Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie, On. was the place to be on Nov. 23 and 24 as it hosted some of the top handball talent in North America.
Serving at the battleground for the first ever Toronto Cup hosted by Handball Club Toronto (HCT), those in attendance were treated to some fantastic matches of skill, sportsmanship and excitement.
On the men’s side, a thrilling championship match between HCT 1 and Club de Handball Celtique de Montreal decided a winner, and despite a late push from HCT, it was not enough to overcome the strong defense and balanced attack from Celtique. The final score of the match was 23-20.
In the bronze medal match, Westpoint Team Handball showcases their superior athleticism and took control the entire match, winning 34-18 over HCT 2.
Here is a complete breakdown of scores & results:
HCT (1) 26 – HCT (2) 16
Celtique 40 – Westpoint 26
HCT (2) 11 – Celtique 29
HCT (1) 30 – Westpoint 28
Championship: HCT (1) 20 – Celtique 23
3rd place: HCT (2) 18 – Westpoint 34
The top five scores for the tournament on the men’s side were:
1. Kendrick Thomas (Westpoint) 23
2. Aleksa Lukic (HCT 1) 22
3. Zacharie Ouallouche (Celtique) 15
4. Pierre Mainville (Celtique) 13
5. Juan Sotes (HCT 1) 13
On the women’s side, a familiar face reigned supreme. Celtique ran the table going undefeated in the round robin tournament en route to the championship. Their toughest test came at the hands of HCT, who lost by four goals. In second place was HCT with three wins and one loss and in third was Westpoint Black with two wins and two losses.
Here is a complete breakdown of the results from the women’s side:
HCT 15 – Penn State 5
Celtique 16 – Westpoint Black 11
HCT 17 – Westpoint Gold 7
Penn State 11 – Celtique 28
Westpoint Black 27 – Westpoint Gold 10
HCT 11 – Celtique 15
Penn State 4 – Westpoint Black 22
Celtique 31 – Westpoint Gold 12
HCT 19 – Westpoint Black 11
Westpoint Gold 10 – Penn State 13
The top scores on the women’s side included:
1. Agathe Lejeunesse (Celtique) 20
2. Sarah Sodini (HCT) 19
3. Veronica Fong (Celtique) 18
4. Ansley Devenport (Westpoint Black) 16
5. Michelle D’Harcourt (HCT) 16
Special thanks to all the teams travelling and participating in the tournament and embodying the Handball spirit as well as our referees and volunteers. Now with a fantastic tournament in the books, HCT will look to build on the success and grow the Toronto Cup into one of the premier events in the handball community.
Game 1: Handball Club Toronto (1) 26 – Handball Club Toronto (2) 16
Game 2: Club de Handball Celtique 40 – Westpoint Team Handball 26
Game 5: Handball Club Toronto (2) 11 – Club de Handball Celtique 29
Game 8: Handball Club Toronto (1) 30 – Westpoint Team Handball 28
Game 12 (championship match): Handball Club Toronto (1) 20 – Club de Handball Celtique 23
Game 13 (3rd place game): Handball Club Toronto (2) 18 – Westpoint Team Handball 34
Game 3: Handball Club Toronto 15 – Penn State Team Handball 5
Game 4: Club de Handball Celtique 16 – Westpoint Team Handball Black 11
Game 6: Handball Club Toronto 17 – Westpoint Team Handball Gold 7
Game 7: Penn State Team Handball 11 – Club de Handball Celtique 28
Game 9: Westpoint Team Handball Black 27 – Westpoint Team Handball Gold 10
Game 10: Handball Club Toronto 11 – Club de Handball Celtique 15
Game 11: Penn State Team Handball 4 – Westpoint Team Handball Black 22
Game 14: Club de Handball Celtique 31 – Westpoint Team Handball Gold 12
Game 15: Handball Club Toronto 19 – Westpoint Team Handball Black 11
Game 16: Westpoint Team Handball Gold 10 – Penn State Team Handball 13
Handball Club Toronto (HCT) will host our first ever tournament, taking place on Sat. Nov. 23 and Sun. Nov. 24 at Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie.
The tournament will feature strong competition with five teams in both a men’s and women’s division, represented from Canada and the United States of America. The format will include each team playing one another in a round-robin. The champions of each division will be decided based off the total points combined from the four match outcomes.
On the men’s side, the teams competing include: HCT 1 and 2, West Point Team Handball and Club de Handball Celtique de Montréal.
On the women’s side, it will feature tournament hosts HCT, Penn State Handball Club, Westpoint Team Handball Gold and Black, and Celtique.
