Thursday October 8
(8)TANK vs Capitals(3)
Tank broke the contest open with a four goal second period en route to an 8-3 win over the Capitals. Y.Gazura had a big night scoring three times with two of those tallies coming by the second period where the green machine took a 5-1 lead. As expected, N.Gilbert racked up a few points finishing with one goal and three assists. While Tank played with expected chemistry, the Capitals have been out of action for a while and without some key players in their first of two games of a double header night.
(3)Armadillos vs United Arms(2)
Still going strong, the Armadillos scored in every frame to barely get passed the United Arms. R.Cohen got the ball rolling riffling an early power play goal. The Armadillos extended the lead to 2-0 when M.Baccari scored once again for his new club. After shutting the door for nearly two periods, C.Stavriadis conceded his first goal on a power play marker by T.Apanian. On two occasions, the United Arms came within one goal but weren’t able to get that equalizer. Stavriadis once again performed well in nets denying 28 of 30 shots. The Armadillos are the only team that is still undefeated in the D Thursday night division.
(5)Bramabulls vs Capitals(2)
The Bramabulls came very prepared on Thursday night as they hand the Capitals another loss. The well rounded club had already made the game 4-0 before the Capitals notched their first goal of the contest. With balanced scoring, the Bramabulls looked to no one in particular except for an overall team effort. J.DeSua had a big goal for the winner and was the only Bramabull along with J.Palmitano to earn two points. After facing 29 shots, G.Follano got credited the win between the pipes.
(1)Brewers vs Legacy(0)
If there is any team that’s capable of winning a hockey game 1-0, are definitely the Brewers. What makes this even more impressive is that it got done versus a club who are really good at finding the back of the net. The Brewers used a sparkling performance by C.Muccino to take down Legacy, as the net minder did not allow a goal on 31 shots. The game’s lone tally came by the first period when C.Charles struck to beat M.Dagenais for the only time in the game. Each side took their share of penalties and were awarded plenty of scoring chances only to face to walls between the pipes.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Carmen Muccino. The Brewers goaltender was brilliant to earn a difficult 1-0 shutout over Legacy....
Thursday October 8
(4)French Connection vs Werewolves(7)
As much as this contest was close for half the game, the Werewolves would eventually plow through the French Connection defense to earn a 7-4 victory. The French Connection had their hands full in trying to contain J.Guerriero, who had three goals and two assists. D.Traversy consistently puts up numbers as the cardio machine scored twice while setting up Guerriero late in the game. Despite missing some key elements, the Werewolves showed tonight how deep their lineup is. This is a team right now that has yet to lose a game and most likely won’t be dropping many from now till the end of the season.
(4)Street Ballers vs SBS Trashers(6)
D.Brunetti does it all on Thursday night to help lead the SBS Trashers to their first win in three games. After collecting two first period points, the SBS Trashers forward showed why he was a big deal by producing two unanswered goals to put his club in the driver’s seat. Each side went on to exchange tallies by the third that saw P.Nadeau put the match away on the power play. The SBS Trashers finally earned their first win in three games while the Street Ballers dropped their first contest in as many matches.
(3)Deadlast vs Carnage(4) S.O
Deadlast and Carnage were tied 3-3 after three periods and it remained that way after an exciting overtime with plenty of opportunities at both ends. Deadlast did have a couple of glorious chances to win it in extra time but had the miss fortune of hitting a goal post and a defending player on the goal line with the goalie beat. The game eventually went to a shootout with Carnage winning it 4-3 thanks to a lone marker by Ara Kalaydjian. Each side kept it very close and depended on an overall collective effort that saw no one in particular stand out.
(4)Chiefs vs Les Coqs(7)
It may have been close for a while but Les Coqs just kept on working to get the better of the Chiefs. After a wild 3-3 first period, this contest started to slowly shift into one direction. Les Coqs kept battling hard and took advantage of some mistakes the Chiefs made over the course of the night. Apart from F.Bchara’s two goals, Les Coqs saw five different players find the back of the net. It’s only their second game of the season but Les Coqs are glad to capture a win. As for the Chiefs, giving up 20 goals in only three games is simply unacceptable for a club who prides themselves on defense.
