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Instructions For Using Spare Manager


As a NEW player interested in playing in BOHA, you must register first, please do the following:

1. Go to “Welcome” button and click.
2. On the drop down menu, click on "Registration".
3. Read and agree to the terms.
4. Fill in the Registration information.
5. Select your skill level and provide a reference name if available and click Submit.
6. A message “Thank you for your quick respond” indicates your registration is validated by the system.

Once registered, the BOHA Administrator will send you an email with some questions. Please respond to the email to help us validate your skill level. You will then be sent a "Welcome" email and activated in the system.

Your Name, Account and Team (if applicable) are shown at the top left corner when you are logged into the system.
- Click your Name to update your personal profile.
- Click on Account to view billing, transactions and account status.



This is the activity centre for each player and is the function used to manage your playing schedule. You have your own personal page and requires you to log in with your email address and password.

- For a "Regular", your entire season games schedule is shown. This is the page you go to if you will miss your game(s). Once you clicked the “Miss” button on the game(s) you will miss, a message “We will find you a spare” will show to confirm your action.

- For a "Spare", once a "Regular" clicks the “Miss” button, his position will populate into the eligible Spares’ personal schedule (based on a similar skill ranking).

Your personal page shows three (3) separate schedules:
1. Personal schedule showing details of the game(s) you have applied and accepted.
2. Schedule showing all the games available for you to apply.
3. Schedule of “Games I am available to play” showing you which games you can request to play if there are no games available for you.

Please note: that games are on a first come first served basis and Spares will be able to access current and next game.



For “REGULAR” players only, if you do not activate your status before the registration deadline of June 15 you may be replaced and your status changed to “Spare”.

To renew your membership as a "REGULAR":

IMPORTANT: Do NOT click on REGISTRATION, that is ONLY for new players to the league. This is for Renewing your membership to BOHA.

1. Go to and log in.
2. Click on your name (above Welcome button). This will bring you to your personal information page. Take a moment to update your personal information.
3. In the lower right corner of the page select one of the options and click “Save”.
a. Switch to or remain as a Regular
b. Switch to or remain as a Spare
c. Not returning as player but like to receive news
d. Not returning
4. Click “Save” to activate your status.



To renew your membership as a "SPARE":

IMPORTANT: Do NOT click on REGISTRATION, that is ONLY for new players to the league. This is for Renewing your membership to BOHA.

1. Go to and log in.

2. Click on your name (above Welcome button). This will bring you to your personal information page. Take a moment to update your personal information.

3. In the lower right corner of the page select one of the four options and click “Save”.
a. Switch to or remain as a Regular
b. Switch to or remain as a Spare
c. Not returning as player but like to receive news
d. Not returning

4. Click “Save” to activate your status.

NOTE: If you do not Renew your membership, you will not be eligible as a Spare player and will not be contacted to play. You will also not receive communications. So it is important to tell us your intentions.

New Seniors Division Created

Tuesday August 21, marks the 2018-19 Season Opening Games for the best Oldtimers League in Quebec.

We begin the festivities with a marching band on skates playing hip tunes, accompanied by a laser light show that tops the lighting display on the Jacques Cartier Bridge.

At the puck dropping ceremony there will be a myriad of celebrities and guests. Singing the national anthem will be a surprise. The Cup will be on display too!

In the dressing rooms, the league will be supplying the after-game meal for each team which consists of Rack of Lamb with Mint Jelly or Fillet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce, Scotch and a vast array of Premium Beers.

Relax in the new steam rooms and experience the Water Spout Massagers.

Everyone will go home with a note from our president exempting them from the condition they might be in, just in case you need some backup.

It just doesn’t get any better than this, holy smokes!!

It’s all about the experience, that’s what BOHA stands for Best Oldtimers Hockey Association.

Bring your game and we look forward to seeing everyone.
2018-19 Season Draft

The 2018-19 season Draft is scheduled for August 8. We will announce the teams shortly after.

Spares that have indicated their interest in becoming Regulars, will be contacted prior to the Draft. There will be a formal communication sent out about the process shortly.

Team Representatives and the Executive Committee are required.

We are looking forward to a great season. Enjoy the summer and get into shape!
BOHA Annual Golf Outing Great Success!!
Amazing day, Sat. June 16th, with absolutely perfect weather for the Annual BOHA Golf Outing. We had a great turnout and thank those that participated.

Shawn Farrell was the winner this year taking full advantage of playing on his home course. He is now the proud owner of the solid gold BOHA Cup.

