THE LFA GOES INTERNATIONAL...AGAIN!

The LFA and HC Brüch Davos teams

The LFA and HC Brüch Davos teams

At the end of last week, several members of the LFA played friendly games against a team coming directly from Switzerland to face the best adult hockey league in the Montreal area. It was at the Bell Sports Center in Brossard that the two organizations met in a festive and yet serious atmosphere, both teams wanting to make a good impression.

A commemorative poster for the international games of last weekend (Design Jacob Poliquin)

A commemorative poster for the international games of last weekend (Design Jacob Poliquin)

The first game played on Friday September 15 ended with a tight 5-3 win for the LFA, the last goal having been scored in an empty net. Both teams played rather offensive hockey, neglecting the defensive somewhat at the beginning of the game, then regrouping and playing an intense and entertaining game. Unfortunately, as it happen too often, the goalkeeper of the Swiss team did not receive his equipment which was lost in Europe, and it is a substitute goalie, Jean-François Gemme of the LFA, who held the fort for the visitors.

The second game, played in the afternoon the next day, was finally less tightly played, with a final score of 8-3. The LFA's team was able to count on hungry forwards in Bill Carroll and Pierre-Luc Aspirot to name but these, who scored several goals each in addition to causing several turnovers along with their trio linemates. After a period, the score was 4-3 in favor of the locals, but the fatigue, the well-watered evenings and a more passive style of play will have been the reasons for the fall down of the visiting team in the second half of the game.

These friendly games are a reflection of the LFA's prestige on the adult hockey scene in the Greater Montreal area as it is the visitors who are approaching the league in order to set up these games.

On another note, the league is still in recruiting for its morning division, the LFA 7AM Buzz. You will have the chance to play on one of the three most beautiful ice of the region; at the Bell Sports Center in Brossard, at the Pierrefonds Sportplexe or at the Bell Place in Laval. By choosing one of these sub-divisions, you will start the day on the right foot! LFA members registering in more than one division (like the Central Division and LFA 7AM Buzz Division) will receive a discount on the total cost. Do not miss your chance, the places are limited!

We are still recruiting for the new LFA 7AM Buzz starting in October (Design Jacob Poliquin)

We are still recruiting for the new LFA 7AM Buzz starting in October (Design Jacob Poliquin)

Finally, we are all looking forward to the next game of the Central Division after a forced break of one week. After one exhibition game, all the teams seem to be fairly balanced and have the necessary tools in hand to achieve success. As always, it is the involvement of all players within their team and the league that will ensure a successful season.

Have a nice one!

Jacob Poliquin

 

GOOD FIRST DRAFT OF THE 2017-2018 SEASON

The LFA's new hockey program

Hi guys,

I think we can say that the 2017-2018 season of the LFA started on the right foot, first with a very nice pre-season BBQ a few days before the start of the calendar followed by hotly disputed games with as a bonus very lively locker rooms , one of the benefits that come from de pre-season BBQ and league's efforts to create bridges between players.

The administration of La Ligue Fédérale des As hopes that every team will be competitive this season, that we will not have to make any adjustments and that everyone will remain healthy without forgetting the importance that team spirit, brings to the game and everyone's satisfaction and happiness in the group

Who knows, possibly that we will have a perfect season, without trades, nor suspensions, anyways, we hope so !


THE LFA MEETS SWITZERLAND AGAIN!

After a first international match this summer, the LFA will once again play on the international scene two games this weekend again against a formation from Switzerland, the HC BRUCH from Davos. I guess the word got around overseas that the league to play against in Montreal is the LFA, which works out great as we did not have games scedualed this week-end in the central division.

Those who want to watch the games just have to come to the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Friday for the 6:15 pm game and Saturday for the 4:45 pm game. The admission is free and the matches are likely to be very interesting as each country play a very different style of game.

The LFA will be represented by players who have expressed the desire to play coming from our different teams. They will wear for the occasion the colours of the Avengers.
It will be fun, come by to cheer the troops on !

THE LFA 7AM BUZZ PROGRAM IN FULL SWING

In an effort to stay aheah of the game, the LFA recently lauched plans for a morning division to play in Brossard, Pierrefonds and Laval. If things go as planed, this new division will start its activities in October with a 25 game schedual. All divisions playing at ONE LOCATION, not at all three as some thaught. Thanks for getting the word out to your hockey contacts and making this plan a reality !

