|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:
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 Blue Undisputed BOHA Team of the Month|
One week before the Holiday break, three teams got their early presents and the other three are hoping to get one next week.
Not too long ago, Team green was right up there battling for first place with Team White. That is now a distant memory after a 4-3 loss to Team Gold, their 6 straight losses. Team Gold, with 10 points in their last 6 games, is steadily climbing the Standings board. Keep playing like they do and first place by the New Year is within reach.
Team White, in first place most of season, has been toppled by the new kid on the block. Team Blue, another team steadily on the rise and voted by the Field Reporters Association as Team of the Month, shows why with a 4-3 win and the first place to go with it. Team White, in the second slump of the year, is now looking for another pre-game beverage and team President Ted Mulhern has suspended filling in the faces in the Championship picture.
Team Red, who is averaging 7 goals for or against in the last three games, did it again, this time, on the against side losing 7-4 to Team Black. Next week is the crucial week for Team Red as their opponent, Team Green, will be going after them in the "Battle of the Inepts" game next week to close out the 2013 schedule.
Reminder to all …………………
Games are one hour long next week. 8, 9 and 10pm. BOHA X-mas Committee is planning the food & beverages. All Bohaniens; Regulars, Spares and Alumnis are encouraged to show up, mingle and shoot the s..t with the boys before the two week holiday rest.
|Team Blue BOHA New Destiny Team. Voted as Team of The Week 14|
With two games left before the holiday break, every team has different agenda. Some to finish first. Some to get out of the bottom pile. But every team has one common goal, to get a few more points before the end of 2013. After last night games, 3 teams accomplished the goal and the other 3 have to wait for next week.
After a long layoff, Team Red back stopper Ted “Stonewall” Jackson made his debut with a roundabout game. Signs of the glorious past were there but after the long rest, it was a bit rusty and a few left shots went right and a few right shots went left confusing his defencemen who stood to watch Team Gold free whacks at the rebounds and down 4-1. With the rust out of the way, Team Red did not give up and soon it was 4-3. Overall, it was a satisfying 8-5 loss especially when Ted stopped Eugene Bunys 4 times and keeping Eugene at the bottom of the league in goals/shot percentage of 0.00090.
Team Black, in cahoots with the other teams to unseat Team White, accomplished it with a 4-3 win grounding Team White at least temporarily for another week. With the minor setback, Team White may have to stop filling in the faces on the champions picture, hit the pre-game bottle again and downsize the plan to just finishing on top for the holiday break. Team Black, voted by the Field Reporters Association as the best offensive team continues to live up to its reputation with Rob Bowrin now leading the league with 102 shots and finally climbing out to second last spot in goals/shot percentage of 0.00091, just ahead of Team Gold Eugene Bunys.
Team Blue who has amassed 14 points since their food & beverage hunger strike, has put that aside and is now playing awesome hockey, best in the league for over two months. Almost 2 points assured every time they step on the ice, Team Green was not going to let it happen easily. A close game and a 1 -1 tie, Team Green came close to going ahead with a few minutes left, but Team Blue new addition Andy Wozny took the matter in his own hands, skated in and scored on his own rebound. Another goal later and Team Blue is now Team of the Week and might be in first place after their game against Team White next week.
|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.
|All Games Lopsided And A Few More Goalies Reporting Lower Body Issues|
With both Teams Blue and White PR Departments reporting goalies lower body injuries, teams affected are revising their game plan. If this pattern continues, it’ll be a record year for missed goalies, physically speaking. BOHA Goalie Union is now negotiating with soon to be Website sponsor “Location Ideal” for long term lease on pylons.
For Team White, goalie or no goalie makes no difference as the defensive wall continues to hold up except this time, Team White came out with their offensive game from the get go scoring an easy 7-3 win over Team Gold. With their 6 shots, Team Gold felt Karl Boivin missing stick was the primary reason why they have lost some glitter and why they are back in the basement tied with Team Black. But with a few more shots and wins before the holiday break and maybe a shooting stick pre-X’mas present, Karl Boivin and the Gold diggers might just shoot their way out from the underworld again.
