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The International Master’s World Cup had its inaugural tournament in 2010, this biennialtournament is for players 40 years of age and over. Canadian Ball Hockey is committed to sending a Master's Team Canada along with providing an opportunity for a Canadian community team to also participate in this tournament.

The inaugural tournament took place in Bratislava, Slovakia from November 11-14, 2010.  Two Canadian teams made the trip to Slovakia
 


2016 MASTERS TEAM CANADA ROSTER

Men's Masters | General Manager - Francois Chalut

Sandro Morello Pointe-Claire, Québec
Paolo Musto Montréal, Québec
Jason Cormier Edmonton, Alberta
Peter Cabral Mount Pearl, Newfoundland
Patrick Gendron Verdun, Mtl, Québec
Mike Mc Hugh Quispamsis, St.John, New Brunswick
Dallas Merkler Edmonton, Alberta
Claude Turmelle Ottawa, Ontario
Shane Terry      Whitby, Ontario
Dan MacKinnon    Calgary, Alberta
Robert Marini Ahuntsic, Québec
Chris Morrison Jr  Toronto, Ontario
David Musey  Spruce Grove, Alberta
Lou Zaffino  Vaughan, Ontario
Shawn Neary    Corner Brook, Newfoundland
John Jarvis Grand-Bay Westfield, New Brunswick
Chris Sirovyak Vancouver, British Columbia
François Jobin Varennes, Québec
Dom Ricci     Coquitlam, British Columbia
Tom Arsenault       Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mike Woychyshyn Calgary, Alberta
Sam Donaghey Edmonton, Alberta
Chevy Platt Oshawa, Ontario
Bob Baretta   Edmonton, Alberta
Kevin Gullekson  St. Albert, Alberta

 

Women's Masters | General Manager - Sara Hayward
 

Kendra Antony Ottawa, Ontario 
Clarissa Areseneault St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Isabelle Aube Ottawa, Ontario
Lori Boyles Saint John, New Brunswick 
Stephanie Brunette-D’Souza   Ottawa, Ontario
Shelley Cockerill Winnepeg, Manitoba
Sandi Desrosiers Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick
Sheila Elliott Saint John, New Brunswick
Nathalie Girouard  Ottawa, Ontario
Erin Gorman-Reshnyk Belleville, Ontario
Sandi Lauzon Port Moody, British Columbia
Shelly Leahy Saint John, New Brunswick
Codi Lee Whistler, British Columbia
Vicky Lively Saint John, New Brunswick
Marci O’Shea Stirling, Ontario 
Tamara Pickford  Wilcox, Saskatchewan 
Keeley Prockiw  Edmonton, Alberta
Sara Ross   St. George, New Brunswick
Sherry Rowe Saint John, New Brunswick 
Vikki Ruth  North York, Ontario 
Jillian Small    Halifax, Nova Scotia     
Melissa Talaro  Whistler, British Columbia
Silvia Traversa  Vancouver, British Columbia

 

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Sunday May 1(E1 Finals)

(2)Fatal Demons vs Hulkamania(4) Game 2

Hulkamania silence Demons and even series

Buoyed by a strong attack, Hulkamania responded to force a third and deciding game. A.Dayan led Hulkamania with two goals and an assist and B.Deslauriers offered two points of his own. H.Trahan rebounded after a shaky game one to win with 28 saves. The Fatal Demons rode a hot sequence winning three straight games up until the men in yellow flipped the script. Each side played it cautious with only one penalty throughout the entire contest. As much as this was a must win result for Hulkamania, a fifteen minute mini game came to be a determining factor to see who would take it all.

(2)Hulkamania vs Fatal Demons(3)O.T Game 3

Ex hulkster K.Araujo comes back to haunt old team

It wasn’t too long ago that Hulkamania celebrated a game three overtime championship. During that time, K.Araujo riffled a deceiving rocket in a game three do or die match up that gave Hulkamania there second title in their last year. Tonight, the ex teammate came to haunt his opponents. It took all but 35 seconds for the silent leader to get the job done. K.Araujo fooled H.Trahan with a low hard wrist shot to end the night and give the Fatal Demons another one of many championships. Hulkamania opened and closed the scoring with goals from B.Deslauriers and J.Courteau. The veteran side scored in between only one minute apart courtesy of D.Ugaldez and G.Lallis. For a team who had no expectations for going anywhere, the Fatal Demons proved everyone wrong in their playoff run. The 4-6 regular season record appeared to be just an illusion. After crawling back into the series against the heavy favorite Romans, the Fatal Demons did something remarkable by knocking out the three time champs. Pat Santullo along with his teammates may have been the only ones confident for what they achieved. On behalf of Hockryballe.com, congratulations go out to the leader and the rest of his troops for capturing the E1 Sunday night division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Araujo of the Fatal Demons. As solid as they come, Kevin Araujo scored the biggest goal of the season to help his club celebrate a well earned championship.

