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Red Lite have famously won the competition eleven times since the beginning of the millennial. After claiming seven straight titles from 2001-2007, Red Lite jump started their dynasty in 2012 winning four more consecutive National championships. It’s no doubt to be widely considered the single greatest achievement in ball hockey. What makes this even more impressive was that they roared through the round robin stages with a perfect 5-0 record before collecting three straight playoff wins. One of their greatest challenges came in the quarter finals where they faced an in house rival, the Montreal Royal Flush as a late tally snapped a 3-3 tie sending them through to the semi finals. Similar to that game, Red Lite needed another 4-3 victory, this time versus the BC Falcons. Left with only one task, the well oiled machine wrapped up what was a perfect week with a perfect 4-0 result over Team Manitoba. Over the years, Red Lite have found a way to make the proper modifications in order to keep a competitive pedigree, something that is difficult to do when considering eleven titles have been captured in only fourteen years. While some of the veteran leadership have yet to slow down, names such as Paul Roy, Mathieu Lebrun, Jonathan Daoust, Martin Frechette just to name a few, the younger click led by Yannick Labonte has the potential for this dynasty to continue on for years to come.


Congratulations to the 2015 National Champions Red Lite. Just below are the names of who made it happen:


Paul Roy
Mathieu Lebrun
Yannick Labonte
John Adamou
Samuel Beauchamps
Jeffrey Bradley
Martin Corbeil
Jonathan Daoust
Nelson Vargas-Dias
Mathieu Duguay
Martin Frechette
Simon Ghilarducci
Carl Ghilarducci
Yanick Jomphe
Kevin Kuczmarski
Will Lacasse
Shawn Legris
David Matthew
Dominic Morency
Jeremy Paradis
Alexandre Perreault
Steve Proust
Joel Provost-Blais
Stephane Rossi
Matteo Stoico

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Thursday August 27(Semi finals)
(5)TANK vs Brewers(2) Game 1
Who better than the captain and the scoring leader of the division to get things going. N.Gilbert displayed some fabulous hockey as of the second period where he riffled two unanswered goals to put his team in the driver’s seat. Y.Gazura and C.Stamadianos extended the margin by four tallies, and A.Mancini along with Tank kept the Brewers off the score sheet until the eleven minute mark of the game. Mancini faced just over 20 shots to earn a big semi final win.
(7)Legacy vs D-Blocks(3) Game 1
Legacy’s veteran forward E.Girouard did what he’s been doing all season long, and that’s producing plenty of points. The right handed sniper tallied on three occasions and set up two teammates to help carry his club through game one. Never in any sort of danger, Legacy easily won both the opening frames carrying a 6-1 lead after 30 minutes. Its only game one, but the D-Blocks will need to be a lot better if they hope to get anywhere.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Eric Girouard of Legacy. His goal scoring touch enabled him to put three behind the D-Blocks net minder while finishing with five points.

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Thursday August 27(Semi finals)
(3)A-Team vs Wocafloka(6) Game 2
If it’s possible for two teams to play absolutely great and yet for one of them to be simply to strong that was Wocafloka in this game and in this series. Still yet to drop a game from the season’s opening faceoff, the well oiled machine produced two goals in every frame to double up the A-Team. J.Samaha, as a defenseman took care of half of the offence by netting a hat trick while controlling the back end with ease. As much as the A-Team hoped for better, the young squad have plenty to feel good about, especially after turning their season around by the mid way mark.
(5)Billionaires vs Tutto Fumo(6) Game 2
It took an army of 18 players, but when it was said and done, A.DiPerna and Tutto Fumo find themselves a step closer to their objective. It may have never happened before but Tutto Fumo rolled four pairs of wingers along with three centres just to try and keep up with a younger and quicker group. The Billionaires had the better start with a 3-1 lead and seemed to be in control until the aggressive pace of Tutto Fumo slowly took over. With that many players available, Tutto Fumo spread out their offence that saw only J.DeSua score twice while the Billionaires depended on B.Marsillo, who bagged four out of his clubs five goals.