Cabbage rolls on the menu fermented to perfection, Team Blue is the hottest team at least from the menu point of view registering another convincing and easy 8-4 win over Team Black. Not a big deal for the Black. Just a minor setback and a bit of in season rest before the playoff push. They’ll be back soon to live up to their reputation as BOHA best offensive team. As for Team Blue, they’re just happy to have something to nourish on and hydrate.
A shot here and a shot there and the next thing is a 7-2 win for Team Red over Team Green but more importantly overtaking Green in third place with a 4 goal differential advantage. If Team Green continues to let in a goal here and there, they will be playing two late games when the playoff starts.
BOHA Treasury Report:
Billing notice is out for all regulars with outstanding balance. While the grace period is extended for a bit. Field Reporters Association has reliable sources that those with a balance after the grace period may not be invited back next season. Something to do with the economic theory of positive supply and demand curve BOHA is enjoying for the last few years.
|Call Ups make the difference, and almost everyone gets a cold shower.|
This article is a special from Junior Field Reporter Trainee with limited editing.
In a disastrous 3 minutes for Team Green early in the game, Team Black potted 3 goals on their way to building a 4-0 lead over a lackluster Green Team by half time. Green managed to score 3 in the second half but Black added 2 more to finish at 6-3. Black moved the puck with authority throughout the game, while Green seemed to be going in circles. Could the fact that Green had 4 call ups in the forward line and with 5 defensemen have anything to do with their lackluster performance?
In the second game of the evening Team White out scored Team Red in both periods in spite of having a short bench to finish at 6-4. Did a couple of White's players "forget" to click "MISS", or is the team rep roster maneuvering? Maybe it's time the league executive cracked down on this blatant disregard for league regulations.
In the 3rd game of the night, Team Gold managed to outscore Team Blue 2-1 in the 1st half, and then went on to score two more in the 2nd half. However, it was evident that Team Gold got the benefit of a huge upgrade, a League Standings adjustment tool, according to BOHA Call Ups Dept.
Many players were not happy in the dressing rooms after their games as there didn't seem to be any hot water for the showers. A mechanical breakdown, or a cost cutting measure by our new City council. A protest letter from BOHA Shower Committee is on the way to Councilor Pelletier.
News From BOHA SS Dept.
In reviewing last night games, BOHA System Services Dept. has monitored that some teams and players are manipulating the system. A poll is indicating that most, especially the defensemen, don’t like the extra man on the roster. A win win solution is in place and on the priority agenda list. Last night there were 4 players who did not click "MISS", resulting in 8 misses in two weeks and substantial loss of revenue. The Treasury has informed that to date, the lost revenue to date due to this violation is now equivalent to one annual fee and is affecting the menu. The soup is now cut down to cup size.
Not So Cheerful,
Junior Field Reporter Trainee
|Vegas Stymied. Too Many Low Scoring Close Games To Set Odds|
After 10 weeks of action filled games and sometimes boring trap system exhibited by Team White, Vegas Odds Setting Committee has temporarily suspended BOHA from the preferred list. With potential loss of commission revenue, BOHA Treasury is now looking into investing in Blackberry, but must wait for one of its Investing teams to get on board. Team Black has been under performing in the spare revenue department causing a delay to BOHA Treasury Dept. to submit a deposit.
Team Blue, on the surge since Adam Belley pulled off the silent trade went head to head with Team Red, another hot team with 7 out of 10 points in the last 5 games. It was a great tight game until Team Blue, inspired by John Hamilton top shelf tying goal, took advantage of Red’s few defensive lapses in the last 5 minutes with 3 quick goals to continue their surge with a 5-3 win spoiling Team Red post game BBQ spare ribs menu. A content John Hamilton took a bit of time in the shower to reflect on his achievement costing Team Blue extra dressing room rental fee, happily paid for by Steve Graham, another team Blue goal scorer.
