Sunday with Struts

Highlights for Sunday with Struts 2019 Fall Session September 15th

Sunday with Struts A-Div:

Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks…this time it was the Wounded Ducks taking a big lead and the Flint team coming from behind to get an exhilerating tie. 11-11 tie

Ottawa Blues vs Raiders…it is with this platform the OBBHA delivers a message to the A-Div. The A-Div has great skilled players and plenty of speed to go along with creative minds that can make this OBBHA product the best game in town. However it is incumbent on the players to adapt to this mindset and way of playing, This game was called with safety, fun and the best of intentions to make the game safe and fun. The players respected the calls for the most part in this match…but did not adapt to the message. All other games have been amazing and without incident…so the expectation is that this was a learning experience and that all teams will be on the same page and play with respect, safety and skill only for each shift, each period, each game and all season. It will be the only way to attract more teams let alone keep the current ones that want to come play a skilled match every Sunday. 7-7 tie.

Sunday with Struts B-Div:

Dekes of Hazzard vs Jr. Trops…The Dekes held one goals at the period breaks of 2-1 and 5-4. But the Trops came back in the 3rd for a one goal win. It is extremely noteworthy that Adam O’Brien featured in the Tweet pic of the night was a key factor in the Trops win (see top right for Tweet Slider to view). Jr. Trops win 7-6.

Godsons vs Vanier Voodoo…the Voodoo were late arriving and the Godson needed some late roster help as they were missing 4 regulars. A great game ensued as it was anyone’s game until a late surge put the Godsons out in front for good. Godsons win 10-7.

Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat…the effort level from both teams was very even. The difference in this match was that the Blue Eagles had a superior passing game going for this one. They used it to get out of their own end quickly and to create some fine 2 on 1 opportunities that they cashed in on for several of them. Blue Eagles win 11-6. 

Opening Night Highlights for Sunday with Struts 2019 Fall Session September 8th

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Sunday with Struts A-Div:

Ottawa Blues vs Flint Tropics…welcome back Blues! The old guys are back and everyone is pleased!! After all it is the Ottawa Blues Ball Hockey League!! The Flint Tropics are their friends so this one was bound to have a few laughs along with the usual spirited play. Flint came out strong and dominated the first 5 minutes, but then were stunned as the Blues completely took over for a 9-1 first period lead. Flint then used the first break and made some adjustments and won the second period 5-3 and in the 3rd the Blues held the edge 3-2. That first period! Blues win 15-8.

Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…the Ducks have been on the lookout for a few players so they were interested to see how they would with what they had. The Raiders were looking to get their ball control game in order as the first game was a strong indication that this will be how the game will played. The Raiders built a big lead. But you can see in the Tweet photo of the night (see top right for Tweet Slider to view) the Ducks used the 2nd period break to strategize and make a monumental comeback for an emotionally satisfying comeback tie. 11-11 tie.

Sunday with Struts B-Div:

Opening Night Highlights for Sunday with Struts 2019 Fall Session September 8th

Have a look after each nights games for the Twitter and Instagram shots of the night featuring your favourite players throughout the season! (see sliders to your right of this website to click on for the photo and caption!) Or join to follow!

Sunday with Struts A-Div:

Ottawa Blues vs Flint Tropics…welcome back Blues! The old guys are back and everyone is pleased!! After all it is the Ottawa Blues Ball Hockey League!! The Flint Tropics are their friends so this one was bound to have a few laughs along with the usual spirited play. Flint came out strong and dominated the first 5 minutes, but then were stunned as the Blues completely took over for a 9-1 first period lead. Flint then used the first break and made some adjustments and won the second period 5-3 and in the 3rd the Blues held the edge 3-2. That first period! Blues win 15-8.

Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…the Ducks have been on the lookout for a few players so they were interested to see how they would with what they had. The Raiders were looking to get their ball control game in order as the first game was a strong indication that this will be how the game will played. The Raiders built a big lead. But you can see in the Tweet photo of the night (see top right for Tweet Slider to view) the Ducks used the 2nd period break to strategize and make a monumental comeback for an emotionally satisfying comeback tie. 11-11 tie.

Sunday with Struts B-Div:

Jr. Trops vs Godsons…a great rivalry game to get the opening night underway. Who was in shape would be the key to success for this night. The Trops jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Godsons came back to tie it up 3-3. Another lead was gained by the Trops but the Godsons could not comeback. Jr. Trops win 13-7.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Caged Heat…both teams were much improved last year so this was an exciting match-up in anticipation of the first night. The Caged Heat have had the Dekes number in recent years. And Paul Trudeau the Caged netminder featured in the Instagram photo of the night (see top right for Instagram Slider to view) always plays his summer team buddies very well!! No change here except that the Dekes played a better passing game and had the edge in play despite the plucky comeback bids from the Heat. Dekes of Hazzard win 8-5.

Vanier Voodoo vs Blue Eagles…remember the Voodoo!? Welcome back! And the Blue Eagles were at the ready to have some fun with them in their usual classy ways. The Blue Eagles had a couple of goals called back and a couple of penalty shots against, but they were so focussed on their own play and fun that these ended up being insignificant as they were impressive despite the fact that Voodoo played very well in this game too. A nice opener for both teams. Blue Eagles win 11-6.

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Awesome Winter Session everyone! See everyone back in the Fall!!

“Smother your Mother with Love"….was the message from Struthers. After all it is Sunday with Struts and your Mom today!

Sunday, May 12 Men’s Finals and 3rd Seed Matches for all Divisions:

C-Div Final: Jr. Trops vs Godsons…a great final as both teams gave a full effort from start to finish. The Trops were missing two key players and in the end this probably hurt them. The Godsons were only one short from a full bench and they grabbed a 4-1 lead after giving up the first goal. From there the Trops played catch-up, but could not completely close the gap. Godsons win 8-6.

Congrats to the C-Div Champion Godsons:

A-Div Final: Dekes of Hazard vs Flint Tropics…Flint showed they have an amazingly talented team. The Dekes tried to use their passing game to keep up, but their game was off just enough to keep them from gaining any advantage. Flint Tropics win 14-8.

Congrats to the A-Div Champs Flint Tropics:

C-Div 3rd Seed Match: A Few Good Men vs Dicerolls…the die-hards were here for the game and a great sweat was the theme. Fun run and gun game. Dicerolls win 9-4.

A-Div 3rd Seed Match: Orleans 93’s vs Raiders…as usual the pace was good and the teams played a skilled match. The 93’s were just too short to come up with the goods to win. The Raiders used a new ball control style of play to take the win. Raiders win 6-4.

B-Div Final: Caged Heat vs Wounded Ducks…the first period was just what Caged Heat wanted. A close game as the Ducks were up 2-1. A key point of the game came late in the 2nd period with the Ducks up 4-2…they Ducks scored 3-goals on a one late shift for a 7-2 lead. This was huge as Caged Heat scored 3 quick goals early in the 3rd to make it a 7-5 deficit. At 8-6 the Ducks scored late to secure the Championship. Wounded Ducks win 9-6.

Congrats to the B-Div Champs Wounded Ducks:

May 5 Highlights: Game #3 of 3-game Round Robin Play-off Series followed by the Finals and 3rd Seed Match in A-Div and C-Div (B-Div will only have Final)

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Dekes of Hazzard…this is the match-up for next Sundays Finals so it was feel each other out match. And it whets the appetite for the Final! Well played and fun. Flint Tropics win 6-4

C-Div: Jr. Trops vs A Few Good Men…must win for the Trops. And they needed a win by 7 goals to ensure a spot in the Final. They did! By that magic number. Jr. Trops win 11-4.

A-Div: Raiders vs Orleans 93’s…a great test for the first two meetings to end the season for both squads. The focus would be play-making. It was! 7-7 tie.

C-Div: Dicerolls vs Godsons…a Diceroll win would make it an interesting look at the tie-breaking procedures (see rules and regulations link under the League Information link on the main-menu bar above)…and they needed a 6 goal win. But there goalie was a no show and they had to play 5 on 4 until a goalie from another team was around to jump in. By then the Godsons were up 4-0. After that it was a game! Dicerolls won the game with the goalies in 5-3…so they lamented not getting a full crack at making the Finals. Godsons win 7-5.

B-Div: Caged Heat vs Wounded Ducks…a tough draw in the first of two for Caged Heat. The Heat win or draw and they are in the Finals. A loss would force a meaningful game at 9pm vs the Blue Eagles. The Ducks were already penned in for next weeks Final. With the Blue Eagles following closely for a Ducks win to make the last whopper, the game was wild. It was 7-7 late and the Caged Heat scored with 36 seconds left and added an empty netter for a huge win and get into their first ever B-Finals. Caged Heat win 9-7.

B-Div: Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles…the highlight of the night was yet another typical Blue Eagle classy move. Prior to the game the Blue Eagles lined up to spread their feathers around the Caged Heat to shake their hands to congratulate them on making it into the B-Div Final. The game was fun and the Blue Eagles showed they would have been a formidable Finals opponent by winning the game. But the Blue Eagles left the French Palace with much more than a win on this special night. Have a great and safe summer Blue Eagles! Blue Eagles win 9-6.

April 28 Highlights: Game #2 of 3-game Round Robin Play-off Series followed by the Finals and 3rd Seed Match

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s…short benches made for an agreement to play 3 on 3 much to the chagrin of the goalies lol! But this game was important and the Flint crew secured a spot in the A-finals in two weeks with a win. Flint Tropics win 9-6.

C-Div: Jr. Trops vs Godsons…a fun sticks in the middle game. Godsons put themselves in the driver seat for a potential Finals appearance in the C-Div. Godsons win 5-0.

C-Div: Dicerolls vs A Few Good Men…all Dicerolls in this one. Dicerolls win 9-3.

B-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Blue Eagles…a great match as both teams went all out with full benches. The game was played at a quick pace and wonderful play making. Wounded Ducks win 9-7.

B-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Caged Heat…the Ducks punched their ticket into the B-Finals in two weeks. But Caged Heat did no make it easy on them. Wounded Ducks win 11-6.

A-Div: Raiders vs Dekes of Hazzard…The Dekes were up 3-0 after one. Then the Raiders held the lead 4-3 after two. In the 3rd the Dekes won it 4-0 for a 7-4 final to secure themselves a spot in the A-Finals in two weeks. Dekes of Hazzard win 7-4.

Note: No Games on Sunday, April 21 (Easter)…play resumes Sunday, April 28. 

April 14 Highlights: Game #1 of 3-game Round Robin Play-off Series followed by the Finals and 3rd Seed Match

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Raiders…superior passing went to the victors. Flint Tropics win 8-4.

C-Div: Jr. Trops vs Dicerolls…the Juniors had some Seniors on this day and that was a big difference. Jr. Trops win 15-7.

A-Div: Orleans 93’s vs Dekes of Hazzard…the 93’s with a short bench yet again almost pulled this one off. After being down 6-3 they tied it up 6-6 and the Dekes needed a late winner with 44-seconds left to take this one. Dekes of Hazzard win 7-6.

C-Div: Godsons vs A Few Good Men…The Godsons built a 4-0 and that carried them through. Godsons win 9-5.

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat…Caged Heat played a complete game with the usual fine goaltending they always get. A big play-off win for Caged Heat! Caged Heat win 10-5.

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Wounded Ducks…The Eagles in the bottom half of their double header were in this late only down 8-7, but they cramped up and tired from a full day of ball hockey. The Ducks flew away late to take this one. Wounded Ducks win 13-7.

Play-off Formats:

A Div  / Top 4 teams / Round Robin + Finals/3rd Seed Match = 4 games in 4 week

B Div  / 5th, 6th and 7th place / Double Round Robin + top 2 play final game 

Week 1 / 5th vs 6th & 5th vs 7th

Week 2 / 5th vs 6th & 6th vs 7th 

Week 3 / 5th vs 7th & 6th vs 7th 

Week 4 / Top 2 teams play in finals (only game)

C Div  / Bottom 4 teams / Round Robin + Finals/3rd Seed Match = 4 games in 4 weeks 

April 7 Highlights:

Jr. Trops vs Blue Eagles…great match-up to start the men’s night after the co-ed romp earlier in the afternoon. A wild scoring affair which the Blue Eagles prevailed in by 1-goal to propel themselves into the B-Div bracket of the play-offs. Blue Eagles win 12-11.

Raiders vs Flint Tropics…Flint were on the slate for the only double of the night and it was the big run first. Lot’s of fun offence in this one too. Flint Tropics win 10-7.

Dicerolls vs Flint Tropics…the dice were in their favour as the Flint had to boot strap in for game 2 of their double header after that first test. Dicerolls stayed in this one the entire game as they received stellar goaltending to go along with some timely scoring. A late surge by Flint saved them. Flint Tropics win 8-6.

Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks…very nice looking game on paper. Once again the 93’s were very short-benched but played a smart game. 6-6 tie.

Godsons vs A Few Good Men…could A Few Good Men get their first win prior to the play-offs? The looked good a times but could not score enough. Godsons win 6-2.

Caged Heat vs Dekes of Hazzard…an old rivalry for the night-cap. Caged Heat always plays the A-Div teams well and historically have given the Dekes teams fits over the years. This one was 4-4 heading into the 3rd and that is when the Dekes came on behind the confident goaltending of Shawn Pilon. Dekes of Hazzard win 10-4.

March 31 Highlights:

Double Headers for 3 teams on this night!

Dicerolls vs Blue Eagles…the Eagles were first up for a double. But Dicerolls had to decline the invitation due to exams. Blue Eagles win 5-0.

Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat…bottom half of the double for the Blue while the Heat were in the top half of their’s. Caged Heat win 6-5.

Jr. Trops vs Caged Heat…for their 2nd the Heat would see if they could keep up the pace. Jr. Trops win 7-4.

Flint Tropics vs Wounded Duck…everyone was licking their chops in anticipation of a highly skilled and fun match! Flint Tropics win 14-12.

Orleans 93’s vs A Few Good Men…the 93’s were last up for the double. Orleans 93’s win 11-3.

Orleans 93’s vs Raiders…a tough schedule for the 93’s vs the hard running Raiders for their test of endurance. Raiders win 8-4.

Godsons vs Dekes of Hazzard…Godsons were in it til late, but the Dekes were sniping. Dekes of Hazzard win 11-7.

No Games March 24 due to power outage…simply going one extra week on the schedule as play resumes Sunday, March 31 as scheduled

MARCH BREAK!

March 3 Highlights: 

Dicerolls vs Jr. Trops…an old rivalry with different team names. A crazy one to say the least! 7-1 after one for Dicerolls. Then the Juniors win the 2nd 8-2 to only be down 10-9. In the 3rd the Dicerolls rolled to victory winning that period 6-2. Dicerolls win 16-11.

Flint Tropics vs A Few Good Men…a very fun game despite the lopsided score. Flint Tropics win 12-3.

Orleans 93’s vs Dekes of Hazzard…the pundits were vibrating with excitement for this one. A close match until late in the game. A very clean game with lots of passing. With the 93’s up 5-4 late in the game they score 3 to put it away. Perhaps the Dekes wer a little tired after Saturday’s double header in the Challenge Series (see the great games played in those Game Recaps). Orleans 93′ win 8-4.

Raiders vs Blue Eagles…the Eagles were eager to show well in this for some confidence and belief vs the Top Dog. Despite the lopsided score this game was engaging and the Raiders has to work very hard throughout for this win. Raiders win 13-2.

Caged Heat vs Godsons…first of two for the Godsons vs the surprising Caged Heat. Caged Heat eked out a one goal win as the Godsons were perhaps a little unlucky not to tie this one up late in the game. Caged Heat win 7-6.

Godsons vs Wounded Ducks…the Godsons team system would be put to the test vs the very active offence of the Ducks. It was Ducky. The Ducks showcased some fine talent and play-making. Wounded Ducks win 12-5.

February 24 Highlights: 

Orleans 93’s vs Godsons…the Godsons played their best system game in awhile and kept the 93’s to the outside for most of the game. The 93’s were missing 2 key shooters. But full value to the Godsons for this huge upset win. Godsons win 7-3.

Dicerolls vs Caged Heat…based on recent analysis Caged Heat were given the favourite tab for this game. Caged Heat had a 3-1 lead after one period. But the Dicerolls won the 2nd 3-0 for a 4-3 heading into the 3rd. Caged Heat tied it 4-4, but the Dicerolls scored a late winner. Dicerolls win 5-4.

Wounded Ducks vs Blue Eagles…the Ducks needed some help filling up their nest as a few eggs were missing. The Blue Eagles have looked good in the last few games, so a possible upset was the rumour.  The Blue Eagles played well, but the Ducks were better in scoring department. Wounded Ducks win 14-8

Raiders vs Jr. Trops…the Juniors surprised the Raiders with a strong performance and kept it close right up until the Raiders scored an insurance marker in the final minute of play. Raiders win 11-9.

Flint Tropics vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Dekes were in this one for the first half of the game. But some defensive coverage lapsed cost them dearly after that as this Flint team can pass themselves into openings for scoring if left open. Flint Tropics win 15-8.

Dekes of Hazzard vs A Few Good Men…Dekes of Hazzard win 7-2.

Remember no games February 17 as we enjoy Family Day Weekend…see you back for action on February 24

February 10 Highlights: 

Raiders vs Dicerolls…interesting team styles for this one. Totally different. Dicerolls are a passing 0 contact team. The Raiders are lane runners and will be in your space right up to the baseline of the OBBHA rules. So the pundits thought the Raiders would own the ball and then use their own improved team passing to their advantage. And they did, but Dicerolls surprised everyone with a decent output on offence showcasing some fine hands and quick play-making. Raiders win 13-7.

A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles…AFGM hoped for a good showing the the Blue Eagles have improved their game most recently. AFGM played their best as a group yet, but so did the Blue Eagles as they welcomed some new additions to the roster that impressed with fair play and a fair bit of talent too. Blue Eagles pulled away as the game wore on in the 3rd period. Blue Eagles win 10-4.

Flint Tropics vs Godsons…the Godsons knew they were in touch but had confidence after giving the A-Div champion Raiders a huge scare. The Godsons did the same thing tonight only down a goal late in the game before Flint’s great hands and shots scored the important insurance markers in the final minutes. Flint Tropics win 12-9.

