Sunday with Struts

Sunday with Struts, February 25 Highlights:

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Flint Tropics...

B:Div Jr. Trops vs A Few Good Men...

B:Div: Falcons vs Blue Eagles...

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Dekes of Hazzard...

B:Div: Godsons vs Caged Heat...

A:Div: Raiders vs Orleans 93's...

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Raiders... 

Sunday with Struts, February 11 Highlights:

B:Div: Caged Heat vs A Few Good Men...a very closely played match. 2-1 A Few Good Men and Women after one, but 4-3 Heat after two. At 5-5 in the 3rd the group of men and women scored a couple of big goals. A Few Good (Wo)Men win 7-5.

B:Div: Blue Eagles vs Godsons...Shawn Pilon the Blue Eagles goalie kept this one close for two periods as the Godsons held the territorial advantage throughout. They pulled away in the 3rd. Godsons win 10-3.

B:Div: Falcons vs Jr.Trops...a barn-burner! Back and forth fun and lead changes. Great passing and play-making. Jr.Tropss eke out a win 8-7.

A:Div: Orleans 93's vs Flint Tropics...another very good game. The 93's took advantage early of the late arriving Tropics and never relinquished that lead despite a valiant effort from the Flint crew who came within one before the 93's got the key goals in the final period. Orleans 93's win 11-8.

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks...short benches due to freezing rain and illness. So a great run and fun...the Tropics had the guns working as they split their double header. Flint Tropics win 8-4. 

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Raiders...full benches for this highly anticipated match-up. And it was one of the best games in the 9-year history of the the OBBHA between two of the original teams that miraculously were meeting for the first time in history. The game was played with speed and skill. 2-2 after one and 5-4 Buzz kills after the 2nd. In the 3rd it appeared Buzz Kills would win up 8-6 with less than a minute remaining. The Raiders then made it 8-7 with 31-seconds left. Then missed a penalty shot with less than 20-seconds left only to tie it up with 3-seconds remaining. Not done yet however! With 3-seconds left the Buzz Kills had the rush and clanged one right off the cross bar to end this most amazing game! 8-8 tie.

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Blue Ballers...Buzz in game two of their double header vs a very hard running team was going to test them in many ways. One of them was a full out effort with speed from start to finish. Buzz were in a game and they knew it at 4-4 after two. The Blue Ballers even took a 5-4 3rd period lead. Then with about 8-minutes left the Buzz scored to quick goals for a 6-5 lead. Then two more late goals finally tamed the pesky Blue Ballers. Buzz Kills win 8-5.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Dekes of Hazzard...Blue Ballers looked to keep the runners going for the bottom end of their double. The Blue Ballers true to form kept the pace up and the Dekes who started short until the reserves showed up kept with them. 4-4 heading to the 3rd and 5-5 late until the Blue Ballers scored two late one for a big win game 2 of their twin bill. Blue Ballers win 7-5.

Sunday with Struts, February 4 Highlights:

B:Div: Falcons vs A Few Good Men...the Falcons had their offence ready for the Super Bowl. A Few Good Men struggled with their defensive coverage. So this told the story of the final score. Falcons win 9-2.

B:Div: Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat...Caged Heat held the advantage through the period breaks at 2-1 and 5-3. Fast-forward to late in the game tied at 5-5....Blue Eagle scored with just under two minutes left, then Caged Heat tied it up 6-6 with under a minute left on a penalty shot. Finally with 7-seconds left after a couple of end to end chances the Blue Eagles scored the winner with 7-seconds remaining. Blue Eagles win 7-6.

B:Div: Jr. Trops vs Godsons...Godsons were up 4-1 after one then 5-3 heading into the 3rd. The Trops kept fighting back and closed to within 6-5 and came on to try and tie it and they did! With only 2-seconds left!! 6-6 tie.

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Dekes of Hazzard...first of two for the Dekes and they stayed close at 2-2 and only down 5-3 at the two breaks. They tired in the 3rd and the Toprics pulled away. Flint Tropics win 10-6.

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Raiders...again the Dekes started out well with strong ball movement only down 2-1 at the end of one. But the noticeably ran out of gas. Raiders win 13-4.

A:Div: Orleans 93's vs Blue Ballers...a great game. Blue Ballers surprised the 93's at 2-2 and then with the lead 5-4 after two very quick paced periods. The 93's were able to get the key goals early in the 3rd and then get some insurance markers as the period wore on, but they had to work for everything they got! Orleans 93's win 11-5.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Buzz Kills...The Ducks lay an egg. Buzz Kills win 5-0.

