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The High Performance Program of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce the players that have been selected for Women’s Team Canada that will compete at the 2015 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland June 19-28, 2015.

For more information on this much anticipated event please go to: http://zug2015.com/

The team has been carefully selected by the coaching staff and includes our best female players from coast-to-coast. Of the 20 players selected, 14 are returning from the team that won Gold in St. John’s Newfoundland in 2013. These experienced veterans will be joined by 6 impressive new players eager to join Team Canada and defend our Championship on the world stage.

Head Coach Diana Brown says “I am very pleased to have such a solid veteran base and also to welcome some really exciting new talent. In defending our World Champion status we will face some stiff competition from some hard playing teams such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the U.S. but I am confident that our team has what it takes to capture gold again.”

Preparations for the journey to Zug are already underway, with the team starting fundraising and sponsorship initiatives to raise the much needed funds to make the trip overseas. Please stay tuned for more information on sponsorship opportunities and thank you so much for your support.

We look forward to seeing this team in action in Zug!

Goaltenders: Delayne Brian, Nathalie Girouard

Defence: Kristen Cooze, Amy Dawson, Alexandra Hoffmeyer, Mallory Johnston, Lesley McArthur, Jessica O’Grady, Tamara Pickford

Forwards: Julie Allen, Alicia Blomberg, Fannie Desforges, Elysia Desmier, April Drake, Amanda Kean, Chantal Larocque, Jesse McCann, Chelsea Purcell, Silvia Traversa, Dawn Tulk

Staff: Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux (General Manager), Diana Brown (Head Coach), Lori Parker (Assistant Coach), Thomas Walsh (Assistant Coach)

 

Source: Canadian Ball Hockey Association

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Tuesday October 28
(4)TANK vs Tyrants(3)
It didn’t come as much of a surprise that both these teams played to a one goal game but lots of credit to Tank as they pulled off a tight one. It helps having snipers in your line up as B.Deslauriers showed once more what he’s capable of on the court. The power forward struck on three occasions for his hat trick that included the game winner by the ten minute mark of the second period. The Tyrants played well but didn’t get the start they wanted as they were forced to play catch up all game long.
(4)Table 51 vs Buckshots(9)
The Buckshots don’t lose often and after dropping their last contest, they made sure to bounce back versus Table 51.From start to finish, E.Mavroudis was a force out there netting four markers and M.Destounis along with P.Legatos weren’t far behind cashing in twice a piece. The Buckshots sent an early message and never looked back despite giving up two straight second period tallies.

