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Tuesday July 28
(9)Smooth Sailors vs Expos(0)
The Expos kept it close for a period, but as time went on, the snowball kept getting bigger and bigger.The Smooth Sailors poured on the offence striking four times in the second period for a 6-0 lead.M.Argiris scored twice in the frame before completeing his hat trick by the third.M.Testolina and D.Grasso were very productive collecting six points each, Marco Diaco chipped in with a pair, and G.Follano still had to make over 20 saves to record a shutout.
(4)Rhum & Coke vs Smackdaddys(3)
While the first half of the game went well for the Smackdaddys, the same couldn’t be said for the remainder of the match.Down 2-0, the Rhum & Coke never gave up and battled hard to overcome the deficit.Captain P.Papineau evened the score at two goals a piece on the power play, followed with the go ahead marker by F.Daigle which eventually led to the game winning tally from P.Archambault.It may come as only their third win of the season, but the Rhum & Coke couldn’t grab it at a better time versus a solid team with the post season just around the corner.
(4)Smooth Sailors vs Spartans(2)
With the ability of taking the ball and put it passed the goal line at will, M.Testolina nets three more for the Smooth Sailors.The young talent produced all his goals in the first 16 minutes of the game.The Smooth Sailors kept a clean score sheet for over two periods before G.Chountalos cracked G.Follano’s shutout.This win gives the Smooth Sailors six solid points in the span of only three hours placing them alone in third place.
(2)Hellenic Republic vs Dark Warriors(7)
The Dark Warriors had trouble finding their way in the first half of the game, but that changed when I.Lesic snapped a dreaded 2-2 tie.M.Wolfe added to that lead four minutes later, and the Dark Warriors never looked back to capture their ninth win in elevem games.After opening the scoring for his club, S.Robineault had the most tallies bagging a hat trick.The Hellenic Republic got both their goals from C.Papadatos and A.Serhan as the only two players to solve P.Turturici.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Matthew Testolina of the Smooth Sailors.In two games, Testolina collected nine points that included five goals, and was a vital reason why his club earned six points on the night.

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Sunday July 26
(8)1 Timer vs Zeus(2)
Zeus werent fit to be on the same court with the 1 Timer on Sunday night.Most of the 1 Timer players had good moments from when the ball dropped.P-A Surprenant, who is no stranger to finding the back of the net, riffled three passed M.Melo.C.Gagnon-Ethier also chipped in with a pair.Considering the talent Zeus had on their side, only two goals managed to get through F.Koch, who stopped 20 of 22 shots.The 1 Timer are having a very good regular season so far, but are seeking bigger and better achievements once they hit the post season.
(7)Les Bakaloo vs HC Inter(6)
Its sometimes hard to figure out if a team wakes up to late, or if a team just decided to let the foot off the pedal.Les Bakaloo looked like they were on their way to trouncing the HC Inter after taking a 6-1 lead heading into the third period, but that didn’t transpire as a 12 minute surge nearly compromised the out come.Nobody scored more than once for Les Bakaloo, but H-A Leveille played an important role setting up his clubs first three goals before scoring one himself.On the other side of the court, the HC Inter looked to M.Crivello to score goals as the d-man produced three markers while his teammate F.Logen was able to bury a pair.
(10)Hulkamania vs Scoring Eagles(1)
Within a span of only five minutes, Hulkamania discouraged the Scoring Eagles.Three quick goals went in and it was all down hill from that point on.Despite the lob sided affair, the young sqaud ran well through out the game but werent able to produce the scoring they were hoping for.J.Courteau and N.Gilbert each had two goals, and F.Vigliotti had his shutout taken away when M.Denammee solved him by the six minute mark of the third period.
(5)Lumberjacks vs Untouchables(2)
The Lumberjacks, with only three changes celebrated a 5-2 victory over the Untouchables.S.Denis was behind making two goals happen before netting one for a 3-1 second period lead.G.Christian-Leclerc widenened the margin with his second of the night, and the Lumberjacks comfortably entered the final 15 minutes up by three.Once again, N.Mackeen shielded his cage well allowing only two goals on 24 shots.
(3)HC Mutts vs Park Avenue Legacy(7)
The offence was spread out nicely for the Park Avenue Lagacy as they got the better of the struggling HC Mutts.Apart from A.Stamiris’s two third period goals, five others had the pleasure of finding the back of the net.N.Kokovidis helped make four goals happen,N.Pitsikoulis along with Stamiris each had three points, and Pedram Assadi did more than enough to earn the win between the pipes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Niko Kokovidis of Park Avenue Legacy.The crafty defanceman found his teammates blade’s on four occassions in a 7-3 win over the HC Mutts.