(6)Magic Bullets vs Eagles(3)
K.Certosini knows how difficult it is to play with barely two lines. The Eagles tempted fate with their short bench and got what they most likely expected in the end, a loss. The Magic Bullets focused on their own game and got a good start with a 3-2 lead before distancing themselves as the game went on. With six different players finding the back of the net, L.Helias-Blain may have notched the biggest tally of the contest. His shorthanded goal gave the Magic Bullets a 4-2 lead which eventually stood up as the winner. S.Beauvillier had a sound game between the pipes facing over 30 shots to record the victory. After an ugly loss a week ago, the Magic Bullets regained some confidence improving to a 2-1 record.
(1)Seals vs Snookers(5)
The Seals weren’t able to take advantage of the Snookers who played with no changes from taking this contest. The Seals, despite winning the opening frame 1-0 on a goal by J.Trepanier, weren’t able to slow down a club who had no business dictating the match with no substitutions. The Snookers played it smart and took advantage of their opportunities when presented. F.Deveau picked his spots by bagging two second period goals while adding a third one later to complete his hat trick. N.Faria and G.Dantiste each made an impact as well combining for eight points while M.Sanchez held the fort in nets giving up only one goal on 29 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Francis Deveau of the Snookers. F.Deveau along with the few Snookers never had a chance to change and managed to produce three goals and a helper in a 5-1 win over the Seals....
Wednesday October 7
(4)Venom vs Punishers(8)
The Punishers saw their power play explode four times in an 8-4 double up win over Venom. Unable to stay out of the box, Venom had their worst moments by the second period where A.Sarrigiannis and his captain J.Fidrilis each scored with the man advantage. The Punishers went up 5-3 after two periods and continued their onslaught by the third with three more goals. The captain didn’t stop there adding two more markers for a hat trick. C.Stamadianos and M.Goodz added to the offence as well combining for six points.
(6)Dragons vs Ottarks(2)
The Dragons added some depth on Wednesday night and it pays off in a 6-2 rout of the Ottarks. Extra bodies usually helps and it showed as the game went on favoring the Dragons. D.Gagnon opened the scoring and added a second marker while P.Cardillo did the same to also finish with two goals. For nearly two periods, the Dragons kept a perfect score sheet until the Ottarks captain M.DiSalvio finally got his team on the board. Each side fired 26 shots, but Pedram Assadi was able to earn the win over his counterpart G.Sangiovanni.
(4)Les Camarades vs Hellas(0)
He blocked all the shots headed his way, backstopping Les Camarades in a 4-0 dismantling of Hellas. A.Kingsbury faced 23 shots and Les Camarades produced more than enough to capture their first win of the season. F.Dubreuil made the score 2-0 late in the first period and added a second marker by period number two to finish with a multi goal night. L.Verdon and L-P Dion also went to score while C-E Berthiaume helped set up two goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Fidrilis of the Punishers. The captain handed Venom their first loss of the season by notching three goals....
Wednesday October 7
(3)Les Boys vs H1G Boys(5)
Leo Mancini had two goals for the H1G Boys in a 5-3 season opening game over Les Boys on Wednesday night. F.Federico, D.Vellucci and C.Vellucci also went on to score. The H1G Boys tallied once on the power play and once shorthanded to get their special teams going. While this marks a good start to the season for the H1G Boys the same can’t be said for Les Boys, who have yet to capture a win in three games.
(11)United Arms vs Steelers(5)
Only three games in and the United Arms already have 27 goals for. After piling on the offence for two periods and grabbing a 7-5 lead, the United Arms distant themselves in the final fifteen minutes where they bagged four unanswered tallies. A.Ziade, N.Macrozonaris, J.Constantin and H.Jerjian each had two goals. If there’s one positive that the Steelers can take from this loss is the addition of C.Petrakos, who notched four out of his clubs five goals.
