Monday October 12
1 Timer oust the Dark Knights improving to a 500 record
In both their matches, the 1 Timer put up some pretty good numbers versus the Dark Knights. L-P Gorry set up three goals in the opening game that included two feeds for T.Daigneault. The multi goal scorer netted one of those tallies in a shorthanded situation giving the 1 Timer an important 3-1 lead. The only thing that was missing in this contest for the men in orange was a clean score sheet but that didn’t happen due to a late power play goal by F.Cirillo. F.Koch saw his shutout spoiled with only 15 seconds remaining. For a second straight game, the Dark Knights saw their power play become their worst enemy. The 1 Timer bagged two shorthanded goals at key moments of the game giving their opponents no chance to get back into the contest. P-A Surprenant is very familiar with finding the back of the net as the power forward riffled three passed M.Gagliardi. M.Lamarche, T.Daigneault and J.Guye-Perrault also went to score for the 1 Timer. The Dark Knights fired 25 shots in both games towards F.Koch ,who did more than enough to earn both victories. The 1 Timer won both their games 4-1 and 6-1.
The Billionaires hand NWV a first defeat in six games
Two talented players clicked once more as K.Dube nets four goals in both games while M.Saint-Laurent helped with three feeds. Dube and Saint-Laurent are off to terrific starts leading in the point totals. After capturing his hat trick in the opening game for a 3-1 result, the NWV saw their star players shadowed in their second match up where they dropped their first contest after six games. The Billionaires scored a big shorthanded goal by C.Doulis, and a go ahead marker by S.Bordonaro that stood up as the game winner. After firing 17 shots, the NWV couldn’t get more than one goal by N.Fragos. The NWV won their first of two games 3-1 to improve to perfect 5-0 record, but dropped their second contest by a close margin 2-1.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to P-A Surprenant of the 1 Timer. The right handed sniper bagged three goals and an assist to help lead his club to back to back victories over the Dark Knights....
Sunday October 11
(7)Hulkamania vs Bete Noire(4)
From the opening draw, Hulkamania created immediate momemtum throughout most of the night to hand Bete Noire another loss. B.Deslauriers(2G) and N.Gilbert(2G-2A) posted multi goal games for Hulkamania. After grabbing a 4-1 third period lead, each side decided to open it up trading three goals a piece. M.Mavroudis(2G-1A) collected a few points in the loss. Still trying to shake off some rust, Bete Noire will need to wait another week to try and get on board.
(6)Bijoux vs Butchers(4)
After collecting two goals in only 30 seconds, Bijoux took control of the situation for the remainder of the match. D.Dias and S.Larouche-Champagne(1G-1A) struck moments apart giving Bijoux a 3-1 first period lead. Each side went on to trade a pair of second period tallies which was fine for Bijoux who always maintained a two goal lead up until the final frame when A.DeSua(2G) reduced the gap by one. As close as that might have been, S.Vitali(2G-1A) went on to secure the win by putting together two big goals. The Butchers did have A.Gabrielli(2G) score twice and M.Zampino(3A) collect three points but it wasn’t enough to climb out of that final spot.
(6)Red Vipers vs Hit List(5) O.T
P.Levesque and his Red Vipers teammates celebrated after only one minute into the sudden death frame. For nearly half the game, the Red Vipers toppled the Hit List building a 4-0 lead. A.Poirier(3G-1A) carried the load bagging three straight goals along with the eventual helper on the game winning tally. After finding themselves in a big hole, the Hit List regrouped and took it a shift at a time to get back into the game. L.Richard(2G-2A) was the catalyst for his club by registering a total of four points in only six minutes. The Red Vipers did manage to regain their lead on the power play courtesy of J.Dumouchel(1-G) but that got erased when J-F Huppe(2G) scored with only five seconds remaining in the contest. After all that hard work to get back into the match, the Hit List couldn’t get it done when it counted the most.
(3)HC Inter vs Dark Knights(5)
Trailing 3-1 for most of the third period, the Dark Knights scored four times in a span of 4:30 to take the lead and went on to a 5-3 victory over the HC Inter. A.Covone(1-G) charged the comeback by the nine minute mark of the final frame which led to tallies from A.Attia(2G-1G), J.Amato(1G) and S.Maratta(1G).The HC inter looked to be in good shape for most of the night getting balanced scoring until they eventually fell apart. This was a perfect opportunity for the HC Inter to take sole possession of first place but will need to settle for second trailing the Dark Knights by two points.
(6)Red Nose vs Icons(3)
J-P Meunier’s(4G-1A) four goal performance helps Red Nose double up the Icons on Sunday night. With the help of G.Delia’s(4A) four assists, the clicking duo proved to be a hand full for the Icons who suffered their first loss in three games. The Red Nose took control of the game by the second period winning the frame 3-1.K.Miraldo(1G-1A) notched an important power play goal to put his club up 3-1.B.Verducci had plenty of offence to deal with but did a fairly good job allowing only one goal per period facing a total of 30 shots.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-P Meunier of Red Nose. His four goals and one assist propelled his club to beat a difficult Icons opponent 6-3....
Friday October 9
(3)Garage Gang vs Park Avenue Legends(7)
It’s only two weeks in and the Park Avenue Legends managed to get it done once again with barely two lines. With the help of N.Macrozonaris and C.Psillos, the 2-0 club were able to down the Garage Gang who just suffered their second straight loss. Macrozonaris opened the scoring early and added two more goals to complete his hat trick while Psillos tallied twice in the span of only four minutes. G.Typaldos and N.Kokovidis did a fine job controlling the back end and were awarded with three points each while their net minder Pedram Assadi kept his club in it allowing three goals on nearly 40 shots. The Garage Gang got a multi goal game by J.Goral and a two point performance from newly added T.Koutlis.
(3)Stones vs Hawks(2)
Despite taking the lead, the Hawks weren’t able to fight through the commitment that the Stones showed on this night. The resilient bunch notched all three goals by going hard to the net and kept fighting till the very last whistle. D.Lucchesi had a strong night scoring twice while setting up Y.Mouchaca, who tapped in a ball from the air giving S.Pare no chance. The Stones scored three goals in a row and led 3-2 for nearly a whole period thanks to the help of their net minder F.Vigliotti, who had a brilliant performance in nets. The Hawks got their tallies by N.Faria and J.Melo. After dropping last week’s contest, the Stones are quickly back on track with this win while the Hawks look to rebound versus the undefeated Park Avenue Legends.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Daniel Lucchesi of the Stones. His two goals and assist was definitely a big reason why the Stones got the better of the Hawks....
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....
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.