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Thursday July 23
(1)D-Blocks vs Hellas(2)
With wins hard to come by, Hellas triumphed with a pivotal result over the D-Blocks.After giving up the first goal of the night, Hellas bounced back by netting two power play tallies.C.Camilien evened the score late in the second period, and J.Lamoureux was able to capture the win with a big third period marker.The D-Blocks still managed 30 shots towards S.Sauk, but struggled to solve him except for one time thanks to B.Leber.
(5)TANK vs Brewers(1)
Knowing that Hellas captured key points to the standings, the Brewers faced the pressure of trying to get it done versus a resilient hockey team.Apart from a solid first period, the veteran squad couldn’t keep up as the game went on.Tank sparked four straight unanswered goals as of the mid way point of the match that saw B.Deslauriers strike on two occassions.While offence wasn’t much of an issue, Tank got reliable goaltending from M.Trivisonno, who denied all but one Brewer.
(8)Legacy vs Hellas(3)
Falling behind versus Legacy after playing an hour earlier, came to haunt Hellas in their double header.G.Pisanelli scored a hat trick for a 7-1 third period lead before Hellas finally got on the board.I.Lesic and E.Girouard chipped in with a pair while D.Bertrand and T.Bozinakis combined for seven points.Hellas got two out of their three goals from their captain L.Hondronicolas, and the other from their veteran d-man K.Sauk.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Scott Sauk of Hellas.Sauk battled hard and protected his cage denying 29 of 30 shots to earn a very important win against the D-Blocks.

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Thursday July 23
(3)A-Team vs Wocafloka(9)
Maybe it was expected, but nevertheless the A-Team fought hard and made Wocafloka work to earn their goals.The division leaders only pulled away in the second portion of the match.Surprisingly enough, nobody had more than one goal out of the nine that went in.M.Latreille scored once with a tally held for the game winner, and added three helpers.As for the A-Team, J.Ferreira got the better of C.Stavriadis on two ocassions.
(5)French Connection vs Carnage(4) O.T
N.Viau scored 40 seconds into overtime, and the French Connection escaped with a close victory.Up 3-0 after two periods normally is a safe bet for a win, but the French Connection struggled to protect their lead allowing four third period markers.A.Kalaydjian scored twice in the final frame to help send the game into extra time.J-F Leclerc also had a two goal night for the French Connection, who now sit tied in fourth place with Carnage.
(5)Billionaires vs Wocafloka(6)
They may have lost the game, but the Billionaires did something no ones been able to do so far this season.The young squad made the Wocafloka sweat untill the final buzzer where they nearly let the game enter into overtime.From start to finish, the Billionaires fought hard and battled for every ball to try and prove a point to everyone that they are a team to be taken serious.Maybe it wasn’t a win, but it was nice to know that the leagues giants are vulnerable.G.Santacroce found the back of the net twice, and added an assist in the loss while A.Desrosiers came to the rescue for Wocafloka after netting the winner with just over a minute remaining.
(1)Eagles vs Tutto Fumo(6)
Keeping things very simple tends to work often on most nights if applied correctly.Tutto Fumo didn’t have their full roster which forced them to play a disciplined man on man game.When defending well, good chances often occur which led to six different players finding the back of the net.F.Federico tapped in Tutto Fumo’s second goal of the game which held up for the winner, and P.Delarosbil still had to be very effective in nets to allow only one goal on 25 shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Desrosiers of Wocafloka.If not for his last minute goal, the Wocafloka risked losing their first game of the season after ten starts.

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Wednesday July 22
(6)Infinit/Park Avenue vs Dream Team(3)
Two games in one night is never easy, but the Infiniti Park Avenue were glad to get the right start.After scoring three times in both the opening and second frame’s, the Infiniti/Park Avenue cruised their way for an easy win despite dropping the final period 3-0.M.Destounis had a multi goal performance,A.Stamiris fed four teammates, and Pedram Assadi made the neccassary saves at the right moments in the game in order to record the win in nets.
(1)Punishers vs Dragons(5)
It was a just a question of time.The Punishers werent used to Wednesday nights feelings as they suffered their first loss in two seasons.The Dragons demonstrated that if a team shows up, and is very prepared, that anything is possible.They didnt need to depend on anyone in particlular as the entire bench along with the solid net minding of S.Morante took care of business.The Dragons scored at least once in every period and defended well allowing only one goal on 26 shots.
(5)Infiniti/Park Avenue vs Tropics(7)
A.DeLuca riffled a hat trick and was the deciding factor in a back and forth contest between the Tropics and Infiniti/Park Avenue.The young talent carried the load by the mid way point of the game where he fed J.Nardolillo before striking for the first time as of the ten minute mark of the second period.The Tropics carried a 4-3 third period lead and added two more tallies before the Infiniti/Park Avenue responded to climb back into the game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony DeLuca of the Tropics. The Tropics forward produced four points that included a hat trick in a 7-5 win over the Infiniti/Park Avenue.