Sunday with Struts, January 28 Highlights:

A:Div: Orleans 93's vs Dekes of Hazzard...first of 2 for the 93's and they were ready vs the short-benched Dekes. The Dekes were in deep into the 2nd down only 4-3 but ran out of steam. Orleans 93's win 12-3.

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Orleans 93's...93's were in this one right to the end as they certainly tired as the game neared its end. Buzz Kills had to work extremely hard for everything they got and finally pulled away late in the game. Buzz Kills win 6-3.

B:Div: Caged Heat vs Falcons...the birds were up 3-0 after one period but the Heat turned it on to close within 4-3 after two. At 6-4 Falcons late they scored 2 to make it official. Falcons win 8-4.

B:Div: Godsons vs A Few Good Men...solid effort from both teams. 2-0 Godsons after one and they extended the lead by a 5-2 count heading into the 3rd. AFGM made a push in the final stages of the game but came up short as the Godsons passed the ball very well for long stretches of ball control to wind the clock down to victory. Godsons win 6-4.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Flint Tropics...the Flint version of the Tropics were on an all out offensive blitz from the outset and took over the game early vs a spare laden Blue Ballers. Flint tropics win 14-5.

B:Div: Jr. Trops vs Blue Eagles...the Blue Eagles family rallied around their heavy-hearted and under the weather goaltender Shawn Pilon right from the start vs a talented offensive team in the Jr. Trops. The Blue Eagles played great defence keeping the Trops to the perimeter for the most part for a 3-0 1st period lead. It took the Trops until the mid-way point of the game to finally score to make it 3-1 and by the end of the 2nd it was 3-3. The Blue Eagles had a very short bench and as much as they gutted it out they ran out of gas as the Trops came on hard and strong. Kudos to Pilon and the boys making it such a great game! Jr. Trops win 7-5.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Raiders...a high scoring match. Both teams have offence to spare to be sure! Bad bounces and tough luck hurt then Ducks but the Raiders mad their own luck too. Raiders win 13-8.

Sunday with Struts, January 21 Highlights:

B:Div: Godsons vs Falcons...the Godsons continued their strong play in 2018 with a solid performance from the net out. The Falcons gave it their all but could not come up with enough offence. In fact there were no goals in the 3rd period as the Godsons smartly protected a 3-goal lead with great defensive play. Godsons win 6-3.

B:Div: Jr. Trops vs Caged Heat...Caged Heat potted some goals in this and made some great offensive plays to create great chances. The Trops had to use a counter-attack to keep up. At 3-3 in the 3rd the Trops score two for a 5-3 lead and the Heat closed to within one and came on strong to tie but could not get that last one to go in. Jr. Trops win 5-4.

A:Div: Raiders vs Flint Tropics...a wild great match. the Raiders went up 4- early and threatened to blow it out, but as usual the Flint boys rallied with goals and kept this game in doubt right to the final whistle. Raiders win 9-8.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93's...1-1 after one but then the 93's stormed out for good in the 2nd period followed by a dominating 3rd. Orleans 93's win 13-4.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Wounded Ducks...the Ducks in the 2nd game of their double header were far better! The Blue Ballers came with their patented hustling running game that tested the Ducks lungs in their 2nd game. Not much difference as the period breaks were 3-3, 4-4 and finally a 5-5 tie.

B:Div: A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles...another great game. The Blue Eagles owned the first period but it ended 1-1 as Melanie Simard was outstanding in the A Few Good Men yet again! Fast forward to a late 6-4 lead for the Blue Eagles and then two quick goals from AFGM to tie it up 6-6 followed by a dramatic wrap around winner from the Blue Eagles. Blue Eagles win 7-6.

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Buzz Kills...the Dekes jumped out a lightning quick 2-0 lead only to find themselves down 6-3 after the opening period. The Dekes kept up the effort level and kept on getting close but the Buzz Kills had the offence clicking just a step or two ahead. Buzz Kills win 9-7. 

Sunday OBBHA Teams......Another great season is  underway, 

This season we have a couple of new initiatives to stimulate some positive vibes with the OBBHA.

A. Stats

Team captains or designated statistician will have the option to keep track of team stats. HOW? see below.

