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Thursday November 20
(4)Dragons vs Bramabulls(3) S.O
The Dragons seem to always be a thorn no matter who they play. Tonight, they went the distance against a top ranked team and defeated them in a shootout battle. L.Dulcetta’s late slap shot evened the score for the Dragons who then saw S.Koulieris profit in the breakaways as the lone shootout goal scorer. It came in a losing cause but F.Giannini showed what he’s capable of by netting all three tallies for the Bramabulls.
(6)Les Bananes vs Hellas(2)
It took some time but Les Bananes were able to open the flood gates over a depleted line up. Hellas tested their fate with no changes and managed to put up a decent fight till the mid way point of the match. F.Laurin took control of the situation bagging three straight goals before finishing his night with four points. It came a little too late but Hellas did get some satisfaction by solving A.Mawassi twice with efforts from M.Boafo and N.Velji.
(2)Blades vs Brewers(2) S.O
Despite playing on their heels for most of the night, the Blades salvaged a point in the end. The Brewers put plenty of pressure and did a good job taking advantage of a short bench but struggled to capitalise in certain situations. M.Lastoria opened the scoring on brilliant effort to beat C.Muccino while M.Fazzolari was able to respond with a hard slap shot solving A.Caruso for a rare time. After a scoreless overtime, D.Bertand of Blades along with R.Mancini of the Brewers were able to notch tallies in the shootout.
(1)Mighty Drunks vs United Arms(6)
With results such as this, the United Arms look to be in form heading into the post season. Despite giving up a late third period goal, the United Arms took total control of the match building a comfortable 5-0 lead before trading goals by the third. A.Minassian was the only player to score twice that included the winner while C.Kalachian had the most assists feeding three different teammates.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Francois Laurin of Les Bananes. His first three goals of the game along with a helper helped lift his club to a 6-2 win over Hellas.

The regular season came to an end on Thursday night which now sets the stage for the playoffs. With the Bramabulls skipping the first round for finishing in first place, the match ups are as follows:

(2)United Arms    vs Dragons      (7)
(3)Blades            vs Brewers       (6)
(4)Mighty Drunks vs Les Bananes(5)

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Thursday November 20
(3)Scorpions vs Renceur(1)
It’s never easy limiting a team like Renceur to only one goal but the Scorpions found a way to nearly blank them. The Scorpions played a near perfect game for over two periods before giving up their only tally of the night. A.Clark provided offence like he usually does posting a pair of goals while M.Baccari got his clubs lone marker. Renceur still managed to fire over 30 shots but had trouble on this night solving H.Trahan.
(4)Chiefs vs Legion(5)
As much as Legion deserves credit for their result, the Chiefs weren’t too happy with the way things ended. Up by two and with only half a period remaining, the Chiefs couldn’t defend versus a club with only two changes. Already with a pair of assists, G.Chountalos came up huge on two occasions with back to back goals less than a minute apart before M.Latreille lifted Legion with the game winner. That game winning goal was his third of the contest.
(3)Electric Area vs Renceur(4)S.O
Despite coming out on top, Le Renceur were far from convincing in their double header night. After dropping their earlier contest to the Scorpions, the young squad were forced to squeak a shootout win over the Electric Area. They needed two power play goals and a three point game from M-A Lefebvre who was also able to net the shootout winner. What made this loss frustrating for the Electric Area was that they led all game long until losing the shootout battle.
(4)Billionaire Boys vs Carnage(2)
It was a first of two games for both these clubs, and after dominating the third period, the Billionaire Boys won the opening battle. With efforts from four different players, M.Colatosti took advantage of a third period power play snapping a 2-2 tie before J.Velenosi made sure to put the match away with an insurance marker. S.Bentivegna had a very busy night ahead of him and was able to stand strong between the pipes with strong performance.
(4)Carnage vs Billionaire Boys(5) O.T
With a chance to even the score, Carnage weren’t able to fight off the last three minutes of the game. The Billionaire Boys were running out of time but managed to take advantage of a late power play chance where N.Bruno came up clutch netting the equaliser before upping the ante in overtime by posting the game winning tally. Each side did a fine job with their special teams bagging two power play goals a piece. M.Melo had a strong game notching two goals for the win while A.Angelis did the same for Carnage.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Andrew Clark. The Scorpions sniper was able to power two goals in a 3-1 win over the division leaders.