With the top two seeds advancing, Tutto Fumo will need to use their big bench and play a near perfect series if they hope to hand Wocafloca a loss. The problem with that formula is that Wocafloka have yet to taste defeat and will look to continue that stretch with only a couple of games remaining.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jim Samaha of Wocafloka. As a defenseman, J.Samaha scored three goals to help lead his team to the finals.

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Wednesday August 26 (Semi finals)
(2)Dragons vs Tropics(8) Game 2
The Tropics scored in bunches in blowing out the Dragons 8-2 Wednesday night. The win came a week after the Tropics won the series opener in a wild fashion. A.DeLuca was involved in all but one goal to finish with seven points. J.Nardolillo and A.Chehata each had two goals, J.Crivello made four tallies happen with assists and J.DeLuca did more than enough to earn the convincing win in nets. It wasn’t too long ago that the Tropics took home glory, and for a second time in only one year, the young crew find themselves back in the finals.
(4)Infiniti/Park Avenue vs Punishers(3) Game 2
Despite climbing out of a two goal hole, the Punishers had their season come to an end on Wednesday night. Each side were headed for overtime until a late tally by J.Courteau decided the outcome of the series. Infiniti/Park Avenue got goals by Y.Gazura and M.Arkalis for a 3-1 second period lead before T.Karvouriaris and J.Fidrilis scored to even the score. For a team with only five wins in twelve games look to be in top form at the right time of the year. They do however have the obstacle of facing one more opponent, who also have only one thing in mind. Both the Tropics and Infiniti/Park Avenue deserve to be there after defeating two solid opponents. In a final that can go either way, only time will tell who’ll take it in the end.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony DeLuca. The Tropics forward produced seven out of a possible eight points in an 8-2 rout of the Dragons.

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Wednesday August 26(Semi finals)
(7)Bolts vs Brewers(3) Game 1
The Bolts got their offence going notching seven goals in a 7-3 rout of the Brewers. A.Sarrigiannis scored early on in both the first and second periods as the only multi goal scorer of the contest. J.Pimentel set up three different teammates. The Brewers battled back from a 3-0 deficit with back to back tallies but that was as close as it got for the veteran side. With the game slipping away, the Brewers focused on what was ahead of them to try and bounce back into the series.
(5)Brewers vs Bolts(5) Game 2
Less than three minutes was all the Brewers needed to force a third and deciding game. The Brewers needed to kill off the final three minutes of the hockey game in order to force game three, instead a late tally by J.Pereira forced his opponents to get that extra goal. The Bolts needed two power play goals and a big shorthanded marker by M.Gagnon in order to get the job done. With everyone pulling their weight, the Bolts will need to carry their good habits for one more round to achieve their final mission.

(3)Money Shot vs Horsemen(4) Game 1
The Horsemen scored four unanswered goals en route to a close 4-3 win to open up the series. That sequence happened all in the second period in the span of nine minutes. Four different players struck to find the back of the net. T.Tsarouhas may have netted the biggest one of all holding up as the winner. The Horsemen led 4-1 at that point and despite giving up the next two tallies, the end score was all that mattered for the men in blue.
(1)Horsemen vs Money Shot(2) Game 2
Thanks to both goals by R.Montinaro, the Money Shot gave themselves a chance to take the series. One of his tallies couldn’t have come at better time. Montinaro saved the Money Shot’s season by netting a very late goal to avoid the draw, which would have favoured the Horsemen. After facing 24 shots, P.Delli Colli was also another key piece to the puzzle as the net minder allowed all but one goal. With both games being this close, game three was surely expected to be the same.
(2)Money Shot vs Horsemen(1) O.T Game 3
Whether it would have been in a shootout, overtime or late in the game, one side was going to prevail by a very close margin. Destiny landed the Money Shots way as an overtime goal by B.Travisano clinched the series and a spot to the finals. Each side were very deserving, but with room for only one winner, the Money Shot found a way to get it done. For a second straight game, P.Delli Colli held the fort in nets allowing only one goal.