After each game:

1-On the home page under  STATISTICS / WINTER 2018 on the bottom left click on your respective league/division statistic link

2-Input team Roster in your respective "Team Sheet/Label"  You only need to enter the player once. Keep adding the players as they show up (max 20 per team)

3-Input number of goals and assists by each player on a game per game basis

B. OBBHA Weekly Hockey Pool

Hockey experts, we got something for you!

In an attempt to create a buzz and raise funds to enable underprivileged kids to play ball hockey, we came up with the following idea.

Why not create a weekly hockey pool, using the same concept as Pro Picks (Proline) where you have a chance to win every week!!

-Every week, you have the chance to win a 50$ giftcard from Canadian Tire

-20$ to join / pay John directly or send money transfer to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-Submit your weekly picks before the deadline (5 minutes before first scheduled game on Saturday)

-Pick the winner / 1 point per game 

-Tie breaker is "TOTAL GOALS of CBC Featured game of the week (Saturday 7pm) 

-1 winner / per week (Most points)

-Join anytime

 Week 1 / Saturday January 20th Selection Form - Deadline 12:55 EST 

C. Live Streams and game archives

 All your games are available on the following link

OBBHA LIVE STREAM

Please forward to your team members

Bigger, Better and Stronger in 2018, thanks to you guys and your efforts!

See everyone in the New Year for the first game of the Winter Session on Sunday, January 14th.

Sunday with Struts, Opening Day/Night January 14 Highlights:

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Buzz Kills...Buzz kills moved from Monday night as champions to the iconic Sunday A-Div. The defending champions of Monday were up 5-1 after one period. Then as the senior Tropics are known to do, they scored in bunches and quickly to erase yet another massive deficit (take note federal Liberals). Buzz Kills were up 8-6 after the 2nd period. Then in the 3rd the Trops completed the comeback at 9-9 and the popped in a late winner. Flint tropics win 10-9.

B:Div: A Few Good Men vs Jr.Trops...AFGM mad a huge late midnight signing of a top goaltender in the name of Melanie Simard. And she delivered a solid performance vs the very talented Jr. Trops. AFGM held a 4-3 lead the first break but were down 5-4 after the 2nd period. The game was close at 7-6 as Sashnokov of Saturday's All Mesh had closed the gap, but the Trops jumped on some late pinching the AFGM had to do to try and tie it up and tallied twice to put it away. Jr. Trops win 9-6.

B:Div: Blue Eagles vs Falcons...Pilon vs Jolivet. The goalies who are decorated with the Tommy Raftis award. The went head to head and in the end there was nothing to choose from appropriately. 7-7 tie.

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Wounded Ducks...the score does not indicate the kind of game this was. The Ducks unveiled their new secret weapon who is goaltender Usaamah Gill. He was the factor that held the Dekes at bay early and enabled the Ducks offence to play with supreme confidence. By games end the Dekes were just shaking their heads as great chance after chance was foiled by this impressive force in the nets. Wounded Ducks win 10-3.

B:Div: Caged Heat vs Godsons...the Godsons capitalized on enough chances early for a confidence building 2-0 lead after one period. And 4-0 after two periods. Paul Trudeau in the Caged Heat net was the first star and after that it was Godsons goalie Terry Cleroux for the rare OBBHA shut-out. Godsons win 5-0.

A:Div:   Raiders vs Orleans 93's...Raiders were first up for the double header in the A-Div each team will do twice prior to the play-offs. The Raiders came out flying for a 4-0 lead after one period. This ended up being all Raiders but it was goaltending that made it this way! As Usaamah Gill did earlier for the Ducks, Aneel Nauth for the Raiders in his debut simply shut down the 93's and had the frustrated as he turned away opportunity after opportunity. Raiders win 9-2.

A:Div: Raiders vs Blue Ballers...last time these two met it was a wild 17-17 tie. The Raiders were warm and on their game right away for their 2nd game of the double header, so were very quick out of the gate and were up 3-0 in the blink of an eye. And up 5-1 after the first period. Aneel Nauth was again solid and did not give up rebounds nor a softy so the Blue Ballers could not muster up a comeback despite some nice chances. Raiders up 7-1 after two periods. The played a smart 3rd for the win. Raiders win 10-3.

Sunday, Dec 17 Finals and Seeding Matches:

4:00pm = Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles (C-Div 3rd Seed Match)...Caged Hear were up 2-1 after the first period, but the Blue Eagles had a huge 2nd 8-0 for a 9-2 lead. The 3rd the teams traded a goal a piece. Blue Eagles win 10-2 and C-3rd Seed.

