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What a great season! See everyone back in the Fall for the 10th Season of the OBBHA!

Highlights for Sunday, June 17: (the extra bonus game!)

5pm A 3rd Seed = Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics...A Fathers Day gift from the Ducks. Flint Tropics receive the 5-0 present.

6pm B 3rd Seed = Blue Eagles vs Jr. Trops...another Fathers Day gift. Blue Eagles accept the 5-0 notice.

7pm B 5th Seed = Falcons vs Vanier Voodoo...Mazzy gets her 2nd straight start in the Voodoo net after her strong and fun performance last week. The Voodoo were the favourites and showed it in flashes with some offensive bursts, but Falcons goalie Wham! Bam! Cam! came up with key saves as the Falcons had some new found offence in their wings to take the 5th Seed Match. Falcons win 10-7.

8pm A-Final = Solar Bears vs Orleans 93’s...the Bears knew they would be short a few but looked to bring in some cubs for this one. A 2-2 first was indicative of the play as both teams played it close to the vest. Tough to get good scoring chances but the 93's were up 4-2 and had a missed penalty shot that came back to haunt them. The Bears closed to 4-3 down at the end of the 2nd. In the 3rd the hard work ethic of the Bears finally paid off and they took a 5-4 lead. The 93's pulled their goalie and gave up an empty netter to be down 6-4 and scored one with 7-seconds left to make it a one goal game, but could not close it. Solar Bears win first ever Championship 6-5.

Congrats to the A-Div Champion Solar Bears:

 

9pm B-Final = A Few Good Men vs Godsons...A Few Good Men seemed to be the pick to win from the pundits, but a few good colour commentators were still giving the Godsons their due saying they can't be counted out! Another classic tight checking yet fast paced final. The Godsons were up 2-0 after one period and after a scoreless 2nd it appeared this might be the final score. Early in the 3rd the Godsons got a key goal to make it 3-0 only to have AFGM score quickly afterwards to break the shut-out and get some confidence and momentum. They closed it to 3-2 with 5-minutes remaining and then tied it with under 2-minutes remaining. The Godsons did not fold and came on strong and scored the winner with 51-seconds left and the empty netter with 1-second left. Godson are the Champs with a nervy 5-3 win.

Congrats to the B-Div Champion Godsons:

 

Highlights for Sunday, June 10: 

B-Div: Vanier Voodoo vs Godsons...Godsons would like to carry a win into next Sundays final as opposed to a two game losing streak. Voodoo would love to show the first place team what they really have! Mazzy was in the nets for the Voodoo and the team rallied around her as they kept the Godsons close. Godsons win 7-3.

A-Div: Semi-Final 4 vs 1. Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93's...the underduck Ducks have shown flashes of brilliance and would like nothing better than to sustain it for a full game. The key will be the opening 10 minutes where the Ducks have struggled mightily! Mission accomplished as the scores were 1-1 and 2-2 at the period breaks. The 93's seemed to have it solved with 3 quick ones for a 5-2 early 3rd period lead but the plucky Ducks came back to tie. The 93' s scored the winner with 1:48 remaining and added an empty netter. A big test for the 93's in this one which could really have been the Final. Orleans 93's win 7-5.

B-Div: Falcons vs A Few Good Men...A Few Good Men win and they are in the Finals vs the Godsons next Sunday. Falcons need a full bench or it will be ugly. Different Falcons showed up this time...where were the guys from last week?? A full team for the Falcons would have made a heck of a difference as they played well but ran out of gas. A Few Good Men advance to B-Finals with 15-6 win.

A-Div: Semi-Final 3 vs 2. Flint Tropics vs Solar Bears...on paper this looks to be the game of the night! Two teams that can win this one. It will come down to bounces and controlling emotions. It was all Bears as they used their low cycle game early to establish a lead they never relinquished. Solar Bears win 12-5.

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Jr.Trops...Blue Eagles will know if this game is meaningful after the 7pm A Few Good Men result. And this was a prelude to the 3rd Seed Match next week. This one went to the Jr. Trops for a 7-2 win.