Wounded Ducks vs Jr. Trops…the Ducks were happy to get the Trops in Game 1 of their their twin bill. The score is shocking. What is shocking was to watch the game and see it happen. The luck was so one sided. And then Cole McMillan made so many unbelievable saves it became almost expected by the Trops who just kept laughing at the whole thing…but never wavered on the effort level. Wounded Ducks on the other hand looked very good! Wounded Ducks win 18-2.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Wounded Ducks…it was talked about that the Dekes team passing might tire out the Ducks in their 2nd game and the difference maker in this game. With the game tied 5-5 late in the 2nd period a wonderful moment took place. The Dekes scored but the goal was missed….but the Ducks used one of the OBBHA’s 4-F’s to help make it clear that they saw the Dekes score. The “Fair-play" F was implemented much to the appreciation of all in this game and beyond. Thank you Wounded Ducks from all of us! Please everyone look to this moment and embrace if forever for all future games. An unfortunate contact to goalie sent the Ducks goalie home injured and halted what was a very good match on the go. Dekes of Hazzard win 12-6.

Caged Heat vs Orleans 93’s…goaltending would be key in this one. Caged Heat played yet another close game with an A-Did team until late. Only down 4-3 after two periods the 93’s had to give it their all to pull away in the 3rd. Orleans 93’s win 9-4.

February 3 Highlights: 

A Few Good Men vs Jr.Trops…the Juniors have impressed this session so far. A toughie for A Few Good Men who lost some offence in the Xmas off season. A Few Good Men had a few old friends help out and this game was very well played. Jr. Trops win 10-5.

Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s…a great looking match-up as always. And it was! Great play making all around. The Tropics held a 7-4 lead after the 2nd. But the 93’s stormed back for the comeback win. Orleans 93’s win 13-9.

Raiders vs Caged Heat…everyone was interested in seeing how Caged Heat would do vs the defending champs. Caged Heat played well but did not have the finish. Raiders win 10-2.

Godsons vs Raiders…Godsons were happy to get the Raiders on the bottom end of their double header. The Godsons have beaten the Raiders in cross over action before. The underdogs once again were up late in the game and had the Raiders on the ropes. But the Raiders outworked the Godsons on a few key shifts and capitalized late for a nervy win that needed an empty netter to put it away. Raiders win 9-7.

Wounded Ducks vs Dicerolls…two very fair minded teams. A good time was anticipated. The Ducks were expected to win and needed the win. It was in doubt right to the end as Dicerolls had the offence rolling. Wounded Ducks win 11-9.

Blue Eagles vs Dekes of Hazzard…great match-up for the night-cap! Close after two period at 5-4 Dekes and then they pulled away in the 3rd on the strength of their passing and Dan making some key saves at key moments. Dekes of Hazzard win 10-5.

January 27 Highlights:

Caged Heat vs Flint Tropics…could Caged Heat provide another shocking upset? Caged Heat kept this one in doubt for two periods. Shawn Pilon had to be on his game to keep the Flint Tropics up 2-1 and 4-1 at the period breaks. Finally all the missed chances Caged Heat were counting gave way for the Tropics to pull away in the 3rd. Flint Tropics win 8-1.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Jr. Trops…the French Palace crowd was looking forward to this intriguing match-up. It was a wild one! Great plays and a great pace! 4-4 an 9-8 Dekes at the breaks. The 3rd was the Jr.s period to shine as they had the offence on fire to pull away later in the game. Fun stuff! Jr. Trops win 15-12.

A Few Good Men vs Dicerolls…A Few Good Men were looking for their best outing of the winter. They came up with it, but the short bench caught up with them in the 3rd.They were only down 7-4 but Dicerolls kept rolling for the win. Dicerolls win 10-4.

Dicerolls vs Orleans 93’s…a tough draw for the roll of the dice in the bottom half of their double header. The 93’s are a fine tuned machine these days. Dicerolls had an excellent first period only down 1-0. They tired as the game wore on and the 93’s used ball control and some fine passing to keep pulling away. Orleans 93’s win 8-2.

Blue Eagles vs Godsons…a tight match was expected. It was! An excellent match. Blue Eagles showcased their newest goalie Mr. Riff and he was the difference in the end. 1-1 and 4-4 at the period stops. In the 3rd the Blues Eagles were up 6-4 and held on as the Godsons pulled the goalie and scored once but not twice in a wild push for the tie. Blue Eagles win 6-5.

Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…a great match-up for the night-cap! It was 7-5 Raiders late and they scored 3 more late goals to make the score more inflated than the game was. The Ducks had everyone but their captain so they showed quite a bit of promise for the future games. Raiders win 10-5.

January 20 Highlights:

Jr.Trops vs Flint Tropics…what a great way to start the night! A classic battle between friends and the first of two for the Juniors. What a game! The Flint thought they had it in bag after period break leads of 6-2 and 10-6. But shockingly the Jr. Trops tied it all up at 11-11 with under 2-minutes remaining. The crowd was left slightly disappointed as the Flint crew scored two late to win. Flint Tropics win 13-11.

Jr. Trops vs Godsons…the Godsons were licking their chops for this chance to get the Trops in tired mode. The Juniors were pumped from their great game in the first game of their double header. The Godsons knew they had to have a superlative effort just to keep pace. It was a wonderful game and ended appropriately in a tie. 8-8 tie.

Blue Eagles vs Orleans 93’s…a very lopsided looking match-up, but you never know! It was in doubt after one with the 93’s only up 5-3. But they pulled away in the 2nd period. Orleans 93’s win 14-5.

Wounded Ducks vs Caged Heat…the Ducks are looking good so a tough one for the much improved Caged Heat. But Paul Trudeau in the Caged Heat net stole this one! He was a monster as the shots were 3-1 and the saves he made were simply amazing. Head saves and diving stick saves were among the craziness he had working. Yep, a huge upset! Caged Heat win 2-1.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Dicerolls…a tough one to pick as both teams have chemistry, but the way the Dekes have been playing they had the edge on the betting. At 5-4 Dekes late this one had the look of a roll of the dice. In the end the Dekes scored two late to breathe a little easier. But a gallant effort from the ex-Falcons and their new netminder Jim! Dekes of Hazzard win 7-4.

A Few Good Men vs Raiders…another very hard match up for A Few Good Men. The Raiders were looking to get back into the win column after last weeks interesting opening loss. A Few Good Men peformed better. And the Raiders passed better than usual. They need to work on that part of the game as the top teams they will face are very strong in that department. Strong lane running will not be a factor in this talented division. Passing will be the theme and the difference maker. Raiders win 13-4.

Welcome Back everyone for 2019 and a warm welcome to the Falcons return as Dicerolls!

January 13 Opening Night Highlights!

Jr.Trops vs Orleans 93’s…the Trops played far better than the score indicates! Guy in the 93’s net had some kind of “force" with him as he barely missed out on a rare OBBHA shut-out. Orleans 93’s win 14-1.

Blue Eagles vs Flint Tropics…The Tropics are the real deal this session. Their passing is impressive and chemistry looks fun! The Blue Eagles scored but keeping ball control was the issue as they were chasing the game. Flint Tropics win 16-8.

Caged Heat vs A Few Good Men…Caged Heat passed and played a complete game…probably their best game ever! Caged Heat win 12-0.

A Few Good Men vs Wounded Ducks…A Few Good Men on the back end of their double header actually played better than their first. But the Ducks are also the real deal this session. Wounded Ducks win 20-6.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Raiders…the Dekes were short benched in the first period and held the fort only down 2-1 until their team showed up in the 2nd period. Then it was game on. The Dekes showed they belong as they out passed the hustling Raiders for a big win. Not a surprising win the way the Dekes have been playing in the most recent session. Dekes of Hazzard win 9-7.

Godsons vs Dicerolls…welcome back Falcons who are now renamed Dice Roll. Al Jolivet was once their goalie but now is Godson. The Dicerols goalie was injured so Shawn Pilon took up the job and the great goalie battle of old was back on! Fast forward to a lead of 6-4 for the Godsons late in the game….the Dicerolls boys got it going late led by Graeme Smithers (4-goal game) and took the lead 7-6. But with the goalie pulled the Godsons tied it up with 2-seconds remaining! 7-7 tie

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Great Fall Session everyone! See you back on Sunday, January 13th!

Highlights for Sunday, December 9 A-Div and B-Div Finals and Seeding Matches:

(B-Div 3rd Seed Match) Caged Heat vs Godsons…no cool beans shout out to the Godsons captain missing Xmas action, but the two teams put on a good show. Caged Heat captain Neil Misner scored the hat-trick, but the Godsons prevailed. Godsons win 7-5.

 (B-Div 5th Seed Match)  A Few Good Men vs Jr. Trops…some incredible plays that words can’t describe but the stories will be told! The Trops had the offence for this one. Jr. Trops win 11-6.

A Div 3rd Seed Match) Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics…with visions of glory on both sides, they turned into sugar plumbs. 5-5 tie.

(A-Div Final) Raiders vs Orleans 93’s…skill was the center of attention. A well played and clean game. The emotions were high and raw for a few near the end but when one looks at this game it was a master-piece. The 93’s were just a little shy on the bench and one wonders if the outcome would have been different had they had just one more piece of the puzzle. But it was the Raiders that had all the pieces in place and this gave them 1-0 and 5-4 leads at the breaks and they carried on the lead in the 3rd for the win. Congrats to both teams on a great game the fans enjoyed watching. And to the Raiders for the championship win. Raiders win 7-5.

Congrats to the A-Div Champion :

(B-Div Final) Blue Eagles vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Dekes needed to concentrate on their passing game for success while the Blue Eagles needed to make sure they had defensive coverage nailed before any thoughts of offence. This was all true in the first period and it left the Blue Eagles up 4-3. However in the 2nd the Blue Eagles exploded on offence and won the period 5-1 and were up 9-4 and it looked like a no-doubter for the Blue. But in the 3rd the Dekes who have been known to struggle with leads…now turned the table completely around and close it to 9-7 with under 1:30 remaining. With the goalie pulled the Dekes rocked the place with two goals including the tying goal with 27 seconds left! So it went to the shoot-out yet again for an OBBHA championship. The Blue Eagles won it 4 rounds!! Great entertainment created by two teams that played a fun clean match!! Congrats to both!. And to the Blue Eagles for winning another Sunday Championship and are the top winning franchise on Sundays and keep just under the top OBBHA franchise of All Mesh from Saturday’s who have just one more having just one the day before. Blue Eagles win 10-9 in a shoot-out.

Congrats to the B-Div Champs :

Highlights Sunday, December 2nd B-Div semi-finals/seed game  of 3-game Revolver Play-off:

A Few Good Men vs Caged Heat (6vs4)…the Caged Heat played a near perfect defensive game as their goalie did the same thing in the net! Paul Trudeau was yet again on his game. A Few Good Men lacked a deep bench which came back to haunt their lungs in the 3rd. Caged Heat will play for the 3rd seed while A Few Good Men play for the 5th seed next week. Caged Heast win 6-2.

Godsons vs Blue Eagles (semi-finals)…the Blue Eagle had the heart and sole of the team out for this big game as they were severely short handed on the bench. The did what was necessary and kept the game close in the opening period at 2-2 to have any chance in this one. The seeds of doubt were forming on the Godsons side at this point. The Blue then held a 6-5 lead after two and it was basically anyone’s game to win. Then finally as the wild scoring continued and the Blue Eagles up 10-8 the Godsons had the goalie pulled and scored to make it 10-9 and with one-second left a screened shot hit the goalie and stayed out! Blue Eagles off to the Finals while the Godson vie for 3rd seed next week. Blue Eagles win 10-9.

Jr. Trops vs Dekes of Hazzard (semi-finals)…highly anticipated game. Words are hard to find for this crazy game. So let’s just offence offence offence! 11-11 after regulation. A shoot-out was needed and the Dekes took this one after heart break last Wednesday in one. Dekes to the Finals and the Juniors to the 3rd Seed game. Dekes of Hazzard win 12-11.

Highlights A-DIv Round Robin Game #3 of 3: (Top two advance to Finals while bottom two will vie for the 3rd Seed Match)

Raiders vs Wounded Ducks…Raiders tie or win and they are in the Finals. The Raiders took a fairly quick 3-0 lead and protected it right through the game Late in the affair they were up 6-4 and the Ducks were pressing but an empty netter ended it. Raiders to the Finals and Ducks to the 3rd seed Match. Raiders nwin 7-4.

Orleans 93’s vs Flint Tropics…talent was on show and many fans just sat back and enjoyed the spectacle of two teams showcasing their skill in the OBBHA product as designed! 93’s already in the Finals as the Flint boys are in the 3rd seed tussle. Flint Tropics this time 5-3.

Highlights Sunday, November 25 B-Div Game #1 of 3-game Revolver Play-off:

5pm = (5vs4) Jr.Trops vs Caged Heat…winner will play a semi-final vs 2 or 1 depending on re-seeding, while loser will play two more consolation seeding games. Despite a couple of tough moments this game was a treat for everyone to play in. 2-2 and 4-4 scored at the two breaks. And then 6-6 after regulation. It went to a shoot-out and there was only one goal scored and it went to the Trops who advanced to the semi-final. Caged Heat were so close!! Jr. Trops win 7-6 in a shoot-out.

8pm =  (6vs3) A Few Good Men vs Godsons…winner will play a semi-final vs 2 or 1 depending on re-seeding, , while loser will play two more consolation seeding games. A Few Good Men have been the talk of Sunday nights as they have built some very impressive chemistry. They are playing their best ever ball hockey for their 10 years in the 10 year OBBHA! This season brought the to this game to reach the semi-final and they were up 3-0 after one period and 4-3 after two. They were up 7-6 late in the game but the Godsons scored two late goals to basically steal this one from them. The Godsons are off the semi-finals but have quite a bit of respect for A Few Good Men as do the rest of the division. Godsons win 8-7.

9pm = (2vs1) Blue Eagles vs Dekes of Hazzard…both teams are guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals to follow. The Dekes showed why they have been so dominant all session (save for the Caged Heat games). The Blue Eagles gave it their all but the Dekes had the better passing team and it powered them to a convincing win. Both still have semi-final matches next week but the Dekes have all the momentum. Dekes of Hazzard win 9-3.

Highlights A-DIv Round Robin Game #2 of 3: (Top two advance to Finals while bottom two will vie for the 3rd Seed Match)

6pm = Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks…the two teams played a very fun game that ended in a tie. The result keeps both teams in the picture for a Final berth. Wins are a must next game! 5-5 tie.

7pm = Raiders vs Orleans 93’s vs Raiders…low scoring classic. Winner punches a ticket to the Finals! The 93’s pulled it out in a very well played match that was all about skill. Nice to see this kind of game being the norm in the OBBHA now. With the 93’s now waiting to see who they will play in two weeks (but still play a role next week as they play the Flint Tropics)…the Raiders now need at least a tie next week to advance to the Final. Orleans 93’s win 5-4.

November 18 Highlights:

A-DIv Round Robin Game #1 of 3: (Top two advance to Finals while bottom two will vie for the 3rd Seed Match)

Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks…The Ducks were in this from start with leads to finish as they were within striking distance until the last minute or two. The 93’s are notorious slow starters and like last week were down 4-1 early but had a huge 2nd for a 7-5 lead. The teams played an even 3rd and at 9-9 the 93’s were able to pull out the win late. Orleans 93’s win 11-9.

Flint Tropics vs Raiders…this was a skilled game with big speed. The contact was called and a few more penalty shots until the teams adapted and the entertaining end to end action was exciting to watch. Raiders win 11-8.

Last game of Regular Season B-Div: (3-game Revolver play-off to follow)

Godsons vs Blue Eagles…winner gets 2nd and is guaranteed a semi-final spot in two weeks. Godsons had a few late arrivals and this hurt their start as they came out flat and never got their mojo. Conversely the Blue Eagles were prepared and played a consistent game throughout and it was no contest as a result. Blue Eagles win 10-5.

A Few Good Men vs Caged Heat…Both teams will be in must win games next week to access the semi-finals. This was a great match and at 3-3 late A Few Good Men scored two late goals for the fun win. A Few Good Men win 5-3.

Jr. Trops vs Dekes of Hazzard…. a great passing game. Wild how these two teams are so far apart in the standings. However once again the Dekes just seem to be able to score the big goal when needed. Case in point for this game….late in the game Dekes are up 8-7 with the Trops pushing to tie, but the Dekes get two late markers to secure the win. Dekes of Hazzard win 10-7.

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"

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John and Jason at the OBBHA

November 11 Highlights: Remembrance Service OBBHA Style took place prior to each match today…

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks…this was one heck of a game. Tons of goals for the first two periods as it 4-4 and 9-8 Tropics at the breaks. Too bad this did not end in a tie. But the Flint handed a last second penalty shot to the Ducks captain Andrew Dubroy and he made no mistake for the win. Wounded Ducks win 11-10.

B-Div: Godsons vs Jr. Trops…The game was tight for two periiods as the Godsons built 3-2 and 6-4 leads at the period breaks before running away in the 3rd period. Godsons win 10-6.

B-Div: Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles…the Blue Eagles built a solid looking 3-0 lead by the end of the opening act. The Blue Eagles were just on this night and took a commanding lead in the 2nd and carried it through to the finish. Blue Eagles win 9-4.

A-Div: Orleans 93’s vs Raiders…tail of two games in two periods. 6-1 Raiders after the first. The 93’s won the 2nd 8-1 for 9-7 lead…really! Less goals in the 3rd somehow and the 93’s hung on for a one goal win. Orleans 93’s win 11-10

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Dekes of Hazzard…A Few too many Dekes were on their game for A Few mistakes to make a difference. The Dekes had the passing game and sniping working. AFGM played their hearts out so it was actually a back and forth run, but the goals were scored by the Dekes. Dekes of Hazzard win 14-6.

November 4 Highlights:

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Jr. Trops…all out offence for this match. The Blues Eagles held an early lead and never relinquished it despite the Trops continually crawling back within striking distance. The goals were just too plentiful after the opening minutes Eagles lead to close it. Blue Eagles win 14-11.

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s…the score does not indicate the quality of play. And the Tropics finally solved their goalie situation after the game as it appears Shawn Pilon has signed long term. This enable Dave Labelle to vacate the net and quarterback the defence. In the meantime the 93’s continued to play inspired ball hockey. Orleans 93’s win 13-2.

A-Div: Orleans 93’s vs Raiders…this was an intense battle. The Raiders revolving goalie issue seems to have finally been resolved, but they had a difficult choice as they released a quality goalie in Shawn Pilon over to the Flint Tropics and this looks like an excellent pick-up for them. This was close until late in the 3rd when the  93’s scored some insurance markers. Orleans 93′ win 9-6.

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…the Ducks matched the Raiders offence for a change and this resulted in a wild affair. The Ducks scored late in the game for the high scoring and entertaining affair. Wounded Ducks win 12-11.

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Godsons…a very well played game as both teams used skill for the most part. A Few Good Men were just a couple over the minimum so the bench gave it a solid effort in a saw-off. Godsons had a slight edge in the play times, but a surprisingly even game even though they had the full bench. 7-7 tie.