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Sunday May 1(E2 Finals)

(3)Hit List vs Red Nose(6) Game 1

Red Rose rides momentum to capture opener

D.Palanisamy scored the first of four second period goals to give Red Nose a commanding third period lead. M.Latreille and N.Delia rounded off the offence posting two markers each. With Red Nose taking a pair of second period penalties, the Hit List weren’t able to do much on their power play. S.Morante kept the gap wide for most of the contest. The net minder did allow two quick third period goals which had no serious impact on the game. From the way things have been going for a while, the Red Nose can’t seem to lose anymore. The red machine just captured their seventh straight win after a shaky start to the regular season.

(8)Red Nose vs Hit List(4) Game 2

Red Nose surge offence in game two, take E2 division title

When defense deserted the Hit List, the goals kept coming in bunches. The snow ball effect just kept getting bigger for Red Nose, who exploded early on to put the Hit List on their heels. As expected, it was the usual suspects getting it done. M.Latreille and N.Delia continued from where they left off creating most of the offence. Both players have the ability to make things very difficult for most defensemen and especially the goaltenders. Their hat tricks proved to be too much in what was one of the biggest games of the season. In addition, M.Bourassa put himself in the same pack by posting two goals and three helpers. The Red Nose maximized all their assets to get to this point. Surrounded by a stable supporting cast, great goaltending, experience and the luxury of having natural snipers, it made only sense that the three time champions would add another mark to their success. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Giovanni Delia, Sylvain Laniel and the Red Nose for taking it all.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matt Latreille of Red Nose. The quick jitter bug accumulated seven points that included five goals in his clubs biggest games of the season.

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The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is deep in preparations with Provincial hosts, the Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta (WRBHA) and the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) to deliver a spectacular World Masters Championship event in Banff this year.


The 2016 ISBHF World Masters Championships will be held from June 1st to 5th, welcoming teams already confirmed from the US, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Italy and of course, Canada comprising of at least thirteen Men’s national teams in total and six Women’s national teams.
 
Using the tagline, “Masters Elevated” to promote the event, the marketing machine is in full flight. Event information, including links to hotel packages, travel information, and the sport schedule can be found at www.Banff2016Masters.com.
 
Says Shelley Callaghan, President of the CBHA, “We are so thrilled that Canada will be the Host Nation for World Masters this year. Over the years, so many countries have hosted us, and now this is our chance to welcome Masters athletes from across the international ball hockey community to our home. Banff is an incredibly beautiful part of our country, and we can’t wait to share the real Canadian experience with everyone. The sport competition is going to be outstanding of course, and with thanks to the assistance of our Provincial association, Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta, we know that this event will deliver a fabulous travel experience to our visitors also.”
 
With two arenas confirmed at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre acting as host venues, the Tournament Celebration Night confirmed on June 5th, a trade show of ball hockey vendors and suppliers from the Banff area slated to be showcasing at the event, it’s looking like being a fantastic week.
 
Hotel accommodation is booking up quickly, and teams are encouraged to reserve their accommodations at event hotels before the end of April, 2016.
 
Says John Loisis, President of the WRBHA, “Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta is proud to be the host Province for this prestigious event. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our province just like it is for the many players who will be travelling to represent their respective countries. We look forward to celebrating this amazing week of ball hockey in Banff with the players and fans".
 
While the website will be updated regularly, athletes and supporters are encouraged to follow the event’s social media pages for the most current information. On Twitter the event can be found via its handle @Banff2016, and on Facebook via its full name, “2016 ISBHF World Masters Ball Hockey Championships”.
 
Media Enquiries:
Holly Stehr
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Ball Hockey Association
communications@cbha.com

 

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The Canadian Ball Hockey Association is pleased to announce the staff for Men’s Masters Team Canada for the 2016 ISBHF World Masters Championships in Banff.

Matt Halverson, Delta (BC), Therapist
Andrew Stagg, Corner Brook (NFLD), Therapist
William Marr, Dartmouth (NS), Equipment manager
Nick Sbarra, Montreal (QC), Assistant coach
Terry Richards, Cobourg (ON), Assistant coach
Mark Guergis, Barrie (ON), Assistant coach

Matt Halverson has already proven himself when working with Masters Team Canada. This will be his 4th experience as a dedicated therapist for this team. This championship is going to be his 7th international event in 7 years. He also worked as a therapist in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Andrew Stagg will complete the therapist team. Since 2011, Andrew works as a team massage therapist for the St. John’s Icecaps, the farm team of the Montreal Canadians (formerly associated with the Winnipeg Jets). He has also shown his great skills in two World Ball Hockey Championships, in 2013 and 2015.

William Marr is another great new asset to our team. As an equipment manager, he worked in 2015 with the Women’s Team Canada in the World Championship in Zug, Switzerland. In the past 20 years, he devoted himself to several hockey teams as a medical trainer and equipment manager.

For a second time, Nick Sbarra will also be part of the team as an assistant coach. Recently, he was a staff member for the CBHA junior performance camp in Ontario in 2015. But mostly, he worked with the coaching team when winning the Gold in Tampa in 2014. Without a doubt, he will bring his passion for the game and his intensity to our team.

Terry Richards will also bring his experience as an assistant coach for our team. Being GM, coach and player for 20 years, Terry has an impressive ball hockey resume. He coached the All-Stars Rep Hockey in Ontario for 6 years. He is also an Ontario ball hockey Hall of Famer.