(5)Money Shot vs Primetime(1)
Four goals in only nine minutes was what the Money Shot needed to get by Primetime. T.Oliveira started it all as of the one minute mark of the second frame to open up the flood gates. J.Tortorici set up James Tutino for the second goal before putting together back to back tallies f or a 4-0 lead. Each side went on to trade one third period tally that saw P.DelliColli give up one lone marker by T.Flikas. It’s not the kind of start they wanted, but Primetime will look to erase a three game losing streak to regain confidence.
(6)Fatal Demons vs Brewers(2)
Six different goal scorers coupled with a collective team effort has the Fatal Demons capture their second win of the season. The match took one direction by the second where three unanswered goals put the Demons up 5-1 after two periods. N.Pollis got credited the winner striking by the mid way point of the match. The Brewers did miss their opportunity on the power play to get within reasonable margin but that was spoiled when P.Santullo buried a huge shorthanded marker. One thing that worked well for the Brewers on this night was their five man unit as D.Dery scored on both occasions.
(4)Electric Area vs Bolts(5) O.T
Despite having a great start to the game, the Bolts depended on overtime to escape with points. Up 4-1 after one period was a lead that was never challenged up until the three minute mark of the final frame where the Electric Area planted a seed for some concern. T.Karasek was a big part for mounting the comeback posting two third period tallies that included one fairly late in the game. With that kind of momentum, the Electric Area felt they deserved better but failed to strike when it counted the most. G.Aimone helped erase a bad third period by notching the sudden death winner. The Bolts got a multi goal game by A.Sarrigiannis, and efforts from their captain M.Melo along with M.Gagnon.
(11)Horsemen vs Chaos(1)
Unable to stop V.Pandza and the rest of the Horsemen, the struggling Chaos suffered a second straight ugly loss. The tall forward wasted no time riffling an early hat trick just eight minutes into the game for a 5-0 lead. J.Driscoll along with his captain T.Zermalias each had two goals while Pandza went on to add two more markers for a six point night. It won’t often happen that M.Latreille doesn’t get at least one on eleven goals but the established goal scorer will be content with eight assists. Chaos celebrated their lone goal by the mid way mark of the final frame where R.Fyfe was able to solve M.Vinciguerra.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Vinko Pandza of the Horsemen. Pandza put the game to rest very early with three quick before adding two more to finish with six points....
Tuesday October 6
(6)Sons of Anaheim vs Dark Warriors(2)
Four unanswered goals led the Sons of Anaheim to a first win in three games. Those tallies all came by the third period when J.Tanguy scored his first of two to snap a 2-2 tie. Unhappy with the way they started the season, the Sons of Anaheim made it a point to play till the very end. S.Landry and L.Trudeau also went on to score third period goals. The Dark Warriors notched both their tallies on the power play, each time courtesy of P.Heroux. After a 0-2 start to the season, the Sons of Terrebonne got their focus back with a grinding win on a double header night.
(3)Ultimate Hockey vs Left Wings(1) S.O
The Ultimate Hockey needed all 45 minutes along with extra time to squeeze out a win that has the Left Wings in disbelief. After carrying a 1-0 lead for well over a period, the Left Wings were surely en route to a perfect night until a late marker changed everything. H.Babreche came through just in time to send the match into overtime for the Ultimate Hockey, who eventually took it in a shootout. Along with his big equalizer, H.Babreche also netted one of his clubs two shootout goals, the other one belonging to E.Lorthe. F.Vigliotti may have missed his shutout but made 23 saves while S.Rivest stood tall all game, especially in the shootout where he denied both shooters.
(9)Sons of Anaheim vs Raging Rhinos(2)
The Raging Rhinos suffered an ugly loss to the hands of a team playing their second game in two hours. The Sons of Anaheim didn’t miss a beat from their previous win over the Dark Warriors by striking nine more times. For a second straight game, J.Tanguy was a thorn to his opponents, this time bagging three goals along with a helper. P.Dube notched a pair, S,DiGiacomo and H.Dissegna combined with six points and M.Cote stopped 13 of 15 shots to earn his second win of the night. After starting off with only one goal in two games, the Sons of Anaheim exploded with 15 in two matches alone and are back on track as a team to be taken very serious.
