2016 Field of Dreams Slo-Pitch Classic

Relentless - A Champs

Relentless – A-Division Champs!

Annilators - B champs

Annihilators – B-Division Champs!

Destroyers - C Champs

Destroyers – C-Division Champs!

Wreck Ball - D champs

Wreck Ball – D-Division Champs!

Tailgators - E champs

Tailgaters – E-Division Champs!

Caught Looking - F champs

Caught Looking – F-Division Champs!

The 2016 Vancouver Eh Team Field of Dreams Slo-Pitch Classic at Scotia Bank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium was another success.
Despite torrential rain on Saturday which washed out play at Nat Bailey, teams adapted and we were able to get in all the games included all the playoff finals at the Nat on Sunday.

Results

Championship Side:

A: Relentless over Sandlot

B: Annihilators over Ballz Deep

C: Destroyers over We Look Good on Paper

D: Wreck Ball over Aces

E: Tailgators over Angels

F: Caught Looking over Hit & Run

Consolation Side:

A: Hard Bats Soft Balls over Fireballz

B: Swingers over Beer Factor

C: Booze Aroos over Deports

D: Bayside Tigers over Insoxicated

E: Bat Intentions over Master Batters

F: L & A Tigercats over Got the Runs

The Eh Team wishes to thank all the teams for taking part and for our great partnership with the Vancouver Canadians, who allow us to put on the most unique slo-pitch tournament in the Lower Mainland.

Dates are pending for the 2017 tournament so stay tuned!

2015 Advertising Softball World Series (Hollywood Beach Florida)

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Eh Team Vancouver got back into the win column, picking up its 10th division championship (ninth co-ed) and first since 2013 as Team Hayes won the Division IV title at the 2015 Advertising Softball World Series in Hollywood Beach, Fla. Sept. 27 to Sept. 30.
Hayes started strong on day one of the tournament posting a 3-1 record.
Day two saw Hayes drop a pair of non-division games in the morning and rebound with a pair of wins in the afternoon to complete day two at 2-2.
Heading into day three, Hayes had a 5-3 record and was two games clear of its division opponents Menace 2 Sobriety from Dallas and Sons of Pitches from Ireland.
After a pair of wins, Hayes clinched the title, but went on to win and tie its last two games to finish the day 3-0-1 and 8-3-1 for the tournament.
Team Drew was placed in a tough Division II alongside Black Widow Harley Davidson and Toro from Calgary.
Missing several key players due to injury and other issues, the team was in tough from the start. Drew battled hard throughout the three days of competition losing several one and two run-contests finishing the tournament with a 2-10 record.
Despite the set back, Eh Team Vancouver had lots to celebrate at the wrap-up awards banquet where players Elisa Lok, Ma Havas and Loretta McLaughlin all received the Character of the Game awards joining Tom Shipman and Ian Jacques who both won the award in previous years.
Also at the annual team dinner, held on a free night during the tournament, three new members were inducted into the Igloo Hall of Fame (Team Hall of Fame): Paul and MA Havas and Loretta McLaughlin.
Teams at this year’s World Series were hosted by the brand new Margaritaville Resort, which officially opened to the public a week after the tournament.
See photos from the tournament below and in our gallery section.
See you all in 2016!

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Team Hayes – Co-Ed Division Champs!

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Team Hayes coaches: George Hrvacanin and Carri Ellison with the division trophy.

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Team Hayes MVPs: Loreal Paus and Shaun Easson

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Team Drew MVPs: Darlene Ginn and Jason (Jump) Robertson)

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Character of the game inductees: MA Havas and Loretta McLaughlin with Ms Kitty!

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Igloo Hall of fame inductees: MA Havs, Loretta McLaughlin and Paul Havas

2015 Field of Dreams Slo-Pitch Classic

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Shameless – 2015 A-division Champs                             IMG_1437

