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Monday February 18
Yellow T-Shirts couldn't keep up in second game with Tocas
After barely taking the opening game on a late goal, the Yellow T-Shirts hoped to carry some good fortune into the second match. However, it was the Tocas that put the game in a higher gear en route to a 3-2 victory. The Yellow T-Shirts looked to be a step slower which had them chasing much of the game. By simply outworking their opponent, the Tocas always led and got goals-from R.Ranieri, S.Fabrici and T.Daigneault. What also didn't help the Yellow T-Shirt was how well F.Koch held the fort in net. The net minder allowed only three goals but could have easily let in more if not for some exceptional saves.
(2)Yellow T-Shirts vs Tocas(1)
(3)Tocas vs Yellow T-Shirts(1)
Punishers and Yables settle for identical scores
Its one thing to defeat Les Yables on any given night but it's another to do twice in a row. The Punishers had the opportunity for the sweep but quickly realised how difficult it was against a team that just won't quit. Despite being up 1-0 after one period, the Punishers fell off a cliff in a nose dive formation as they just couldn't keep up with a quicker side. Les Yables scored three quick goals and could have had more if not for N.Mackeen. T.Charpentier collected three points in both games while J-F Simard responded with a solid performance stopping 15 of 16 shots.
(1)Les Yables vs Punishers (3)
(1)Punishers vs Les Yables(3)
G.Bouchard keeps delivering for the Armadillos
Once again, G.Bouchard took the driver's seat for the Armadillos. The offensive defensemen took the role of gifted goal scorer striking three times in the opening game while collecting a pair of points in the ensuing match. The Armadillos appeared to be en route for two clean wins up until a late tally-from the Communists forced a shootout. P.Provost was the one who scored with only a minute after receiving a perfect pass-from D.Provost, who participated on all three goals for the Communists. Then, with three players on each side demonstrating their skills in the shootout, D.Provost came through once more for the Communists as did P.Lapointe for the Armadillos.
(2)Communist's vs Armadillos (5)
(4)Armadillos vs Communists (4) S.O
J-R Lemay gets his way versus the LG HC
When one player has the ability to score seven total goals is because of two reasons. First off, it's because he`s really good, and second being that the opposition doesn't seem to know how much of a threat he is. For the LG HC, they just went about playing their game, and in doing so they never had the chance to recognise the one constant danger-from the Chic Choc. J-R Lemay displayed a hockey clinic that resulted in four goals in the first game while collecting a hat trick by the second match. The only positive that the LG HC will take-from this night was their fourth period. After finding themselves behind 4-1, A.Stamiris decided to take matters into his own hands. The quarterback d-man participated in all four goals that included a hat trick to help force a shootout. And even though the LG HC lost an extra shooter due to a penalty, they still managed to pull it off. G.Pisanelli got their lone goal while F.Baratta denied all three attempts-from the Chic Choc.
(3)LG HC vs Chic Choc(7)
(4)Chic Choc vs LG HC(5) S.O
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to J-R Lemay of the Chic Choc. The crafty heads up forward was an absolute thorn for the LG HC collecting an impressive seven goals in two games....
Sunday February 17
(6)Fatal Demons vs Butchers (4) S.O
Fatal Demons win despite squandering 3 goal lead
The Butchers survived a long list of early mistakes to rally and force overtime. The Fatal Demons overcame a horrible third period and pulled out the win thanks to a pair of shootout goals- from A.Zarzour and M.Chenier. If the Butchers plan on extending their season this will be one game they will look back to. Even though they owned the third period with three unanswered goals a loss is still a loss. The Fatal Demons, although hoped for better won't mind taking the extra points, especially versus a team that is just under them. Four different players chipped in with goals that saw J.Bolanakis set up three teammates including the winner-from the captain P.Santullo.
(5)Shockers vs Lynx(4) O.T
T.Debonis wins its in overtime after Shockers third period rally
T.Debonis's magic touch has the Shockers back in the right direction. The Shockers forward scored once in the third period, and in overtime to help mount a third period comeback for the win. The Lynx appeared to have everything under control needing only fifteen minutes of the same hockey to close out the game. After giving up three straight, they did manage to even the score on a late tally-from J.Labadie. Both sides knew-from that point on that anything could happen. Unfortunately for the Lynx, it just didn't go their way. As much as T.Debonis was significant for the outcome, the Shockers got some high end production- from T.Salberg and M.Blackman as both players combined for six points.
