Terrific Tuesday Women (Winter 2018)

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

Highlights for April 10 Play-off revolver Game #3 of 3: (Last games! We will miss everyone until the Fall!!)

(3rd Seed Match) Dragons vs Killer Bees...the Dragon were excited to by vying for the 3rd Seed as they looked to continue their improved team play over-all. A goaltending battle between Veda and Stephanie was the focal point of this one. Finally tie up at 2-2 in the 3rd the Dragons breathed fire on the win. Dragons win 3rd Seed with a 3-2 win.

(5th Seed Match) Boomers vs Lucky Pucks...no matter what Seeding # for the game, both teams come to play every game the same way. With lot's of fun and effort. Boomers win 5th Seed with a 7-3 win.

(Finals) Helles Belles vs Ninjas...It's Equal Pay Day. Wear red to work if you're done with women getting paid less than their male counterparts. It'll symbolize just how far "in the red" women in the workforce remain. So it was appropriate the Final included the Helles Belles in their traditional red uniforms. It is simply exhilarating entertainment whenever these two teams meet up and even more so in a final. This game was simply amazing. With the Belles up 4-3 late in the 3rd period the Ninjas pushed hard to tie it all up, but Karine Hebert made some great saves and the Ninjas came inches from sending the game to a shoot-out. But the Belles hung on! Helles Belles win 4-3.

The Championship Helles Belles!

Highlights for April 3 Play-off revolver Game #2 of 3:

Killer Bees vs Lucky Pucks (Seeding Game)...the bees had some killer in them tonight as they stung 7 times to reach the 3rd Seed Match-up next week. Lucky Pucks will be involved in the 5th Seed game. Killer Bees win 7-2.

Boomers vs Ninjas (semi-final)...the Ninjas had trouble with the Boomers this years so were well prepared mentally for this one. The were up 4-0 after two periods, but the Boomers had the fans on the edge of their seats when they scored 3 times to close it to 4-3. But the Ninjas scored two late goals to place themselves into the Final, while the Boomers will be playing in the 5th Seed Match. Ninjas win 6-3.

Dragons vs Helles Belles (semi-final)...the Belles wanted another shot at the Finals. They played a stubborn Dragons team but pulled out a well played win to reach those Finals while the Dragons will play in the 3rd Seed Match. Helles Belles win 4-1.

Highlights for March 27 Play-off revolver Game #1 of 3:

(2vs1) Helles Belles vs Ninjas....both teams are guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals to follow. Helles Belles held a 1-0 lead after one period, but the Ninjas took over in the 2nd for a 4-1 lead and extended the advantage in the 3rd. Ninjas win 6-2.

(6vs3) Boomers vs Lucky Pucks...winner will play a semi-final vs the loser of the 2vs1, while loser will play two more consolation seeding games. Boomers had the offence working and their goalie Sarah Orovan on fire. With 1-0 and 3-0 period break leads the Boomers kept on moving with a 5-0 lead before the shut-out was broken by the Lucky Pucks. Boomers advance to the semi-finals with a 6-1 win. 

(5vs4) Dragons vs Killer bees...winner will play a semi-final vs the winner of the 2vs1, while loser will play two more consolation seeding games. A fun time had by all!! Great comradery as the teams traded nice play-making all game long. 1-1 after one and the Dragons were up one 3-2 heading into the final period looking for that semi-final berth.  And they hung on to that lead in a nail-biting defensive effort! Dragons win 3-2.

March 20 Highlights as meaningful games were played tonight to set up the match-ups for the 3-game play-off revolver:

Lucky Pucks vs Ninjas...Lucky Pucks keep 3rd place but Ninjas take first place with 7-3 win.

Dragons vs Boomers...Dragons surprise Boomers and tie two other teams ahead of them with close 3-2 win.         

Killer Bees vs Helles Belles...Helles Belles can't keep first place as Killer Bees dance their way to the 80's music and 4th place with 5-1 upset win. 

March 6 Highlights:

Killer Bees vs Ninjas...a most entertaining game! A spot dance song paid tribute to the Killer Bees..."Honey Bee" by the Supremes. And this seemed to give the Bees a bit of jump if not wings beneath their feet or something Bette Midler would say. The Bees held a 2-1 lead after one and then the Ninjas had a strong 2nd for a 5-3 lead. The 3rd was very fun with lots of goals and the Ninjas held on for the honey. Ninjas win 7-6. 

Helles Belles vs Dragons...the warm-up was dedicated to the Helles Belles with the appropriate AC/DC title. The Dragons got a little "Puff" in the first intermission. Oh and a little "Do The Hustle" by Van McCoy in the 2nd intermission. The Belles built a 4-0 first period lead and never looked back. Helles Belles win 11-0.

Boomers vs Lucky Pucks...the French Palace was the place to be as the tunes were popular on this night! Lucky Town for the Lucky Pucks and the "oh what a night" by the 4-seasons for a dance number. 1-1 after one and then the Lucky Pucks racked up some goals for a 6-3 lead heading into the 3rd. Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees was meant for the Boomers obviously...and they made it a 6-4 deficit but could not come closer. Lucky Pucks win 6-4

February 27 Highlights:

Dragons 4 vs Lucky Pucks  8

Ninjas 2 vs Helles Belles 4

Killer Bee's 2 vs Boomers 8

February 20 Highlights:

Helles Belles vs Boomers...the Boomers have everyone's attention to be sure! So the Belles played them with a prepared state of mind. 3-3 and 4-4 at the two period breaks. The Belles won the 3rd period but it was not easy and could have gone either way. Helles Belles win 7-5.

