partipate in the shootout where the NWV failed on two attempts versus S.Levert.
(6)Bolts vs Butchers(4)
There wasn’t, and there is usually no lack of energy from M.Gagnon as the young spark plug makes another impact.After trailing the match 3-0, M.Gagnon flipped the switch for the Bolts by setting up J.Dabramo before striking three times for his hat trick.The Bolts ultimetely took the game in the final frame producing four out of five goals.J.Dabramo went on to add his second late in the game with the help of M.Baccari, who finished his night with three helpers.
(1)Acolytes vs Horsemen(4)
By the time V.Pandza scored his third goal of the game, a slow start was all forgotten by the Horsemen .The power sniper bagged all three goals in the final frame after a low scoring 1-1 affair.M.Simitsakos assited twice,M.Vinciguerra allowed only one goal on 35 shots, and the Horsemen now sit alone in fourth place trailing the division leaders by only three points.Barring a miracle, the Acolytes are almost guaranteed to earn a playoff spot with only one game remaining.
(5)23rd Hour vs Hellfish(7)
It was the J.Roblin show on Wednesday night as the Hellfish defeated the 23rd Hour.Roblin finsihed the night with a four goal one assist performance helping the Hellfish improve to a 500 record.Most of the damage occurred by the second period.The Hellfih produced four goals in only seven minutes that saw Roblin strike on three occasions.C.Dapoulias also had a strong game collecting four points in the win.
(10)Money Shot vs Chaos(0)
In what came as a must win situation for Chaos led to a must forget as the Money Shot took the contest with ease.Already up 4-0 after one period, the Money Shot cruised on to add a few more goals, especially from T.Oliveira who nothced four passed the defenceless net minder.R.Montinaro chipped in with a pair,J.Tortorici had a four point night, and P.DelliColli faced 15 shots to record a shutout.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joel Roblin of the Hellfish.His four goals and one assist helped the Hellfish capture a close 7-5 win over the 23rd Hour.

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Tuesday July 28
(9)Smooth Sailors vs Expos(0)
The Expos kept it close for a period, but as time went on, the snowball kept getting bigger and bigger.The Smooth Sailors poured on the offence striking four times in the second period for a 6-0 lead.M.Argiris scored twice in the frame before completeing his hat trick by the third.M.Testolina and D.Grasso were very productive collecting six points each, Marco Diaco chipped in with a pair, and G.Follano still had to make over 20 saves to record a shutout.
(4)Rhum & Coke vs Smackdaddys(3)
While the first half of the game went well for the Smackdaddys, the same couldn’t be said for the remainder of the match.Down 2-0, the Rhum & Coke never gave up and battled hard to overcome the deficit.Captain P.Papineau evened the score at two goals a piece on the power play, followed with the go ahead marker by F.Daigle which eventually led to the game winning tally from P.Archambault.It may come as only their third win of the season, but the Rhum & Coke couldn’t grab it at a better time versus a solid team with the post season just around the corner.
(4)Smooth Sailors vs Spartans(2)
With the ability of taking the ball and put it passed the goal line at will, M.Testolina nets three more for the Smooth Sailors.The young talent produced all his goals in the first 16 minutes of the game.The Smooth Sailors kept a clean score sheet for over two periods before G.Chountalos cracked G.Follano’s shutout.This win gives the Smooth Sailors six solid points in the span of only three hours placing them alone in third place.
(2)Hellenic Republic vs Dark Warriors(7)
The Dark Warriors had trouble finding their way in the first half of the game, but that changed when I.Lesic snapped a dreaded 2-2 tie.M.Wolfe added to that lead four minutes later, and the Dark Warriors never looked back to capture their ninth win in elevem games.After opening the scoring for his club, S.Robineault had the most tallies bagging a hat trick.The Hellenic Republic got both their goals from C.Papadatos and A.Serhan as the only two players to solve P.Turturici.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Testolina of the Smooth Sailors.In two games, Testolina collected nine points that included five goals, and was a vital reason why his club earned six points on the night.

