Wonderful Wednesday (Winter 2018)

Everyone received a sample of Head & Shoulders Old Spice Pure Sport anti-dandruff shampoo which helps get rid of dandruff and does so with a manly Old Spice scent.

If you have Struts take a photo of you and some or all of your team with one sample only for submission to Head and Shoulders....you could win $300 for a team party at Ralph's!

(staged or funny will give you a better chance of winning we are told...so for example one player (or all) with shampoo in his hair might do the trick!)

 

As Doug Gilmour said back in 1994 "you can't hide under the helmet all the time"

https://youtu.be/H4ZuB-83jxg

 

Play clean!

John and Jason at the OBBHA

 

November 14 Highlights: Revolver Game #4 of 4

Dekes of Hazzard vs Performance Mazda Men vs (4vs3)...winner will move into the A-Div semi-final while the other will play in the B-Div semi-final. The Mazda Men got the lead they wanted early as everyone now knows they can stifle offences and win the low scoring games. True to form this happened as they held a 4-2 lead after one and then scored the only goal of the 2nd and tied the 3rd 1-1. The Dekes tried valiantly to get untracked and during the times they did Dana in the Mazda Men net made huge key saves. The Dekes get top seed on the B-Div while the Mazda Men get 3rd seed in the A-div semi. Performance Mazda Men win 6-3.

Energy Ducks vs Iceland (6vs5)...one of these surprising teams will be in the A-Div semi next week as the other will vie for a birth in the B-Div Final. It was a wild offensive show. Very fun to watch! The fans were into it. Iceland held the lead for the entire game but the Ducks kept on coming back to within one. Finally Iceland held on as the Duck dominated for long stretches. Iceland gets 4th Seed in the A-Div while the Ducks will be in the B-Div semi-finals. Iceland win 13-11.

Garbage Men vs Grizzlies (8vs7)...a placement game for next weeks B-Div semi-finals. This was a very closely played game at a torrid pace. Not as much scoring as one would have thought as the goaltending was solid. The G-Men had the lead throughout and in the 3rd had just enough insurance to win comfortably. Both teams playing well as the B-Div Semi-finals are set now. G-Men win 7-4.

Sticks and Balls vs The Block (2vs1)...both teams have punched their ticket into the A-Div play-offs, so a tune up match for the night-cap. How about another 13-11 final! Yep. A crazy pace with some beauty goals. Top seed was at stake and the boys went all out. The Block scored an empty netter in the finals seconds to get top seed in the A-Div. The Block win 13-11.

New Play-off Pools after Game #4 of Revolver Play-offs:

Pool A:

1 The Block

2 Performance Mazda Men

3 Sticks and Balls

4 Iceland

Pool B:

5 Dekes of Hazzard

6 Garbage Men

7 Energy Ducks

8 Grizzlies

Here is the schedule for A-Div and B-Div semi-finals  Wednesday, Nov  21

6:30pm =  Sticks and Balls vs Performance Mazda Men vs (A-Div semi-final 3vs2)

7:30pm = Energy Ducks vs Garbage Men (B-Div semi-final 7vs6)

8:30pm = Grizzlies vs Dekes of Hazzard (B-Div semi-final 8vs5)

9:30pm = Iceland vs The Block (A-Div semi-final 4vs1) 

November 7 Highlights: Revolver Game #3 of 4

Energy Ducks vs Garbage Men (8vs7)...the first period was a shoot the lights out start as the G-Men went up 6-5. The fire wagon hockey did not stop and big 2nd by the Ducks had them up 12-7 and they kept the lead in the 3rd. Energy Ducks win 16-12

The Block vs Performance Mazda Men (2vs1)...great moments at times for a top seeded game. Emotions must be kept under control. The Block win 9-7.

Sticks and Balls vs Iceland (4vs3)...0-0 after one. Sticks and Balls were first to break the bubble and then some in the 2nd for a 5-1 lead. A smartly played 3rd kept the lead despite a hard effort from the Ice crew. Sticks and Balls win 9-4.

Grizzlies vs Dekes of Hazzard (6vs5)...another classic match-up as these teams are near the top for two teams meeting each over the years (Tsunamis vs Wild Dawgs lead the pack in that stat).The Grizz held the lead for most of the game including up 5-2 in the 3rd. The Dekes score 3 late goals including the equalizer with 1:33 left on the clock. In the shoot-out it went 9 rounds so the repeat shooter after all 8 from both teams had shot decided it. Dekes of Hazzard win 6-5.