A special Thank You to our sponsors. Who helped us raise $1,970 for our charities.

Agropur | Aménagement Lac aux Sources Inc. | CARHA | Duke & Devine | Fair Isaac Canada Ltd. | Imprimerie Jeff Jones Inc. | Kart-O-Mania | Mundo Trattoria | ODX | Vision Group Canada
BOHA REGULAR PLAYERS Renewal Fee DUE June 15, 2018

All REGULAR players are required to prepay a $100 registration fee by June 15, 2018 to secure your spot as a REGULAR.

Unfortunately our bank account does NOT allow us to accept E-transfers.

Cheque is the best method of payment. Please remit your cheque payable to “BOHA” and mail or drop-off:

Beaconsfield Oldtimers Hockey Association
Attn: Treasurer
1974 City Lane
Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4A7

We hope to offer online payments in the future and will advise should the option become available. ONLY as a last resort please communicate directly with Craig Miller (

Should you have any questions, please send an email to:

Thank you!
BOHA BMSP Charity Champs

Our own BOHA BMSP Softball Champs!!

Frank Kruzich, Nick Bergamin, Andre Blanchette, Jack Di Giacomo, Derek Deveau, Arnie Dort, Mark Dubois, Jeff Jones, Geoff Kinnear, Marc Lemery, Dave Maik, Bill Osborne, Dave Pollock, Mark Tucker Sr, Tucker Jr, Dave Pelletier, Andrew Wozny, Howard Gosselin

Darien Trip A Great Success
This year’s annual trip to play against our arch rival, Darien, for the coveted Rusty Skate Trophy was another success off the ice. On the ice, well that was a different matter, as our boys may have enjoyed themselves a bit too much before the games, if you get the drift.

Our hosts were gracious as always and we greatly appreciate them, with one exception, they keep winning the trophy.

We have set up a photo album from the trip. Copy & paste this link to see the pictures:

Thank you to Dave Maik and Andre Blanchette for organizing!

We look forward to the rematch game at Beaconsfield in November.

Team Blue Wins...Is 2017-18 League Champions

Front row L-R: Peter McCusker, Gord MacLellan, Dave Maik, Andre Blanchette, Rob Kemp, Enrico Forlini, Richard Perron
Back row L-R: Steve Michetti, Joey Strati, Tony Butera, Shawn Farrell, Alexandre Korda, Greg Maloney, Michel Mayer
Missing are: George Tan, Michael Montagano, Kenny Labelle, Tim Brun
Beaconsfield Shows its Support for the Humboldt Crash Victims
Words cannot describe the loss that we feel. We remember and send our thoughts to those who lost their lives and continue to fight for their lives. We put our sticks out to remember you.


Super Bus To Darien This Year!!
Maik & Blanchette get a great deal on the Bus to Darien!!

But which one? You choose!!

DONATION NIGHT -- February 27, 2018 @ 8:15pm
Team Black 2018 Regular Season Champion

With the 2018 regular season within grasp, Team Black sent its big forwards up to create havocs and the strategy paid off as the big forwards were able to get their sticks freely on point shots scoring 7 goals on tip in and deflection. Team Blue made a game of it but with 3 goals down in the first 10 minutes of the game, it was a long uphill battle and eventually went down 9-5. With 2 games left in the regular season, Team Black is now working on getting rid of the Curseman who has infiltrated Team Black championship photo.

Team Red rebounded from the week before and crushed Team Green before Team Green made a game of it with couple of goals few minutes left in the game to win 6-5.

Team Gold recruited more replacement players and with a fast moving team outskated Team White for a 5-2 win.

Field Reporter
*** DONATION NIGHT - Feb 27, 2018 - Games Start EARLIER ***
A reminder that on February 27, 2018 is the League Donation Night.

All games start 1-hour EARLIER and will be slightly shorter in length!!

7:00-8:10pm - Game 1
8:15-8:45pm - Ceremony
9:00-10:10pm - Game 2
10:25-11:35pm - Game 3

Please come early for the ceremony to support the presentation of the checks to the charities we donate to.
Team Black About To Be Crowned As BOHA 2017-18 Regular Season Champ

A tall order to catch up to Team Black, Team White has to win all its remaining 3 games and outscore oppositions by total of 16 goals while hoping Team Black loses its remaining 3 games and outscored by total of 16 goals, more or less. Naturally, with the help of the “Curseman”, this might just work. Regardless, Team White continues to solidify its hold on second place winning 7-2 against Team Red. For Team Red, this has to be the low point of the season when it could only get 2 goals by a ball hockey goalie premiering his first Boha start and third time with skates on. For Siddiq Mohamed, it’s a highlight debut and now qualifies him to get into the rookie of the season race.

