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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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Monday September 29
(2)Les Rouges vs Les Derniers(3) O.T
A.Racine made 27 saves, and J.Godin scored two goals that included the overtime winner to help lead Les Derniers passed Les Rouges. Newly added D-A Beauregard had an immediate impact for Les Rouges posting both tallies that included a third period power play to help send the contest into overtime.
(2)Capitals vs Northstars(3)
With goals in very frame, the Northstars generated just enough offence to get by the Capitals. The key tally came in the third period that saw G.Gelinas put the Northstars in front 3-2 after netting a power play marker. The Capitals attempted 26 shots and posted both their goals in the second frame from M.Cloutier and P.Archambault. J.Beaudry did his part in nets and was a key component for squeezing out the win.
(4)River Rats vs Team Greece(2)
Trying to avoid a third straight loss, the River Rats bounced back to get into the wins column. However, it took a third period push for the veteran squad to get things going where they converted on four occasions. B.Daniele scored on the power play, captain M.Richard came up big in a short handed situation and J.Morina was able to cap it off in a yawning cage.

The player of the night goes out to Joey Godin. Les Derniers opened their season with a win thanks to a pair of goals including the sudden death winner from Joey Godin in a 3-2 overtime win over Les Rouges.

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Monday September 29
(5)Armadillos vs Venom(3)
After a slow start to the match, the Armadillos eventually found their groove netting three third period unanswered goals. P.Koutsogiannopoulos put his game into gear towards the end of the second period where he posted his first of four points on the night. The Armadillos contributed with balance scoring that had nobody tally more than once.
(6)Latin Blue vs Hollywood Hustlers(7) O.T
With each team deciding to open it up, extra time was needed for the Hollywood Hustlers as they just got by Latin Blue. While Latin Blue saw S.Monnet and M.Latreille riffle a pair of tallies each, the Hollywood Hustlers got their scoring done from seven different players. When it counted the most, F.Pace captain of the Hollywood Hustlers captured the moment by netting the sudden death winner.
(4)Armadillos vs Bramabulls(2)
Similar to their previous match an hour earlier, the Armadillos once more owned the third period to get the result. K.Papapostolou snapped a 1-1 third period tie, and S.Kipopoulos immediately extended the lead before P.Koutsogiannopoulos put the game out of reach later on in the frame. It’s not often easy playing twice in nets in only three hours but C.Giannakis lived up to the task earning two wins and six points to the standings.
(3)Assaut De Laval vs X-Treme(9)
G.Tutino netted a hat trick, W.Vanwyk and J.Fauteaux each had two goals and X-Treme were able to oust L’Assaut De Laval on Monday night. From start to finish, X-Treme cruised their way to earning a victory and were dominant especially by the second portion of the match where they tallied six out of their nine goals.
(2)Whalers vs Raging Rhinos(12)
The Raging Rhinos added some artillery to their line up leaving the Whalers with no answers. With no one really standing out, the Raging Rhinos controlled the match from beginning to end posting plenty of goals in every period. M-A Piche, A.Kornaros, D.Hill and B.Kornaros all two goals each and N.Mauro had a decent night allowing only two tallies.

The player of the night goes out to Peter Koutsogiannopoulos of the Armadillos. In two games, the dangerous forward accumulated a total of six points helping the Armadillos capture two straight wins to open up their season.