The other addition to the coaching staff is Mark Guergis. In the past two years, Mark has participated in international events as a player : the 2014 World Masters in Tampa and the 2015 World Championship in Zug with Armenia. In Banff, he will bring his knowledge of the game and his attention to details as an assistant coach.

Congratulations to all of these talented members of the team for their nomination. I am thrilled to have such a strong staff working for our team and I can’t wait to work with all of you, bringing our team to excellence.


François Chalut, Châteauguay (QC)
General Manager/Head coach

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Thursday April 28(Finals)

(3)Legacy vs TANK(2) Game 1

Legacys’ Bertrand tallies late game winning goal

D.Bertrand scored with just over two minutes left in the third period to lift Legacy to a 3-2 win over Tank. S.Robineault and T.Bozinakis scored first period goals for Legacy and M.Dagenais pushed away 24 of 26 shots to earn the win in net. After falling behind early on, Tank slowly got better as the game went on. J.Quesnel-Vinet sparked his club back in it with two second period goals and Tank kept emerging putting plenty of pressure on the Legacy defense. Each side traded enough shots and scoring chances throughout the match that had both net minders excel between the pipes. If it wasn’t for a perfect feed by G.Pisanelli to set up D.Bertrand late in the game, this contest would have most likely ended in a draw.

(6)TANK vs Legacy(8) Game 2

Legacy capture fourth cup in four years

They don’t normally play with a full squad, but Legacy may have needed those extra legs to defeat a resilient hockey team. The offence was evenly spread as seven different players celebrated goals. Just like in game one, Legacy had the better start which forced Tank to play catch up all game long. The problem was that Legacy never had the comfort of playing with a lead for enough time. The nonstop effort from Tank kept responding by tying the game on a few occasions, but were never able to grab a lead. A key moment occurred by the first period where Tank gave up a shorthanded goal by E.Girouard. His fake back hand move beat A.Mancini to break a 1-1 tie. Tank did however score twice with their five man unit. J.Quesnel-Vinet and B.Deslauriers each had two goals in the loss. T.Bozinakis may have scored the biggest goal of the game by riffling a rocket of a slap shot on the power play giving Legacy their seventh goal of the match. At that point, Tank had no choice to pull out A.Mancini for an extra attacker. After receiving a pass from G.Pisanelli, Payam Assadi salted the win in an empty net for his second of the contest. Following three championships in four years, this win puts this edition of Legacy into the rarified air of past great teams. Led by great leadership from George Panagiotopoulos and Tasso Bozinakis, Legacy were deserving for what they achieved on Thursday night. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to all the players that made this happen. On a different note, Legacy will be representing Quebec this summer at the C Nationals in Kelowna British Columbia. The date of the event is from July 21-24.We wish the boys the best of luck in keeping Quebec a power house province when it comes to the game we all love.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tasso Bozinakis of Legacy. Defense often wins you championships. His rock solid play from blue line to blue line was a significant reason why his club celebrated the D Thursday division championship.

 

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Wednesday April 27(Finals)

(2)Punishers vs Venom(4) Game 1

Venom used four different goal scorers to down Punishers

Four different Venom players scored in game one to come away with a 4-2 double up win over the Punishers. M.Dalpe beat the buzzer late in the first period to put Venom up 2-1, and J.Parisella along with B.Deslauriers notched the second period’s only goals to widen the margin by three. That kind of lead proved to be very sufficient for M.Trivisonno, who stopped 23 of 25 shots. The Punishers, despite dropping the game, finished stronger bagging a late power play goal by K.Tsoukalas in hopes of carrying some positive energy for game two.

(7)Venom vs Punishers(5) Game 2

Venom withstand tons of penalty minutes to capture E Wednesday title

If there was a time to be disciplined, this was it for Venom who somehow pulled it off. The Punishers had plenty of power play chances and made sure to bury most of them notching all five goals with their five man unit. But that still wasn’t good enough. Venom fell behind 3-1 after one period and slowly crawled back into the game on a resilient effort from everyone. Just like in their previous match, no one played the hero as six different players scored that included two straight tallies from J.Courteau. The Punishers needed a regulation win which forced them to pull out J.Meynard for an extra attacker. Considering the way their power play was rolling on all cylinders that last act of desperation didn’t transpire into a goal, instead Venom closed it off with an empty net marker. P.Karvouriaris, game in and game out gives his club numerous chances to win hockey games posting three more goals that still wasn’t enough in this most needed contest. It wasn’t the kind of game plan Venom were preaching but that didn’t bother them as they pulled off an incredible feat. M.Trivissono may have allowed five power play goals but never gave up on his players who stormed back to take the series. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to the net minder and the rest of Venom for winning it all.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mike Trivissono of Venom. The captain did more than just make saves by showing great leadership and keeping the guys positive in what was a hard fought battle.

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Wednesday April 27(F2 Finals)

(2)H1G Boys vs Kings(3) Game 1

R.Campopiano hat trick propels Kings in game one

Both sides entered the night knowing that this series was going to be extremely close. With the style of game that both sides play, goals would be hard to come by except for R.Campopiano who did more than expected. His three goals coupled with B.Verducci’s brilliant play in net was just what the doctor ordered for the Kings. The H1G Boys did score first but suffered afterwards by allowing three straight tallies. T.Settino had a late golden opportunity to even the game with an awarded penalty shot but miss handled the ball at the last second. On the very last play of the game, B.Verducci somehow denied a sure goal on a desperation play that eventually came to haunt the H1G Boys. L.Mancini scored both goals in the loss. The goaltenders gave their clubs every chance possible to win the game that saw B.Verducci earn the win over his counterpart G.Follano.

