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Renewal and 2017 Schedule:
62 members have renewed your membership as "Regular". Many spares are asking to become "Regular" status. Don't snooze as you will be replaced if you are not renewed by draft day. Take a minute and do it now. If you are not returning, it is appreciated that you choose one of the other options.

A preview of 2017-18 season schedule.

Aug 15: Face-Off at Ste-Anne’s Legion – spares are welcome!
Aug 22: Opening Night
Sept 26 to Oct 1, 2017: TOURNAMENT
Sept 26: NO GAMES – Tournament
Dec 19: Christmas Party – early games - times: 7pm, 8:25pm, 9:50pm
Dec 26: NO GAMES – Christmas Break (Start back Jan 2)
Jan 9: NO GAMES – BKRA Tournament
Feb 20 (tentative): Donation Night
Mar 6 to Apr 3: Playoff Round Robin
April 10: Finals – early games times: 7pm, 8:25pm, 9:50pm
May 5, 2018 (tentative): Banquet
 
Membership Renewal For Season 2017-18 In Progress
Here's the scoop from BOHA Executive Office:

The newly inaugurated executives are hard at work to ensure season 2017-18 goes smoothly. The first order of business is the renewal process. Each Bohanien has received your renewal instruction and more information will follow. In case your email address is not what's on record, here is instructions for both "Regular" and "Spare" players:

Renewal Instructions for “Regular” Players 2017-2018 Season
To renew your membership as a BOHA Regular, you must log in and click on your name (Above Welcome button). This will bring you to your personal information page. Take this moment to update your information if need be. Select the first option “Switch to or remain as a regular” on the lower right corner of the page and click “Save” to activate your status as a “Regular Player”.
Should you decide not to come back as a “Regular Player”, you must still log in, and select one of the remaining options suitable to your decision and click “Save”.

PLEASE DO NOT FILL IN ANOTHER ONLINE REGISTRATION AGAIN. YOU ARE IN THE SYSTEM ALREADY.

BOHA has many spares waiting to join as regular players. If you do not activate your status before draft date (1st week of August), you may be replaced and your status changed to a “Spare”.

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Renewal Instructions for Spares Season 2017-18 and those players who replaced players on leave of absence

If you wish to remain as a spare, there is nothing to do. You will remain a spare. If you wish to become a regular, you must log in and click on your name (Above Welcome button). This will bring you to your personal information page. Take this moment to update your information if need be. Select the first option “Switch to or remain as a regular” on the lower right corner of the page and click "Save".

PLEASE DO NOT FILL IN ANOTHER ONLINE REGISTRATION AGAIN. YOU ARE IN THE SYSTEM ALREADY.

Availability of regular positions depend on number of returning players who are on "Approved leave of absence".

Happy renewal !!!

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team White 2017 Triple Crown Champion

With a change of venue for the championship game to Dorval after the closure of BOHA home rink, Team White adapted the boards and the swift ice much quicker than Team Black.

Team White played a great team game with swift passes and had 5 different goal scorers, Arnie leading the way with 2 goals. Team White solid Defence played amazing defence frustrating Team Black with only 8 shots allowing team White goalie Pierre Lacoste to put his clean sweater away for the season after the 6-1 win. Team Black as usual never gave up and skated hard. Just not enough on this night.

With the win, Team White not only won the 50th Anniversary crown a few years back but also becomes the first team with the triple crown title. To celebrate this, Frank Kruzich got his first championship ring ever and celebrated with the shave of his chops.

Cheers,
Virtual Field Reporter
 
Curseman Smiling After Mysterious Bugs Shut Down Championship Game

With mysterious bugs flying in the arena air, the championship night was suspended after arena was forced to shutdown. As BOHA contemplates what the next course of action is, the Curseman is claiming victory and lobbying to get declared as the 2017 Champion. Meanwhile, much chagrin to the Curseman, the breaking news is there might be a game next week to determine some sort of a champion. Stay tuned !!!

Field Reporter

 
Team White and Team Black In Showcase Game For 2017 Championship Rings

Facing their most important game of the season, Team Black needed to pile on the goals to get into the championship game. Team Black did just that winning 9-2 to secure second place and into the Championship game against Team White.

With a 4-3 win against Team Blue, Team White finished the round robin in first place and will meet Team Black in the Championship game. Only Team Black can prevent Team White from a triple crown season.

Team Green had a chance to get into the championship game but needing a 10 goal differential to do it was almost impossible at best especially when the opposition is Team Red. Team Red, whose chance of making to the championship game ended courtesy of the blizzard storm went out and did the next best thing by defeating Team Green 4-1.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team White Almost There But No Guarantee For The Championship Game Spot. BOHA Computer Crashes Trying To Analyze All The Permutation Scenarios. Team Gold Only Team Qualifies For Figure Skate Game

Team White Version 16.17 scores 5 unanswered goals in second half to snatch the game away from Team Red. Until then, Team Red was in command of the game and led Team White 3-1 in the first period. But with 5 rookies on the team, the urge to protect the lead was just too overwhelming and against Team White, this is a death sentence allowing Team White Dave Pollock to showcase what his 85% effort is. The Team White captain normally needs only 50% effort but in a game when a win is a must, adding another 35% effort is a must. The result shows as it became Dave Pollock vs Team Red and the match up was not even close. Team White scored 5 goals in second half and pulls away a win to get closer to the Championship game.

Team Gold, favoured by Vegas to be one of the finalists in the Championship game before the playoff round lost big money as Team Gold is first team to get relegated to the figure skate madness. In a game they must win, Team Gold ran into another hot goalie situation with Team Green who is surging at the right time and is now one of the favourites to get into the Championship game. All Team Green needed was two last minute free agent signings to get them a 3-1 win.

Team Blue, in a new season mode after a disastous regular season, came out buzzing causing a great deal of TANdamonium around Team Black net. Team Black was prepared for this, withstood the onslaught waiting for openings to pounce on. The break came when Team Black captain “Jet” Jones burst out on a two on one and sniped a far side goal on a cold Kerry Gillings giving Team Black a lead. Team Black hung around in a very tight game eventually broke open a 2-1 game with 10 minutes left in the game scoring 4 more goals for a hard fought 5-1 win. All is not lost yet for Team Blue as a win against Team White in the last round robin game still gives them a glimmer of light albeit a dim light.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team White Out Of The Pack In A Free For All Playoff Unseen Before

In a season where prediction is unpredictable, only Team White is predictable in a playoff unseen before. After 3 games, Team White is shaking off the Curseman but every team is still in the playoff picture after free agents signings have gone covert.

Team Black did not look good for most of the game down 2-0 to Team Green. But this team does not know how to quit, continuing their famous fore checking while free agent goalie Shawn Farrell staved off four late game breakaways long enough for Team Black to tie the game at 2-2 and stay in the playoff picture. Team Green, who has their own free agent goalie signing is a force to be contend with and back door free agent talent scout Bruce Bezner promises the next game will be played tighter.

Team Red goalie David Wood was not taking any chances this time and left home 3 hours before game time unlike the previous game when snow storm impeded his progress to make the game on time allowing Team Gold to score 5 empty net goals and a easy asterisked 9-3 win. This time, it’s a different scenario but with covert free agent signing by Team Blue, it was still a challenge but Team Red got through with a 3-3 tie.

Team Gold, not used to shooting at a goalie had a hard time adjusting. With a goalie in front of them, goals were harder to come by and Team White took advantage of the confusion scoring a 4-1 win and now is in control of their own destiny once again.

With 2 games remaining in the round robin, the outcome of the rest of the playoff is now predicted on covert free agent signings. All playoff protocol is out of the windows and it is free for all.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Blizzard Shows No Mercy For Some Teams. All Teams Are Tied After Round Two

BOHA finally is showing parity like many predicted. After two rounds of playoff actions, all the teams that won last week got the short end of the stick in Round 2.

Team Red, who limited Team Black in the first game to 10 shots were not able to contain Team Gold on this snowy blizzard night. Team Gold, one of the elite teams this season played desperately and came out buzzing Team Red early scoring a 9-3 win to get back into the picture.

Team Black, with new strategy in place, followed it to the tee hitting Team White with a double whammy. Facing the outside blizzard was nothing in store for Team White. It was the “Blizzard of Blackness” coming their way with gale force energy that was too much to handle going down 5-3.

Adjusting their defensive and tweaking the offensive lines a bit, Team Green kept Team Blue at bay limiting their offensive chances allowing goalie Shawn Farrell to recupe his energy back shutting Team Blue offence down and getting Team Green back in the picture with a 5-2 win establishing a record of winning two consecutive games.

All teams are now tied in the standings and back to the best of three mode for all teams.

Cheers From St Augustine,Blizzard of Sunshine
Field Reporter
 
BOHA Playoff Round Robin Starts With One Upset. Every Team Is Still In The Picture

With 30% missing players during this perrenial headache playoff round robin, only one upset game was recorded and again the callup players did most of the scoring and the saves.

Team White took on Team Green to open the playoff season and it was no surprise. The only positive thing for Team Green was they scored first. But no panic for the favourite as Team White outshot Team Green 49-10 the rest of the way pumping in 9 goals for a 9-5 win. Team Green Purchasing Dept. now shopping for a pond hockey net to put on their side.

Team Gold came out and controlled the play and shots for the first fifteen minutes. Callup Carlo Ricciardi kept Team Blue in the game for that length of time and then a goal here and there and suddenly it was a 6-2 win for Team Blue, who had a head start preparing for the post season during the regular season for this game.

Just too many missing players for Team Black to do what they do best. Not enough juice to forecheck allowing Team Red to roam freely free whacking in front of Team Black net. Team Black came back from a 3-0 deficit scoring 3 goals to tie the game but in this night, Team Red just had too much fire power eventually winning 7-4.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team White Invites Curseman In Championship Photo As Regular Season Finale and Donation Night All in One Attracts Record Crowd

While Team White Photo Op was in progress, a record crowd attended the Donation Night Ceremony witnessing the distribution of funds to many worthwhile charities and reinforcing the mission of Beaconsfield Oldtimers Hockey Association. A proud moment for all Bohaniens. With funds distributed, it was back to business with two important games.

With the best playoff schedule on the line between Teams Red and Gold, Team Red came out flying, scoring a pair of quick goals, let Gold score one, and added 2 more for a half time 4-1 lead. In the 2nd half, Team Red decided to play the trap. Team Gold, led by super sub Mike “Ronny Mac” Fortier tenacity and tireless forechecking, led Team Gold with two goals and once and for all proving to all critics it is the bottom line that counts, not ranking. Mike’s tenacious skating inspired his team to a come from behind 4-4 tie, keeping Team Gold in 2nd place in the standings and securing the best spot in the playoff round robin tournament. For Team Red, not all is lost. Team Red remains in third securing the best two late games in the playoff schedule. Team Red own critics are hinting the short bench policy throughout the season is leading to tired legs in the 2nd period.

Team Black well known transition play continues to play out and was instrumental in getting Team Black a 3-0 lead with 6 min to go. Team White, a dream team this season, despite missing some players, dug deep with trench player Frank Kruzich, whose only record is 90th player drafted 40 consecutive years until this season when he was drafted first by Team White. Team White GM Dave Pollock, who drafted Frank for his 39 seconds shifts per game, must have known his hidden treasure as Frank dribbled the puck into the net prompting Team White to come up with 2 more earning a 3-3 tie.

Game 3 was a wide open exciting game to watch, according to Junior Field Reporters observing this game. Team Blue came up with a couple more hidden callups to supplement their meager lineup. Simon Banbury was between the pipes for Team Blue again, replacing the injured Kerry Gillings, and did an admiral job once again, propelling BOHA Scouting Bureau to upgrade his bio status from back up to back up to just backup “goalkeeper”. Team Blue jumped off to a quick start with 2 goals before Team Green was able to get going. Team Blue was leading 4-1 before Team Green got the legs going rallying to score 2 before half time. In the 2nd half, Team Blue restored a 2 goal lead but with 4th place still in sight, Team Green replied with some late goals to tie it but Team Blue put the icing on the cake, with their 7th goal and that's how the regular season ended with a 7-6 win for Team Blue.

From Playoff Round Robin Dept.

As we go into the playoff round, as always there are some who look at the playoff with different point of views. Most look at it as just games but some want to add the championship ring to their resumes. But everyone will agree that good competitive games throughout the rest of the season should be the paramount goal for every Bohanien. For the rookies in the league who may not be aware, from day one, the playoff takes place during March break when many players rightfully so are fulfilling family duties taking them to wonderful places. Taking Trump’s famous rhetoric, “Believe Me”, the spares have a great influence on game results more often than not. The Playoff system has always been broken and more so this season. As we are witnessing this season, with basically less than ideal number of spares, the scenario of many games with very short benches are very real. It is important then that each Team Representative can help somewhat by ensuring that all his missing players click in asap to allow the spares coordinators to get a head start.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Teams Red and Gold To Battle For Best Playoff Schedule In Finale Regular Season Game

Despite all the lopsided scores this season, there were still four teams vying for 2nd place. Two pretenders now have been weeded out and only Team Red and Team Gold will battle it out in the donation night regular season finale for the best playoff round robin spot. Teams that finished in second place went on to win 39 championships. A win by Team Red will get them 2nd place.

In a nothing game between Team White and Team Blue, Team Blue called up a couple of free agents and dressed up rookie backup to backup “goalkeeper” Simon Banbury. While John Glaser and Benoit Chiasson controlled the game peppering Team White goalie Pierre Lacoste who was forced to perform his best keeping Team White in the game, Simon was equally in the zone using every part of his anatomy, especially in the last 10 minutes of the game to stop Team White from chalking up more points winning 4-2.

