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Adding to their illustrious history, Red Lite easily took care of the Nfld Black Horse with a 10-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. Since the beginning of the millennium, Quebec ball hockey has dominated at the National level by capturing 11 titles.    

Congratulations to all the players and the leadership of Paul Roy, Mathieu Lebrun and Yannick Labonte just to name a few.

Samuel Beauchamp
Nelson Vargas-Dias
Mathieu Lebrun
Steve Taddeo
Simon Ghilarducci
Nick Guertin
Yannick Labonte
Steve Proulx
Carl Ghilarducci
Yannick Jomphe
Kevin Kuczmarski
Paul Roy
Mathieu Duguay
Matteo Stoico
Domenic Morency
Martin Frechette
Jonathan Daoust
Jermie Paradis
Stephane Rossi
Jean Luc Frentette (coach)

As any truly historic champion in sports, the 2014 Mtl Red Lite club will be remembered for its success. Its one thing to get to your main objective through hard work and adversity but the Mtl Red Lite made things look a little easier compared to most competitions. After cruising through four round robin games for a perfect 4-0 record, the legendary squad allowed all but one tally by their final game versus the Saskatoon Buffalo. With scoring power not being an issue, the Mtl Red Lite used there 21 goals for and one goal against round robin numbers to carry into the more important part of the tournament.

The Red Lite continued their good play in the first round of the playoffs routing the Saskatoon Buffalo with an easy 6-0 victory. There next opponent featured the Niagara Rebels, and despite taking the match as they expected, this contest was far from being a walk in the park. Although it was expected to get more difficult moving forward, the Mtl Red Lite did find a way to edge their Ontario rival in a semi final match up by the score of 4-3. Leaving only one task to complete a perfect journey, the 10 time National Champions got it done with an exclamation point. The NFLD Black Horse also had a good run making it to the finals, but were clearly no match when it was said and done. From start to finish, the Mtl Red Lite dominated their maritime counter part posting up an impressive ten goals while conceding only one. Nelson-Vargas Dias gave his club the start they needed riffling three goals for a 5-0 lead and Samuel Beauchamp made the necessary saves allowing only one tally when the score was 7-0.

After so many great achievements and dominance from the year 2000, when you’re the Mtl Red Lite and the bar is set as high as it is, anything less than a title, is itself a failure.

Congratulations to the Mtl Red Lite. The Quebec Ball Hockey Association continues to be a dominant force at the National level. In the last 15 years, Quebec teams have captured 11 out of 15 National titles since the year 2000.



Here is a summary of their game results in Saskatoon Saskatchewan 2014.

Round Robin:

(6) Mtl Red Lite vs Vancouver Falcons(0)
(6) Mtl Red Lite vs Calgary Phantoms (0)
(6) Mtl Red Lite vs Vancouver HC       (0)
(3) Mtl Red Lite  vs Saskatoon Buffalo (1)

Play-off Round:

(6)  Mtl Red Lite vs Saskatoon Buffalo (0)
(4)  Mtl Red Lite vs Niagara Rebels      (3)
(10) Mtl Red Lite vs Nfld Black Horse (1)

For more details: www.cbha.com

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The Vanier Mooseheads from Ottawa defeated the Toronto Shamrocks 2-1 at the 2014 National championships in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. The Ontario champions finished first in the round robin stages with a 3-0-1 record and were able to blank the Saskatchewan Wheaties 5-0 in the semi final round before capturing the title with a close 2-1 O.T victory over their Ontario counter part.

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The 2014 CBHA Junior National Championships begins today and runs until Sunday in the prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Seventeen teams from British Columbia to Newfoundland aged 14 - 19 have arrived to showcase the best youth ball hockey players from their provinces as they vye for the U15, U17 and U19 National titles.

Games for the Championship will be broadcast LIVE from MTS Iceplex and St. Norbert arena. Visit the Canadian Ball Hockey Association website and click on the icon to view some great youth ball hockey live action. www.cbha.com

Best of luck to all teams competing!

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Congratulations to the D Regional Champions

Anthony DiPerna and the Montreal Bramabulls entered the tournament for a second straight time and after winning the bronze medal only a year ago, the Montreal Bramabulls got it right this time bringing home the gold.