The Moose – 2015 A-division runner-up

Trailing by as many as 10 runs at one point, Shameless battled back for a thrilling 18-17 win over The Moose in the A-event final under the lights at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Shameless scored three runs in their final at bat in a classic final at the Nat.
The Moose were a new team to this year’s Eh Team Field of Dreams Tournament and they didn’t look out of place as they knocked off last year’s A-event winners Relentless in the A-semi-final.
For Shameless it was there second title in three years and third straight trip to the A-event final.
The rain gods were not kind to the Eh Team (tournament hosts) and the 48-teams who battled it out in the six-day tournament.
The skies opened up on Saturday forcing three of the eight-scheduled games at Nat Bailey to shift to other fields.
On Sunday only three of the six division final games were played at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Other winners included:
A Consolation: Ballz Deep over Pandas
B Champs: Baxter Consulting Tigers over Tailgators
B Consolation: Angels over Villians
C Champs: Wreck Ball over Tax This
C Consolation: Highballers over Dragons
D Champs: Shockers over Beer Factor
D Consolation: Off Field over Bats Outta Hell
E Champs: Derelicts over Diamond Dancers
E Consolation: Hard Bats Soft Ballz over L & A Tigercats
F Champs: Nightcaps over Dream Catchers
F Consolation: Got the Runs over Mattingly’s Sideburns.
Eh Team Vancouver would like to thank the staff of the Vancouver Canadians for allowing us to play at Nat Bailey Stadium. Your partnership means a great deal to us. Also huge thanks to FireBall and Red Truck Beer for prize and beer sponsorship.
And finally, thanks to all the 48-teams for participating and battling through the tough weather conditions. We consider this the premier slo-pitch tournament in the Lower Mainland and it doesn’t happen without all the teams, sponsors and the Vancouver Canadians.
See you all in 2016!
Note: see more photos in our gallery section

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WELCOME TO 2015

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Another softball season is here for Eh Team Vancouver.

Now in it’s 17th season, the Eh Team has lots of tournaments, fundraisers and events planned for the new season, including the popular Field of Dreams Tournament at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. The tournament is a bit later this year, slated for Sept. 15 to 20th.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

2014 Advertising Softball World Series

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The 2014 Advertising Softball World Series in San Antonio is in the books for Eh Team Vancouver.

With an overall record of 12-14, Team Drew and Team Hayes failed to defend its division or city titles this year.

Both teams got off to strong starts on day one with each team compiling a record of 3-1.

Day two started off well for Team Hayes with a big 17-13 win over Menace to Sobriety from Dallas, but a lopsided loss to Team Detroit sent the team into a tailspin in which they would not recover only winning one more game over the next day and a half to finish with a disappointing 5-8 record.

Team Drew had an OK second day finishing with a 2-3 record, and were in the hunt for a division title on day three, but a 2-2 record including a critical loss to WTF from Dallas, who would go on to win the division, sealed the teams’ fate.

MVP’s for Team Drew were Bill and Niki and Tom and Leanne (Dirty) for Team Hayes.

Eh Team Vancouver would like to thank all its sponsors, friends and family for another great season — it’s 16th as an organization.

Next year’s World Series site has not been announced yet.

We hope to continue again next season!

World Series MVPs: Tom and Leanne (Dirty) from Team Hayes and Niki and Bill from Team Drew.

World Series MVPs: Tom and Leanne (Dirty) from Team Hayes and Niki and Bill from Team Drew.

Relentless wins 11th annual Field of Dreams

 

A-Division Champions

A-Division Champions

Team Relentless won the 11th annual Field of Dreams slo-pitch tournament at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium Sunday night, Sept. 14.

In a back-and-forth A-division final against Shameless, Relentless trailed 11-9 in the top of the seventh inning, but with runners at first and second and two out, a clutch single up the middle drove in two to tie the game at 11-11.

Shameless failed to score in the bottom half of the seventh, sending the game into an extra inning where Relentless reeled off 20 straight hits and 17 runs to take a 28-11 lead. Shameless scored four in the bottom of the eighth to make the final 28-15. (See below for all the tournament results).

The 48-team tournament, hosted by Eh Team Vancouver, was held at the home of the Vancouver Canadians (http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t435) and surrounding Vancouver fields from Sept. 9 to 14. Another tournament highlight was a HR to left field over The Province newspaper sign in left an estimated 350 foot shot by Brock from Shameless in a round robing game on Wednesday night. It’s only the third HR over the fence at Nat Bailey Stadium in the 11 years of our tournament.

Eh Team Vancouver wishes to thanks the Canadians, their management and staff for once again allowing us to be the only organization that has the privilege of running a tournament like this. We would also like to thank sponsors Fireball (www.fireballwhiskey.com) for returning this year and a new partnership with Red Truck Beer (http://www.redtruckbeer.com/redtruckbeer/home.asp).

