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Friday, 07 December 2018 22:02

WTC Name Staff for Master's Worlds

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sue Smith to the position of General Manager for our Women’s Team Canada (WTC) Master’s program which will participate at the World Championships in Mississauga, Ontario in June of 2019.

Sue has a passion for our sport and enjoys working with the players who have the drive, desire and determination needed to succeed within the team.  Over the past 10 years, she has worked with so many players/teams in the Toronto Women’s Ball Hockey League.  She prides herself on player development and looks forward to working with the coaching staff and players working on strength & speed and assisting with the mental part of the game. 

Smith added, “this is a wonderful opportunity to continue working with the great staff and players within the NBHAC.  I have worked with many different individuals towards a common goal and this will be no different.  We will have practices leading up to the championships and attempt to win gold.”

Joining Sue on the staff is Lorne Graham who has had previous coaching history as the head coach of various men’s, youth and women’s team in the Oshawa Ball Hockey League winning the Ontario Provincial Master’s Championship in 2018.  Lorne’s involvement in ball hockey commenced in early 1980 and his strength as a coach is in his ability to see the whole picture and the attention to details. 

The team’s assistant coach is Melissa Miller who has been a player on Women’s Team Canada since 2013 winning three gold and one silver medal and most recently was the assistant coach on the Girls U20 gold winning team in 2018.  Melissa’s involvement in ball hockey has been at the high school level for the past six years and currently plays in the Greater Toronto Women’s Ball Hockey League.

Both Graham and Miller stress the teaching of the fundamentals of the game and strive to work in a team environment which supports the development of a strong work ethic where players and coaches can work together to achieve excellence.

The NBHAC has a selected a GOLDEN staff to lead the group of ladies in the Championships

#WTC #wbhf2019mississauga #BeTheStandard

 

Our goal is to build a program that is recognized as the best in world.  We have a reputation for excellence in our sport coupled with a strong sense of community, which fosters growth.  We will prepare and assemble a Team of Ball Hockey Players from Canada to compete for Gold Medal at the World Championships.

 

The goal is to field teams that set extra-ordinary standards for competitiveness, sportsmanship and team continuity.  To create a “life experience” for members of Team Canada.   

 

Athletic activities are an important part of our youth’s life experiences and this is reflected in our achievement in inter-provincial competition.   We are seeking an outstanding individuals including, General Manager, Head Coach, Team Doctor, Therapist and Equipment Manager to be a part of our Team Canada program for each of our Women’s team.

 

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada strives for excellence - in the quality of its players and community leaders and in the long tradition of athletic achievement.  We are currently seeking a qualified candidate’s for the following contracts in preparation for the 2019 Women’s Master’s World Championships.

 

Please be advised that the NBHAC will have 3 teams in the Women’s Division, Canada West, Canada Central and Canada East so are looking for three complete staffs for each team.  

Click here for positions available and deadlines

Thursday, 05 April 2018 21:05

WTC Uniform Announcement

The Women's Team Canada (WTC) program introduced their new uniforms in which are uniquely designed.

 

The jersey is a light weight knitted fabric with the entire design sublimated into the fabric, but has also been designed specific to the club – ONE TEAM. 

 

• 19 small leafs on the front of the jersey represents each player

• 19 small leafs on the back of the jersey represents the families 

• the front has CANADA across the front diagonally in an ATHLETIC style font

• the stripes up the arms and across the shoulders represent our country from sea to shining sea

• the jerseys will have a string collar is what ties OUR team and OUR nation together from the support of your family and friends whom will be cheering on OUR team

• the players name will be placed above the number

• the numbers on the sleeves will appear between the lines on the arms

• WTC logo will be placed on the shoulders

• the back player number will appear over the leafs 

• the NBHAC logo will be placed below the back number in between the DIDF and Pink Ribbon logos 

 

The shorts are available in black or red with the CANADA down both sides and player number on the left thigh.  WTC logo with BALL HOCKEY is located on the right thigh.  

 

About DIFD

Do It For Daron (DIFD) is about inspiring conversations, raising awareness, and transforming youth mental health.  Supported by the energy and efforts of dozens of Daron’s close friends and classmates, a grassroots movement was formed with the mission of creating awareness, inspiring conversations, and transforming youth mental health.   DIFD supports education, awareness, and research initiatives at The Royal that encourage young people to talk openly about mental illness and to ask for help when needed.   The purple DIFD heart, a creation inspired by Daron’s favourite colour, has become the youth-driven symbol of this movement.