(1)Smackdaddys vs Smooth Sailors(6)
The Smooth Sailors made it three wins in a row and remain undefeated after their convincing 6-1 win over the Smackdaddys. Each side kept it close playing to a 1-1 draw, but that changed as the game went on only to favor the Smooth Sailors who struck five consecutive times. P.Musto didn’t score but set up three goals that included to feeds on M.Testolina’s blade. The game winner was notched when A.Ponzo struck early in the second period. The Smackdaddys celebrated their lone tally late in the opening frame when K.Arsenault solved G.Follano for a rare time.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jess Tanguy of the Sons of Anaheim. In two games, Tanguy collected five goals and two assists and was a big help as to why the Sons of Anaheim put two wins together....
Monday October 5
Winless drought finally comes to end for the Dark Knights
Although it didn’t happen right away, the Dark Knights needed a shootout in their second game to record their first win in six games. Led by a three point performance in the opening match, S.Sicuso came out prepared setting up S.Bordonaro early in the contest before hitting the short side high above M. Galliardi's shoulder for a 2-0 lead. The Dark Knights got on the board by the second period with a power play goal by F.Cirillo to cut the lead in half but that was as good as it got as the Billionaires added two more tallies to cap off the match. The way the second game started off, the Billionaires must have had no doubt that they would have added a second straight result. Maybe it was a question of over confidence, but the Dark Knights will argue otherwise as their resilient play sparked two straight goals to overcome a 2-0 deficit. Once again, F.Cirillo got on the board to cut the lead in half followed with the equalizer by J.Messina. If that wasn’t enough for Cirillo, his lone shootout tally proved to be the difference in handing the Dark Knights their first win of the season. The Billionaires won the first game 4-1 while the Dark Knights took the second 3-2 in a shootout.
Team X and the 1 Timer settle for a split decision
After coming up short in the opening contest, the 1 Timer bounced back in the second game to record their first win of the season. Team X took the opener by winning the second period with two unanswered goals for a 4-2 result. D.Galloro fed J-M Loiseau twice while aiding the game winning tally by D.Ramada. The 1 Timer did have T.Daigneault click well as the forward benefited both times with the help of L-P Gorry. While the first game belonged to Team X, the 1 Timer were able to turn the tables in game two. Deadlocked at two goals a piece after one frame, the 1 Timer took total control of the final period producing three unanswered goals. T.Daigneault broke the tie early in the frame followed with tallies by N.Blanchard and P-A Surprenant. Leading to that point, J.Dias notched both markers in the first period to even the score at two goals a piece. This result hands Team X their first loss of the season while the 1 Timer gladly got their first W in the win column. Team X won the opener 4-2 but dropped their second game 5-2.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Frankie Cirillo of the Dark Knights. After netting his clubs only goal in the first game, Cirillo continued his progress in the second match adding another tally along with the lone shootout winner....
Sunday October 4
(4)Red Nose vs HC Inter(5) O.T
The HC Inter pulled out a 5-4 overtime victory over the Red Nose on a clutch power play goal by T.Angelitti. As much as that was huge for the win, the HC Inter looked to the trio of F.Logen, K.Benali and M.Hebert to get the job done. Lajen led the way netting a hat trick while the line combined for ten points. HC Inter overcame a 2-0 deficit by owning the second frame with three unanswered goals. Red Nose did a fine job with their five man unit striking twice that saw G.Delia score one of his two goals on the night. Its only two games in, but the HC Inter look to be in fine form.
(4)Bijoux vs Hit List(5)
S.Trudel scored two of three third period goals as the Hit List rallied passed Bijoux on Sunday night. As big as those goals were, Trudel wasn’t done yet by feeding J-F Huppe on the power play late in the game for the winner. Bijoux, maybe a little too confident led 4-0 by the mid way mark of the game before letting this one slip out of their hands. S.Champagne notched a pair in the loss .S.Trudel collected four points leading his club to their first win of the season.