Highlights for Wednesday, June 6: 

A-Div: Solar Bears vs Wounded Ducks...Ducks want the win to avoid a semi-final with the high flying 93's. Down 4-1 that seemed unlikely, but a huge turn-around took place in the latter part of the 2nd period and the 3rd as the Ducks reeled off 9 straight unanswered tallies for a a big win...but they needed a Flint loss later in the night that did not happen so they have a tough semi-final with the 93's this Sunday. Wounded Ducks win 10-4.

B-Div: Godsons vs Blue Eagles...Godsons are in the drivers seat for a Finals appearance while the Blue Eagles need some points from this match. It was a close game from start to finish as a scoreless first started it off. A big 2nd period by the Blue Eagles gave them a 4-2 lead they would never give up. Godsons are in the Finals and the Blue Eagles need at least a point this Sunday and some help to meet them again. Blue Eagles win 5-3.

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93's...the Senior Tropics wanted the win to get a date with the Solar Bears and stay away from the 93's for the semi-final this Sunday. They got it! Not easy as late goals were needed to break up a 7-7 tie. Flint Tropics win 10-8.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs A Few Good Men...a huge game to see who will be in the Finals. A Few Good Men got the win and now hold their own destiny as a win this Sunday will give them a date with the Godsons for the Final...they hold the tie-breaker with the Blue Eagles and a large goal differential on the Jr. Trops. The junior Trops have a long shot, but disaster has to happen for a couple of other teams for this to happen. A Few Good Men win 11-6.

B-Div: Vanier Voodoo vs Falcons...a pick-em game for sure! These two will meet for sure in the 5th Seed Game later in the month, so a great feel out game opportunity for both squads. A close one to the end. Vanier Voodoo win 8-5.

Highlights for Wednesday, May 30: 

A-Div: Orleans 93's vs Wounded Ducks...Orleans 93's win 11-4.

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Falcons...Blue Eagles win 12-6.

A-Div: Solar Bears vs Flint Tropics...Solar Bears win 11-10.

B-Div: Godsons vs Jr. Trops...Godsons win 8-1.

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Vanier Voodoo...A Few Good Men win 15-2.

Highlights for Sunday, May 27: 

Just the scores today as Struts was dealing with a family emergency and the OBBHA family came through to make sure the games would be played this night (so thanks to all of them! Trevor Polk, Mike Labelle etc)....but let it be known that love at the OBBHA was being spread around by Ivan Spachic the leader of the Blue Eagles in the spirit of the OBBHA 4-F motto Fun, Fitness, Friendship and Fair-play. This is what its all about! 

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs A Few Good Men...A Few Good Men win 9-1.

B-Div: Falcons vs Godsons...Godsons in a squeaker 4-3.

A-Div: Orleans 93's vs Solar Bears...Orleans 93's win 7-2.

B-Div: Vanier Voodoo vs Jr. Trops...Jr. Trops win 9-6.

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics...Flint Tropics prevail 13-9.

Highlights for Wednesday, May 23: 

The 2nd go around for the B-Div while the A-Div completes their 2nd go through:

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Solar Bears...two teams the have shown some nice passing and ball control in flashes. Can they sustain it for an entire game like they did in the last time the pair met in a most exciting game? This time the Solar Bears owned the ball control game and the Ducks never could get untracked save for a spell late in the 1st period when they score 3 late goals to tie it 3-3. After that the Bears pulled away with fine team play. Solar Bears win 7-4.

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Godsons....a very good possibility these two could meet in the final so a interesting game to key on. The Godsons continued their strong team play as the as well used ball control to their advantage to win the game handily. Godsons win 8-3.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs Falcons...the Junior Trops need fun in their game to succeed and the so do the Falcons. When the two teams focus on their own games and communicate their play improves immeasurably! So a fun tight game ensued. 1-1 after one period. The Juniors were up 4-2 after the 2nd break and played a smart even game in the 3rd to preserve the win. Jr. Trops win 7-4. 