 

About Pink Ribbon Inc.

Pink Ribbon Inc. is a New York registered, internationally operating charity organization aimed to create a global community to support breast cancer patients, survivors and their families all over the world.  The Pink Ribbon website supports the community by facilitating forums and blogs where thoughts, experience and information can be shared.  Pink Ribbon is dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and funding for breast cancer research

 

#wbhf2018moscow #WTC_NBHAC #WeAreTeamCanada #WeReady #BeTheStandard



Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:13

CANADA’S WOMEN’S ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT

Vaughan, Canada - The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada, in partnership with the High Performance Committee has announced the 19-player roster that has been selected to represent Team Canada at the 2018 World Ball Hockey Federation Championships, June 12-17 in Moscow, Russia.

 

The 19-player squad is comprised of fifteen players, who have represented Canada on the international stage in prior tournaments and are joined by four newcomers to the program.

 

Stephen Dockerty, General Manager stated, “it is a tremendous accomplishment to be chosen to represent your country in any sport.”  Dockerty has previously held various positions with the Junior program.  “We are thrilled with the 19 players selected and we know they will wear the Maple Leaf with great pride.”

 

“We are proud of our nations previous accomplishments, but the teams are getting better every championship and we are eager to take the next step in our process with this talented, motivated and athletic group of players,” added Dockerty.

 

He continued, “many of the players have provincial, national and international success and have worked hard to earn this moment and we are confident in challenging for the gold medal for the fourth consecutive championship.”

 

“On behalf of the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada, I would like to congratulate the players named today, along with their leagues, club teams, families, coaches and officials who have helped them along the way,” said Dockerty.  With that said, it is with great pride that we present you the 2018 Women’s Team Canada:  

 

 

Goalies: Danielle Bailey and Jalene McCulloch 

 

 

Defenseman: Jami Adams, Lisa Buratynski, Natasha King, Danielle Sero, Rachael Tricker and Lindsey West 

 

 

Forwards:  Brittany Agius, Gwynne Attenborough, Amanda Donaldson, Lyndsay Kirkham, Hokey Langan, Marissa McMullan, Isabel Menard, Melissa Miller, Corissa Parker, Desiree Robitaille and Brittney Sero

 

 

Your Passion…Your Dedication…Play Like A Champion…Play Like Team Canada…Commit To The Culture of Excellence

 

#wbhf2018moscow

#WTC_NBHAC

#WeReady

#BeGreat

#BeTheStandard

 

 

Monday, 06 November 2017 23:16

Women’s Team Canada Ring Presentation

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada Women`s Team Canada unveiled their championship rings on Saturday, November 4 at the Celebration of Excellence Awards Dinner.

Fourteen members of the team and staff were in attendance receiving their rings during the evening’s proceedings.

 

The `RING` - the uniqueness of silver polish included the following:

·         WORLD across the top

·         CHAMPIONS across the bottom

·         2017 down the sides 

·         CANADA BALL HOCKEY across the red leaf

·         Player shank had their names, number and position

·         Location shank had the host city, World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) logo and Czechia 

Congratulations again on the accomplishment!

 

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada will be participating at the Inaugural Girls U20 World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) Championships in Nitra, Slovakia the week of June 25 to July 1 along with the Junior U14, U16, U18 & U20 Championships.

The team is expected to compete against teams from countries including Hungary, Czech Republic and host Slovakia with other nations confirming by February 2018.

All players born in 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001 interested in attending the camp December 16-17 in Oshawa may email Stephen Dockerty, JTC High Performance Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

#BeTheStandard #WeAreTeamCanada

Sunday, 05 March 2017 17:29

Women’s Team Canada Announcement

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada would like to announce its roster for the World Ball Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships to be held in Litomerice, Czech Republic, in June 2017.  The players have been selected and into these players’ hands will fall the responsibility of capturing the World Championship. 

General Manager, Cindy Horton, could not have sounded happier with the composition of the club.  “This team is comprised of highly talented, dedicated and diverse players led by an experienced, passionate and motivated coaching staff”.  She continued, ‘each player has been selected for their athleticism, ball hockey skills, but most importantly for their character they display on & off the floor.  When a group of players come together, combining each of these attributes....we have the components for a championship team.”

Similar sentiments were echoed by Head Coach Mario Facciuolo during the scouting sessions and camp, “players of this team were brought together because they each bring a unique set of skills and expertise to the team.  We are confident that they will indeed represent Canada well in the Czech Republic.”