It was a crucial game between Team Gold and Team Green. A win for Team Green would have made the standings more interesting, but long story short, Team Gold controlled its own destiny with the 5-3 win and now sits in the best place in 2nd place. Record shows that second place finishers in BOHA 55 year long history celebrated the championship rings 39 times including current Team Gold veteran defenceman Keith Imhoff record seven rings. All Team Gold has to do is tie Team Red in the last regular season game and they will be the favourite going into the playoff round.

Team Black, also in the hunt got hit with the "absent flu" and the top 4 draft picks all missed the crucial game. With valiant efforts from the rest of the team and assistance from callus Rob Boyle and Eric Gauthier, the team was competitive but just not enough juice going down 6-4 to Team Red. With the win, Team Red is the only team to challenge Team Gold for the best playoff schedule.

BOHA news ……………

The last regular season game is also the donation night where funds are distributed to the representatives of all the charitable organizations BOHA supports. Games start earlier at 7pm, 9pm and 10:25pm.

Congratulations to the BOHA 50+ tournament team in winning the Kirkland Tournament !! Well done boys !!!

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Breaking News !!! Donation Night Correction
Donation night is on February 28, not this Tuesday. So game time this Tuesday, February 21, is back to 8PM, 9:25pm and 10:50pm.
 
Team White Regular Season Champion. Other Teams Juggling For Playoff Positions. Team Green With Questionable Move Causing Team Red To Protest and Picket BOHA Competition Board Office

With two games left in the regular season, Team White has secured first place and a guaranteed only 1 late game. All other teams are fighting for 2nd place, some more intense than others. Four teams are still in the mix for this coveted spot while Team Blue is on the sideline preparing for the playoff round.

Team Black, with the best record in the second half, is definitely targeting second place, the best place to be in with only one late game and best playoff schedule. But before doing so, Team Black needed points and it did not look promising when Team Blue scored with 1.39 minutes left to go up 4-3. But Boha best forechecking Team Black forced a face off in Team Blue zone and with a quick wrister, Team Black Mike “Airhog” Rourke ties it 4-4 with 12.9 seconds left on the clock with his patented quickie face off one timer wrister, salvaging a point to stay in hunt for second place. For Team Blue, that’s just the way the season has been but it is predicted this team will be a force during the playoff.

Knowing that 2 points are needed to keep them in the 2nd place picture, Team Green pulled a move bordering an illegal move by calling up a non registered goalie, causing Team Red to picket outside the BOHA Executive Office. A sanction might be in the work for a case of premium beverages against Team Green for their under the table move which is fine for the well funded Team Green especially the 3-1 win moves them ahead of Team Red.

With short bench on both sides, it was a matter of which team was in better shape. Team White was just a tad better scoring a 5-4 win over Team Gold. With this win, Team White is officially crowned 3 games late as the regular season champ with the bonus curse in tow.

Breaking News:

BOHA Donation Night takes place next Tuesday Feb 21. First game starts at 7pm, follows by donation. 2nd game at 9PM and late game moves to 10:25pm. BOHA urges all Bohaniens to attend this important annual event.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Mini Ice storm hits again. Affects some Teams more than Others

Team White is at it again, running all over Team Red for the first 10 minutes of the game, scoring 4 goals, then as predictable coasted for the rest of the gamfinishing with a 6-3 win. Team White can afford to be in this mode thanks to the preparation and brilliant moves made by CFO Dave Pollock during the draft.

Team Blue has been in frigid state since the start of the season and the mini ice storm is not helping the frozen hands some are experiencing. Team Gold saw this golden opportunity and took advantage of it scoring 4 goals in each period. playersTeam Blue just doesn't know how to find the net, and just cannot seem to put 2 wins together to get a streak going. Sadly another lopsided game against Team Blue going down 8-1.

With so many players missing, the last game between Team Black and Team Green had to be a fast moving wide open game and super sub Benoit Ducharme and consistent Steve Poirier were tested many times and both stood up to the challenge getting each team a point in a well deserved 2-2 tie.

Cheers,
Field Reporter ll
 
Mini Ice Storm Short circuit A Few Teams Causing Power Outage To Some Players

With all teams back in action after the holiday break, all players had to contend with the mini ice storm mostly west of west island, causing freezing hand symtoms to some of the more reliable players.

Team Black and Team Gold open the new year hoping for a quick start. Team Black Andre Martin was the quickest out of the gate, playing a position unfamiliar to all but effective when he back swipes the puck past an over enthused sliding Jocelyn Lauzon for the opening goal of year 2017 with only 2 minutes gone. From that point onward it was downhill for Team Gold as Team Black pretty well dictates the game ending it 10-5 and on a 2 game winning streak, sending their goalie to a 10 day Key West Caribbean cruise.

Second game was no different as Team White took a 4-0 lead and then coasted to a 7-3 win over Team Green and a staggering 98 goals for after only 18 games. Captain Dave Pollock in serious chase for the record, is not sending his goalie for a cruise but to a fast pace dry land training.

Team Blue Simon Banbury made his Boha appearance as a rookie goaltender. While the initial outing is a bit less than the desired outcome, Simon and the Team Blue brass are satisfied in his 6-3 bebut loss to Team Red as a warm up for better things to come.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA 3 Wise Men Celebrate Birthdays N Hat Trick As Gourmet Christmas Meal Served

As duo of Spiro Krallis and Tom Simpson prepare the Dagwoods brand sausages, sandwiches, chips, nuts, and other condiments for the traditional festive meal in Santa Cave, the year ending games finished year 2016 with festive giving and scroogie games.

Team White and Team Red played cautiously in front of the many Alumnis who showed up to this annual event, perhaps to showcase or maybe everyone just going through the motion to get to the post game munchies in one piece. It appears most players of both teams just could not get into it as the flow trickles down with the exception of Dr. Francois Gilbert, league leading goal scorer in his category with another goal and player of the game Mike Downey, a good jesuit Loyola boy scoring his first 2 goals this season, leading Team White and outshooting Team Red 8-2 for a scroogie 8-2 Merry Christmas win.

Meanwhile, there’s no scroogie game between Team Gold and Team Blue in their 5-5 tie. Since both teams cut their field reporting budget, these two teams remain a mystery in their daily activities.

Team Black continues to focus on Team bonding and it is working especially in the food and beverage department. In 3rd place now and with record number of amber magic, players from other teams are lining up and some on waiting list to gain entrance to the dressing or lack thereof room especially to celebrate with the birthday boys. With Christmas wishes arriving early, the birthday boys Presidente Peter McCusker opening tip in goal, Andre Martin 3 assists posed for a remembrance photo along with hat trick specialist Professor JP Parkhill and a year ending 6-3 win. With stringent dress code, guest Gary MacLellan was handed temporary cover up in the guest quarter.

BOHA Happy Holidays Planning Committee ….

A thank you note from all Bohaniens for the beautiful Christmas spread organized by Tommy Simpson with the usual top notch quality gourmet meal from Dagwoods Spiro Krallis with sandwiches, steaming sausages and condiment spread, chips, nuts, buns and all consumed in record time.

Number of alumnis joined in the festive mood. Among them, Alan Turpin, Bob Roe, regular fan Hughes Pollock.

Executive and all wish all Bohaniens, Friends of BOHA and family members a safe and joyeuse Happy Holidays. Till we meet again on January 3, 2017 at 8PM sharp.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA More Than Hockey. Love Is In The Air

Breaking News !!! There's a serious insinuation that a cheque is a guise for some illicit activity. Exhibit A submitted to BBI, BOHA Bureau of Investigation is showing cheque is coded and forensic expert has been busy deciphering what this really means. Rob Bowrin, Junior Field Reporter Emeritus uncovers this during his reporting assignment. A quick investigation is pointing towards the Russian hackers attempt to discredit BOHA saintly reputation with this titillating news.

For most of the players in the first game still dreaming or wishing they are involved in this latest scandalous activity, it was tough to concentrate. Team Blue took advantage and slipped a game changing player into their lineup bypassing the official system creating another scandal. Unaware to Team Black that Team Blue has an under the table player, most felt this game was a bit more challenging to play but in the end it did not matter as Team Black super D Jack Digiacomo potted a career first two goal performance including the howitzer looping winning goal from the point with 0.6 seconds left in the game for a 5-4 win. In the ensuing celebration at Mike “Air Hog” Rourke mancave in the “Barn”, a rowdy bunch from Team Black and party crusher “The Dude” munched on sandwiches, nuts, chips and consumed cold beverages and amber magic shots in front of the musical virtual firelogs.

Poise to move up in the standings, Team Green who has been on an offensive tear lately bumped into Team Red, the best offensive team lately. Team Red dominated the first period and then went on to win 4-2 stopping Team Green for now.

At one time, having seven callups spell disaster but since everything is going the right way for Team White so far, it’s just another game for them. Team Gold, a little confused with Team White lineup, never adjusted and went through the motion allowing Team White Captain Dave Pollock to sit out Ted Mulhern in the second half and double shifted Frank Kruzich inspiring the callups to score most of the goals winning a lopsided 7-2 game.

The 2016 year end games start one hour early for all teams starting at 7PM. Not sure what BOHA has in the plan to celebrate the Happy Holidays season but whatever it is, is always well done.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
More Blowout Games

In this year of offensive hockey, it is expected every week there will be one or two blow out games, a high scoring game and maybe one competitive game. Increasingly, less players are touching the puck as a handful of offensive players are rushing end to end and with some teams short benching, more offensive records are in danger of being broken.

It was supposed to be an easy 2 points for Team Gold but with a wide open game, Team Green got more open ice than Team Gold and callup specialist Rob Freire took advantage of the openings leading Team Green to a 8-2 win and now is only one point behind Team Gold.

Dr. Francois Gilbert, who once wore Cooper GPX 2000 model gloves as a rookie not too long ago has come a long way. No longer tripping over the blueline he now glides with confidence picking top corners. With two more goals last night and 8 to date, no wonder Team White is in first place. Leading 6-3, Team White, still nervous of losing players to trade, coasted a bit too much allowing Team Blue a comeback 6-6 tie.

Remembering their shellacking by Team Black in their last meeting, Team Red was not going to let it happan again. After a scary moment when they were down 4-2, BOHA best offensive team took over and rolled over Team Black 8-5 serving notice to Team Black not to “*%k with them again.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Records Established In All Three Games In Week 14. Ted Mulhern 2 Goals Away From Hall Of Fame Eligibilty

After an unusual dry spell of no records established, there are suddenly 4 records established and broken in 2 consecutive weeks, including Team White Ted Mulhern whose 4 goals bring him closer to first BOHA player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the offensive category.

Team Gold and Team Red led this historic night jockeying for 2nd place and to many experienced Bohaniens the best place to be for the playoff round robin schedule . With the score at 0-0 in the first period, Team Red Dave Wood established a personal best record since joining BOHA in the early 80’s for not allowing a goal in the first period. Sadly, BOHA best offensive team was not able to hold the tie and with their offensive game timing a bit off, Team Gold took advantage and skated away with a 4-2 win and now is in the coveted 2nd place. With Team Red injured defenceman Scott Meehan testing and warming up and looking good between games, Team Red is not too worry.

In a tail spin the last few games, Team White decided that enough is enough and showed their game for all to see that they are not playing possum as some critics are suggesting. Particularly forward extraordinaire Ted Mulhern, who never cares about critics, sidestepping around Team Black Defensive corps scoring 4 goals with three quarter of the game left. With a 5 goal lead in less than 10 minutes, maybe it was time to coast and back to possum mode savoring the eventual 7-0 victory and celebrate Ted Mulhern record pace with beverage and chips and a photo op with accomplice Team Black goalie George Tan.

Mike Fortier, Team Green A1 callup, did it again. Making the BOHA Field Report is an accomplishment in itself but to be part of the news 2 weeks in a row is unheard of. But with a record goal in 3.85 seconds after opening faceoff, it has to make the news. This record will be standing for a long time. Paul Regimbal, who knows a thing or two about speed, calculated that after the drop, the speed of the puck has to be 97mph to cross the goal line. With actuarial scientist Michel Mayer calculation support using all BOHA players shot speed as statistical sample, 99.9% of the players shot speed were eliminated citing a lack of bladehead speed. With this supporting data, This record might just hold up for a long time. Despite this accomplishment, it was Team Blue A1 callup Michael Aucoin who potted two top corner goals on Team Green callup goalie TBD from the blue line to secure a come from behind 4-3 Team Blue win and taking the limelight away from Mike Fortier.

BOHA Competition Board …….
Despite all the lopsided scores after week 14, Standings remain close with Teams White, Red and maybe Gold still in the top tier and Teams Green, Black and Blue in the farm tier. Only one thing is for sure, more records in jeopardy of being broken.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Ball Hockey Sensation Mike Fortier Inspires Team Green While Team Black Veteran Marc “Pea Grower” Lemery Breaks 19 Year Record

With a so so season so far, Team Green got a big boost from callup Mike Fortier, a ball hockey sensation, when he scored Team Green first goal setting an inspired peppy offense winning 6-1 easily including a roofer by Tommy Simpson to cap the victory. After a quick start out of the gate, is Team White now in a coasting mode to avoid another trade or is this it when the full team shows up? From the field reporting gallery, the opinion is the difference in this game is Team White playing with a regular roster and Team Green shelving a few “Departure lounge” class players, tipping the scale to a peppier offense by the Martians. Team White power offense just could not penetrate into the scoring zone area while Team Green designated coach Joey Strati gave the 'Green" light to his pride callup Mike Fortier whose tenacity earned him two penalties but more importantly confusing Team White and stalling their offensive players who are used to free wheeling. Is this a glimpse of Team White “2015-16 Canadiens Collapsed syndrome" or is it just a minor hiccup. All hockey pundits are predicting it is just a minor setback.

Team Blue after a few strong games went backward big time letting in a few early goals and then some more before going down 10-5 to Team Red who is about to be declared the best offensive team by Vegas. The goals came from all the forwards in this game. All the defense did was stopped Team Blue powder puff offense at the blueline to limit the damage to 5 goals avenging their last game when the same Team Blue humiliated them 7-2.