Team Blue, resigning to hold on to 3rd place, had a great start going up 3-0 but with less than a minute left in the first period, a point shot ricocheted through the entire Team Gold players and slid into the net. With this uplift, Team Gold made a game of it, chipped away scoring the tying goal on a beautiful chip in by Replacement player extraordinnaire Rob Freire and then the winning 5-4 goal awarded to another rookie replacement ball hockey player Christian Ackad after another deflection by a Team Blue player. With 3 games left, Team Gold still has a chance to catch up to Team Blue to get the better 11PM game dressing room.

Team Green, with a bit of light left at the end of the distant tunnel to get out of the basement is now only seeing a speck of dust after the 5-3 loss to Team Black. It was a seesaw battle but with Team Black now used to winning, an open net sealed the deal embedding Team Green in the basement probably to the end of the regular season. For Team Black, a tie will get the team the 32nd regular season championship ring and a photo-op with the Curseman.

Field Reporter
Reports Circulating Teams In 2nd Place Have Better Chance Of Winning Championship. Team Black Touts It As Fake News

It’s a known fact that finishing in second place in regular season is a better spot to be in when it comes to winning the playoff championship ring. It’s no fake news that 48 championship teams occupied that position in the past 55 + years of BOHA history while first place regular season teams only mustered 1 championship ring.

With 4 games left in the regular season schedule before the round robin playoff starts, Team White, defending champion and with 43 championship rings, started jockeying for the all important second place and is a step closer to achieving it after losing 4-1 to last place Team Green. Team White is now 6 points behind Team Black and only has to look over their shoulders for Team Blue who is only 3 points behind.

Team Black, a bit less experienced in position jockeying with only 2 championship rings to show for after a record 31 years as regular season champion, could not care less of past history and labeled all such reports as “Fake News”. Team Black has always drafted fast speedy players in the past but changed their tactic this year by now a more experienced second year captain Bruce Bezner drafting all heavy weights. With team weight totalling a few pounds under the 3,000 lbs. weight cap, this move is paying off so far. Team Black D Corps, totalling more than half the team’s weight is not letting shots through, allowing veteran goalie Dave Wood to challenge for the “Ron Burla” trophy. With the 3-1 win against a fast Team Gold, Team Black should clinch first place soon for the 32nd time. The only worry is the “Curseman” is just looming in the horizon. For Team Gold, the season is washed and now is facing 2 late games in the playoff.

Team Blue, who has been scoring of late, thanks to Ken Labelle 6 goals in the last two games had to rely on Ken again to score the tying goal with 1:48 left on the clock and to keep the hope of catching Team White for second place. Tim Brun, instrumental in setting up the pass for the 2-2 game, is riding on a career high 7 points season to date. Team Red had the better play all night but could not find the net. Those that found the net were met by Shawn Farrell, who is still undefeated this season.
Team Blue scored first after a collision between Team Red Jet Jones and Richard Clarke allowing Rob “Baby Sitterless” Kemp to gather the loose puck to go in alone scoring a beautiful top corner first goal. Team Red came back with 2 goals in the second half for a brief 2-1 lead leading to the now legendary story of Ken Labelle heroics. But the story is all about the unreported trade attempt between Team Blue Ken Labelle and Team Black throwing in Al Neil with some scottish beverage. But with 7 goals in three games, not a worry for KL.

Field Reporter (Back in circulation)
BOHA Back In Action On January 16, 2018
Happy New Year!

Welcome back from the holiday break. Time to get those legs moving again.

We are back on ice Tuesday January 16, 2018 at the regular times.

If you haven't skated over the holiday break, you have one week to go to your local park and get on the ice. Don't worry about the cold, you are a tough Canadian and outdoor hockey is in your blood, eh. Ok, if you aren't tough enough anymore, then at least do some stretching so you don't pull a muscle.

We look forward to a great second half and seeing you on the ice!!
Tis The Season For Giving – Saint Patrick’s Food Drive

As we have in the past, we ask our members to help support those in need during the holiday season.

One of our esteemed Referee’s, Jason Zintel, is involved with an organization in conjunction with St Patrick's of the island, which take care of over 50 families in the region.