B-Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Caged Heat…The Caged Heat held 2-0 and 6-3 period break leads. The Dekes seemed to wake up for the 3rd and rallied to tie this one up, so it was a better feeling for them in the end. Caged Heat looked good and perhaps deserved more than the one point. 8-8 tie.

October 28 Highlights:

A-Div: Raiders vs Flint Tropics…a little intense at first but then the teams settled down. Raiders held the edge in play with the bigger bench up 3-2 and 5-4 at the period breaks. In the 3rd the Flint bench tired and the Raiders pulled away. Raiders win 12-8.

B-Div: Caged Heat vs Jr. Trops…the Trops jumped out early for a 4-0 first period lead. An even 2nd left it at 6-1. But in the 3rd Caged Heat made a move and closed it to 8-7 before a late Trops goal finalized it. Jr. Trops win 9-7.

A-Div: Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks…a great ball movement game. The 93’s were better at it. Great fun. Orleans 93’s win 11-5.

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs A Few Good Men…first of two for A Few Good Men. Lot’s of offence here! Blue Eagles were up 5-3 after one period of shooting. The craziness on offence continued as it was 9-8 for A Few Good Men after two periods. Poor goalies the crowd said as the defenses were not sharp. The D were actually better in the 3rd as far less goals were scored. A Few Good Men win 12-9.

B-Div: Godsons vs A Few Good Men…first of two for the Godsons while the Few Men were on their back end. The first two periods were fire-wagon hockey at its best at 3-3 and 5-4 Godsons. Then with the Godsons continuing to push the pace, A Few Good Men faded on a few shifts and the Godsons pounded in the goals to pull away. Godsons win 11-5.

B-Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Godsons…tough 2nd crack at it for the Godsons. They were up 6-5 after two periods but they tired and the Dekes powered up for the win. Dekes of Hazzard win 10-7.

October 21 Highlights:

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs A Few Good Men…a close game for two periods as the Trops held break leads of 3-2 and 6-4. In the 3rd the Trops pulled away on the strength of their creative offence. Jr. Trops win 11-6. 

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics…not enough Ducks in the nest yet again. Flint Tropics win 16-6.

A-Div: Raiders vs Orleans 93’s…Vegas called the 93’s out for what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…so they are still there! Raiders win 5-0.

B-Div: Godsons vs Caged Heat…the Heat were prepared for their two games with a big bench. They came out flying in the first period for a 5-1 lead. The Godsons unveiled their new jerseys and they rock! Caged Heat rocked as they had the offence on fire. Caged Heat win 13-5.

B-Div: Caged Heat vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Dekes new the Heat would not be tired as that aforementioned big bench would eliminate any fatigue issues. The Dekes would need to use their patented passing strategy to overcome the Heat. Best game of the night. Caged Heat were up 1-0 and 3-2 at the breaks but it was an even game. The Dekes tied it late. 4-4 tie.

B-Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Blue Eagles…the Dekes knew they would be in tough for game 2 of their double header as the Eagles always come to run hard each and every game. The Eagles had a short bench and this killed it for them in the 3rd period only down 5-4, but had very little left to mount any kind of sustained offence. Dekes of Hazzard win 9-4. 

October 14 Highlights:

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Godsons…as per usual these two teams engaged in a low scoring fast paced match. After 2 periods it was 2-2. In the 3rd the Godsons continued to make good key passes to create space and scoring chances…they capitalized on enough to pull away. Godsons win 6-3.

B-Div: Caged Heat vs A Few Good Men…a great game. A 4-1 Caged Heat lead after one evaporated in the 2nd as the Few Good Men rallied to to tie 4-4 as the teams entered the 3rd. At 5-5 the Caged Heat scored a late winner. Caged Heat win 6-5.

A-Div: Raiders vs Wounded Ducks…the Ducks had some offensive help in this one and that was the difference. Wounded Ducks win 11-9.

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks…the Ducks were up as the 2nd half of their double header started but it was the Flint offense that did them in. Flint Tropics win 15-10.

A-Div: Orleans 93’s vs Flint Tropics…Flints turn for two in a row. And this was a wild one as for the 3rd game in a row the offence was the focus. The teams were tied 11-11 going into the 3rd after the Flint came back from sizeable deficits. In the 3rd there were no goals until with 2 minutes left the 93’s scored and then with 1-minute remaining the Flint Tropics tied it up. 12-12 tie

B-Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Jr. Trops…an awful showing of bench strength killed this game for the Trops (and the Dekes). Dekes of Hazzard win 16-6.

September 30 Highlights:

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Raiders…Andrew Gowing was stellar in the Flint net. He helped get the Tropics up 5-2 in the 3rd period. Then the Raiders potted two quick ones and then tied it up. But late in the game Pat Portelance scored the winner. Flint Tropics win 6-5.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs Godsons…simply the Godsons had the horses on the bench and the Trops did not. Godsons win 10-2.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs Blue Eagles…the 2nd half of the double header for the Trops did not go any better. Blue Eagles in the first of their two were sharp. Blue Eagles win 8-2. 

B-Div: Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat…a low scoring game was predicted as the two goalies are usually tough to beat. Shawn Pilon in Blue vs Paul Trudeau in orange. 2-0 Blue Eagles after the first. The Blue Eagles were up 4-0 late and Pilon seemed destined for a shut-out as posts were his friend along the way, but alas a late marker shattered the goose egg. Blue Eagles win 4-1 for the daily double win.

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93’s…the Ducks were missing their big guns and needed a well rounded game to even stay close to the quick passing and speedy 93’s. Did not happen….Ducks really need their line-up to come to games to stay competitive. Orleans 93’2 win 15-3.

B-Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs A Few Good Men…the night cap. Great game minus some complaining that will be addressed league wide starting Monday night with each and every team. Aside from that the Dekes were up 4-3 and 8-5 at the breaks and late in the game were up 9-8 as AFGM pressed hard to come-back all the way. A late goal gave the Dekes of Hazzard the win 10-8.

September 16 Highlights:

A-Div: Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s…Flint Tropics win 10-3.

B-Div: Jr. Trops vs Caged Heat…Caged Heat win 6-4.

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles…Blue Eagles win 7-6.

A-Div: Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…Raiders win 11-9.

B-Div: Godsons vs Dekes of Hazzard…Dekes of Hazzard win 7-3.

Opening Night Highlights for the Fall Session September 9th…Our 10th Season Anniversary!!

B-Div: A Few Good Men vs Jr. Trops…Jr.Trops win 15-7

A-Div: Raiders vs Flint Tropics…Raiders win 8-7

B-Div: Caged Heat vs Godsons…Godsons win 9-3

A-Div: Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks…Orleans 93’s win 15-10

Blue Eagles vs Dekes of Hazzard…Dekes of Hazzard win 13-8

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

Highlights for the A & B-Div semi-finals and Game #3 of 3 for the C-div on Sunday, April 29

(C-Div 3rd Seed Match)… Caged Heat vs Falcons…alot of fun and the Falcons found enough offence to win. Falcons win 7-4.

(C-Div 5th Seed Match)… A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles…5-0 A Few Good Men

(B-Div Final)…Blue Ballers  vs Wounded Ducks…the Ducks were in full flight! Wounded Ducks take the B-Div title in fine fashion 16-3.

Wounded Ducks B-Div Champs:

(C-Div FInal )… Jr. Trops vs Godsons…this was an amazing match. 2-2 heading into the 3rd. Then somehow the Trops exploded for 5 unanswered goals before a late pushback from the Godsons. Jr. Trops take the C-Div title 7-4.

Jr. Trops C-Div Champs:

(A-Div Finals)… Flint Tropics vs Raiders…two great skilled teams with solid goaltending. The game was played at an wildly quick pace. The turning point was later in the 3rd period with Flint Tropics up 8-6 and the Raiders coming on with near misses and a post or two, Ryan Girgrah simply robbed the Raiders of a sure goal and then the Tropics were away to the races. Flint Tropics take the A-Div title for their first time 11-6.

Flint Tropics A-Div Champs:

(B-Div 3rd Seed Match)…Dekes of Hazzard vs Buzz Kills…Dekes of Hazzard 5-0

B-Div: Game 2 of 3-game play-off round-robin, to see who goes into the Finals and who plays in the 3rd and 5th Seed Matches: 

Wednesday, April 25 Highlights:

(C-Div semi-final 4vs1)…Blue Eagles vs Godsons…Godsons got the early jump with 3-1 and 6-2 period break leads, but the Blue Eagles would not quit. They kept it interesting in the 3rd closing to 6-4 before a late goal put the Godsons in the Final Sunday, while the Blue Eagles will vie for the 5th Seed. Godsons win 7-4.

(C-Div semi-final 3vs2)…Falcons vs Jr. Trops…simply a great game. 3-0 Falcons after one period. Trops come back to tie 3-3 after two periods. Late in the game tied 4-4 the Jr. Trops score 2 for the victory including an empty netter and a spot in the Finals, while the Falcons will play for the 3rd Seed. Jr. Trops win 6-4.

(C-Div Seeding Match 6vs5)… A Few Good Men vs Caged Heat. Heat score 8-seconds into the game and then by the end of the 2nd period it was tied 1-1 in an excellent match. A flurry of goals in the final period mostly from the Caged Heat who will now play in the 3rd seed game, while A Few Good men will be in the 5th seed match. Caged Heat win 7-3.

Here are the Sunday 3 Play-off Divisions:

A-Div:

1 Raiders

2 Orleans 93’s

3 Flint Tropics

B-Div:

1 Buzz kills

2 Wounded Ducks

3 Dekes of Hazzard

4 Blue Ballers

C-Div:

1 Godsons

2 Jr. Trops

3 Falcons

4 Blue Eagles

5 Caged Heat

6 A Few Good Men

Highlights for the A & B-Div semi-finals plus Game #1 of 3 for the C-div on Sunday, April 22

(Note the C-Div play-off teams will be playing on Wednesday, April 25 for their Game #2 of 3 play-off games)

(C-Div 6vs3)…A Few Good Men vs Falcons…winner will play a semi-final vs 2 or 1 depending on re-seeding, , while loser will play two more consolation seeding games. After being down 2-0 early the Falcons stormed back with 8 straight for the victory and a semi-final berth, while A Few Good Men will play two more Seeding games. Falcons win 8-2. 

(C-Div 5vs4)…Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles…winner will play a semi-final vs 2 or 1 depending on re-seeding, , while loser will play two more consolation seeding games. A great game! Goaltending was superlative! 3-1 late for Caged Heat. Blue Eagles score two late to tie and win in the 5-player shoot-out. Blue Eagles in the semi-final, while Caged Heat play two more Seeding games. Blue Eagles win 4-3.

(C-Div 2vs1)…Jr. Trops vs Godsons…both teams are guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals to follow. A fun preview to a potential final Godsons win 7-5.

(A-Div Semi-Final 3vs2)…Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s…the winner plays the Raiders in the Final on April 29. This one was over so quickly everyone was in shock including the players. 7-0 Flint Tropics after one and then the two teams played out the string. Great season for the 93’s, but the Senior Tropics are off to next weeks Finals. Flint Tropics win 13-7

(B-Div Semi-Final 4vs1)… Blue Ballers vs Buzz Kills…Blue Ballers get the 5-0 pass to the B-Div Finals.

(B-Div Semi-Final 3vs2)…Dekes of Hazzard vs Wounded Ducks…high expectations for this one for the entertainment factor! This game did not disappoint!! 3-0 early for the Dekes and then tied up 6-6 heading into the 3rd. The Ducks offence was a little better over-all and this powered them into the Finals, while the Dekes will play for the 3rd seed vs Buzz Kills. Wounded Ducks win 11-8.

Sunday with Struts, April 15 Highlights:

B:Div: A Few Good Men vs Caged Heat..1-1 after one and then A Few Good Men held a 3-2 advantage heading into the final period. Caged Heat came up with the goods in the 3rd with two mammoth goals for the one goal squeaker win. Caged Heat win 4-3.

B:Div: Godsons vs Blue Eagles…well played. 1-1 and 4-4 at the period breaks. Then an unlikely goal scorer emerged for the Godsons to lead them to victory. Godsons win 9-7.

B:Div: Jr. Trops vs Falcons…the Trops could not get untracked let alone get away from the grip of the talons. The Falcons win 12-6.

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s…the 93’s handed the Flint crew a devastating loss that takes away the bye for the Senior Tropics. A close one goal loss puts the Flint Tropics into next weeks A-Div semi-final. Orleans 93’s win 6-5.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics…the Tropics wanted this game to mean something, but it was just for not after the opening game loss of their double-header. The played like it meant something though! Flint Tropics win 13-7.

A:Div: Raiders vs Buzz Kills…Raiders needed to win to get next weeks bye from the semi-final into the following weeks A-Div final. Buzz Kills knew this and that even a tie would not help the Raiders cause. After the first it was a nervy 3-2 lead for the Raiders. In the 2nd the Raiders extended the lead to 6-3 and with excitement followed through with a solid 3rd to wrap up first place and the bye into the A-Div Finals in two weeks. Raiders win 11-4. 

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Buzz Kills…5-0 Buzz Kills 

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Blue Ballers…5-0 Dekes of Hazzard.

Sunday with Struts, April 8 Highlights:

B:Div: A Few Good Men vs Falcons…Melanie Simard kept her men and woman it and they tried hard to get enough goals for her, but just came up short. Falcons win 7-5.

B:Div: Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles…the Eagles soared on offence despite a very structured game from Caged Heat. Blue Eagles win 11-4.

B:Div: Godsons vs Jr. Trops…the absolute wildest of the night. Offences were on so the entertainment value was high. 3-3 after one and then 9-6 for the Godsons after two. In the 3rd period the Trops scored 3 on one shift to tie 9-9 before giving up the killer goal on the same shift to be down 10-9. However the Trops scored two late goals for an unpredictable win. Jr. Trops win 11-10.

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Flint Tropics…Flint win out and they get a bye to the A-Div Finals. And next week they have a huge double header. The looked after business tonight despite a valiant comeback bid by the Dekes in the 3rd period. Flint Tropics win 11-7.

A:Div: Raiders vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Dekes did not have any ball luck in their 2nd game and Raiders were on them knowing it was their 2nd game. Raiders win 15-5.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Orleans 93’s…a very tight match. High end speed was the main asset to the game for both teams along with some fabulous goaltending on both sides. 1-1 after one and 2-2 after two breaks. The 93’s “veterans" kept everything settled and continued to grind out the creative passing if you will and got the necessary goals in the 3rd to secure a hard earned win. Orleans 93’s win 6-3.

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Wounded Ducks…oops on the absolute wildest of the night mentioned earlier, this one was just as wild…a potential B-Div Final depending on the match-ups to come, so a very good test for both sides to see where they stand vs each other. It looked like Ducks in a waddle as they were up 7-3 after one period. But everyone just knew the Buzz Kills were playing well and were in the game despite the score. Finally it was game on at 10-8 Ducks after two breaks for a quick quack. In the 3rd with the Ducks clinging by a wing to the one goal lead the Buzzing was relentless with the goalie pulled. Finally the Ducks landed safely. Wounded Ducks win 13-12.

Sunday with Struts, March 25 Highlights:

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Orleans 93’s…6 or a half dozen of the other for the two games in the double header for the 93’s. The 93’s ran away with this one early and the Dekes scored those 6 to make it more resoectable. Orleans 93’s win 12-6.

A:Div: Orleans 93’s vs Buzz kills…the 93’s again had a massive start to run away with a sweep of their double header. Bit of a shocker and the Buzz Kills still worked hard right to the end to get 6 in. Another 12-6 win for Orleans 93’s.

B:Div: Falcons vs Caged Heat…5-3 and 6-4 for the Falcons at the breaks. No goals in the 3rd. Very good game. Falcons win 6-4.

B:Div: A Few Good Men vs Godsons…A Few Good Men played a great first half of the game tied 4-4. But then they stopped passing for some reason. The Godsons kept passing and made it look easy in a romp. Godsons win 13-4.

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Blue Ballers…Flint a la 93’s had a big start and never looked back. Blue Ballers never let up. Flint Tropics win 13-6.

B:Div :Blue Eagles vs Jr. Trops…a very well played first period left the Trops up 3-2 and then they dominated the 2nd for a 7-3 lead. The Blue Eagles owned the 3rd and closed to 7-5 and were unlucky not to have closed it…a late goal put it away for the Trops. Jr. Trops win 8-5.

A:Div: Raiders vs Wounded Ducks…5-3 Raiders after one as the offences on both sides looked good. In the 2nd the Raiders took over for an 8-3 lead. The Raiders kept the lead as the Ducks never quit. Raiders win 9-3. 

Sunday with Struts, March 4 Highlights:

B:Div: Falcons vs Godsons…a 5-1 Godsons lead looked very safe but the Falcons made the big comeback to tie it up 5-5. The Godsons made it another one goal lead and the Falcons came up just short including a missed penalty shot. Godsons win 6-5.

B:Div: Caged Heat vs Jr.Trops…a surprise and upset for this one as the Caged Heat built a 5-1 lead and played an excellent game as the Trops tried as hard as they could for a comeback. Caged Heat win 8-4.

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Raiders…the match up looked great on paper but everything went extremely well for Flint and the Raiders could not raid the tomb at all. Flint Tropics win 10-2.

A:Div: Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks…the first flight for the Ducks. Instead of winging it the two teams stuck to their team strategies. The Ducks free-wheeling passing vs the more structured game 93’s defence first style. The Ducks hit posts and struggled with the ball while the 93’s hit on their play-making chances. Orleans 93’s win 11-3.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks Blue Ballers…the 2nd leg of the Ducks two flights. Duck legs were the menu item in question after a hard fly in the opener vs the 93’s. The Blue Ballers owned the first 6-4. The Ducks won the 2nd 7-0 for an 11-6 lead. The Ducks built a big lead in the 3rd only to see the Ballers make it close near the end with late flurry. Wounded Ducks win 13-11. 

B:Div: Blue Eagles vs A Few Good Men…the Blue Eagles raced out in front early an never looked back. A Few Good Men after last weeks great effort were left perplexed somewhat of the turn of event. Blue Eagles win 13-4.

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Dekes of Hazzard…another surprise result as the Dekes played their best yet in 2018. The Buzz Kills ran into a hot goalie as Dan the man was the man in the Dekes net tonight. Bujold gave the Dekes the key saves in their win. Dekes of Hazzard win 9-4.

Sunday with Struts, February 25 Highlights:

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Flint Tropics…an important game to make inroads into the top 3 A playoff pool. The Flint Tropics pulled it out, but it was great goaltending and play-making from start to finish. Flint Tropics win 5-3.

B:Div Jr. Trops vs A Few Good Men…a fine game that went wild in the final minute to make it a spectacular game. With one minute remaining in the game and the Jr. Trops up 4-3,AFGM and women score 2 goals to take a 5-3 lead with 25 seconds left. But the Trops scored 2 after that for the unpredictable win! Jr. Trops win 6-5.

