On February 12, 2012, TBDJ and Beth Israel Beth Aaron faced off in the 1st annual Kiddush Cup, on the ice of the Bell Centre. TBDJ won the game 6-5, took home the inaugural Cup, and used it for the communal Kiddush the following Shabbat.
Thank you to all those who participated in the resounding success:
- The underdog TBDJ team beat BIBA 6-5 in a thrilling back and forth game decided in the final minutes.
- Our youth players had a great time (and showed some great skills) in their 2 games.
- 200 skaters participated in the free-skating session.
- 500 people were in the building, amongst them a great crowd to watch the games.
- The Suburban and CTV News both covered the game (see CTV clip at http://montreal.ctv.ca/ – look for “Synagogue shinny showdown hits Bell Centre” in the Video Player list).
- To our sponsors who helped us launch the event: Diamond Taxi (Phil Friedman), Silver Star Mercedes (Jonathan Eltes), Kinatex (David Whiteman), and Campea (Mendy Dalfen).
- To our event chairs: Teddy Quint, big goal scorer Warren Greenstone, and Judah Aspler.
- To our unorthodox-but-undefeated coach, Rabbi Steinmetz.
- To Yossi Fleishman, for the best rendition of Hatikva the Bell Centre has seen since Cammalleri left.
- To our volunteer crew, led by Mayer Diamond, Jackie Lehrer, and Yair Meyers.
- To the BIBA event crew: David Hamaoui, Lawrence Witt, David Diner, and Alex Feld.
- To all the skaters and spectators who came out to the Bell Centre
- To our youth players who will lead us to victory in future Kiddush Cup games: Benji Friedman, Charlie Friedman, David Rogozinsky, Eitan Levy, Ezra Csillag, Gavi Aspler, Jonah Zoldan, Meir Drazin, Nate Lieberman, Noah Matarasso, Tal Levy, Warren Mintzberg, Yehuda Dahan, Yoni Drazin, Yona Suissa, Binyamin Suissa.
- …and lastly, to our Kiddush Cup winning players: JON GAL, EVAN ELLBOGAN, ANDREW STEINBERG, AVI MILLER, YITZ CSILLAG, MORRIE LEVY, WARREN GREENSTONE, MICHAEL HOLLANDER, MICHAEL ZIEGLER, BILLY FINKELSTEIN, BENJAMIN ZOLDAN, ANDRE ZOLDAN, JUDAH ASPLER, SHLOMO DRAZIN, ARI DRAZIN, TED QUINT, MICHAEL STARK, ROBBIE ITZKOWITZ, IRA KROO, LORNE SVARC & SHAYA CSILLAG.