Another seesaw battle for Team Black, this time against Team Gold, a designated high echelon team. With a scoreless first period, it was a matter of which team has better stamina as both teams played with reduced rosters. Soon Team Gold offensive power showed up scoring 2 goals and led 3-1 until devine intervention by Team Black Marc “Pea Grower” Lemery who with 17.8 seconds left scored and then again in the goal mouth with a scrambling knuckle roofer with 5.8 seconds left in the game to tie it 3-3, breaking a BOHA 19 year record by .5 second with 2 goals in 12 seconds by same defenceman last held by current Team Gold defenceman Keith Imhoff who sadly was on the ice for Marc’s both goals.

What will next week’s games be like. Will they be close and competitive or will they be lopsided that is becoming a norm this season.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Two More Blow out Games and More Rosters Maneuvering Surfacing

Very interesting season to date. There are more lopsided games and hockey pundits are zeroing in on call ups and roster maneuvering as exhibited in week 12.

Team White after going through a rough few games is back on track on route holy grail. Team Gold proves to be inconsequential as Team White plays with them with an easy 7-2 shellacking win. The only positive out of this is Team Gold is still in 2nd place as Team Red did no better.

In one of the few close games this season, Team Blue and Team Black, both known as the lower echelon teams battle it out with a goaltending duel between Kerry Gillings and George Tan. The result is a 3-3 tie with Team Black defending the wall with 2 men short for the last 3 minutes of the game.

Team Red, playing with less than allowable roster the last few games did it again but in this instance, with some key players missing was on the low side losing 9-3 to Team Green who is now on a one game winning streak after 3 losses in a row. BOHA Treasury is considering sending a notice to Team Red management as the responsible culprit in league loss revenue and 3 teams cutting down their food budget.

BOHA news …..

Slow trickling hearsay news has Boha/Darien exchange this past week-end with Boha splitting with a 3-2 loss on Friday night and rebounding with a big 8-2 win on Saturday and then off to the Bell Centre to witness the 5-0 Canadiens win over Detroit Red Wings while Chad Spannaus entertained a near capacity crowd at Club Dome with 3 flawless karaoke tunes.

Cheers,
Field Reporter




 
Team Black Trumps Team Green. Some Teams Start Building Wall To Stave Off More Goals

In a year where high and lopsided scores are the norms for the first 11 games, is this an anomaly or is BOHA returning back to a shinny hockey league. Only time will tell.

After a blockbuster deal between Team Black and Team White, it is only clear at this time that Team Black got a “Moose” that fits right into the team chemistry. The new Team Black member Marc Daoust fits in like a glove on and off the ice. Steady as a brick wall, Team Green just could not penetrate Marc and the defence corps. With timely goals, Brad Belvedere, Captain Jet Jones and Mike “Air Hog” Rourke led the team again for the 7-3 win. Team Green management is now commissioning for a blueprint to start a defensive wall to stave off the recent goals onslaught.

Team Red, who already has a wall moves into a tie with Team White and Team Gold in the standings but remains in 3rd place with negative goal differential after the 9-5 win over Team White. This team continues to apply the successful short bench strategy. Will this continue or will they wait till BOHA Treasury Department sends collector notices to Team Red. James Anderson, the flip side of the blockbuster trade, sadly debuts with a loss but is hopeful with a garden view on better things to come for Team White.

Controversy over a callup, Team Gold took their case directly to the source and got a favourable ruling in time for a pre-game trade. After a close period, Team Gold call up Mike Deheuval decided to take the matter into his own hands with 2 goals to lead Team Gold to a 4-2 win securing a solid 2nd place but tied in points with Team White and Team Red.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
After 10 Games Only Team White Has a Path To Regular Season Champion Trophy

A third into the season, debate is brewing whether the defensive game is crumbling or the offence is picking up a notch. League statisticians are looking at this year overall goals against average of 3.9 and are wondering why it is higher than past years.

Team Blue Crazy Sox Labelle was on a tear in the opening game potting a hat trick leading Team Blue who has awaken to a 7-2 win over Team Red. Back stopper Kerry Gillings closed off the bottom part of the net and only allowed Team Red to score twice winning his long overdue first game of the season in eight tries. Team Blue is on a 3 game unbeaten streak looking to extend it against Team Gold next week.

After a team “Crown Royal” rally to wipe out a bad 6-2 memory loss against Team Blue the previous week, Team Black went out and peppered Team Gold for the first 15 minutes spoiling the debut night for Team Gold goalie Richard Perron. Brad Belvedere on a hot streak lately, took a blind pass from super sub Eddie Cheong scoring a highlight goal to lead the 6-1 win over Team Gold. Team Black photographer Dave Newell is sharing Team Black secret winning Formula once again.

Team White put another notch on their gun belt defeating Team Green 4-3. With 15 minutes to go in the last period, Team White popped in 3 goals in less than 6 minutes reversing the score with Team Green and skated away with a 4-3 win.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Games Are “RIGGED” According To The Losing Teams

After 8 games into the season, the runner ups in last night games are making allegation the games were rigged and are now contemplating hiring Trump Campaign as consultant.

Team Green on a 4 game unbeaten streak was on a roll until some rigged calls mar the highlight reel play of the night by Team Green Brad Belvedere who after stripping the puck off Team Green callup Pierre Traverse did a 1 6 3 move on his knees to score the play of the night goal. Sadly an uncalled “Slap shot” by perennial slap shot king Bruce Bezner and a rigged penalty call late in the game paved the road to Team Green to score 2 goals and a 5-4 win in less than 4 minutes.

Team Blue suffering a horrendous goal differential deficit unseen before stopped the bleeding tying Team Gold 2-2. The offense continues to cast a shadow but lighter hue is in the horizon a few light years ahead. Team Gold, a close pursuer of Team White picks up a point and is now in solid 2nd place just ahead of Team Green by 10 goals.

Team White who adjusted their speed to cruise control a few games ago is re-considering new adjustments after the 6-4 loss to Team Red. But this is just a minor hiccup and in no time will continue their path to claim the regular season trophy sooner than later. Team Red, another top tier team, relied on veteran goalie Dave Wood who stopped Team White game breaker Dave Pollock on the most crucial play but more importantly only allowed him to score 3 of Team White goals.

Will the games continue to get rigged ? Tune in !!!

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team White Continues To Prove Vegas Prediction Right While Secret Hot Sauce Fires UP Team Black

With this year draft process going rogue this season, different teams are handling it differently. Some took advantage while others did not care as long as the food and beverages are good. Team Black continues to put out gourmet servings while Team Red slashes their food and beverage budget risking massive layoffs in Master Chef Mark Dubois Department.

Shortbenching some of the role players including sitting out Frank Kruzich who holds the record of being the first draft of the reverse order, Team White continues their path to capture the regular season with a 7-5 win over the hard luck Team Blue. Score is close but the plays dictate Team White is going to be hard to beat. Team Blue picks players based on locker room atmosphere. It remains to be seen what the outcome will be if the losing trend continues. But based on past history, this team usually rebounds back.

On the rise, Team Black took advantage of Team Red leaky pipes pumping in 10 goals with their 15 shots and then blocked 89 point shots from Team Red duo Nick Bergamin and Peter Matajic for a 10-4 win. This is a collective win for Team Black with all 13 players collecting at least 1 point. But more importantly, since their 3 game training camp mode, Team Black has been on a 4 game unbeaten streak after introducing the team secret hot sauce reluctantly being published for sharing.

Team Gold, closest challenger to Team White, is starting to show the drafting genius of their captain Jocelyn Lauzon. After convincing BOHA competition board to allow goalies to be Team Managers, Jocelyn took advantage of the newly instituted free for all draft system to craft a championship caliber team. The result is a 7-1 walloping of Team Green who is now looking closely at Team Black secret hot sauce.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA Back To Regular Season After Hosting Another Successful Tournament
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BOHA Takes A Break. Turns Focus to Tournament

After five games into the season, some teams are happy to take a week off while others want the momentum built up to keep going. Regardless, all teams will be off for a week while BOHA welcomes other teams to partake in the annual invitational tournament.

With a 2 game winning streak, Team Black is a bit disappointed with the upcoming break but is ecstatic with the 5-2 empty net win over Team Gold. For Team Gold, it was just one of those games when players were not able to get in front of the net.

Taking advantage of 3 power plays the previous game against Team Gold self destructive penalties, mostly to call up Dave McGibbon, Team White was hoping Team Green would play the same way. But the disciplined Team Green scouted well and had Tim Brun shadowing player of the game Francois Gilbert all game long. The reward was a 5-3 win for Team Green handing Team White the first loss of the season.

Team Red plays their typical game. Blessed with a new draft system and injury replacement, the team with the best point shots took it to Team Blue winning 5-4 after trailing most of the game. Team Blue is now in last place and wonders if the new draft instituted this year is working against them.

BOHA now takes a week off to welcome teams to the annual invitational tournament.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
A Tie Game, A Normal Game and A Blowout Game.Team White Enjoys Early Success

After 4 weeks of play, it appears the close games exhibited in the past ten years are giving way to more blowout games. Will this be the norm or just a ploy by some teams to get better playoff schedule.

Team Red, a challenger to Team White and still in sight for first place fell back after an almost loss. After a 0-0 tie with 6 minutes left in the game, a goalmouth deflection by Marco Romani and a callup Martin Seebacher breakaway goals put Team Red in a big hole. But with a skate through the Green team goal by Nick Bergamin and a turnaround swiper Craig Miller goal got Team Red a point and now trail Team White by 3 points.

Announcing Team Black training camp over, General Manager Jeff “Jet” Jones proceeded to sign up free agent John Glaser. Result is a 1 goal and a 4 point night catapulting Team Black to a 5-2 win and first win of the season. Team Black capitalized on all their breakout chances on this game and the defence corps and Marc “Green Pea” Lemery presence took care of business in the defensive zone. After a strong start in the past two seasons, Team Blue is having a rough start but as always, this team history shows they are always in the playoff picture once the season settles down.

The final score was already projected before Team White and Team Gold took the ice. The 7-3 win for Team White is no surprise as this team continues to break records on the way to claiming the title of Regular season champion.

Count Down to BOHA Annual Turnament ………....2 weeks
Stay tune for more details.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team Black Still In Training Camp Mode. Vegas Declares Team White Unofficial Winner of Regular Season

With only two weeks into the season, some teams are still in training camp mode while others are declared the unofficial winner of regular season, based on the new polling technology.

Team Black, the plumbing team with a tenacious forechecking game, almost pulled one out of the hat but with some pipes still leaking and playing behind the eight ball since the first minute of the game, Team Black went down to a 6-4 empty net loss to Team Red. But the game was quickly wiped out from memory when Dave Newell gourmet “Pulled pork’ with all the trimmings are served with fine beverages.

Like Team Black, Team Green has struggled the first two games watching Team Gold skated away with 4 goals in the second half and a 5-1 loss. Team Gold has joined Team White in the elite section while Team Green will regroup and try for the 2 points next game against Team Black.

The earliest prediction ever made by Vegas, Team White is already declared the unofficial favourite to win the regular season. With the 5-1 win over Team Blue, it’s a matter of coasting the remaining 23 games and get ready for the playoff.

Cheers,
Field Reporter

 
Welcome To The 2016-2017 Season!

The draft was held last night, the teams have been made and Opening Night is just two weeks away! Watch for an email from one of the team reps advising you which team you’re on. For spares, keep your eyes open for sparing opportunities.

Before we move on to a few housekeeping matters, please join me in thanking your BOHA Executive for accepting the roles they were voted in for at the AGM in June:

President: Peter McCusker

VP On-Ice: Andre Blanchette

VP Off-Ice: Tom Simpson

Secretary: Dave Newell

Treasurer: Dave Wood

Tournament President: Steve Poirier

Please also join me in thanking the following people for the important roles they’ll play in the smooth running of the league this season:

· Teams Reps: Paul Belley, Bruce Besner, Don Etienne, Dave Pollock, Jocelyn Lauzon, Jeff Jones

· Timekeeping: Sarah MacLellan

· Referees: Roger and his crew

· Spare system manager: George Tan

· Spare coordinators: Ted Jackson and Kerry Gillings

· Spare collections: Gord MacLellan

· Balancing Committee: Marco Romani, Dave Pelletier, Rick Wyjad and Arnie Dort

SOME IMPORTANT DATES:

· Tuesday Aug 16th: Face-Off at Ste-Anne’s Legion – spares are welcome!

· Tuesday Aug 23rd: Opening Game Night

· Sept 27th to Sunday Oct 2nd, 2016: Tournament

· Sept 27th: NO GAMES – Tournament

· Dec 20th: Christmas Party – early games times: 7pm, 8:25pm, 9:50pm

· Dec 27th: NO GAMES – Christmas Break (Start back Jan 3rd)

· Jan 10th: NO GAMES – BKRA Tournament

· Feb 21st (tentative): Donation Night

· Mar 7th to Apr 4th: Playoff Round Robin

· April 11th: Finals – early games times: 7pm, 8:25pm, 9:50pm

· May 6th, 2017 (tentative): Banquet

TOURNAMENT

As part of our support of the Beaconsfield Oldtimers Hockey Tournament, all BOHA members are reminded that your responsibilities also include;

Regulars:
a cheque for $100 payable to the charity assigned to your team (tax receipt to be issued by the charity in question)
volunteering for at least one shift during the tournament, securing program ads, donating raffle prizes, etc

Spares:

o a spare that is invited to replace a regular with a long-term injury (half-season or more), will be required to do same as above for a regular

o all spares are strongly encouraged to support the tournament as mentioned above. Tax receipts will be issued for any donations made directly to a charity in BOHA’s name.

·For more information, please contact Steve Poirier, Tournament President at 514-927-6396 or steven.mjp@gmail.com

That’s all for now... more to come between now and Opening Night. Wishing everyone a great season!