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Sunday September 28
(4)Red Nose vs Butchers(1)
A.Zarzour scored twice with two feeds from N.Delia as the Red Rose defeated the Butchers 4-1.G.Delia helped set up two first period tallies and J-P Gagnon had a near perfect game in nets allowing only one late second period tally from T.Karasek. It’s still early in the season but the Butchers will look for adjustments moving forward as they remain winless after two games.
(4)HC Inter vs 1 Timer(5) S.O
D.Crivello may have netted a hat trick for HC Inter but it was T-C Perrault’s lone shootout tally making the difference. Apart from his game deciding goal, T-C Perrault came up huge towards the end of the game where he evened the score on the power play to send the game into overtime. Each side only combined for three goals in the first two periods before opening it up by the final frame.
(3)Red Vipers vs Sedgyfergo(7)
A third period breakout by Sedgyfergo separated the two squads as they now improve to a 2-0 record. Tied at three goals a piece, S.Gauthier was able to put his club in front followed with two power play goals from M.Brault and X.Chaltin which put the game out of reach. X.Chaltin was the only player to score twice for Sedgyfergo while C.Campeau was the Red Vipers best player with three assists.
(5)Hulkamania vs Untouchables(10)
After building a first period 5-0 lead, Hulkamania simply cruised the rest of the way to open up their season in the right direction. J.Courteau started as a winger and netted two goals before switching to centre adding one more tally for his hat trick. It came as a loss, but one way or another S.Trudel finds a way to accumulate plenty of points as the crafty forward finished his game with one goal and three helpers.
(4)Zeus vs French Kiss Mafia(9)
Still showing he’s got his scoring touch, A.Stamiris powers four goals to help lift the French Kiss Mafia over Zeus. A.Stamiris tallied in every frame and the French Kiss Mafia scored three times on their power play while adding a short handed marker. S.Govas used his heads up play to help set up four goals.
(6)Les Bakaloo vs Bijoux(5) S.O
It may have come as a win but Les Bakaloo know that they let this result slip away. Up by four and with only five minutes remaining, D.Dire scored twice in 15 seconds followed with two other tallies by S.Larouche-Champagne and M-A Roy forcing the game into overtime. After assisting twice during the match, H-A Leveille gave the extra point to Les Bakaloo by notching the lone shoot out marker.

The player of the night goes out to Simon Champagne of Les Bakaloo. Out of his clubs five goals, Simon Champagne assisted once before completing his hat trick in a close 6-5 shootout win over Bijoux.

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Thursday September 25
(4)Dragons vs Hellas(0)
From start to finish, the Dragons did everything right to earn the win over Hellas. The Dragons posted goals in every frame and only pulled away by the end of the second period where they notched two late tallies for a comfortable 3-0 lead. G.DeMarinis struck first for the game winner and S.Morante denied everything in his direction to earn the shutout.
(2)Les Bananes vs Bramabulls(6)
The Bramabulls benefited on two first period power play chances and never looked back as they rout les Bananes 6-2.M.Argiris scored one of his two goals with the man advantage but it was the dominant play of M.Richard that ultimately made the difference as the power forward accumulated five out of a possible six points. Les Bananes only got on the scoresheet by the final frame getting tallies from both F.Remon and J-M Roy-Brisson.
(3)United Arms vs Blades(5)
It took over two periods but the Blades finally got their offence going riffling four third period tallies. After assisting on D.Bertrand’s for the first goal of the game, E.Girouard didn’t stop there as the natural sniper scored once and added two more helpers to finish with four points. S.Robineault was involved as well netting two markers for the win while Y.Nazarian was the United Arms best player with three points.
(3)Brewers vs Mighty Drunks(1)
Hard work and discipline pays off once more for the Brewers as they edge the Mighty Drunks to start their season with a 2-0 record. More often than not, D.Verta does produce more consistently on a regular basis as the slick forward tallied in every frame as the lone goal scorer for his club. The Mighty Drunks only got on the board once thanks to a power play goal from M.Arkalis. After facing nearly 30 shots, C.Muccino did his part in nets allowing only one goal.

The player of the night goes out to Danny Verta. In every frame, Danny Verta cashed in to help give the Brewers a 3-1 win over the Mighty Drunks.