(3)Kings vs H1G Boys(4) Game 2

H1G Boys battle back to even series

After grabbing a 4-1 lead, the H1G Boys clamped down for a 4-3 win to force a game three. L.Mancini continued his scoring on the power play by riffling a huge slap shot that hit the inside of the crossbar for a 2-0 lead. The H1G Boys showed plenty of determination, especially by the second period where the Kings seemed to have no legs. Still not out of it yet, A.Lanni carried the Kings back into the game netting two straight goals. The Kings also had a very good chance to end the series with a late power play chance but weren’t able to capitalize. G.Follano played to his level keeping his guys confident in front of him by making the necessary saves to even the series. P.Charbonneau got credited the winner just passed the mid way point of the match.

(0)H1G Boys vs Kings(2) Game 3

Verducci and Kings caps amazing post season

The way both teams are set up, the first goal was enormously important for either side. Eventually, somebody was going to get there and this time it was D.Verta of the Kings. Who better than someone that has the skill and ability to provide offence at the most needed time of the season. Despite falling behind, the H1G Boys had plenty of time to bounce back. The problem was that the Kings went into shutdown mode which eventually led to another huge tally from the captain C.Palermo. At that point it was all curtains. B.Verducci stood tall denying every shot despite nursing an injury suffered late in game one. The Kings had an average regular season finishing in seventh place but showed that they were a top notch contender by storming through three full rounds. Their experience and ability to remain structured throughout the entire playoffs paid plenty of dividends. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Chris Palermo and the Kings for winning the F2 Wednesday division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ben Verducci of the Kings. Clutch as they come, B.Verducci was huge in game one and brilliant in game three to help lead the Kings to a championship season.

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Wednesday April 27(F3 Finals)

(2)Fat Cats vs Hellfish(3) Game 1

Quick start helps Hellfish capture game one

It wasn’t the kind of start that the Fat Cats hoped for but one that the Hellfish benefited from. M.Chartrand, with the help of D.Ugaldez’s third assist was able to notch his second goal just shy of the mid way point of the game. The Hellfish carried a 3-0 lead into the final 15 minutes of play and felt confident to escape with the win until falling into penalty trouble. Some of their penalties enabled the Fat Cats to finally wake up and solve F.Vigliotti. G.DeMarinis and P.Nadeau each scored to narrow the gap within one. The Fat Cats thought they had scored to even the game but that goal was refused because of the crease rule. As frustrating as that was, the Fat Cats knew they weren’t out of it yet with another game or two ahead of them.

(3)Hellfish vs Fat Cats(4) Game 2

Not down and out, division leaders return favor to even series

This time, the Fat Cats learned from their mistakes. The importance of starting off stronger came to play for the division leaders who weren’t done just yet. D.DiMiele scored very early and the Fat Cats used two second period goals by P.Nadeau and J.Scalia to shift the game their way. Almost a carbon copy of the previous match, the Hellfish won the final frame to pull within one but ran out of race track. G.Sangiovanni needed to be good from the start and he was allowing only one goal for most of the contest. P.Nadeau had a multi goal game that included the winner. One thing that the Hellfish didn’t do right in both games was that they took too many penalties. Despite all that, 15 minutes was all that was left for both sides to see who would take it all.

(2)Fat Cats vs Hellfish(1) Game 3

Fat Cats edge Hellfish in most important game, winners of F3 division

G.Sangiovanni and the Fat Cats pushed the pace early and held on to a nail bite to capture the F3 division title. The Hellfish fell behind right away which forced them to throw everything possible towards the net minder. The Fat Cats eventually doubled their lead leaving less than six minutes for the Hellfish to respond. R.Kelendji gave some life after finally getting to Sangiovanni. At that point, three minutes were left over for the Hellfish. The Fat Cats made sure to play their best hockey all season by not allowing that possible equalizer. With the seconds winding down, the Fat Cats held on to final buzzer, emerging triumphant from their third and deciding game. Each side entered the finals very deservingly leaving only 15 minutes to see who would prevail. Despite falling short, the Hellfish have nothing to feel bad about as they went the ultimate distance with a team that was presumed to be there. The Fat Cats felt that they were expected to win and handled the pressure and adversity splendidly to get to the finish line. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to G.Sangiovanni and the Fat Cats for winning the F3 Wednesday division championship.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to G.Sangiovanni of the Fat Cats. One thing that is very essential in going this far is getting the necessary goaltending. G.Sangiovanni provided it all season long and especially when it counted the most through two playoff rounds.