With another short benching strategy, Team Black is leading the league with 16 “Did Not Click Miss” putting the league’s Christmas menu on hold till further advice. With 3 short of the legal roster, Team Black just did not have any juice left to mount anything in the second half. Along with the loss, invoice for the loss revenue is in the mail to the Team Black 3 offending players. Team Gold, playing above board and with a bit more conviction earning the 3-2 win, is only 2 points out of 5th position but still satisfied being in the top 6.
Following the same pattern since day 1, Team White played a tight first half, survived an onslaught by Team Green near the end of first half and then with quick and precise transition passes, scored a 4-1 win against Team Green. Like many other teams, Green just could not figure out how to get around the brick defensive wall.
|Junior Field Reporter Trainee's Highlights From Week 8 Games|
Black's Bob Bowrin miffed as substitute goalie leads Team Green to a 3-1 win. Team Green defenseman Mark Dubois finally realized that getting his shot on the net could result in scoring a goal.
Team Gold gave Team Blue a run for the money, trailing 3-1 going into the final minute they pulled their goalie to get an extra attacker on the ice. Unfortunately Team Blue had a couple of snipers on the ice and they potted 2 empty net goals from their end of the rink for an easy win.
Team Red, lead by Ken Lebelle, wearing 2 red socks this week, came out of the starting blocks flying and had a 3 goal lead built up in the 1st 4 min of the game. They potted another 3 goals by the 16 min mark of the 2nd period, and coasted to a 6-2 win over White. Team White is officially in its first slump of the season.
Junior Field Reporter Trainee
|Silent Trades By Team Blue Cause Concern To BOHA. A Rogue Balancing Committee Watchdog Committee Formed |
Controversy is now in half bloom after week 7 saw secret trades and maneuvering by some team executives are causing concerns to BOHA that a self-proclaimed Balancing Committee Watchdog Committee is now in play. Led by the controversial veteran player Frank Kruzich, who holds the record as the 90th player drafted annually since he joined BOHA some 40 years ago, somehow hoodwinked Spare Coordinator Kerry Gillings, Geoff Kinnear, Treasurer Dave Wood and innocent bystander and committee body guard Andy Wozny into this rogue committee and a solidarity photo proof. A red carpet hearing is in the horizon.
In the meantime, Adam Belley, silently accepted a recommended trade for Team Blue. Along with the trades he made during the pre-season draft has catapulted Team Blue into the Premier section of the League and should be out of the bottom tier by next game. With their 3-2 win over Team White, Adam Belley was voted by his teammates as Executive of the Year for his silent moves and then celebrated with pizzas, healthy field grown vegetable with dips, courtesy of Steve Graham. Everyone agreed that this was a big notch above the previous week’s “Foodless and Beverageless” menu. For Team White, it was a big relief that breaking up Team White Big D machine is not going to happen soon now that Team White has been on the short end the last two games.
For Team Red, another team on the move upward has their own remedy of breaking out of the slump. Tired of losing, Team Red Defensive Captain and League VP off ice Dave “The Dude” Connell permutated that dehydration was the main cause of the team malaise. He was spot on with the 3-2 win over League leading Team Black after bringing the “Hydration Beverage Equipment” and tested by Team Rep Kieran Hackett. Another red carpet hearing on this too.
The closeout game was just that. Team Gold, broke out of their slump scoring 2 quick beautiful tape to tape pass goals by outgoing President next season Terry O’Neill and a quick 4-1 lead. Team Green, with 5 replacement players, soon started jiving and made a game of it but in the end just not able to dent a quality team like Gold, also under microscope by Balancing Committee for possible illegal call ups. For Team Green, a good sportsmanship team, a 4-3 loss is still a respectable runner-up position, avoiding a third red carpet hearing.
|Regular Season Back On Track After Successful Tournament. BOHA Introducing New Face Off Rule|
After a record breaking successful Tournament, BOHA regular season was back in full steam to finish off the first cycle. Some teams handled the off week better than others and some did not know or care about the first cycle. About 25 players were still experiencing some type of post tournament stress disorders requiring replacement players to fill in. But most missing players were just disguising their maladies while enjoying a hot dog or two at BOHA top farm team opener who lost 4-3 to the Maple Leafs.