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Wednesday July 22
(5)23rd Hour vs Wheeling Nailers(4)
The 23rd Hour saved their best for last as they just get by the Wheeling Nailers.P.Salvo’s empty net goal was more than an insurance marker as it held up for the game winner.R.Ramacieri and J-F Nadeau collected three points each, and the 23rd Hour got scoring efforts from five different goal scorers.The Wheeling Nailers did have a better second period winning the frame 3-2.M.Neven scored two of those goals with the help of J.Cassetta, who finished three points.
(4)Acolytes vs NWV(7)
A three goal third period surge made the differnce in this contest as the NWV jumps a position over the Acolytes.Each side played to a wild 3-3 first period, and exchanged tallies once in the second before K.Dube,C.Kalogeropoulos and A.Passarelli all scored by the third to secure the win.After a slow start to the match, B.Madonis bounced back shutting the door for nearly two full periods.
(5)Monsters vs Horsemen(0)
A.Klitirinos scored two third period goals,added two assists and J.Liopoulos stopped everything in his direction, lifting the Monsters to well earned win over the Horsemen.The Monsters notched goals in every frame, and despite taking three staright penalties, they were able to keep a clean score sheet.After opening the scoring early in the game, A.Spina went on to add a pair of helpers.The Monsters just improved to a 500 record and now trail the Horsemen by only three points.
(4)Hellfish vs Brewers(0)
D.Ugaldez opened and closed the scoring for the Hellfish, F.Vigliotti made 20 saves in a 4-0 rout over the Brewers.J.Roblin and J.Rodriguez also scored for the Hellfish.Considering the amount of players that showed up, the Hellfish played a smart sound defensive game and capatilised when the chances were given.
(9)Bolts vs Red Wings(4)
Two very high scoring teams went at it on Wednesday night, but it was the Bolts striking on numerous occasions.M.Gagnon has been hot lately and tonight he showed once more what an impact hes made by riffling four tallies.The Bolts only began their barrage of goals towards the second half of the game where they put seven behind V.Hamel. In a very congested division, the Bolts still remain on top.
(8)Money Shot vs Butchers(5)
M.Pinella and T.Oliveira each scored twice and the Money Shot produced balance scoring through out the entire match to beat the Butchers 8-5 on Wednesday night.Oliveira also added two assists to finish with the most points for his club.G.Tutino shared three points with M.Pinella while C.Durante was able to notch the winner.It wasn’t an easy win, but the Money Shot got it done anyway to stay tied in first place with the Bolts.
(3)Golden Shaft vs Chaos(2)
The Golden Shaft 3-2 victory over Chaos sure wasn’t pretty, but it was a good enough for a positive result.R.Ricrad and Y.St-Georges made the score 2-1 after one period before P.Oconnell secured the win with a big third period marker.Chaos tallied twice with the man advanatge courtesy of R.Fyfe and L.Beaunoyer.It may have come as a loss, but Chaos can take some positives after bringing a third place seed to the distance.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathias Gagnon of the Bolts.His four goals propelled the division leaders to remain in first place tied with the Money Shot.

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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.

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Dek Hockey Drummond takes home the 2015 provincial championship

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

Finals:

Dek Hockey Drummond  4          Diablo de Montréal  0

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Men's Team Canada Announces Initial Line-up for Worlds in Switzerland

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce the following selections as members of Team Canada to represent our country and association in Zug, Switzerland in June 2015.

The Team Canada Men's team looks to regain past glory and get back to the top of the mountain in what looks to be the most competitive tournament to date.  "The Slovaks and Czechs have outperformed us, and the Swiss will be motivated to impress on their home soil, and others such as the US will be looking to surpass us."  said Team Canada GM Jeff Dzikowicz.  "We prioritized our selections in the following way, Talent and Ability are paramount, Chemistry is strongly considered, Intangibles such as leadership, confidence and winning were next, and lastly provincial representation, the coaching staff and I feel strongly that this group of players fits our criteria, and will give us our best shot of climbing the mountain."   Team Canada 2015 to date is as follows:
 
Forwards
Dominic Morency - Montreal Redlite
Dustin Kelly - Manitoba Selects
Jonathon Daoust - Montreal Redlite
Jordan Escott - Newfoundland Black Horse
Kevin Kuczmarski - Generals Montreal
Martin Frechette - Montreal Redlite
Mathieu Duguay - Montreal Redlite
Nelson Vargas Dias - Montreal Redlite
Stephen Dabadie - Calgary Phantoms
Yannick Labonte - Montreal Redlite
 
Defence
Calin Wild - Manitoba Selects
Carl Ghilarducci - Montreal Redlite
James Pasternak - Saskatoon Buffalo
Martin Corbeil - Montreal Redlite
Patrick O'Keefe - Newfoundland Black Horse
Paul Roy - Montreal Redlite
 
Goaltending
Anthony Flores - St. Michaels (ON) Newfoundland Black Horse
Samuel Beauchamps - Montreal Redlite
 
Head Coach
Mathieu LeBrun - Montreal, PQ

Assistant Coaches
Jason Eapen - Calgary, AB
Sandro Morello -  Pointe Claire, PQ
 
General Manager
Jeff Dzikowicz - Winnipeg, Manitoba
 
The next round of player selections as well as the positions of Equipment Manager and Team Physiotherapist  will be posted no later than Dec 19, 2014.

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ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland

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. 

 

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