Wonderful Wednesday (Winter 2018)

January 17 highlights:
 
Grizzlies vs Pass it!...this was played better than the score indicates. Usaamah Gill in the Pass it! net was late and played with no warm-up and struggled without it. Grizz team captain Chris Sampson had to be the emergency back up and he had an extra long warm-up and was lights out...or at least "Red Light out". Grizzlies win 11-3.
 
Wounded Ducks vs Iceland...Iceland was out of the gate quicker than the Ducks and held a 4-2 lead at the first period break. Then the Ducks got their feathers unruffled and the offence took over from there for an 8-6 lead heading into the 3rd, then took over. Wounded Ducks win 14-10.
 
Energy Line vs Performance Mazda Men...a low scoring game was predictable here and that is what occurred. Terry Cleroux was the guest goalie for the Mazda Men vs Energy Line's Al Jolivet so a classice Tommy Raftis recipient battle. 2-0 Energy Line after one and then all knotted up at 3-3 after two. PMM scored the only goal of the 3rd to win a very closely played match featuring excellent netminding. Performance Mazda men win 4-3.
 
Dekes of Hazzard vs The Block...a high octane offence game. The Block had just a little more of it between the two tonight. Some very nice goals at both ends. The Block goalie actually made some key saves keeping the Dekes from staging any kind of comeback plus The Block blocked a ton of shots too! The Block win 13-8.
 
Another great season is underway, as mentionned by John, this season we have a couple of new initiatives to stimulate some positive vibes with the OBBHA.  
 
A. Stats  ....Make sure to lobby your team captain or perhaps take the initiative to help him out in this task.
  
B. OBBHA Weekly Hockey Pool
 
Hockey experts, we got something for you!
 
In an attempt to create a buzz and raise funds to enable underpriviliged 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

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

C. Live Streams
 
 All your games are available on the following link. 
 
 
Bigger, Better and Stronger in 2018, thanks to you guys and your efforts!
 
January 10 highlights:
 
Dekes of Hazzard vs Energy Line...Al Jolivet in the Energy Line net had a strong game and he needed to as he faced a ton of shots. The Dekes were up 3-1 and 5-3 at the period breaks before breaking it open in the 3rd for the opening night win. Dekes of Hazzard win 9-5.
 
Performance Mazda Men vs Wounded Ducks...a very closely played match as expected when the Mazda Men are involved. 1-0 after one period for the Ducks as Ryan Girgrah made several big saves to keep it that way well into the 2nd period that ended 3-1. In the 3rd goals came quickly and then with the Ducks up 6-4 the Mazda Men scored with 38-seconds remaining and the with 6-seconds left had a penalty shot to tie, bit missed!! Girgrah the heroe on that one!! Wounded Ducks win 6-5.
 
Grizzlies vs Iceland...the defending champions were up 2-1 and 3-2 at the breaks. Iceland tied it all up 4-4 very late in the game, but seconds later the Grizz scored the winner and quickly added the insurance marker. Grizzlies win 6-4.
 
Pass it! vs The Block...Pass it! were missing their first string new goalie so Aneel Nauth performed double duty and was solid. They also have a revamped line-up with some veterans taking off the session so some new blood is in. This was a great game too! 2-2 after one and 5-4 Pass it! after two periods. The game was at full speed and entertaining. And in a big surprise Pass it! came up with the goods in the final period including an empty netter to salt it away. Pass it! wins 7-5.