The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) announced today they are have entered into a partnership with Bauer, the world’s leading manufacturer of hockey equipment has been named the exclusive ball supplier to the NBHAC.
Through this agreement, Bauer will provide all members of the NBHAC the opportunity to purchase the XD Ball for league and provincial championship use. Further, the members may purchase Bauer ball hockey equipment and sticks, gloves and helmets. For the NBHAC, this strategic partnership provides its players with the world’s most innovative product to ensure athletes can perform at their best throughout their ball, street and ice hockey years.
Ken Cashman, “Bauer is excited to partner with the NBHAC to showcase our ball hockey products and assist them in their efforts to expand participation and exposure of the sport of ball hockey in Canada. These organizations have a long and successful history in the sport and this agreement represents another significant step forward in Bauer’s continued commitment and growth in the ball hockey market.”
The NBHAC enjoys a long association with the sport of ball hockey formed by a relatively small group of ball hockey enthusiasts the NBHAC. The NBHAC is a registered non-profit organization officially recognized as the governing body of the sport and members of the World Ball hockey Federation.
“We’re excited about this new opportunity that offers growth for our company as well as the chance to showcase our innovative products in Ball and Dek hockey with the National Ball Hockey Association (NBHAC)” said Stephen Dockerty, High Performance Director.
“This agreement is a significant step forward for our new but growing brand of the Bauer XD Hockey Ball as well as the player and goalie equipment. The NBHAC has over 90 leagues and our program provides consistent branding to its partners and to both youth programs and the most elite level teams in the NBHAC and around the world."
A few players who are alumni of the sport of ball hockey, Taylor Hall (Kingston and Belleville Minor), Dougie Hamilton (North York Minor), Geraldine Heaney (Toronto Women’s), Angela James (Toronto Women’s), Connor McDavid (Newmarket Minor), Corey Perry (London Mens), Brad Richardson (Belleville Minor), Mark Scheifele (Kitchener-Waterloo Minor), Tyler Seguin (North York Minor), Andrew Shaw (Belleville Minor), Wayne Simmonds (Durham Mens), Natalie Spooner (Oshawa Minor), Joe Thornton (Lambeth Mens), Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa-Carleton Mens), Jennifer Wakefield (Oshawa Minor), Tara Watchhorn (Oshawa Minor) and Steve Yzerman (Ottawa-Carleton Mens).