Team Black, the best offensive team in the league, proved the analysts right with a quick jump on Team Gold before allowing Team Gold back into the game but finishing with an easy 5-4 win and going 2 points up on Gold in the standings. Team Black is now looking forward to handing Team White first loss when they meet next week to begin the second cycle.
Team White, surviving a barrage of attacks from speedy replacement players from the Team Green farm team and down 3-2 but not out yet, took over the pace in the last 10 minutes of the game to score the tying goal with 1:39.31 left on the clock earning a 3-3 tie. Team White survived 5 short handed situations but may not be as fortunate starting next week when the ensuing face off after a penalty will be in the offending team zone. In the meantime, the team celebrated going undefeated in the first cycle but Team assistant something Yves Quenneville cautioned that every game is going to be a challenge from now on.
Team Red, desperately holding on to 5th place, was not looking good for a long while against a determined Team Blue. Trying to finish the first cycle with a first win and get out of the bottom of the totem pole, Team Blue Rick Wyjad, who found out earlier he was traded to Team White, was flying and trying to prove his worth but in the end, with 0 goal and no assist, found out why he got traded. Team Red, with the goalie out, came back to tie it 3-3 with 29.3 seconds left on the clock. Boosted by yet to be announced new players in the next cycle, Team Red might just be a contender somewhere down the road.
Report from BOHA Spare Coordinators Division:
BOHA is experiencing higher than normal missing players. But many are clicking in their Miss very late during game day. The result is opportunity lost since spares have made other commitments. While it is understandable that last minute affairs do surface, BOHA newest Miss detection software indicates many just do not bother clicking in till last minute. At this point, tube steak is replacing prime rib in the banquet menu.
Appeal also goes to spares who click in “Request for Games”. The coordinators use this list extensively. They are requesting that if your availability has changed, please go back in your “My Schedules” and remove those games you clicked in as available.
Field Reporters Association Insider Report:
Although not confirmed or denied, Teams Red, Blue and White have made trades.
Team White Roger Richard has cleared waiver, opening a spot for Team Blue to trade Rick Wyjad to Team White reducing their cap space.
Team Red Mike Kneller traded to Team Blue with future considerations. Both teams discussing how many beverages to include in the trade.
Gino Pallante is signed to a one way contract by Team Red President Kieran Hackett.
Bob Saharov is signed to a two way contract by Team Red dual position holder General Manager Kieran Hackett.
|BOHA 2013 Invitational Tournament Schedule September 24 to 29|
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|BOHA Taking a Week Break To Host the Annual Charity Invitational Tournament. Field Reporters Association Announces the Virtual “Manager of the Best Draft” Award|
With 16.666% of the season completed, BOHA is taking a week off in preparation of the BOHA Invitational Charity tournament. At the virtual “Manager of The Best Draft” award ceremony, Team White President, CEO, General Manager and Captain Ted Mulhern graciously accepted the award for his draft move of now talk of the league big D Corps. Finishing a close second by ½ vote is Adam Belley for trading his first round goalie pick to last in exchange for a # 1 defence pick. It is now look at as a brilliant move after a new goalie will be named shortly to back up Team Blue. For Team Blue, the prospect of moving out of the basement apartment is looking very good.
To start off the night, Team Red, missing some key players just did not have the kind of game to match the quick rising Team Green losing 6-3. Game was close but a few breakaways broke the game wide open causing Team Red Captain Kieran Hackett to review his Team Roster.
Team Blue Captain Adam Belley, a close runner up in the virtual “Manager of the Best Draft” award, is still in control of his happy team even though another 6-2 loss to Team Black is keeping his team 6 feet underground. For this team, it’s all about having a good gourmet meal after the game. But this is a possum move as news is circulating that they are about to rise up to the occasion.
Team White continues to play the “Curse Free” playoff style hockey. Team Gold came out very quickly, caught Team White off guard just a little bit with eight shots in two short barrages but could not dent the net. Soon Team White system took over, put Team Gold to sleep, scored a goal here and there for a 7-2 win and finishing the first segment in first place and a deserving week rest.
|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.
|BOHA Week Witnessing Some Stars Shining. Others Are Mostly Just Dust|
In the second week of the young season, a few Bohaniens are beginning to shine while most others are still just a speck of dust occupying a space somewhere out there trying to form into stars, hopefully sooner than later.