New Rankings after Game #3 of Revolver Play-offs:

1 The Block

2 Sticks and Balls

3 Performance Mazda Men

4 Dekes of Hazzard

5 Iceland

6 Energy Ducks

7 Grizzlies

8 Garbage Men

Here is the schedule for Revolver Game #4  Wednesday, Nov  14

6:30pm = Dekes of Hazzard vs Performance Mazda Men vs (4vs3)

7:30pm = Energy Ducks vs Iceland (6vs5)

8:30pm = Garbage Men vs Grizzlies (8vs7)

9:30pm = Sticks and Balls vs The Block (2vs1) 

Oct 31 Highlights: Revolver Game #2 of 4

Energy Ducks vs Grizzlies (8vs7)...a trick or treat game as the Ducks had too many out of the nest so some old Blues came out for the very fun run that ended 13-13....but officially Grizzlies win 5-0.

Sticks and Balls vs Garbage Men (6vs5)...tons of offence here. The two teams went end to end and it was fascinating to watch this entertaining show. 4-4 after one. The Sticks and Balls had just a little more offence as they were up 10-6 after two periods and kept the lead in the 3rd. Sticks and Balls win 14-11

Performance Mazda Men vs Iceland (2vs1)...everyone was pumped for this one with no sugar rush needed. Iceland had never lost. Mazda Men have been impressive of late playing their best hockey. This ended up all Mazda Men as Iceland can put this one on ice and move on. But Mazda Men want to bottle this and open it up again next week! Performance Mazda Men win 10-3.

Dekes of Hazzard vs The Block (4vs3)...compelling on paper as the two teams like to pass and like to run hard in all areas of the playing surface. So a wild one took place....the Dekes were up 8-2 at one point and 8-3 heading into the final period. Then the Block tied it 8-8. Dekes go up 9-8 only to have the Block tie it at 9-9. Dekes score with just under a minute and the Block with just 7 ticks left on the clock. In the 5-player shoot-out the Block win in 3.5 shots. Block win 11-10.

New Rankings after Game #2 of Revolver Play-offs:

1 Performance Mazda Men

2 The Block

3 Iceland

4 Sticks and Balls

5 Dekes of Hazzard

6 Grizzlies

7 Garbage Men

8 Energy Ducks

Here is the schedule for Revolver Game #3  Wednesday, Nov  7

6:30pm = Energy Ducks vs Garbage Men (8vs7)

7:30pm = The Block vs Performance Mazda Men (2vs1)

8:30pm = Sticks and Balls vs Iceland (4vs3)

9:30pm = Grizzlies vs Dekes of Hazzard (6vs5)

Oct 24 Highlights: Revolver Game #1 of 4

Sticks and Balls vs Energy Ducks (8vs7)...Sticks and Balls reversed the outcome from last week with authority! Sticks and Balls win 12-3.

Iceland vs The Block (2vs1)...the block was quiet. Icleland wins 5-0.

Performance Mazda Men vs Garbage Men (4vs3)...after last weeks thriller this was the game to watch! 2-1 Mazda Men after one and then 6-3 Mazda Men after two. At this point the defensive minded Mazda Men would be tough to beat despite the G-Men's ability to sharp shoot at times. It played out with a few more goals with the lead intact. Performance Mazda Men win 9-5.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Grizzlies (6vs5)...a classic rivalry for the night-cap. Grizz score twice in first and then dekes 4 in the 2nd. A great save in the final seconds of the 2nd by Markus Esnard in the Grizz net kept it close but the Dekes scored quickly in the 3rd for a 6-2 lead. The Grizz made it interesting at 6-4 but an empty netter put it away. Dekes of Hazzard win 7-4.

New Rankings after Game #1 of Revolver Play-offs:

1 Iceland

2 Performance Mazda Men

3 The Block

4 Dekes of Hazzard

5 Garbage Men

6 Sticks and Balls

7 Grizzlies

8 Energy Ducks

Here is the schedule for Revolver Game #2  Wednesday, Oct  31

6:30pm = Energy Ducks vs Grizzlies (8vs7)

7:30pm = Sticks and Balls vs Garbage Men (6vs5)

8:30pm = Performance Mazda Men vs Iceland (2vs1)

9:30pm = Dekes of Hazzard vs The Block (4vs3) 

 

The 4-game Revolver format to produce the A-Div and B-Div pools for those semi-finals and Finals works like this:

2vs1/4vs3/6vs5/8vs7...winners move up a bracket and losers move down after each of the 4-games (hence the name Revolver)

After the 4 games the top 4 will be in the A-Div while the B-Div will the 5 through 8 Seeds.