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Thursday September 25
(3)Seals vs JAC Motosport(5)
Five different players found the back of the net for JAC Motosport as they handed the Seals a second straight loss. He didn’t score but B.Vaillancourt did feed three teammates to finish with the most points for both sides. J.Epinat tallied late in the second period for the game winner and A.Kingsbury faced close to 30 shots to earn the win in nets.
(4)Werewolves vs Carnage(0)
Flawless between the pipes, P.Turturici starts his season on the right track. The Werewolves defended well and bursted out by the second period where they bagged three goals to put the game out of reach. With the score 2-0, G.Delia summed up the night after netting back to back tallies less than a minute apart.
(9)French Connection vs Assurance Evolution(6)
With no solutions for O.Valiquette, the natural sniper had his way converting on six occasions to help lift the French Connection in a 9-6 win. J.Farrese took care of the middle of the court with four helpers and a goal and N.Viau bagged a pair for the positive result. As for Assurance Evolution, D.Cucinotta and J-F Campeau had solid games finishing with a pair of goals each.
(4)Armored Saints vs Legion(6)
Legion owned the second period and scored twice short handed to defeat the Armored Saints. S.Giannakis and J.Driscoll each tallied on the disadvantage and were able to add an even strength goal each as they helped put Legion up 4-2 by the mid way point of the game. Although they didn’t find the back of the net, S.Govas and P.Sidhom each played a significant role combining for six points.
(6)Billionaire Boys vs Street Ballers(4)
New to the league, the Billionaire Boys have something to smile about. In just their second game, S.Bordonaro and his troops tasted victory after dominating the final frame with four goals. J.Velenosi showed his teammates how hockey is played by netting a hat trick and feeding E.Lohatis on two occasions. Each side did a fine job working their power plays notching a pair of goals each that’ saw Y.Dube score one of his two tallies for the Street Ballers.
(6)Stones vs 23rd Hour(1)
Once M.DiLena struck for the Stones, five other teammates followed to oust the 23rd Hour. D.DiGiacomo had the most points with two assists a slick top corner goal and O.Caillet had a solid game between the pipes denying all but one tally. It was J-F Nadeau with his clubs lone marker that came just passed the mid way point of the match.
(4)Chiefs vs Scorpions(5)
Each side battled hard from start to finish but it was the Scorpions that had the final say getting the positive result. After getting his club on the board, J.Goral added assists on both T.Fernando and J.Hedge tallies who each finished with a pair of goals. As for the Chiefs, P.Cardillo accumulated three assists and A.Jalilvand faired well with a pair of markers.

The player of the night goes out to Olivier Valiquette. Its not everyday someone can score six goals but that’s exactly what the sniper did for the French Connection in a wild 9-6 win over the Assurance Evolution.

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Wednesday September 25(Semi finals)
(1)Black Knights vs Generals(5) Game 2
Forced to even up the series, the Black Knights couldn’t match the strength of their opponents. The Generals got the ball rolling by the second period posting three goals before adding two third period insurance markers to secure a place in the finals. J.Paradis netted the winner and J-R Turgeon came up big once again in the playoffs by netting back to back tallies. The Black Knights only got on the board once when M.Fazzari solved O.Gaucher for a rare time.
(2)Royal Flush vs Red Lite(8) Game 2
Despite everything going right for the Royal Flush, they simply couldn’t match up versus a superior squad. Down 2-0, Red Lite kept it calm and slowly worked there way back up by posting eight straight goals to even up the series. Half of those tallies came from Mathieu Duguay alone but what made it even more impressive was that the natural sniper participated in all eight goals. Although this series is tied at one game a piece, Red Lite expect nothing other than to make sure they are in the finals versus the Generals as they look to knock out the Royal Flush in a third and deciding game.

The player of the night goes to Mathieu Duguay of Red Lite. At this level, when anyone can get eight possible points in eight goals the honour is simply justified.