Killer Bees vs Lucky Pucks...unlucky Anne Pilon had to go in the Lucky Puck net for a couple of periods and back-stopped her team well enough to be only down 2-1. The Killer Bees pulled away in the 3rd for the two points. Killer Bees win 5-2.

Ninjas vs Dragons...the Dragons were game and gave the Ninjas a strong run. The Ninjas held the offensive advantage with their good hands and creative play-making they were forced to use as the Dragons covered well over-all. Ninjas win 9-1.

February 13 Highlights:

Lucky Pucks vs Helles Belles...the Lucky Pucks are getting better and better and gave the Belles a very good game. They kept the score low and even potted a couple of goals to keep the game in some doubt for quite some time. Helles Belles win 5-2.

Dragons vs Killer Bees...the Bees welcomed another new addition to the team (welcome Carla Barton) as Julie Proulx joined last week. The Bees played another strong game but the Dragons were on their own game and played their best game of the session so far. Dragons win 6-2.

Ninjas vs Boomers...could the Boomers proved another "upset" win over the top ranked team. Well they certainly proved they can play with them as for the 2nd time in a row a great game ensued. It was 4-4 after two even periods. Melanie Laverne was in the nets for the Boomers and was very strong between the pipes and wanted to shut the door down in the 3rd. The Ninjas scored late in the 3rd for a 5-4 lead but the Boomers tied it up with 2-minutes remaining. Great games between these two teams these days!! 5-5 tie.

February 6 Highlights:

Boomers vs Killer Bees...the Killer Bees are still recruiting but played one of their best games. The Boomers played well too but ran into the hot goaltending of Veda! A great pace to this one! Killer Bees win 10-5.

Helles Belles vs Ninjas...the match-up everyone keeps a close eye on. The Belles were missing a couple of regulars but they did seem to still have the chemistry that works so well for them. However the Ninjas had their offence working to stay just enough ahead. Ninjas win 8-5.

Lucky Pucks vs Dragons...a very close game for the nightcap. After a scoreless first period the teams exploded for 7 goals in the middle frame which left the Dragons up 4-3. The 3rd could have gone either way but the Dragons received some big saves from Stephanie Dagenais and won the period 2-1 for the victory. dragons win 6-4.

January 30 Highlights:

Ninjas vs Killer Bees...the Bees stayed close in the 1st only down 2-1. The Ninjas had a big 2nd for a 6-1 lead. But in the 3rd the Killer Bees stung, well like bees and made it close and were unlucky to not be even closer! Ninjas win 7-5.

Lucky Pucks vs Boomers...1-1 after one and 4-3 for the Lucky Pucks after two. The surprising Pucks continued their strong play in the 3rd against a solid Boomers team and gave the French Palace a surprising result! Lucky Pucks win 6-4. 

Dragons vs Helles Belles...the Dragons were the under-dogs and came up with determined effort. 1-1 after the opening run and they gained confidence against a talented Belles roster. The Belles took a 2-1 lead early in the 2nd and brought that one goal cushion into the final period. However in shocking fashion the Dragons shut the door behind great goaltending from Stephanie "Sugar" Dagenais and scored 3 straight goals for the upset win!!! Dragons...yes Dragons win 4-2.

January 23 Highlights:...and the first night with the periods added to the Live Streaming!

Dragons vs Ninjas...2-2 after one as the teams played an even period. In the 2nd the Ninjas flexed their offensive muscle with 4 straight goals for a 6-2 lead. A barrage of goals in the 3rd by both teams but the lead stood up for the Ninjas. Ninjas win 10-5

Lucky Pucks vs Killer Bees...an offensive out burst from the Lucky Pucks! They had 3-1 and 4-1 period break leads. The Bees adapted and played a great 3rd but could not score often enough although they had many chances. Lucky Pucks win 6-2.

Boomers vs Helles Belles...a high paced match. The Belles utilized the passing game better and this was the difference. The Boomers worked hard and covered well, but just needed to have a little more ball control with the passing plays. Helles Belles win 8-4.

January 16th Highlights:

Ninjas vs Lucky Pucks...both team featured rookie goalies as players came to the rescue and jumped in the nets. This made for a very entertaining high scoring game...make sure you enter in the stats lol! Ninjas win 11-7.

Helles Belles vs Killer Bee's...the Bees are still working on their final roster but Veda in the nets was sensational. Check out the 3rd period in particular on the Live Stream replay. Helles Belles win 6-1.

Boomers vs Dragons...a tight one for the night-cap. Goaltending was great and the teams went at it with gusto from start to finish. Boomers snuck in 1-0 and and 4-1 period break leads and held onto the lead in the 3rd. Boomers win 6-2.

Another great season is underway, as mentioned 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!
 
OPENING NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS / January 9th 
 
Boomers vs Ninjas....how about a wild affair with lots of goals and upset ending! Yes the first game was that! 1-1 after one and the Ninjas were up 5-4 after two. But the Boomers showed their stuff with some talent to boot! At 7-7 the Boomers scored the winner with just over a minute remaining 1:38. Boomers win 8-7.
 
Killer Bees vs Dragons...the Bees were missing a few from the nest but were up 2-1 and 4-3 at the breaks. The 3rd was scoreless, but both teams had chances. Killer Bees win 4-3.
 
Helles Belles vs Lucky Pucks....could their be a 2nd huge upset on opening night? Helles Belles were up 4-2 after one and then only 4-3 after two periods. It stayed 4-3 until late in the game. The Lucky Pucks had several glorious opportunities but were thwarted by incredible saves by Karine Hebert. The Belles scored 3 late goals as the Pucks pushed for the tying goal giving caution to the wind. Helles Belles win 7-3.