Looking forward to seeing you all at face-off next week!

Cheers,

Peter, President

 
Renewal of membership for 2016-17 Season
BOHA welcomes all Bohaniens again for the upcoming season. Renewal process is in full swing and all "Regular" players are encouraged to renew your membership. There is a deadline of July 31 to indicate your choice. Many spares are eager to join as full time player so do not miss the date as you may find yourself cheering from the sideline.

For your information, all "Regular" players are autoset as Not Returning in the system. You must log in and indicate one of the choices available for you to activate your membership. No exception !!!!

Cheers,
BOHA Membership Renewals
 
Gold In Short Supply As Team Gold Wins Third Straight Gold Medal Game

In the closing night of BOHA 2016 medal games, the debate continues whether what feels better; to lose gold medal game and get the token silver or winning the bronze medal game? Judging from the reactions from the players at the finale night, Team Green players exhibited that winning the bronze medal game feels much better than Team White getting the token Silver medal.

With no precious metal left to forge for this undercard game, both Team Blue and Team Red played for the “Figure Skate” trophy. With nothing to lose and planning towards the future, Team Red showcased their future goaltending depth dressing the “Dude” to replace hard luck goalie Jocelyn Lauzon. Evaluating the save percentage and the score, Team Red draft picks continue to show why Team Red is 0 for 6 in the medal game round robin. The only positive might be next season draft lottery pick. Team Blue, a little nervous at the outset and down 5-3, turned the game around by shooting at the net confusing the Dude winning easily, escaping the figure skate trophy with a come from behind 11-6 win.

The hard luck Team Green, who went dry offensively during the critical games in the playoff round was determined to win the bronze medal. Team Black had the same thing in mind but Team Green Gord Parkinson was a one man wrecking crew taking a record 15 shots on net but just could not shake the cement hands label, counting only one in the 5-3 win but denying his feeder Ted Mulhern the BOHA assists record, own by teammate Dr. Geoff Heseltine. Still with that important point, Ted Mulhern is declared BOHA 2016 overall scoring champion by popular votes.

After 10 games into the season, Team Gold was written off by Vegas Bookie Marc Lemery. With careful drafting and stroke of luck that is only reserved for good teams, Team Gold Captain Andre Blanchette used their supplemental draft picks to complete the puzzle. Going for 16 straight win streak was never in doubt jumping to a quick 2-0 lead and then frustrating offenseless Team White all night long winning 5-2 easily along with a record third straight championship in front of the second largest noisy crowd and a history first father son on opposing teams when JP Mayer Sr unfortunately finishing on the runner-up side but nevertheless a happy man passing the torch to junior Jean Philippe to carry on. Paul Painter, Team Gold veteran defenceman rested 24 games during the season to get ready for the big one and now is the first Three peat winner in Team Gold history.

As is customary, a tribute to Team Gold members:
Goal: Steve Poirier, Shawn Farrell (Back up), Benoit Ducharme (Back up to Back Up), Brad Hemming (Back up to the 3rd power).
Defence: Spiro Krallis, Andre Blanchette, Scott Meehan, Mike Tinmouth, Paul Painter, Bryan Kaye (Draft pick), Tony Butera (Darft Pick), Geoff Kalil (Draft Pick)
Forwards: Arnold Dort, Dave Maik, Mathieu Crevier, Bob Saharov, JP Mayer Jr., Paul Belly, Wayne Hart, Simon Banbury, Tim Brun, James Anderson and all 120 callups.

With celebration continuing in Team Gold room, soon it was time and a final call from dix minutes ends a successful 2016 season but BOHA Hockey Operations is already in full swing holding first meeting next week. But to all the rest of Bohaniens, it is time to recupe or forget and with golf season around the corner, the Field Reporters Association wishes all Bohaniens a good swing to dream about, a safe, healthy and a great summer.

Some season ending BOHA news and familiar faces……

Vegas prediction was spot on although with high odds of 195 to 50 cents, not much to gain. Biggest loser bookie Marc Lemery lost big time putting all his weekly allowances on Team White.

Record breaking spares allowing BOHA to plan for a good banquet instead of tube steak. All teams thank the BOHA Executives for a great season and the free flowing pizzas and bottles of pristine Scottish beverage to cap off the season arranged by VP Off Ice Tom Simpson.

Nice to see some alumnus in the stands cheering for both teams, notably past Presidents Dana Smith and Keith Bertoia, Bob Roe, Al Turpin.

And finally, BOHA website hits a record over 1,000,000 visitors in 5 short years. We thank all visitors but most of all the website sponsors for making it possible to allow BOHA to be the undisputed leader in automated hockey spares management in the sports world.

Until then,

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Stage Is Set For BOHA 2016 Championship Game

With one more game to go in the 2016 season, Team Gold is going for the record breaking 16 straight unbeaten streak while Team White is going for a record 19 championship titles.

With no pressure other than tying a 15th straight unbeaten streak record in line, Team Gold, already in the championship game did not hold back. Knowing that their best chance to win against Team Blue, who needs the win to get into the showdown game, is to shoot, that they did and with too many holes, an easy 7-2 win secures the home game and the pivotal last change for Team Gold who now is going after the record 16 games unbeaten record and defending the 2015 champion title. For Team Blue, after a valiant and successful season now plays in the 7pm “Figure Skate” trophy game against the hard luck Team Red.

With no mathematical chance of getting into the showcase game, Team Green went all out offensively against Team Red. Looking good for the first half with a 5-1 lead and then strange things happened when Team Red scored 4 goals in a space of 5 minutes. But a determined Nick Bergamin took the bull by the horn, scoring his first BOHA career 5 goals and 3 assists with the last assist feeding Ted Mulhern with a 2 on one breakout with Jeff Jones tapping in the winning goal. For Team Red, it sums up their season but can easily redeem the season with a win in the “Figure Skate” game against Team Blue.

The last game of the round robin was a huge one for Team White but even bigger for Team Black. Team Black needed to win to get into the showcase and was along the way with a 3-0 lead. But trying to protect the lead got Team Black into trouble. Team White, an experienced team with 18 championship belts chipped away and sooner than later, got the tying goal sending Team Black packing and looking forward to getting the 19th championship belt at the expense of Team Gold.

BOHA Championship Night News …….

First Game: 7PM
Second Game: 8:25PM
Championship Game: 9:50PM

Don’t know yet what the Food and Beverage Dept plan is for the championship extravaganza night is but from past experiences, it should be a good one.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Special Reporting From Halifax Plantation Golf Club, St Augustine, Florida. Team Gold and Team Black On Top In Critical Week 3

With 2 more games to go and both Team Gold and Team Black on top of the leaderboard, BOHA establishment is weighing proposals from players union to decide the championship title format with a one on one between Andre Blanchette of Gold and Dave Pollock of Black if the two teams are pitted against each other.

It appears playoff hockey is not about goaltending as some are suggesting. Team Blue spent all their energy maneuvering their goalie roster but backfires when Team Black pulls out a 4-1 win sending Team Black to second place while giving Team Blue another chance to right the boat.

Team Red scores 5 goals but unfortunately like their season to date, Team White scores one more winning 6-5 and Now Team Red is officially the first team to cheer from the sideline.

The critical game for Team Green against Team Gold could decide the playoff season but a well played 2-2 game solidify Team Gold in the top spot while Team Green is given another chance next week in the mother of all games.

Cheers from St Augustine,
Field Reporter
 
Vegas Writes Off Team Red. Five Teams Still In the Mix. Some in the Top and Some in The Bottom

In an unprecedented move, Boha official bookie Vegas has declared Team Red out of the race. With five teams still very much alive though one may be on a lifeline, the “Callup Series” continues to attract controversies from the peanut gallery, BOHA establishment is seeking advice from the “3 Wise Men” Tribunal, appointed by nominated VP on Ice Judge Marco Romani.

With the prediction that the team that win this game to be one of the finalists, defending champion Team Gold and most championships Team White looking to increase the number of championship trophies both played cautiously. Unfortunately for Team White, a few seeing eye goals found their way through quickly erasing their short lived 2-1 lead and giving Team Gold a 4-2 win who now has the odds of 1-8 to be in the championship game. Team White still has the wild card but with the tough road schedule, the lane is getting narrower. But captain Graham sees no issue with it as this proud team has been through narrower paths.

To keep up with Team Gold, both Team Green and Team Blue needed to stay in touch at least for this game. Even with better roster maneuvering by Team Blue, the game was played superbly and in a 2-1 game, a better shot here or there could have different outcome. As monitored by the “3 Wise Men” Tribunal, the integrity of the “Miss” click process was kept and the Team Blue 2-1 win will hold but Team Blue Frank Kruzich is fined with an undetermined amount along with 4 game suspension verdict causing all teams to protest the suspension and wild cheers from Team Blue. Team Green, confident the team will feel alive again with their secret sauce, retired to enjoy Judge Romani Chili with the vow to heat up the team with his exclusive hot sauce and promptly optioned goalie George Tan to St Augustine Florida for 8 days to get the swing of things back on track.

Team Red, finishing last and their second season on the line played well again but not able to shake off the hard luck that mars their regular season, the second season also has done them in. With their season spiritually over, it was time for a year end celebration and this team knows how to celebrate. Praises were made for Jocelyn Lauzon great tasting sausages!! All invited guests had enjoyment with his sausage last night!! (not sure which sausage). Squeezing in their season finale speech, Captain Ken Labelle took the floor: “Boys , we had a hard fought game - we came out with a strong game plan and we executed - first shift no goals. We also scored more this week - although Joc will certainly not thank our "Large Kieran" for that tape-2-tape pass from the corner to the goal crease leading to a late goal to make it 4-2. Best work ethic of the year - lots of pressure by all 3 lines and good defensive support. The league is noticing there is no quit in R-E-D.

Field Reporters Association Bulletin Board:

Job opportunity for Junior Field Reporter Trainee. Well paid position. No need to apply. Just take the job for the next 2 weeks and submit articles to St John Golf Club, St. Augustine, Florida

Exclusive news: 3 goalies out next week. Which team will win the goalie lottery.

Cheers,
Field Reporter with contribution from Junior Field Reporter
 
Playoff Begins With Expected Results Despite The Usual Replacement Headache

With the 2016 “Call Up Series” starting, as expected 23 replacement players were in the mix along with 5 unfilled and 5 no “Miss” click players, it is surprising the games were all competitive. With 2 more weeks of the same condition, this perpetual annual dilemma is causing the BOHA Competition Bureau to begin evaluating the future of the current playoff format.

Regular season champion Team Green, very aware of the new curse that no regular season champion has ever won the first playoff game wanted to dispel this curse and came out quick outshooting Team Black 10 - 0 but with no results and after 2 seeing eye goals for Team Black, the fear of the new curse starting a new trend started to play with some of Team Green player's mind. Acting captain Ted Mulhern and late free agent signee Dr. H were not having any of this and took the bull by the horns scoring 2 goals each securing the 8-6 win and breaking the curse before it takes hold. For Team Black, it was a moral victory and a statement made to the rest of the league that they are still very much in the playoff picture although the room is getting a tad smaller.

Second place and defending champion Team Gold, still riding a high with a 10 game unbeaten streak and averaging 6 goals for per game took on the hard luck Team Red for the second straight week. Game was tied 1-1 for a long time but soon, Team Gold figured out the new Team Red strategy and started to take advantage of defensive little leaks here and there scoring 3 more goals and a predicted 4-1 win and keeps Vegas vote to defend the playoff championship with unheard of 1-6 odds.

With the “Call Up Series” stacked against them, Team Blue, missing quality defenders Dave Morton and financial wizard Chris Wright should have been a big blow to them. This resilient team and their depth chart shows to all bettors not to write off this dark horse too quickly. Playing against Team White, historically with the most championships is a big hurdle and Team White showed it controlling the game early. With Call up Brad Hemmings keeping Team Blue in the game, the second period took a turn and a well earned 4-4 tie for Team Blue and another week to look forward to.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team Red Desperate Move to Mixed Color Socks Falls Flat Finishing Last

Let the second season begins. Dubs as the “Callup Series”, the first three games of the round robin playoff starting March 1 will be decided by who has the best call ups as over 50% of the regular roster players will be down south, out west or somewhere in the caribbean sea. By the time they’re back, the two finalists might already been decided.

With their fate decided way back, Team Red has been preparing for the second season for the past 3 games. Out of options, the team resorted to mixed color socks trying to confuse Team Gold in the first game of their back to back game. The ploy confused Team Red goalie Jocelyn Lauzon trying to pick out who’s who going down 8-3 to Team Gold. With the loss, what other ploy will surface next week when Team Red meets the hottest team in the league again.

Fighting for 3rd place, this 4 pointer game between Team White and Team Black started with Team Black controlling the game with authority and a 2-0 lead. Then all things broke down for Team Black losing 8-4 and dropping all the way down to 5th place and now must face 1st place Team Green in the playoff game opener.

With first place sewn up 2 games ago, it was a matter of keeping the momentum going for Team Green and to capture the championship last won 4 years ago. With Team Blue on a hot streak, Team Green was fortunate to go up 3-0 before settling for a 5-4 win and celebrating as regular season champion enjoying electric player of the game Greg Maloney's smoked salmon, bagels, magic amber.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team Green Clinches Regular Season Champion Title

With two games left in the regular season, first place has been taken but 2nd place, deems as the best spot heading into the playoff is still open for Team Gold or Team White. Teams Blue, Black and Red are relegated to B pool with a two late game package deal during the playoff round robin.

In the donation night, both Teams Blue and Black were very generous donating goals but Team Black was stingy enough to hold a couple of them back winning 5-3 with an open net.