This result sets the stage for a great final to come. While logic will suggest that the top two seeds meet in the final, it often seems to be rare when that combination happens, especially when it involves twelve teams. Nevertheless, each side will go at it on Wednesday night to see who will be the real champs.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ricky Montinaro of the Money Shot. If not for his pair of clutch goals, the Money Shot would have had an early exit.

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Tuesday August 25(Semi finals)
(5)Dark Warriors vs Rhum & Coke(2) Game 1
It was anything but convincing for the Dark Warriors as three third period goals were needed for a positive result. It took the division leaders two entire periods to find their legs, but after finding themselves on the losing end on two occasions, the Dark Warriors came out swinging in the third period to win with a final score of 5-2.D.Bertrand has been clutch many times in his career and tonight wasn’t any different as the veteran snapped a dreaded 2-2 tie. S.Robineault, already with two assists added to his production with a big insurance marker. The Rhum & Coke gave plenty of problems and came very close from causing an upset. M.Boivin-Pelletier and N.Boivin-Pelletier combined for four points as the only two players to solve P.Turturici.
(6)Rhum & Coke vs Dark Warriors(3) Game 2
If the previous game was any indication of what may have happened in this contest, came to no one’s surprise that the Rhum & Coke were able to even the series. Hot from their previous performance, the line mates were at it again. M.Boivin-Pelletier and N.Boivin-Pelletier, once more combined for four points in the first period alone to put the Rhum & Coke up 3-0.The Dark Warriors weren’t out of the woods yet and with plenty of hockey remaining, they came as close as narrowing the margin by two goals. M.Boivin-Pelletier went on to add his third of the game for a hat trick, and M.Zawy was able to stand tall in nets denying plenty of good chances.
(3)Dark Warriors vs Rhum & Coke(1) Game 3
With both sides put to the ultimate test, the Dark Warrios showed why they finished strong all season. They had to however get it done in 15 minutes. After setting up the first goal of the mini game, S.Robineault regained the lead for the Dark Warrios and was able to add a third point to make sure the series wrapped up. E.Girouard, M.Wolfe and D.Bertrand also scored in the win, and for a second time in three games, P.Turturici was rock solid allowing only one goal.

(7)Spartans vs Smackdaddys(1) Game 1
In just the span of thirteen minutes, the Spartans were able to focus on their second game of the evening. N.Tzaferis started off on a bang producing two quick goals and N.Pitsikoulis scored a shorthanded back breaking marker just before G.Tsolis put the game out of reach for a 5-1 lead. With not much to play for at that point, the Spartans wisely conserved their energy and played out the clock in preparation of their next encounter. G.Chountalos also had a two goal game. The Smackdaddys tallied only once on the power play thanks to S.Euchi as the only player to solve C.Stavriadis.
(2)Smackdaddys vs Spartans(3) Game 2
The Smackdaddys entered game two with the right approach, and if it wasn’t for a third period collapse, who can really say what could have happened in game three. Up for most of the night while carrying a 2-0 third period lead, a costly penalty enabled P.Karvouriaris to finally solve S.Morante. That goal led to an equaliser four minutes later courtesy of J.Mandracchia, and with only 15 seconds left to play, P.Karvouriaris made sure to end the series with his second of the game. C.Stavriadis captured two wins with two big performances between the pipes. The Spartans net minder allowed only three goals in two games after facing a total of 47 shots.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Costa Stavriadis of the Spartans. Solid goaltending came through once more for the Spartans as they now head to the finals where they’ll take on the Dark Warriors.