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Tuesday September 23
(5)Buckshots vs Table 51(4)
The Buckshots had to sweat out a 5-2 third period lead as they just got by Table 51. Up by three along with a pair of power plays, the Buckshots gave up two short handed goals in the span of two minutes to put Table 51 back into the game. Fortunately enough, they protected the last five minutes to escape with the win. E.Mavroudis got credited the winner while P-O Lagace and D.Lacroix were Table 51’s best player with two goals each.
(4)Ducks vs Steelers(6)
The Steelers worked their power play in all three periods and add a short handed tally to defeat the Ducks on Tuesday night. S.Karagioules powered a the short handed tally and added an early third period power play goal while his teammate G.Asprakis netted a pair of second period goals to put the Steelers in a good position heading into the final frame. The Ducks did have a better finish by scoring two late markers from N.Giannone that included his captain N.Hairabedian’s fourth point of the night.
(3)Primetime vs ITT/Audi(6)
ITT/Audi got the better of Primetime by winning all three frames 2-1.While five different players found the back of the net, E.Girouard was responsible for making four goals happen. S.Robineault converted twice, C.Doulis netted the winner late in the second period and J.Rabchuk was Primetimes best player finishing with two goals.
(6)Chaos vs Maniaks(4)
Saving his best for last, J.Quevillon riffled a pair of third period markers to help lift Chaos over the Maniaks. S.Burrell was a catalyst for Chaos by getting his club on the board first while later adding three helpers to finish with four points. As for the Maniaks, A El-Haddad had a multi goal game and G.Mitri had the most points scoring once while adding two helpers.

Wednesday September 24
(5)Tyrants vs Storm(3)
The Tyrants used their aggressive fore-check causing the Storm to make quick in accurate decisions. Using their role players for good defensive hockey, the Tyrants had some key elements in the goal scoring department that saw A.St-Laurent bag four goals, M.Turgeon accumulate four helpers while M.Menassa helped set up three markers. As for the Storm, A.Zarzour is still showing he’s got some scoring in him as the veteran notched two tallies and an assist.
(5)Viking Du Nord vs TANK(8)
Despite having only seven players, Le Viking Du Nord kept it even up until the final frame where the young legs of Tank took over. Showing his skill and leadership, N.Gilbert completed the night by riffling his third goal for a hat trick to finish with four points. M.Gagnon and B.Deslauriers helped seal the win combining for six points while J.Asselin along with L.Larocque did the best they could for le Viking Du Nord scoring two goals a piece.
(3)MoneyShot vs BijouxJr(2)
S.Vitali may have owned the opening frame notching both goals for BijouxJr but that changed when J.Tutino took over with three straight points to help MoneyShot get the slight edge. His two goals and one assist all happened in the second period that included a feed on T.Oliveira’s game winning goal. After a slow start to the match, W.Foster had a bounce back performance shutting the door for two straight periods in nets.
(9)Nelmar vs Punishers(6)
While each side decided to open it up, Nelmar won a big third period battle to get the result. After scoring his clubs first two goals, E.Brady shifted his role by the third period where he fed D.Hill on two occasions to secure the win for Nelmar. A.Papazian contributed with a multi goal game while C.Gagnon tallied twice in the loss.
(2)Hellfish vs Fat Cats(3)
Known for his speed and stick handling abilities, F.Gentile played a vital role for the Fat Cats in a close 3-2 win over the Hellfish. After assisting on R.Masella’s equaliser, F.Gentile helped set up the game winning goal courtesy of E.Panzera. K.Hrivnak took the place of G-C Sangiovanni between the pipes and did an excellent job limiting the Hellfish offence to only two goals.
(1)Horsemen vs Buckshots(6)
The Buckshots are starting to show that they mean business as they rout the Horsemen by five goals. Nobody really stood out as everyone pulled their weight to get the job done. Most of their offence occurred by the second period where they tallied two late goals to put the match away. C.Stavriadis did his part once more as the slick net minder denied all but one player.
(4)Stingers vs Brewers(7)
Despite a bad start to the game, the Brewers were able to overcome a two goal deficit to take the match over the Stingers. The comeback occurred by the second period that saw A.Lanni participate in all four goals to help carry a 5-4 lead heading into the third period. At that point the Brewers never let up and made sure to put the match away by adding a pair of insurance markers.