Congratulations to all the players and their captain, Anthony DiPerna :

Mario Argiris
Jonathan Beaudry
Paolo Bertone
Marco Cerrone
Pete Charbonneau
Jonathan DeSua
Pascal Delarosbil
Domenic Devecchis
Anthony DiPerna
Mario Diaco
Marco Diaco
Freddy Dominianni
Renzo Fasano
Johnny Ferreira
Domenico Grasso
Anthony Greico
Sandro Marricco
Mauro Mignogna
Milton Moukas
Robby Richards
Mike Richards
Patrick Rivera

The Bramabulls also added to their hardware with Mike Richards awarded the leading scorer, Domenico Grasso as the best forward and Anthony Greico claiming the tournaments MVP.

Here is a summary of their game results in Saint John, NB, 2014:

Round Robin:

(6) St John Flyers        vs  Mtl Bramabulls (6)
(2) Moncton Panthers vs   Mtl Bramabulls (4)
(5) Mtl Bramabulls     vs   HAF Hockey     (5)

Play-off Round:

(5) Mtl Bramabulls vs Moncton Panthers (1) semi finals
(6) Mtl Bramabulls vs HAF Hockey   (2)  finals

For more details : www.cbha.com

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Congratulations to the Montreal Warriors who won the 2014 Eastern Regional Championships. The players especially appreciated the win, after leaving the 2013 Championships with a silver medal.

Congratulations to all the players and their captain, Brittany Diabo :

- Konwakeraton Beauvais
- Christina Cox
- Kristine Daoust
- Brittany Diabo
- Alexandra Garcia
- Katrina Giuliani
- Esther Latoures
- Kimberley Monette
- Katia Murray
- Marie-Pier Rémillard
- Karine Rivard
- Emily Stacey
- Nadia Varriano
- Madeleine Vollant

Nadia Varriano received All-Star Goalie and MVP of the tournament, while as Katia Murray received All-Star Forward.

Here is a summary of their game results in Saint John, NB, 2014:

Round Robin:
Peterborough Selects 2 - Montreal Warriors 3
Montreal Warriors 3 - Saint John Storm 0
Saint John Thundercats 2 - Montreal Warriors 4

Play-off Round:
Saint John Storm 3 - Montreal Warriors 4
Montreal Warriors 2 - Newfoundland Home Hardware 1

For more details: www.cbha.com

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Hello dear ball hockey fans,
You will find below, all the information concerning the many championships happening this summer. Consult their website to stay up to date on all of them, nationally and internationally.
Have a nice summer!

 

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Thursday August 21(Semi finals)
(4)Dragons vs Le Royal(3) Game 2
Slowly but surely the Dragons have earned the respect they deserved as they know find themselves playing for the D Thursday championship. Defeating Le Royal was a high mountain to climb but the veteran club used their discipline, experience and will to prove that they also are a team to take seriously. With four different players finding the back of the net, G.DeMarinis had the last say by snapping a 3-3 third period tie which ultimately held up as the game winning goal. S.Morante had the challenge of facing some quality goal scorers but the solid net minder wasn’t affected as he faced 31 shots to earn the win.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Sandro Morante of the Dragons. The veteran net minder got the job done in nets allowing the Dragons to move one step closer to achieving their goal.

With the D-Blocks forfeiting their match versus the Bramabulls , the final will feature the Bramabulls taking on the Dragons in what will be a heated battle.

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Thursday August 21(E2 Thursday Semi finals)
(10)Renceur vs Assurance Evolution(4) Game 1
Maybe it was a little expected as the division leaders easily defeated a depleted line up. Assurance Evolution tried but knew it was a near impossible task tempting their fate with no one to change on the bench. B.Deslauriers used his scoring touch three times and R.Voinson along with M-A Lefebvre each had two goals for the win. Its only game one of the series but if Assurance Evolution want a chance to bounce back, they’ll need all the help they can get in next weeks do or die battle.
(3)Mighty Ducks vs Carnage(1) Game 1
If there is one player that will take his club far, it’s definitely the captain of the Mighty Ducks. M.Blackman put his team back into the match when tying it up late in the second period on the power play and was able to confirm the victory when he took advantage of a yawning cage. The game winner did belong to T.Salberg and after allowing only one goal on 30 shots, J.Blackman was credited the win between the pipes.

The Boston Pizza player of the night for the E2 division goes to Matt Blackman of the Mighty Ducks. The crafty forward was a vital piece netting two goals in a close 3-1 win over Carnage.