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Sunday July 26
(8)1 Timer vs Zeus(2)
Zeus werent fit to be on the same court with the 1 Timer on Sunday night.Most of the 1 Timer players had good moments from when the ball dropped.P-A Surprenant, who is no stranger to finding the back of the net, riffled three passed M.Melo.C.Gagnon-Ethier also chipped in with a pair.Considering the talent Zeus had on their side, only two goals managed to get through F.Koch, who stopped 20 of 22 shots.The 1 Timer are having a very good regular season so far, but are seeking bigger and better achievements once they hit the post season.
(7)Les Bakaloo vs HC Inter(6)
Its sometimes hard to figure out if a team wakes up to late, or if a team just decided to let the foot off the pedal.Les Bakaloo looked like they were on their way to trouncing the HC Inter after taking a 6-1 lead heading into the third period, but that didn’t transpire as a 12 minute surge nearly compromised the out come.Nobody scored more than once for Les Bakaloo, but H-A Leveille played an important role setting up his clubs first three goals before scoring one himself.On the other side of the court, the HC Inter looked to M.Crivello to score goals as the d-man produced three markers while his teammate F.Logen was able to bury a pair.
(10)Hulkamania vs Scoring Eagles(1)
Within a span of only five minutes, Hulkamania discouraged the Scoring Eagles.Three quick goals went in and it was all down hill from that point on.Despite the lob sided affair, the young sqaud ran well through out the game but werent able to produce the scoring they were hoping for.J.Courteau and N.Gilbert each had two goals, and F.Vigliotti had his shutout taken away when M.Denammee solved him by the six minute mark of the third period.
(5)Lumberjacks vs Untouchables(2)
The Lumberjacks, with only three changes celebrated a 5-2 victory over the Untouchables.S.Denis was behind making two goals happen before netting one for a 3-1 second period lead.G.Christian-Leclerc widenened the margin with his second of the night, and the Lumberjacks comfortably entered the final 15 minutes up by three.Once again, N.Mackeen shielded his cage well allowing only two goals on 24 shots.
(3)HC Mutts vs Park Avenue Legacy(7)
The offence was spread out nicely for the Park Avenue Lagacy as they got the better of the struggling HC Mutts.Apart from A.Stamiris’s two third period goals, five others had the pleasure of finding the back of the net.N.Kokovidis helped make four goals happen,N.Pitsikoulis along with Stamiris each had three points, and Pedram Assadi did more than enough to earn the win between the pipes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Niko Kokovidis of Park Avenue Legacy.The crafty defanceman found his teammates blade’s on four occassions in a 7-3 win over the HC Mutts.

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Wednesday May 13(A Finals)
(5)Red Lite vs Royal Flush(1) Game 2
With their backs against the wall, Red Lite looked to regroup to even the series at one game a piece. The Royal Flush knew they needed the better start to the match and despite grabbing a 1-0 lead, N.Vargas Dias responded within moments to even the score. That tally led to a strong finish to the second period where Red Lite went up
3-1, only to kill 18 more minutes. Y.Labonte and D.Morency complemented each other on the first three goals of the game, and N.Vargas Dias made sure to seal the contest by posting his second in a yawning cage.
(4)Royal Flush vs Red Lite(6) Game 3
The opportunity was give two times for the Royal Flush to get it done, and as much as they challenged a powerhouse team, they weren’t able to reach the finish line on time. Only six minutes in, Y.Labonte and M.Frechette already made the score 2-0 putting immediate pressure for the Royal Flush to adapt. That lead only increased as the match went on that saw Frechette bury his second of the contest for what appeared to be a comfortable 4-0 lead with only one period remaining. Despite having to climb a big mountain, the Royal Flush never gave up showing plenty of resilience by winning the final frame 4-2.C.Valois planted some concern when he reduced the gap by two goals with still 12 minutes to play. But as time went on, M.Lebrun calmed his bench by tapping in an easy goal with a feed from Mathieu Duguay.

So often, Red Lite finds a way to get it done. They weren’t the most convincing regular season team and despite being down 1-0 to the Royal Flush, the legendary squad didn’t have to convince many for what they’ve accomplished. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, we would like to congratulate Yannick Labonte, Mathieu Lebrun, Paul Roy and the rest of Red Lite for capturing the A Premier division title.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Yannick Labonte. The Red Lite captain showed conviction in game two by putting up three straight points before scoring games three first goal to put his club in the drivers seat the rest of the way.

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Dek Hockey Drummond takes home the 2015 provincial championship

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

Finals:

Dek Hockey Drummond  4          Diablo de Montréal  0

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Men's Team Canada Announces Initial Line-up for Worlds in Switzerland

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:
 
Forwards
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
 
Defence
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
 
Goaltending
Anthony Flores - St. Michaels (ON) Newfoundland Black Horse
Samuel Beauchamps - Montreal Redlite
 
Head Coach
Mathieu LeBrun - Montreal, PQ

Assistant Coaches
Jason Eapen - Calgary, AB
Sandro Morello -  Pointe Claire, PQ
 
General Manager
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.

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ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland

Congratulations to Team Haiti on winning Pool B yesterday at the World Ballhockey Championships in Switzerland. They Defeated Cayman Islands 4-2 in the final.  We would also like to congratulate the Canadian Women's Team on defeating the Czech Republic 5-1 in the final. 

 

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