The Ontario Ball Hockey Federation (OBHF) hosted their Men’s Masters 40+ A/B Provincials this past weekend in Kitchener, Ontario. In total, eight teams came to compete across two divisions.
The Men’s Masters A Division featured three teams, who were competing for a spot at the 2020 Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) National Championships. Although a small division when it came to the number of teams participating, it was a very competitive group. After the round robin, the standings looked like this:
This would set up a match up between Windsor and Ottawa in the final.
This was expected to be a heated contest as the two teams split the head-to-head round robin games. These two teams did not disappoint, battling to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation, sending the game to overtime. In the sudden-death overtime, it would be Windsor who would eventually put the game away with a 4-3 victory.
The Men’s Masters 40+ B Division featured five strong teams, which included two-time champions, the Thornhill Vets. However, it would be the host Kitchener team that would set the tone for the weekend going undefeated in the round robin. The final round robin standings are below:
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The semi-final was set with New Tecumseth and Hamilton battling it out for a chance to face Kitchener in the final. This would be an incredibly hard-fought game however, when the dust settled, it would be New Tecumseth left standing with a 3-1 victory.
In the final, Kitchener proved to be a team of destiny, continuing their tournament dominance with a convincing 3-0 win over New Tecumseth.