With the conclusion of both the E1 & E2 regular season coming to an end, the first round match ups are as follows:

(3)Legion        vs Deadlast (6) E1 round 1
(4)Electric Area vs Chiefs    (5) E1 round 1

(1)Werewolves          vs 23rd Hour              (8) E2 quarter-finals
(2)Stones                 vs Assurance Evolution(7) E2 quarter-finals
(3)JAC Motosport       vs Billionaire Boys      (6) E2 quarter-finals
(4)French Connection vs Street Ballers         (5) E2 quarter-finals

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Wednesday November 19
(7)Generals vs Royal Flush(0)
The Generals were able to put last weeks outcome behind them quickly as they handed the Royal Flush a 7-0 crushing to open their season. J.Bradley had goals in every frame for a hat trick and K.Kuczmarski also notched three tallies while S.Comptant got the other marker. The Royal Flush didn’t have the roster they hoped for and barely got any scoring attempts on M.Gallant who easily earned a shutout.
(6)All Blacks vs Hustlers(3)
After a wild opening period, the All Blacks continued their progress and eventually doubled up the Hustlers. S.Ghilarducci opened and closed the scoring while adding a helper on the game winning tally. The Hustlers had a decent start riffling two first period goals but struggled to get the ball in the net the rest of the way. N.Tzaferis and his captain T.Bozinakis combined for four points in the loss.
(1)Capitals vs Rated R(0)
One tally, along with tight defence and solid goaltending was enough for a Capitals victory. C.Valois struck late in the first period and the Capitals never looked back as they protected the lead the rest of the way. Each goaltender lived up to their expectations that saw J-F Aumais collect the shutout while his counter part A.Caruso was a rock as well allowing only one goal.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-F Aumais. The veteran net minder stood strong between the pipes allowing the Capitals to grab a 1-0 win over Rated R.

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Wednesday November 19(F1,Playoffs round 1)
(4)Horsemen vs Table 51(5)
They barely got in but Table 51 found a way to stun the Horsemen. With momentum swinging back and forth, Table 51 had a strong finish to the night posting back to back tallies only 40 seconds apart to steal the match. The Horsemen found themselves in a deep hole early on but managed to overcome a 3-0 deficit before dropping the contest in the end. D.Lacroix had a multi goal game while P-O Lagace was able to net the winner.
(2)Viking du Nord vs Fat Roy(3) O.T
In what was a typical playoff hockey game between two good hockey clubs needed extra time for a winner. Each side did the same thing in every frame which forced a sudden death period where G.Lallis got the glory by solving S.Sauk. P.Elizardo was vital for the victory setting up two tallies while the captain of Le Viking du Nord R.Ricard was the most productive with a pair of points.

F2, Playoffs round 1
(4)Fat Cats vs Brewers(2)
They entered as favourites and made sure to advance as the Fat Cats doubled up the Brewers. After winning the first period 2-0, the Fat Cats never put themselves in any danger and were able to lead twice by three goals. With efforts from four different players, G.DeMarinis notched the winner and F.Gentile had the most points setting up three teammates.
(5)MoneyShot vs Punishers(6)
As messy as this contest was from start to finish, the Punishers found a way to come out on top. A lot has to be attributed to C.Gagnon who was an absolute force for his club. Out of the six goals scored, C.Gagnon tallied in every frame that included two huge third period markers to finish with an impressive four goal night. The MoneShot had control for two periods and got a hat trick performance from G.Tutino before dropping the final 15 minutes.
(5)Storm vs Hellfish(6) O.T
W.Vanwyk’s sudden death wrist shot puts an end to Storms season as the Hellfish move forward to the next round. The tall d-man scored once in the second period before netting the winner, and J.Rodriguez also had a multi goal game for the victory while the line of G.Delia, M.Latreille and S.Laniel all had three points each for the Storm.