B:Div: Falcons vs Blue Eagles…a tight game for two periods knotted up at 3-3. Then in the 3rd the offences went wild with the Falcons finally prevailing by one goal. Falcons win 8-7.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Dekes of Hazzard…a close first ended 3-2 Ducks. After that the quacking was deafening. The Ducks made a case for B-Div favourites with an effort like this. Wounded Ducks win 14-5.

B:Div: Godsons vs Caged Heat…the Godsons seemed to own the 1st period and destined to take over up 3-1 and moving the ball well. But the Caged Heat had a great 2nd period and it was tied 3-3 heading into the final period. Caged Heat may have had the edge in the 3rd but the two teams traded a goal. 4-4 tie.

A:Div: Raiders vs Orleans 93’s…huge game for the 93’s regarding aspirations to finish in the top 3 A pool for the play-offs. The Raiders in the first of two for their double header looked headed to another win 6-3 after two periods and 7-4 midway through the 3rd. But the 93’s played their best in the final 10-minutes to come back and tie and get a massive point. 7-7.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Raiders…the Raiders needed a quick start so they could weather the inevitable burn-out in the 3rd period of their daily double. They were up 5-1 after the first period and good thing as the Blue Ballers kept the pedal down and stayed with them the rest of the way, but the 1st period was the difference. Raiders win 8-4.

Sunday with Struts, February 11 Highlights:

B:Div: Caged Heat vs A Few Good Men…a very closely played match. 2-1 A Few Good Men and Women after one, but 4-3 Heat after two. At 5-5 in the 3rd the group of men and women scored a couple of big goals. A Few Good (Wo)Men win 7-5.

B:Div: Blue Eagles vs Godsons…Shawn Pilon the Blue Eagles goalie kept this one close for two periods as the Godsons held the territorial advantage throughout. They pulled away in the 3rd. Godsons win 10-3.

B:Div: Falcons vs Jr.Trops…a barn-burner! Back and forth fun and lead changes. Great passing and play-making. Jr.Tropss eke out a win 8-7.

A:Div: Orleans 93’s vs Flint Tropics…another very good game. The 93’s took advantage early of the late arriving Tropics and never relinquished that lead despite a valiant effort from the Flint crew who came within one before the 93’s got the key goals in the final period. Orleans 93’s win 11-8.

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks…short benches due to freezing rain and illness. So a great run and fun…the Tropics had the guns working as they split their double header. Flint Tropics win 8-4. 

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Raiders…full benches for this highly anticipated match-up. And it was one of the best games in the 9-year history of the the OBBHA between two of the original teams that miraculously were meeting for the first time in history. The game was played with speed and skill. 2-2 after one and 5-4 Buzz kills after the 2nd. In the 3rd it appeared Buzz Kills would win up 8-6 with less than a minute remaining. The Raiders then made it 8-7 with 31-seconds left. Then missed a penalty shot with less than 20-seconds left only to tie it up with 3-seconds remaining. Not done yet however! With 3-seconds left the Buzz Kills had the rush and clanged one right off the cross bar to end this most amazing game! 8-8 tie.

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Blue Ballers…Buzz in game two of their double header vs a very hard running team was going to test them in many ways. One of them was a full out effort with speed from start to finish. Buzz were in a game and they knew it at 4-4 after two. The Blue Ballers even took a 5-4 3rd period lead. Then with about 8-minutes left the Buzz scored to quick goals for a 6-5 lead. Then two more late goals finally tamed the pesky Blue Ballers. Buzz Kills win 8-5.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Dekes of Hazzard…Blue Ballers looked to keep the runners going for the bottom end of their double. The Blue Ballers true to form kept the pace up and the Dekes who started short until the reserves showed up kept with them. 4-4 heading to the 3rd and 5-5 late until the Blue Ballers scored two late one for a big win game 2 of their twin bill. Blue Ballers win 7-5.

Sunday with Struts, February 4 Highlights:

B:Div: Falcons vs A Few Good Men…the Falcons had their offence ready for the Super Bowl. A Few Good Men struggled with their defensive coverage. So this told the story of the final score. Falcons win 9-2.

B:Div: Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat…Caged Heat held the advantage through the period breaks at 2-1 and 5-3. Fast-forward to late in the game tied at 5-5….Blue Eagle scored with just under two minutes left, then Caged Heat tied it up 6-6 with under a minute left on a penalty shot. Finally with 7-seconds left after a couple of end to end chances the Blue Eagles scored the winner with 7-seconds remaining. Blue Eagles win 7-6.

B:Div: Jr. Trops vs Godsons…Godsons were up 4-1 after one then 5-3 heading into the 3rd. The Trops kept fighting back and closed to within 6-5 and came on to try and tie it and they did! With only 2-seconds left!! 6-6 tie.

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Dekes of Hazzard…first of two for the Dekes and they stayed close at 2-2 and only down 5-3 at the two breaks. They tired in the 3rd and the Toprics pulled away. Flint Tropics win 10-6.

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Raiders…again the Dekes started out well with strong ball movement only down 2-1 at the end of one. But the noticeably ran out of gas. Raiders win 13-4.

A:Div: Orleans 93’s vs Blue Ballers…a great game. Blue Ballers surprised the 93’s at 2-2 and then with the lead 5-4 after two very quick paced periods. The 93’s were able to get the key goals early in the 3rd and then get some insurance markers as the period wore on, but they had to work for everything they got! Orleans 93’s win 11-5.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Buzz Kills…The Ducks lay an egg. Buzz Kills win 5-0.

Sunday with Struts, January 28 Highlights:

A:Div: Orleans 93’s vs Dekes of Hazzard…first of 2 for the 93’s and they were ready vs the short-benched Dekes. The Dekes were in deep into the 2nd down only 4-3 but ran out of steam. Orleans 93’s win 12-3.

A:Div: Buzz Kills vs Orleans 93’s…93’s were in this one right to the end as they certainly tired as the game neared its end. Buzz Kills had to work extremely hard for everything they got and finally pulled away late in the game. Buzz Kills win 6-3.

B:Div: Caged Heat vs Falcons…the birds were up 3-0 after one period but the Heat turned it on to close within 4-3 after two. At 6-4 Falcons late they scored 2 to make it official. Falcons win 8-4.

B:Div: Godsons vs A Few Good Men…solid effort from both teams. 2-0 Godsons after one and they extended the lead by a 5-2 count heading into the 3rd. AFGM made a push in the final stages of the game but came up short as the Godsons passed the ball very well for long stretches of ball control to wind the clock down to victory. Godsons win 6-4.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Flint Tropics…the Flint version of the Tropics were on an all out offensive blitz from the outset and took over the game early vs a spare laden Blue Ballers. Flint tropics win 14-5.

B:Div: Jr. Trops vs Blue Eagles…the Blue Eagles family rallied around their heavy-hearted and under the weather goaltender Shawn Pilon right from the start vs a talented offensive team in the Jr. Trops. The Blue Eagles played great defence keeping the Trops to the perimeter for the most part for a 3-0 1st period lead. It took the Trops until the mid-way point of the game to finally score to make it 3-1 and by the end of the 2nd it was 3-3. The Blue Eagles had a very short bench and as much as they gutted it out they ran out of gas as the Trops came on hard and strong. Kudos to Pilon and the boys making it such a great game! Jr. Trops win 7-5.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…a high scoring match. Both teams have offence to spare to be sure! Bad bounces and tough luck hurt then Ducks but the Raiders mad their own luck too. Raiders win 13-8.

Sunday with Struts, January 21 Highlights:

B:Div: Godsons vs Falcons…the Godsons continued their strong play in 2018 with a solid performance from the net out. The Falcons gave it their all but could not come up with enough offence. In fact there were no goals in the 3rd period as the Godsons smartly protected a 3-goal lead with great defensive play. Godsons win 6-3.

B:Div: Jr. Trops vs Caged Heat…Caged Heat potted some goals in this and made some great offensive plays to create great chances. The Trops had to use a counter-attack to keep up. At 3-3 in the 3rd the Trops score two for a 5-3 lead and the Heat closed to within one and came on strong to tie but could not get that last one to go in. Jr. Trops win 5-4.

A:Div: Raiders vs Flint Tropics…a wild great match. the Raiders went up 4- early and threatened to blow it out, but as usual the Flint boys rallied with goals and kept this game in doubt right to the final whistle. Raiders win 9-8.

A:Div: Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93’s…1-1 after one but then the 93’s stormed out for good in the 2nd period followed by a dominating 3rd. Orleans 93’s win 13-4.

A:Div: Blue Ballers vs Wounded Ducks…the Ducks in the 2nd game of their double header were far better! The Blue Ballers came with their patented hustling running game that tested the Ducks lungs in their 2nd game. Not much difference as the period breaks were 3-3, 4-4 and finally a 5-5 tie.

B:Div: A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles…another great game. The Blue Eagles owned the first period but it ended 1-1 as Melanie Simard was outstanding in the A Few Good Men yet again! Fast forward to a late 6-4 lead for the Blue Eagles and then two quick goals from AFGM to tie it up 6-6 followed by a dramatic wrap around winner from the Blue Eagles. Blue Eagles win 7-6.

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Buzz Kills…the Dekes jumped out a lightning quick 2-0 lead only to find themselves down 6-3 after the opening period. The Dekes kept up the effort level and kept on getting close but the Buzz Kills had the offence clicking just a step or two ahead. Buzz Kills win 9-7. 

Sunday OBBHA Teams……Another great season is  underway, 

This season we have a couple of new initiatives to stimulate some positive vibes with the OBBHA.

  1. Stats

Team captains or designated statistician will have the option to keep track of team stats. HOW? see below.

After each game:

1-On the home page under  STATISTICS / WINTER 2018 on the bottom left click on your respective league/division statistic link

2-Input team Roster in your respective “Team Sheet/Label"  You only need to enter the player once. Keep adding the players as they show up (max 20 per team)

3-Input number of goals and assists by each player on a game per game basis

  1. OBBHA Weekly Hockey Pool

Hockey experts, we got something for you!

In an attempt to create a buzz and raise funds to enable underprivileged 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

-20$ to join / pay John directly or send money transfer to “[email protected]

-Submit your weekly picks before the deadline (5 minutes before first scheduled game on Saturday)

-Pick the winner / 1 point per game 

-Tie breaker is “TOTAL GOALS of CBC Featured game of the week (Saturday 7pm) 

-1 winner / per week (Most points)

-Join anytime

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

  1. Live Streams and game archives

 All your games are available on the following link

OBBHA LIVE STREAM

Please forward to your team members

Bigger, Better and Stronger in 2018, thanks to you guys and your efforts!

See everyone in the New Year for the first game of the Winter Session on Sunday, January 14th.

Sunday with Struts, Opening Day/Night January 14 Highlights:

A:Div: Flint Tropics vs Buzz Kills…Buzz kills moved from Monday night as champions to the iconic Sunday A-Div. The defending champions of Monday were up 5-1 after one period. Then as the senior Tropics are known to do, they scored in bunches and quickly to erase yet another massive deficit (take note federal Liberals). Buzz Kills were up 8-6 after the 2nd period. Then in the 3rd the Trops completed the comeback at 9-9 and the popped in a late winner. Flint tropics win 10-9.

B:Div: A Few Good Men vs Jr.Trops…AFGM mad a huge late midnight signing of a top goaltender in the name of Melanie Simard. And she delivered a solid performance vs the very talented Jr. Trops. AFGM held a 4-3 lead the first break but were down 5-4 after the 2nd period. The game was close at 7-6 as Sashnokov of Saturday’s All Mesh had closed the gap, but the Trops jumped on some late pinching the AFGM had to do to try and tie it up and tallied twice to put it away. Jr. Trops win 9-6.

B:Div: Blue Eagles vs Falcons…Pilon vs Jolivet. The goalies who are decorated with the Tommy Raftis award. The went head to head and in the end there was nothing to choose from appropriately. 7-7 tie.

A:Div: Dekes of Hazzard vs Wounded Ducks…the score does not indicate the kind of game this was. The Ducks unveiled their new secret weapon who is goaltender Usaamah Gill. He was the factor that held the Dekes at bay early and enabled the Ducks offence to play with supreme confidence. By games end the Dekes were just shaking their heads as great chance after chance was foiled by this impressive force in the nets. Wounded Ducks win 10-3.

B:Div: Caged Heat vs Godsons…the Godsons capitalized on enough chances early for a confidence building 2-0 lead after one period. And 4-0 after two periods. Paul Trudeau in the Caged Heat net was the first star and after that it was Godsons goalie Terry Cleroux for the rare OBBHA shut-out. Godsons win 5-0.

A:Div:   Raiders vs Orleans 93’s…Raiders were first up for the double header in the A-Div each team will do twice prior to the play-offs. The Raiders came out flying for a 4-0 lead after one period. This ended up being all Raiders but it was goaltending that made it this way! As Usaamah Gill did earlier for the Ducks, Aneel Nauth for the Raiders in his debut simply shut down the 93’s and had the frustrated as he turned away opportunity after opportunity. Raiders win 9-2.

A:Div: Raiders vs Blue Ballers…last time these two met it was a wild 17-17 tie. The Raiders were warm and on their game right away for their 2nd game of the double header, so were very quick out of the gate and were up 3-0 in the blink of an eye. And up 5-1 after the first period. Aneel Nauth was again solid and did not give up rebounds nor a softy so the Blue Ballers could not muster up a comeback despite some nice chances. Raiders up 7-1 after two periods. The played a smart 3rd for the win. Raiders win 10-3.

Sunday, Dec 17 Finals and Seeding Matches:

4:00pm = Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles (C-Div 3rd Seed Match)…Caged Hear were up 2-1 after the first period, but the Blue Eagles had a huge 2nd 8-0 for a 9-2 lead. The 3rd the teams traded a goal a piece. Blue Eagles win 10-2 and C-3rd Seed.

5:00pm = A Few Good Men vs Falcons (C-Div Final)…a great Final! So close and well played as the teams were all tied up 3-3 and 4-4 at the period breaks. At 5-5 the Falcons scored the winner with 1:53 remaining. Falcons win 6-5 and the C-Div Championship.

6:00pm = Jr. Trops vs Godsons (B-Div 3rd Seed Match)…Trops jumped to a 3-0 first period lead. The Godsons got back into in the 2nd down only 4-3 heading into the 3rd. A spirited 3rd was played. At 5-5 the last 2-minutes was wild and the Godsons scored to make it 6-5, the Trops tied it then the Godsons won it. Godsons win 7-6 and take the B-Div 3rd Seed. 

7:00pm = Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93’s (A-Div Final)…another great Final! 2-2 after one run. The Ducks scored the only goal of the 2nd for a 3-2 advantage. In the 3rd the teams went all out and it ended 5-5 so we were off to the 5-player shoot-out. The 93’s prevailed 3-2 in the shoot-out as Guy Saumure mad the final save to accentuate the 93’s win. Orleans wins 6-5 in A SHOOT-OUT and the A-Div Championship.

8:00pm = Dekes of Hazzard vs Blue Ballers (B-Div Final)…yet another very good Final. 2-2 and 7-5 for the Dekes at the breaks. In the 3rd the Dekes pulled away late but this was a very hard running game. Dekes of Hazzard win 10-7 and the B-Div Championship.

9:00pm = Raiders vs Flint Tropics (A-Div 3rd Seed Match)…two great teams to close out the season. Xmas season benches but a very high effort level from both sides. Raiders win 12-3 and the 3rd Seed in the A-Div.

Sunday with Struts, December 10 Semi-finals Highlights:

A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles (C-Div semi)…after the first period it was 3-2 for A Few Good Men. No goals in the 2nd and then late in the game A Few Good Men scored an insurance marker and then added an empty netter to eliminate the C-Div top seed from the Finals. A Few Good Men advance to the C-Finals while the Blue Eagles will vie for the 3rd Seed in the C-Div. A Few Good Men win 5-2.

Caged Heat vs Falcons (C-Div semi)…Shawn Pilon obtains the rare and elusive OBBHA shut-out for the Falcons in a back-up role. Falcons will host the A Few Good Men for the C-Final, while the Caged Heat meet up with the Blue Eagles for the 3rd Seed Match in the C-Div. Falcons win 5-0.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Godsons (B-Div semi)…the Godsons never got untracked missing a few key players. The Dekes owned this one from start to finish. Another top seed drops as the Dekes will visit the Blue Ballers for the B-Final. Godsons will host the B-Div 3rd Seed game vs Jr. Trops. Dekes of Hazzard win 11-4.

Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics (A-Div semi)…a classic display of OBBHA hockey. The Ducks had the offence going for 4-2 and 9-3 period break leads. The Trops came on very strong in the 3rd period and won the period 6-3, but it was not enough as they became the 3rd top seed of the night to be defeated! The Wounded Ducks, celebrating the game winner from turn-coat Simon Zimmerman, will visit the Orleans 93’s nest for some quacking in the A-Div Finals, while the A-Div 3rd Seed will feature a crowd-pleaser of the Raiders and Flint Tropics. Wounded Ducks win 12-9.

Jr. Trops vs Blue Ballers (B-Div semi)…nobody was willing to make a wager on the outcome for this one! All out offence from the get go! 9-5 Blue Ballers after one wild period. Then 15-8 after 2 wild ones! The Blue Ballers rolled into the B-Finals, while the Jr. Trops will match up with Godsons for the B-Div 3rd seed game. Blue Ballers win 19-11.

Raiders vs Orleans 93’s (A-Div semi)…a classic rivalry game as the two teams know each other well.  you could say these teams grew up together despite the age gap. Respect for the opponent had both teams utilizing strategy to gain the advantage. The 93’s had spurts of impressive offensive cycle passing that kept the Raiders off balance at times and resulted in enough goals to edge out a win. Two late goals enabled the 93’s to reach the A-Div Finals and the Raiders will play in the 3rd Seed match in the A. Orleans 93’s win 10-8.

Sunday with Struts, December 3 Highlights:

Falcons vs Godsons…Falcons were up 8-3 after 2 periods and then the Godson made a valiant comeback bid but came up a goal short. Falcons win 9-8.

Flint Tropics vs Caged Heat..Flint Tropics secured first place. Flint Tropics win 8-1.

Jr. Trops vs Blue Eagles…Jr. Trops win to be in B-Div play-offs while Blue Eagles become the top C-Div Seed. Jr. Trops win 9-5.

Blue Ballers vs Orleans 93’s…Orleans secures 2nd overall while Blue Ballers stay firmly in the B-Div area. Orleans 93’s win 6-2.

Dekes of Hazzard vs A Few Good Men…Dekes win to edge into the B play-off picture, while the Men will vie for the C Championship. Dekes of Hazzard win 8-4.