(6)Armored Saints vs French Connection(3)
Battling for position, the Armored Saints doubled up the French Connection 6-3 to end the E1 Thursday night regular season. In the second period alone, the Armored Saints did more than plenty bagging five goals to win the frame 5-1.In less than three minutes, J.Magri, the captain T.Cecere and V.Forgetta all tallied to put their club in a comfortable position. The French Connection did score in every frame and had to do it without their go to guy J.Farrese who will definitely be needed going forward if they hope to go far.

The Boston Pizza player of the night for the E1 division goes to N.Albanese of the Armored Saints. The number 33 had the most points finishing his game with one goal and two helpers.

The semi finals will feature the Werewolves against the French Connection while the Blue Devils will battle it out versus the Armored Saints.

(1)Werewolves vs French Connection(4)
(2)Blue Devils  vs Armored Saints      (3)

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Wednesday August 20 (F2 Quarter finals)
(9)Royals vs Primetime(5)
As difficult as it was the Royals made sure not to let this game slip away. Despite what the score looks like the Royals needed to add three empty net goals to make sure that they clinched a semi final spot. B.Bohemier opened the scoring and was able to add three more points for the Royals while V.Grise-Barnabe had the most tallies finishing with a hat trick.
(5)Zone Grise vs Average Joes(3)
The power play went to work for both sides but it was Zone Grise’s timely goals that made the difference in the outcome. Y.DeCesare and L.Larocque benefited on the power play netting a third period goal each which ultimately eliminated the Average Joes from the playoffs. Apart from his power play goal, L.Larocque scored a key short handed marker cracking a 1-1 second period tie.
(2)Venom vs Tyrants(9)
Bad luck for Venom ends up favouring the Tyrants as they pass through to the next round. M.Trivisonno goal tends and captains his team but wasn’t able to continue due to an unfortunate injury. The Tyrants were already up 3-2 at point and made sure to take total advantage of the situation in which they did by bagging goal after goal. A.St-Laurent had a big game netting a hat trick and M.Menassa followed next in line posting up two markers.
(4)The Tropics vs Brewers(3)
Three power play goals from the Brewers weren’t enough as the Tropics edge their veteran opponents. The Tropics overcame a two goal deficit netting three second period unanswered tallies that saw S.Wilcox capitalise on two occasions. What was surely headed for overtime ended just prior to the buzzer where J.Crivello came up huge for the Tropics handing the Brewers a devastating loss.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Joseph Crivello of the Tropics. With barely any time left in the game, Joseph Crivello buried the game winning goal in a tight 4-3 win over the Brewers.

The semi finals will feature the top seeded Royals versus the Tyrants who have been hot as of late while Zone Grise will battle against a resilient Tropics squad.

(1)Royals         vs Tyrants        (6)
(3)Zone Grise  vs The Tropics  (4)

F1 Division
(4)Red Nose vs Dream Team(5)
A great start to the match benefits the Dream Team as they secure top spot of the division and direct pass to the semi finals. Y.St-Georges cashed in twice in the opening frame to help put the Dream Team up comfortably 4-0 and M.Padula had an identical performance, also scoring twice that included the game winner. Although it came as a win, the Dream Team nearly let the match slip away as Red Nose pushed back only to fall short in the end. It came in a losing cause but M.Latreille was a force out there notching two goals and a helper.
(8)Punishers vs Money Shot(5)
Very difficult to contain, P.Karvouriaris dominated the game from start to finish. With points in every frame, the crafty centre man caused plenty of havoc for the Money Shot by posting up four goals and two assists. The Money Shot did have control of the match for two periods where they led 5-3 but weren’t able to hold up for one more frame.
(12)Red Nose vs ITT(2)
With no changes to their bench, ITT tried to defend and hoped for the best. They did manage to hang in there for one period but as time went on the flood gates started to open for the Red Nose. L-P Simard had a stretch of five points in the second period alone before finishing is game with seven points and M.Latreille made his presence known as well by posting up a total of six points.
(4)Hellfish vs Money Shot(7)
The Money Shot struck seven times but had only two players find the back of the net. T.Oliveira and M.Alfieri took care of the goal scoring department enabling the Money Shot to capture a win after dropping an 8-5 loss earlier on to the Punishers. T.Oliveira had the most tallies bagging four goals while M.Alfieri handled the balance completing a hat trick.
(5)TANK vs Horsemen(8)
Both sides entered the night with a chance to capture second place. The Horsemen put together two very solid periods and led 7-1 at one point until Tank tried to make it somewhat respectable. V.Pandza was a presence out there and did a fine job converting on three occasions while setting up his captain P.Sidhom. The usual suspects did their part for Tank where the leader of his club N.Gilbert and B.Deslauriers each had two goals a piece.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Peter Karvouriaris of the Punishers. His four goals and two assists helped his club defeat the Money Shot 8-5.