(4)Icons vs Slayers(2)
E.Girouard comes through late for the Icons
E.Girouard is familiar with scoring a ton of goals but his late marker will stand out a little more as it decided the game between the Icons and the undefeated Slayers. Both teams are very identical carrying very deep rosters with plenty of fire power to go around. Knowing that it was going to be a difficult challenge, neither side wanted to make any drastic mistakes. The contest was so close that only Girouard's late marker made the difference. C.Stavriadis and C.Confuorti were heavily relied on and did not disappoint keeping the game very close between the pipes. The Icons got two of their goals-from M.Lastoria to tie the game on two occasions. As for the Slayers, A.Moffa and M.Dettorre were the only two players to get the better of Stavriadis.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Tyler Debonis of the Shockers. Already with a third period goal, the Shockers forward did it one better by ending it in overtime....
Friday February 15
(6)Brewers vs HBHA(9)
HBHA hold on in high scoring affair with the Brewers
The HBHA prevailed in a high scoring affair to outlast the Brewers 9-6 on Friday night. Offenses were definitely potent in this contest which left the two goaltenders paying the price. By the time each frame ended, the HBHA would find themselves in front winning every frame by only a goal. P.Doulis, S.Kalaydjian and N.Kokovidis each scored in the third period to balance the scoring with two goals apiece. As for the Brewers, T.Fernando and T.Adamacopoulos did their part with a pair each.
(5)Excalibur vs Killer Wolves(9)
Killer Wolves not waiting around with 6 first period goals
Most teams would be satisfied with six goals a game never mind one period. The Killer Wolves went on a scoring onslaught during that span to grab immediate control of the match. And while that may have discouraged their opponent, the Excalibur weren't going down without a fight. Even though it was only by a slight 3-2 score, the Excalibur won the second frame to limit the damage. Unfortunately, the hole was already dug way to deep-from that point and the Killer Wolves simply worked the clock to their advantage. J.Brunet is and will continue to be an absolute force with his wicked shot that resulted in four tallies. O.Valiquette is no stranger to goals as well as the sniper collected a hat trick as part of a seven point night.
(2)The Pillows vs National(5)
National step ahead by third period
Playing two very good periods just isn't good enough against a team like National. The Pillows played well enough standing their ground but simply ran out of steam versus a quicker and better conditioned team. By the time they entered the final frame, National were often first on the ball which makes them extremely dangerous for how well they use one another. M.Pinheiro single handily took care of his team's offense. The captain set up C.Dagenais twice before striking for three straight goals that included a nifty move on the power play. Between C.Dageanis , M.Pinheiro, S.Laplante and O.Meilleur, National got a total of 13 points-from the four players.
(4)Devil Dawgz vs The Family(3)
Devil Dawgz use three third period goals to rally past Family
The Family were unable to maintain a 3-1 lead with half a period remaining. All that work that got them to that point turned sour when the Devil Dawgz woke up-from the dead posting three straight. The comeback was led by J.Melo, N.Pacheco and J.Constantin, who put the final staple to the match. Two out of their four goals came with the man advantage. With points hard to come by, the Family will need to regroup and focus on what's ahead after a disappointing let down. J.Iacampo did his part scoring two goals in the loss while S.Cavallaro bagged the other along with an assist.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marc Pinheiro of National. In a close 5-2 win versus the Pillows, M.Pinheiro was unstoppable striking three times while setting up his clubs first two goals....
Thursday February 14
(6)SBS Trashers vs Underdogs(4)
SBS Trashers hot streak continues with 6-4 win over Underdogs
Any worries about the SBS Trashers missing out in the playoffs is nothing more than a distant memory. The SBS Trashers scored early and thoroughly dominated the Underdogs up until A.Farina made it 4-0.Then, things started to shift and the Underdogs fought back with three straight just prior to the second period ending. In hopes of riding the momentum, the next goal unfortunately went the other way for the Underdogs with F.Gentile and Joe Scalia clicking for a third time. Both players showed clearly they had the Underdogs number in this particular game as they made plenty of cute plays that resulted in half of their teams goals. This contest hits the mid way point of the season for the SBS Trashers, who have yet to drop a game. It was only a few weeks ago that they failed to make the playoffs. Perhaps a change of attitude set them back on the right track.