We ask you to please donate non-perishable items and monetary donations, for diapers and formula, to this great cause. They will be setting boxes in the hallway outside the dressing rooms on Tuesdays Dec. 12 & 19 where you can deposit your items. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please see Jason or Roger.

For further information, you can reach Jason Zintel at:

Let’s help make this a better holiday season for those less fortunate.

Thank you!
Three lopsided Scores, Mostly Gift Wrapped Before Gift Exchange Time

With two games left before the Holiday season, some teams are giving early christmas gifts, some are in mutual exchange mode but mostly just give aways.

Team Green took advantage of a few Team Gold giveaways early in the game getting a 4-0 lead and then gift exchange the rest of the way for a 7-3 win.

For Team Blue, Christmas spirit is high. It was all give aways and from all over the place. On the other side, Team White scrooging their way to a 7-3 win. Team Blue is now looking for a new Rudolph to find the way to the net. Rudolph, it seems, can only snoop his red nose to Team Blue’s cave serving choice of 4 amber colour beverages and freshly heated tacos with all trimmings courtesy of the Fearless coach Joey Strati.

Team Red took advantage of Team Black short bench, slowed down Team Black’s sled even more and pumped in 7 goals in the second half before a few token gift goals for a 8-5 win.

Field Reporter
Teams Showing Consistency In Inconsistency at BOHA This Season

Never in BOHA in its over 50 years history seen a team bombards another and then gets bombarded the next game.

Team Red, on a high after skating around Team Blue and winning 7-2 the previous week dulled their skates so much, forgot to sharpen them and in turn got out-skated and bombarded by Team Gold 9 - 1. Go figure it out.

Team White has now been outscored two weeks in a row. Team Black continues to outplay and outscore every team and now is enjoying sole position first place with the 4 pointer game 6-2 win. Team White is now re-focusing their game plan to concentrate more on other players instead of Frank Kruzich.

Team Blue playing defensive offensive hockey managed a 2-2 tie with Team Green to close out the night.

Field Reporter
Teams Green, Red and Black All Coasting To Big Wins

Team Green first 3 shots went in and that was the end of Team white 6 game winning streak while allowing Team Green to end their 9 game no win streak. With new strategy in place and Ben “H D” Ducharme new hardware moves, sooner than later, Team Green is showing signs of turning the season around with the 5-3 win.

Fast skating Team Red turned the notch up skated around Team Blue in the first half pounding the choked up Team Blue with 15-2 shots wearing down Team Blue. Team Blue hung in there keeping the score at 0 until 5 minutes left and then that was the end of it. Leading 7-0, Team Red relaxed a bit to allow Team Blue to skate with them and score a couple with 5 minutes left for an easy 7-2 win.

It was a relaxing game for Team Black, now replacing Team White with a new team record 6 game unbeaten streak. The last Team Black 6 game unbeaten streak was in 1964 when current Team Black stalwart defenceman Louis Di Lallo was a hamburger bun sesame seed. This team oversized defensive corps continue to block the lanes. Without half of their regular players, Team Gold replacement players were taking the wide detours to the net and out of gas with no results. With plenty of fuels left, Team Black coasted to a 7-2 win and plenty of fuels left for the next game.

Field Reporter
Darien Boys Sweep…Take Home Rusty Skate Trophy
The 37th Annual Rusty Skate games were hosted over the weekend, at our home arena.

As is the tradition, three games were played; Fri-Sat-Sun. The Friday game is the precursor to the trophy game held on Saturday and of course bragging rights. Sunday is the friendly “hangover game”, with mixed teams.

Darien came to play Friday, scoring 10 goals to our paltry 5 (we may have stopped keeping track of the score, kind of like strokes in golf when you hit 9). The Darien leadership chose Kid Mercury as the BOHA MVP of the game. He made up for lack of goal scoring with his great entertainment skills, at the after-game party held at Annie’s, playing harmonica and singing the blues, not to mention the trumpet support during the Saturday game.

The main event on Saturday was a close game, with Darien narrowly winning 4-3. Our boys almost pulled this one off after a bit of a slow start when they woke up to the fact this wasn’t a Tuesday night BOHA game. At the post meal and awards ceremony, the Darien leadership chose as the BOHA MVP of the game our John Glaser.

So, the Rusty Skate Trophy heads back to Darien where it will be held until the rematch game. We look forward to bringing it back from Darien, the weekend of April 13-15, 2018. We will remind everyone again as we get closer, but put it into your calendar, book the time!

Thank you to our great friends and competitors from Darien, the tradition continues!!!!