Raiders vs Wounded Ducks…classic game that bodes well for the A-Div play-offs! Raiders win 7-4.

Sunday with Struts, November 26 Highlights:

Godsons vs Orleans 93’s…the Godsons somehow are flirting with an A-div appearance for the play-offs, but a reality check tonight almost secures a B-Div slot. Orleans 93’s win 13-4.

Caged Heat vs Raiders…the favoured Raiders worked on their form for the future play-offs as Caged Heat worked on their own coverages. Raiders win 14-5.

Caged Heat vs Wounded Ducks…a must win for the Ducks to find a nest in the A-Div. They looked after business in the first period up 6-1. And made sure they did not get into any bad habits for their 2nd game of their double header. Wounded Ducks win 13-3.

Wounded Ducks vs Dekes of Hazzard…yet another important step for the Ducks to actually secure an A-Div spot as a tie would do it. Game 2 would be a stiff test. The Dekes in the first period looked good up 3-1. The Ducks closed to 4-3 after two and the held a 5-4 late as the Dekes pulled the goalie and tied it all up 5-5 with 2-seconds left. Quacking is forecast for the A-Div play-offs. The Dekes last second heroics may be the reason they sneak into the B-Div play-offs.  5-5 tie.

Blue Eagles vs Blue Ballers…a potential B-Div final preview. The Blue Ballers were up 3-1 after the first break. They won the 2nd 4-2 for a 7-3 lead and in the 3rd continued some fine sniping for the convincing win. Blue Ballers win 10-4.

Falcons vs Flint Tropics…a sprited affair with some fine offensive plays from talented players. 4-1 Flint Tropics after one and 8-4 after two. The Trops continued their good play in the 3rd. Flint Tropics win 13-5.

A Few Good Men vs Jr.Trops…the night-cap while the snow accumulated and the Grey Cup was winding down. The Jr. Trops had more jump and it showed in the 1st with a 4-1 lead. The powered through the 2nd for a lead of 7-2, but before the end of the 2nd A Few Good Men turned on the Twilight Show and roared back to close it to 7-6. Then they scored two early in the 3rd to take an 8-7 lead! Then more wild momentum swings until finally the Jr. Trops prevailed and this win may be key to edging into the B-playoffs. Jr. Trops win 12-10.

Sunday with Struts, November 19 Highlights:

A Few Good Men vs Raiders…Melanie Simard from our OBBHA Women’s leagues made her debut in the men’s league in the net for A Few Good Men. She wowed!! the crowd with her athletic style facing 77 shots from the defending champion Raiders. She kept her team in it and made many superlative saves, but the Raiders are the top team until proven otherwise. Raiders win 11-4.

Falcons vs A Few Good Men…Melanie Simard faced 56 shots in this one the bottom of her double header with A Few Good Men and almost pulled off an upset! The Falcons were up 2-1 after one period and the there were no goals in the middle period. The Falcons won the 3rd 2-1 and the game, but Melanie Simard was the 1st star of the day! Falcons win 4-2.

Orleans 93’s vs Falcons…Falcons were tired for their 2nd game and were down 5-1 after the first period but came back with a solid 2nd down 7-2. The 93’s played a smart 3rd for the two points. Orleans 93’s win 11-2.

Caged Heat vs Godsons…Caged Heat was up 3-2 after one period. Godsons came alive in the 2nd for a 6-4 lead and scored a huge goal in the 3rd to make it 7-4. The Godsons had to give it everything they had to protect the lead as Caged Heat came on strong. Godsons win 7-4.

Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics…the crowd at the French Palace was jumping as these teams met in a well anticipated match-up. The Trops showed who was boss early with a massive domination in the 1st period 7-1. From there the Ducks worked hard but could not get their passing game in gear, but did close the gap a bit. Flint Tropics win 12-8.

Blue Ballers vs Jr. Trops…another wild crazy offensive game involving the Blue Ballers. The Blue Ballers were on fire in the 1st with a 7-2 lead then a 12-4 2nd period lead. The Trops gave a solid push in the 3rd winning then frame 7-4. Blue Ballers win 16-11.

Blue Eagles vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Blue Eagles were up 4-1 after one period but found the Dekes had tied it by late in the 2nd. The Blue Eagles scored a big momentum stopping goal late in the period for a 5-4 lead. The Blues Eagles goalie rumoured to be now full time between their pipes Shawn Pilon play a key role in securing the win, but the Blue Eagles offence showed up in the 3rd too! Blue Eagles win 9-5. 

Sunday with Struts, November 12 Highlights:

Caged Heat vs Orleans 93’s…all ball control! The 93’s gave a nice lesson on it. Caged Heat had the bench strength advantage but did not use it as they chased the game. Orleans 93’s win 9-5.

A Few Good Men vs Godsons…Godsons used the ball control strategy to its fullest use as well. AFGM seemed to have spurts of passing but could not sustain it to gain significant control for any length of time. Godsons win 9-2.

Godsons vs Blue Eagles…Godsons in game two of their double header came out on fire for a 6-2 first period lead. The Blue Eagles offence came alive in the 2nd period and wild shoot-out evolved that had the Godsons up 9-7 heading into the final 18-minute period. The Blue Eagles came so close to tying it but the Godsons won a nail-biter. Godsons win 13-12.

Blue Eagles vs Flint Tropics…Blue Eagles had little gas in the tank but gave it as much as they could in the back-end of their double header. The Tropics had a nice chemistry going and cruised to the two points. Flint tropics win 10-3.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Jr. Trops…this was a treat to behold. The two teams moved the ball and great pace to boot made it a compelling game for the French Palace faithful.7-7 tie.

Wounded Ducks vs Falcons…the expectation was for the Ducks to win. But the Falcons match up well with the Ducks because their style of game is exactly the same. Another wonderful game to watch…can’t wait for these kind of games to be live streamed! Ducks were up 4-3 and 8-7 at the period breaks. The Falcons tied it up 10-10 in the 3rd before the Ducks made it 11-10 with 6-minutes remaining. And the Ducks held onto that lead to eke out that big win! Wounded Ducks win 11-10.

Raiders vs Blue Ballers…the night-cap was between two hard running teams. The Raiders with championships under their belt resulting from their hard working style vs the new team that incorporates a similar game as well. 5-5 after one period as this was game on from the opening whistle. The offences were on and the goalies were trembling! More goals and there even could have been more as the 2nd period ended 12-10 for the Blue Ballers as they looked for the huge upset. The the craziness stepped up…more goals and lead changes. The record for most goals total in one game in the French Palace is 39 (a 20-19 final)…and this one ended with a total of 34. 17-17 tie.

Sunday with Struts, November 5 Highlights:

Wounded Ducks vs A Few Good Men…the Ducks used their patented passing and ball control strategy to its fullest. In the 3rd A Few Good Men began to utilize it for some success to bring the score closer. Wounded Ducks win 13-6.

Orleans 93’s vs Raiders…very good game here. 3-2 Raiders after one and then 6-5 Raiders after two periods. The 3rd period there were no goals as the teams played at a torrid pace and the goaltending was phenomonal. Raiders win 6-5.

Jr. Trops vs Godsons…Godsons implemented their break-out strategy with success for 4-2 and 7-3 leads at the breaks. The Godsons closed it out with a well earned 3rd period win. Godsons win 11-4.

Flint Tropics vs Dekes of Hazzard…great entertainment as both teams made great passing plays. 4-1 Trops after one period and then the Dekes were within 5-3 after two. The Trops had the snipers working in the 3rd while the Dekes were robbed on many of their quality chances, Flint Tropics win 9-4.

Flint Tropics vs Blue Ballers…Back end of the double-header for Flint Tropics. A spirited affair as both teams brought tons of speed to the game. The Trops seemed to have the slight edge on ball control during segments of the game and this developed a few more scoring chances. A 2-1 lead after one period morphed into a 9-5 lead in the 2nd period for Flint Tropics. And they closed it out in fine form in the 3rd with passing the differential. Flint Tropics win 13-6.

Falcons vs Blue Ballers…Game 2 for the Blue Ballers after a big run the game before! a low scoring game as both teams played a good defensive coverage game. 0-0 opening period. In the middle frame the Ballers had some ball luck and tenacity for lead moving into the 3rd at 7-2…not bad for effort level on the back end of the double-header! could they sustain it in the 3rd? In the 3rd the Falcons came alive but gave up some goals too due to their push for more offence. Blue Ballers win 11-7.

Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles…the night-cap was expected to be a close match. It was in terms of play, but the Blue Eagles bulged the twine a bit more for 3-0 and 6-2 leads at the breaks before putting it away in the 3rd with some good team defence at the end of the game as Caged Heat came on. Blue Eagles win 7-5. 

Sunday with Struts, October 29 Highlights:

Godsons vs Raiders…the Raiders came out hard and caught the Godsons flat footed for a very quick 3-0 lead. The Godsons woke up and the opening period ended 6-3 Raiders. The Godsons struggled at times, looked impressive at times and were not rewarded with goals at times when it seemed inevitable they would score. The Raiders were more consistent and this carried the day. Raiders win 15-6.

Caged Heat vs Jr. Trops…lot’s of end to end action in the 1st period that left Caged Heat up 4-3. Not much to choose from in the 2nd as it ended 5-5.Caged Heat had the offence going for two more the Trops doubled that as they were sniping. Jr. Trops win 9-7.

Orleans 93’s vs Flint Tropics…top end of the double header for the 93’s. Both teams played a very skilled game that was completely fun to watch. The Flints were up 4-1 after one but the 93’s closed it to 6-5 by the end of the 2nd and then tied it up 6-6 early in the 3rd. The teams were all paired up at 8-8 until a late marker from the 93’s was the deciding factor in this compelling match. Orleans 93’s win 9-8.

Orleans 93’s vs Dekes of Hazzard…bottom end of the double header for the 93’s and the Dekes were up next for their double header. The two teams played a very well structured game which resulted a tight game for goals let alone shots. Dekes eked out a 2-1 first period advantage. 3-3 after two and you would have thought the 93’s would have wilted a bit in the 3rd but they stepped it up to win the period 3-0 and the game. Orleans 93’s win 6-3.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Falcons…Dekes were up for the 2nd game for their double header. The Falcons played a similar styled ball control game with good defensive coverage. The Dekes seemed like they had no gas from the outset. The Falcons were in front early and often 5-1 and never looked back. The Dekes still tried but the legs just were not there. Falcons win 11-4. 

A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles…the first two periods were awesome. Very even game and goalies were hot. Stefan Marquis and Shawn Pilon. A Few Good Men held precarious leads at the breaks of 3-2 and 5-4. And in the 3rd the teams traded goals that kept the one goal lead for a resilient Few. A Few Good Men win 6-5.

Wounded Ducks vs Blue Ballers…quite a match-up on paper so there were expectations for a great game to take place. The Blue Ballers ere full value for period break leads of 3-2 and 4-2 as only one goal was scored in the 2nd. In the 3rd the Blue Ballers went up 4-2. Then the Ducks started to find a sniper in the name of Andrew Dubroy. They threaded passes to him to the tune of 5-goals as the Ballers had no answer to the coverage nor the stop. Wounded Ducks quack one out 6-5.

Sunday with Struts, October 22 Highlights:

Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks…a tale of two games for the Vegas hang-over fans. The first period ended 6-5 for the Ducks and looked like the shoot-out at the French Palace was on. Then in the 93’s net Terry Cleroux shut the door down and the Ducks never quacked again. There were no goals in the 2nd period. Early in the 3rd the 93’s tied it up 6-6. In the last two minutes the 93’s scored the winner on a penalty shot and added another shortly after for the well earned victory. Orleans 93’s win 8-6.

A Few Good Men vs Caged Heat…a close and tight checking game as predicted. 0-0 after one period and Caged heat had a 2-1 heading into the final period. The short bench hurt the few men that were there…so Caged Heat pulled away. Caged Heat win 6-2.

Blue Eagles vs Falcons…the Falcons looked confident with their ball control up 4-2 after one period. In the 2nd the 2nd effort from the Blue Eagles gave them a hard earned 9-6 end of 2 periods lead. in the 3rd it was end to end excitement and the Blue Eagles were able to hang on. Blue Eagles win 11-9.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Raiders…the Raiders came out prepared for their double header with a big bench. But the Dekes caught the Raiders off guard with a spirited start and 5-2 lead. The teams tied the 2nd 3-3 which kept the Dekes 3 goal lead at 8-5 heading into the 3rd. The Raiders gave it a huge push in the final period and closed to within one at a 9-8 deficit, but the Dekes got a fluke goal and an empty netter for a very big win. Dekes of Hazzard win 11-8.

Raiders vs Jr. Trops…back-end of the double header for the Raiders and they came out strong and ready and caught the Jr. Trops flat-footed for a 5-2 first period lead. Then the Trops woke up and it became an even game. The 2nd ended 8-6 for the Raiders. But in the 3rd the team that played their 2nd game in a row had the extra gear and the Raiders pulled away in convincing style despite the all out effort from the Trops. Raiders win 14-7. 

Blue Ballers vs Godsons…from the opening whistle the coverage on both sides of the floor was strong. Ball control would be the deciding factor. The Blue Ballers were up 4-2 at the first period break. Then the Godsons got their game in gear and moved the ball extremely well for an 8-6 lead heading into the 3rd. The work ethic never changed for both teams, but the Blue Ballers were chasing the game a bit more as the Godsons finished off impressively. Godsons win 15-8.

Jr. Trops vs Flint Tropics…the friendship game goes to the Flint side of the Trops rivalry. Flint Tropics 5-0. 

Sunday with Struts, October 15 Highlights:

Flint Tropics vs Godsons…it was all Trops in the 1st period for a 4-0 lead. Then the Godsons morphed into a formidable foe. The closed it to 5-3. In the 3rd down 7-5 the Godsons completed the hard-working comeback. 7-7 tie.

Jr. Trops vs Wounded Ducks…a CFL game broke out. Through no fault of the goalies the snipers and play makers were on fire! Ducks were up 6-5 and 11-9 at the period breaks in this whacky game. The passing was nice to watch and the Ducks were just a little bit better at it. Wounded Ducks win 14-11.

Blue Eagles vs Orleans 93’s…another high scoring game. It started out innocently enough as the 93’s held a 3-2 first period lead. The 93’s were up 8-6 after two. In the 3rd the Blue Eagles exploded for 6 goals to edge out the 93’s. Blue Eagles win 12-10.

Blue Ballers vs A Few Good Men…the new boys in town are still scoring at high rates. A Few Good Men tried matching their totals but came up short. Blue Ballers scored the most on this night by one edging out the Ducks. Blue Ballers win 15-7.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Caged Heat…The Dekes were ready for this one and came out flying for a 4-1 first period break lead. Caged Heat stayed with them in the 2nd as it ended 8-4 Dekes, but in the final period the Dekes stormed away 5-0. Dekes of Hazzard win 13-4.

Raiders vs Falcons…the Raiders looked at their best. Not that the Falcons played poorly, they actually moved the ball well at times, but the Raiders were just on their game to the fullest as they took a 3-0 first period lead. The Falcons tied the 2nd 4-4 to be down 7-4after two periods. A flurry of goals in the 3rd and the Raiders kept their lead. Raiders win 14-5.

Sunday with Struts, October 1 Highlights:

A Few Good Men vs Orleans 93’s…a great first period ended 1-1. The 93’s took over the 2nd on the back of some penalty shots and some good ball movement. The extended the lead in the 3rd too. Orleans 93’s win 10-4.

Blue Eagles vs Wounded Ducks…Blue Eagles were short birds in the nest and could not keep up to the flight of the Ducks who were 4-1 after one and the cruized at 30,000ft the rest of the way. Wounded Ducks win 11-2. 

Godsons vs Dekes of Hazzard…both teams had all the boys out for this one and an awesome game followed. 1-0 Godsons after one period set the table for the 2nd. 3-2 after two for the Godsons who played very well but one must mention Terry Cleroux in the Godsons net who was simply stellar! Godsons win 5-3.

Raiders vs Flint Tropics…Raiders were right there only down 4-3 in the 2nd, but a flurry of goals in the 2nd had the Flints up 10-4 and they were comfortable from there. Flint Tropics win 13-8.

Jr. Trops vs Falcons….just a wild one! So much end to end play! Very fun game! Even with all the goals the goalies made tons of saves. 2-2 and 7-7 period break scores. Finally in the end the Jr. Trops popped in one more even though the Falcons tried valiantly to tie it up. Jr. Trops win 12-11.

Blue Ballers vs Caged Heat…the young legs were the stars and the difference in the night-cap. Caged Heat were in it in the first period onkly down 3-0 and never ever quit as per usual. Blue Ballers win 13-2.

FIRST GAME FOR THE 2017 SUNDAY WITH STRUTS FALL SESSION SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 24

After Super Hot Saturday’s opening day we follow it up with scorcher Sunday!

Orleans 93’s vs Jr. Trops…the Juniors were on their game in the first for a 3-2 lead. The Spring defending champs came alive in the 2nd for a 9-6 lead and cruized from there as the heat increased in the French Palace. Orleans 93’s win 12-6.

Flint Tropics vs A Few Good Men…AFGM were too short benched for the heat and the length of the game. Flint Tropics win 10-5.

Godsons vs Wounded Ducks….a very different looking Ducks team wanted to see how they would fare in their first game. The Ducks seem just fine thank-you very much. The Godsons were short a few key players so some Part II Godsons from Tuesday gave the Sunday circuit a whirl. The Ducks were on another level for this one. Wounded Ducks win 13-3

Falcons vs Caged Heat…old rivals renewed the friendship.Tight first with only one goal by the Falcons. They increased it to 6-1 by the end of the 2nd. The heat ended up beating the Heat in the 3rd as the french Palace caged the heat generated by the two teams. Falcons win 11-2.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Blue Ballers….the Blue Ballers were a question mark. So everyone was eager to see how this team looked. The Dekes were up 3-1 after the first period break but you could see the Blue Ballers adapting quickly to the game with some fine talent to boot! Only down 3-2 after the 2nd they tied it up 3-3 early in the 3rd period.At 4-4 late in the game both teams were exhausted but gave it their all to go for a win. In the end they were all fit to be tied. 4-4.

Raiders vs Blue Eagles…play-off hockey on opening night! Last Winters A-Div Champs the Raiders vs a many time B-Div Champion Blue Eagles. Nice to see these two meet. Stefan Marquis in the Blue Eagles net making his debut with this team and won their hearts with an amazing performance! 1-1 after one period, 3-1 Raiders after two periods. The Raiders stretched it out to 5-1 in the 3rd before the Blue Eagles put a scare into them at 5-4…but a late goal put it away for the Raiders. Raiders win 6-4.

