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Thursday October 18
(4)Smooth Sailors vs SBS Trashers(5) S.O
SBS Trashers beat Smooth Sailors in shootout thriller
Led by a pair of goals- from Joe Scalia, one that he tapped in mid air, the SBS Trashers went the distance to edge out the Smooth Sailors on Thursday night. Depending on how to look at it, M.Testolina was responsible for the good and the bad in the overall decision. The Smooth Sailors forward participated in all three goals including a pair, was also the reason why the SBS Trashers benefited twice on the power play. The feisty forward may have visited the penalty box one too many times which took him away -from a shootout attempt. With neither side able to get it done in overtime, P.Manousos and A.Moffa used perfect wrist shots to get the better of R.Ricaurte in the shootout.
(5)Legends vs Raging Rhinos(4)
Legends grind it out in win over Rhinos
Grinding out games may be the Legends best way to earn results. With the division being as difficult as it is, the formula isn't complicated. Every player realises that they need to buckle down defensively while keeping the scoring chances simple. Tonight's example saw J.Courteau and Marco Diaco take care of much of the scoring as both players tallied a pair. By getting that required offence, the Legends defended well enough with the help of their net minder G.Platanitis. The Raging Rhinos may look back and not like the fact that they took ten minutes worth of minor penalties. Luckily enough, only one goal went in during that span.
(7)Brew Crew vs JLR Brossard(5) Thu & Sun inter-league
Finally, the Brew Crew get monkey off their back
Snake bitten in the win column for four games, the Brew Crew needed a different night to finally end the spell. The schedule didn't do them any favours going up against a ton of talent in the JLR Brossard. Despite facing off against players such as G.Pisanelli and C.Gingras just to name a few, the Brew Crew went about their business to get the job done. Their best moments occurred towards the later stages of the second period and early into the final frame where they struck four times. M.Rheaume fuelled the offense with three goals and an assist while D.Verta set up three different teammates. The JLR Brossard for a rare time had all their elements in play. Payam Assadi did get three assists but that's only because his line mates are that good. G.Pisanelli added two more goals to his collection in the lose.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Courteau of the Legends. The power forward never seems to take a night off, this time bagging two goals and a pair of helpers....
Wednesday October 17
(9)Kentucky Blue vs Left Wings(8)
J.McKenzie third period hat trick leads Kentucky Blue past Left Wings
Even though the two sides went back and forth several times, J.McKenzie found the ideal time to make his goals count. The Left Wings thought they had the game wrapped up or at the very least a chance to go into overtime up until the Kentucky Blue sniper decided otherwise. McKenzie had already two goals under his belt before bagging two very late markers to edge out the Left Wings. The encouraging part of this victory was that it was done with only a few players dressed. In addition to McKenzie's onslaught, D.Landucci was pivotal as well accumulating a massive seven points.
(3)Horsemen vs Decepticons(4) S.O
Horsemen rally in third but fall in shootout
P.Sidhom and M.Mamoulides tallied unanswered goals for the Horsemen in the third period to rally back and force overtime, but the team was unable to overcome the Decepticons in a shootout. A.Mancini made close to 30 saves while denying three shootout attempts. The only player to have any success on the breakaways came- from the hands of Y.Leroux. Prior to his winner, Leroux scored once and assisted on the Decepticons second goal. There has been a reoccurring theme for the Horsemen's offense involving the same players collecting points. Once again, P.Sidhom, V.Pandza and M.Mamoulidis were the only three players involved on the score sheet combining for eight points.
(5)Knights vs Carnage(4)
Knights rally for first win of the season
The Knights finally flipped the switch after stumbling at the start of the season. And what better way to end the drought by overcoming a 3-0 deficit. It showed that the Knights really wanted the victory despite a horrible start. The effort came-from everyone that saw five different players find the back of the net. P.Santullo set up two teammates before sparking the win with just over two minutes remaining. Looking back, Carnage will have to wonder how they started so well but finished so terrible. S.Broccoli was their most productive player with three assists.