5:00pm = A Few Good Men vs Falcons (C-Div Final)...a great Final! So close and well played as the teams were all tied up 3-3 and 4-4 at the period breaks. At 5-5 the Falcons scored the winner with 1:53 remaining. Falcons win 6-5 and the C-Div Championship.

 

6:00pm = Jr. Trops vs Godsons (B-Div 3rd Seed Match)...Trops jumped to a 3-0 first period lead. The Godsons got back into in the 2nd down only 4-3 heading into the 3rd. A spirited 3rd was played. At 5-5 the last 2-minutes was wild and the Godsons scored to make it 6-5, the Trops tied it then the Godsons won it. Godsons win 7-6 and take the B-Div 3rd Seed. 

7:00pm = Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93’s (A-Div Final)...another great Final! 2-2 after one run. The Ducks scored the only goal of the 2nd for a 3-2 advantage. In the 3rd the teams went all out and it ended 5-5 so we were off to the 5-player shoot-out. The 93's prevailed 3-2 in the shoot-out as Guy Saumure mad the final save to accentuate the 93's win. Orleans wins 6-5 in A SHOOT-OUT and the A-Div Championship.

 

8:00pm = Dekes of Hazzard vs Blue Ballers (B-Div Final)...yet another very good Final. 2-2 and 7-5 for the Dekes at the breaks. In the 3rd the Dekes pulled away late but this was a very hard running game. Dekes of Hazzard win 10-7 and the B-Div Championship.

 

9:00pm = Raiders vs Flint Tropics (A-Div 3rd Seed Match)...two great teams to close out the season. Xmas season benches but a very high effort level from both sides. Raiders win 12-3 and the 3rd Seed in the A-Div.

Sunday with Struts, December 10 Semi-finals Highlights:

A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles (C-Div semi)...after the first period it was 3-2 for A Few Good Men. No goals in the 2nd and then late in the game A Few Good Men scored an insurance marker and then added an empty netter to eliminate the C-Div top seed from the Finals. A Few Good Men advance to the C-Finals while the Blue Eagles will vie for the 3rd Seed in the C-Div. A Few Good Men win 5-2.

Caged Heat vs Falcons (C-Div semi)...Shawn Pilon obtains the rare and elusive OBBHA shut-out for the Falcons in a back-up role. Falcons will host the A Few Good Men for the C-Final, while the Caged Heat meet up with the Blue Eagles for the 3rd Seed Match in the C-Div. Falcons win 5-0.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Godsons (B-Div semi)...the Godsons never got untracked missing a few key players. The Dekes owned this one from start to finish. Another top seed drops as the Dekes will visit the Blue Ballers for the B-Final. Godsons will host the B-Div 3rd Seed game vs Jr. Trops. Dekes of Hazzard win 11-4.

Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics (A-Div semi)...a classic display of OBBHA hockey. The Ducks had the offence going for 4-2 and 9-3 period break leads. The Trops came on very strong in the 3rd period and won the period 6-3, but it was not enough as they became the 3rd top seed of the night to be defeated! The Wounded Ducks, celebrating the game winner from turn-coat Simon Zimmerman, will visit the Orleans 93's nest for some quacking in the A-Div Finals, while the A-Div 3rd Seed will feature a crowd-pleaser of the Raiders and Flint Tropics. Wounded Ducks win 12-9.

Jr. Trops vs Blue Ballers (B-Div semi)...nobody was willing to make a wager on the outcome for this one! All out offence from the get go! 9-5 Blue Ballers after one wild period. Then 15-8 after 2 wild ones! The Blue Ballers rolled into the B-Finals, while the Jr. Trops will match up with Godsons for the B-Div 3rd seed game. Blue Ballers win 19-11.

Raiders vs Orleans 93's (A-Div semi)...a classic rivalry game as the two teams know each other well.  you could say these teams grew up together despite the age gap. Respect for the opponent had both teams utilizing strategy to gain the advantage. The 93's had spurts of impressive offensive cycle passing that kept the Raiders off balance at times and resulted in enough goals to edge out a win. Two late goals enabled the 93's to reach the A-Div Finals and the Raiders will play in the 3rd Seed match in the A. Orleans 93's win 10-8.

Sunday with Struts, December 3 Highlights:

Falcons vs Godsons...Falcons were up 8-3 after 2 periods and then the Godson made a valiant comeback bid but came up a goal short. Falcons win 9-8.