F3, Playoffs round 1
(11)Primetime vs Chaos(1)
Having to do it with only seven players didn’t cut it for Chaos as Primetime easily takes the contest. Maybe Chaos would have still lost if S.DosSantos wasn’t in the Primetime line-up, but it wouldn’t have been by a large margin. Unable to be contained, S.DosSantos was involved in eight out of the eleven goals scored that included a hat trick and five straight assists. L.Collin along with A.Petrucco had multi goal games and A.Caruso played his second game of the night repeating a solid performance between the pipes.
(5)Ducks vs Stingers(6) O.T
Despite adding two very late markers, the Ducks couldn’t carry the momentum into overtime. N.Giannone evened the score with just over 30 seconds remaining before P.Cote sent the Stingers through to the next round notching the sudden death winner. The Ducks were the better of both sides up until the second period where the Stingers responded with a furry of goals. Apart from his winning goal, P.Cote was stellar converting on three occasions finishing with four points while G.Lallis followed next in line cashing in twice. As for the Ducks, A.Carvajal had another very good game posting two markers.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Connor Gagnon. Striking on four occasions that included two clutch goals, the number 28 was definitely a big reason why the Punishers are playing next week.

With the semi finals just around the corner, the match ups will be as follows:

F1 division
(1)Buckshots vs Table 51(6)
(2)TANK        vs Fat Roy  (5)

F2 division
(1)Tyrants  vs Punishers(6)
(2)Fat Cats vs Hellfish   (5)

F3 division
(1)ITT/Audi vs Stingers  (5)
(2)Steelers vs Primetime(3)

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Tuesday November 18 (Playoffs, Round 1)
(8)Concept vs Animals(2)
The relentless Concept were able to out will the Animals in the third period by posting six markers. He may not have scored, but A.Moffa Concepts captain helped set up four third period tallies and was a vital reason why his club moved on to the next round. M.Cloutier along with P.Bibeau had multi goal games and M.Moffa was stellar in nets allowing only two power play goals.
(5)Bramabulls vs Stealth Assassins(2)
Three solid players along with a good supporting cast has the Bramabulls through to the next round. M.Richard was unstoppable posting three goals and two helpers while J.Mandracchia and M.Argiris combined for six points. The Bramabulls only got going by the second frame scoring twice on the power play before winning the final frame securing a quarter final spot.

The quarter final match ups are as follows:

(1)Slayers            vs Bramabulls       (8)
(2)Smooth Sailors vs Concept           (7)
(3)Spartans          vs Smackdaddys   (6)
(4)PokerTree        vs Lagacy             (5)

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Sunday November 16
(4)Team Finland vs Capitals(5) O.T
Despite a remarkable third period comeback, Team Finland weren’t able to get the job done. The Capitals looked to have total control of the match up until a four minute sequence changed all that. Team Finland scored three quick goals to gain a 4-3 lead before L.Southern responded to send the game into overtime. Apart from his equaliser, L.Southern was all over the court netting two goals that included the sudden death winner along with a pair of first period assists.

Monday November 17
(8)River Rats vs Les Derniers(5)
In what was a must win game for Les Derniers didn’t pan out as the River Rats continue to roll in the C Monday night division. This was a first of two games on the night for the second place seed and what a way to start it off as D.Grasso powered five goals and a helper to help lead his club in the right direction. Les Derniers had the better start thanks to a pair of first period tallies from D.Montreuil before collapsing by the second frame allowing four unanswered goals. M.Crialese struck twice and added two helpers for the win while the captain of Les Derniers B.Jutras also finished his night with two markers.
(8)River Rats vs Les Rouges(2)
Clearly goals won’t be an issue for the River Rats moving forward as they notch eight more to collect a second win in only three hours. For a second straight time, the River Rats had their best moments in the second frame where they buried five markers for a 6-2 lead. J.Morina and Marco.Diaco converted twice each while M.Argiris was the most productive finishing with four points.
(2)Team Finland vs Northstars(4)
The Northstars made sure not to make losing a habit as they bounce back with a 4-2 win over Team Finland. Striking early, the division leaders won the opening frame 2-0 and added an early second period goal from M-A Martineau before Team Finland responded twice making a game of it. Even though this left plenty of time for an equaliser, Team Finland couldn’t find a way to tie the game which eventually led to late marker from C.Forest who finished his game with two goals and an assist.
(2)Capitals vs Les Rouges(1)
Despite losing both games in their double header night, Les Rouges did put up a good battle versus a dangerous hockey team. This match was only decided by the mid way point of the third period where M.Champagne riffled his second of the contest giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Each side exchanged tallies in the first period less than a minute apart and maintained to keep things tight the rest of the way. C.Fortin stood tall between the pipes and was able to earn the win over his counter part M.Croteau.
(4)Team Finland vs Team Greece(3)
After playing it safe for two periods, each side decided to open it up by the final frame. Deadlocked at one goal a piece, Team Finland had enough legs to post three third period goals in which two came off the blade of A.Mezzagno to defeat Team Greece. A.Raimondo got credited the winner while his brother M.Raimondo kept his club in it all game long to earn the win between the pipes.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Mathieu Champagne. In a game where goals were hard to come by, Mathieu Champagne notched both tallies for the Capitals in a close 2-1 win over Les Rouges.