The player of the night goes out to Dan Hill of Nelmar. The slick forward produced five points in a 9-6 win over the Punishers.

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Monday September 22
(3)Smooth Sailors vs United Arms(2)
With six minutes remaining in the contest, the Smooth Sailors found a way to get the better of the United Arms. N.Cordileone snapped the dreaded 1-1 tie and J.Palmitano added insurance just a minute later before M.Yeramain reduced the gap by only one. Each net minder held their clubs in it, but it was F.Vigliotti earning the win over his counter part R.Kenadjian.

Tuesday September 23
(4)Stealth Assassins vs Smooth Sailors(5) O.T
J.Morina struck late to even the score for the Smooth Sailors before N.Cordileone won the game just four minutes shy of the sudden death period. The Stealth Assassins had the better start to the match building a 3-2 first period lead getting a pair of goals from N.Harvey. After a scoreless second frame, the Smooth Sailors finished off stronger winning the third period 2-1 before capping it off in overtime.
(3)Slayers vs Legacy(2) O.T
Just shy of a shootout, P.Musto ended the night in overtime giving the Slayers a close 3-2 win and a perfect 3-0 record. It’s still very early in the season but many teams will be gunning for the Slayers as they’ve shown that they are a front running team. Despite going scoreless after two frames, Legacy had a solid third period getting two goals from J.Rochon and S.Govas before dropping the game in overtime.
(3)Myrmidons vs PokerTree(8)
If the Myrmidons can produce another G.Berberyan, they may have a chance to get some positive results. In the last two games alone the veteran forward scored all of his clubs seven goals giving some sort of life to the struggling Myrmidons. On the other hand, PokerTree depended on an overall team effort and got balanced production that saw only P.Jacques score twice out of their eight goals.
(1)Bramabulls vs The Animals(2)
It wasn’t an easy result but the Animals are glad to end their 0-2 start to the season. Although it was the Bramabulls striking first with a tally from N.Petosa, the Animals slowly took over getting second and third period goals to take the contest. D.Deluca evened the score and J.Cuscuna put his club in front for the first time by the mid way point of the third period. After letting a first period marker by him, J.Camastra went perfect the rest of the way to earn the win.
(2)Smackdaddys vs Spartans(3)
Each side traded goals in both the first two periods up until a late marker from M.Arkalis made the difference in the match. F.Remon made an immediate impact for the Smackdaddys posting up both goals while B.Makris and G.Tsolis did the scoring for the Spartans up until a late brilliant effort from M.Arkalis. C.Stavriadis had to be really good in nets earning the victory while his counter part S.Morante gave an excellent chance for the Smackdaddys to capture the win as well.
(7)Concept vs United Arms(1)
Quietly under the radar, Concept will be turning heads as they continue their journey. The United Arms held their opponents to only one goal for almost two full periods before letting up by the third. A.Moffa, captain of Concept had a multi goal game and his brother M.Moffa was nearly perfect in nets allowing only K.Kavan to beat him.

With plenty of candidates for a player of the night, the honour will go out to Nicolai Cordileone of the Smooth Sailors. Already with an assist, Nicolai Cordileone netted the most important goal for his club giving the Smooth Sailors a 5-4 overtime win over the Stealth Assassins.

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Season Divisions Fall 2014
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Premier division

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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Quebecers to go to Master World Championships

The Quebec Ball Hockey Association would like to wish the best of luck to Quebec players & staff, as well as the whole Master Men Team Canada that will compete in the in the 2014 ISBHF World Masters Ball Hockey Championships in Tampa, FL from September 17th-21st.

 

Here is their round robin schedule:

Wednesday, September 17th at 4:30pm (EDT) vs Greece

Thursday, September 18th at 3:00pm (EDT) vs Canada 4

Friday, September 19th at 7:30am (EDT) vs USA 2

Playoff round begins at completion of round robin competition.  Tournament results can be followed here.