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Super Winter Session everyone! See some of you this Wednesday for the start of the Short Spring Session! And See you all back in the Fall…tons of exciting stuff will be announced over the summer! Get ready!

Sunday with Struts, April 30 (A-Div Revolver Game #3…B-Div Revolver Game #3 )

Falcons vs A Few Good Men (B-Div 5th Seed Match): All Falcons here for the 5th Seed. Falcons win 16-3.

Caged Heat vs Jr. Tops (B-Div 3rd Seed Match): Caged Heat had the edge all night and they win the 3rd Seed. Caged Heat win 8-6.

Wounded Ducks vs Godsons (A-Div 3rd Seed Match): The Wounded Duck unveiled their new jerseys and they inspired the team on to win the 3rd Seed! Wounded Duck win 10-3.

Blue Eagles vs Suh Dudes (B-Div Finals): The Blue Eagles have been to many a championship game and they showed it early and often by building a 5-2 first period lead and extending it to 6-2 early in the 2nd. But then the new kids on the block came to life and got over their early game jitters. The Suh Dudes began to develop their patented cross passing and roared back to tie the game 7-7 by the end of the second. The 3rd was extremely exciting. The Blue Eagles had quite a few penalty shots called against them but their goalie stopped all but one. This gave Suh Dudes some momentum but the Blue Eagles were equal to the task and the game had the fans in the French Palace on the edge of their seats. Suh Dudes ended up taking this game by a goal but many a fan said ball hockey won this one as this was a tremendous final to watch. Congrats to the Suh Dudes for winning the B-Div Winer Championship! Suh Dudes win 9-8.

Flint Tropics vs Raiders (A-Div Finals): Not to be outdone by the previous hours excitement, the A-Div final matched it as well! Flint Tropics held period break leads of 2-1 and 5-3. However the Raiders scored 5 straight in the 3rd period for an 8-5 lead. Game over right? No way! In the final minutes the Tropics scored to close within one and pulled the goalie for the extra attacker and go for the equalizer. The Tropics had a couple of chances but just missed out on sending the game to shoot-out. Breathless finish to a fine final. Congrats to the Raiders for winning the A-Div Final! Raiders win 8-7.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Orleans 93’s (A-Div 5th Seed Match): A very good game that could have gone either way. In the end the 93’s need an empty netter to take the 5th Seed. Orleans 93’s win 6-4.

Wednesday, April 26 B-Div (Revolver Game #2)

Jr. Trops vs Falcons  (Seeding Match)…all about the goalie here. A goalie battle between Al Jolivet in the Falcons net  vs Terry Cleroux in the Trops net. 2-1 Trops after on and 2-2 after two solid efforts. In the 3rd it was 4-4 very quickly and then nothing until late in the 3rd David Labelle netted the winner for the Trops. The Trops will go for the 3rd Seed this Sunday while the Falcons will go for 5th. Jr. Trops win 5-4.

Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles (semi-final)…this game was all about the first period. The Eagles came out flying and Caged Heat were not prepared for a game of this magnitude. 6-0 Eagles. In the 2nd Caged Heat deserved to win the period but posts, great saves and plain unlucky bounces gave them no goals while the Blue Eagles tagged on 2 late period goals for an insurmountable 8-0 lead. Blue Eagles will be in Sunday’s Finals while Caged Heat will vie for 3rd. Blue Eagles win 12-2.

A Few Good Men vs Suh Dudes (semi-final)…A Few Good Men were up 2-1 late in the first and were giving Suh Dudes yet another big game. They had given the Dudes their only loss of the session so the French Palace crowd was intrigued at this point. A late 1st period goal for the Dudes tied things up at 2-2. The Dudes were up 5-2 late in the 2nd and the game was very much up for grabs at that moment, but the Dudes scored 2 goals in the last minute to take a 7-2 lead into the 3rd. A Few Good Men struck for 2-quick ones in the first few minutes of the final period to create some doubt at 7-4, but the Dudes put it away with 3 more of their own to make it into Sunday’s Final. A Few Good Men will go for 5th. Suh Dudes win 10-4.

Sunday with Struts Sunday, April 23 Highlights

B-Div Revolver Game #1

Falcons vs Caged Heat (4vs3)…a defensive game throughout with solid goaltending. 3-1 and 5-2 period break leads for Caged heat. In the 3rd the Caged Heat blanket coverage was too tough for the Falcons to overcome. Caged Heat gains a semi-final birth while the the Falcons will play in the Seeding games. Caged Heat wins 6-4

Blue Eagles vs Suh Dudes (2vs1)…a great game! In the first period the Eagles were up 4-1, but the Dudes roared back to tie 4-4. The Dudes were up 6-5 heading into the final period and with the score 8-8 the Dudes scored the winner with 3-seconds remaining. Both teams head to the semi-finals on Wednesday. Suh Dudes win 9-8.

A Few Good Men vs Jr. Trops (6vs5)…a crazy game. AFGM were up 5-2 after one period and 6-3 after two periods. Then the Jr. Trops came to life in the 3rd and took an 8-7 lead. AFGM tied it up late and an 8-8 tie forced a shoot-out. AFGM won the 5-player shoot-out by round 4 by a 2-0 count. AFGM are in the semi-finals and the Trops will be involved in the Seeding games.  A Few Good Men win 9-8 in a shoot-out.

A-Div Revolver Game #2:

A-Div Game #2…Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s Semi-Final: A tightly played first period left the Trops up 3-2. The Trops took over in the middle frame to move up 8-4. For most of the 3rd the 93’s came on strong to close it to 9-8 but gave up a late goal. Tropics will be in Sundays Final while the 93’s will play in the 5th Seeding Match. Flint Tropics win 10-8.

A-Div Game #2…Dekes of Hazzard vs Wounded Ducks Seeding Match: a slow take off for the Ducks but they climbed high with 2-1 and 5-2 period break leads before reaching their peak with a 5-0 3rd. Ducks will play for the 3rd seed while the Dekes will go for 5th. Wounded Ducks win 10-2.

A-Div Game #2…Godsons vs Raiders Semi-Final: David vs Goliath. But the story held true for the longest time! The Raiders were up 4-2 after one but were down 5-4 after 2 periods. at 5-5 the game was totally up in the air as the teams traded chance after chance. The Raiders scored the winner with about 5-minutes left and added an empty netter. Good on the Godsons for competing so well and almost pulling off the huge upset and they will play in the 3rd seed game. Raiders will go after another title. Raiders win 7-5.

Sunday with Struts Wednesday, April 19 Highlights: 

A-Div Revolver Game #1:

7pm = Orleans 93’s vs Raiders (2vs1)…A game that gave the winner the lower seed for the semi-final. A very good test for each team. The Raiders held 2-1 and 4-3 period breaks leads and won the 3rd period 2-0. Raiders win 6-3.

8pm = Godsons vs Wounded Ducks (6vs5)…Godsons were up 2-1 after one period and 3-2 after two. Then the Wounded Ducks scored two to take a 4-3 lead. The Godsons then tied it up 4-4 very late and then with 5-seconds left they shocked the Ducks with the winner and move to the semi-finals while the Ducks will play in the Seeding Matches to come! Godsons win 5-4.

9pm = Dekes of Hazzard vs Flint Tropics (4vs3)…The Tropics were up 2-1 and 6-3 at the period breaks. The Tropics had the edge in play and in net as Stephane Portelance was brilliant on this night. The Tropics were aided by some posts that kept them in the lead until they finally pulled away late in the game to move into the semi-finals while the Dekes will play in the Seeding Matches. Flint Tropics win 9-5. 

 The 3-game Revolver Play-off Format:

(2vs1, 4vs3, 6vs5….then winner of 6vs5 plays winner of 2vs1 for one semi-final, winner of 4v3 plays loser of 2vs1 for the other semi-final, while loser of 4vs3 plays loser of 6vs5 for consolation match. Finals and 3rd and 5th Seed games close it out.

Sunday with Struts, April 9 Highlights:

B-Div:

Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat…Caged Heat cooked out to a 4-1 lead, but the Eagles scored 2 late in the first and then another 4 straight to take a 7-4 lead into the 3rd. The Blues Eagles won the 3rd 4-2 and leapfrogged over Caged Heat for a very important 2nd spot for the Revolver Play-off Format. Blue Eagles win 10-6. 

Suh Dudes vs A Few Good Men…you just gotta love the game of hockey! The first place team with 0 losses comes up against the last place team with 0 wins and loses! The upset of the year! Tied 2-2 and 5-5 at the breaks. A Few Good Men were up 7-6, traded late goals seconds apart. And Suh Dudes scored just after the buzzer so it was no goal! A Few Good Men win 8-7

Jr. Trops vs Falcons…all offence here. Some great defensive plays as a result of all the offence though. Falcons were up 7-1, but had to hang on in the 3rd as the Trops were in an all out blitz to come back. However the Falcons kept their talons on the lead. Falcons win 11-8.

A-Div:

Godsons vs Flint Tropics…4-4 after two and it ends in a hard running tie. The ball movement was very fun at times. A very appropriate result. 6-6 tie.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Wounded Ducks…the Dekes played their best game of the session by far. The Ducks played their style and were rewarded with a close game for the most part. Near the end the Ducks tired as they tried to push on offence, but the Dekes capitalized at key moments. Dekes of Hazzard win 9-5.

Orleans 93’s vs Raiders…a preview of the 2vs1 play-off revolver game #1. It did not disappoint. A furious pace with goaltending on both sides out of this world at times. The Raiders held 3-2 and 4-3 leads at the breaks. In the 3rd a late Raider goal ended the drama which was very entertaining from the first rush to the last. Raiders win 5-3.

Sunday with Struts, April 2 Highlights:

B-Div:

Suh Dudes vs Falcons…the favourites perhaps took a short Falcons bench too lightly. Add in that Falcons goalie Al Jolivet was simply on fire, the Falcons played a prefect game in front of him for 2-0 and 4-0 period break leads. The Dudes came out surging in the 3rd and by the half-way point had tied it up 4-4 and had momentunm. The Falcons somehow defended the rest of the way and had a few good chances too, but no goals were scored. 4-4 tie.

A Few Good Men vs Caged Heat…a well played tight game with great goaltending. 1-1 after one and Caged Heat were up 3-2 after two periods. A Few Good Men tied it up at the mid-point of the 3rd and then it was pure chess match. 3-3 tie.

Blue Eagles vs Jr. Trops…a wild once again between these two. Last time they had a combined 27 goals and they did it again in this one. This one was far tighter! 4-4 after one and the Eagles were up 9-8 after two. Fast forward to the last minute with the Blue Eagles up 13-12 and the Trops tied it up 13-13 with 8-seconds left….but an unsportsmanlike penalty killed the Trops as the Blue Eagles scored on the penalty shot to win the game. Blue Eagles win 14-13.

A-Div:

Raiders vs Wounded Ducks…the French Palace welcomed back Andrew DuBroy back into the Wounded Ducks line-up. The Ducks were so fired up to have him back. If smiles could be sold we would all be billions richer! Meanwhile quite a game ensued! 5-5 after 2-periods. The Ducks were out in front late in the game 9-7 and the Raiders got one with 6-seconds remaining. The DuBroy watch saw him get 2 important assists. Wounded Ducks win 9-8.

Orleans 93’s vs Flint Tropics…another great goalie battle as two teams played a wonderful defensive game mixed with creative plays to generate the offences. Shawn Pilon for the injured Guy and the 93’s vs Dave Labelle pinch hitting for his goalie. 1-0 and 3-1 Flint Tropics at the breaks. The 93’s scored 2 early in the 3rd to tie 3-3 and then potte the winner with 2-minutes left. And an empty netter put it away. Orleans 93’s win 5-3.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Godsons…the Godsons played their best game this session as they had their full line-up fir the first time. The Dekes were up 4-1 early but ended up the first period only up 4-3 and then were down 6-5 after 2 periods. The Godsons were on fire on the offence in the final period including a penalty shot goal from Peter Stromer. Godsons win 11-8.

Sunday with Struts, March 26 Highlights:

B-Div:

Falcons vs A Few Good Men…1-0 A Few Good Men after one period, but the Falcons bounced back for a 3-2 lead after two periods. The Falcons pulled away in the 3rd. Falcons win 8-3.

Caged Heat vs Jr. Trops….the Trops had built a 5-2 lead heading into the final period. Then the Caged Heat staged the comeback and were within 6-5 before adding the tying marker in the late stages of the game. 6-6 tie.

Suh Dudes vs Blue Eagles…the Eagles had a very uncommonly short bench. But these Eagles played the top team extremely well and were only down 6-4 late in the game. The Dudes added a late marker. Suh Dudes win 7-4.

A-Div:

Flint Tropics vs Raiders…the Raiders jumped to an early 3-0 lead and this was the difference. The rest of the way the teams tied 4-4. Raiders win 7-4.

Wounded Ducks vs Godsons….a chess match like game. Very well played. 2-2 after one and the Ducks were up 4-3 after two. There were no goals in a tightly played 3rd until with 13-seconds remaining and with the goalie pulled, somehow Christian Vandersterre was left unmarked and his booming shot tied it all up. 4-4.

Orleans 93’s vs Dekes of Hazzard…the 93’s seemed to have the edge from the start and held 2-1 and 5-3 leads. The Dekes just could not seem to get their offence untracked. Orleans scored some sniper like shots for key goals. Orleans 93’s win 8-5.

Note: No Games Sunday, March 12 and 19 (March Break)…play resumes Saunday, March 26

Sunday with Struts, March 5 Highlights:

B-Div:

Falcons vs Blue Eagles…a wild shoot-out style affair. The boys could score on anything it seemed as the goalies saw lots of shots on both sides. 4-4 after one and the Falcons had a 9-8 lead after two. Finally in the end the Falcons won but not without wild action right the final second. Falcons win 13-11.

A Few Good Men vs Jr. Trops…both teams played well in a fun battle. The Jr. Trops did get the victory but the game could have gone either ways as the goalies were solid. Jr. Trops win 7-5.

Caged Heat vs Suh Dudes…Caged Heat jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. Then with 4-minutes left in the first Suh Dudes got on the board and then got a buzzer beater to tie the first at 2-2. The Caged Heat were playing well, but Suh Dudes played even better winning the 2nd 6-0 and went on from there for the victory. Suh Dudes win 13-3

A-Div:

Wounded Ducks vs Orleans 93’s…2-2 after one period and the two teams were engaged in fine affair. The 93’s were able to create a few more quality chances that they capitalized on. Orleans 93’s win 7-4.

Raiders vs Godsons…simply everything went the Raiders way. Raiders win 11-1.

Flint Tropics vs Dekes of Hazzard…match of the night! Great ball hockey. 2-2 and 4-4 at the period breaks. The Dekes were up 8-6 late as the Flint Tropics never quit and got one with 2-seconds left. Dekes of Hazzard win 8-7.

Sunday with Struts, February 26 Highlights:

B-Div:

Blue Eagles vs A Few Good Men…the Blue Eagle blew out of the nest for big 2-0 and 6-2 period leads. A Few Good Men had a good 3rd period tying it 2-2. Blue Eagles win 12-6.

Jr. Trops vs Suh Dudes…the Dudes had the goaltending in this one as the Trops had their moment but were thwarted at key times of the game. The Dudes had a couple of Dudettes on the team sparing as well. The Dagenais sisters joined their brother Derrick to work the win together. A very proud father (Dave) was on hand to happily put up a dozen goals on the scoreboard. Suh Dudes win 12-6.

Falcons vs Caged Heat…the Falcons met the new and improved Caged Heat. How new is really what is old is new as the same group has been around together a long time but are putting together a team game like no other at the moment. Paul Trudeau worked a flawless shut-out as his boys just kept the momentum going. Caged Heat win 8-0.

A-Div:

Godsons vs Orleans 93’s…the 93’s were expected to win, but the Godsons a few stars short gave them a game! The 93’s had to work very hard for 3-2 and 4-3 period leads. Finally in the 3rd the 93’s held a 7-5 lead but had to hold off a relentless effort from the Godsons. Orleans 93’s win 7-5.

Flint Topics vs Wounded Ducks…one of the games of the night. The Tropics jumped to a 4-1 lead and were up 4-2 after one. In the second the Ducks struck for 4 straight to take a 6-4 lead, but the Tropics score two late to tie it up at 6-6 moving into the 3rd. Somehow the Tropics won that final period 2-1 for a lively one goal win. Flint Tropics win 8-7.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Raiders…the top game of the night on the entertainment meter. The Dekes held 3-2 and 4-3 leads as the Raiders kept pace. The Raiders continued their work ethic until they were up 6-5 in the final seconds. With 9-seconds left on the clock the Dekes tied it up 6-6 with the goalie pulled. But then the Raiders on the next rush won it with only 1-second remaining in the game!! Raiders win 7-6.

Sunday with Struts, February 12 Highlights:

B-Div:

Caged Heat vs Blue Eagles…ok, so officially now the Caged Heat have had a caged offence that is now on the loose! Could the Blue Eagles keep pace after last weeks touchdowns? It was tight for two periods as Caged Heat were up 3-2 and 6-5 at the breaks. But in the final period Caged Heat unleashed their offence yet again for 4 unanswered goals. Caged Heat wins 10-5.

A Few Good Men vs Suh Dudes…the short bench with the Good Men were too few. Suh Dudes were all over it like a bad snow-storm. Suh Dudes win 13-1.

Falcons vs Jr. Trops…a very fun romp for these two teams. The Falcons looked like they were on their way to two points with a 5-2 first period lead. But then Trops scored the only two goals in the 2nd to close to 5-4. In the 3rd the team traded end to end rushes and in the end it was an even outcome as the Jr. Trops down 7-6 tied it up with about 5-minutes left. 7-7 tie.

A-Div:

Raiders vs Orleans 93’s…Orleans 93’s had the sharp shooters firing and a nice passing game to compliment them. The Raiders worked as hard as ever but were a horse or two short to keep up with the 93’s full bench. 5-2 and 9-6 period break leads for the 93’s kept it interesting, but in the final period the 93’s were simply too on their game for the Raiders to make any comeback bid. Orleans 93’s win 13-8.

Flint Tropics vs Godsons…the Godsons kept in this game and the feeling was they were going to break out into a wild scoring spree, but the Flint Tropics kept a lead from the very beginning. 3-2 for the Senior Tropics after one grew substantially in the second to a commanding 7-3 lead heading home. A very spirited 3rd had the teams tie 4-4. Flint Tropics win 11-7.

Wounded Ducks vs Dekes of Hazzard…save the best for last. This was a very well played game that was quick paced and very fun to watch. The Ducks were up 3-2 and 6-4 after each period. In the 3rd the Ducks won the period 3-1. The Dekes played well and created offfence from the defence that was a treat to watch and they score a couple of amazing quick pass and shoot goals, but the Ducks probably played their best game since last Spring. Wounded Ducks win 9-5.