(1)Red Vipers vs Hulkamania(5)
It took four third period goals but the defending champs found a way to get it done. Dead evened at one goal a piece, N.Gilbert cracked the barrier with his second of the contest to open the flood gates the rest of the way. K.Araujo, J.Vinet and J.Courteau also went on to score while F.Vigliotti shut the door for well over two periods stopping 25 of 26 shots. It’s not the kind of start the Red Vipers were looking for as they did had to go up against last seasons finalists to start their season.
(7)Icons vs Bete Noire(3)
P.Arkalis lifted the Icons to a 7-3 victory with a hat trick against Bete Noire. Arkalis scored all his three goals in the first period alone giving his club a 3-0 lead. Each side traded one second period tally before the Icons took the final frame 3-2.C.Flikas struck twice, both times with the help of G.Chountalos who went on to score as well. It took Bete Noire nearly two full periods to get on the board, but once they did, Y.Gazura, M.Destounis and M.Mavroudis were all able to solve C.Stavriadis.
(2)Dark Knights vs Butchers(3)
After three hard fought periods, the Butchers did just enough to get by the Dark Knights. The Butchers scored once in every frame getting efforts from three different goal scorers. T.Karasek has been hot lately and it showed once more by bagging the Butchers first goal of the game shorthanded. A.Bouvier had the Butchers only goal in the second period followed with the eventual winner by D.Scalia. After receiving 27 shots, R.Chieco gave his club their first win of the season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to F.Logen of HC Inter. Lajen strung together three straight goals for his club to overcome a 2-0 deficit before his club took it in overtime versus the Red Nose....
Friday October 2
(1)Garage Gang vs Hawks(3)
The Hawks came out victorious on Friday night in a hard fought game by both sides. With the penalty box busier than usual, the Hawks focused on getting it done on the court with the games first two goals. The Hawks entered the final frame up 2-0 with goals by E.Colella and J.Korakakis before T.Michalidis cut the lead in half on the power play. The Hawks would answer back to get the game closer, courtesy of an empty net marker by N.Faria. The Garage Gang did have their share of scoring chances but faced a wall in C.Stavriadis, who denied all but one player.
(5)Stones vs Park Avenue Legends(6)
The Stones rally with three straight goals for a comeback, but fall short against the Park Avenue Legends. S.Cipriano looked to have changed the direction of the match when equalizing the game on the power play up until S.Robineaults blistering slap shot put the Legends back in front. That tally occurred with only two minutes left in the game which was immediately followed with another goal by Robineault. N.Macrozonaris played a major role with three first period points that included two goals. The Stones got their production from J.Pizzuco and T.Settino as each player scored twice.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nick Macrozonaris of the Park Avenue Legends. His three first period points put the Park Avenue Legends in the driver’s seat enabling his club to capture their first win of the season....
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....
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
Dek Hockey Drummond 4 Diablo de Montréal 0
Red Lite have famously won the competition eleven times since the beginning of the millennial. After claiming seven straight titles from 2001-2007, Red Lite jump started their dynasty in 2012 winning four more consecutive National championships. It’s no doubt to be widely considered the single greatest achievement in ball hockey. What makes this even more impressive was that they roared through the round robin stages with a perfect 5-0 record before collecting three straight playoff wins. One of their greatest challenges came in the quarter finals where they faced an in house rival, the Montreal Royal Flush as a late tally snapped a 3-3 tie sending them through to the semi finals. Similar to that game, Red Lite needed another 4-3 victory, this time versus the BC Falcons. Left with only one task, the well oiled machine wrapped up what was a perfect week with a perfect 4-0 result over Team Manitoba. Over the years, Red Lite have found a way to make the proper modifications in order to keep a competitive pedigree, something that is difficult to do when considering eleven titles have been captured in only fourteen years. While some of the veteran leadership have yet to slow down, names such as Paul Roy, Mathieu Lebrun, Jonathan Daoust, Martin Frechette just to name a few, the younger click led by Yannick Labonte has the potential for this dynasty to continue on for years to come.
Congratulations to the 2015 National Champions Red Lite. Just below are the names of who made it happen:
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.