B-Div: Vanier Voodoo vs Blue Eagles....two teams that will have a say in who will finish in the top two for the Finals. Both have played well in most games so this was yet another interesting match to view. 1-1 after one period showed us it would be close. The difference in the end of a close match? Chico scoring the hatty for the 1st time in 5 years! The are going to name a stream after him....sorry no lake. Just this "Chico Stream" that will be archived forever. Blue Eagles win 5-3. 

A-Div: Orleans 93's vs Flint Tropics....the 93's only have a tie to blemish their record and the Senior Tropics look to get some kind of consistency in their game...but the 93's were forced to forfeit do to unforeseen circumstances. Flint Tropics get the 5-0 white-wash.

Highlights for Wednesday, May 16: Note no games this Sunday Long Weekend...play resumes Wednesday, May 23

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93's...the 93's were quick out of the gate for a 4-0 lead. The Ducks closed it to 6-5 at one point but the 93's ran away with it once again as the pounced on turn-overs and uncovered plays. Orleans 93's win 11-7.

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Falcons...the Falcons played one of their best games of the Spring. AFGM were up 2-1 after one. The were up 7-3 in the 2nd but the Falcons roared back to tie it all up 8-8! Then late AFGM broke away for a hard earned win. A Few Good Men win 12-9.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs Blue Eagles...9-2 Blue Eagles win.

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Solar Bears...the Bears continue to play inspired ball control ball hockey with creative play. Solar Bears win 8-4.

B-Div: Godsons vs Vanier Voodoo...the night-cap looked interesting on paper for sure as the French Palace viewers were keenly tuned in to see the outcome. The shots were 47-40 for the Godsons but the Voodoo had 18 of their shots in the final period as they worked hard to erase a 5-1 deficit. Godsons win 7-3.

Highlights for Sunday, May 13: Happy Mothers Day!

A-Div: Solar Bears vs Orleans 93's...the Bears continued their climb to playing better and better each week. The moved the ball and played a good defensive coverage game which kept the A-Div favourites, the 93's, close at 2-0 and 3-1 at the period breaks. The teams played a more end to end 3rd period which resulted in more goals for both squads. Orleans 93's win 7-4.

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Godsons...the Godsons have questioned their abilities in the past and after last weeks game, but this team has nothing to worry about when they play a team game. Oh, and when their star goalie Terry Cleroux is on his game. Terry and the boys played a near perfect game vs a very engaged Eagle group. The shots were 35-34 for the Godsons, but the buld if the Eagles shots cane in the 1st and 2nd periods as they only had 7 in the 3rd as the Godsons played more defense to hold the lead. Godsons win 5-1.

B-Div: Falcons vs Vanier Voodoo...Voodoo had the extra pass to use as the Falcons struggled with coverage all game. The 3rd was the Falcons best period but the first two were all Voodoo. Vanier Voodoo win 12-6.

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks...the game of the night. As much as this was about love for mothers, Simon Zimmerman was playing his 3rd of the night and was showing his love for ball hockey with solid visionary play all with a smile....almost as much smiling as Taylor Chapman if that is even possible! It appeared the senior Trops would win this up 4-1 early in the 2nd, but then an inspired shift turned the Ducks game around. They somehow shut down the Trops vaunted offence and tied it up 4-4 after two periods and scored the only two goals of the 3rd. Quite an effort! Wounded Ducks win 6-4.

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Jr. Tops...an interesting match-up for the night-cap. Both teams might be considered the favourites of the B-Div. Simply a fantastic game full of great plays and hard effort from start to finish. AFGM held a 3-1 first break lead but it was all tied up 3-3 heading into the final period. And it was 5-5 late with both teams having good chances. A heart-breaker in the end as a sliding penalty with 8-seconds left was called against AFGM and the Juniors capitalized. Jr. Trops win 6-5.

Highlights for Wednesday, May 9:

B-Div: Falcons vs Blue Eagles...the Blue Eagles have been involved in the most exciting games so far, but for this one they soared out of the gate to 5-0 and 8-1 period break leads. The Falcons used their talons in the 3rd to make closer but the flying had already taken off and landed. Blue Eagles win 9-4.

