After two days of action in beautiful Richmond, BC the Montreal Red Lite remain the early favourites going 3-0 in the first two days of preliminary action. With a 13 goal differential teams are going to need to focus on both ends of the floor if they want a chance to pass the #1 team in North America and see gold this week! They are currently being leaded by Yannick Labonte (#23) who has 2 goals and 4 assists in the first 3 games.
The Edmonton Savages, Manitoba Selects, Newfoundland Blackhorse and Calgary Phantoms all have yet to lose a game as well as they chase down the Red Lite.
Ontario teams will be working the locker rooms looking for answers to get on track with a combined 2-6-1 record in the first two days. The two victories have come against the 0-3 teams at the bottom of the standings. In Tuesday night action, The Toronto Metro Orangemen got smacked by the Red Lite 7-0, while The North York Hitmen lost to the Vancouver Falcons 6-1 and the Niagara War Pigs gave up a 2-0 lead in the last two minutes of a game against the Edmonton Savages to hold onto a tie. Not a good night for Ontario teams.
Games resume at 4pm EST today with action on the main rink featuring the Niagara War Pigs against the Toronto Orangemen followed by the Montreal Red Lite versus Vancouver Bruins at 5:30pm EST. ballhockey.com will have the live stream up on the home page for all the ball hockey fans wanting to watch the action from home!
Still lot’s of hockey to play and a strong field of competitors in the hunt for Canadian National bragging rights!