Wednesday October 29
(3)Steelers vs Fat Cats(5)
After a scoreless opening frame, the Fat Cats stormed their way through the second before trading a pair of third period tallies. Nobody stood out except for an overall solid performance that saw F.Atkinson net an early third period marker which held up as the game winner. The Steelers did try and push the pace by the third and got plenty of help from their go to guy C.Retsinas who was able to tally twice.
(6)TANK vs Viking du Nord(2)
B.Deslauriers shines once more as the sniper buries four in a 6-2 win over Le Viking du Nord. Tank have plenty of elements overall but are definitely glad to have a consistent goal scorer. An important piece to the puzzle is also their captain N.Gilbert who is a force out there, this time scoring once while setting up three goals. Newly added S.Pare had to be good in nets and did a fine job allowing only two second period tallies.
(4)Fat Roy vs Horsemen(8)
V.Pandza tallies in every frame for the Horsemen as they doubled up Fat Roy. Down by one, the Horsemen took over by the second winning the frame 4-2 and never looked back by adding three third period insurance markers. While many may be talking about the Buckshots and Tank, the Horsemen will have something to say about it when the right time comes.
(4)Nelmar vs Table 51(9)
It may only be there second win of the season, but Table 51 know they have some guns in their line up to make a difference. Tonight, it was all about S.Caissy as the talented forward bagged a total of five goals while adding an assist. J.Cardinal had a solid game as well who followed next in line accumulating four points. Nelmar will be without a very good player in D.Hill and will need to look elsewhere for some fire power. They did however add M.Bourassa to their line up who made an immediate impact with three points.
(6)Tyrants vs BijouxJr(0)
Sitting high in the F2 division, the Tyrants did no favours to BijouxJr. The Tyrants paired goals in every frame and G.Platanitis faced close to 20 shots to earn a shutout. As expected, M.Turgeon carried the load netting one goal while feeding A.St-Laurent on three straight occasions who was able to notch a hat trick. With only one regular season game left to their schedule, the Tyrants are looking forward to the playoffs where they’ll be a force to reckon with.
(2)Hellfish vs Storm(5)
The clicking trio went to work as the Storm grinded their way to a tough win over the Hellfish. G.Delia kindly set up three goals, M.Latreille buried three and J-P.Meunier had a four point night for the Storm. The Hellfish didn’t have the start they wanted and fell 3-0 after one period. They did however improve largely from that point on but weren’t able to profit.
(5)Primetime vs Ducks(3)
One period was all it took as Primetime bounced back to defeat the Ducks. With only one goal after two frames, Primetime found their game by the third riffling four tallies to disappoint the Ducks. J.Rabchuk opened the scoring and added a second tally while A.Petrucco netted the most important goal with only two minutes remaining for a 4-3 Primetime lead.
(7)Brewers vs Chaos(2)
When playing with a full roster, the Brewers are thorn to play against. Chaos went through a difficult task and fell behind for two straight periods where the veteran club posted five straight goals. What makes this result gratifying is that seven different players chipped away for goals. D.Verta did have a three point night and P.Philippopoulos was just over four minutes away from recording a shutout up until M.D’Alessandro spoiled the moment.
(8)ITT/Audi v Stingers(3)
After grabbing a 4-2 lead, ITT/Audi surged in the final frame by posting four tallies. Maybe it was a just a question of time, but ITT/Audi improved as the game went on and got an overall balanced production that saw only A.Krawczyk score twice. Normally E.Girouard finds a way to score, especially when his club notched eight tallies, instead the sniper decided to change it up by setting up four different teammates.
(3)MoneyShot vs Punishers(9)
It’s only their second win of the season but the Punishers are confident when it comes to scoring goals. With three in every frame, G.Chountalos had the most with four and C.Gagnon was next in line with two markers. The MoneyShot had a difficult time getting things going and did most of their goal scoring by the third where P.Delli Colli cashed in for a second time.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Brian Deslauriers. After playing Tuesday and Wednesday night, the power forward converted seven times to help lead Tank to a pair of victories.

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Monday October 27
(3)Stealth Assassins vs Legacy(6)
Natural snipers every once in a while will make an entire difference. Tonight, J.Rochon carried Legacy to a 6-3 win over the Stealth Assassins by riffling four goals that included two on the power play. Legacy got things going by the second period building a 3-0 lead and never looked back despite allowing the Stealth Assassins to pull within one.

Tuesday October 28
(2)Myrmidons vs Stealth Assassins (6)
The Stealth Assassins can finally breathe easier now as they confirmed a spot into the post season. Each team were in desperate need of points but it was the Stealth Assassins getting it done thanks to an overall team effort. After building a 3-1 third period lead, the Stealth Assassins put the match away with back to back power play goals. N.Harvey and G.Gammieri tallied twice each and their captain in nets J.Capaldo was stellar in nets allowing his club to earn the win.
(1)Animals vs Smooth Sailors(5)
N.Cordileone posted goals in every frame and the Smooth Sailors oust the Animals to remain in second place. The Smooth Sailors took it to their opponents early and shut them out for over two periods before an early power play goal by D.Zollo put the Animals on the board. M.Testolina had a consistent night accumulating three points that included the game winner and A.Grieco was nearly perfect in nets after facing 23 shots.
(6)Legacy vs Bramabulls(1)
Hoping for better, the Bramabulls couldn’t compete the way they wanted versus Legacy. After netting a power play goal to get things started, E.Girouard kept riffling away adding two second period tallies to complete his hat trick while finishing his night with five points. Payam Assadi was also heavily involved notching a pair of goals and assists while the Bramabull captain A.DiPerna had some sort of satisfaction when spoiling P.Turturici’s shutout.
(2)United Arms vs Spartans(5)
The United Arms are in desperate need of points but unfortunately had to take on a determined opponent in the Spartans. This contest was tied at two goals a piece early in the third period where the Spartans slowly pulled way. P.Arkalis snapped the tie with his first of two on the night and was able to set up G.Tsolis moments later for some insurance. The United Arms got their lone tallies from T.Apanian and K.Kavan as the only two players to solve C.Stavriadis.
(5)Concept vs PokerTree(3)
Despite the little slump Concept was going through, this result will regain some confidence. Its rare PokerTree concede more than two goals a game, but tonight they couldn’t keep J.Moffa off the score sheet as the young talent bagged three big goals all coming in different periods. PokerTree didn’t have the start they wanted and trailed 3-0 at one point only to come within a one goal margin. It came in a losing cause but V.Teoli did have a solid game converting twice.
(4)Slayers vs Smackdaddys(2)
One way or another, the Slayers keep getting it done. They had the difficult challenge of going up against the Smackdaddys, but a good start to the game proved to be the difference maker. The Slayers pounced to a 2-0 first period lead and extended it by the later stages of the second period with the help of J.Velenosi’s third assist of the match. The Smackdaddys did finally get on the board late in the second period where their captain A.Romano got to J.Menassa. At this rate, the Slayers look to be in great form with the playoffs just around the corner.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joseph Moffa. The Concept player hopes to get his club back to their winning ways after notching a hat trick versus a tight defensive PokerTree team.

