Terrific Tuesday Women (Winter 2018)

For your next game!

Everyone will be receiving 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 her 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

Regular season ends on Nov 6 (play-off games will be posted in schedule section each week)

Nov 13 the 5th place team vs 4th place team: Killer Bees vs Dragons at 7:00pm

Nov 20 are the two semi-finals

Nov 27 is the final night with the Finals and the 3rd Seed game

November 13 Highlights: 

5th vs 4th elimination game to see who moves into next weeks semi-final with the other teams.

Killer Bees vs Dragons...this was appropriately wild and entertaining. The Dragons fired out to a 3-0 lead by the midway point of the 2nd period. But the Bees rallied and excited the crowd with 3 quick strikes before the period ended to send the game into the 3rd period all tied up 3-3. The Dragons poked in 2 early goals for a 5-3 pumped up lead. But the Bees still had some sting left as the once again came back to it 5-5 and send the game into overtime. 3-minutes into the extra period the Dragons scored the thrilling winner to qualify for next weeks semi-finals. Congrats to the Killer Bees on an excellent match and Fall Session. Dragons win 6-5 on OT.

November 6 Highlights: 

Boomers vs Lucky Pucks...the Pucks needed a win to stay away from next weeks sudden death 5vs4 play-off date. The game was tight for most of the game as it was Boomers up 2-1 in the 3rd until near the end they score a couple to pull away from the pesky Pucks. So the Pucks had to wait to see how the Killer Bees faired. Boomers win 5-3.

Dragons vs Killer Bees...the Dragons improved play continued. The Bees wanted a positive outcome as they needed just one win to take 3rd place and a bye into the semi-finals thus staying away from next weeks nail biting elimination 5vs4 match-up. The Dragons were pumped to go into that elimination game they were already penned in for on a winning feeling. The did! Dragons win 5-2.

Killer Bees vs Hells Belles... so now it came down to this game appropriately enough! A tie would not do it for the Bees. The needed the win and the 2 points. Then a wild thing happened! It was 0-0 in the 3rd period. Never in the history of the OBBHA in over 12,000 games had there been a 0-0 game. So the interest level for two huge stories was developing in the late game at the French Palace. The drama about goals ended early in the 3rd as the Belles scored and then up 2-1 the Belles scored a late insurance marker to force the Killer Bees into a killer elimination game next week with the Dragons. Hells Belles win 3-1.

October 30 Highlights: 

Lucky Pucks vs Killer Bees...ok enough about the fine goalies on the two teams. The players went hard tonight and at a fast pace. Well done everyone!! Lucky Pucks win 4-2.

Dragons vs Hells Belles...Dragons were in this for two periods down 4-1 but tired in the 3rd. Hells Bells win 8-2.

Boomers vs Dragons...Boomers had the slight edge in lungs as the Dragons were in the bottom half of their double header. 3-1 Boomers after the 2nd and then pulled away. Boomers win 6-2.

October 23 Highlights: 

Boomers vs Killer Bees...in a nut shell this was all about Veda Locknath in the Bees net. She was simply stellar as the Boomers collectively were shaking their heads after some of the saves by "The Vader". Killer Bees win 5-1.

Lucky Pucks vs Dragons...look out the Dragons are on fire in recent weeks! They are scoring and playing some very decent defence. Some say its the very fun play-list of songs that have changed their game...when they are singing and dancing they get some spring into their game. Tina was into in the nets too as she only gave up one narrowly missing out on her first ever shut-out. Dragons win 4-1.

Lucky Pucks vs Hells Belles...the Lucky Pucks did not run out of gas and played strongly right out of the gate in their 2nd game of the double header. The Belles played their usual high tempo game and this gave them a 5-2 2nd period lead. They played a smart 3rd period with the lead, but the Lucky Pucks never quit and closed to 5-3. Hells Belles win 5-3.

October 16 Highlights: 

Dragons vs Killer Bees...one Bee missing in the famous Veda, but the other famous one Ann-Marie was in her place. The Dragons Karen Veltri recently went with a shorter stick and score two huge goals. Finally at 3-3 Laurie Reinhart scored on a long shot late in the game for the Dragons. Tina Fragnito was solid in the Dragons net too. Dragons win 4-3.

Boomers vs Lucky Pucks...first of two for the Boomers. The Lucky Pucks were up 6-3 in the 3rd but the Boomers staged a very late rally for a dramatic tie. 6-6 tie.

Hells Belles vs Boomers...would there still be Boom left in game two for the Boomers? The Belles took a 2-0 lead and Karine Hebert looked unbeatable in the Belles net. The Boomers never let up even as their legs burned in game two. Down 3-1 after 2 periods the Boomers struck quickly early in the 3rd with 2 goals to tie things up at 3-3. It looked destined to stay that way but the Belles scored the heart breaker with 7-seconds remaining for the stunning win. Hells Belles win 4-3.