The Dream Team will patiently wait as they clinched a direst pass to the semi finals for finishing in first place. The first round match ups are as follows:

(2)Horsemen vs Money Shot   (7)
(3)TANK        vs Hellfish             (6)
(4)Red Nose    vs Punishers     (5)

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Tuesday August 19(Semi finals)
(0)Hellenic Republic of Parc-Ex vs Bramabulls(10) Game 2
The Bramabulls had a week to figure things out and what a way to respond with a crushing victory to even up the series. Wasting no time whatsoever, the division leaders struck early notching four first period tallies sending an early and clear message that they meant business. M.Richard, M.Cerone and M.Testolina all had two goals a piece and G.Follano was flawless in nets allowing nothing behind him.
(4)Bramabulls vs Hellenic Republic of Parc-Ex(0) Game 3
Momentum proves to be a determining factor as the Bramabulls continued on their winning ways. Showing complete will and desire to advance, the Bramabulls carried their game immediately into game three riffling four goals in the span of eight minutes to blank the Hellenic Republic of Parc-Ex for a second straight time. M.Testolina opened the scoring which was good enough for the game winner and for a second straight game, G.Follano kept a clean sheet to earning another shutout.
(1)Dark Warriors vs Smackdaddys(4) Game 2
After settling for a 3-3 tie in last weeks battle, each side had to lay everything on the line in hopes of advancing to the big dance. Although it was the Dark Warriors striking first with a lone opening period tally from E.Girouard, the rest of the match belonged to the Smackdaddys. F.Remon and S.Euchi took over by the second frame notching a goal each while C.Magri and A.Romano added third period insurance markers to cap off the series. S.Morante did his part in a large way allowing only one first period goal before going perfect the rest of the way.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Gerardo Follano of the Bramabulls. In back to back games, the veteran net minder denied everything in his direction earning two shutouts.

The Bramabulls and the Smackdaddys are left with only one task to achieve what they’ve been playing for. One things for sure is that this series will be a heated battle and will need at least a pair of full 45 minute games to determine a champion.

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Monday August 18(Finals)
(6)Team Finland vs Blazers(3) Game 1
Team Finland get the Blazers late with three third period goals to grab a 1-0 series lead. J.Corsi was able to snap the third period dreaded tie which led to a pair of insurance markers from J.Tutino and V.Crivello. Leading to that point, M.Gioia put Team Finland in a good position notching the first two goals for his club. The Blazers did grab the lead twice but weren’t able to contain their opponents for a full 45 minutes.
(4)Blazers vs Team Finland(3) Game 2
One productive period along with an overall balanced effort was just enough for the Blazers to even up the series. The Blazers put the pressure by the second frame and benefited three straight times that included two very late tallies for a 4-1 lead. J-S Godin made plenty happen posting up two markers and P-O Lagace added to the lead when he scored very late in the frame. Despite bouncing back with a pair of unanswered tallies, Team Finland had to settle for the loss and hope to get the Blazers back in game three.
(1)Team Finland vs Blazers(2) Game 3
Each side had at least 15 minutes to get the job done and despite leading the game 1-0, Team Finland collapse in the end. The Blazers season was decided with less than three minutes remaining when P.Perrier scored to even the score at one goal a piece. With the amount of time left, the next goal was surely going to decide who claims the C division title. After assisting on the game tying goal, J-S Godin riffled the most important one of them all barley a minute later which ultimately held up as the game winner. The Blazers did a fantastic job earning the series in a fascinating and increasingly dramatic fashion. Although this may sting Team Finland for a while, Marco Raimondo and his troops have nothing to feel sorrow about. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, Congratulations go out to Steven Caissy and the Blazers for winning a difficult C division championship.

