Happy semaine de relâche to everyone! There are no Machine games this week, but the U14s boys and girls have Ligue des Pamplemousse (LDP) games with their regional teams on the weekend. Check Team Snap for details.
No practices for the U16 boys this week.
U16 Girls March Break practice schedule coming soon.
The U14 Boys have invited the Machine Girls to their Friday practice (7:00 PMCLS Pool).
Other than this Friday practice and the two co-ed practices with the U14 Girls on Monday and Wednesday (7:00 PM, CSL pool), the U14 Boys have no other Machine practices this week, but they do have Ligue des Pamplemousse (LDP) games with their regional teams on the weekend. Check Team Snap for details.
The U14 GIrls have invited the U14 boys to their Monday and Wednesday practices this week (7:00 PM at CSL Pool). They also have a co-ed practice with the U14 Boys at their practice on Friday at 7:00 PM at CSL.
Thanks to Robbie and Jenna for coming up with this idea! The teams never get to see each other, and this is a great way to solve this problem. I say co-ed March Break Machine practices should become a yearly tradition!
Next weekend, the U14 Girls have LDP Games with their respective regional teams. Check Team Snap for details.
The U14 teams were at Camp Espoir last week, while it was practice as usual for the U16s.
In the week ahead, the U16 boys play DDO in Longueuil on Saturday (should be a great match!); the U16 GIrls also play DDO that weekend, while the U14 Boys and Girls are at the Mark Bernotas tournament.
February 24-25: CEJEP Edouard Montpetit 945 Chambly Road, Longueuil
Saturday, Feb 24 7:20 PM vs. DDO Black
Sunday, Feb 25 8:00 PM vs. Saint Lambert
Saturday, February 25: CEJEP Edouard Montpetit 945 Chambly Road, Longueuil
6:00 PM vs. DDO Black
Feb 23-25: Mark Bernotas Tournament: DDO Civic Centre, 12001 Salaberry Blvd
Friday, Feb 23 6:30 PM: Machine Red vs. Machine Bue
Saturday, Feb 24 MACHINERED 12:30: Machine Red vs. DDO 5:10 PM: Machine Red vs. Camo
MACHINEBLUE 1:40: Machine Blue vs. Laval 6:20: Machine Blue vs. DDO
Sunday, Feb 25 11:20: Mchine Red vs. Laval 12:30: Machine Blue vs. CAMO
Feb 23-25: Mark Bernotas Tournament DDO Civic Centre, 12001 Salaberry Blvd
Friday, Feb 24 7:50 PM vs. Saint-Lambert
Saturday, Feb 25 10:10 AM vs. DDO Black 4:00 PM vs. DDO Gold
Last week, there were tryouts for Équipe Québec for U16 Boys and Girls; LCQ games for U14 Boys at Claude Robillard, and no tournaments for either of the girl’s teams, although the U14 Girls had an inspirational speaker at their Tuesday practice who talked about elite sports, academics and setting personal goals.
The Week Ahead
Next week, regular practices for all teams and no games. However, for boys and girls born between 2002-2006, there’s Camp Espoir on Saturday and Sunday.
Camp Espoir is an introduction to the programs offered by Team Quebec, and a nutritionist will speak to the participants at lunch about sport’s nutrition.
Attendance is optional but strongly recommended.
Where: Institut nationale du Sport Québec, 4141 Avenue Pierre-de -Coubertin, Montréal, Qc, H1V3N7
When: Boys: Saturday, Feb 17, from 12-5 PM Girls: Sunday, Feb 18, from 10-3 PM Registration Form:
Un bon weekend à Toronto le weekend dernier pour l’équipe masculine 16U (trois matchs, 3 victoires, dont un but du gardien (aïe!) par la Machine dans les derniers instants du match.
De plus, c’était le premier tournoi de nos cinq nouvelles recrues 16U, venant de l’équipe 14U : Vladyslav Shabalin, Yann Costache, Luc Bojorquez, Évrard Pérès et Philip Costache. Félicitations les garçons!
Les filles 14U ont également eu un bon weekend, remportant la médaille d’argent au tournoi CW International à Ottawa. Beau travail, les filles!
Aucun tournoi pour les équipes ce weekend. Après un mois chargé, c’est un repos bien mérité pour tout le monde, même si on continue l’entraînement habituel.
A great weekend in Toronto last week for the U16 Boys (three games, 3 wins, including a goalie goal (ouch!) by the Machine in the dying moments of the game.
Also, it was the first tournament for some of our new U16 boys, all called up from U14: Vladyslav Shabalin, Yann Costache, Luc Bojorquez, Philip Costache and Évrard Pérès. Congratulations boys!
The U14 Girls did well too, walking away with the silver medal from the CW International tournament in Ottawa. Great job, girls!
No tournaments for any teams this weekend. After a busy month, it’s a well-deserved rest for everyone, although it’s still practice as usual for all the teams.
Coach Rob (U14 Machine Girl’s assistant coach) on eating and drinking before and during tournaments:
“Eat lots of food the night before the tournament and drink an abnormal amount of water. My old pre-tournament meal of choice was about one pound of tortellini with two chicken breasts, a side of mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts then apples dipped in honey for dessert.”
Snacks During Tournaments
“During tournaments, snacks are your best friend. Fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts, low-fat dairy, etc. I used to go with almonds, apples and oranges, bananas, sweet potatoes, granola bars, peanut butter sandwiches, etc.”
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
Now most important! HYDRATION! You should all be drinking at least 5 to 10 litres of water at the tournament each day. Five is the absolute minimum!!! I cannot stress this enough.
I have personally seen athletes at both the minor and professional levels fall apart simply because of a lack of hydration and nutrition during sports. It doesn’t take long!