After a long break and cheques given out to all the worthy charitable organizations, the middle game resumed with Team Green needing just a point to clinch the title of regular season champion. While everyone was still stiff from the presentation ceremony, Team Green Ted Mulhern took the bull by the horn, took a few two-line stretch passes scoring 4 goals to get 2 points and securing the regular season championship. But it was not a guarantee as Team Red, a proud team undergoing a tough time this season, had a glimpse of their past rich history tying the game at 5-5 after trailing 3-0. But it was just for a short while as Team Green counted one late and added an insurance empty netter for the 7-5 win to clinch Team Green 7th regular season championship since the two line off-side rule was changed.

The showdown and a four pointer between Team Gold and Team White was a showdown for one half. Tied 1-1 after the first half, Team Gold decided it was enough and went into full assault mesmerizing the whole Team White D Corps pumping in 6 goals in a matter of minutes for an easy 7-1 win and now is in the driver seat for 2nd place.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Vegas Stops Predicting, Citing BOHA Games Too Unpredictable

With four more weeks before playoff season starts, the icescape has changed. Team Green is slowly melting and those on skid rows early in the season are back on the main stage. The true color is coming out and the new Team Blue, aided by the anti-color blind blue jerseys is back on track along with defending champion Team Gold and Team White.

In a last ditch effort to stay up in the standings, drastic measures have to be taken. Team White captain Steve Graham risked it all optioning feather weight winger Peter McCusker waivable contract and assembling Mike “Airhog” Rourke, Steven Graham and Kevin Race to form the 800 lb line. The heavyweight line responded with 21 points, scoring 7 goals led by double hat tricks from Mike Rourke and Steve Graham and a goal and 6 assists for Kevin Race for the 8-3 win wearing out Team Green Defensive Corps.
Team Green President Jeff “Jet” Jones is not panicking yet but has suspended all cruises, all inclusives and sold Team Green boat until first place is clinched.

Still under the radar, Team Gold is on the express lane and no signs of slowing down. The golden stars are now playing playoff hockey style with glistening results. With a 5 game winning streak, it was a bit tougher playing Team Black, who is playing good hockey as well, but like all good teams, a late goal from the slot and the 3-2 win keeps Team Gold ahead of Team White in goal differential and looking to close the gap even more with Team Green.

Who could predict a colour change could make a difference to a hockey team. With lighter jerseys, the new Team Blue looks much faster in their last two games and wins. Team Red, in the game here and there played with intensity but the way their season is going, got shut out by Team Blue and goalie Dave Wood 5-0 and pretty well accepting they will be playing two late games in the Playoff round robin.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
A BOHA Newly Created Blue Jersey Inspires Team Blue To A Long Sought After Victory

From the depths well below the Science dept. offices of John Abbott college lies the top secret BOHA hockey research facility. Led by Physicist Kieran Hackett, many brilliant discoveries have been developed over the years. Like the self-cleaning, color coded plywood food tables, “Knee brace, helmet and skate sharpener all-in one emergency repair kit, the spare player money calculator, how to “hit miss” the right way self-training module, a Mobile App to show where the men in “camo” pants are located after each game and the unique concept of timing a hockey tournament when you least expect it, i.e., in Sept.

and now in 2016 ....

Whooa!, a new (anti-color blind) blue jersey. This innovative marvel of a new anti-color blind Blue Jersey, the latest wonder from the BOHA hockey lab blindsided Team White goalie Kerry Gillings who only saw waves upon waves of Caribbean blues swarming around him. Inspires by the freshness and new things, Team Blue breaks out of the slump with a 4-2 win and now is back in the thick of things.

Needing a win to keep up with the rest, Team Red ageless wonder Rick Wijad play of the night one timer tip in from a precise pass from BOHA educator Professor Louis Pilon carries Team Red to a 4-2 win over Team Black. With only 4 points separating between the 2nd and last place, 2nd place is very much in the picture for Team Red. Of course with the zoom lens.

Now in full steam, the gold rush is on. Team Gold taking a page from roster manipulator Andre Martin with a great timed pre-arranged “Click in” goalie callup to ensure the best chance of a win did exactly that. But the credit must go to Team Gold best game of the season. Team Gold well structured breakouts were a beauty and with 3 one timer goals and a 5-2 win against Team Green, Team Gold is on a 5 game winning streak and no signs of slowing down. At this pace, Team Gold is definitely not out of it yet to defend the regular season title. At 7 points behind Team Green and 5 games to go, will there be enough games.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA Back On Ice. Some Had Turkey. Some Played Like Turkey

Back after the holiday break, all teams are trying to get on the pilgrimage path to the holy grail; the BOHA Championship Cup. Theoretically speaking, there are three teams that can still catch Team Green but Vegas is pegging their chances at 0.003%.

Team Green, self-crowned year-end 2015 champion, is not taking any chances against Team Blue, the first team in the way on the road to the regular season champion. Both teams came out with determination unseen anywhere and with the score tied at 2-2 with few scoring chances late in the game, a Team Blue turn over resulted in a slider goal by Marco Romani. With the eventual 4-3 win, Team Green has stretched the League standings lead to 7 points. Now solidly in first place and a well-earned week off, Team President Jeff “Jet” Jones authorized a Team Green Caribbean cruise in the Team Green private boat. Looking at the boat from the pier with envy, Team Blue is now on land evaluating Plan H to see how they could turn the slump around with 6 games left till the Playoff.

Team Gold, surging quietly as of late looks like they are not going to slow down anytime soon burying Team Red deeper into the hole with a tight checking 4-2 win. With Steve Poirier in form providing steady goaltending and a close checking system, Vegas is giving Team Gold a 2-1 odds most likely to unseat Team Green. Will the next game be the start in their head to head game in two weeks?

After a solid individual effort early goal by John Hamilton, there was no looking back for Team Black. It appears Team Black had a healthy dose of turkey gobbling up Team White 4-1 in this 4 pointer game.

BOHA News ………….

BOHA is off again for a week. Resumes January 19.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA Crowns Team Green as 2015 Year End Champion. Vegas Names Entire Team to 1st “All Stars” Team

Taking advantage of the upgraded Super El Nino heat wave keeping all things green, Team Green stalwart defenceman Jack Di Giacomo prediction that Christmas 2015 will be Team Green color is right on. With 3 days to go, some teams are hanging on to the heat to keep their teams hot while others are now in the Kuyper belt frozen like the comets.

As recent as 4 games ago Team Gold was in the basement going through a rough rebuilding program looking to replace two players lost to free agency after their record championship year. Since then, the team has a record 96.25 players going through the team turnstile. The rebuilding process is now yielding fruits and inspired by positive field reporting, Team Gold has a 3 game winning streak. After the year end 8-2 win over Team Black, Team Gold is definitely riding the Super El Nino heat wave and is now the exclusive gold ornaments hanging on to Team Green Christmas tree branches.

With the lucrative free agency contracts offer from Team Green President Jet Jones on the table, it was a no brainer for Maitre Hon Marco Romani and Martin Kojoian to leave Team Gold for greener pasture. Bringing their winning attitude and more importantly care takers of the pre-game beverage ritual, were instrumental in Team Green winning the year end game 6-1 against Team White, like the winter snow so far, is nowhere to be found in this game, helping Team Green to the record of 22 points out of 24 in last 12 games and voted as Team of the month of October, November and December by the unbiased Field Reporter. In customary tradition, a photo tribute to the year end Team of the Month:

Goal: George (Bo-angle) Tan
Defence: Nick Bergamin, Keith Imhoff, Darrell Irons, Jack Di Giacomo, Marc (Pea Grower) Lemery
Forwards: Jeff “Jet” Jones, Marco “Judge” Romani, Martin (single malt) Kojoian, Brad Belvedere, Dave Newell, Greg Maloney, Mike Boyarchuk, Gord Parkinson, Ted Mulhern, Geoff “Doc” Heseltine.
Super Callups: Brett MacLean, Chad Spannaus, Raynald Lachance, etc. …………..

In the finale game, touted as co-favourite to battle it out with Team Gold for league supremacy not too long ago, Team Red is back on track after a 4 straight loss slump. As reported by Junior Field Reporter Ken Labelle “Team Red came through with a magnificent comeback. Down 4 to 2 with a late 1st period goal, the second belonged to a stellar defensive core and of course "Bearded" Rob Bowrin who scored at least 2 on wrap-a-rounds (aided by the ageless Jack "what did you say" Hubert who did the hard work behind the net to get the turnover). Other notable scorers included Da Kemper who was motivated to leave his home this night with the In Laws having nested for the last 2 weeks with 2 to go. Benji Chiasson got the team going with a loverly deflection behind Mr Mcgoo Wood early on in the 1st. At the end of the game, Ben got to watch as the team rallied around Goalie Joc to protect the lead. Finally with the 7-5 win to end the year in a high note, many thanks to Barbara Hubert for the pre-game "shot", Uncle Louis for the chant, and BOHA for a fine end to the 2015 calendar year.”

Closing out the year, from BOHA President Peter McCusker, all BOHA Executives and the Operations Dept. wish all Bohaniens and families a very happy and safe holidays.

See all back in January 5, 2016.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Successful Tape Drive Comes To The End

The Lester B Pearson Educational Foundation tape drive is complete and a record 270 tapes are distributed to 30 Bohaniens who know a thing or two about a good deal. To put this in perspective, tape man Jack Hubert sold 36 tapes in his entire 48 years while he had the exclusive distribution rights at BOHA. To those that did not take advantage of this offer, no worry the next sale is in 2025.

Halfway through the schedule before playoff season and with the trading period now passed, teams are starting to show their true colors although some are having issues identifying themselves with all the mixed color sweaters and socks on the ice.
Team Green is now placed in the supreme section and as league leading amber color beverage consumer. Once the whipping boys and a quick 2 points for other teams, Team Green is now 6-1-0 in the last 7 games and in solid second place. With their 9-4 win over Team White, Team Green might be looking down from the top after next week showdown with Team Blue.

Team Blue, downgraded by a few points after winless in the last four games escaped with a 3-3 tie against Team Red. A closely fought, in more ways than one, contested game, it came down to the Chief of D (Kieran Hackett?) making a saucer pass off Kneller who knocked it down and jammed it in against Team Blue callup Rick Kelertas. Unfortunately, this entertaining game was marred by some over enthused activities and some of the participants might have to take some league sanctioned vacation time.
Team Gold appears to be comfortable staying in the basement for now. Last year defending champions in both regular and playoff seasons champion lost 5-3 to Team Black. Now four points behind fifth place Team Red, it might take a few good games to get out of 6th place, maybe in 2016 at best.

Other BOHA news …..

Goalie Union Asking BOHA to Buy Some Blue Paints

With speed of skating at BOHA getting faster than NHL, relatively speaking, there are some Bohaniens who continue to be active towards the crease, the sacred ground for goalies. The Goalie Union is requesting to increase the blue paint another 10 square meters, whatever that is.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Enterprising BOHA More Than Just Hockey. Ventures Into Restaurant, Bar and Tape Business


BOHA Capitalist mentor Chris Wright has been hard at work mentoring some of the Bohaniens how to capitalize their ventures causing some team presidents to investigate some of their players seen at establishment after curfew hours.

All scores in week 12 have matching 5-2 scores. Team White, Black and Red are on the positive side of the ledger and Team Gold, Blue and Green on the negative side.

Team Gold missing 8 players are now in “Lost control” category. BOHA Statistics Dept. has run out of room in their new player rolodex file. On ice, Team Gold keeping their playbook simple is only using the first 10 plays. Team White, sensing this, took advantage and use play 11 winning and controlling play and are now back in the win column. Team White Captain Steve Graham feeling a little guilty that he was seen showing the art of beverage calibrating to some unknown players during the losing streak, feels better with the win but refused to identify his students to BOHA investigators causing the League to release the photo and ask Bohaniens to call the hotline to identify them. Preliminary calls identify them as Pumpkin head Gary MacLellan, Tom Simpson and Kevin Race, both hiding last game and BOHA President Peter McCusker, who risks being impeached if validated. Graham comments “Half my team was nice enough to help me re-calibrate the beer taps at Annies last night! It was a tough job, and I needed all the help I could get. We worked hard until 3:30am, and not a drop of beer was wasted! We also celebrated Mike Rourke's bday!”. BOHA is now concentrating on finding Mike “Air Hog” Rourke.

Abiding by league rules, both Team Black and Blue are sticking to hockey instead of gallivanting into the wee hours. With Team Black winning, the standings are getting tighter and the next 5 weeks will dictate who the favourites are going into the stretch.

In the finale game, there was more pre-game discussion about post-game gourmet meal menu than hockey.
Team Red is lobbying BOHA Master Iron Chef Mark Dubois to consider their Proposal. In an exclusive report filed by Junior Field Reporter Rob Bowrin, it states:

“Subject: Forget the Iron Chef, Dude has been nominated to Iridium Chef"
Special Report by Lesley Chesterman, Restaurant Critic and Author, Montreal Gazette

After several weeks of hearing the buzz on the street, I booked a table at the newly opened "CHEZ DUDE"
Although the restaurant reeked of old man sweat, it was still quite busy for late on Tuesday night.
I first sampled the special of the night, Fajita, a la Dude.
The pork was dusted with cardamom and fresh cilantro which nuanced the gameness of the meat. Grilled to perfection, this had the start to a great culinary experience. It was accompanied with spectacular fresh tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, cheese and an absolute aromatic guacamole, etc., etc. ...........

Overall, 4.5/ 5 and a ranking of "IRIDIUM CHEF" beating out any of the IRON CHEF want-a-bees".

BOHA Master Chef Mark Dubois, reading the report, asked “Who the F&%* is Lesley Chesterman”.

The menu discussion did not help Team Green on the ice but was quickly forgotten. Judge Marco Romani, relief that he was not asked to rule on the disputed goal, served the usual amber beverage and carb loaded three garnished pizzas. Captain Jeff Jones was more concerned about Team Green inability to get the puck up, began discussion with Team Red Dr. Claude Lapointe about the benefits of prescribing some Viagra laden stick tape.