See schedule each week...see standings below as we move into the play-off revolver:

1 The Block

2 Iceland

3 Garbage Men

4 Performance Mazda Men

5 Grizzlies

6 Dekes of Hazzard

7 Energy Ducks

8 Sticks and Balls

Here is the schedule for Revolver Game #1  Wednesday, Oct  24

6:30pm = Sticks and Balls vs Energy Ducks (8vs7)

7:30pm = Iceland vs The Block (2vs1)

8:30pm = Performance Mazda Men vs Garbage Men (4vs3)

9:30pm = Dekes of Hazzard vs Grizzlies (6vs5)

October 17 Highlights: Quite a night of games to set up the start of the play-off revolver!

Dekes of Hazzard vs Iceland...the game was wild as the Dekes deserved a better outcome as Mike Karam stole this one for the surprising Iceland crew. Iceland wins 8-7.

Sticks and Balls vs Energy Ducks...the Ducks have signed Shawn Pilon as their number one goalie and he gave the Ducks renewed confidence as they responded with a big effort vs the always game Sticks and Balls.Both teams meet in the first play-off revolver next week! Energy Ducks win 9-7.

Garbage Men vs Performance Mazda Men...after this amazing game everyone is pumped these two teams will again next week for the opening revolver play-off. The Mazda Men were up 5-1 only to have the G-Men roar back to take a 6-5 lead. Then with the Mazda Men up 8-7 the G-Men scored in the final minute to tie. 8-8 tie.

Grizzlies vs The Block...The Block win and they take first place despite losing to Iceland earlier in the season...they would hold the first tie-breaker which is total wins (then the head to head match). The Block were up 5-3 after one but the Grizzlies would not go away as the teams traded a goal each in the 2nd to leave it 6-4 Block. The 3rd was fast paced and a flurry of goals had the teams tied 7-7, then the Block made it 8-7 with about 8-minutes left. The Grizz came on strong to try and tie it all up, but could not. The Block win 8-7. 

October 10 Highlights:

Grizzlies vs Performance Mazda Men...the Mazda Men won the opening period 1-0 and the two teams played a scoreless 3rd. It was the 2nd period that was the difference as the Mazda Men were on fire winning the middle frame 7-1. Performance Mazda Men win 8-1.

Energy Ducks vs Garbage Men...one of two wild games that had lots of goals and ended in a tie. The G-Men were once again short benched but again played their best ball hockey. The G-Men were down 3-0, came back to tie and were down again in the 3rd period but rallied to be up 8-7 as they scored with 27-seconds left in the game. But the Ducks scored a buzzer beater to tie it all up. 8-8 tie.

Iceland vs Sticks and Balls...Sticks and Balls were up 6-0 after the first period. After the 2nd things looked interesting as Iceland thawed out and were down 10-6 after a flurry of goals in the middle period. In the 3rd it was wild and the Sticks and Balls were up by one goal twice only to have Iceland track them down again. 12-12 tie.

The Block vs Dekes of Hazzard...The Block played like it was a fire drill. And there was! The Dekes had their moments but tired as the Block used the noisy French Palace and their crowd to their full advantage and passed extremely well for the win. The Block win 13-5.

October 3 Highlights:

The Block vs Iceland...Iceland was hot ice in the 1st for a 4-1 lead. The Block responded with 4-1 2nd period win of their own. 5-5 heading into the 3rd and it was close until late in the game the Iceland squad upped the offence for the win. Iceland win 11-8.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Garbage Men...similar passing styles made this a very fun game. Dekes were up 5-2 after one but the G-Men won the 2nd 5-0 and carried the 7-5 lead until late in the game and pulled away. Garbage Men win 11-8.

Grizzlies vs Energy Ducks...all bears here as the Duks had trouble on offence. Grizzlies turn the table on their blow out loss last week. Grizzlies win 13-2.

Performance Mazda Men vs Sticks and Balls...the night cap. A great game to end it. And low scoring one to boot. 2-2 after one and then 3-2 Sticks and Ball after one. Finally with 1:04 remaining and the score knotted up at 3-3 the Sticks and Balls were caught with too many men and Mazda capitalized on the penalty shot for a one goal lead. With 6-seconds remaining Sticks and Balls received a penalty shot to try and tie it again, but were thwarted by a great Dana save! Performance Mazda Men win 4-3.

September 26 Highlights:

Energy Ducks vs The Block...the hounds were let loose for this one. Goals were plenty as the teams went end to end. 4-2 and 9-5 for the Bock at the period breaks as they seemed just a step ahead throughout. However the Ducks closed it to 9-8 and then missed a penalty shot to tie it before the Block pulled away with 2 late tallies. The Block win 11-8.

Iceland vs Performance Mazda Men...a tightly played game was expected and that what we got. Goals were only from hard work and passing plays. 2-1 Mazda Men after one period who unveiled their new red shirts...a very zoom! zoom! look and they had some jump in their game too. 3-3 heading to the 3rd and Iceland scored 2 big goals at the 4 and 8 minute marks for a 5-3 lead. With 10 minutes remaining the pace remained torrid. Finally at 6-5 for Iceland they iced it with an empty netter. Iceland win 7-5.