(3)Underdogs vs Decpticons(1)
Fuel runs out for Decpticons in double header night
Its one thing to have the legs in the first portion of a game after playing an hour earlier, but it's another to try and keep up versus a relentless opponent. The Underdogs, despite dropping the first period 1-0, felt no pressure or worries that they would eventually bounce back. Once E.Salhany got on board, the stage was set for more to come. J.Constantin would soon enough snap the tie just shy of the mid way point of the game. The momentum shifted firmly in the Underdogs favour which forced the Decepticons to find solutions on how to even the score. Unfortunately, no matter how hard they tried, C.Malkoun stood in the way along with a committed defence. The Underdogs secured the result late in the game courtesy of F .Nasser.
(4)Mighty Drunks vs Fat Cats(9)
D.Mili and F.Gentile share hat tricks in rout of Mighty Drunks
If this game was played in front of a big audience, many hats would have been thrown onto to the field from-the Fat Cats supporters. The rarity of two players scoring hat tricks occurred in this particular contest with D.Mili and F.Gentile achieving the feat. Perhaps it was somewhat expected that plenty of goals would have gone in. The Fat Cats have been clearly dominant this season and show no signs of slowing down with a deep roster. If it's not weapon it will be another .J.Scalia appeared to take a night off with only two assists while S.Hrivnak scored twice.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jesse McKenzie of the Kentucky Blue. The forward was praised by his teammates after riffling four straight markers in wild 9-8 finish over the Left Wings....
Tuesday October 16
(7)Capitals vs The Blast(2)
Capitals feast on Blast in 7-2 win
C.Bezeau and M-A Morin each scored twice and the Capitals had their way with the Blast on Tuesday night. For two full periods, C.Fortin never once looked behind him securing his cage. That was until S.Lacombe finally got the Blast on board early in the third period. However, the damage had been long done with the Capitals riding a sufficient lead. Apart-from his two goals, M-A Morin was a big reason why the Capitals scored so many by adding three assists.
(7)Punishers vs AREZ(1)
P.Arkalis scores hat trick as Punishers trounce AREZ
P.Arkalis enjoyed his night scoring in every possible way for the Punishers. The slick forward used a power play goal, followed with a shorthanded marker before completing his hat trick very late in the game. A.Dayan had a solid start to the third period where he buried two in a row to put the game out of reach. The Punishers couldn't have asked for a better game. Their only slight miss hap occurred late in the second period where M.Monteschio tallied for the AREZ.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Peter Arkalis of the Punishers. In every possible situation, P.Arkalils was able to put the ball in back of the net....
Monday October 15
E.Gacem answers immediately to take opener
Twice the Chic Choc led by a pair and twice the Degenerates answered back to even the score. Unfortunately for the Degenerates, it took only 30 seconds for E.Gacem to respond and secure a 5-4 win to open up the night. Unhappy with the way things ended, the Degenerates wanted nothing more than to level the series. And they nearly did so if not for F.Peloquin occupying the pipes. The net minder literally stood tall barely giving any net on a few glorious chances. Both sides traded two goals apiece with J.Courteau and Q.Joseph scoring for the Degenerates while J-R Lemay netted both tallies for the Chic Choc. The only way to have decided the outcome at this point was in a shootout. Out of the combined six attempts, nobody had any sort of luck or success figuring out P.Assadi and F.Peloquin.
(5)Chic Choc vs Degenerates (4)
(2)Degenerates vs Chic Choc(2) S.O
1 Timer struggle in a night to forget with Black Eagles
The 1 Timer can't be feeling too good about themselves after tonight's encounter with the Black Eagles. At no point did they look good falling behind early in both games while unable to battle back and force a closer contest. Maybe it's because the Black Eagles were that much better winning many facets of both games. N.Bisson got credited the winner in the opening contest and C.Mauger-Lavigne was their most productive player bagging two goals and a helper. That was just the beginning for Mauger-Lavigne, who went on to add two more goals to close out a 4-1 decision. The Black Eagles couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Two out of their four goals came with the man advantage. Even though he didn't score, S.Bois-Chasse was behind setting up three markers.