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Sunday October 26
(4)River Rats vs Capitals(0)
F.Dominianni opened the scoring and added a second tally in the first period alone as the River Rats blanked the Capitals on Sunday evening. After grabbing a 3-0 first period lead, the River Rats frustrated their opponents and did an excellent job defending all game long which enabled G.Follano to record a difficult shutout. M.Argiris was the most productive netting a goal and two helpers while his captain M.Richard chipped away with a pair of points.
(5)Team Greece vs Les Derniers(5) S.O
Its one of those games that will leave Team Greece in disbelief. As much as Les Derniers deserve credit for mounting a miracle come back, Team Greece have no one else but themselves to blame. Up 4-0 with half a period remaining, Les Derniers riffled four straight tallies before settling for a draw. Payam Assadi was the only multi goal scorer of the match helping Team Greece build a lead and T.Bozinakis was able to score in the shootout while S.Bellefleur responded by doing the same for Les Derniers.
(2)Team Finland vs Les Rouges(3)
It took a grinding third period but Les Rouges finally get in the wins columns accumulating three important points to the standings. D.Verta gave life when netting an early third period power play goal to tie the game at two goals a piece. With the game winding down, C.Moutafis notched the go ahead marker and Les Rouges were able to protect the lead for the remaining four minutes. M.Croteau may have temporally saved Les Rouges’s season as the veteran net minder had to be brilliant in nets.
(7)Northstars vs Les Derniers(3)
No matter what the situation may be during a game, the Northstars simply refuse to lose. The top gunners trailed 3-0 and eventually decided to click by the mid way point of the third period where they riffled their first of seven straight tallies. S.Lavoie scored his first of two on the power play to get the ball rolling and M-A Martineau took over bagging three goals all coming with less than three minutes remaining. Les Derniers may look back at this as a tough one to swallow but they need to keep in mind that it was their second game in a short period of time.

Monday October 27
(4)River Rats vs Les Derniers(1)
F.Dominanni continues to show how the game of ball hockey is played. The veteran d-man once again made plenty happen, this time setting up three different temmates enabling the River Rats to hold a solid second place position in the standings. The River Rats caused problems with their man advantage that saw the captain M.Richard net his second on the power play while B.Daniele was able to score the other. For two straight periods, G.Follano was perfect up until the early stages of the third period where S.Gagnon was able to solve him.
(6)Team Finland vs Les Rouges(0)
There was no stopping J.Corsi on this night as the talented forward bagged three second period tallies while adding one in the third to finish with an impressive four goal night. That wasn’t all Team Finland had going for them, as they worked a full 45 minute game playing solid defensive hockey as well which led to a shutout performance by their captain M.Raimondo. Team Finland only got on the board by the second frame where they notched three goals while doing the same by the third.
(4)Team Greece vs Northstars(5) S.O
They may not have gotten the win but Team Greece has shown everyone that the Northstars can be defeated. Nearly suffering their first loss of the season, A.Favron saved the perfect record by tying the game with only one minute remaining in regulation time. After playing through a scoreless overtime period, the Northstars got the final say in the shootout where P.Lavoie and M.St-Michel each tallied to beat F.Moshonas. Team Greece may have hoped for a better out come but can take plenty of positives from this match moving forward if they hope to be a legitimate contender.

The SalumiVino player of the week goes to Freddy Dominianni. From the Sunday evening game, and into Monday night, the veteran d-man was vital for two River Rats victories accumulating a total of seven key points.