For full schedule of games, see below:
In their second tournament of the season the senior men did not disappoint. Travelling to Chicago for the annual Michael Lipov Memorial Cup hosted by Inter Chicago Handball at Northeastern Illinois University, the squad finished seventh out of 12 teams.
In the opening round, HCT were up by over eight goals midway through the match, but a late surge by Chicago was too much to handle. In the end Chicago netted the equalizing goal on a seven meter penalty for a 21:21 draw.
In their second game, HCT took on last years USA National Championship runners-up. The team had some costly mistakes and could not get their offence flowing and suffered a tough 30:14 defeat.
In their final game of pool play, HCT were rolling from the opening whistle. With a balanced attack they took control and did not slow down ending with a commanding victory 30:13 over Inter Miami Handball Club.
That win booked HCT’s ticket to a 7th place game. In their final match, they faced a technically sound Minsk Handball Club from Belarus. However, the boys were not phased, sealing the win, 23:21.
Top HCT scorers for the tournament were:
Jason 16, Juan 14, and Alexis 13.
The tournament also featured a special presentation where the club also had the opportunity to meet IHF president Hassan Moustafa and handball legend Staffan Olsson.
Thanks to all the players and officials who represented the team at the tournament with respect and class. Also thanks to Inter Chicago Handball and the USA Team Handball for another fantastic event.
And as always, let’s go HCT!
Just two weeks after a strong showing at the Celtique Thanksgiving Tournament in Montreal, the senior men are once again set to compete! This time at the annual Michael Lipov Memorial Cup taking place from Oct. 25-27 and hosted by Chicago Inter Handball .
Taking place at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, the tournament will feature 12 teams including some of the best teams in USA.
In HCT’s pool they will face powerhouses New York Handball Club, tournament hosts Chicago Inter and the Inter Miami Team Handball Club. See full schedule below:
HCT vs Chicago – Fri. Oct. 25 at 1:15pm
HCT vs New York – Fri. Oct. 25 at 6:15pm
HCT vs Miami – Sat. Oct. 26 at 9:15am
Representing the club at the tournament are the following players: Alexis, Rakwedi, Giani, Alex, Raphael, Finn, Ove, Jason, Jun, Jose, Juan, Thierry, Ali and Arvin.
Officials for the tournament will be Barbara and Steffen.
Lets go HCT!
What a way to kick off the season for the senior men!
Traveling to Montreal for the annual Celtique Thanksgiving Tournament, the squad finished the tournament with two wins and two losses. Both losses we hard fought matches, losing by three goals or less in each contest.
HCT 12 – Celtique II 16
HCT 16 – Boston 15
HCT 17 – Celtique I 14
HCT 16 – CHAC 19
It was a great learning experience for the boys who will have a couple weeks to recover before heading out to the next tournament in Chicago.
Congrats to the players, coaches and officials present at the tournament. You represented the club with pride and integrity. Lets go HCT!
Our senior men’s team is heading to Montreal to participate at the Thanksgiving Tournament organized by the Club de Handball Celtique de Montréal on October 12 and 13.
In our first tournament of the 2019/20 season our team will be comprised of some experienced players and some new faces:
Goalkeepers: Ove, Thierry,
Field Players: Alexis, Antonio, Arvin, Finn, Geoffrey, Giani, Jose, Juan, Leo and Rakgwedi
We are looking forward to a great tournament! Go HCT!
Beach handball is over now. Thanks to Jose, Alexander and Alexis we managed to play almost every week in Woodbine Beach. We had a lot of fun around barbecues and beers. Thanks everybody for joining us during the summer.
The official 2019/2020 season kick off is Saturday, September 14th for women and men (see here for more details).
For this new season the men team is happy to welcome Mike as a coach. He will bring his 30 years experience, his enthusiasm and energy to bring the men team at the top level in Canada. Fab founder of the club will now coach the woman team and give all his energy to develop the women division in the club.
This year will be very intense and the teams will participate to several competition in USA and Canada (see the upcoming events here).
We are always looking for new player, referee, coach… If you want to join us contact us by using this form.
Good luck and have fun.
Handball Club Toronto will organize Beach Handball sessions every Saturday morning during the summer. Everybody is welcome to play (men and women).
Please note that the following sessions have been canceled:
- Saturday, August 3rd
- Saturday, August 10th
Always refer to the Handball Schedule page for more information.
The competition will take place in Woodbine beach, Toronto.
Handball Club Toronto will organize a Beach Handball Tournament on Saturday July 27th, 2019 from 10:30am to 6pm. It is open to everybody (no need to be member of the club). The fee per player is $10. Team are coed (men and women mixed). Come to play with us !
The competition will take place in Woodbine beach, Toronto.