(5)Black Eagles vs 1 Timer(2)
(1)1 Timer vs Black Eagles(4)
Corporation seeking revenge in cup rematch versus Carmoni
Even with some changes to their roster, some Corporation players haven't forgotten the recent final between the two sides. Both games would prove to be a good test to see how they would fair with one another. In the first nine minutes of the opening encounter, the Corporation demonstrated their hunger jumping off to a solid 3-0 lead. That cushion was more than enough to solidify a positive outcome. The question at that point would be to see if they can duplicate a similar result. Unfortunately for the Corporation, the tables did turn but not by much. Les Carmoni got two goals -from M.Croteau that included an empty net marker and the winner from-D.Desmarais. Despite dropping the contest, the men in yellow weren't disappointed knowing that they had to battle with a short bench. The father son combination between A.Zarzour and M.Zarzour clicked very well for the Corporation as both players combined for six points.
(4) The Corporation vs Les Carmoni(1)
(3)Les Carmoni vs The Corporation (1)
Kings battle but fall short twice to Legacy
There's no denying the gutsiness and the dogged nature of the Kings effort on Monday night. Despite being down in both games, the commitment level was at its highest even if they didn't get the results they hoped for. This was perhaps a case of two good teams that had one very key component being the major difference, which was experience. Legacy used their years of chemistry to manage the right plays at the right time that resulted in key goals. J.Rochon,one of a few snipers that Legacy has led the way scoring twice in both victories. Other notables included T.Bozinakis, who collected six points, G.Pisnaelli right behind him with five points and E.Girourad who set up three markers while netting one himself. As for the Kings, M.Orlando didn't take a night off adding five points to his collection.
(3)Kings vs Legacy (6)
(5)Legacy vs Kings(4)
Armadillos continue to ride the hot hand with G.Bouchard
G.Bouchard was absolutely terrific in both the Armadillos victories over the Punishers. With each passing game, teams will need to adjust on how to play the quarter back defensemen. The Armadillos didn't score much but managed enough to earn two wins over a depleted line up. Out of their six total goals, G.Bouchard was involved in four of them. The slick defenseman has all the elements of being threat with so much room in a 4vs4 format. Ball control, a precise shot and his long reach are just some attributes that makes him effective. The good news for the Armadillos is that they have plenty of other elements that will make them a challenge game in and game out. For now, J.Kontitsis and his troops will enjoy the ride as they expect nothing less than a successful season.
(2)Punishers vs Armadillos (3)
(3)Armadillos vs Punishers (1)
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Charles Mauger-Lavigne of the Black Eagles. His four goals and one assist enabled his club to collect six clean points versus the 1 Timer....
Sunday October 14
(3)Butchers vs Fatal Demons(2)
Scoring machine E.Girouard strikes 3 times to edge out Fatal Demons
E.Girouard and the Butchers simply weren't going to be denied Sunday night in their battle with the Fatal Demons. The sniper recorded another one of many hat tricks with the eventual tie breaking goal coming right after F.Casacalenda levelled the game for the Fatal Demons. For well over two periods, C.Confuonti kept frustrating his opponent stopping everything he saw. The only way the Fatal Demons got to him was on a deflection and a screened shot. Despite that little miss hap, the Butchers immediately went ahead and never looked back recording a third win in only four games. The good news so far for their turnaround season is that they strung two straight victories without some key pieces.