A big thank you to all the volunteers who made this another successful weekend. Without them it would have been FUBAR (look that one up).

An online photo album of the weekend’s events has been created. Click on the link below to view or add pictures. We encourage you to add more, it’s very easy to upload them.
Clowns Infiltrate BOHA Halloween Extravaganza Night While Team Green Gets No Treats

In this spooky night, some players reveal their true ghoulish self hoping to intimidate their opposition.

Team Red sent out ghouls Curseman, Jeff “Jet” Jones and Peter Matajic hoping to intimidate Team Blue to a 3rd straight game loss but Team Blue was not having any of that. Welcoming back some of their ranking players, Team Blue went out and scratched a 6-2 win over Team Red, especially Ken Labelle, who scratched all night from his bed bug bites back from his successful recipe deals in China prompting BOHA President Greg Maloney to question Labelle’s claim of 5 stars lodging and upright activities. Retiring to their cave, Team Blue enjoyed the gourmet pizzas and skunky Stella Artois in Keg.

Team Black went up to a 6-1 lead early and then went trick or treating allowing Team Gold to come back before settling down to business for a 7-5 win.

Team Green suffered a double knockouts losing to Team White and then found out they lost their treats. Team White, inspired by the pre-game ceremony when 80 year old ageless Frank Kruzich was presented with the priceless 80 + club jersey went out and manhandled Team Green for the 4-2 win. Team Green missing their treats was quickly rescued by Team Blue when the skunky tasty Stella Artois was diverted to Team Green room who happily indulged it to the last drop.

Field Reporter
80+ Hockey Hall of Fame Induction - Frank Kruzich

Frank Kruzich was inducted into the 80+ Hockey Hall of Fame ( in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 28. He will join 30 others being honoured as active hockey players who’ve reached their 80th birthday.

Earlier this summer, Frank, was nominated by outgoing president Peter McCusker and incoming president Greg Maloney on behalf of the Beaconsfield Oldtimers Hockey Association and its members.

It’s the seventh straight year the 80+ Hockey Hall of Fame will induct players. As part of the celebration, Frank will be playing in a hockey game alongside other 80-year-old inductees. A banquet and induction ceremony will follow.

“Frank is an ambassador for adult recreational hockey in Canada and is still actively playing in BOHA”, said Greg Maloney, president of the Beaconsfield Oldtimers Hockey Association.

The 80+ Hockey Hall Of Fame formally recognizes 80+ active recreational hockey players in Canada who meet the eligibility criteria. Inductees are knighted using a vintage 1930 one piece wooden hockey stick. A certificate of recognition is presented to each inductee. Each inductee receives the plaque for a period of two to three weeks during which time they have an opportunity to personally celebrate their induction with family and friends. The plaque thereafter is on display in the main foyer of the University of Ottawa Sports Complex.

BOHA will recognize Frank with a brief ceremony of our own on Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017.

Congratulations Frank!

Official Induction Ceremony Information

Friday 27 October:
10:30-12:00 Canada 80+ vs USA 80+ -- “Scrimmage Game”
12:00-13:30 Meet and Greet Buffet at arena -- “Demo Sledge Game”
13:30-14:45 75+ Hockey Game
14:45-16:00 80+ Alumni Hockey Game -- Inductees from previous years

Saturday 28 October:
11:00 – 12:30 Meet and Greet Buffet at arena
12:30 – 14:00 Canada 80+ vs USA 80+ Championship Game -- Intro of players; ceremonial faceoff; team photos
14:30 – 16:00 2017 New Inductee Game -- Intro of players; ceremonial faceoff; team photos
18:30 – 22:00 Banquet and Induction Ceremony

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
1265 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9
(613) 247-4811
Too Early To Predict Who Wins Regular Season

After 9 games into the season, Vegas by now usually has the regular season champion at 3-1, but with teams still with unfinished roster, it’s still a bit early even though Team Black was almost the early favourite, Vegas cited apprehension with Team Black defence corps at just under a long ton, might just have too much weight to carry.

Report in the first game has both Team White and Team Blue playing Tragically Hip songs, a tribute to great Canadian rock band Gord Downie recent departure from this planet. Team White call-up goalie Richard Perron struggling with some musical notes in his head letting in the first 3 shots of the game, got his pentatonic scales down and rebounded nicely to save the lead and a 6-5 win against Team Gold who was all over the place with their arpeggio scales. The great bassman Arnie Dort playing great hockey with his junior flex stick continues to find the open spots with Dave Pollock set up. Gord Parkinson scored a beauty top shelf goal for the player of the game helmet and BOHA Master Iron Chef Mark Dubois showcasing his nice meatball subs and declaring his new weekly episode of “Best Weekly Grub” airing on Halloween night.