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Friday April 22 (Finals)

(2)Park Avenue Legends vs Hawks(3) Game 1

Third period goals lead Hawks over Legends

The Hawks continued to play the style that made them very successful in the post season so far. They played defense. They got balanced scoring, a relentless effort from all their players and the goaltending that was expected form their pillar between the pipes S.Pare. For over half the game, no side had the answer to solving both goaltenders. Pedram Assadi blocked everything his way for over two periods until a power play goal by N.Domingos put the Hawks on the board. That was just the first of three straight goals that shifted the momentum in their favor. Once the Hawks led, the Park Avenue Legends did put some pressure but struggled to penetrate a very tight defense.

(6)Hawks vs Park Avenue Legends(3) Game 2

Hawks out work Park Avenue Legends, take 35 + division

The Hawks ended their post season against the Park Avenue Legends in a remarkable 6-3 rout to take the series in two games. This time, the Hawks made it a point to grab the early lead and dictate the pace the way they wanted. P.Roy cleaned up the mess on the power play to put the Hawks in front 1-0.D.Galloro then doubled the lead in the same period and A.Moscato used a blistering slap shot to  widen the gap by the mid way point of the game. But it wasn’t as safe and secure as it seemed for the Hawks, who allowed two straight tallies by N.Kokovidis and M.Goineau before the end of the second period. With only one period remaining, the Hawks didn’t want to let this one slip away. Like they have been doing since the beginning of the playoffs, the men in white kept working hard and pushing the pace to the very last whistle to get to the finish line. Once again, S.Pare was a factor as the cat denied many orange balls his way giving plenty of confidence to all of his teammates. Prior to the season, the Hawks seemed like they couldn’t win anymore dropping their last four of five games right after starting with a 5-0 record. That sequence struck some doubt in the minds of some for a while up until they put a full out effort against the Brewers in round one. That single 3-1 win was a huge turning point and a major confidence booster that led to four hard consecutive wins. On behalf of hockeyballe.com, congrats go out to the Hawks for their solid effort in capturing the 35 + division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Quincy Joseph. The solid d-man gave no rope to any of his opponents throughout the whole playoffs and especially on this night to merit the honor.

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Thursday April 21 (E1 Finals)

(0)Werewolves vs Bramabulls(4) E1 Game 1

Beaudry gets shutout, Bulls over power Wolves in game one

Jonathan Beaudry carried the Bramabulls early with many key stops and earned a shutout to take a 1-0 series lead. The net minder did his toughest work earlier on where the Werewolves failed to capitalize on many opportunities. Each side struggled to get on the score sheet for the longest time. After receiving a perfect pass from S.Marricco, F.Venditti cracked the barrier. The Bramabulls did most of their work by the third bagging three straight markers from different goal scorers.

(3)Bramabulls vs Werewolves(4) E1 Game 2

J.Guerriero riffles a beauty, Werewolves even series with close win

Forward J.Guerriero had an enduring night, but still found the strength to give the Werewolves a big goal in their must win match up. The contest was tied 3-3 when Guerriero riffled a rocket that not even a radar can detect. The Werewolves played with more confidence knowing that they can beat J.Beaudry, who was rock solid in game one. With the help of two power play goals and balanced scoring, the Werewolves gave themselves a real chance entering a third and deciding game. In the loss, S.Marricco accumulated more points by scoring twice on P.Turturici.

(1)Werewolves vs Bramabulls(5) E1 Game 3

Verta’s patience, DiPerna’s two goals topple Wolves in biggest game of the season

After playing through a full season, and grinding playoff rounds, each side had only fifteen minutes to decide who was going to take it home. As it’s usually the case, the first goal is often vital on how the game goes. Both teams posses a similar style that has them playing very tight when ahead. The Bramabulls wasted barely 40 seconds to get on board. D.Verta riffled a one timing feed from his captain A.DiPerna to beat P.Turturici short side. That was just the beginning for the two linemates. On a later play, D.Verta showed incredible patience with two players close to him before sending a cute pass to DiPerna for another big tally. Both players stepped it up when it mattered the most combining for six points. Once the Werewolves fell behind by three goals, the hope was gone. While each side had plenty of players for the big dance, the Bramabulls might have had that extra intensity in the end to make the difference between winning and losing. Each team have reached this point plenty of times due to their experience and smart play. But with room for only one winner, the Bramabulls found a way to be the better of both sides. Plenty of credit goes out to the captain Anthony DiPerna for managing a bunch of players when the time arose. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to the captain the Bramabulls for winning the E1 Thursday division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Verta of the Bramabulls. In the biggest game of the season, the crafty forward showed some magic with three big plays in a 5-1 win over the Werewolves.

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Thursday April 21 (E2 finals)

(6)French Connection vs SBS Trashers(5) E2 Game 1

French Connection hold off Trashers to take game one

O.Valiquette scored two goals and the French Connection built enough of a cushion to hang on for a 6-5 win. One goal that the SBS Trashers will be looking back at is when Valiquette bagged his second late in the first period in a shorthanded situation. The younger squad had to battle from behind all game long to recover from the error. As much as the will was there, the production simply wasn’t enough. E.Panzera, captain of the Trashers scored twice while J.Scalia collected four points. The French Connection usually depend on one particular line, but this match had everyone contribute one way or another. The one positive that the SBS Trashers took in this contest was that they finished very strong only to run out of time.