 Roster 2014

1

John Liosis

Sherwood Park, AB

G

4

Doug McCarthy

Edmonton, AB

D

6

Daryl Clancy

Burlington, ON

F

9

Robert Marini

Ahuntsic, Montréal, QC

F

10

Jason Cormier

Edmonton, AB

F

11

Tom Arsenault

Bedford, Halifax, NS

F

12

Paolo Musto

Ville St-Laurent, Montréal, QC

F

16

Jeff Dzikowicz

Winnipeg, MB

F

17

Dom Ricci

Coquitlam, Vancouver, BC

D

20

Dean Crossland

Saskatoon, SK

F

22

Sam Donaghey

Châteauguay, QC

D

29

Darren Lodge

Winnipeg MB

G

32

John Jarvis

Grand Bay-Weestfield, St-John, NB

D

33

George Gortsos

Willowdale, ON

D

39

Mike McHugh

Quispamis, NB

F

41

Chevy Platt

Oshawa, ON

G

44

Dan MacKinnon

 

F

47

Jason Baiani

Irishtown, Moncton, NB

F

55

Shawn Neary

Corner Brook, NL

D

66

Dave Musey

Spruce Grove, Edmonton, AB

F

71

Mike Allaby

Saint-John, NB

F

89

Jason Eapen

Calgary, AB

D

96

Chip Gill

Surrey, Vancouver, BC

F

97

Patric Gendron

Verdun, Montréal, QC

F

 

Staff

GM/Coach

François Chalut

Châteauguay, QC

Asst-coach

Nick Sbarra

St-Léonard, Montréal, Qc

Asst-coach

Ray Cook

 

Trainer

Alain Hébert

Marieville, QC

Physio

Matt Halverson

Vancouver, BC

Physio

Ben Wong

Toronto, ON

 

Photo by Connie Liosis, Wild Rose Ball Hockey Association, 2012 Master World Championships

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Women's Team Canada Assistant Coaches Announced

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association's Women's Team Canada is pleased to announce the selection of their two assistant coaches for the 2015 World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland.

Lori Parker of Vancouver, British Columbia and Tom Walsh of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Lori Parker is returning to the National program after a brief hiatus and is very excited to rejoin the Coaching staff that has been assembled for the world championships in Zug Switzerland. She was a member of the coaching staff on the team that won gold in Pilsen, Czech Republic in 2009 and Silver in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2011. Her playing career spanned 25 years and was highlighted by being selected Captain of the women’s team that won gold at the first official Women’s World Championship in Ratingen, Germany as well as the Vancouver Sharks team that represented Canada at the Women’s World Cup in Pittsburg, USA in 2005. With her many years of coaching experience and playing experience, particularly on the international floor surface, Lori brings a combined package that begins with leadership, knowledge of the game and a passion to win.

Tom Walsh is excited to return for a second consecutive term as assistant coach of the Women’s National Team. His resume includes a gold medal from the 2013 World Championship which was held in his home province of NL. His goal is to support the WTC coaching staff and players in preparing to defend their World Championship title.
Tom has a diverse sporting background and has competed and coached in a variety of sports at the intercollegiate and senior levels. He has been coaching Triple “A” ice hockey teams and senior ball hockey teams for the past 8 years. His NL Home Hardware team are three-time provincial champs and have participated in the Eastern Canadian Championships for the past five years and have earned several medals and a couple of championship titles. Tom has always supported sport and ball hockey at the grass roots level. He just recently chaired the ‘Sports and Venues’ committee for the NL 2014 Winter Games and is presently the director of women’s ball hockey for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Tom is quite passionate about fitness. He is excited and humbled to be invited as assistant coach of WTC and is hoping that his fitness experiences will once again help our Canadian players in preparing for the upcoming World Championship in Zug, Switzerland.

“I am thrilled to have coaches the caliber of Lori and Tom returning to the team” says Diana Brown, Head Coach Women’s Team Canada. “The knowledge and experience that these two bring to the table will be integral to the success of the women’s team that will be defending the gold at Zug in 2015.”

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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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