Sunday with Struts, February 5 Highlights:

B-Div:

Falcons vs Suh Dudes…the Dudes seemed to just a step ahead of the Falcons from the outset. The Dudes work ethic was non-stop and the Falcons matched it, but the Dudes held break leads of 3-2 and 6-3. The Falcons could not keep up in the 3rd despite a big bench to work with. Suh Dudes win 11-4.

Jr. Trops vs Blue Eagles…it is well known the OBBHA is a CFL fan and not the “No Fun League" booster. So this game was the football score of the day. Actually it brought back memories of the Blue Gym for the Blue Eagles as they exploded for 18 goals in the French Palace in this one. The Jr. Trops can score but their defensive coverage need work. Blue Eagles win 18-9.

Caged Heat vs A Few Good Men…suddenly Caged Heat is an offensive juggernaut! This week they matched last weeks big outburst. A Few Good Men were in it only down 7-4 after two periods but could not get anymore past Paul Trudeau in the Caged Heat net as he conveniently shut the door. Caged Heat win 9-4.

A-Div:

Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…the first period was a quick paced match. The Raiders jumped to a 2-0 lead, but the Ducks responded to tie it 2-2 after one period. The Raiders scored the only 3-goals of the middle period for a 5-2 lead. The 3rd was almost even but the Raiders had just enough or more of the offensive push. Raiders win 7-3.

Flint Tropics vs Orleans 93’s…game of the night. Fit to be tied. Both teams gave it their all and it was well received by the fans in attendance. 3-3 after one and 5-5 after two. Finally with the 93’s up 7-6, the Tropics tied the game with less than a minute left in the game. The 93’s had the final push to score but could not get the winner. 7-7 tie

Godsons vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Godsons were missing some stars but played two very good periods. They were only down 3-2 and 5-3 at the breaks. But the Dekes had the ball more and this finally paid off in the final period. Dekes of Hazzard win 10-4.

Sunday with Struts, January 29 Highlights:

B-Div:

A Few Good Men vs Falcons…the Falcons came with a full bench and showed off their passing and skill game. A Few Good Men were full of lots of a good men and were in this one until late. They were down 7-5 and had a few chances before the Falcons scored 3 late to put it away. Falcons win 10-5

Jr. Trops vs Caged Heat…this one goes down as a surprise and an upset. The Trops had looked good so far and they still had a good game for this one but Caged Heat released from their inner-cage a very team like effort that had everyone on the same page. Their defensive coverage was tight and consistent, while their offence was creative and quick to retreat to great defense as soon as there was a turn-over on their own part. Paul Trudeau was also solid and gave up no rebounds all game. Caged Heat win 9-3.

Blue Eagles vs Suh Dudes…a very interesting match between two hard running teams that are still searching for their passing/ball control games. Suh Dudes were up 5-3 and 6-4 at the period breaks as the Blue Eagles were circling the net well and keeping close. But in the 3rd the Dudes kept up a furious pace and took over the game. Suh Dudes win 9-5.

A-Div:

Raiders vs Flint Tropics…It appeared the Tropics had the Raiders number as they held period leads of 4-1 and 7-4. At 10-6 in the 3rd it looked to be over. But the dramatics were just about to begin. The Raiders stormed back to tie 10-10. Then with 90-seconds left the Trops took an 11-10 lead only to have the Raiders tie it almost immediately. Then with the teams trading glorious chances at either end, the Raiders were called on a penalty that cost a scoring chance so with 6-seconds left the penalty shot was called. Mike Labelle answered the bell and put the game away with a nifty move. Flint Tropics win 12-11.

Godsons vs Wounded Ducks….the Godsons played one of their best team games ever. This team is just improving game to game. The Ducks played their usual solid game and had their hands full with the Godsons new team game. The Godsons held 1-0 and 2-0 leads at the breaks and then took a 3-0 lead in the final period. It looked like their would be no quacking on this night, but with with 9-minutes, 5-minutes and 4-minutes remaining the Quacks rained down on the French Palace fans ears. The teams went right down to the final whistle with a breathless end to a fine match. 3-3

Dekes of Hazzard vs Orleans 93’s…the teams were close for the first as the 93’s were up 3-2 and then increased it to 6-3 by the end of the second. The 93’s just had enough edge in the play to coast to complete game victory. Orleans 93’s win 7-3. 

Sunday with Struts, January 22 Highlights:

B-Div:

Blue Eagles vs Falcons…we guess the football team of the same name broke a few hearts and kept a few Falcons away. The short bench killed the birds in red. Blue Eagles soar for a 13-4 win.

Suh Dudes vs Caged Heat…we have been watching the Dudes play for a few sessions now, but never have they played like they have this past week! Last Tuesday and tonight they moved the ball in an impressive fashion. Its not that Caged heat did not play well, they played a very good game with plenty of scoring chances of their own. Suh dudes were just very good in a new way….team play. Suh Dudes win 8-3.

Jr. Trops vs A Few Good Men…this one was in doubt for 2 periods as A Few Good Men stayed within striking distance. Jr.trops were up at the breaks 3-2 and 7-5. In the 3rd the Trops pulled away. Jr. Trops win 12-6. 

A-Div:

Godsons vs Raiders…the Godsons were missing a key star so they went with a team game plan that kept them in the game for the first period only down 5-4. The Raiders won the 2nd period 3-0 for an 8-4 lead as they figured out how to take control of the game. But the Godsons had some game left in them as they tied the 3rd 3-3. Raiders win 11-7.

Orleans 93`s vs Wounded Ducks…the Ducks and 93`s played an even first even though the Ducks were up 2-0. The Ducks took over in the 2nd for a big 6-2 lead. But 93`s made it quite a game in the final period. The 93`s only gave up one quack and then closed it to 7-6 deficit before pulling the goalie for the extra attacker in the final minute. They clanked one off the bar and came agonizingly close to tying it up before time ran out. Wounded Ducks prevail 7-6.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Flint Tropics…the senior Tropics were without their leader who is on the injured reserve list. A very good first period run left the Dekes up 1-0. A few more goals for both sides as the pace continued to quicken had the Dekes up 4-2. The 3rd was as even as you could get as the teams traded a pair of goals each. Dekes of Hazzard win 6-4.

Opening Night Winter 2017 Sunday, January 15th.

B-Div:

Suh Dudes vs Jr. Trops…Suh Dudes are an excellent Terrific Tuesday League team also now saying hey! to the Sunday with Struts crew. Jr. Trops are the farm team for the A-Div Flint Tropics. Both teams played a well structured game and the action was back and forth. 3-1 Suh Dudes after two late first period goals. The game tightened up in the second and it ended 5-4 Suh Dudes. The Dudes pulled away in the final period on the strength of their goalie Terry Cleroux who made key saves while his crew potted timely goals. Suh Dudes win 12-6.

Caged Heat vs Falcons…What a great match. And the goaltending duel between Paul Trudeau (Caged Heats Liberal rep) and Al Jolivet (with the “Force" for the Falcons minus the space-ship) was the featured attraction. Falcons were up 1-0 and 2-1 at the period breaks. Caged Heat tied it up in the final period. 2-2 

A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles…3-3 after one period and this looked to be a fine game. But the Blue Eagles took over in the second by scoring quickly for a 7-3 lead heading home and made sure they kept the lead. Blue Eagles win 11-5.

A-Div:

Wounded Ducks vs Flint Tropics…a great effort from start to finish. Goals were hard to come by as two more goalies were in fire in Dave Labelle (Flint) and the Ducks Nice Sauve. 1-1 after one and 3-1 Flint after 2-periods. The Ducks pecked away as the lead and finally tied it up 2-2 with 2-minutes left. But the next 40-seconds the Flint Tropics score two to put it away in a surprising fashion. Flint Tropics win 5-3

Orleans 93’s vs Godsons…game of the night.3-0 93’s after one period and they were up 4-2 in the second when Godsons Peter Stromer scored in the final minute of the second frame to narrow it down to 4-3. Early in the 3rd the Godsons tied it 4-4. Then with 4-seconds left Mike Fuller found Stu Ayling open and he pounded in the winner to shock the 93’s and bring elation to the Godsons. Godsons win 5-4.

Raiders vs Dekes of Hazzard…these games happen sometimes. Raiders could do no wrong. Dekes could not catch one break. Note the Raiders were pumped for this having dropped a play-off game to the Dekes early last December. The Dekes were not emotionally available for this one.  Raiders win 9-0.

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Sunday with Struts December 11 Highlights:

3rd Seed Match A-Div: Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks. A fine display of the future for the A-Div in the upcoming Winter Session. 2-2 after one period and then the same 2-2 score after two periods. In the final period with the 93’s up 3-2 the Wounded Ducks tied it up with 20-seconds left and then won it in shoot-out! 4-3 Wounded Ducks win in a shoot-out.

3rd Seed Match C-Div: Falcons vs Blue Eagles. Check out this line-score! 4-3 Falcons after one period. Then the Falcons scored 5 in a row for a 9-3 lead, but before the 2nd period was over the Blue Eagles scored 5 to close to within an one goal deficit at 9-8. The Blue Eagles scored 3 more to make it 12-9 and 9-straight unanswered goals!. 12-10, then the Blues Eagles popped in the last two. Blue Eagles win 14-10.

A-Div Final: Harambe vs Flint Tropics. The Harambe squad were the favourites despite have lost to the Flint Tropics in the regular season. Harambe held 3-2 and 7-4 period break leads. In the last period Flint Tropics could not close the gap and Haramabe went on the win the A-Div. Harambe win 10-7.

C-Div Final: A Few Good Men vs Vanek! At the Disco. A spirited affair that looked like A Few Good Men would win this one right up until the last part of the 3rd period. 2-1 after one and 4-3 after two for the AFGM. The AFGM goalie seemed unbeatable until some penalty shots turned the tide of this match. The Disco boys capitalized on the penalty shots and an empty netter to take C-Div championship. Vanek! At the Disco win 7-4.

3rd Seed B-Div: Caged Heat vs Raiders. Yes the Raiders going for 7th over-all! They were still in a game at only 1-0 after one period. But then cruised to a big 7-0 lead and carried on from there. Raiders win 8-2.

B-Div Final: Dekes of Hazzard vs Godsons. A barn-burner! Godsons were up 2-1 and 4-3 at the breaks and then were up 7-6 in the waning seconds of the game. The Dekes pulled the goalie and tied it up with 3-seconds remaining. The shoot-out went 10-rounds before the Dekes finally won! Dekes of Hazzard win 8-7 in a shoot-out. 

Sunday with Struts December 4 Highlights:

Caged Heat vs Godsons (B-Div semi-final): Caged heat won enough to get into the B-div! And there gift is to play teams that will be in the A-Div in the Winter…oh darn! Godsons showed they belong on the A with a big win. Godsons will play in the B-Div Final while Caged Heat will go after the 3rd Seed for the B-Div. Godsons win 9-2.

Orleans 93’s vs Flint Tropics  (A-Div semi-final): A pick-em game so say the pundits. The 93’s got off to a slow start and were down 4-1 after the 1st period. They closed to 6-4 to set the stage for a push in the 3rd period as they came within one-goal at an 8-7 deficit….but an empty netter put it away for the Flint Tropics who are off to the A-Div Final! The 93’s will play in the 3rd Seed Game next week. Flint Tropics win 9-7.

A Few Good Men vs Blue Eagles (C-Div semi-final). Another pick-em game! And in the end it was! A back and forth match that at 8-8 went into a shootout that went 10 rounds before finally A Few Good Men scored in front of a huge French Palace crowd. A Few Good Men will play in the C-Div Championship game while the Blue Eagles will for the 3rd Seed in the C-Div. A Few Good Men win 9-8. 

Wounded Ducks vs Harambe (A-Div semi-final). Can the Ducks work ethic prevail over the passing magic of Harambe?

Well the Ducks as per usual played in yet another classic as they are known to do in big games. Harambe held 2-1 and 5-3 leads at the breaks and the Ducks made it 5-4 late. A very closely played game as the Ducks goaltending was amazing and gave them the chance to tie it up, but Harambe scored late to make it a two goal game and are now off to the A-Div finals, while the Ducks will for the 3rd overall seed. Harambe wins it 6-4

Falcons vs Vanek! At the Disco (C-Div semi-final). This should be a good one! It was for two periods as the disco squad held a 2-1 lead, but exploded in the 3rd period for 7 goals to reach the C-Div Championship game. Falcons will play for the C-Div 3rd seed game next week. Vanek! At the Disco wins 9-3.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Raiders (B-Div semi-final). At the start of the session some thought this could have been an A-Div final. And here we have them in the B-div for the semis. Raiders 99% of the time score a ton of goals. But for the second time this session a team played a great defensive game and kept them to only two goals. This match was tied up 2-2 until with 1:10 left in the game the Dekes of Hazzard scored the winner to put themselves in the B-Div final. Shockingly the two time defending champions will play for 3rd in the B-Div. Dekes of Hazzard win 3-2. 

Sunday with Struts November 27 Highlights: semi-final for three divisions start next week Top 4, 5-8 and 9-12 for Three Champions!

A Few Good Men vs Caged Heat…a preview to a potential semi-final next wee for the C-Div Championship. But the Caged Heat came up with a rare OBBHA shut-out and actually moved up to the B-Div semi-finals with a big win. Caged Heat win 5-0.

Flint Tropics vs Wounded Ducks…big game for the Ducks that will impact if they are playing for the A-div or B-Div Cup. They came up with the goods with a clock-work like win over the Flint Tropics who had already locked up 1st place. The Ducks work ethic prevailed in this one. Wounded Ducks win 4-1.

Harambe vs Raiders….the Raiders need a win and some help to get into the A-DIv as they sit in 5th place. This was a wild one! The Raiders were up 6-5 after one period of big scoring. Then a more mild second put the teams at 8-8. In the 3rd Harambe was up 10-9 with 2-minutes remaining. The Raider scored two to take an 11-10 lead only to see Harambe score two more to break their hearts and send the Raiders to the B-Div semi-final in a shocker!. Harambe off the A-Div semi with a 12-11 win.

Falcons vs Orleans 93’s…the 93’s need a win to get into the A-Div play-off semi-finals. They got it in convincing fashion. Orleans 93’s win 9-2.

Godsons vs Blues Eagles….prior to all the games before them the Godsons still had a chance to enter the top 4 for the A-Div play-offs with a win. The Blue Eagles were still in it for the B or C. The Godsons took 3-1 and 8-5 period leads and scored the only two goals in the 3rd to take the 5th seed and now the top spot in the B-Div. Meanwhile the Blue Eagles are in the C-Div as the top seed of those two semi-finals. Godsons win 10-5.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Vanek! At the Disco…B and C future implications at the start of the day. So an analysis of the games before this was needed. The Dekes win and no need for any further number crunching. The Dekes remain in the B-Div, while the Disco Boys are in the C-Div semi-finals. Dekes of Hazzard win 9-4.

Sunday with Struts November 20 Highlights:

Flint Tropics vs A Few Good Men…once again A Few Good Men showed they are a capable team by giving the first place team a run for their money! They know they will be in the 6-team Winter B-Div for Sundays next January but, after one period they were down 3-2 and after two periods they had battled well for a 5-5 tie. However in the final period the Flint Tropics pulled away with a 5-1 differential of goals. Great effort at this level for A Few Good Men! Flint Tropics win 10-6.

Blue Eagles vs Wounded Ducks…*Wounded Ducks win 8-7.

Raiders vs Orleans 93"s…the Orleans 93’s can play a devastatingly choking defensive game and they did so against the defending champion Raiders. Orleans were up 2-1 and 3-2 at the period breaks and pitched  complete game for the win. Note that Guy! Guy! was the guy in the 93’s net who was once again rock solid that enable his 93’s to play this style of game against one of the great OBBHA team who are finding out that the Sunday league has 6 very good teams that can compete in the upcoming Winter Session A-Div. Orleans 93’s win 5-3.

Harambe vs Caged Heat…Caged Heat battle very well for two period only down 4-3 and 8-4 at the period breaks. The A-Div and B-Div disparity that will be fixed for the Winter Session is always evident in the final period as Harambe owned the ball near the end for the convincing win. Harambe win 11-5.

Falcons vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Dekes took full advantage of a rookie goalie that played for the Falcons in the first two period to build a big lead. Dekes of Hazzard win 11-3.

Godsons vs Vanek! At the Disco…*Godsons win 6-3.

*Respect and Fun are rewarded with write-ups worthy of the matches.

Sunday with Struts November 13 Highlights:

Harambe vs Flint Tropics…this incredible game just missed the record book by one-goal! The most goals ever scored in total by both teams in the French Palace was 30-goals…this one had 29! After one period Harambe was up 5-4 and after two periods they were up 9-6 and then in the 3rd were up up13-8.But Flint Tropics scored 5-straight goals to tie it 13-13.Finally with Flint Tropics up 15-14 their goalie made a spectacular last second save to preserve this classic win! Flint Tropics win 15-14.

Orleans 93’s vs Wounded Ducks…not a Ducky night. The 93"s played as near perfect a game they have ever played. No infractions against and they played a stifling defensive game that they are now well known for. Add some offence and they completely dominated a listless Ducks team on this night. Orleans 93"s win 9-2.

Blue Eagles vs Caged Heat…0-0 after one period and then in the 2nd Caged heat roared to a 5-1 lead. in the 3rd the Blue Eagles came to life and closed to within 1-goal but could not tie it up. Caged Heat wins 5-4.

Falcons vs A Few Good Men…Falcons were up 3-1 heading to the 2nd, then AFGM tied it up 3-3 as the teams moved to the 3rd. A wild 3rd had both teams score 3 more each. 6-6 tie.

Raiders vs Vanek! At the Disco…the Disco boys were up for this one and gave the top ranked Raiders all they could handle. Raiders win 6-3.

Godsons vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Godsons were on their game for this one. The Dekes were robbed a bit on offence as Al Jolivet had a strong game for the Godsons in a sparing but starring role in the nets. Godsons win 9-5.

The Struts OBBHA Challenge Series…November 6th Inaugural Match:

 All Mesh (Saturday) vs Tsunamis (Monday)…All Mesh is undefeated in the Saturday A-Div with almost half their team very solid female performers. Tsunamis is a 9-year veteran team of the OBBHA in the Monday Division (they have seen Blue Zone Gym action and in recent years the French Palace Gym). For this first Challenge Game the game was tied 1-1 after the 1st period as both teams felt each other out with some end to end action. In the 2nd period All Mesh got their vaunted passing game going and had Tsunamis chasing enough to take a 4-1 lead until a late 2nd period goal by the Wave brought the score to 4-2. In the 3rd it was that All Mesh passing game that took over for the most part despite some spirited efforts on offence from Tsunamis. Andrew Gowing in the All Mesh net made key saves to keep the Wave from making All Mesh feel too uncomfortable with their game.  Of note Melanie Dagenais was injured and her sister subbed in for her. Stephanie Dagenais of the Saturday Newbies played up front with Struts and scored the hat-trick to the squealing delight of the French Palace faithful…even a helmet was dropped on the floor to salute her 3-goals in lieu of hats! In the end these two teams enjoyed a game that featured contrasting styles and lots of great action. Passing/ball control vs hustle/determination. The All Mesh recipe prevailed 8-4.