 

Horton, “our plan is for these girls to have an experience of a lifetime and make friends with a very unique bond.  We have a coaching staff that is second to none with a strong team of support staff, ensuring that as a team we are focused on two things.  To be Living the Dream and to Bring home Gold!”

With that being said, we are pleased to announce this year’s Women’s Team Canada Family

 

Staff: General Manager, Cindy Horton, Head Coach, Mario Facciuolo, Assistant Coach, Terry King, Team Doctor, Andrea Jones

 

Goalies: Danielle Bailey and Jalene McCulloch  

 

Defence: Lisa Buratynski, Natasha King, Vikki Ruth, Danielle Sero, Saroya Tinker and Rachael Tricker

 

Forwards: Brittany Agius, Bobbi-Lee Churly, Shannon Doyle, Hokey Langan, Marissa McMullan, Melissa Miller, Corissa Parker, Brittney Sero and Deanna Stanbury

 

Please visit the site often as the team will be posting news, updates, player profiles and sponsors on a regular basis.

If you have any inquiries for player interviews, please contact Cindy Horton at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any ideas or leads for sponsorship, please contact Stephen Dockerty at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

GO CANADA GO!

Our goal is to build a program that is recognized as the best in world.  We have a reputation for excellence in our sport coupled with a strong sense of community, which fosters growth.  We will prepare and assemble a Team of Ball Hockey Players from Canada to compete for Gold Medal at the World Championships.

 

The goal is to field teams that set extra-ordinary standards for competitiveness, sportsmanship and team continuity.  To create a “life experience” for members of Team Canada.  

 

Athletic activities are an important part of our youth’s life experiences and this is reflected in our achievement in inter-provincial competition.   We are seeking an outstanding individuals including, General Manager, Head Coach, Team Doctor, Therapist and Equipment Manager to be a part of our Team Canada program for each of our Women’s team.

 

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada strives for excellence - in the quality of its players and community leaders and in the long tradition of athletic achievement.  We are currently seeking a qualified candidate’s for the following contracts in preparation for the 2017 World Championships in Litomerice, Czech Republic, July 1 to 9.

 

Please find the listing of the Staff Positions and Deadlines below in the "Download attachments" section.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:43

SPOONER WTC AMBASSADOR

TORONTO – December 17 – The Women’s Team Canada’s goal is to have a program that not only produces elite ball hockey players but also creates a culture that clearly defines what it means to play for Team Canada. We want to ensure that involvement with Women’s Team Canada creates a life experience so these athletes can assist in furthering the development of the game within their home centers. We also want to have these athletes to have the opportunity to continue to compete and represent Canada for years to come. It provides a solid bridge between the provincial, national and international programs to compete at the World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) Championships.

The World Ball Hockey Championships for the women’s division are held every two years (odd years) in various regions. The events are hosted in the month of May or June and for 2015 the men’s and women’s divisions will be hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) has recently named, Ms. Natalie Spooner as the Global Ambassador for the Women’s Team Canada program. Our ambassador has experienced the power of sport, and its ability to build essential life skills such as self-esteem, discipline, fair play, respect and teamwork.

A little about our Ambassador:  Natalie was born in Toronto. Her parents moved from England and the Spooner’s had sought out a sport for their three sons that was fun included good exercise and taught teamwork and commitment. Hockey fit perfectly and her parents had become experts in driving to local rinks and backyard rink construction. It was on this backyard rink, and in the family driveway, that Natalie first discovered her passion and began to hone her own hockey skills.

Natalie began to play organized hockey at age four playing one year of boy’s hockey before switching to the Durham West Lightning Girls Hockey Association where she played for the next twelve seasons.   After high school she had over 30 scholarship offers and selected, The Ohio State University and joined the Buckeyes in 2008.  She holds the all-time school goal scoring record and was named an All-American, All-WCHA First Team and was a Patty Kazmaier finalist (for the top player in NCAA Division 1 Women’s Ice Hockey).

Throughout her career Natalie has always sought further development beginning with hockey school, Team Ontario and eventually Team Canada. She was the first player to compete for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, the National Women’s Under-22 and the National Women’s Team successfully moving through all levels of the Hockey Canada’s Women’s Development Program.  She was also a member of the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship team, 2007 Ontario Ball Hockey Association Women’s ‘A’ Provincial Ball Hockey Champions with the Oshawa Stampede and won the 2009 World Championships in ball hockey!