(2)SBS TRashers vs French Connection(4) E2 Game 2

French Connection top line connects, crowned champions of E2 division

Unlike their previous match, the French Connection looked to their big trio to get the job done. J.Farrese, F.Major and O.Valiquette coupled with some lack of disciple enabled the three players to get all of the scoring. The French Connection scored twice on the power play in the first period to once again put the pressure on the Trashers. Despite being down, the men in red rebounded with a better second period effort to trail within one. With still plenty of time left over, the SBS Trashers fired as many balls possible towards F.Gaudet-Peloquin but couldn’t solve the tall net minder. In both games, the French Connection got the start they wanted and played it to their advantage forcing the SBS Trashers to play a more aggressive way. It wasn’t due to any lack of effort but maybe just a bad start to both games. After reaching this point many times before, the French Connection celebrated another championship. On Behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Nicolas Viau and the rest of the French Connection for getting it done.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Olivier Valiquette of the French Connection. The sniper was involved in nearly all the goals scored by the French Connection to merit the honor.

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Tuesday April 19 (Finals)

(5)Sons of Anaheim vs Smooth Sailors(5) Game 1

Third period meltdown gives Sailors life

As much as this was only game one, the Sons of Anaheim won’t get over the fact that they blew a 5-2 lead with less than three minutes remaining. The Smooth Sailors, however have to be given credit for pumping plenty of orange balls to creep back into the game. M.Testolina helped set up two late goals before equalizing the score for his fourth point of the game. That sequence alone set the charge of an atmosphere that the Smooth Sailors looked to carry for game two. Apart from their late collapse, the Sons of Anaheim didn’t help their cause by spending plenty of time in the penalty box. The Smooth Sailors struck as many as three times with power play goals. O.Grenier had a big game scoring twice while setting up J.Gagne for his first of two in the contest for the Sons of Anaheim. After a hard fought battle, each side refocused in preparation for game two.

(3)Smooth Sailors vs Sons of Anaheim(3) Game 2

Sons of Anaheim show resilience after nightmare finish

Maybe it wasn’t quite the same, but the Sons of Anaheim turned the tables at least a little bit in game two. In this contest, the Smooth Sailors took three leads that got compromised every single time. Also, it was the Sons of Anaheim benefiting on their five man unit as the captain M.Laverdiere and J.Tanguy each scored late second and third period goals to even the score. Tanguy temporarily saved his clubs season with ten minutes left in the game. With their offence spread out, the Smooth Sailors got scoring efforts from three different players. The goaltenders stood up to the occasion giving their clubs every possible chance to take the series. G.Follano faced 27 shots and was just as good as his counterpart M.Cote, who denied 22 of 25 shots for the Sons of Anaheim. After playing to two straight ties, a 15 minute mini game was left to see who would be the best team of the D Tuesday division.

(1)Sons of Anaheim vs Smooth Sailors(4) Game 3

Smooth Sailors overwhelm Sons of Anaheim, capture D Tuesday title

Renzo Fasano and the Smooth Sailors dealt with game 3 pressure in the same way they’ve handled just about everything in their quest of reaching their goal. J.Mandracchia, M.Testolina scored early in, M.Moukas bagged a pair of tallies and the Smooth Sailors roared to a 4-1 victory to claim the D Tuesday division title. G.Follano allowed only one goal right after the Smooth Sailors grabbed a 3-0 lead. With only one loss prior to this contest, the Sons of Anaheim tasted defeat for only a second time this season, compounding the heartbreak for a talented team that hasn’t had that final touch needed for capturing a championship. As for the Smooth Sailors, it was all about business. The second place seed lived up to the challenge showing plenty of determination with confidence that had them reach the finish line. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Renzo Fasano and the Smooth Sailors for winning it all.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Renzo Fasano of the Smooth Sailors. With everyone pulling their weight, the captain had to make sharp decisions at the right time in order to get an edge over a team that came in as favorites to winning it all.

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Monday April 18 (B Finals)

(2)Spartans vs Bramabulls(4) Game 2

Bramabulls over power Spartans to capture B division title

Aside from a few moments, there was little bite from the Spartans who struggled to get any goal scoring done for most of the night. The Spartans were done in by their inability to cash in on their scoring chances .J.Beaudry, backed up by an air tight defense lived up to the task going flawless for nearly the entire game. The Bramabulls scored late goals in both the first and second periods and made the score 3-0 before P.Plaisir got the better of Beaudry late in the match. Still not out of it yet, the Spartans notched their second tally when J.Adamou riffled a slap shot from the blue line to get within one. That goal forced A.DiPerna to use a timeout. After gathering his troops, the Bramabulls took plenty of possession with just over a minute remaining giving no time for an equalizer. D.Morency seized the opportunity by hitting an empty cage for his second of the contest. If the Spartans had a night in which nothing went right, then the Bramabulls had a night in which nothing went wrong. Led by their captain A.DiPerna, and the presence of many talented players the, Bramabulls reached their goal on Monday night as B division champions. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Anthony Diperna and the rest of his troops for getting it done.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes out to Jonathan Beaudry. After facing 20 shots, the veteran net minder stood tall and protected a 3-0 lead for nearly the entire night to earn his biggest win of the season.