Team Green and Team Red just stuck to hockey and ended their game 5-5.

Team Blue winning the first 5 games is now in hibernation after the 4-1 empty net loss to Team Black. Team Black 3/4 ton defence corps is just a tad wide for Team Blue to get around, but no worry, Team Blue historical trend is consistent and breakout from early hibernation should start next game.

Field Reporter with Contribution from Team White Reporter
BOHA team defeats Westmount SWAT team
On Thursday Oct 19, our BOHA select team defeated Westmount SWAT 8-6, in a rematch exhibition game at the Westmount Arena.

Last March, a select BOHA team traveled to the Westmount arena and lost to the Westmount SWAT team. We were not going to let that happen again. So a strong team was assembled, going with four defense and three lines.

We were initially hampered a bit because of the limited parking at the arena. Some of our guys arrived late because they had to park so far away. Sean Hughes hitchhiked to the arena with his equipment.

The game went back and forth with the lead changing hands a couple of times. But we broke their backs when we were able to score a couple of goals back-to-back very quickly and took the lead, never relinquishing it.

Back in playing action was Paul Regimbal, a bit winded due to his lack of playing but still effective. Our "Eclipse" defensive corps was very indimidating due to their all around size and moved the puck out of our zone very well. Up front we had speed and good play making. The guys on the bench had a good cuckle as they watched Chad Spannaus attempting to jump over the boards at one point onto the ice and doing a flop. Sean Hughes almost ran him over coming off the ice. But their line scored 2 goals on that shift.

Our post game meal at Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce, recommended by Peter McCusker (good call Pete), topped off the evenings event.

Thank you to the players who made this WIN possible:

Richard Perron - Goalie
Sean Hughes - Defense
Marc Daoust - Defense
Mike Aucoin - Defense
Louis Di Lallo - Defense
Phil Handyside - Wing
Peter McCusker - Center
Mathieu Crevier - Wing
Al Neil - Wing
Paul Regimbal - Center
Mark Tucker - Wing
John Hamilton - Wing
Mike De Heuvel - Center
Chad Spannaus - Wing
Team White Arnie Dort With Career High 4 Goals Voted As Electric Player of The Night

Fresh with a new junior model with senior extension stick, Team White and Bass player Arnie Dort scored a career high 4 goals with dipsy puck handling and pinpoint snappy accuracy singlehandedly carrying Team White to a 5-3 win over Team Blue. Team Blue had control of the game up till then and managing a 3-3 tie with less than 2 minutes left in the game when a goalmouth pass from Gino Pallante directly to some "Kid Mercury" who made no mistake entertaining his fans with his patented one timer slide into the net for the lead and super Arnie snapped his 4th into the top corner sealing the deal. Team White Dave Vallee is now switching his stick to the same junior model while Team Blue gathered their thoughts with chili primed with cream, cheese and tostitos courtesy of travelling man Kenny Labelle on his way to China with his copyrighted recipe.

In other actions, Team Red came from behind to win 5-3 against a hard working Team Black who had a late goal by Michael Aucoin undetected and nullified by the video review.

In the late game, it was a matter of time before Team Gold talented Mike DeHeuvel and super callup John Glaser took over and that they did scoring and leading Team Gold winning a 6-4 tight game against Team Green.

Field Reporter
BOHA Back In Action. Goaltenders Rusty as Goal Against Averages Soar

After the tournament break, a total of 36 goals were scored in Week 6.

Wonders never cease. After a 0 – 5 start,Team Red won a game convincingly and it wasn't even close doubling up on Team Gold 8 - 4. In fairness to Team Golf, it took them the entire first half for the 5 call-ups to introduce to each other and the leftovers.

The big Blue machine just keeps rolling along, although Team Green gave them a run for their money this week without franchise players Nick Bergamin and Mike Fortier. It was close until Team Blue potted the insurance goal with 53 sec left, to win 6-4. As reported by Team Green captain Joey Strati, "Another team win Tuesday night, green team never stop skating, they were putting pressure on us but we never stopped coming back, this is what we call playing as a team, Tim scored his second of the year meeting his yearly quota, he took the pressure off his 2018-2019".