The Boston Pizza player of the finals goes to Joey Samuel Godin. In all three games the number four was a huge factor. After scoring once in game one and adding two goals in game two, Joey Samuel Godin was clutch in the series by assisting and scoring the most important tally in game three to help the Blazers claim their ultimate goal.

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Monday August 18(Semi finals)
(5)Smooth Sailors vs Brew Jackets(4) Game 1
Whether it was an unexpected challenge or the Brew Jackets just simply playing well, the Smooth Sailors nearly dropped the contest versus a winless club in twelve games. Lots of credit however goes to the Brew Jackets who led on a couple of occasions and brought the game to the very last whistle giving the Smooth Sailors something to thing about heading into game two. Each side tallied twice with their five man unit that saw R.Richard bag the game winner by the four minute mark of the final frame. It came in a losing cause, but J.Cyr was a force out there participating in all four goals to finish his game with two goals and two helpers.
(1)Brew Jackets vs Smooth Sailors(10) Game 2
Whatever was said in the dressing room between games definitely worked for the Smooth Sailors as they book a spot to the finals. This result resembled nothing compared to game one for both sides that saw the Smooth Sailors play a full out game posting plenty of goals while conceding only one. Already up 4-0 after one period, the Smooth Sailors carried their momentum in the second frame riffling five more tallies making sure to capture the victory. J.Palmitano led the way netting a hat trick and the captain R.Fasano along with A.Centis and D.Baptista each had two goal games.
(8)Team Slovakia vs Raging Rhinos(3) Game 1  
Somehow with only six players Team Slovakia hand the Raging Rhinos an easy loss. Great leadership went to work from start to finish that saw the captain C.Campeau dominate the court. Apart from his clubs second goal, C.Campeau made sure he participated in all other tallies to finish with an impressive seven points. S.Bernier didn’t score but had five assists while his teammate L.Descary converted on two occasions less than three minutes apart.
(3)Raging Rhinos(1) Game 2
Despite winning the previous match rather easily, Team Slovakia had to know that they were pressing their luck with only one change on the bench. This time the Raging Rhinos made sure by adjusting and taking advantage of the depleted line up. A.Kornaros struck early and added a second period tally as well before B.Kornaros made the score 3-0 before the end of the second period. Although S.Cardinal eventually got on the board for Team Slovakia, it wasn’t nearly enough as the Raging Rhinos were able to hold on and even the series. F.Vigliotti lived up to the challenge by allowing only one third period tally after facing 26 shots.
(1)Team Slovakia vs Raging Rhinos(3) Game 3
After dominating game two for the Raging Rhinos, A.Kornaros proves to be clutch for a second straight game. The determined forward made sure to cap off the night in fashion by setting up M.Bourassa’s goal before adding two straight tallies to seal the deal. Similar to the previous match, S.Cardinal once again struck to narrow the margin for Team Slovakia but weren’t able to get that much needed equaliser.

The Raging Rhinos seem to bring out there best hockey in the post season. As much as things are going well so far, they know that they will have the ultimate challenge going up against the Smooth Sailors in next weeks battle.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Andy Kornaros. His clutch performances in games two and game three were vital for the Raging Rhinos booking a spot in the finals.