(5)Smooth Sailors vs United Arms Jr(4)
Captain J.Palmitano rescues Smooth Sailors on huge third period
In a game where penalties seem to come every minute, the Smooth Sailors barely edged out the United Arms Jr. The game looked to be one sided with the Smooth Sailors building a 3-0 lead. However their lack of discipline nearly costed them the match as the United Arms Jr did much of their scoring on the power play. Part of the comeback was led by K.Kavan and M.Yeramian as both players each scored twice. After tying it up in the final frame, the Smooth Sailors captain came to rescue his club. J.Palmitano also benefited with the man advantage fairly late in the game for his second of the period. M.Testolina set up Palmitano both times while opening the scoring early in the first period.
(9)Legends vs Job on Demand (4)
Legends playing it smart to making it two in a row
Even if it's only two straight games, the Legends are very satisfied with their performance of late. From-rolling three lines, to bearing down defensively while getting exceptional goaltending, teams will have a difficult time with the veteran hockey team. The Job on Demand realised this as they barely had any room-from the slot area. Most of their goals came-from the centre, through a screen of players where S.Morante simply couldn't see the ball. However, the same couldn't be said for the Legends as they took advantage of a player in net. And even though S.Fraga let in nine, most of them came in the latter part of the match. This contest was way closer than what the score indicates. S.Koulieris ,E.Capalbo and M.Chenier all had two goals each while the rest of the line up saw most of their players chip away with at least a point.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joey Palmitano of the Smooth Sailors. The captain is no stranger to the big goals. His two third period markers including the winner ultimately made the difference in a dreaded 4-4 tie....
Wednesday February 13
(3)Knights vs Scorpions (7)
Knights get hat trick-from new addition S.Ruggiero
The Knights got off to a slow start trailing 2-1 after one period but that all changed in the second period as they ignited with four goals. S.Ruggiero was particularly responsible for the onslaught as the new addition did not disappoint scoring twice while setting up a power play goal. From-there, the Knights kept pushing the pace not enabling the Scorpions to get any sort of life. H.Merone went on to add his second, and S.Ruggiero completed his very productive night on a hat trick.
(7)Horsemen vs Buckshots(10)
M.Destounis and P.Abbiasini tear it up combining for 13 points
It took only seven minutes for M.Destounis to post three straight goals. By the time the second period ended, M.Destounis had already collected five points and the Buckshots felt comfortable heading into the third period up 5-2. Considering how things played out till that point, neither side expected what occurred in the final fifteen minutes of play. Both teams put down their guard leaving only the net minders to pay the price after trading five goals apiece. And despite playing fire wagon hockey, the Buckshots never put themselves in any sort of trouble. P.Abbiasini went on a tear bagging three goals as part of a six point night. M.Destounis did finish with one extra point over Abbiasini. As for the Horsemen, T.Zermalias and V.Pandza each scored twice.
(4)Carnage vs Mighty Drunks(2) S.O
Carnage edge out Mighty Drunks with 2 shootout goals
Twice the Mighty Drunks led, and twice Carnage responded to level leaving all but a shootout to decide matters. This contest couldn't get any closer as neither team found themselves up after four periods. Y.Dube did put the Mighty Drunks up on both occasions but an eventual response-from J.Bourlakos and S.Musacchio kept the game idle. After a scoreless third period and a sudden death frame, a shootout was the only hope for a potential winner. This was the one area that Carnage got the better of the Mighty Drunks. With P.Stroubakis and D.Xiarchos each finding the back of the net, B.Madonis denied both attempts to collect the extra points.
(8)Fat Cats vs Fat Roy(2)
Special teams doom Fat Roy early
By surrendering a shorthanded goal along with the inability to kill off a pair of power plays, the Fat Roy found themselves playing behind the eight ball. They still had half a game remaining trailing only 3-1 but that didn't seem to matter as the Fat Cats weren't slowing down. S.Hrivnak's late second period goal perhaps convinced both sides that this game was pretty much wrapped up. However, that didn't slow down G.DeMarinis, who went on to add three straight markers as part of a four goal night. It's not often that Joe Scalia won't get at least one on eight goals, but the sniper decided to be nice setting up five tallies instead.
(7)Bramabulls vs UD Reddz(3)
A.Mirolla involved in all 7 goals for Bramabulls
A.Mirolla and the Bramabulls had all their fire power on full display on Wednesday night. While many players chipped away with points, A.Mirolla was definitely in a league of his own. Every time Mirolla would touch the ball something was bound to happen. The highly skilled forward participated in all seven goals that included five helpers, in which A.Moffa and Marco Diaco each benefited twice. At no point did the UD Redz find themselves close in this match. Their only bright moment came in the third period where they won the frame 2-1 on goals-from A.Kenafa and A.Sayed.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marino Destounis of the Buckshots. In what was a thrilling high scoring game versus the Horsemen, M.Destounis kept piling on the points finishing his night with three goals and four assists....