Sticks and Balls vs Dekes of Hazzard...a slow start for S&B, but an amazing start for the Dekes who were up 7-2 after one period. The 2nd seemed destined for a scoreless period but then it went crazy. With 5-minutes left in that 2nd the Dekes went up 9-2, but the Sticks and Balls quickly made it 9-6 before the end of the period. They closed it to 9-8 before the Dekes prevailed in the end. Dekes of Hazzard win 12-10.

Garbage Men vs Grizzlies...the fans were interested in this match and it was a pick-em game as the pundits did not who to favour going into this intriguing match up. The G-Men were short benched and the Grizz had a full bear den. Somehow this score will shock you. Garbage Men win 10-1.

September 19 Highlights:

Dekes of Hazzard vs Grizzlies...the Dekes were short their usual roster and it showed as the Grizzlies came in with most of their fire-power and thoroughly dominated this contest. Grizzlies win 9-3.

Garbage Men vs Iceland...a wonderful match minus a few emotional moments. Iceland won this one by a goal but a few quick whistles late in the game went Iceland's way as the G-Men tried for the equalizer. Noteworthy was the G-Men bringing out alumni supreme in the nets Riel Quimet who was stellar and is expected back next week for an encore. Iceland win 6-5.

Sticks and Balls vs The Block...a tight first period and then it was all Block. Half-moons for the fans on both sides but the sugar rush for the final periods was all Block who tic-tac-toed their way to an impressive offensive win. Stick and Balls had some flurries but either missed the net or were robbed by Seb in the Block net who is ever improving each game out.. Oh and who will ever forget the Pat Carter "Helicopter move"?! The Block win 13-2.

Performance Mazda Men vs Energy Ducks...game of the night! High intensity and very close checking. The goalies Dana and Ryan were on their games so nothing came easy. The Ducks were up 2-0 and then the Mazda Men came back to tie (a Duck disputed non-whistle to tie it up)  and hit the post in the dying seconds of the 2nd period....all be it disputed to some degree. Then with the Ducks down 3-2 a distracted potential missed call quickly led to a tying goal that had the Mazda Men up in arms all in vain as this game ended appropriately tied. Both teams played a hard clean game. 3-3 tie.

September 12 Highlights:

The Block vs Garbage Men...this was some kind of game! The Block took a huge 7-3 lead after the first period, but the G-Men kept clawing their way back into it. It ended up 23 goals were scored in a one goal game. From all those goals two stood out....one backhander by Pat Portelance that was a rocket top corner as he fought off a check...the other was Trevor Polk showing some Polk stuff of the past with a running deking play that beat a D-man and the goalie. The Block hang on for a 12-11 win.

Grizzlies vs Sticks and Balls...The Grizz left port without their captain as they looked forlornly at the shoreline looking for Captain Chris. However they came out of the harbour like Bears for a quick 3-0 lead. They held that 3 goal lead heading into the 3rd up 5-2. Then the Sticks and Balls were finally able to solve Makcus Esnard who had up to that point stolen the show. The Sticks and Balls scored 5 goals in the 3rd to edge out the Grizz. Sticks and Balls win 7-6.

Iceland vs Energy Ducks...the Ducks played well and this bodes well for future games, particularly since they still have not debuted their top player yet....A D are the initials and if you don't know who that is now you will know soon! Iceland had the offence moving and working on all cylinders. Iceland win 11-6.

Performance Mazda Men vs Dekes of Hazzard...the Dekes were also without their captain but with notice as Kaptain Kyle was taking a beating in his baseball finals....ball hockey is better kyle! This was a tight affair however the Dekes wer up 5-2 in the second but the Mazda boys rallied to close it to 5-4 before the end of the period. In the 3rd it was 7-7 with lots of time remaining and the clubs played to win but nobody could get the winner in an excellent match. 7-7 tie.

Opening Night Highlights for the Fall Session September 5th...Our 10th Season Anniversary!!

Garbage Men vs Sticks and Balls...G-Men win 10-7

Performance Mazda Men vs The Block...The Block win 7-6

Iceland vs Grizzlies...7-7 tie

Energy Ducks vs Dekes of Hazzard....DOH wins 14-2 

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

Here are the highlights for the A & B-Div Finals on Wednesday, April 18

(B-Div 3rd Seed) Energy Line vs Grizzlies...yes the top seeds in the B-Div are not in the Finals! So this match-up was more interesting than most 3rd Seed games. How about Energy Line taking the game with two late goals as the 6-6 tie looked to be going to a shoot-out! Energy Line takes 3rd Seed. Grizzlies go from the top to the bottom from one session to the next to show you how close this division is! Energy Line wins 8-6. 