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Sunday August 17
(6)HC Mutts vs Red Nose(1)
The HC Mutts look to carry this kind of momentum in the playoffs after defeating a struggling Red Nose team. Already up 4-0 after one period, the HC Mutts controlled the pace and added two more markers which nearly led to J.Capaldo earning a shutout. The solid net minder was just 45 seconds away from his perfect game until M.Grenier was able to spoil the moment. Balance is a key factor to success and the HC Mutts are glad to know that they can rely on many different players to find the back of the net just like in tonight’s game where nobody tallied more than once.
(7)Screeching Eagles vs Jokers(6)
It took plenty of goals but the Screeching Eagles did get the job done. What made this result impressive was that the Screeching Eagles depended on nobody from their bench as they had no changes. C.Gingras had the luxury of playing a full 45 minute game and was able to post up exceptional numbers finishing with two goals and four assists. D.Ruiz also contributed bagging a hat trick along with a helper. As for the Jokers, M.Gagnon once more led the way netting three goals while his teammate C.Desmarais faired well with a pair of tallies.
(1)French Kiss Mafia vs Red Nose(10)
From one extreme to the other the Red Nose bounce back after suffering a 6-1 defeat versus the HC Mutts. G.Delia used his vision by setting up half of his teams goals and his brother N.Delia was responsible for making the score 5-0 right after completing his hat trick. The French Kiss Mafia didn’t have there best game by striking only once and allowing two short handed markers.
(2)Mighty Kings vs Bijoux(10)
The Mighty Kings held in there for half the game until Bijoux decided to pull away. Surprisingly enough, only one player converted twice out of the tens goals scored. It was the captain K.Pimentel striking on two occasions for his club that included the first tally of the match. Bijoux went on a short sequence where they put together two quick short handed goals while adding a power play marker.
(5)1 Timer vs Spitfires(4)
P-A Surprenant tallied twice and M.Lamarche got credited the winner as the 1 Timer seal second spot of the division. Apart from an extra second period goal by the 1 Timer, this contest was evenly matched. The Spitfires put up a good fight getting two goal games from both A.Papazian and A.Minassian only to fall short in the end.
(0)Mighty Kings vs Untouchables(12)
The Untouchables didn’t have any sort of challenge as they power the Mighty Kings rather easily. In the first period alone, M.Dubuc was a force netting four tallies while S.Trudel brought his game to another level finishing with eight points that included a hat trick. He didn’t have one of his busiest games but A.Vivas was glad to earning the shutout.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Carl Gingras of the Screeching Eagles. With no substitutions to their bench, Carl Gingras collected six out of seven points in a tight 7-6 win over the Jokers.

With the first six place teams waiting for the quarter final round, next weeks battle will involve positions 7 vs 10 while 8 takes on 9th spot.

(7)Spitfires vs Jokers (10)

(8)French Kiss Mafia vs Screeching Eagles(9)

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Wednesday August 13
(4)Royal Flush vs Generals(6)
The Royal Flush looked to avenge what happened last week in a 7-0 loss versus the Generals, and despite putting up a better effort, they still fell short in the end. With the amount of available fire power in their line-up, the Generals can turn to almost anyone in hopes of scoring goals. Tonight, B.Leduc carried the torch bagging the last three markers for his club. The Generals led 4-3 after two periods before pulling away by the third. M.Capocci did his part in the loss as the defenseman was able to cash in on two occasions.

After completing his hat trick with barely any time on the board, Benoit Leduc earns the honour as the Boston Pizza player of the night.

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Season Divisions Summer 2014
Other News
Inter league play in the Premier Division was a success!

With the addition of inter league play in the Premier Division of Hockeyballe.com and Dek Longueuil this summer, it has proven to be a big success amongst players. The elite players of both leagues put on a display about what ballhockey is all about. Indeed, for the first time in their history, the two biggest leagues in the greater Montreal area changed venues for a two week period sending some of its finest ball hockey teams to clash with one another.

The event comprised a total of eight teams where four represented each league. Hosting the first of a two home and away mini-series, the Longueuil arena received the elite Laval teams such as Red Lite, Generals and the Black Knights to go up against some fierce competition in teams such as Les Gouverneurs, Les Bandits de la Rive-Sud and the Punishers.

Out of the three games played, Les Gouverneurs had success defeating the nine time National champions Red Lite with a 5-4 result. The other matches saw the Generals take their game in overtime versus Les Bandits de la Rive-Sud while the Black Knights routed the Punishers in a 7-3 victory.

With the games shifting to the Centre SportXpo de Laval a week later, Dek Hockey Longueuil hit the road heading into unfamiliar territory. While all four games were fairly close, the Road Runners were glad to claim victory as they defeated the Generals 3-2 in a shootout. That game was followed with Red Lite topping the Punishers 4-1, the Royal Flush doubling up Les Gouverneurs 6-3 and the Black Knights barely edging Les Bandits de la Rive-Sud 4-3.

All in all things rolled very well for both sides. Competition at this level is always inspiring for players and teams to get involved and after experiencing a great turn out, things will only be brighter for the game of ball hockey to come.

On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, we would like to thank all the players and teams involved, and especially Fred Simard the president of Dek Hockey Longueuil who helped make it all happen.

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Dek Hockey de la Capitale wins the 2014 Provincials

This past weekend, the Women’s Provincial Championship took place at Sport Expo de Laval. Seven teams started their Saturday morning in top form giving a well earned effort, playing two games each and jousting for positioning in Sundays elimination rounds. After completing what was a high energy day, the two favourites took top seeds only to have Dek Hockey De La Capitale capture first place and a first round buy straight to the semi finals and Dek Drummond finishing second.

