Fun Times and a Silver Medal in California for Machine's Team Quebec Athletes (July 16, 2019)
Three athletes from the Machine travelled to California as part of Team Quebec to participate in the Hale Summer Championships 2019, including Sam Hachem, Leno Salamon and Samuel Chalifeux-Walker.
Not only did the boys have a magnificent time sightseeing in California - visiting Hollywood (eating), walking the boardwalk (eating) at Venice beach (eating), and lots of time at the beach (eating), they finished second in the tournament and came home with the silver.
Congratulations, boys!! We’re proud of you!
Bronze Medal for 16U Boys at National Finals in Calgary, Alberta (May 25, 2019)
It as a rocky start to the National Finals in Calgary, but our boys prevailed, learned a lot and came away with bronze medals around their necks.
That makes three bronze medals in three successive National Final tournaments, an accomplishment our Club can be proud of since the Machine is also only three year old!
So proud of the coach and the athletes at the tournament: Marin Therien (head coach), Ion Diacenco, Évrard Pérès, Luc Bojorquez, Pierre-Antonin Thibault, Vladislav Shabalin, Tudor Cupcea, Leo Hachem, Sam Hachem, Samuel Chalifoux Walker (goalie), Colin Rochereau-Desjardins, Leno Salamon (captain), Gavin Williams (goalie), Anthony Lightbown and Manes Iacob.
Thanks also to assistant coach Mackenzie Menard who wasn't at the tournament, but who worked hard training the boys all year long.
GO MACHINE GO!!!
Gold Medal for 14 Boys at 14U Eastern National Finals in Markham Ontario (May 12, 2019)
The semi-final game against CAMO was a nail-biter. The Machine were losing in the last 4 seconds of the game, when team captain Ion Diacenco scooped up the ball and blasted it halfway across the pool, straight into the net. The game went to shoot outs, and the Machine won soon after.
The Machine were in top form for in the in the gold-medal match, winning decisively against the Toronto Mavericks, 6-4.
In individual honours, Ion DIacenco won best player of the tournament, while head coach Marin Therin won best coach.
U16 Boys Win Silver at Eastern Conference Finals in Nepean (April 26-28, 2019)
It was the silver medal for our U16 boys at the Eastern Conference finals April 26-28, 2019 in Nepean, Ontario. Mavericks took the gold. Our boys look forward to a rematch in Calgary at the Nationals at the end of May.
In individual honours, Leno Salamon won best player of the tournament.
U16 Boys Beat Ottawa Titans at Eastern Games in Nepean April 26-28, 2019, Now Headed for Nationals
Our U16 boys just beat the Ottawa Titans 16-6 at the Eastern Conference Finals in Nepean, April 26-28, 2019, which means they’re headed for the Nationals in three weeks time. Gooooooooooo Machine!!!!
U14 Boys and U14 Girls Win Gold at Quebec Championships (April 13-14, 2019)
Our U14 boys brought home the gold from the Quebec Championships last weekend, at Ecole Edouard Montpetit pool on April 13-14, 2019. Our U14 girls, who played with Saint Lambert for this tournament, also won gold! GO MACHINE GO!!!
U16 Boys Won 4 out of 4 Games, Ready for Eastern Conference Finals (April 5-8, 2019)
The U16 boys were in top form this weekend, winning all four of their NCL games at the DDO pool on April 5-8, 2019. The team has great teamwork, great attitude, great focus - and - fingers crossed - should do well at Eastern Conference Finals in Nepean in two weeks time.
U14 Boys Wins Silver at March Madness in Toronto (March 22-24, 2019)
After five straight wins at the March Madness tournament in Toronto last weekend, it was a crushing blow for the U14 Boys to lose to the Toronto Mavericks 12-9 in the final game and go home with the silver.
This is such a young team, though. One athlete just started played water polo this year. But what the U14 Boys lack in experience, they more than make up for with can-do attitude, team spirit and work effort. There was no one working harder than our boys in the pool this weekend. We are so, so proud of them!
U14 Coed Team Wins Gold at Titan's Cup in Ottawa (Feb 22-24, 2019)
The U14 Machine's co-ed team crushed the competition at the Titan's Cup this weekend in Ottawa, and came home with the gold.
Thanks to the Titan's for putting on a great tournament, to the volunteer parents for taking such good care of of the kids, to coach Marin for inspiring the athletes and always being there for them, and to the kids themselves for playing with such heart.
Eagle Rays Play First LDP Game (Feb 17, 2019)
The Montreal Machine's new recreational team, the Eagle Rays, played their first Ligue des Pamplemousses game this weekend in the U12 division. They lost but it was a great start to the season.
Grocery Bagging (January 9-10 2019)
The Machine did a grocery bagging fundraiser at the Maxi supermarket over the weekend. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out, and especially to Christina, Tudor’s mum, for organizing everything.
U16 NCL Game vs. CAMO 19-7 (January 25, 2019)
Another great game for our U16 boys on January 25, 2019 at the NCLs at Claude Robillard. They beat CAMO 19-7. We're still sitting second in the Eastern Conference. Go Machine Go!
Grocery Bagging (January 26-27, 2019)
The Machine did a the grocery bagging fundraiser at the Super C on the weekend. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out, and especially to Christina, Tudor’s mum, for organizing everything.
Omnium 2019 (18-20 Janvier 2019)
Les joueurs de la Machine se sont distingués à trois reprises lors de l’Omnium CAMO qui a eu lieu à Montréal, du 18 au 20 janvier 2019. Notre équipe masculine U14 a remporté 6 de ses 7 matchs et obtenu la médaille de bronze lors de ce tournoi. Notre équipe féminine U14 qui participe avec le club St-Lambert lors de tournois, a remporté la médaille d’argent et pour finir, le capitaine de l’équipe masculine U14, Ion Diacenco, a reçu la mention de MVP (joueur le plus utile) lors de ce tournoi.
It was triple honours for the Machine at the Omnium tournament in Montreal on January 18-20, 2019. Our U14 boys won 6 out of 7 games, and took home the bronze. Our U14 girls, who play with Saint Lambert for tournaments, won silver. And U14 team captain Ion Diacenco was awarded best player of the tournament.
The Machine has grown to 7 teams this year: 4 recreational teams (U8, U10, U12 and U14) and 3 elite teams (U14 Boys, U14 Girls and U16 boys).