THE LFA PART OF THE MONTREAL PREMIER OF AMERICAN ASSASSIN

"Bigger is better" one of the benefits of beeing on top in the game and reason why les Films Séville reaches out to the LFA for different Montreal film premiers throughout the year. This is why they offered to be part of our pre-season BBQ in offering our members a chance to go see the Montreal premier of American Assassin which took place Wednesday night.  Another good reason for beeing part of Montreal's premier adult hockey league !

THE SATELLITE DIVISION PASSES IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

Like the members of the central division, we will take this Sunday the player photos of our new members. To do this we ask them to arrive 5-10 minutes earlier than usual and to wear a black t-shirt. The photo shoot will take place at the LFA studios near the office. We will also ask them to fill out a small form for our carpooling and networking section of our site.

PRE-SEASON HABS GAME THIS SUNDAY

For those interested in seeing the habs intra-team (red against white) game this week-end. Get your tickets here with the money going to a good cause  https://www.nhl.com/fr/canadiens/fans/match-intra-equipe?utm_source=C1909&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RedvsWhite17&utm_content=FR

Later
JFD

A NEW ERA IN THE LFA

A NEW ERA IN THE LFA

Hi guys,

It is after four years of trial and error with this hockey project that we can definitely say that we have arrived to a new era in La Ligue Fédérale des As. This does not mean that there will be no other changes, that there is no room for improvement, or that we will sit on our ass and let it be. But after meeting our 88 regulars players individually last season, the league administration has a better idea of what makes the consensus within the group. That said, the mission of the league remains the same, providing an optimal hockey experience to its members while supporting the community.

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AND THE CHAMPIONS ARE...

AND THE CHAMPIONS ARE...

On August 27, the first Inter-Divisional Final of the LFA was held. Indeed, members of the best league in the Montreal area were able to choose for the 2017 summer season to play either in one of the teams of the metropolitan division or for one of the new south-shore division's teams, which played at the Brossard Bell sport complex. The high quality facilities that usually serves as the second home for the Montreal Canadiens attracted more than one, whom were divided into four teams. For their part, the six Montreal teams played their games at the Notre-Dame College arena, our usual rink; the two divisions completed the summer season with semi-finals to determine which teams would represent their respective division in the Inter-Division Final.

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COSOM HOCKEY PLAYERS WANTED!

Feeling like moving some more during your week while staying in the hockey world to complement your LFA experience? One of our collaborators is recruiting cosom hockey players for Monday evenings this autumn.

The setup is "pickup" style with random teams every week. The skill level is competitive, but everything stays very clean. The league even celebrated its 25 years of existence this year!

Contact: Bertrand at cosom@lfahockey.com

All the info::

  • Mondays from 6pm to 8pm in Verdun (Jolicoeur metro station)
  • Looking for 2 players and 1 goalie (regular) + subs
  • White plastic ball
  • 5$ per game

We even have a video shot with one of the goalie's GoPro if you want to see what it looks like!

THE FAVORITES MOOVE ON TO THE DIVISION FINALS

THE FAVORITES MOOVE ON TO THE DIVISION FINALS

The two favorites will face each other in the division final of our Montreal division.

Taking place at the classic arena of Collège-Notre-Dame last Sunday, the playoffs were underway in the Montreal division. The logic was respected when both the Rhinos and the Torpedoes defeated their opponents, both heading into the division final, which will take place next Sunday, August 20 at 7:00 pm. Expect a high-level and high-intensity game from both sides. Make sure you circle the time and date on your calendar!

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ON THE DAWN OF THE PLAYOFFS

ON THE DAWN OF THE PLAYOFFS

With the summer that has gone by in a gust of wind and that is still trying to have its remaining rays sparkle on us, the start of the playoffs are upon us and of sorts the start of the real season, the one where each shift counts. For the management of the LFA, it is also an extremely busy period as it must prepare our first inter-divisional championship game in our history simultaneously with a fundraiser for Sun Youths food bank. The latter Must also organize the 2017-2018 season which is fast approaching with all the usual pitfalls as well as new challenges.

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INTER-DIVISION, INTERNATIONAL AND INTER-TEAM, BUSY TIMES IN THE LFA!

INTER-DIVISION, INTERNATIONAL AND INTER-TEAM, BUSY TIMES IN THE LFA!

Most people would be surprised to learn that an adult hockey league could be so busy outside our weekly games and get-togethers in early July, but this is the case in the LFA. After two weeks of inter-division games, the first of their kind in our history, we also played our first international match against a Swiss-based team, which actually had players from six different nationalities. We then finished the week by re-adjusting our teams through a few trades. Add a special game on Friday so that each team plays the same number of matches in the calendar and we end up with seven games in a seven-day stretch. Now you will understand that it has been a very busy period in the LFA.

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