This now concludes the regular season for the C Monday night division. The Northstars and the River Rats will skip the opening round for capturing the top two seeds.

The first round match ups are as follows:

(3)Capitals         vs Les Rouges  (6)
(4)Team Finland vs Team Greece(5)

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Monday November 17
(4)Assaut de Laval vs Whalers(7)
Battling for that last playoff seed, the Whalers came out on top with a 7-4 win over L’Assaut de Laval. It was the captain leading the way as S.Shorkey was all over the court posting four points which included hat trick just passed the mid way point of the game. The Whalers jumped to a 2-1 first period lead before putting the game away in the second winning the frame 3-1.N.Mode was also a contributing factor with four helpers while J.Sacco was L’Assaut de Laval’s best player netting two goals and a pair of assists.
(1)Raging Rhinos vs Venom(8)
Despite cutting the lead by two goals, the Raging Rhinos couldn’t stop the bleeding in the third. Venom ran away with the contest bagging five third period unanswered goals to stay within the top four seeds of the division. A.Guillaume was the only player to score twice while B.Deslauriers was the most productive with four points. The Raging Rhinos got their lone tally from A.Kornaros coming on the power play as the only player to solve F.Vigliotti.
(10)X-Treme vs Latin Blue(4)
After building a 5-1 first period lead, this contest was pretty much in the bag for X-Treme. He hasn’t played many games so far but V.Colletti will be a vital piece moving forward. The responsible centre man helped set up half of his team’s goals while M.Schafhauser followed next in line with four assists and a marker. Most of the goal scoring came from two players. G.Tutino powered four tallies and T.Oliveira came close by completing a hat trick.
(1)Hollywood Hustlers vs Bramabulls(10)
With goals not hard to come by, the Bramabulls were able to put ten behind the defenceless B.Verducci. The Bramabulls scored three times with the man advantage and got a hat trick performance by M.Richard. A.Moffa along with his captain A.DiPerna had identical games, each scoring twice while adding three helpers. The Bramabulls will now look to clinch first place if they can defeat the Raging Rhinos in the last game of the season.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Shawn Shorkey. The Whalers captain just sealed a playoff spot for his club after posting three goals and a helper in a 7-4 win over L’Assaut de Laval.