(A-Div Final)  Performance Mazda Men vs Wounded Ducks...defence vs offence. The Ducks had the crowd and the Mazda Men had....well they had Frank. The Mazda Men were on their game in the first period only down 2-1 and the Ducks could not get untracked with any consistent ball movement. But two goals early in the 2nd made it 4-1 and the Ducks then found their passing and took over long stretches of the game. Mazda Men were unlucky not to score more on their 28 shots on goal, but the Ducks had close to 60 and that was the recipe for the Ducks. Congrats to the Ducks as the top dogs! Wounded Ducks win 8-2.

A-Div Champion Wounded Ducks:

 

 (B-Div Final) Pass it! vs The Block...unpredictable at best!! Fast forward to 9-9 late and then the Block show-cased their offence yet again and to pull away for the B-Div Title. Congrats The Block on their first OBBHA title after a few disappointments along the way. This team is best when they are having fun. B-Div Champs The Block win 14-10.

B-Div Champions The Block:

 (A-Div 3rd Seed)  Iceland vs Dekes of Hazzard...a fun time was the ultimate goal. It was very successful as the game was a treat to watch as counter-attacks occurred most of the night which made for tons of chances. The goalies had a massive work out for this one. The Dekes jumped out to a big lead and never gave it up, save for a stretch in the 2nd up 7-4 and Iceland missed a few great chances. Dekes take 3rd Seed in the A-div. Dekes of Hazzard win 11-6.

Highlights for the A & B-Div semi-finals on Wednesday, April 11

(B-Div Semi-Final 3vs2) The Block vs Energy Line...Energy Line looked to have an upset in the making with a 2-1 lead at the first break an only down 3-2 heading to the 3rd. But a short bench hurt them in the end. Too bad as they played a top team very well! They will now vie for the 3rd Seed next week. The Block will have another kick at the B-Div title they just missed out on last Xmas. The Block win 6-4.

(A-Div Semi-Final 3vs2) Iceland  vs Wounded Ducks...A game of turn of events! In the first period it was all Iceland as they built a hard working 6-2 lead after the first period of action. The Ducks seemed to be headed for disaster as a pejorative attitude prevailed on the bench. To the rescue?! Ducks team captain/leader/offence supreme/OBBHA ambassador Andrew Dubroy had his Mom come out of nowhere to make an impression! Mrs. Duck happens to be the Ducks #1 fan and rivals Godsons Taylor as the best fan in the OBBHA. She tuned in the bench to smile, have fun and play as a team! The Ducks then scored 7 in the 2nd period and added another 6 in the 3rd period. All unanswered!!! Note that Ducks goalie Ryan Girgrah shut it down for the final two periods and added an assist to the offensive juggernaut. Ducks are in Final while Iceland will play for 3rd in the A-Div which is a huge accomplishment on its own! Wounded Ducks win 15-6.

(A-Div Semi-Final 4vs1) Performance Mazda Men vs Dekes of Hazzard...a wild one! Both teams played their hearts out from the start right to the gut-wrenching final second! The Dekes held 3-1 and 5-3 period break leads and seemed destined to win. Even up 5-4 with the final seconds ticking down the Dekes looked locked in for another shot at the Finals. But with the goalie pulled the Mazda Men shocked the many French Palace on-lookers with a tying goal with 8-seconds remaining. Then the Dekes took a long shot for the win only to lose focus including their goaltender as the Mazda Men gathered up the loose ball and fired the ball in desperation and it went in with 1-second remaining to electrify the awed onlookers!! The Mazda Men march into the Finals, while the Dekes make a 3rd Seed match-up date with an old friend next week.  Performance Mazda Men win 6-5.

(B-Div Semi-Final 4vs1) Pass it! vs Grizzlies...hold on a second. This night was full of surprises. So how about another! Pass it! has never beaten the Bears and they did on this night to make their first ever Final!! Congrats to this long time franchise for gutting out many lessons to make this historic date next week. It is versus the The Block who many predicted to take the A-Div crown, but they did just beat the A-Div defending champs tonight! So who knows? But the fans will be sure to be behind the under-dogs!!! Pass it! wins 6-5

A-Div:

1 Dekes of Hazzard

2 Wounded Ducks

3 Iceland

4 Performance Mazda Men

B-Div:

1 Grizzlies

2 Energy Line

3 The Block

4 Pass it!

Here is the schedule for the A & B-Div semi-finals on Wednesday, April 11

6:30pm = (B-Div Semi-Final 3vs2) The Block vs Energy Line

7:30pm =  (A-Div Semi-Final 3vs2) Iceland  vs Wounded Ducks

8:30pm = (A-Div Semi-Final 4vs1) Performance Mazda Men vs Dekes of Hazzard

9:30pm = (B-Div Semi-Final 4vs1) Pass it! vs Grizzlies

April 4 Highlights: Revolver Game #4 of 4....