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Monday October 27
(0)Hollywood Hustlers vs Raging Rhinos(9)
The Hollywood Hustlers may have somewhat resisted in the first period but couldn’t keep pace after that as the Raging Rhinos cruised their way for an easy victory. T.Georgaros, M-A Piche and G.Vouloumanos each scored twice and S.Morante earned the shutout in nets after facing 17 shots. This win puts the Raging Rhinos in third spot and in reasonable contention for capturing first place.
(2)Assaut De Laval vs Armadillos(11)
It took all but twelve minutes for the Armadillos to build a comfortable 5-0 lead and capturing a fifth win in only six games. With many weapons to their line up, P.Koutsogiannopoulos led the way bagging four goals and G.Djevahirdjian along with K.Koutsogiannopoulos chipped away with a pair of tallies each. The Armadillos notched five goals in both the first and third frames while settling for a 1-1 second period.
(9)Bramabulls vs Venom(8) S.O
Evenly matched, each side traded the same amount of goals in every frame and nearly in the shootout where the Bramabulls were one better than Venom. Its not often players get the better of the opposing net minders in a shootout battle but tonight the Bramabulls were able to win the contest 3-2.S.Marricco scored twice in regulation time and M.Richard, F.D’Antonio along with D.Batista all got the better of F.Vigliotti in the shootout. As for Venon, D.Deslauriers and T.Perluzzo had multi goal games while N.Gilbert and N.Faria figured out a way to solve A.Grieco.
(0)Whalers vs X-Treme(7)
W.Vanwyk started things off posting two goals and G.Tutino eventually matched his performance as X-Treme rout the Whalers. X-Treme picked it up by the second period and dictated the entire pace from there on which led to a 20 save shutout for P.Delli Colli. X-Treme sit comfortably were they are now, but if first place is a priority, they’ll need to profit a pair of points with four games remaining.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sandro Marricco of the Bramabulls. With barely two minutes left in regulation time, Sandro Marricco cashed in for a second time sending the Bramabulls to a shootout where they just got by Venom.

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Sunday October 26
(2)Butchers vs Sedgyfergo(6)
In hopes of returning the favour from what happened last time both these clubs met, the Butchers weren’t able to even the score. Sedgyfergo dominated the first two periods building a 5-0 lead and never looked back despite dropping the final frame. S.Letourneau and X.Chaltin were the most productive accumulating four points each. As for the Butchers,T.Karasek and M.Zampino struck by the third period each posting a power play goal.
(5)Red Nose vs Untouchables(4)
With only two minutes remaining, Y.Leroux spoiled the night for the Untouchables who just finished playing a hard nosed game. Red Nose were limited to only two goals in the first two periods before breaking out in the third. N.Delia cashed in on two occasions and his brother G.Delia along with M.Latreille accumulated three points each. The Untouchables had the difficult task of playing without their go to guy as they needed balanced production from four different players.
(4)1 Timer vs Les Bakaloo(7)
It wasn’t until the mid way point of the match where Le Bakaloo decided it was time to get serious. After feeding D.Bastion-Dubois for his clubs opening goal, H-A Leveille bagged two straight tallies which led to a wild third period. Les Bakaloo won the final frame 4-3 that saw D.Bastion-Dubios net his second of the night while P-A Surprenant put together his third goal to complete his hat trick for the 1 Timer.
(1)HC Inter vs Zeus(3)
With the season starting to wind down, HC Inter missed an opportunity to stay within reasonable margin. This result keeps them at the bottom of the standings where they will have no choice to accumulate at least two wins in their next four games in hopes of making the playoffs. What makes this result even more frustrating was that Zeus notched all their goals in a short handed situation. A.Dayan, M.Baccari and G.Chountalos all found the back of the net for Zeus while M-O Galarneau was the lone HC Inter to figure out S.Bentivegna.
(4)French Kiss Mafia vs Bijoux(3) S.O
A blistering slap shot with ten seconds remaining led to a pair of points for the French Kiss Mafia. J.Rochon riffled a top corner blast to tie the game up at three goals a piece and his captain N.Macrozonaris used his tricky wrist shot as the only successful shootout shooter. Each side exchanged goals in every frame that saw nobody tally more than once.
(4)Red Vipers vs Hulkamania(2)
Despite evening the score on two occasions, Hulkamania weren’t able to match the Red Vipers third period performance. K.Kersaint notched the go ahead goal and capped off the night with an empty net tally to finish his game with three points. S.Leblanc had a very solid game between the pipes and made key out standing saves to give his club a well earned victory. Hulkamania netted both their goals with the man advantage thanks to efforts from P.Arkalis and A.Belcher.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Kersaint of the Red Vipers. The power forward had a three point night and was a big reason why the Red Vipers got the better of Hulkamania.