Other Important News ……

The first week of BOHA tape drive is promising. This is cloth stick tape at the highest quality endorsed by tapeman Jack Hubert. As he commented "You’d be a fool not to get at least 5 rolls each at over 70% savings and at the same time helping Lester B Pearson School Board Foundation to purchase winter clothing and boots for the less fortunate students in the West Island areas. At a $1 each delivered to your dressing room, unheard of. The best of both worlds". Team White perennial member Yves Quenneville, whose view of the world is black and white, added “Who cares about the color of tape. They’re all black or white to me”.
This unheard of offer will take place till next week at BOHA Tuesday game night and the process is simple. Bring cash in advance to your Team Rep and your tapes will be delivered to your dressing room. To the spare players, seek out Ted Jackson in the stands during game night and he’ll be happy to take your order.

Don’t be disappointed, availability is limited. Get your money to your Team Rep without delay or you’ll be waiting for the next sale !!!.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team Blue With Record 10 AWOLs Joins Team Gold 6 AWOLS on “Scrutinize List”

Week 11 is starting to define the true haves and have nots. Vegas is boldly predicting the two current top teams will be on the downward trend.

Unbeaten since Sept. 15, Team Green is on the move since Team President Jeff “Jet" Jones made a slight adjustment mixing veterans and rookies. Team Green senior veteran D man Keith Imhoff, instrumental in kick starting the team, played another strong game shadowing Team Black offensive players leading the D corps in blocked shots for the last 6 games. Since Keith came back from his Spanish 700 kilometer walking pilgrimage tour, the legs are in shape allowing the quick turn that he’s known for when he first became a Bohanien in 1981. Took 35 years to rekindle it but better late than never. With the 5-3 win and another empty net goal by league leader Jeff “Jet” Jones, Team Green is riding high and looking forward to the next statistic, to tie the 1981 Team Green record of 7 straight unbeaten streak when Keith Imhoff was a rookie first draft pick. With his league leading 3 empty net goals, Jet Jones is now plus 1 for the season.

The crunch time is here and week 11 marks the beginning of separating the haves and the have nots. Team White, like Team Blue, the top 2 teams the first 10 games are now in the real season and the pressure might just be affecting them a little bit or perhaps it is the unsanctioned late party last week at Steve Graham place attended by Peter McCusker, Gary MacLellan and Tom Simpson playing a part in the 8-2 loss. Winless in the last 4 games, Team White is now tied with Team Green with 13 points each. Team Red, underrated in the first segment is now showing how good the team is and with this win, stays in 4th place and still a point ahead of the surging Team Gold and Team Black.

With a total of 16 call ups including a record 10 from Team Blue, BOHA PR Dept. staff with only IBM typewriters available, was scrambling but could not get the players’ names list quick enough out to the Field Reporter Association. With the budget cut to Team Blue, the team had to scrounge sweaters from their 6 farm teams resulting in mismatched uniform. Like Steve Poirier of Team Gold previous week, the mismatched uniform and different farm systems were confusing to goalie Dave Wood whose memories are now measured in short term. Unfortunately, this game and Team Gold 4-2 win are entered into the official record book as “Non essentials” and both teams are now in the “Teams To Scrutinize” list.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA Is More Than Just Hockey. It Is A Culinary School Full Of Iron Chefs

BOHA season 2015 is almost a third over and few surprises are surfacing. Team Blue continues to roll, Team Red success in the electoral map is not translating into wins on the ice. Then there is Team Gold, the team with the best draft picks and a high budget team hanging around in the lower part of the totem pole.

Team Gold, touted as the team to beat this season has been juggling their lineups since day one. This first game of the night is no exception. With nine new faces and mostly liberal card holders, it took a while to convince them to shift from left wing to centre. Once they did, it was a matter of jelling and get the 3-3 tie against Team White, whose captain Steve Graham was more interested in getting his D man Iron Chef Trainee Ron Carrier to prepare a proper raclette to qualify for the next Iron Chef position, awarded by BOHA Master Iron Chef Mark Dubois. It appears from the photo, Ron Carrier with endorsement from Gary MacLellan, might just qualify.

Looking at Team Red Record, this under rated powerhouse is going through a bit of a minor setback. Always in the game but nothing to show. Team Red came close again leading Team Green 1-0 for quite a while but somehow a seeing-eye roller squeaked through the short side of Jocelyn Lauzon who played brilliantly till then. Team Green with a few players wearing the new “Adrenaline” skate toe pads, took advantage of a tighter turn scoring 3 more goals before a couple of empty netters made it 6-3. No panic yet, declares Team Red GM Ken Labelle “a win might just get us to 4th place in front of Teams Black and Gold by next week”.

With the record of most points from start of season within grasp and no signs of forced trades from BOHA Competitive Dept., Team Blue President Karl Boivin has issued an all-out bulletin to get that record breaking point. Team Black, another low budget team and not in a winning groove yet, stayed close but in the end, just a few quarters short of stopping Team Blue losing 4-3. Team Blue is now one point away from establishing the record and against Team Red next week, Vegas is booking at 1 to 3.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team Green Accomplishes Two Things. First Win Of The Season and Out Of Basement

BOHA resumes its house league after another successful Invitational tournament. Some teams continue their pre-tournament pace while others are just happy to get a win.

Attempting to keep their pre-tournament momentum going, Team Blue who is undefeated and no signs of slowing down came out and threaten to demolish Team White going up 3-0 after the first half. But Team White, an excellent team and only one loss so far, has other ideas. With a bit of in between period pep talk, Team White came out with their rub-a-doo strategy, pumping in 5 straight goals to win 5-3. Team Blue GM Karl Boivin, sitting out with a lower body injury was pleasantly surprised to see his team lost. In a long distance interview, he feels “Blue is a team where shining egos are replaced with incredible work ethic, individuals who give 100% every time they hit the ice (maybe he should have been there to witness the work ethics) and we’re really excited for our next game where we can renew with our winning ways. With the dismantling rumour mill in full swing it certainly takes some heat off our backs. Having the pressure of the balancing committee is not something that we wish on anyone”.

Team Red is kind of an up and down team. Since their last win against Team Green, Team Red is experiencing the down side, all the way down in the basement with their 7-3 loss to Team Black. Team Black, with a so so season so far, has climbed all the way to 3rd place but with only 2 points separating 3rd and last, Team Black rookie coach Don Etienne is not taking anything for granted. The big test will be next game when they face the up and rising star Team Green.

Team Green, the team that touted as not able to hold a lead, led Team Gold again with a few minutes left in the game. Anxiety and panic attack symptoms were starting to surface on the bench especially when Brad Belvedere over-enthused body bumped into Team Gold Dave Maik. But Dave, a bit short on discipline let Team Green off the hook with his own uncontrolled stick accompanying Brad to their respective sin boxes while Team Green prevailed the 5-4 win with a perfect defence formation newly designed by veteran D man Keith Imhoff while on his Spanish pilgrimage trip. With Team Green now blessed, the march on the path towards the Holy Grail has begun.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Team Green Remains Winless After “After-Hour” Goal By Team Blue

A week before the Beaconsfield Invitational Tournament, teams are already juggling for positions. Team Gold continues with their strategy to please the BOHA Revenue Dept. for extra points later on while Team green is struggling to stay with the pile still grasping for the first elusive win.

Team Gold, the big budget team with seven free agents galore in this game, all first and second round draft choices, confused Team Red pre-game scouting report. With the wrong playbook, Team Red wingers were all playing off wing unable to dent the armor of Steve Poirier. With the 5-0 loss, Team Red captain Kenny Labelle has suspended all pre-scouting reports assembled by assistant Rob Bowrin.

Only six games into the season and first controversy has surfaced. With Team Green desperately hanging on to a 4-3 lead, a goalmouth scramble resulted in a seeing eye goal by Team Blue with the clock showing 0.00. Amidst the celebration by Team Blue, the three blind mice huddled and awarded the tying goal to Team Blue denying Team green the first victory of the season. Team Green coach "Jet" Jones is now scheduling a two a day practice session during the tournament break to avoid breaking the record of winless streak established by Team Blue during the 1996 season. After a poll conducted by the independent Karl Boivin and Associates public opinions Poll from the capacity spectators in the stands, the poll voted 50.5% to 49.5% with error rate of 99.9% to award the goal taking into consideration BOHA game time policy is + or – one second.

With pre-arranged weddings rising in popularity, Team Black and Team White, while at a 3-3 stalemate, pre-arranged without sanction, to continue and finish the game at pre-determined 3-3 tie after Team Black over-enthused call up goalie Michael Papoulias over slid this own boundary range and got winded by the far post. Unable to continue, special dispensation was given to approve extra pay to David Wood to pitch in. With a guaranteed goal against average freeze, plenty of smiles on goalies Kerry Gillings, David Wood and off night Pierre Lacoste faces.

BOHA News ……….

A message and a reminder to all regular and spare players. BOHA continues to gain popularity and to date, already over 20 new players have registered to become Bohaniens. Many are participating which is a good sign. The level of play has gone up another notch and like the NHL, relatively speaking, the game is faster than ever. BOHA is comprised of a handful of former pros, major junior, college, etc. down to players in the departure lounge waiting to go into the glory sunset. The spirit of the league on the ice is foremost safe play, team play and then goals and wins. It is with this that each player has a personal responsibility to adhere to this spirit. For those top players, BOHA relies on you to mentor those with less skills and be the quarterback of your team. BOHA does not want shinny hockey and injuries.

No scheduled games next week as BOHA Tournament starts on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and ending Sunday. Volunteer spots are still open. For the spares, this is the chance to get to know other Bohaniens. For tournament news, schedule, etc. there is a separate website www.boht.ca

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Smooth Sailing For Some Teams. Others Struggle To Stay Afloat
Into almost a quarter of the regular season schedule, some teams are steady as a cruise ship while a few others are rolling side to side ready to tumble over sooner than later.

Team Black, not too impressive the first four games took on the elite Team Gold hoping to catch them off balance and get the first win into the record book. Team Gold, still the favourite to win it all, confident as ever gave early time off to seven players and Team Manager Andre Blanchette, sent a message "Seven Players left" to Players dispatching Dept. Unfortunately, a bit of confusion with the message, dispatch co-ordinator rookie replacement Dave Maik called up seven left wingers. Sensing the left side a bit crowded, Team Black deployed their play #5 “Right flank attack” to a tee in the second half and scoring a 4-2 win. Dave Maik is now replaced by Tim Brun as the new dispatcher.

Team Green, the leader in gourmet and pre-game shot rituals but rolling side to side a bit on the ice continues to show promises but with cross ice passes not being converted and Team White defencemen clogging the middle, passing plays around the slot is a bit of a challenge. Those that get through are stopped by all around athlete Benoit Ducharme solid goaltending. But with spirit at all-time high, no need to worry about tumbling over yet. Just a matter of time before the plays start clicking. With the 3-1 minor setback, Team Green is in the bottom of the pile but looking up for some openings.

Team Blue, steady as ever, is moving forward as charted and with no trade clause for all the players this time around, Team President Karl Boivin has a big grin. The grin extended to all the players after the 5-2 win over Team Red.

News Update:

BOHA Tournament begins in two weeks and planning is ongoing. Volunteer lists are going around for sign up. For the newer members, this is the opportunity to get to know guys around the league. Volunteering in the tournament goes a long way especially when being considered as a regular player down the road.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Some Teams Still In Training Mode While Others Are In Championship Mode

Still early and into the second week, polls are already predicting Team Gold and Team Blue in the Championship game. The only thing left is will Team Gold repeat as regular season champion as well and get rid of the Curseman for good or can Team Blue keep their current lineup and finally take it or go down again with bad trades.

Team Red, not happy with their first week performance decided to dig deep and called up their future star goalie, a first round draft choice from their Peewee affiliate who shut down Team Black for almost half a period before another call up, Ben Kiss, showed up after a late arrival. Team Black just could not recover from Team Red goalie merry-go-round losing 5-3 and now is seated in last place. But no worry for Team Black Captain Don Etienne, a rookie captain still learning the finer points of managing millionaires.

Team Green, on schedule to go forward and still in training camp mode, took another pre-game ritual shots to shake off the rust is looking pretty good. Going forward with a 4-1 lead on Team Gold, the shots wore off and soon went backward to training camp mode allowing Team Gold to come back for a 5-5 tie. No problem for Team Green, still on track and ready for their Sept. 8 home opener, Jack Digiacomo served up toasted stuffed salmon bagel with all the trimmings enticing a few Team Gold Players, Mathieu Crevier and Paul Belly to switch room for a postgame mid-game delight tasting.

In the night cap game, Team White roster was full of call-ups leaving no pre-game strategy session but plenty of introduction. With no strategy, Team Blue, predicted as a power house at least till trade talk time, had no problem toying with Team White goalie Kerry Gillings, even trying out their new point shot, the drop down “knucklepuck” shot by Mariano Castrechini, mesmerizing Kerry. The 6-4 Team Blue win is a norm for this team at this time. For Team White, once they are back to full roster and less introduction time, Yves Quenneville, the longest serving Team White member, has a wealth of strategies to carry Team White to another good season.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Renewal of membership for 2015-16 Season
Membership renewal for "Regular" players for 2015-16 season is now in full swing. To renew, go to your personal page and select the renew option and update your information if need be. You need to renew to be considered for the upcoming draft. Failing to do so may exclude you from the draft and replaced by a spare.

For those players that played as first year "Regular" last season, your status is still as a spare pending on the status of the return of those "Approved" leave of absent players. You need to go to your personal page and select the appropriate option to be considered.