(6vs5) Performance Mazda Men vs The Block...winner to the A-Div and loser to the B-Div. 1-1 first and then the difference maker occurred in the 2nd as Mazda Men blew it open for a 6-2 lead and cruised from there. Shots on goal were 51-41 in favour of The Block as Melanie Simard in the Mazda Men net was the first star. Performance Mazda Men win 9-5.

(4vs3) Grizzlies vs Wounded Ducks...unbelievable that the Ducks could lose only their 2nd game of the session and be relegated to the B-Div or that the defending A-Div champs would be in the B-Div semi-final next week. Something had to give here. After a tight first the Ducks were up 2-1 and then took advantage of the Bears short bench to pull away in the 2nd 5-2 and easily keep the lead in the 2nd with good ball movement possession. Wounded Ducks win 7-3.

(2vs1) Iceland vs Dekes of Hazzard...both teams were guaranteed a semi-final in the A-Div next week. So an all out offence for fun game was on much to the chagrin of the goalies. Dekes of Hazzard win 14-10.

(8vs7) Pass it! vs Energy Line...both teams knew they were in next weeks B-Div semi-finals so they worked on their games which made for a very good game for the night-cap. Energy Line up 2-1 after one and then Pass it! up 3-2 after two periods of play. In the 3rd Energy Line roared back to win after being down 4-2. Energy line win 9-4.

Rankings after Game #3 of 4:

1. Dekes of Hazzard

2. Iceland

3. Wounded Ducks

4. Grizzlies

5. The Block

6. Performance Mazda Men

7. Energy Line

8. Pass it!

March 28 Highlights: Revolver Game #3 of 4....

Energy Line vs Grizzlies (6vs5)...winner still has a chance at an A-Div play-spot while loser will be in the B-Div play-off semi-final after next weeks final Revolver Game. Energy Line looked good up 4-3 after two periods, but then in the 3rd the defending champs roared like Bears and won the period 6-1 to take the win. Grizzlies win 9-5

Dekes of Hazzard vs Wounded Ducks (2vs1)...fun for the most part aside from guests who are not sure how to be ones. The Ducks suffered their first loss of the season and are now in a must win scenario next week vs the defending champs no-less for a spot in the a-Div play-offs. Dekes of Hazzard win 7-5.

Perforance Mazda Men vs Pass it! (8vs7)...too many late bailers/no-shows for Pass it! to remain competitive for an entire game, which is truly sad....but the guys there gave it their all and the Mazda Men appreciated their effort. Performance Mazda Men win 12-3.

Iceland vs The Block (4vs3)...a wild one as expected. Lot's of goals, lead changes and mini-come-backs. Winner is assured an A-Div spot while the loser will meet the Mazda Men in a do or die scenario for the last A-div position. Iceland wins 14-12.

Rankings after Game #2 of 4:

1. Wounded Ducks

2. Dekes of Hazzard

3. The Block

4. Iceland

5. Grizzlies

6. Energy Line

7. Performance Mazda Men 

8. Pass it!

The 4-game Revolver format to produce the A-Div and B-Div pools for those semi-finals and Finals works like this:

2vs1/4vs3/6vs5/8vs7...winners move up a bracket and losers move down after each of the 4-games (hence the name Revolver)

After the 4 games the top 4 will be in the A-Div while the B-Div will the 5 through 8 Seeds.

See schedule each week...

March 21 Highlights: Revolver Game #2 of 4.... and "Pack The French Palace Night" for the 7:30pm Match!!

Iceland vs Performance Mazda Men (6vs5)...great match! 2-2 after one. Then the Mazda assumed control of the 2nd period for a 5-2 lead. However Iceland powered back in the 3rd it ended 6-6 forcing a 5 player shoot-out. Iceland ended that after 4 rounds 2-0. Iceland wins 7-6 and takes the 4th seed while the Mazda Men drop to the 7th seed,

PACK THE PALACE NIGHT The Block vs Wounded Ducks (2vs1)...the two most exuberant fan bases in the OBBHA were invited to this fun spectacle!! The Ducks fans won this battle as they were more vocal to be sure! After the Sens Lyndon Slewidge sang the national anthem to the enthusiastic French Palace crowd, The Block fans exploded with ear splitting cheers for a 2-0 lead. After that The Block crowd did not cheer on their boys like they did last session (which was impressive with noise makers and a non-stop cheering section that rocked the French Palace from start to finish vs the Dekes) and this seemed to affect The Block players effort level at times. Mrs Duck (Andrew Dubroy's Mom)  was non stop fun as she bellowed out chants and supported her boys on an on. This helped the Ducks as they struggled out of the gate and were down 8-6 after two period. They then went on a run in the 3rd period to the tune of 5-1 for the period and coasted late for the huge win. Let's do it again soon! A blast for the fans and all who watched! Wounded Ducks win 13-8.