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Thursday October 23
(1)Hellas vs Brewers(6)
Hellas may have held their own for most of the match until the Brewers decided otherwise. The Brewers only pulled away by the four minute mark of the third period where D.Verta capitalised in as short handed situation. That tally simply broke the will of Hellas which led to four consecutive tallies from the Brewers. D.Verta and M.Rheaume each had big games combining for seven points and C.Muccino did his part once more in nets allowing only one goal.
(1)Les Bananes vs Blades(2) O.T
With goals hard to come by, the Blades found a way to defeat Les Bananes in sudden death on Thursday night. Down for most of the match, S.Robineault tied the game early in the third period for the Blades before D.Bertrand came through with the overtime winner. Les Bananes struck first in the opening frame where K.Arsenault beat P.Turturici for a rare time.
(4)United Arms vs Bramabulls(1)
The United Arms have been extremely hot as of late as they occupy top seed after starting with a 0-2 record. N.Malkhassian opened the scoring and set up the second goal off the blade of Y.Bijakjian. The back breaker came late in the second period when K.Kavan took advantage of the Bramabulls power play by netting a key short handed tally. Nearly perfect in nets, J-F Aumais saw his shutout come to an end when M.Moukas capitalised on the power play.
(2)Dragons vs Mighty Drunks(6)
Penalty trouble for the Dragons led to some power play goals for the Mighty Drunks. The Mighty Drunks seized the opportunity and made the Dragons pay the price striking three times with the man advantage. G.Chountalos may have put the game somewhat out of reach when netting his second of the contest for a 4-2 third period lead. His captain A.Kobayati had an impact posting three power play points and newly added N.Gilbert got credited the winner by the late stages of the opening frame.

Saturday October 25
(7)Dragons vs Hellas(3)
The Dragons started strong and never looked back as they took care of Hellas. After netting three first period unanswered goals, the Dragons calmed things down and made sure to not put themselves in any danger. G.DeStefano along with P.Santullo cashed in a couple of times and their captain J.DeStefano had a game to remember finishing with one goal and three helpers.
(0)Les Bananes vs Bramabulls(4)
In desperate need for an equaliser, Les Bananes had to open it up by the final frame where the Bramabulls took advantage with three straight tallies to capture the win. M.Moukas made the score 2-0 just passed the mid way point of the third period which led to a pair of insurance markers from J.Moffa and A.Moffa. G.Follano had to be solid and did an excellent job in nets allowing his club to earn the win with a shut out performance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dominic Bertrand of the Blades. The clutch forward came through in overtime giving his club some key points to the standings in hopes of finishing in first place.

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Thursday October 23
(3)Seals vs French Connection(10)
Seven games into the season and the French Connection keep rolling over most of their opponents. Although they aren’t known for their defensive game, the French Connection have clearly demonstrated that they are a power house team up front. Surprisingly enough, O.Valiquette only tallied twice out of the ten goals scored which only suggests that they have many others that can find the back of the net. Game in game out, J.Farrese makes an impact as the strong centre man scored twice while adding six helpers.
(1)Chiefs vs Renceur(6)
There minds said one thing but there legs reacted in another fashion. The Chiefs just couldn’t keep up with a quicker team and it showed for most of the night where Le Renceur were simply to fast. Renceur only pulled away by the second period where they notched five unanswered goals that included a pair from both M-A Lefebvre and J.Picard. A.Mancini wasn’t to busy in nets but had a solid game anyway pushing away 18 of 19 shots towards him.
(1)23rd Hour vs Werewolves(9)
Out of their nine goals scored, only three Werewolves were able to find the back of the net. J.Guerriero had the most with four tallies, D.Traversy was next in line netting a hat trick and A.Zarzour capped off the evening posting his clubs last two goals of the game. The 23rd hour got on the b board once and it came late in the opening frame where J.Eid got the better of P.Turturici.
(6)Street Ballers vs Carnage(3)
Y.Dube led the way posting three markers for the Street Ballers as they doubled up Carnage 6-3.The Street Ballers took care of things by the second frame where they out scored Carnage 4-2 that saw Y.Dube net all his three goals. M.Mogianesi, Y.Lamarche, S.Harnois and their captain J.Furtado all faired well accumulating two points each.
(0)Armored Saints vs Scorpions(4)
Once the Scorpions scored first, they made it more difficult for the Armored Saints to get on the board. Each team like to play a defensive type of game and the Scorpions perfected it on this night by shutting down their opponents. P.Pramit lived up to the task between the pipes to earn a shutout and K.Rose was vital as well for the positive result by converting on two occasions.
(3)Electric Area vs Deadlast(3) S.O
Two very good teams had to settle for a draw on Thursday night. It was one of those games that the Electric Area expected better after grabbing a 3-0 lead. E.Lohaitis scored a big first period goal with only 5 seconds remaining to put Deadlast on the board. Deadlast carried their momentum owning the second frame with a pair of consecutive tallies before the match went on a drought that saw both sides fail all three attempts in the shootout. T.Wong, captain of the Electric Area stood his ground between the pipes while his counter part J.Sanoudakis did the same to deny three shooters as well.
(5)Assurance Evolution vs Billionaire Boys(5) S.O
Y.Gourde tied the game with four minutes remaining in regulation time for L’Assurance Evolution and each side tallied once in the shootout leaving this contest with no winner. Y.Gourde not only evened the score, but got his club on the board after being down 2-0 and was also able to net a shootout tally. As for the Billionaire Boys, D.Noubani cashed in twice with the man advantage and J.Velenosi got their lone shootout marker.