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Sunday November 15
(2)Butchers vs Bijoux(7)
Once the scoring started, there was nothing stopping Bijoux on this night. It wasn’t up until the eleven minute mark of the second period when this contest witnessed its first goal of the night. D.Dias notched back to back tallies for a 3-0 second period lead and M.Grilo riffled a pair as well in the third putting the game out of reach. After opening up the scoring, S.Vitali added three helpers to finish with the most points for his club.
(7)Red Vipers vs Red Nose(3)
The Red Vipers will take this result as a massive confidence booster moving forward. It doesn’t come easy defeating a full squad like the Red Nose, but tonight the Red Vipers showed that they can also make noise heading into the post season. There best moments occurred in the second period where they won the frame 3-1 thanks to a pair of tallies from P.Levesque. There best player however may have been M.Levesque, who not only opened the scoring but was able to add three helpers. As for the Red Nose, N.Delia keeps on scoring, this time bagging a pair to beat S.Leblanc.
(6)Hulkamania vs Sedgyfergo(7) S.O
Its one of those loses that Hulkamania will only feed from heading into the post season. After trailing 3-1, the boys in yellow battled hard and eventually took a 5-4 third period lead before A.Dayan tied it up forcing the game into a shootout. X.Chaltin, already with two goals was one of the shootout out goal scorers for Sedgyfergo while his teammate P.Langelier notched the other.
(5)1 Timer vs French Kiss Mafia(8)
The French Kiss Mafia dominance of the E2 Sunday division continues as they down the 1 Timer and earned a seventh victory in only eight games. E.Girouard along with his captain N.Macrozonaris each had big games netting hat tricks while S.Robineault made three goals happen finishing his night with four points. After dropping the opening frame 5-2, the 1 Timer had a better finish to their game getting a pair of goals each from P-A Surprenant and T.Daigneault.
(4)HC Inter vs Untouchables(7)
After running into some penalty problems, the Untouchables made HC Inter pay by riffling two late first period markers. J.Lesperance went on a rampage posting three quick first period points before netting his hat trick in a five point performance. Adding to that list, S.Trudel also had a three goal game and D.Corbeil faired well by adding three helpers. As for HC Inter, D.Crivello and M.Lesperance took care of the scoring with two goals a piece.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Julien Lesperance-Daoust. The Untouchables forward had a game to remember netting a hat trick in a five point performance versus HC Inter.

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Monday September 8
(3)Red Lite vs Black Knights(2) O.T
It took an overtime win but the Red Lite got it done to finish off their season in first place. The Black Knights managed to overcome a 2-0 deficit getting goals from P.Musto and S.Sacco before N.Vargas-Dias ended the night with the sudden death winner. S.Legris and S.Ghilarducci notched the other tallies in the victory and Mathieu Duguay got credited the win allowing only two goals in a short span of less than a minute. With the regular season coming to an end, the semi-finals will begin immediately on Wednesday September 10. Red Lite will look to take care of the Royal Flush while the Black Knights will have a difficult task versus the Generals.

Semi finals:

(1)Red Lite vs Royal Flush    (4)
(2)Generals vs Black Knights(3)

The Boston pizza player of the night goes to Nelson Vargas-Dias. The skilled forward was able to clinch first place for the Red Lite by cashing in with the overtime game winning goal.

Wednesday September 3
(6)Red Lite vs Black Knights(3)
The ten time National champions continued their rhythm on Wednesday night by doubling up the Black Knights. Although the Black Knights had the better start posting a 3-1 first period lead, the Red Lite found an extra gear in the final frame where they riffled four unanswered tallies to take the contest. Y.Jomphe evened the score at three goals a piece and was able to add his second of the night as the only multi goal scorer of the match.
(8)Generals vs Royal Flush(1)
K.Kuczmarski’s two first period goals set the tone as the Generals run away with an easy win. The Generals cruised their way to an easy result and had the luxury to slow things down if they wanted knowing that they had a game immediately after versus the Black Knights. Apart from his two first period goals, K.Kuczmarski added to his production by setting up both J.Adamou and J.Bradley.
(8)Generals vs Black Knights(1)
The Generals simply duplicated what they did earlier on by routing the Black Knights 8-1.Most of their production occurred in the second frame where they posted up five goals to carry a comfortable 7-1 third period lead. Maxime Duguay and S.Proulx had multi goal games, and for a second straight match, O.Gaucher allowed only one tally.

The Boston Pizza player of the night goes to Olivier Gaucher. The Generals net minder allowed a mere two goals in back to back games versus the Royal Flush and the Black Knights.

 

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Ball Hockey is promoted through Quebecers in Jamaica

From September 8-12, 2014, Jean-Marie Larochelle and two of his friends went to Jamaica to organize a ball hockey camp for kids at Drapers All Age School and Port Antonio Primary School.


It is his passion for hockey in all its forms which led him to organize this project:” Last January, during my first trip to Jamaica, I spoke with people from the little town where I was living in and hockey quickly came on the topic. They told me I should come back to teach ball hockey at their elementary school. After a few months of preparation, we decided on a date and the project was launch”, he explains.