A-Div: Solar Bears vs Wounded Ducks...the Bears have some new found confidence after last games big win. This time they went wing to wing with the Ducks at 3-3 and 6-6 at the breaks and it was all knotted up 8-8 late. But the Ducks potted to late ones for the very well played win. Wounded Ducks win 10-8.

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93's...the 93's had a much better first period compared with their last games slow start. The first was their game as they held a 6-1 lead. This was all 93's as the Senior Tropics never got untracked on offence and played an uneven match over-all. Orleans 93's win 13-3.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs Godsons...the two teams that met in the C-Div Winter final won by the Jr. Trops. The Juniors were trying out a new goalie in the name of Cordel Driscoll and he did not disappoint! He helped the Juniors slowly build 4-1 and 8-3 leads at the breaks. The 3rd was all Godsons as Driscoll held the fort as his Juniors visibly tired. Jr. Trops hang on for 8-6 win.

B-Div: Vanier Voodoo vs A Few Good Men...two teams that have been playing extremely well early on in this Spring Session. A Few Good Men jumped to a 3-0 lead after one but the Voodoo closed the gap in the 2nd to 4-2. A very even and well played 3rd as A Few Good Men held the lead for a 6-3 win. 

Highlights for Sunday, May 6:

A-Div: Orleans 93's vs Wounded Ducks...early in the 2nd it was 5-1 Ducks and it appeared they would fly off with this one. But the 93's were within one down 5-4 by the end of the 2nd. The 3rd was wild as the teams traded goals and finally it ended in an exciting tie. 8-8 tie

B-Div: Godsons vs Falcons...both teams are adapting to new additions to their rosters. 3-3 after one and the the Godsons scored the only 3 goals in the 2nd for a 6-3 lead. They never looked back as they have developed some quick chemistry and out-shot the Falcons 50-41. Godsons win 10-4. 

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles...another wild one. Quick paced action with end to end scoring chances all game Finally at 7-7 A Few Good Men scored the winner with only one second left in the game. A Few Good Men win 8-7.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs Vanier Voodoo...another game that featured a fast pace and a ton of scoring chances. The Trops scored the only goal of the 1st period and were up 4-3 after two breaks. No goals were scored in the 3rd as Melanie Simard in the Voodoo net and Shawn Pilon in the trops net put up the goose eggs while making many great saves each. Jr. Trops win 4-3.

A-Div: Solar Bears vs Flint Tropics...the Bears looked early in this game as the Senior Tropics new right away they were in for a good run. 2-2 after one and then a mini upset looked possible as the Bears held a 5-3 heading into the 3rd. The Tropics went for it in the 3rd as the Bears kept the effort level as high as they could go. The Bears made it 6-3 and played a smart game to preserve the lead. Solar Bears win 7-4.

Highlights for Wednesday, May 2nd Opening Night!

B-Div: Godsons vs A Few Good Men...A Few Good Men on ice or something like that. A significant Fall and Winter Wednesday league influence from Iceland has made an interesting chemistry one to watch over the coming weeks. The Godsons are also heavily subsidized from Fall and Winter Saturday Perfect Blend runners. So a close game was in doubt from the start. 2-1 and 5-4 Godsons period break leads and in the 3rd the Godsons hung on for an 8-6 win.

A-Div: Orleans 93's vs Solar Bears...the 93's have always had strong Spring Sessions in including one year ago when they took the title. Their defence of the #1 spot was spot on as the Bears were once again adjusting to the ball possession game. The 93's owned it for sure in a 10-4 win.

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics...a wild one as the Ducks were up 7-5 heading into the 3rd and 7-6 with under 2-minutes remaining. The Tropics scored two including the winner by Taylor Chapman. Flint Tropics win first of many epics to come 8-7.

B-Div: Falcons vs Jr. Trops...the Falcons gave birth to 4 runners and and new #1 goalie Adam O'Brien. Every one of them fit into the Falcons passing and play-making game for an convincing if not surprising romp. Falcons win 13-8.

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Vanier Voodoo...an end to end very entertaining tilt. At 6-6 after two periods it was anyone's guess for a winner. A tie might have been appropriate but the Eagles would have none of that as they scored the key goals to win by a pair. Blue Eagles win 9-7.