Saturday October 25
(6)Assurance Evolution vs Stones(4)
The Stones led for most of the game until L’Assurance Evolution put their act together by the third period. The men in blue dominated the final period notching three unanswered goals with efforts from different players. Leading to that point, Y.Gourde netted two first period goals and his captain S.St-Jean came up clutch when bagging a third period game winning tally. As for the Stones, M.Salerno had a multi goal game while S.Sicuso and M.Russo captured a pair of assists.
(5)Seals vs 23rd Hour(8)
An early good start for the 23rd Hour essentially made the difference between winning and losing. J.Eid scored two out of his three goals in the first period giving his club what appeared to be a comfortable lead up until the Seals decided otherwise .Despite a remarkable second period comeback, the Seals couldn’t continue their progress by the third period where the 23rd Hour won the frame 3-1.M.Sawan was vital for the win posting two goals and two helpers while O.Lavoie had a multi goal game for the Seals.
(3)Scorpions vs Deadlast(2)
After exchanging a pair of first period goals each, the Scorpions won the final battle with a solo third period marker. M.Hadjar got the ball rolling early on for the Scorpions notching two quick tallies and A.Clark riffled the winner by snapping the dreaded 2-2 tie. P.Pramit had another solid game between the pipes by shutting out a decent offence for two straight periods.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Farrese of the French Connection. The number 11 controlled the entire game by posting up two goals and six helpers in a 10-3 win over the Seals.

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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.

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Announcing Women’s Team Canada 2015

The High Performance Program of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce the players that have been selected for Women’s Team Canada that will compete at the 2015 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland June 19-28, 2015.

For more information on this much anticipated event please go to: http://zug2015.com/

The team has been carefully selected by the coaching staff and includes our best female players from coast-to-coast. Of the 20 players selected, 14 are returning from the team that won Gold in St. John’s Newfoundland in 2013. These experienced veterans will be joined by 6 impressive new players eager to join Team Canada and defend our Championship on the world stage.

Head Coach Diana Brown says “I am very pleased to have such a solid veteran base and also to welcome some really exciting new talent. In defending our World Champion status we will face some stiff competition from some hard playing teams such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the U.S. but I am confident that our team has what it takes to capture gold again.”

Preparations for the journey to Zug are already underway, with the team starting fundraising and sponsorship initiatives to raise the much needed funds to make the trip overseas. Please stay tuned for more information on sponsorship opportunities and thank you so much for your support.

We look forward to seeing this team in action in Zug!

Goaltenders: Delayne Brian, Nathalie Girouard

Defence: Kristen Cooze, Amy Dawson, Alexandra Hoffmeyer, Mallory Johnston, Lesley McArthur, Jessica O’Grady, Tamara Pickford

Forwards: Julie Allen, Alicia Blomberg, Fannie Desforges, Elysia Desmier, April Drake, Amanda Kean, Chantal Larocque, Jesse McCann, Chelsea Purcell, Silvia Traversa, Dawn Tulk

Staff: Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux (General Manager), Diana Brown (Head Coach), Lori Parker (Assistant Coach), Thomas Walsh (Assistant Coach)

 

Source: Canadian Ball Hockey Association

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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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