October 9 Highlights: 

Killer Bee's vs Boomers...Boomers win 3-1

Hells Belles vs Lucky Pucks...Hells Belles win 4-2.

Dragons vs. Hells Belles...Hells Belles win 7-2.

October 2 Highlights: 

Boomers vs Dragons...goals in every period by both teams kept the fans interested in this one from start to finish. 3-2 and 6-4 period break leads for the Boomers who increased it to 8-4 in the 3rd before two late goals by the Dragons closed out the stat sheet. Boomers win 8-6.

Killer Bees vs Hells Belles...Killer Bees in the first match of their two for the night. A very well played and even match. Throw in a goalie battle between Veda Loknath of the Bees and Sarah Orovan in a guest appearance for the Belles. 1-1 after the first break and 2-1 Belles after two great periods. The Bees tied it up late for a very appropriate saw off. 2-2 tie.

Lucky Pucks vs Killer Bees...could the Killer Bees keep up to the pace in their second match of the night? The Lucky ones came out and tested the Bees by going out hard from the outset, but the Bees scored the only goal of the opening period that made the statement that their would be no Buzz Kill. In the 2nd the unlucky pucks scored but had it called back as it was kicked in and then quickly after that the Bees went up 2-0 in a big momentum shift. A late goal in the 2nd for the Bees made it 3-0 and the obvious buzz in the French Palace was whether or not Veda would get the much sought after shut-out?! Yes!! And some massive saves to preserve it...Dominic Hasek like saves!!! Killer Bees win 5-0.

September 25 Highlights: 

Boomers vs Helles Belles...the Belles came out on fire and built a 4-1 first period lead and good thing the did. The Boomers were coming on in waves and had many quality scoring chances but were either thwarted by Karine Hebert in the Belles net or missed the mark on many occasions. It was close at 5-3 at the end of the 2nd but the Belles scored the only two goals of the 3rd as the Boomers continued to play very well but missed the net even more in the final period. Helles Belles win 7-3.

Killer Bee's vs Dragons...first of two for the Dragons and they were into it. They played well as did the Bees. The teams traded goals in the first period and the second period as that was it for the scoring. Tina an Veda were the stars of the game in a game that was as even as the score. 2-2 tie

Dragons vs Lucky Pucks...the Dragons had a slow start to begin their bottom half of their double header. Julie Villemaire scored and set up a beauty in the first minute of play to put the Lucky Pucks up for good 2-0 as they never looked back. The Dragons gave it their best but could not get the offence on track. Lucky Pucks win 8-3.

September 18 Highlights: 

Boomers vs Dragons....a wild 3rd period as most of the goals came then, The Boomers had the edge on offence, but the Dragons missed so many chances it could have gone the other way. Boomers win 10-6.

Hells Belles vs Lucky Pucks....the first game of a double header for the Lucky Pucks and it was a heavy run. Both teams moved the ball well and it was a quick paced match. The Lucky Pucks had a big surge late as they tired out the Belles who hung on for the win. Hells Belles win 6-3.

Lucky Pucks vs Killer Bees...the Lucky Pucks carried their late 3rd period charge into the opening period of their double header for a 2-0 lead and followed it with an even stronger 2nd period for a 5-2 lead. In the 3rd they were up 6-3 and then they tired which opened the door for a Killer Bees stinging comeback to tie it all up. 6-6 tie.

September 11 Highlights: 

Hells Belles vs Dragons...the Dragons were short a few fire-breathers. Though for the first period at 0-0 and the 2nd 1-0 for the Belles, the Dragons were right in this one. The 3rd the Dragons ran out of dragon-fire and Karine collected the shut-out. Hells Belles win 5-0.

Boomers vs. Lucky Pucks...another tight match until the 3rd. Boomers in the first game of their double head were tied 1-1 and up 2-1 at the breaks. In the 3rd they went up 5-2 and hung on for the win Boomers win 5-3.

Killer Bees vs Boomers...game #2 for the Boomers double fun. 1-1 first and the Boomers exploded in the 2nd for an insurmountable 4-1 lead. A closely played 3rd only revealed one one goal. Boomers win 5-1.

Opening Night for the Fall Session September 4th Highlights...Our 10th Season Anniversary!!

Hells Belles vs Boomers....Boomers win 8-3

Killer Bees vs Hells Belles...Hells Bells win 6-2

Lucky Pucks vs Dragons...Lucky Pucks win 7-4

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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.