Team White came out flying, having a 3 goal lead before Team Black could get on the board. The 1st period ended with Team White leading 4-2. Team White added 2 more early in the last period, to go ahead 6-2. Then Team Black got down to business, chipping away at the lead one goal at a time. It was all tied up with 5 min to go and Team Black managed to get 2 more goals in the next 3 min. Team White tried in vain to get a couple of goals in the last 2 min, even pulling their goalie, but Team Black stood their ground with a huge come from behind 8 – 6 win.

Jr. Field Reporter

Beaconsfield Oldtimers Hockey Tournament This Week Sep 26 - Oct 1 2017
Just a reminder this week is our big event. The 19th Annual Beaconsfield Oldtimers Hockey Tournament Sep 26 - Oct 1.

We still need Volunteers for various duties to support our activities. Please contact Joey Strati ( or 514-975-0191).

We are looking for more Prizes to raffle off and volunteers to help sell tickets Tue-Fri during tournament hours at the arena (this can be wives, girlfriends, kids, friends). Please contact Eugene Bunys ( or 514-972-1954) or Chad Spannaus ( or 514-627-1044).

If you are new to the league, this is where you can help. Participation in BOHA and our tournament is very important to the charities we support. Please sign up to do your part in making this another successful event!

Remember BOHT Entertainment Nights...


FRIDAY SEPT 29, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

With Pure Jam Host: TOM SIMPSON
Featuring: The Legends of BOHA

Bring ?Your ?I?nstruments!


SATURDAY SEPT 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM



Bring Your Friends!


We hope to see you and your friends at both events !!

For more information about the tournament go to:
Replacement Players Becoming Rare Commodity
Spares were in short supply in week 5 especially the premium early games. Some teams took advantage while others just chugged along.

Team Black solved their spare shortage by moving 2 of their 2 ton defence corps up to forward and between the 2 of them they were involved in 6 of the 8 goals scored by Black in securing the 8-3 win. Gold never did solve their spare shortage as Goalie Jocelyn Lauzon had a very busy night in the losing cause.

Team Green gave Team White a run for their money. Team White built up a 4-1 lead with 20 min to go. Team Green potted 2 quick ones to draw within one goal before Team White replied with another to spread the score a bit till with 8 min to go Team Green closed the gap scoring their 4th goal drawing within one. Team Green pulled a busy goalie Kerry Gillings in the last min but just fell short to get the equalizer losing 5-4.

Team Blue Ken Labelle has endeared himself to another BOHA goalie, by delivering a head shot to his own goalie in the warm up. Taking advantage of the woozy head, Team Red started off on the right foot by scoring 1st , but Team Blue evened it up just before the end of the 1st period and jumped ahead early in the 2nd period with 2 quick goals, and another one with 7 min to go. Team Red got one back with 4 min left but it was too little too late by then as Team Blue goalie Shawn Farrell head had cleared and in the zone for the 4-2 win.

Jr. Field Reporter

BOHA Golf tourney and the winner with a handicap system was Bryan Kaye.

Winner of the big trophy and $50 gift certificate to Mundo Trattoria restaurant.

We also gave away the following.

$25 Duke & Devine - John Lemarquand - Most accurate drive

$25 Duke & Devine - Gary MacLellan - Draw for hitting the fairway

Free 30 min session at Kart-O-Mania & t-shirt - Shawn Farrell - Closest to the pin

Free 30 min session at Kart-O-Mania & t-shirt - Andre Blanchette - Closest to the pin

Dave Maik, Boha Golf Organizing Committee
Monster Hurricane Irma Hits BOHA

Week three is starting to shape up what the season will be. Fueled by more hurricane force players, the outcome of games will depend on how much the "Hurricane" players surge when needed.

Team Blue, during the calm first period, led 3-1 until Team Gold unleashed their hurricane force of Mike Deheuval and Bob Baker along with Jason Brown scoring a couple of goals apiece drowning Team Blue with 5 second half goals and a 6-3 win catapulting Team Gold to first place in this young season.

In the eye wall of the storm, Team White and Team Red were in calmer environment but Team White soon took advantage of the downward draft blowing away Team Red 5-2. Team Red, reportedly had players avoiding the storm playing shorthanded again with a few leftovers like "Jet" Jones and Peter Matajic to defend Team Red low wall against Team White's overpowering tidal surge engulfing and pelting Team Red rookie goalie Simon Banbury. Celebrating this high watermark game, Team White celebrated with beverages, smoke meat sandwiches, chicken wings, chips and pizza! courtesy of Rookie and scorer Derek Deveau.