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Sunday August 23(E1 semi finals)
(3)Hulkamania vs HC Mutts(7) Game 1
The team that showed up to play Hulkamania was not the team that the HC Mutts are used to being. A full 45 minute effort along with plenty of focus was just some of the credos the HC Mutts have preached since the drop of the ball. Although Hulkamania scored first, the HC Mutts immediately put it behind them responding with three quick goals. S.Sacco was expected to live up to expectations and did so by posting three tallies while M.Maggiore was able to bury a pair. As much as the offence worked, J.Capaldo may have been the story in game one as the net minder made plenty of key saves to maintain the lead for his club. It still isn’t over, but if the HC Mutts continue at this pace, the division leaders may be packing it in earlier than they had hoped for.
(11)Park Avenue Legacy vs Lumberjacks(4) Game 1
It’s not every week that the Park Avenue Legacy show up with a full roster, but tonight they got their troops together and it showed what a difference it makes. With plenty of fire power to their arsenal, S.Robineault led the way in the goal scoring department netting a hat trick while P.Arkalis along with C.Stamadianos riffled a pair of goals each. After jumping to an early 5-2 lead, the Park Avenue Legacy never let up adding four second period tallies to put the game out of reach. Unless the Lumberjacks find a way to neutralise and contain the attack that Park Avenue Legacy posses, this series will be wrapped up in two games.

(9)Mighty Ducks vs HC Inter(3) E2 Round 1
Whether it was the strength of the Mighty Ducks offence, or the lack of commitment from the HC Inter, this match wasn’t a close contest. Apart from the opening frame, the rest of the match belonged only to the Mighty Ducks. C.Debonis upped his level by bagging an impressive four goals and two assists. M.Martin wasn’t far behind notching a hat trick as both players did more than enough damage to discourage their opponents. After netting two early goals, the HC Inter struggled to get anymore passed J.Blackman, who made 19 saves on 22 shots.
(7)Zeus vs Untouchables(5) E2 Round 1
With perhaps only themselves to blame, the Untouchables couldn’t hold off on time. They built a 3-1 first period lead and were up eventually 5-4 by the late stages of the final frame before the collapse enabled Zeus to come out on top. P.Karvouriaris evened the score with less than two minutes remaining for his second of the match, followed with a huge go ahead marker by M.Quesnel-Vinet. It wasn’t the most convincing win, but that’s playoff hockey as Zeus will look to continue making strides in the games to follow.

The 1 Timer and Les Bakaloo each earned a week off for capturing the top two seeds. With the 1 Timer finishing in first place, they’ll get the Mighty Ducks while Les Bakaloo look to take on Zeus in a best of three series.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Christopher Debonis of the Mighty Ducks. Debonis led his club through to the next round after producing six points that included four goals.

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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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Red Lite Win 11th Canadian National Title

Red Lite have famously won the competition eleven times since the beginning of the millennial. After claiming seven straight titles from 2001-2007, Red Lite jump started their dynasty in 2012 winning four more consecutive National championships. It’s no doubt to be widely considered the single greatest achievement in ball hockey. What makes this even more impressive was that they roared through the round robin stages with a perfect 5-0 record before collecting three straight playoff wins. One of their greatest challenges came in the quarter finals where they faced an in house rival, the Montreal Royal Flush as a late tally snapped a 3-3 tie sending them through to the semi finals. Similar to that game, Red Lite needed another 4-3 victory, this time versus the BC Falcons. Left with only one task, the well oiled machine wrapped up what was a perfect week with a perfect 4-0 result over Team Manitoba. Over the years, Red Lite have found a way to make the proper modifications in order to keep a competitive pedigree, something that is difficult to do when considering eleven titles have been captured in only fourteen years. While some of the veteran leadership have yet to slow down, names such as Paul Roy, Mathieu Lebrun, Jonathan Daoust, Martin Frechette just to name a few, the younger click led by Yannick Labonte has the potential for this dynasty to continue on for years to come.


Congratulations to the 2015 National Champions Red Lite. Just below are the names of who made it happen:


Paul Roy
Mathieu Lebrun
Yannick Labonte
John Adamou
Samuel Beauchamps
Jeffrey Bradley
Martin Corbeil
Jonathan Daoust
Nelson Vargas-Dias
Mathieu Duguay
Martin Frechette
Simon Ghilarducci
Carl Ghilarducci
Yanick Jomphe
Kevin Kuczmarski
Will Lacasse
Shawn Legris
David Matthew
Dominic Morency
Jeremy Paradis
Alexandre Perreault
Steve Proust
Joel Provost-Blais
Stephane Rossi
Matteo Stoico

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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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