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Monday April 11 (A Finals)

(2)Red Lite vs Black Knights(0) Game 5

Knights fall early, Red Lite hangs on to win A division

Red Lite emerged once more as provincial champs with a 2-0 shutout win over their long time rival. In the third minute of play, O.Grenier received a pass from F.Caisse to grab an early lead, something that Red  Lite wasn’t used to having during most of the series. That goal was the beginning of a trap style game that the eleven time national champs used to defeat their opponents. Despite being awarded a few power play chances, the Black Knights couldn’t find the right play or enough space to generate any real scoring chances. Red Lite is known historically for their all out offence, but tonight they showed how to keep the ball away from their net. S.Beauchamp wasn’t at a 100% but still got the job done earning a 20 save shutout. The second goal of the game came by the second period when K.Kuczmarski got a perfect pass from his captain Y.Labonte. The Black Knights tried everything in their power to find the back of the net. Unable to get much going, the Black Knights just kept getting neutralized for long stretches. After being awarded a late power play chance, the trailing club pulled out their goaltender for a sixth attacker and still had no luck getting on board. At that point, it was just about the final buzzer. Once the sound hit, Red Lite gathered up celebrating something that they have been used to for a very long time. The Black Knights, maybe hoped for a better fate and despite not getting the job done, have nothing to feel ashamed about especially after bringing a team like Red Lite to a fifth and deciding game. As for the champs, it’s just another day at the office as the red machine captures another title. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Yannick Labonte and the rest of Red Lite for winning the Premier division.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Samuel Beauchamp of Red Lite. The net minder wasn’t sure if he was starting, but decided to anyway and was glad he did by denying every shot his way.

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Monday April 4 (Finals)

(5)Hitmen vs Team X(4) Game 1 S.O

Team X endure heartbreaking loss in series opener

Two seconds will be a number that Team X won’t forget for a very long time. After grabbing a 2-0 lead and a 3-2 lead, Team X were on their way to taking game one until N.Sciangula forced the game into overtime with barley any time left on the clock. Despite giving up that late tally, Team X had their fair of chances in the sudden death period but failed to capitalize. Each side sent three of their skilled players to take the breakaways. Already with three points during the match, it was only fitting that Dave Caissie would have an influence in the outcome. The skilled forward danced his way by fooling M.Trivisonno on two occasions to get both goals for the win. J.Ferraro had a three point night and K.McAdam was solid in net to escape with the series opener. As for Team X, A.Jalilvand scored twice along with his clubs lone shootout marker.

(3)Team X vs Hitmen(8) Game 2

Team X come out flat, Hitmen take 4 vs 4 Monday division title

Unable to get over what just happened, the Hitmen made Team X pay early on. The Hitmen wasted no time getting to M.Trivisonno, who had no help whatsoever from his teammates. J.Ferraro opened the scoring and added two more tallies to finish with a hat trick. In addition, Dave Caissie continued from where he left off, also netting a hat trick as both players did plenty of damage on Monday night. Once the game went out of reach, there wasn’t much Team X could have done to get back in it. K.Araujo bagged two power play goals in the loss. He wasn’t as busy but K.McAdam still made the necessary saves to keep the game safe from being close. Both sides entered the night after a solid playoff run and got there on merit. But with room for only one winner, the Hitmen proved why they should have won. After bouncing back late in the opening game, and dominating the second contest coupled with solid defense and goaltending, the Hitmen deserved what they got on Monday night as the 4 vs 4 champions. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com we would like to congratulate Danny Caisse and the rest of the Hitmen for taking it all.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dave Caissie of the Hitmen. The forward was simply unstoppable collecting seven points in two games along with two shootout markers that ultimately decided game one.

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Bramabulls B division champions

Monday April 18 (B Finals)

(2)Spartans vs Bramabulls(4) Game 2

Bramabulls over power Spartans to capture B division title

Aside from a few moments, there was little bite from the Spartans who struggled to get any goal scoring done for most of the night. The Spartans were done in by their inability to cash in on their scoring chances .J.Beaudry, backed up by an air tight defense lived up to the task going flawless for nearly the entire game. The Bramabulls scored late goals in both the first and second periods and made the score 3-0 before P.Plaisir got the better of Beaudry late in the match. Still not out of it yet, the Spartans notched their second tally when J.Adamou riffled a slap shot from the blue line to get within one. That goal forced A.DiPerna to use a timeout. After gathering his troops, the Bramabulls took plenty of possession with just over a minute remaining giving no time for an equalizer. D.Morency seized the opportunity by hitting an empty cage for his second of the contest. If the Spartans had a night in which nothing went right, then the Bramabulls had a night in which nothing went wrong. Led by their captain A.DiPerna, and the presence of many talented players the, Bramabulls reached their goal on Monday night as B division champions. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Anthony Diperna and the rest of his troops for getting it done.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes out to Jonathan Beaudry. After facing 20 shots, the veteran net minder stood tall and protected a 3-0 lead for nearly the entire night to earn his biggest win of the season.

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Womens Provincial

Bonjour à toutes,

 

L'Association de hockey-balle du Québec tiendra son championnat provincial annuel 5x5, le 12 mars.

Vous trouverez en pièce jointe tous les détails pour vous inscrire.