The quarter final match ups featured the Impact vs Pures Laines, Palm Bays vs Warriors and Hockey Expert vs the favoured Dek Hockey Drummond. One thing all three games had in common, was that all the winners were able to shut down their opponents allowing no goals what so ever. Marie-Eve Leduc went flawless between the pipes for the Impact in their 2-0 win over Pures Laines, Alex Garcia pushed away 11 balls for the Warriors in a convincing victory over Palm Bays and Martine Gousy denied everything from Hockey Expert allowing the Dek Hockey Drummond to advance. 

These results brought four clubs closer to achieving their goals in the semi finals. Well rested for skipping the quarter finals round, the Dek Hockey de la Capitale immediately got to their opponents, the Impact, when Véronique Carrier opened the scoring just two minutes into the game. Alexandra Roy doubled the lead later in the same period and Stéphanie Savoie was able to add an early second period insurance marker to help her club book a spot to the finals. 

As for the other contest, the end result was decided in a dramatic fashion. Both sides defended well all game long and got excellent goaltending until an eventual marker settled the score. Janie-Claude Arpin played the hero in this affair as she riffled the lone tally in overtime with a feed from Vanessa De Grandpré to beat Alex Garcia for a rare time. 

Leaving only two teams in the tournament, the final stage was set to see who would capture their ultimate goal. The two favourites, Dek Hockey Drummond and DDLC advanced, but they still had to face tough challenges getting there. In what was expected to be a great final, both teams upped their intensity and never gave up until that final buzzer hit. Although Dek Drummond did score first with an early goal from Mélissa Roy, Dek Hockey de la Capitale immediately responded bagging three straight tallies in just the span of over four minutes. Veronique Carrier, Jessica Latouche and Priscilla Paquin all got the better of the opposing goalie for a 3-1 lead until Vanessa De Grandpré gave some life to her club reducing the gap by one. With a few second on the clock, DDLC shut the door with a fourth goal.

Each side had the fire power to generate plenty of offence as the top four goal scorers belonged to both clubs. Priscilla Paquin and Veronique Carrier each finished with seven points for Dek Hockey de la Capitale while Mélissa Roy and Janie-Claude Arpin did the same for Dek Drummond.

On behalf of the Quebec Ball Hockey Association, we would like to congratulate Dek Hockey de la Capitale for their 3rd Provincial title in 4 years, as well as Dek Drummond who was last year’s National Champions for both earning spots to this years Nationals held in Saskatoon. We also congratulate the Impact de St-Jérôme and the Montreal Warriors who will be representing our province in Saint John, NB for the Eastern Regionals. 

Special thanks to Stéphane Côté (Hockey Expert), Christina Oum & Manpreet Kooner (Palm Bays), Lorraine Bourcier & Franceska Perron (Dek Capitale), Vanessa De Grandpré (Dek Drummond), Brittany Diabo (Warriors), Mélie Legris (Pures Laines), and  Jacqueline Montpetit (Impact) who managed their teams effectively and made this tournament possible.

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Vanier Mooseheads crowned women’s 2014 National Champions in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Vanier Mooseheads from Ottawa defeated the Toronto Shamrocks 2-1 at the 2014 National championships in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. The Ontario champions finished first in the round robin stages with a 3-0-1 record and were able to blank the Saskatchewan Wheaties 5-0 in the semi final round before capturing the title with a close 2-1 O.T victory over their Ontario counter part.

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ISBHF World Juniors are underway now!

To follow the 3 Canadian Teams participating in Bratislava (U16, U18, U20), visit www.bratislava2014.sk.

To watch the game live, click here: www.playo.tv

 


UPCOMING GAMES - Round Robin
(Quebec time)

U16 CATEGORY 
June 26 - 02:00 : Slovakia vs Canada
June 26 - 08:00 : Germany vs Canada
June 27 - 02:00 : Canada vs Czech Republic

U18 CATEGORY
June 25 - 14:00 : Switzerland vs Canada
June 26 - 06:00 : Slovakia vs Canada
June 27 - 10:00 : Czech Republic vs Canada

U20 CATEGORY
June 26 - 04:00 : Canada vs Czech Republic
June 26 - 12:00 : Canada vs Great Britain
June 27 - 06:00 : Austria vs Canada
June 28 - 11:00 : United States vs Canada

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