Cheers,
Registrar
 
BOHA Super Laptop Freezes Trying to calculate The Two Finalists

Important Information from BOHA VP On Ice Office March 3, 2015:

Controversial last minute changes to the tie breaker format last year has resulted in BOHA reviewing the tie breaker rules this year. After consulting with key members and historians and in the spirit of our constitution, the Official Regular Season and Playoff Round Robin Tie Breaking format is amended. It is acknowledged there are different views and divided opinions on this topic but in the final analysis it is the spirit of what BOHA is trying to accomplish as outlined below:

A. To encourage recreational and enjoyable hockey competition, keeping in mind, the different caliber of players in the league and maintaining a team structured game.
B. To encourage team play rather than individual play.
C. Overall performance of a team supersedes team match play to align with round robin format.
D. Take into consideration during March Break/Playoff season when Spares more than likely dictate the outcome of a game thus distorting the true Head to Head competition during the first three games of a 5 game round robin period.
E. Discourage a team building up scores against the opponent.

Based on the above principles, the amended Tie Breaking Format will be:

1. Most Points
2. Most Wins
3. Goal Differential
4. Least Goals Allowed
5. Most Goals For
6. Head To Head
7. First Earliest goal

Note: Please note that at present Team Standings is shown in the order of most points, most wins, goal differential, Goals For and Goals Against. Should the determination of standings goes past goal differential, team with least Goals Against will place before most Goals For. Standings formula will be reprogrammed after season.

Kieran Hackett
VP On Ice

In the over 50 years of BOHA existence, there has not been a situation where 5 teams are still in the hunt for a place in the championship game with one game to go in the round robin. Only Team Red is the official spoiler team. It is calculated that a blow out here and a tight game there is likely the scenario for the last game of the round robin. Since the captains have been exhibiting mental limitation with their strategies of late, bonehead decisions will be made adding excitement to all the Monday quarterbacks who will be jeering and debating from the stands.

Team Gold, written off a week ago but poised to be the first regular season champion to shake off the dreaded curseman is now favoured by Vegas and BOHA Super Laptop to be one of the final two. With help from some early goals, Team Gold was able to play an intense balanced offence and defence game against Team Blue the rest of the way winning 8-3. Team Blue, not paying attention to their defensive game, is now facing a must win against team White.

With most Team Red players resigned to the spoiler roles after abandoning their quest a week ago, all the AWOLs were rejuvenated to do the spoilers duty. Mission accomplished squeaking by Team White with a 2-1 win delaying Team White celebration for at least one more game. Team White 8th alternate captain Mike Downey, not happy with players reserving their photo spots has suspended the reserving for now, annoying Brad Belvedere who had paid his deposit. Still leading with 6 points and playing the twilight game next week, Team White has the luxury of knowing what strategy to employ before they step on to the ice.

Team Green, after losing a heartbreaking game to Team White and catching the “Team Redquitalitis” virus for last night game, had 6 clicked Miss players from the lineup. With a short bench and some experience call ups, Team Green survived the first half against a speedy Team Black while jelling but got it going in the second half with nifty plays and a 7-3 wins. While happy with the win, Team Green filed a petition for reviews on a couple of goal resulting plays but was rejected. With a two goal swings in the goal differential formula, It might just be the nailer. Team Black, still in the picture but as a filling background only, is hoping for a repeat of history. Back in 2002 season they bounced back from 2 consecutive losses taking out Team Gold in the final game of the round robin.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
Upsets in Full Bloom. BOHA publishes Official Regular and Playoff Standings and Tie Breaking Format

The Curse is in full bloom and bookies lost big money when both favourites went down to upset losses. As expected, call ups dictated the results of the first game of the round robin playoff.

Team Gold, heavily favoured to break the curse jinx fell into it instead dropping a 4-3 decision to Team White despite outshooting them 33-8. Team White Captain, Jeff “Jet” Jones, is starting to get noticed for his moves with a last minute signing of free agent Johnny “Apple” McIntosh and goalie Carlo Ricciardi who stymied all the volleys Team Gold threw at him. In a post game interview, a Gold player provided reasons of Gold demise but only on condition of anonymity agreeing to show only his behind face. BOHA president Peter McCusker, thought it was a cheeky interview and is now asking all Bohaniens to assist in identifying this player by matching the two faces on the only available pictures.

Team Black still shaking a bit after finishing last in the regular season for the first time in their rich history, went out and slug it out with Team Red and a well deserved 3-2 win. In their man cave, an inspirational verbal diarrhea from Ken Labelle shown in part ensued:

“We don't need no stickin' guys who go on spring break! We got what it takes with the rest of us poor slubs! With our D depleted in Chiasson, Gord and Big Jamie getting sand between their toes, Andrew out searching for Dan G (where is Waldo?), the tough certainly got going last night. Great game starting in net with Kerry who responded to the pre-game threats with a solid performance. Then the D Men bending but not breaking, Big "Shot Block" Ed and Rick (playing hurt) taking out the big guys on the other team. Judge Rob Kemp scored a few also and the f&*king spare scored top shelf where Gene's mother keeps her teeth. Even Gene was happy that he got his pre game song request on the "Air". Armed with a new and better DJ, the team and legion of spares played a helluva good game.

Prompting some responses from Team Black “Mutual Admiration Society” members:

RoB Kemp: Boom! Team Rope A Dope's plan of finishing dead last in the regular season is working out perfectly. Great play at both ends of the ice. Team practice to get the returning sun bathers up to speed will be announced shortly.

Eugene Bunys: Agreed ... good fun last night!

Jamie Heward: Well done boys. Solid win. One of the lazy big D enjoying a little fun in the sun. See you next week at 11

In the meantime, Team Blue, their ship upright again with the return of John Vernon to complete the puzzle, played to the speed of Team Green but controlled the game well enough for a 4-3 win. Team Green, down 3-0 for the 15th time this season never gave up but with Team Blue trap box system in effect, could only muster a few shots in the second half. Came close with a couple of late goals but no cigars to light up.

With all the favourites upset, resurgence of Team Blue, all predictions are out of the windows. The only certainty is the standings will be tight and the League newly approved Official Playoff tie breaker format might play a key role to who the two finalists will be in the championship game.

Statements from BOHA VP On Ice Office:
Controversial last minute changes to the tie breaker format last year has resulted in BOHA reviewing the tie breaker rules this year. After consultating with key members and historians and in the spirit of our constitution, the VP On Ice Office is ammending the Official Regular Season and Playoff Round Robin Tie Breaking format. It is acknowledged there are different views and divided opinions on this topic. Our league schedule of 24 or 25 regular season games, followed by a 5 game round robin playoff series, followed by the Championship games has been in place for over 50 yrs and our tie breaking rules should remain consistant from year to year.

The decision in amending the format is based on:

A. To encourage recreational and enjoyable hockey competition, keeping in mind, the different caliber of players in the league and maintaining a team structured game.
B. To encourage team play rather than individual play.
C. Over all performance of a team supersedes team match play to align with Round robin format.
D. Take into consideration during March Break/Playoff season when Spares more than likely dictate the outcome of a game thus distorting the true Head to Head competition during the first three games of a 5 game round robin period.
E. Discourage a team building up scores against the opponent.

Based on the above principles, the amended Tie Breaking Format will be:
1. Most Points
2. Most Wins
3. Goal Differential
4. Goals Allowed
5. Goals For
6. Head To Head
7. First Earliest goal

Cheers,
Field Reporter with contribution from VP On Ice, Ken Labelle
 
Now … A Tribute To Our Website Sponsors

A few exciting additional features to our website is in the horizon. You asked and we deliver. Among new features will be a re-designed “Community News” section for Bohaniens. This section will allow Bohaniens to communicate worthwhile news of service to other Bohaniens. For example, A Kerry Gillings who has a mechanic position open for his outboard motors or a Louis Pallay searching for an engineer can be placed in this section. Thanks to our valued sponsors who continue to support the programming we need to make this happen and enhance values for our members and readers. Our loyal readers and visitors are increasing exponentially and soon Asia will be in the fold. SpareManager with BOHA and other sites are now leaders in search engines ranking.

For our All Stars Sponsors Tribute week, we start off with the first group in the financial and real estate sectors …………………

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Did you know, when it comes to your financial well-being, advice may be the difference between achieving your financial goals and falling short? Recent surveys have shown that households using advisors had an annual savings rate that was twice that of non-advised households and that the longer you work with an advisor, the better off you’ll be. Studies showed that after 15 year or more working with a financial advisor, advised households accumulate as much as 2.75 times (173%) more assets than otherwise identical non-advised households(1).

A financial security advisor will help you build a financial portfolio that’s right for you. At Donvito O’Neill Gagné they work with you to review your financial needs and goals and to solve problems before they even happen. It’s not always about providing a solution, but it is about working together, as partners, to increase potential gains and reduce concerns. As your partner in achieving your goals, they work with you to help make informed decisions about your financial future. Life is full of unexpected changes. They can help you understand from a financial perspective what you can expect, your options to handle unexpected financial situations, and the risks and benefits associated with the decisions you make.

REMINDER THE DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTING TO YOUR RRSP IS MARCH 2ND 2015.

(1)The Investment Funds Institute of Canada – New evidence on the value of financial advice, 2012

Give Terry O’Neill a call or Click on the Ad for more Information.
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Spring time is just around the corner and it’s time to think about that renovation project your better half is after you. Don’t forget, Happy wife, happy life. Make it happen but first contact BOHA 50th Anniversary Champion Team White Playoff MVP Neil Gargul for advice. This guy knows a thing or two and would be pleased to provide his quality mvp services to all Bohaniens. Click on Gargul General Contractor ad and see how GARGUL can help you realize your dreams.
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Got some personal taxation issues? Not sure if you could claim this or that? Need to maximize from your returns? William Oliver can advice and assist in preparing both personal and business returns. Get the advice to make sure you get all the deductions and tax credits you are entitled to on your hard earned money. Rapidity changing and increasingly complex tax legislation means that experienced personal tax return preparation is essential for all. Expert Fiscaliste will support you throughout the year if you are audited or asked questions by government authorities or interested in tax planning.
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LINDA GAUTHIER, Broker ….. Century 21 Real Estate

When it’s time to reassess the value of your Casa before you make that all important decision or you need to simply explore what’s available or even what’s going on in your neighbourhood, you need someone like Linda Gauthier to guide you through it. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Click on Linda’s Century 21 website that will provide you with tons of rich information and then give her a call. She’s got the tools to get you to where you want to be.


Here it is, Bohaniens, the first group of our All Stars Sponsors. If you need more information or references on these and other valued sponsors before you contact them or looking to participate with these All Stars, give the Sponsors Reporter 450-458-2816 a jingle.

Cheers,
Sponsors Reporter
450-458-2816
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BOHA Season Opens. Some Teams in Shape While Others In Somewhere Else

With all the preparation done during the off season, BOHA opens its 2014-15 season to what promises to be a banner year at least to one or two teams.

Team Green drew Team Blue for the first game and that was the first mistake for Team Green. With Team Green still in pre-season mode, Team Blue, who has been on a two practices a day since the draft, quickly took advantage of it scoring a 6-3 win. Team Green rookie manager, Steve Graham, who had difficulties in signing Free Agent Johnny Apple MacIntosh to a one year deal, is now focusing on some other free agents to find that missing link. For Team Blue, early watchers have already pegged them as early favourite to win it all.

Team White, whose budget has been cut severely, disbanded their last year all stars Defence keeping only Yves Quenneville to mentor his new D Corps. His new defence partners are all adjusting to Yves “Sweater color distinguishing system”. On route to their opening game 5-2 loss to Team Black ending a streak of 9 straight season opener wins, Mark Dubois, Team White new D and BOHA reigning Master Chef commented he needs adjustment time for this new system. He’s seeing too many grey shirts on the ice and some with black stripes.

Game between Teams Gold and Red was still in pre-season speed. It was costing Field Reporters Association overtime pay to keep the reporter on site so reporting task was assigned to local affiliate. Telex just came in reporting Team Red won 6-2 winning their first season opener in nine years.

Other News………..

Rob Bowrin, Junior Field Reporter, on his first assignment, sent in this unedited report fron BOHA entertainment scene:

STANDING ROOM only as Tom’s Army storms Legion

Boha’s own Tom “Boy” Simpsom had the crowd on its feet last Friday night as his two man mega-group stormed the Legion
Along with fellow axe-man Randy Man, Tom put on a three hour musical extravaganza.
The set list ranged from Proclaimers to Neil Diamond and everything in between.
The band tried to leave at closing, but hungry fans would have none of it. Chairs were about to be thrown. Tom pulled out Johnny Cash’ “Fulsom Prisom Blues” as an encore that could be heard all the way to Pierrefonds.

In other news…..Tom has left his wife of 20 years and is now shacked up with the crazy dancing chick from last Fridays show.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA and all Teams Salute Regular Season Champion Team Blue

Seems like only yesterday when all the team representatives were drafting their players and already 24 weeks later, the regular season champion will be decided in the last game of the regular season.

During the off season, Team Blue unloaded a few contracts to make room for the new salary cap. Fast forward to March 4, Team Blue faced their biggest game of the year. Two points ahead of their arch rival Team White, a tie will secure the long elusive title of Regular Season champion. With a few brilliant moves by General Manager Adam Belley during the off season draft and some mid season moves, Team Blue went on a rampage securing 24 out of 28 points in the last 14 games to the showdown game. After a brilliant in the air swipe goal by BOHA 2014 MVP Andre Blanchette for a Team Blue 1-0 lead, Team White scored 3 goals to lead 3-1. A few rare mistakes by Team White created a couple of 2 on one’s for Paul Belley who did not make any mistake scoring 2 and tying the Game in the first half, raising his goals to a career high of 3 and goals per shot average to 0.00009. Team White kept pressing, scoring another to go up by one but another errant pass to Gino Pallante in the slot sealed the deal for Team Blue. With the 4-4 tie, Team Blue, after a long 52 year wait, is finally crowned the regular season champion.

Another 4 pointer game, a win for Team Green would have given them third place but more importantly, a couple of better 10:50PM games. But after a close 4-4 tie in the first half, a few leaks here and there near the end of the game finished that hope and handed Team Gold a better schedule. Team Gold has high hopes for the playoff round robin with history on their side. Teams that finished in 3rd place in even year have won 29 playoff championships.