Energy Line vs Pass it! (8vs7)...a close match for the longest time at 3-1 for the Energy guys after two periods, but then the Energy Line pulled away as the game wore on. Energy Line win 8-3 move to the 6th Seed while Pass it! drops to 8th.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Grizzlies (4vs3)...a very big game. This time the Dekes were dominant as they passed better and scored a key times of the game including early on for a lead they never relinquished. By the time the 3rd period rolled around it was 6-2 and the Dekes closed the door from their. Dekes move up to the 2nd Seed while the Grizzlies fall to 5th. Dekes of Hazzard win 7-3.

Rankings after Game #1 of 4:

1. Wounded Ducks

2. The Block

3. Grizzlies

4. Dekes of Hazzard

5. Performance Mazda Men

6. Iceland

7. Pass it!

8. Energy Line

The 4-game Revolver format to produce the A-Div and B-Div pools for those semi-finals and Finals works like this:

2vs1/4vs3/6vs5/8vs7...winners move up a bracket and losers move down after each of the 4-games (hence the name Revolver)

After the 4 games the top 4 will be in the A-Div while the B-Div will the 5 through 8 Seeds.

See schedule each week...

March 7 Highlights: Revolver Game #1 of 4

Energy Line vs Iceland (8vs7)...EL were missing some energy due to not enough batteries on the bench. Iceland had the full population of the country out. This was the difference. Icleand moves up to 6th Seed while Energy Line remains the 8th Seed. Iceland win 9-2.

Grizzlies vs Wounded Ducks (2vs1)...a wild one that promises even more in the many play-off games to come. So much fun along with good old fashioned intensity. The Ducks owned the first 4-1. The Grizz owned the 2nd 5-1 for a 6-5 turn around. The 3rd was tied 8-8 and the Ducks potted two late for the exciting win and keep the 1st Seed while the Bears move down to 3rd. Wounded Ducks win 10-8.

The Block vs Performance Mazda Men (4vs3)...the Block came out of the starting block quickly and were up 3-0 after one period. The Mazda Men tightened things up considerably in the 2nd but were down another goal at 6-2 heading into the final period. The Block played a more defensive game to hold the lead and jump up to the 2nd Seed while the Mazda Men move down a notch to the 5th Seed. The Block win 10-3.

Pass it! vs Dekes of Hazzard (6vs5)...a wild shoot-out the French Palace lights to end the night. Dekes scored more to take the 4th Seed while Pass it! moves down to 7th Seed. Dekes of Hazzard win 14-9.

February 28 Highlights:
 
Pass it! vs Energy Line...this game was tied up 3-3 but then Energy Line reeled off 7-straight goals to make it a no doubter. Energy Line win 14-6.
 
Grizzlies vs Wounded Ducks...the Grizz were missing a key component on D and in the net. The Ducks a had strong first for a 4-0 lead. The Grizz came up with a strong 2nd to close to 5-2. Then in the 3rd the Ducks flew away with it. Wounded Ducks win 10-4. 
 
Performance Mazda Men vs Dekes of Hazzard...For two periods the teams were on even terms at 2-2 and 3-3 at the two breaks. A big shift in the 3rd for the Dekes was the difference as they exploded for 4 goals and then coasted to victory. Dekes of Hazzard win 8-4.
 
The Block vs Iceland...almost a carbon copy of the previous game. 3-3 after the first and The Block were up 7-6 after two. In the 3rd The Block had a big shift and potted 3 goals and then added more to try and pull away from the pesky Icelanders. Iceland stayed close with some fine offensive thrusts that were successful. Finally The Block outscored them The Block win 15-13.
 
Reminder no games Wednesday, February 21st...play resumes Wednesday, February 28.
 
February 14 highlights: 
 
The Block vs Performance Mazda Men...the betting man/woman might have thought The Block were favourites in this one but this division is unpredictable. From the outset the Mazda Men held the advantage and never relinquished it. Performance Mazda Men win 9-5.
 
Iceland vs Pass it!...Pass it! has had most of their success in this particular match-up for some reason. They once again played with confidence and continued to improve their ball movement. The first was almost even at 2-1 for Pass it! In the 2nd Pass it! and their passing were rewarded with goals and a sizeable lead of 6-2. They needed it as Iceland landed a very strong 3rd period effort, but it was not quite enough. Pass it! wins 7-4.
 