N'hésitez pas à nous écrire pour toutes questions ou commentaires.

Merci et bonne journée!

 

Association de hockey-balle du Québec

450-963-0963

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2016 Masters Team Canada Roster

The International Master’s World Cup had its inaugural tournament in 2010, this biennialtournament is for players 40 years of age and over. Canadian Ball Hockey is committed to sending a Master's Team Canada along with providing an opportunity for a Canadian community team to also participate in this tournament.

The inaugural tournament took place in Bratislava, Slovakia from November 11-14, 2010.  Two Canadian teams made the trip to Slovakia
 


2016 MASTERS TEAM CANADA ROSTER

Men's Masters | General Manager - Francois Chalut

Sandro Morello Pointe-Claire, Québec
Paolo Musto Montréal, Québec
Jason Cormier Edmonton, Alberta
Peter Cabral Mount Pearl, Newfoundland
Patrick Gendron Verdun, Mtl, Québec
Mike Mc Hugh Quispamsis, St.John, New Brunswick
Dallas Merkler Edmonton, Alberta
Claude Turmelle Ottawa, Ontario
Shane Terry      Whitby, Ontario
Dan MacKinnon    Calgary, Alberta
Robert Marini Ahuntsic, Québec
Chris Morrison Jr  Toronto, Ontario
David Musey  Spruce Grove, Alberta
Lou Zaffino  Vaughan, Ontario
Shawn Neary    Corner Brook, Newfoundland
John Jarvis Grand-Bay Westfield, New Brunswick
Chris Sirovyak Vancouver, British Columbia
François Jobin Varennes, Québec
Dom Ricci     Coquitlam, British Columbia
Tom Arsenault       Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mike Woychyshyn Calgary, Alberta
Sam Donaghey Edmonton, Alberta
Chevy Platt Oshawa, Ontario
Bob Baretta   Edmonton, Alberta
Kevin Gullekson  St. Albert, Alberta

 

Women's Masters | General Manager - Sara Hayward
 

Kendra Antony Ottawa, Ontario 
Clarissa Areseneault St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Isabelle Aube Ottawa, Ontario
Lori Boyles Saint John, New Brunswick 
Stephanie Brunette-D’Souza   Ottawa, Ontario
Shelley Cockerill Winnepeg, Manitoba
Sandi Desrosiers Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick
Sheila Elliott Saint John, New Brunswick
Nathalie Girouard  Ottawa, Ontario
Erin Gorman-Reshnyk Belleville, Ontario
Sandi Lauzon Port Moody, British Columbia
Shelly Leahy Saint John, New Brunswick
Codi Lee Whistler, British Columbia
Vicky Lively Saint John, New Brunswick
Marci O’Shea Stirling, Ontario 
Tamara Pickford  Wilcox, Saskatchewan 
Keeley Prockiw  Edmonton, Alberta
Sara Ross   St. George, New Brunswick
Sherry Rowe Saint John, New Brunswick 
Vikki Ruth  North York, Ontario 
Jillian Small    Halifax, Nova Scotia     
Melissa Talaro  Whistler, British Columbia
Silvia Traversa  Vancouver, British Columbia

 

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2016 ISBHF World Masters Championships

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is deep in preparations with Provincial hosts, the Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta (WRBHA) and the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) to deliver a spectacular World Masters Championship event in Banff this year.


The 2016 ISBHF World Masters Championships will be held from June 1st to 5th, welcoming teams already confirmed from the US, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Italy and of course, Canada comprising of at least thirteen Men’s national teams in total and six Women’s national teams.
 
Using the tagline, “Masters Elevated” to promote the event, the marketing machine is in full flight. Event information, including links to hotel packages, travel information, and the sport schedule can be found at www.Banff2016Masters.com.
 
Says Shelley Callaghan, President of the CBHA, “We are so thrilled that Canada will be the Host Nation for World Masters this year. Over the years, so many countries have hosted us, and now this is our chance to welcome Masters athletes from across the international ball hockey community to our home. Banff is an incredibly beautiful part of our country, and we can’t wait to share the real Canadian experience with everyone. The sport competition is going to be outstanding of course, and with thanks to the assistance of our Provincial association, Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta, we know that this event will deliver a fabulous travel experience to our visitors also.”
 
With two arenas confirmed at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre acting as host venues, the Tournament Celebration Night confirmed on June 5th, a trade show of ball hockey vendors and suppliers from the Banff area slated to be showcasing at the event, it’s looking like being a fantastic week.
 
Hotel accommodation is booking up quickly, and teams are encouraged to reserve their accommodations at event hotels before the end of April, 2016.
 
Says John Loisis, President of the WRBHA, “Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta is proud to be the host Province for this prestigious event. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our province just like it is for the many players who will be travelling to represent their respective countries. We look forward to celebrating this amazing week of ball hockey in Banff with the players and fans".
 
While the website will be updated regularly, athletes and supporters are encouraged to follow the event’s social media pages for the most current information. On Twitter the event can be found via its handle @Banff2016, and on Facebook via its full name, “2016 ISBHF World Masters Ball Hockey Championships”.
 
Media Enquiries:
Holly Stehr
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Ball Hockey Association
communications@cbha.com

 

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