(5)Shockers vs Brew Crew(5)
Shockers push through in third period for intense victory
The Brew Crew's slight 2-1 lead heading into the third period just wasn't good enough. Perhaps it was because the Shockers were playing to win while the Brew Crew were playing not to lose. Regardless the reasons, the Shockers showed up when it counted the most and made the best of their chances. The onslaught saw four different players find the back of the net. J.Collins rocket-from the point evened the score on the power play. Then, barely a minute later,the captain took over as M.Blackman put his club in front with less than four minutes remaining. By simply working harder and playing more determined, the Shockers got what they deserved in the end. The Brew Crew did excel with the man advantage posting two out of their three goals on the power play.
(6)Lynx vs Fatal Demons(3)
Lynx exploit tired Fatal Demons
The gruelling effect of playing the Lynx in a double header night can wreak havoc on a team's focus. The Fatal Demons had just played an hour earlier and were now stuck going up against a younger and deeper side that wanted nothing more than to hammer their opponent. The Lynx sent an early message that this game was going to be dictated by their own terms. After grabbing a 2-0 lead heading into the second period, D.Zabitsky scored one his clubs two power play goals for a 3-1 lead. U.Cruz went on to add his second shortly after and eventually notched his third scoring once in every period. Unless the Fatal Demons got the better start to the contest, the inevitable was to be expected.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Uri Cruz of the Lynx. The Lynx forward was on top of his game striking once in every period that led to a 6-3 win over the Fatal Demons....
Friday October 12
(9)The Peters vs Hellas(1)
M.Crialese draws immediate attention in 5 goal rampage
He barely got his feet wet but M.Crialese demonstrated what a threat he will be up front for the Peters. The sniper went on a scoring rampage posting three out of his five goals by the early stages of the second period. He was so efficient that Hellas was unable to slow him down no matter how hard they tried. But good goal scorers often do get the help required to be effective. In this particular game, J.Morina is perhaps the main guy who found the openings while distributing the ball with precision. The captain set up three goals while closing it out late in the game. R.Placentino also had a good start to his season accumulating four points.
(3)Stones vs HBHA(6)
HBHA pour it on after slow start
After coming out asleep in the first period on Friday night, the HBHA vowed to set the tone as of the second period. Six minutes was it took for a complete turnaround. The HBHA scored four straight goals during that span to take control of the match. J.Kontitsis led the way sparking three straight points while adding his third assist in the final frame. Even though the Stones did what they needed to do early on, they simply couldn't apply a solid game plan long enough. There one consistent player so far this season has been the play of J.Pizzuco, who participated in all three points in the loss. The Stones will need their top gun T.Settino along with some of his wingers to step it up if they plan on doing anything significant this season.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Max Crialese of the Peters. His five goals and two assists is more than enough to convince anyone that he merits the honour....
Monday May 7 (Finals)
(3)P-Ball vs Red Lite(4) O.T Game 3
K.Kuczmarski bats in a beauty to close out series, Red Lite crowned Champions
Trailing by three goals after an ugly first period, the P-Ball rallied to tie the game 4-4 only to see it vanish by overtime. Even though the push was great for the P-Ball, it just wasn't good enough in the end. The sudden death frame was only two minutes old when K.Kuczmarki's incredible eye hand coordination came into play. The Red Lite forward made something that looks so difficult so incredibly easy by batting the ball right past P-O Girouard. Prior to the goal, J.Gagne will be wondering for a while how he missed two golden opportunities to extend the series. The P-Ball captain wasted no time-from the overtime face off creating two very good chances for himself only to get denied twice by C.Lantin. This was the first of three games that could have easily gone either way. Unfortunately for the P-Ball, they didn't get that extra break necessary to make a series of it. Red Lite did the right thing by getting the better start which only put the pressure on their opponents to respond. They got scoring efforts-from five different players that included a sweet back hand breakaway goal-from J.Daoust. In the end, like good teams often do, they find ways to win. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Carl Ghilarducci and Red Lite for adding more hardware to their already full trophy cases.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Kevin Kuczmarski of Red Lite. By using his instincts and hand eye coordination, the Red Lite forward batted the series winning goal only two minutes into overtime....
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....