Wounded Ducks vs Dekes of Hazzard...the French Palace crowd was buzzing in advance of this talented tilt on the slate. And it did not disappoint!! Both goalies and both teams delivered top performances which mad for the most entertaining match of the evening. Wounded Ducks were always just a goal up and finally got a very late insurance marker as the Dekes pressed to tie. Wounded Ducks win 6-4.
 
Energy Line vs Grizzlies...the night-cap before late night Olympic watching. David vs Goliath but Energy Line kept the defending champs mostly at bay only down 2-1 at the first break. The Grizz managed to pull away in the 2nd as their consistent work ethic and stretch passing to make it 7-4, but the Energy Line crew would not quit including Nicole Lowe who was the "man and woman" of the game with a 3-goal performance. Grizzlies win 8-6.
 
February 7 highlights: It must be Wonderful Wednesday....its snowing!
 
Iceland vs Energy Line...a wild first period ended 4-3 for Iceland. A big 2nd period was the difference as Iceland got the bounces and held the play for a 9-3 lead and played a smart 3rd to keep the lead. Iceland wins 12-5.
 
The Block vs Wounded Ducks...this was a fun game to be a part of or watch. The skill level was a treat to watch and the play making was impressive. The Block were up 3-2 after one but the Ducks turned it around in the 2nd for a 6-4 lead. The 3rd was played with an even more desperate effort, but it was the Ducks who flew away with it all. Wounded Ducks win 11-6.
 
Grizzlies vs Performance Mazda Men...the Grizz were up 3-2 after the first and the Mazda Men wanted to keep it a low scoring game. The Grizz potted a couple of quick ones early in the 2nd for a 5-2 lead that seemed very large to the viewer. Aneel Nauth in the Grizz net was once again on top of his game. However the Mazda Men are a pesky bunch and they clawed back to 5-4 but just came up short in the end. Grizzlies win 5-4.
 
Pass it! vs Dekes of Hazzard...Pass it! played an amazing game. Their best yet. Passing and play-making. Made for a fun game and the Dekes found themselves tied 5-5 late. The Dekes scored 3 late and Pass it! still tried hard and got one late too. Dekes of Hazzard win 8-6.
 
January 31 highlights:
 
The Block vs Grizzlies...a late start due to traffic and snow. The Block benefited from a long warm up and blasted out of the gate and never looked back. The Block win 10-3.
 
Energy Line vs Wounded Ducks...another quick start took any drama out of this one too. The Ducks flew out of the nest and lit up the French Palace with fire wagon ball hockey. Wounded Ducks win 11-7. 
 
Performance Mazda Men vs Pass it!...Dave Labelle was the guest goalie for Pass it! It was close for two periods at 4-3 and 5-3 at the breaks, but the Mazda Men pulled away in the 3rd with 3 goals. Performance Mazda Men win 8-3.
 
Iceland vs Dekes of Hazzard...a close game was anticipated for this friendly. It was for the first but Iceland slowly pulled away in the 2nd and 3rd. The story of the game was that the Iceland boys dedicated the game to their team captain/organizer/great guy....for he and his family are doing what families do when its time to do so. His ball hockey family on Iceland and beyond in the OBBHA are with him and always will be. Go Zach Gaulin! Iceland for you Zach 11-5.
 
January 24 highlights:
 
Performance Mazda Men vs Iceland...for two periods this was the traditional low scoring Mazda Men ball hockey. The were only up 1-0 and 3-2 at the breaks but could/should have been up more but Iceland received some superlative stops from their netminder. Finally the Mazda Men broke free in the 3rd for a big win and some offensive happy time. Performance Mazda Men win 10-4.
 
Wounded Ducks vs Pass it!...a good game. Ducks were up 3-1 and then exploded in the 2nd for a 9-2 lead. The difference was goaltending as Pass it! were stymied by the Ducks goalie. However Pass it! mad a break-through in the 3rd to make it 9-6 and still missed many more opportunities as they pushed hard for more. Alas a late quack put this one in the nest. Wounded Ducks win 10-6.
 
Energy Line vs The Block...an interesting back and forth run. The Block score 2 early goals for a 2-0 first period advantage. The Block had their complete game going in both ends of the French Palace for this one up 8-0 after two periods. Would the elusive and rare OBBHA shut-out happen?? Early in the 3rd the drama ended. The Block win 12-4. 
 
Dekes of Hazzard vs Grizzlies...the rivalry game as these two met in last sessions exciting final. The Grizzlies were off to a very quick start at 3-0 and the Dekes never recovered from it. The Grizz were leading 3-1 and 6-3 at the breathers. The Dekes had plays that just missed forrming into great chances while the Bears were sniping top corners and playing a great ball moving, patient game. Grizzlies win 10-5.
 
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.