Your bodies are machines, we need to treat them as such!
Final advice to be in top shape Go to bed early and wake up early!
In the last month, the Montreal Machine website had 1,250 visitors from countries around the world, including Moldova, Finland and Austria… as well as the United States, Peru and Romania (no surprises there!).
So, send the link to the website to everyone you know overseas, and let’s see if we can get some more countries on our list.
For links to send to people, you can send them Photo Pages (there’s one for each team), or even this very “Latest News” post.
After four games played in the 2017-18 season, the Montreal Machine’s U16 Boys team has the two top goalies in the Eastern Conference: #1 is Gavin Williams (with a 3.43 average goals against per game), and #2 is Alex Zaharkevich (his GAA is 4.80).
For U16 players, Leno Salamon is #1 (33 goals in 4 games), with Anthony Lightbown (15 goals in 4 games) and Islam Ainseba (12 goals in 4 games) not too far behind.
Then, If you click on to page 2, Liam Masley is doing well (7 goals in 4 games), followed by Sam Hachem (6 goals in 4 games) and …. unbelievably… our goalie Alexander Zaharkevich (6 goals in 4 games).
Where are the Mavericks?
This all sounds fantastic, right? But wait…. where are the Mavericks?
When you check the Team Standings page for the Eastern Conference, you’ll notice that the Mavericks have only played one game this season (which they won), while the Machines have already played 4.
So be sure to check back soon and often as all these statistics will change once the Mavericks start playing.
It’s almost time for the Montreal Machine boot camp! Below is all the necessary information. If you have any questions, please contact Ioana through the Montreal Machine Facebook Page.
IMPORTANT: All kids must bring their medicare cards. Also, if your child is on medication, please bring sufficient medicine, and advise the adult in charge how it should be administered. Children will not be permitted to administer their own medications.
Sports Equipment & Games Please bring soccer balls, badminton rackets, croquet, footballs, baseballs, etc. There will be lots of downtime to have fun. Also bring board games in case it rains, such as Monopoly, Clue, Risk, etc. Cards are also good.
No Electronics Please note that all cellphones, iPads, iPods and all electroncs are to be left at home, otherwise they will be confiscated
Camping Chairs Also, please bring camping chairs if you have them.
The Montreal Machine boot camp is located in the Laurentian Mountains, a 2
hour drive north-west of Montreal. For exact location, please contact Ioana through the Montreal Machine Facebook Page.
Arrive Sunday, August 20 at 6:00 PM
Depart Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 AM
3 bathing suits 7 pairs of underwear 7 pairs socks 6 t-shirts 4 shorts 2 long sleeved t-shirts 2 warm sweaters 3 long pants (sweatpants) 2 pairs of warm pyjamas
Sleeping bag 1 pillow and pillow case 1 sheet 2 towels
Medicare card (super important) Water bottle Flashlight with new batteries Toothpaste and toothbrush Biodegradable soap and shampoo Insect repellent Sunscreen
Slippers Rainpants Hairbrush, comb, hair elastics (for girls) Bathing cap (for girls Cards Board games in case it rains, such as Monopoly, Clue, Risk, etc. Sports equipment, such as soccer balls, footballs, etc.
La saison de la Machine est officiellement terminée. Avant que nous commençons à nous entrainer pour la session d’été qui arrive très prochainement, c’est avec un grand
honneur que nous vous invitons à venir célébrer les réalisations que nous avons accomplies et les amitiés que nous avons créées durant l’année 2016-2017.
Tous les athlètes, entraineurs, parents, grands-parents et amis sont invités à venir prendre part à notre gala de fin d’année, le 16 juin prochain à la
piscine maison de la Machine, c’est-à-dire à Cote St Luc de 18h00 à
21h00. Ce moment de fête permettra de dire au revoir à la 1ère année de
la Machine et de dire bonjour à le 2ème année qui arrivera sous peu.
Discours, trophées, un invité spécial et plus encore!
Interested in going to Celso’s Lake Camp in Duclos, Quebec Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2017? This camp was previously offered exclusively to Capital Wave athletes, but is now open to everyone!
Here’s what’s on the schedule: a week at the beautiful lake, training with National Waterpolo Team Athletes - Beach Volleyball - Canoe and Kayak Races - Manhunts - Hiking - Exploring the Islands - AMAZING food - “Best Camp Ever!” - Scavenger Hunts - Rock Climbing - Archery - Campfires - Fun in the Sun - Tug of War - and lots of Awesome SWAG.
AVAILABILITY: There are only 50 spots available (25 boys and 25 girls). It will be based on a first come first serve basis. Your spot will only be secured when the registration forms and cheques are received.
This camp is for experienced water polo players who want to perfect their
skills, and for people who want to join the team and would like to prepare for
team try-outs in September. The camp is for girls and boys, ages 12-16.
There will be three coaches at each practice: Marin Thérien, the head
coach of the Montreal Machine, a specialized swimming coach and one other coach.
When: June 19-August 17, 2017 Where: Piscine Saint Henri, 4055 rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal Days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30-8:00 Cost: $90 for two weeks
~ L’athlète doit avoir atteint le niveau minimum de compétition provincial (LCQ) au cours de la saison 2017
~ L’athlète doit disputer un minimum de 10 matchs de la Ligue des
championnats québécois et/ou de la Ligue des championnats canadiens durant la saison précédant la
~ Dans le cas où la région de l’athlète n’offre pas ce niveau de
compétition, l’athlète devra fournir une preuve officielle (lettre de son club)
qu’il/elle s’entraine un minimum de 10 heures par semaine depuis le début de la
saison en cours.