This first game of the Struts OBBHA Challenge Series was a success and paves the way for more to come! Here are the two teams that trail-blazed this exciting initiative: (pic to come shortly)

**NEW**

The Struts OBBHA Challenge Series…starts Sunday, November 6 at 3pm as the Monday Night Div Tsunamis take on the Saturday All Mesh squad!

-this game is the first of an exciting series that will feature teams from different OBBHA divisions playing one another for a fun time and test their skills vs one another.

-the games will always be on a Sunday at 3pm

-teams of similar skill level and like-mindedness regarding the OBBHA 4-F motto will be asked to play one another to promote what that OBBHA is all about! Fun, Fitness, Friendship and Fair-Play.

These games should be a lot of fun and very interesting for the French Palace faithful to see. Watch for the Tweets and the Game Recap for this first game and the ones to follow as every couple of months a game will be scheduled.

Sunday with Struts November 6 Highlights:

Blue Eagles vs Flint Tropics…an appropriate story for this match-up. 3-2 for Flint Tropics after one period. Is this team for real? Are they really an A-Div team? In the 2nd period the Flint Tropics squad passed their way to an 8-4 lead but late in the period the Blue Eagles, who look to be a B-Div team, came soaring back to close the gap to 8-7 and then actually tied it all up at 8-8 early in the 3rd. But in the latter stages of the final period Flint Tropics simply took over and scored unanswered goals for the win. The Blues Eagles played well and should be pleased and take more “fun" from this type of performance as they look to compete in the B or C-Div play-off scenario. Flint Tropics win 13-8.

Orleans 93’s vs Caged Heat…Guy Saumure posted a rare OBBHA shut-out in the 93’s net. Caged Heat were down 3-0 after one period but had trouble mounting any offence against the blanket coverage the faced. A complete win for the Orleans 93’s 8-0.

Harambe vs A Few Good Men…a great first period of coverage by A Few Good Men as they kept the game close only down 2-0. But fatigue set in and Harambe continued to pass with amazing accuracy and this gave them ball control for the most part. Harambe win 13-1.

Wounded Duck vs Vanek! At the Disco…the score does not indicate the type of game that transpired here. The goaltending was the difference, but team play was very even. A great run for both sides. Wounded Ducks win it without their captain Dubroy once again 9-2.

Raiders vs Dekes of Hazzard…since the Raiders were upset by the Godsons a few weeks ago this team comes out strong from the start and is relentless until the final whistle. The Dekes tried with everything they had, but the Raiders seem to be on a mission. Raiders win 10-1.

Godsons vs Falcons…game of the night as far as entertainment for the French Palace fans goes. After one period the Godsons were up 1-0. After two it was 3-2 Godsons. They increased it to 5-2 in the final period before the Falcons clawed back to within 5-4. In the last 8-seconds the Falcons had 3 quality shots to tie it all up, but Terry Cleroux had all the answers to preserve the win. Godsons win 5-4.

Sunday with Struts October 30 Highlights:

Harambe vs Blue Eagles…Harambe is a team everyone is impressed with. Their ball movement and skill is forcing other teams to explore their own creative pass work in order to compete. This really is the way the game was meant to be played when the OBBHA came up with their product. The Blue Eagles showed some spurts of nice passing but not quite enough. Haramabe win 15-7.

Orleans 93’s vs Flint Tropics…this game featured two very good teams that can pass well and play a running game. Orleans was better at it through 2 periods as they were up 5-2. But in the 3rd period Flint Tropics scored 4 straight unanswered goals including the winner with 54-seconds remaining to win it. Mike Labelle was quite leader on the gym floor as his skill and play-making made for a very enjoyable game to play in. Fliint Tropics win 6-5.

A Few Good Men vs Godsons…A Few Good Men were in this one until late in the 3rd period. A very good game that had many scoring chances at both ends. The Godsons have been very hot lately and either beating or gaining tie vs the top two teams. The Godsons managed to capitalize a few more times thought. Godsons win 11-6.

Raiders vs Falcons…the Raiders were upset last week and were ready for this match. Everyone expected this. The Falcons were not quite prepared for this upbeat team as the Raider came out flying in the first period for a big lead. The Falcons has a fantastic second period and played the Raiders evenly. But in the 3rd the Raiders were back in the saddle. Raiders win 12-2.

Vanek! At the Disco vs Caged Heat…Another great match. Caged Heat jumped to an early lead and kept it throughout the match. Late in the game up 7-6 they had to hold off a frantic push from the Disco boys. Caged Heat wins 8-6

Wounded Ducks vs Dekes of Hazzard…the Ducks were on their game and looked very good from start to finish. They owned the defensive zone and made come very nice offensive plays to win with authority. The Dekes looked flat, but it was tough to generate any momentum against this Ducks team that was on their game. Quack! once again!. Ducks win 10-3.

Sunday with Struts October 23 Highlights:

Orléans 93`s vs Harambe…clearly the 93`s came out flat for this one down 5-0 after one period. This happens. Harambe were up for this game and were passing impressively. Harambe wins 11-4.

Blue Eagles vs A Few Good Men…AFGM came out strong and kept paced with the Blue Eagles in the first period and were up 3-2 after the period. Heading into the the 3rd period the game was tied 4-4. A very well played game went into the final 2-minutes still knotted upat 4-4. The Blue Eagles scored the winner with 1:39 left and got the insurance marker with 1:23 remaining. Blue Eagles win 6-4.

Raiders vs Godsons…the Raiders score goals. They have been the top team for this reason for a year now. So the Godsons knew they could not play fire-wagon ball hockey with them, so they employed a defensive strategy. This game plan gave the 2-0 and 4-2 period leads. The French Palace was buzzing as Terry Cleroux stoned the Raiders in the final period and the Godsons added 2 more for a full on upset win. Other teams will take note of this one for sure! How about that! Godsons win 6-2.

Wounded Ducks vs Falcons…Battle of the Birds with Full Nests! (no longer a space-ship involved)The Falcons took an early 2-0 lead but the Wounded Ducks took flight for 6-straight goals before the Falcons responded with a buzzer beater at the end of the 2nd period to make it 6-3 Ducks. In the 3rd the Falcons sharpened their hunting skills around the net to close it to 6-5 and feed off the momentum. Then the Ducks were able to score two late goals and nestle into the win. Of note wounded Duck Andrew Dubroy made a comeback bid and played well after last weeks coaching debut left him with the itch to get back into it! Wounded Ducks win 8-5.

Caged Heat vs Dekes of Hazzard…Caged Heat surprised the Dekes with strong first period that ended 1-1. Paul Trudeau in Caged Heat`s net was the star of the game and kept his team in it only down 3-1 moving into the 3rd. Caged Heat score early in the third to make it interesting at 3-2 but the Dekes finally broke free with three 3rd period goals. Dekes of Hazzard win 6-2. 

Vanek! At the Disco vs Flint Tropics…a quick paced affair. Flint Tropics showed off their offensive skills by jumping out to a 6-3 first period lead.They increased it to 9-4 after another period but the disco boys were still working hard and made sure the 3rd period was played at full throttle. Flint Tropics win 13-8.

Sunday with Struts October 16 Highlights:

Wounded Ducks vs Godsons…Top Duck Andrew Dubroy was back in the French Palace! His recovery to return to OBBHA action is slated for January so the media were well intentioned in honouring his presence. Actually it was DuBroy’s debut as a head coach of the Wounded Ducks so Struts took over once again as head coach of the Godsons at the invitation of captain/organizer Mark Hughes. So the battle of wits of coaches commenced! At 2-2 after one period the French Palace was undecided as whom to cheer for. There were no goals in the 2nd period as the coaching intensified and it was all about taking space away from the dangerous players on both teams. In the 3rd it was a wild start and finish. In the first minute the teams traded goals and in the last 2-minutes of the game the teams traded goals. So a tie it was! DuBroy and Struts took the first spots in the traditional hand-shake and it was an OBBHA style kind of fun! 5-5 final was the appropriate finish.

Orleans 93’s vs Blue Eagles…After a rocky first period at 2-2 the teams settled into a fine match that was anyone’s game. It was a game where momentum shifted from shift to shift. More smiling and laughter like the first and subsequent games was needed, but the actual end to end action was pleasing to the fans in the French Palace. A late goal by the 93’s broke the wings of Blue Eagles solid flight path. 7-6 Orleans 93’s win.  

A Few Good Men vs Raiders…A Few Good Men are looking forward to a few B-Div and C-Div style matches after spending so much time with the top Sunday squads. The pundits still believe this team will rock once they start playing those teams as they are now so battle tested they will rise above and beyond the occasion. Can they handle the truth!? Tonight the Raiders wanted to keep their impressive game on the go and not fall into any dreaded disease of over-confidence. Raiders win 15-3

Vanek! At the Discso vs Harambe…Harambe was a little light on the lungs on the bench and perhaps the Disco kids were taking a less than full look at the first period in terms of effort. This hurt them a Harambe took a 5-1 lead into the second period After that it was an even game as the Disco group decided to give it their full attention. But the Harambe boys were able to sustain their effort and keep the bulge in their lead. Harambe win 9-4.

Caged Heat vs Falcons…No score after one period and 3-3 after two periods. In the 3rd the Falcons scored with 1:15 remaining to take a 4-3 lead. Then with 39-seconds left the Caged Heat potted an unlikely even up marker. A great game by both teams and the tie was very fitting after an hour of all out effort from both squads. 4-4 tie.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Flint Tropics…The Flint Tropics are a very under-rated team. Nobody expects them to make the A-Div play-offs but their record is showing otherwise. Tonight they jumped out to an early lead and looked very good. The Dekes of Hazzard met this challenge head on in the first period and were up 4-3 and appeared ready to wear down the Tropics. But it was the other way around! The Flint Tropics used very creative passing and ball control to take over the game from a very well versed team. A bit of a surprise but a nice one. Full value to Flint Tropics on their style of game and being able to implement it versus a very solid team. Flint Tropic took over the second period for a 7-3 lead and then carried it through to the end for an impressive 10-7 win.

Reminder no games Sunday, October 9 (Thanks Giving Long Weekend)….see everyone back in action Sunday, October 16

Sunday with Struts October 2 Highlights:

Wounded Ducks vs Raiders…a battle of the titans and potential A-Div match-up play-off preview. But the Ducks needed a big win. After a very entertaining first period it was all knotted up at 2-2. The second period was all Raiders and they looked in control up 5-2 heading into the final period. But the Ducks, without their leader and captain, shocked the French Palace crowd with a monumental character effort to score 4 unanswered goals for a massive win. The focus and discipline to play the OBBHA product was most impressive and most needed to upend the impressive Raiders squad. Wounded Ducks win proudly 6-5

Orleans 93’s vs A Few Good Men…A Few Good Men have had the toughest schedule of all the teams, having to play the top teams every night so far and have acquitted themselves well. Look out in the latter part of the schedule as they are now seasoned to play to a top brand of hockey vs the lower ranked teams in advance of the three play-off Championship pools. Orleans 93’s win 7-2

Caged Heat v Godsons…an interesting match as both teams went all out as per usual. The Godsons had some fine snipes from the point and that was the difference. Godsons win 8-4

Flint Tropics vs Falcons…the Falcons were down a few key players and this was a factor. Flint Tropics win 8-4

Vanek! At the Disco vs Blue Eagles…the Blue Eagles jumped out an early large lead and build it up to 8-2 heading into the 3rd period. Then the Disco boys started to use some creative passing and this actually gave them the bulk of the play as their ball possession created scoring chances and they began to close the gap, but alas ran out of time. Blue Eagles win 9-6

Dekes of Hazzard vs Harambe…two teams that have talent, a fine game plan and hustle! This was as entertaining as they come. It was tied up 7-7 after two periods and it was anyone’s game. But Harambe has a little more jump and passing schemes in the final period to pull away. Harambe win 12-9.

Sunday with Struts September 25 Highlights:

Flint Tropics vs Godsons…a game of attrition, a game of Mike vs Mike and goalie vs goalie. The short benches had everyone exhausted but loving it. Mike Fuller vs Mike Labelle was a crowd pleaser. Dave Labelle of the Flint Tropics won the goalie battle. It was 5-5 in the 3rd before the tropical storm hit and washed away the Godson. Flint Tropics win 8-5.

Caged Heat vs Raiders…the Raiders did not stop working their relentless pressure game from start to finish. Loads of credit to the Caged Heat for matching the intensity and the hustle! Raiders win 10-2.

A Few Good Men vs Wounded Ducks….another underdog vs favourite for the second game in a row. This time A Few Good Men were in this one only down 4-2 with under a minute left in the 2nd period. But a late goal and then a big 3rd period offensive push paved the way for the Ducks. Wounded Ducks win 10-2.

Vanek! At the Disco vs Orleans 93’s. The Disco crew were once again short benched and this it cost them as they could not keep up the pace once the 3rd period got going. Orleans used their passing game and their bench strength to pull away in the 3rd period. Orleans 93’s win 10-5

Dekes of Hazzard vs Blue Eagles… the Eagles started out with energy and a great looking game. The Dekes were on their heels a bit, but then the Blue Eagles lost a little focus and the Dekes pounced on this and capitalized in almost every opportunity it seemed. Dekes of Hazzard win 14-5.

Falcons vs Harambe in the game of the night…..the Falcons were on their game and they were up 6-3 after two periods. In the 3rd period they increased the lead to 8-4 and a surprising upset win looked imminent. Then Harambe woke up and they were like “gorillas let out of the cage" as they roared back to tie it up 8-8 with one minute left. Then the Falcons, who had sat back and relied on their goalie Andrew Gowing to try and win it on his own, scored the heart-breaking winner with 42-seconds remaining. Falcons win 9-8 in an upset!

Sunday with Struts September 18 Highlights:

Caged Heat vs Wounded Ducks…there were fewer Ducklings than usual so Caged Heat wanted to bring the temperature up a bit in the French Palace to burn them out. But these Ducks were up for the task and used a pretty nifty passing game to control key portions of the game. Get the lead and sustain it. Wounded Ducks win 10-5.

Flint Tropics vs Raiders…the Raiders were tested early in the game a they were only up 3-1 after one period. Then the Raiders took advantage of the Tropics rookie laden team for a 10-4 lead after two periods. But the Tropics were coached by a couple of veterans and made a key move from forward to defence and they dominated at times in the 3rd period and won the period 4-1 over the defending winter champs. Raiders win 11-8.

Godsons vs Harambe….there were too few Godsons to compete with a very talented Harambe team. The Godsons kept it close as their goaltender Terry Cleroux was outstanding. Harambe win 8-4.

Falcons vs Blue Eagles….this was an even match and very tight one as well. Both goalies were on their game so goals were tough to come by. The Blues Eagles deeper bench was the difference in the end. Blue Eagles win 6-3.

Vanek! At the Disco vs A Few Good Men…the disco crew looked impressive at both ends of French Palace floor. A Few Good Men gave it their hustle. Disco win 9-3.

Dekes of Hazzard vs Orleans 93’s…Dekes of Hazzard win 6-2.

Sunday  with Struts September 11 Opening Day Highlights!

Welcome Back everybody and great to have you new teams join the fun! 

Flint Tropics vs Caged Heat…the new team Flint Tropics (more later in the session about that name) showed they have some skill up front as they moved the ball well and scored some goals. Caged Heat scored too but came up just a bit short. First franchise win for Flint Tropics 10-7.

Godsons vs Orleans 93’s…the Godsons had this one from start to almost finish. They played a great game vs one of the top ranked teams in the Sunday division. Godsons were up at both intermission breaks and held a 4-2 lead at one point. But the Orleans 93’s slowly made their way back for a very hard earned win. Orleans 93’s win 6-4.

Harambe vs Wounded Ducks….both teams were not represented with their true rosters so this was not quite what everyone expected. But this game will be talked about for awhile. The reason? Defending Spring Champion Wounded Ducks goalie Nic Sauve. He was unreal in the game. The Ducks jumped out a very quick 2-0 lead and were up 5-2 after two periods. Harambe had the ball possession and dictated play….but Sauve was making incredible save after incredible save. Harambe closed to within 5-4 and then were down 6-4 and it looked bleak as they were shaking their heads after every miss or Super Sauve Save! Finally it was 6-5, 6-6 with 5-minutes left and the winner for Harambe with just under 2-minutes left. First franchise win for Harambe 7-6.

Falcons vs Vanek! At the Disco…the Falcons were missing a few key players but also had a super sub in the line-up who helped the offence until he tweaked a leg injury. Vanek! At the Disco danced well and showed some strong spurts of creative passing and finishes. The Disco boys spun to their own tune and just eked out their first franchise win. Vanek! At the Disco win 6-5

A Few Good Men vs Dekes of Hazzard…the visitors have not played since last June. The Dekes played all summer and they came out flying. So a big Dekes win was not a surprise. Dekes of Hazzard win 13-0.

Blue Eagles vs Raiders in the game of the night to be sure! The defending Fall and Winter Sunday Champions Raiders came out playing their usual very good ball hockey. But quite surprisingly the Blue Eagles matched them equally with an incredible effort. The game was tied 2-2 midway through the game and the French Palace crowd was buzzing about that fact. But then the crowd thinned considerably as the Raiders took a 5-2 lead late in the 2nd period. But wait! They left too soon. The Blue Eagles closed it to 5-4 by the end of the 2nd. Then it was game on! The Raiders went up 7-4 and looked to cruise to the usual big win, but the Blue Eagles stormed back to close within 7-6. Finally late in the game with the Raiders up 8-7 they got the insurance marker to breathe a sigh of relief…actually an exhausted exhale! Raiders prevail 9-7.

 Dooly’s is happy to announce a Partnership with the OBBHA! 

This year get your Key Tags from your captain and keep the game going after the last whistle at Dooly’s! Bring the team in to Dooly’s after the game and show your Key Tag to get FREE FOOD and FREE POOL.

 

From Sunday-Thursday and (Saturday until 7pm), when 3 or more teammates come in to Dooly’s and show their Key Tag you will get 1 Free App and a Free Hour of Pool and when 6 or more teammates come in, double down with 2 Free Apps and a Free Hour of Pool!