In the tail end of this massive storm, Team Green enjoyed a 1-0 lead while they had the back wind until Team Black rode the waves scoring 6 unanswered goals in the last half and pounded Team Green 6-3.

BOHA Spirit of Competition:

With the influx of more impact type players, the level of competition is shifting to a level higher. BOHA spirit of competition will be tested. Will BOHA become a pond hockey league that was avoided for many years where better players keep the puck to themselves? To counter these players, will slashes and body contacts follow? Before these inevitables occur and someone gets hurt, each player needs to revisit the terms and condition when registering to become a Bohanien that include:

"BOHA caliber of players ranges from ex-professional to recreation players. For reasons of safety and enjoyment, better players are encouraged to show on ice leadership through team play."

Field Reporter
BOHA 55th Season 20017-18 Officially Starts

After a lengthy opening ceremony of 3 minutes, the puck dropped at precisely 8:01:39 and 2017-18 season kicks off with Team Green taking on Team Blue. Based on the performances of the players this night, it definitely shows that a few, maybe 1 or 2 took advantage of league wide dryland training camp offer as BOHA speed assessment analyst and newly kneed Wayne Hart clocked the average team speed down 2.5 seconds compared to last season. One thing that is yet to be determined is if another year on the clock has anything to do with the decline.

Teams Green and Blue were fine in the first half. Both teams skated back and forth with Team Green taking a slight edge in plays and shots but soon, Team Blue showed the dryland training benefit. Long story short, lots of shots and goals but the final play of the game had Team Blue defensive quarterback Andre Blanchette getting the Green sign (no pun intended) skating the entire length, drew out Team Green goalie Kerry Gillings with a perfect tape to tape cross ice pass and a one timer by Steve Michetti for the 8-7 opening game Team Blue win with 3.4 seconds left in game.
Enjoying post game beverages and foods in both rooms, air industry specialist and BOHA jr Field Reporter Rob Bowrin gave Team Green players a visual presentation how to stay afloat in a tight game with D man Nick Bergamin demoing the defective choking apparatus.

Another close game laden with defensive trap plays and occasional offensive outbursts between defending champion Team White and Team Black, Team Black, down 5-4 was not looking good until late into the game when finally a scramble in front of Team White net and loose puck fell in front of Team Black Mike Boyarchuk who made no mistake roofing it pass BOHA tournament president and part time goalie Steve Poirier salvaging a 5-5 tie with 9 seconds left.

The finale game featuring Team Gold and Team Red was no different than the first two. Competitive and nice pace to the game. Individual efforts could be seen and Team Red had to re-adjust its defensive zone coverage but to no avail as Gold won 6-2. Brian Kaye's goal in the first and Sean Hughes pretty goal in the 2nd, both on a nice pass from Mike DeHeuval who also has 2 of his own to start the game along with Shelby Hacala were the offensive force. According to Team Gold Public Relation officer, game was tight until 10 minutes left in the game. Team Red might dispute this a bit but vows they will be better next time after watching Team Green video "How to stay afloat" in a tight game.

Message from President to all Bohaniens:

The season opener for 2017-2018 season is now in the books! Spirits were high and games were close.

For the most part things ran quite smoothly. Not apparent was the flurry of 'behind-the-scenes' activities over the last many weeks to make it so.

Full credit and many thanks are due, to your team reps, and to your executive; especially Andre, Dave, Chad, and Craig, all of whom have been fielding calls, emails, and managing issues right up to the last minute.

More fun ahead to be sure.


- The Fall Classic - a Dave Maik Invitational (everyone is invited) - Windemere golf course (Sept 14).

- The BIG TOURNAMENT starting Sept 26th…more soon from our tournament president, Steven Poirier

A few notes to consider:

- Encourage your hockey friends to come forward and register as a spare.

- If you are going to miss a game "Click Miss" on the Spare Manager no later than Friday, earlier if possible (we need more time than previous years to organize spares).

- Oh yeah, and don’t forget to get your $ into Craig ($525, or $275 first instalment) to

Have a good week,

Greg, President

Field Reporter

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”.


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”.

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".


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

Happy renewal !!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 !!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 !!!

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.

Field Reporter
BOHA Back To Regular Season After Hosting Another Successful Tournament
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.

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.

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.

Field Reporter

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 !!!.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Field Reporter
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.

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

Field Reporter with contribution from VP On Ice, Ken Labelle
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.

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

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,


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.

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.

Field Reporter

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