Monday February 11
(7)Black Knights vs United Armenians (2)
Black Knights romp over United Armenians behind J.Gagne hat trick
Headlined by J.Gagne's hat trick, the Black Knights exploded for three second and third period goals to defeat the United Armenians in their season debut. Two of Gagne's goals came at the right time. The crafty forward notched his second to put the Black Knights in front 2-1. It was from-that point on that the game slowly shifted to one side. J.Velenosi tallied once while setting up three different teammates. Out of their twelve players dressed, K.Kavan was the only United Armenian to successfully beat S.Sauk.
Tuesday February 12
(8)Punishers vs AREZ(1)
Punishers erupt to score six in second period
The Punishers played a feisty game against the AREZ , exploding for six second period goals en route to a convincing victory. J.Chiropoulos netted a pair during that span as did A.Laramee who went on to complete a hat trick by the third period. The AREZ entered the night with a difficult task ahead of them. Due to the weather conditions, many of their elements-from Ottawa weren't able to attend.Still, they did manage a full roster but couldn't compete enough against a very highly skilled opponent. A.Haddad was the only player to get the better of A.Bitsakis, who had a fairly easy night to earn the win in net.
(8)Capitals vs AREZ(4)
Close while it lasted, fatigue hits AREZ in third period
For most of the match, the AREZ found themselves in a close battle with the Capitals. But once the third period hit, the compete level just wasn't good enough. It didn't help that they had to play their sixth straight period without any breaks in between games. The Capitals entered the final stretch up 5-3 and widened the margin early on thanks to C.Bezeau's fourth marker of the game. To his credit, he did get plenty of help-from M-A Morin, who assisted on all four of Bezeau's goals.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Cedryck Bezeau of the Capitals. There was no doubt that C.Bezeau was on top of his game on Tuesday night. The Capitals took the match in large part due to Bezeau's incredible four goals and two assists....
Tuesday December 18(Final)
(5)GK vs River Rats(3) Game 1
GK hold on to beat River Rats
In what was arguably the single best game of the season so far, the GK took it late in the contest to capture the win. There were breathtaking goals, plenty of scoring chances and heart stopping close calls in the final moments encased inside a breakneck pace sometimes seen at this level of a game. The River Rats, despite tying the game late courtesy of M.DeTorre found themselves immediately playing-from behind only seconds after the equalising goal. P.Genereaux came to rescue the GK right before J.Bradley secured all doubts. The win came with scoring efforts-from five different players while the River Rats saw M.Crialese do most of the damage with a pair of markers. The result may come as a disappointment, but the River Rats will look to take positives knowing that the game could have gone either way.
(0)River Rats vs GK(2) Game 2
Y.Labonte's third period goal secures Premier division title for GK
It was a third period goal-from Y.Labonte that propelled the Gk to a 2-0 victory over the River Rats. Prior to that moment, both sides had their fair share of chances and enough shots to crack the barrier. And with the urgency lying on the River Rats backs, they just couldn't get their first. Props go to the GK defence and goaltender for keeping a clean score sheet versus a lethal River Rats hockey team. It's not often the River Rats go empty handed in a hockey game. Once Labonte opened the scoring, the pressure fell on everyone's shoulders to answerer back. Unfortunately for the River Rats, they kept hitting a wall and never got to the GK's net minder. K.Kuczmarski set up Labonte's winner and J. Bradley summed up the series by feeding an empty cage. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Dahn Nguyen and the rest of the GK for capturing the Premier division title....
The Nationals are back in Quebec in 2019....
The Canadian Ball Hockey Association is pleased to announce the players and staff representing Mens Team Canada at the 2019 World Ball Hockey Championships...
Bermuda 2018 Gold Medal Match.
Just want to congratulate Francois Chalut and all of team Canada on winning the Gold medal game today vs Canada Halton Leafs.
Also a congratulations to the Canada Halton Leafs on winning the Silver medal. Canada is very proud of both teams.
As for the Bronze medal congratulations to goes out to team Italy who defeated team USA 8-3 in a very tough match up.
Great job also to all the teams who participated in this Bermuda World Masters Championships 2018....