Another filler game and going nowhere, both Team Red and Team Black captains gave their players the night off, on and off the ice. The game was fast, time wise, and sooner than later Team Black prevailed with a 5-3 win and happy to close off the regular season and start fresh next week.

BOHA Playoff and Competition Board Newsletter ……

The preferential treatment to teams is now abolished for the Playoff round. Every team starts off even, more or less. As Captains are formulating and arranging behind the scene roster settings and maneuvering, BOHA announces that all players missing must clicked in and allow the system to do the work when replacement players are needed. Pending is still in place and Spares Coordinators are instructed to interfere to ensure fair competition. Only Team Blue is approved for an additional player, the Curse Man.

A few BOHA Regular Season Awards:

Best GAA award: Team White, 2.92 including 4 empty net goals.
Best Versatile Player: Team White Jocelyn Lauzon, Goalie, Defence and Forward
Best GM and Maneuver man: Adam Belley
Shortest Game: Keith Bertoia, 8 minutes
Most Cement Hands: 99.99% of Bohaniens

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA ALL Stars Website Support Team

With the off week, we thought we might share with all Bohaniens what makes BOHA tick. No doubt everyone realizes a volunteer organization cannot run without people putting their valuable time in. Financial support is also critical. All you business owners who have a website with applications can appreciate the expense of building, maintaining and enhancing a site. BOHA is very fortunate to have a great support group to keep our SpareManager site thriving. So we thought we should salute each of them and share some highlights of what they do. Give them some considerations when a need occurs. Support those who support us.

Freedom55Financials – Like it says, it’s a great place to build your business. If you’re looking for a career change or to run your own business, give Roger Richard a jingle or click the ad, fill and send the simple confidential “request for information” form and he’ll promptly get back to you. Hear him out, you have everything to gain.

Location Ideal – Got some renovation or construction work on the go or in the plan? Why spend big bucks for tools and equipment. Location Ideal is perfect for you. Tools big and small, containers, field operations equipment like trailers for long and short term rentals. Take advantage of the January special, rent a tool and Mike will let you get around him!!

Dagwoods Sandwiches – No doubt support by the Bohaniens is here from all the Dagwoods sandwiches in the dressing rooms. Spiro and all his associates appreciate it and we all appreciate Dagwoods for their continued support!!!

Don Vito-O’Neill-Gagne & Associates – Not sure how to handle what the financial marketplace has to offer or simply to get your asset in order to protect the family? Better yet, get your portfolio to the next level especially when RRSP season is just around the corner? Let Terry guide you through this complex topic with personal and professional sound advice.

Pazazz - To provide the convenience of a one stop shop, you’ve got to have the equipment and services all under one roof. The only printer in Canada to qualify for this category, their Digital, Print, Label or signage equipment and services make them a true partner for all your marketing and packaging printing needs. Pazazz serves the Pharmaceutical/Alcohol and Spirits / Food Manufacturing / Fashion / Marketing Agencies and other industries. Give Dave O’Hara a call.

Marine St. Anne – To the water craft owners, need maintenance help? Parts, accessories, repair work, docking or just plain advice about your water vehicles? Kerry Gillings is your guy to go to. Just like keeping the goals out, he’ll keep the water out of your craft.

Real Estate Broker Lynn Gauthier - It’s almost that time. Looking for a property? Need your real estate value properly assessed? Need to know the market condition? With a solid agency like Remax and efficient marketing tools, Lynn Gauthier personal attentiveness is the foundation to guide you through to a successful transaction.

Sorella Mayer – In trouble or just need some counsel on corporate, business and family legal opinions. Jean-Philippe is your man to go to. Quiet but effective is what Jean-Philippe is all about.

Elan Skis – The most innovative brand in sports equipment, visit Elan Skis website and see all the latest Elan skis, products and the ski world. Give Eugene a call if you need a retailer to go to.

Fiscale-Expert - Need some tax guidance or tax preparation for you, family, business or consultation? Visit Fiscale-Expert website, there's a wealth of information and give Will Oliver a call.

Gargul General Contractor – Quality is synonymous with the work Neil does. Pictures speak louder than words. Check out the website and you’ll see the attention to details and surroundings. Taking the time to understand your needs and seeing it through is what Neil Gargul is all about. Reliability is paramount for him and attested by all the missed games in order to finish a commitment.

Here they are, BOHA ALL Stars Website Support Team. Want to get on this team? Some exciting spots still available. Contact George Tan (450-458-2816). The financial support is minimal and the site visitors continue to grow.

SEE YOU ALL NEXT TUESDAY

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA Closed Year 2013 with Great Entertainments and Great Shredded Beef

In the last games of 2013, all teams were desperate to win or at least get a tie to close the year off with a smile. Unfortunately for Teams Black, Red and Gold, there was no smiling. Only the great food & beverages by BOHA Culinary Dept. of “The Dude” and “Spiro” made the holiday rest a bit easier to digest.

Leading off the night, Team Black came up blank early and then individual play started setting in when they got behind against the now undisputed heavyweight of BOHA, Team Blue. With the 4-0 win against the best offensive team, it is projected that, Team Blue will be crowned, relatively speaking, as the regular season champion in not too distant time, barring unforeseen and uncontrollable events and the everlasting “Curse” bonus.

No one wants to finish the year in the bottom of the pile so for Team Green, the solution was easy. Win and 5th place is theirs. Team Green did just that, outscoring Team Red 5-3 to move up in the standings to 5th place for the rest of the year, the best they could do for now, one point ahead of Team Red and more importantly out of the damp basement. Team Red fought valiantly but in the end, an open net goal by Team Green sealed the deal against them and the remaining 2013 will just be a little damper and longer for them.

In front of the biggest crowd of the year munching away the culinary delights, Team White, making sure they stay abreast to Team Blue and creating a bit of separation room with the surging Team Gold, had their “before the game” shot ritual again. Since it was a crucial game, it had to be a double dose. It was a hard fought game and both teams did not disappoint the capacity crowd with entertaining moves and the old “Loyola vs LCC” rivalry going on. Team White Jamie Heward and Team Gold Peter McCusker had a bit of a tango along the boards, not once but twice. And then it was David Newell and Glen Brown. Finally Brad Belvedere and Paul Painter had disagreement between them. In the end, it was playoff hockey style and Team White Jocelyn Lauzon sneaked the 2-1 winning goal by Team Gold Call up Shawn Farrell. If history is to repeat, the interim Standings now is identical to 1992 when Team White went on to finish the regular season in second place and won the Championship game with then and now retired goalie Ron Burla, who was in his prime before tangling with the CP train. Ecstatic with the news and the win, Team White Jamie, David and Brad extended their hands to Peter, Glen and Paul. All happily put their differences aside and took the photo shoot opportunity except Painter, who was still griping about nothing while finger point something to Brad.

And soon, rink attendants Yves and his cohort Terry, happy with the annual X’mas gratitude provided by all Bohaniens, gave the “DIX MINUTES” sign and after all the well wishes said and done, each Bohanien went into his own dream world hoping to wake up outshining the sun and what 2014 will bring.

BOHA 2013 Last Night Awards:

Best Player:

Team White Jocelyn Lauzon. Versatile forward and only undefeated goalie to date. Scored the last 2013 winning goal receiving 36 first place votes. Tie breaker vote was from Team White awesome President, General Manager and Team Rep Ted Mulhern. To commemorate this event, the Team White famous Championship picture has resurfaced and Jocelyn is the first face to fill the picture.

Runner up Best Player:

Team Blue Spiro Krallis. Solid D in the 4-0 win receiving 35 first place votes. Unfortunately Team Blue also awesome President, General Manager and Team Rep Adam Belley went to some Seamen Brothers Convention and did not cast a vote. But no qualms from Spiro, he is delighted to be named as Super Iron Chef 2013 by BOHA Master Iron Chef Mark Dubois.

Hockey Operations Announcement:

BOHA Spare program is working very well. However, not many are buying in to the “15 Players” roster causing shortages in many nights. Starting in 2014, BOHA Executive has approved the “4D’s Roster” rule. The process will be automated to assist all and take away Team Reps manually handling it.

During the holiday break, IT Dept. will be implementing and enhancing system to handle the “4 D’s Optimal Roster”. VP on Ice Jack Digiacomo will communicate with Team Reps what to expect. More of this and other news to follow.

From The Field Reporters Association, a Happy, Prosperous and Safe Happy Holiday to all subscribers,

Cheers,

Field Reporter, Associate Field Reporter, Asst. Field Reporter and all Field Reporter Trainees
 
Team White Impressive. Players Picking Spot To Put Their faces In The Championship Picture

In the critical week 13, BOHA Prediction Dept. issued the projected Champion of the season. Upon hearing the broadcast, all the remaining teams are now in full battle mode placing a huge target on Team White and to prove the league wrong in their bold prediction. Statistics already showing roster maneuvering by some teams to teach Team White not to be so coc...

Team Green was given the first task of unseating Team White and came out in a blockbuster fashion easily scoring 5 goals and a 5-1 lead. The score would have been higher if not for the heroics of Call up goalie Jocelyn Lauzon making a few flop saves. With pressure now on Team White to uphold the prediction, the chip and fore-check game soon started and by the end of the buzzer, a 6-5 win and another 2 points collected and looking forward to the next game. With this impressive comeback win, Team White players retired to the dressing room to start picking the spot where each face should be in the Championship Team picture released by BOHA while enjoying the Kojak wraps, chicken in aluminum foil, eastern rice topped with lettuce cuisine and tequila rimmed with lime, courtesy of the yet to be defeated goalie Jocelyn Lauzon.

Trying to get 2 points at BOHA this season is a big challenge. Most coaches are trying to move up the standings with the goal differential. Thinking alike, Teams Red and Blue went out with the trap game. After a close first half, both Coaches Kieran Hackett and Adam Belley soon realized the strategy is not working and gave the order to open up. Like good listeners sometimes, the troops went to their offensive formation and a 6-6 tie and 0 goal differential. A satisfying one point each, both coaches went back to their dressing rooms to dream up other strategies for the next game, especially Team Red, who now drops to fourth place behind Team Gold.

Team Gold, in the basement not too long ago, has been taking off steadily climbing the standings under the wings of their pilot Mike “Airhog” Rourke. With an impressive 6-2 win and finally in third place, there’s no reason to touch down just yet. Setting their sight next week on Team Red in the “Game of the Week” opener, another win will keep them up in the air for a little while. Team Black, in a downward spiral since goalie Kerry Gillings has been experiencing back pain, is not panicking just yet, especially when their medical team has now come up with the Arthri-Plus spray. Team Black Historian Ed Hussey gave a quick lecture that their 2003 Team Black version was in last place that year at Christmas break before charging in the new year climbing all the way to the top before stalling in the championship game against Team White.

BOHA Call Ups Dept. Bulletin ……

A few anonymous calls to the department requesting higher ranked call ups. A statement issued by the department suggests that statistics show that the earlier a franchise player clicks in his “Miss”, the better chance of getting a more “suitable” call up.

Those players that click in late and it is happening quite often, are costing their team competitiveness as they are most likely replaced by lower rated call ups in order to meet the budget line. BOHA operates in a socialist business model. Steaks for all instead of ice time for few.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
BOHA In Full Stride. Cracking Down On Those Not Clicking Miss
With increased competition and some teams already in danger of not getting an invitation to the playoff invitational round robin series, all team representatives are whipping their players into shapes; some square, some round but most just stayed on whatever shapes they are in. Some Teams are going into as far as roster maneuvering and BOHA Revenue watchdog committee has identified the culprits and now will impose a “Missing tax” + HST on these players, with 3% commission to other teams.

Team Gold, holding on to a comfortable lead at one point let Team Blue back into the game with some late goals and then sealed it off for a 6-5 close but still a 2 pointer win. The good news is Team Blue Andre Blanchette is back on track after clearance from BOHA Chief Cardiologist and some cardio workouts. Team Blue, feeling the blues and still looking for their first point of the season, did a good job jelling with about 2 minutes left in the game and looking forward to next week challenge before the BOHA Tournament break.


Team White, looking big from the rear, although outshot 31-20, stayed in the game with Team Red long enough and then scored on whatever chances they had to secure a big come from behind win 6-3. Never waiver from their defensive strategy, Team White Big Five defensive trap system confused Team Red quick breakout plan allowing Red’s Jet Jones only one breakaway. Jeff “Jet’ Jones, used to 3 to 4 breakaways every game, was a bit cold and tried a hard slider along the ice to Team White goalie five hole. For Goalie George Tan, it was a matter of doing the basics; keep the new stick, a gift from Team Red premier defenceman Ben Chiasson, on the ice.


With six call ups and no Team Captain, Team Green just did not know what the outcome will be. Fortunately, two veterans Howard Gosselin and BOHA Chief Cardiologist Dr. Jean Pierre Mayer Sr., took the team by the horns, scored a couple of goals each for an easy 6 – 3 win, not only elevating Team Green to second place but winning by a close 3 vote margin, joint players of the night over Team White Ted Mulhern. Behind Team Black dressing room door, BOHA best team so far, has already forgotten the minor setback and focusing on their next victim Team Blue.

BOHA News and PR Dept.
Kieran Hackett, BOHA tournament volunteers head hunter, is busy recruiting workers for BOHA Charity Tournament to begin September 24. Please say yes and help him and the whole league out. This is a very worthwhile time for all Bohaniens to pitch in. Just a few hours of your time will do wonders for countless people less fortunate than we are. To date, all Bohaniens are proud to see we, Bohaniens, have donated over $550,000 to the cause. For all our valued spares, you may not be on a team but you are every bit a Bohanien. Come on out, get to know the boys. This is a great time to put your face in front of your name, a big must when vying for a spot as a regular.

Cheers,
Field Reporter
 
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