2017 CanAm Junior Ball Hockey Championships: A Celebration of Excellence in Junior Ball Hockey
2017 CanAm U17 Junior Ball Hockey Championships
It is a game for the ages, for all ages as a matter of fact that has become a legacy onto it’s own. It is a game that has become an institution, a way of life for thousands of players, coaches, officials, administrators and fans of an activity that is played with a ball and a stick on neighbourhood streets, schoolyard parking lots, gymnasiums and rinks from coast-to- coast throughout the country. The game is ball hockey and it is brought to you by the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC).
There was nineteen teams vying for the coveted Bauer Championship Cup of Ball Hockey in their respective division.
U17 Champions – Montreal Fire
The Montreal Fire are the 2017 CanAm Junior Ball Hockey Champions. Our friends from the Belle Province traveled west to Brampton’s Century Garden’s Arena and although struggling to a 1-2-1 preliminary round. However, don’t let the record deceive you into thinking this team wasn’t going to be a team that would contend for the championship, spectators would be heard in the lobby, “that team keeps getting better and will be difficult to beat in a one game elimination’.
The team moved onto the semi finals to play the Blazers from Penetang who they had lost to 3-1 in the round robin. The Blazers would jump out to a 2-0 lead early in the semi final, but penalties would prove to be the equalizer and the Fire from the Montreal Ball Hockey League would storm back and score four goals en route to a 4-3 victory. The final would see the team face the Brampton Jr Express who defeated the Belleville Predators 1-0 in the other semi final
The Fire and Express battled to a 1-1- tie in their opening game so this would prove again to be a tight game. In the final the Fire would storm out to a 3-1 in the first period and win the game 4-3 as time would run out on the Express.
For complete game by game results, click here