Finally, we would like to thank all the teams for a great tournament and for supporting the Eh Team as they head to the Advertising Softball World Series Sept. 27 to try to defend their World Series titles.

See you all next year!

Tournament results:

A-Division winners: Relentless   A-Division runner-up: Shameless

B-Division winners: Swingers     B-Division runner-up: Trolls

C-Division winners: Burnaby Hawks   C-Division runner-up: Expos

D-Division winners: Wolves   D-Division runner-up: Bazingas

E-Division winners: No Glove No Love  E-Division runner-up: Crows

F-Division winners: No Disclosure   F-Division runner-up: Diamond Dancers

A-Division consolation winner: Shockers  A-Division consolation runner-up: Red Truck Beer

B-Division consolation winner: Beer Factor  B-Division consolation runner-up: X-Pitches

C-Division consolation winner: Sons of Pitches  C-Division consolation runner-up: We Look Good on Paper

D-Division consolation winner: Assassins  D-Division consolation runner-up: Alcobaholics

E-Division consolation winner: DBS  E-Division consolation runner-up: Degenerates

F-Division consolation winner: Murrayville Storm  F-Division consolation runner-up: Master Batters

*See our photo gallery section for more photos from the tournament!

 

 

 

Eh Team two peats the three-peat!

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Eh Team Vancouver won two division titles and the city title for the second consecutive year at the Advertising Softball World Series Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in Los Angeles. Read more in the tournament section and see our photo galleries (Gallery at the top of the home page) for more pictures from the tournament.

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Team Hayes – division champs!

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Team Drew – division champs!

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Tournament MVP’s – left to right (Glenn (Team Drew), Darlene (Team Hayes), Ryan (Team Hayes), Cat (Team Drew).

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The newest members of the Igloo Hall of Fame – Elisa Lok and Ian Jacques.

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The Blurred (Foul) Lines video featuring Nelson Morven from The Eh Team. Check out the YouTube link here (http://youtu.be/HrkonDVyNYw).

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

The Eh Team captured the Triple Crown at the 30th annual Advertising Softball World Series in Reno this year winning two division titles (Team Drew and Team Hayes) and capturing the Division One City Championship!
Read more in the tournament section and see our photo galleries (Gallery at the top of the home page) for more pictures from the tournament.

The Eh Team – city champions!

Team Hayes – division champions!

Team Drew – division champions!

Dallas tribute to the Eh Team

Our thanks and respect to the Dallas teams of Roadkill, Green Eggs and Slams and Nutz and Honeyz for their World Series tributes to Andrew Pereman. The teams wore special jersey’s for the tournament and had patches on their sleeves. Also Roadkill honoured Drew in their line-up for its first game against Team Hayes taking an auto out in the first inning. First-class all the way Dallas!

Green Eggs & Slams with Team Hayes showing off their tribute jersey’s in honour of Andrew Pereman.

Roadkill from Dallas had this special patch on their jersey’s for Andrew (Drew) Pereman.

WE ARE THE EH TEAM!

The Eh Team
Sometimes we hate this game but we couldn’t imagine our lives without it. This love/hate relationship is a part of us. It’s what we live for.
We live for the practices, parties, the late draw, Fireball, muscle cream & coaches who we love to criticize but would be completely lost without.
We live for the way it feels when we beat the other team and knowing that the extra practice was worth it.
We live for the way our team becomes our family. How our teammates lift us when we are down and their genuine happiness at our success.
We live for the competition. We live for the friends, the practices, the memories, the pain, and the hugs.
It’s who we are. We are the Eh Team.

In memory of Andrew Pereman #95 in your program, #1 in our hearts

‘Giving, caring’ Squamish man remembered fondly
David Burke
Squamish Chief Newspaper

A Squamish man who died in a fall while working at a local business on the weekend was “a very giving, caring, fun-loving” man as well as being “about as good as they get” as a husband and father, a close family friend said this week.

Andrew Pereman, 37, died of injuries he sustained when he fell about six metres (20 feet) through the roof of a building known as the Garden Centre on Mamquam Road on Saturday (Feb. 4), Jason Merriam, a friend and family spokesman, said on Monday (Feb. 6).

A memorial for Pereman, who leaves behind wife Natalie and daughters Montana, 5, and Paisley, 2, is planned on Friday (Feb. 10) at 3 p.m. at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park’s CN Roundhouse and Conference Centre.