Jean-Marie and his friends organized morning sessions at Drapers All Age School, and afternoon ones at Port Antonio. The young participants were aged between 6-14 years old and the project targeted girls as much as boys. “People just loved it and we drew crowds sometimes. I just learned last week that the kids were still playing after I left. I gave all the hockey sticks and ball to the school so they could practice every day.”

Given the success of his camp, he plans on returning next January for the second phase of his project where he plans on organizing games between the two schools.
He concludes saying: « It honestly was one of the best experiences in my life. To see all these kids learn a new sport and adapt it that quickly and easily was very impressive.” He also mentions that there weren’t any gyms in the schools and they had to play on a bad quality basketball course. Yet, the kids were doing very well. “Imagine the potential they would have on gym or real ball hockey floors. I guarantee you they would be excellent players!”

Amongst others, he thanks Tony Iannitto and George Gortsos from the CBHA and ISBHF for donating hockey sticks and balls, Roy Larochelle Avocats inc. for the t-shirts, Sean Wilson from Coast to Coast Hockey shop and the people who participated to his Indiegogo fundraising.

You can watch videos and pictures from his trip here:
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Announcing Women’s Team Canada 2015

The High Performance Program of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce the players that have been selected for Women’s Team Canada that will compete at the 2015 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland June 19-28, 2015.

For more information on this much anticipated event please go to: http://zug2015.com/

The team has been carefully selected by the coaching staff and includes our best female players from coast-to-coast. Of the 20 players selected, 14 are returning from the team that won Gold in St. John’s Newfoundland in 2013. These experienced veterans will be joined by 6 impressive new players eager to join Team Canada and defend our Championship on the world stage.

Head Coach Diana Brown says “I am very pleased to have such a solid veteran base and also to welcome some really exciting new talent. In defending our World Champion status we will face some stiff competition from some hard playing teams such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the U.S. but I am confident that our team has what it takes to capture gold again.”

Preparations for the journey to Zug are already underway, with the team starting fundraising and sponsorship initiatives to raise the much needed funds to make the trip overseas. Please stay tuned for more information on sponsorship opportunities and thank you so much for your support.

We look forward to seeing this team in action in Zug!

Goaltenders: Delayne Brian, Nathalie Girouard

Defence: Kristen Cooze, Amy Dawson, Alexandra Hoffmeyer, Mallory Johnston, Lesley McArthur, Jessica O’Grady, Tamara Pickford

Forwards: Julie Allen, Alicia Blomberg, Fannie Desforges, Elysia Desmier, April Drake, Amanda Kean, Chantal Larocque, Jesse McCann, Chelsea Purcell, Silvia Traversa, Dawn Tulk

Staff: Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux (General Manager), Diana Brown (Head Coach), Lori Parker (Assistant Coach), Thomas Walsh (Assistant Coach)

 

Source: Canadian Ball Hockey Association

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Canada Sweeps Gold At The Masters World Cup

Team Canada Masters Men & Women both take Gold at the 2014 ISBHF Masters World Cup in Tampa, Florida...

 

Masters Women's Team Canada went  a perfect 4-0 in the round robin with 17 goals for and 0 against.
 
The Women's squad continued their streak of shutouts into the semi finals and championship game where the team defeated Slovakia in the semi finals 6-0 and Team USA - Blue 2-0 in the Gold Medal game with goals by Isabelle Aube and Sara Ross to take the inaugural Women's Masters World Cup.
 
Masters Men's Team Canada also went through the tournament undefeated. After going 3-0 in the round robin they defeated Greece 5-1 in the quarter finals and USA 2-1 in the semi finals with the exciting game winner being scored with less than 1 second on the clock.
 
This set up the championship game with the Canada - Wolfpack team from Ontario who also was undefeated going into the final match.
 
Canada - Wolfpack got into some penalty trouble early and Team Canada capitalized with 2 power play goals by Paolo Musto. Canada - Wolfpack came back with a shorthanded goal if it's own making it 2-1 after two periods. Team Canada opened things up in the third period with Musto's third power play goal along with tallies by Jason Cormier and Mike Allaby to secure a 5-1 victory and the Men's Masters World Cup title.

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