Spectators who were lucky to get a seat from scalpers got their money’s worth as they were treated by Team Black Mathieu Crevier with a beautiful front cut swerve goal leading his team to a 5-2 win over Team Red and by unanimous vote, player of the game and tied with Team Gold Eugene Bunys as Week two Players of the week. Early reports from the Field Reporters Association are pegging Team Black as a major contender to take it all. For Team Red, a bit of development and a few more games under the belt and they should be fine.
Team Gold, whose sweaters were the only thing that were glimmering last week, rebounded strongly and with new shining star Eugene Bunys 2 pinpoint pass assists, toppled Team Green 4-2 and earning him "Best playmaker of the night" and a joint player of the game award with Team Black Mathieu Crevier. Another game like this and Eugene will surpass his personal best assist record, so far a total of 3 assists in 6 years as a Bohanien. With a big smile and a Dagwoods sandwich in hands, Eugene is a happy man.
Team White, whose D corps has now trimmed down by a few pounds to just less than 500 KG, is at it again. As predicted by League Analyst Dr. Jean-Pierre Mayer, Team White is playing a low scoring quick pass out controlled game. Team Blue, forced to play the modified trap game, had their own Blueline “Jet Jones” strategy, got a couple of clean breakaways but the cement set just a tad too early for the Belley brothers hands keeping the game closed but a well deserved 2-2 tie.
All in all, things at BOHA are still according to plan. For next week crucial games, as predicted by BOHA astrologist Ed Hussey, the moon and stars alignment means some teams will win, some may tie and some will lose.
|No Big Surprises for BOHA Season Opener. Everything Went As predicted|
BOHA 52nd season got underway without a hitch. All officials showed up on time and all players reported to their respective teams with a net weight gain of 295 lbs. with Team Blue leading the way.
After the warm up ceremony, Team Blue came out quickly and grabbed a 3-1 lead against Team Green. But with some excess baggage, Team Blue peaked just a tad too soon, slowed down in the second half allowing Team Green to come from behind scoring 7 straight goals to win 8-4 and preventing Team Blue to break out of a 15 year opening loss slump. For Team Green goalie Dave Wood, it was his first game opening win in 15 years after being traded by Team Blue.
Team White, predicted by Vegas to win it all this year, stuck to the plan with a quick pass out transition game from the experienced heavy weight D Corps and came out with a 4-1 win over Team Black. Team Black looks pretty impressive as well and should challenge for the top spot all year long.
Another 4-1 game, the finale game between Team Red and Team Gold was closer than the score indicated. Team Gold, traditionally a slow starter, will right the sail sooner than later.
BOHA competition Dept. was pleased with the first night results and is not planning to overhaul any team just yet.
Highlight of the night:
Voted by BOHA Iron Chef Mark Dubois, Team White won the culinary award with the best spread of the night. Breaded chicken, curried beef wrap with specialty sauce and desserts to top it up. Courtesy of Ted Mulhern Deli Service.
|BOHA 2013-14 On Ice Season Officially Starts Tonight|
|Team White, touted as the team to take it all this season, ended their training camp a day later and now face disciplinary sanction from the league. In an off the record interview with the Field Reporter, Team Rep Ted Mulhern confided that his heavy weight Defensive Corps needed a bit of extra training to get under the league max of one ton. With the new wall strategy in place, Team White D Corps will have to sharpen their reverse C cuts to avoid the speedy forwards from Team Black tonight. All other teams are reporting in tip top condition as well. |
Red carpet ceremony to start on time and first game time is 8PM.
|BOHA Season Starting August 20 With Face-Off Night At The St. Anne Legion|
|With 90 players drafted for the coming season in record time, BOHA is set to welcome the start the season with the traditional Face-Off night where all players drafted and spares meet and have a bit of cold refreshments before the first games start on August 27.|
Stay tuned for the announcement from the league secretary for details !!!!
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