Andrew Pereman was setting up scaffolding and planking above the Garden Centre greenhouse’s plexiglass roof in preparation for pressure washing it when a section of the roof gave way and he landed on the cement floor below, Merriam said.

Natalie Pereman was in the process of purchasing the property and was most of the way through rezoning and Official Community Plan (OCP) amendments, with plans to revamp the business to include not only a garden centre but a grocery store with a butcher, deli and fresh produce as well as kiosks for local producers to sell their wares. Andrew Pereman, who has a background in construction, was working with his wife and others to prepare the facility for a re-opening in March or early April, Merriam said.

Merriam, an electrician who had planned to begin working on the project in the next couple of weeks, said Natalie Pereman was just returning from picking up pizza for lunch when the tragedy occurred.

“[Andrew] lost his balance and fell through the roof there,” Merriam said.

“There was a labourer who was there who came running to Natalie to say that Andrew had fallen.”

Merriam said family friend Don Bakes, who has paramedic training, was on the scene almost immediately and phoned both an ambulance and a helicopter, knowing that a helicopter evacuation to Vancouver might be needed.

“There was no time wasted on anyone’s behalf. Everything that was done was done as soon as possible,” Merriam said.

When paramedics arrived, Andrew Pereman was unconscious with no pulse, but the paramedics managed to establish vital signs before moving him for evacuation to Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), Merriam said.

Tom St-Laurent, the on-duty superintendent from the B.C. Ambulance Service, told The Chief that the call was received at 12:30 p.m., with the helicopter touching down on the Mamquam Elementary School field — the nearest possible helicopter landing site — at 1:11 p.m. The helicopter arrived at VGH at 1:51 p.m., St-Laurent said.

An RCMP spokesperson confirmed that Pereman passed away sometime after arriving at VGH.

Merriam, a work buddy of Andrew Pereman who also played slopitch softball on a co-ed team with the couple, said that for the past two-plus years Andrew had been working as a foreman for Ledcor in northern B.C., building logging roads and such.

The job entailed Andrew being away for two weeks at a time and then returning to Squamish for a week, Merriam said. Andrew, though, had left that job in mid-January with the intention of working on the garden centre project and helping to run the business, he said.

“Their plan was to open up the garden centre/farmer’s market and for Andrew to be home with the wife and kids,” he said.

Andrew and Natalie Pereman were married in 2004. Natalie Pereman, a local entrepreneur, had taken time off work for the birth of their two children, Merriam said.

“[Andrew] was a very giving, caring, fun-loving guy, one of the most easy-going people you’d ever want to meet,” Merriam said, adding that the tragedy has left Pereman’s family and close friends in shock.

As a husband and father, Andrew Pereman “was about as good as they get,” Merriam said. “He was always there for them — loved them more than life.”

Ian Jacques, who helped recruit the Peremans to play on a co-ed softball team called The Eh Team Vancouver about eight years ago, said the news of the tragedy left him in “absolute shock.”

The Eh Team, started 13 years ago by Jacques’ father, is made up mostly of advertising and sales professionals. The team annually travels to the Advertising Softball World Series in the U.S.

Jacques, a former Squamish Chief reporter who is now editor of the Coast Reporter in Sechelt, described Pereman as “just a great guy, very down to earth, very likable, obviously very, very passionate about Nat — I mean, they were perfect together. Obviously he loved Nat, loved his girls… yeah, just a heart of gold. Whatever you needed, Andrew would do it for you.”

WorkSafe B.C. and the B.C. Coroner’s Service are investigating the cause of the accident. Donna Freeman, media relations director with WorkSafe B.C., said the aim of such investigations is not to affix blame but to determine a cause to prevent similar occurrences in the future and to determine whether there were any violations of health and safety regulations that may have contributed to the accident.

Andrew Pereman had signed an organ donor card and as per his wishes, some of his organs will be used to help save the lives of others, Merriam said.

The family has asked those wishing to honour Pereman to please refrain from sending flowers. Merriam said a trust fund to support Montana and Paisley was being established at the local branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Those wishing to donate should contact the bank for details using account number 103300113182. The trust is in the name of Natalie Pereman. Cheques can also be mailed to the Bank of Nova Scotia, Box 129 Squamish, B.C., V8B-0A1. You can also call the branch at 1-604-892-2150 for more information.

— With files from Ben Lypka, The Chief

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