In 2012, Natalie was selected in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League draft to her home town team, the Toronto Furies where continues her pursuit for championships and her pursuit of the Clarkson Cup and to grow the CWHL in her home town.

Outside of hockey Natalie is an avid volunteer, having served on the Hockey Canada Women’s High Performance Advisory Committee and on the Ohio State Student-Athlete Relations Committee.  She has also supported the Toronto 2012 Ontario Summer Games where she was the co-ordinator for the Boys U14 and Girls U18 Ontario Ball Hockey Association divisions of competition, the Playing for Keeps program, the Race for the Cure and local Community Kitchens.

She was on Team Canada that won gold at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and recently competed on Amazing Race Canada and finished second among the teams and recently played for Team Canada at the Four Nations Hockey Championships where the team won the gold medal after a shoot out versus the United States of America.

For players interested in the WTC Program, players are encouraged to qualify for their provincial team(s) competing at the Nationals, because a player's ability is more effectively measured against the best competition available.

If you would like a chance to play for Team Canada, you must: play in a NBHAC member league be selected to compete at your provincial championships or national qualifying tournament ideally, be selected to compete for your province at the National Championships.  For more information on the WTC program, please send an email to Steve Rumsey, President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ball Hockey…..IT IS OUR GAME!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:25

WTC ROSTER

TORONTO – December 15 –The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) in conjunction with the High Performance Committee is pleased to announce the roster for the Women’s Team Canada that will attempt to retain the gold they won in 2013.   The 2015 World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) Championships will be hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May 24-31, 2015. 

For the 17 players named today, eleven are returning from the World Champion­ship team in 2013.  These players with international experience know what it takes to play and compete at this level and there is a good blend of veterans and mix of youth and again the team was selected , not just on high calibre skills, but for their personalities and community backgrounds as well.

High Performance Director, Steve Dockerty, who was heavily responsible for the restructuring which took place in the international program stated, “with the composition of this team the staff is not only looking to 2013, but beyond with the young players who will be our leaders of tomorrow.  We want players that will be part of the Team Canada family for years to come.’  The High Performance Program has been established to create continuity consisting of strong individuals across the country with involvement in the various national teams at the adult levels.

Dockerty continued about the coaching staff, Mario Facciuolo has won at every level of competition and moves up from the assistant coach position and we have brought in Irene Kiratzis who played for the program in 2013.   Both bring in a winning attitude at the Provincial, National and International level of play and have the experience and technical backgrounds to prepare this team.

Commenting on the goal of the 2015 teams Dockerty adds, “we have a Mission Statement - To prepare and assemble a team of ball hockey players from Canada to compete for gold at the WBHC. To field a team that sets extraor­dinary standards for competitiveness, sportsmanship and team continuity. To create a ‘life experience’ for members of WTC and officials.” Dockerty added, “that truly is our goal, to compete for gold, but also to set exceptional standards for the players and team officials.

Steve Rumsey NBHAC President who has been a part of ball hockey for over thirty years and attended the 2013 World Championship event as a fan said, ‘Ball Hockey is an amazing sport and the ultimate goal is to ensure each player has a life experience, memories and lifelong friends.’ 

“It is not only what will take place on the floor for these women, as most have played for Canada and have become a family” said Rumsey.

The association’s President, Steve Rumsey, was pleased with the scouting, selec­tion and acceptance of the players chosen for the club.

“On behalf of the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada, I would like to congratu­late the players and staff named today, along with their provincial associations, leagues, club teams, families, coaches and officials who have helped them along the way,” said Steve Rumsey, NBHAC President. With that said, it is with great pride that we present you the 2015 Women’s Team Canada players:

Goalies: Danielle Bailey & Laura Guiducci ~ Defense:  Tara French, Natasha King, Shannonn MacArthur, Annette Tonogai ~ Forwards: Gwynn Attenborough, Ashley Carney, Robyn Cordes, Samantha Curk, Annie Del Guidice, Natasha Fryer, Gabrielle Kosziwkai, Cassandra Langan, Melissa Miller, Vi Theofylatos, Lindsay Vine

The last three player selections as well as the balance of staff positions will be posted no later than January 15, 2015.

Your Passion…Your Dedication…Play Like A Champion…Play Like Team Canada…Commit To The Culture of Excellence….We Are Canada

 #wbhf2015pittsburgh #bethestandard #wethegame 

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