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Friday, 24 July 2020 14:15

The Passing of Tracy Kitchen

 

It is with a heavy heart on hearing the news of the passing of Tracy Kitchen.
 
I have known Tracy for many years and always enjoyed the discussions around coaching and the players when our paths crossed in Oshawa or at Provincials.  She did everything to get the most out of every player, both on and off the floor.  She was a friend, coach and leader to many of the girls that came into her life of ice and ball hockey.
 
In 2016, she travelled to the World Championships in Prague to support her nephew who was on the U20 team.   At the time I was aware that the World Ball Hockey Federation would be hosting the Girls U20 in two years and thought who better to get involved and so we discussed the Girls U20 program.
 
It didn't take long for her eyes to open up and interest peaked in representing the country and sport she loved for so many years.   It also didn't take long to ask for our Team Canada caps so at our next game, I presented her with one of my team hats.  
 
Tracy and I have been great supporters of the sport and specifically girls and women's ball hockey. I felt it was important to have her involved like I was given the opportunity many years ago.
 
Tracy was a member of the Oshawa Ball Hockey League for over 20 years playing, officiating and coaching.
 
I will miss her insatiable quest for knowledge, not just about the sport, but for life.  Always wanting to know what someone else's opinion was on subjects to be able to see things from different perspectives.  I will miss her easy laugh and her being able to make me laugh.  
 
She was exactly how every person should be, so accepting of everyone, loving, kind, engaging, entertaining, humbling and that smile that would light up any room.
 
The ‎ world is emptied without her yet somehow fuller from the many gifts she left behind .
 
My heart is heavy for her family, friends and players she came across she adored you.  
 
Her smile will continue to shine bright in our hearts and her loss is immeasurable to her family, friends, players and our thoughts and prayers are with all of them. 
 
On behalf of the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada, condolences to the family and friends of Tracy Kitchen. 
 
Rest Easy My Friend
Mauro Cugini
 

 

Thursday, 04 June 2020 20:42

Team Canada Reveals Their Alternate Logo

A team's logo and colors must have a positive effect on its players and fans to always feel like winners when decked out in logos and symbols that scream, "This is OUR team."

Is there a logo in ball hockey that is more representative of a team than the CANADA leaf that is the NBHAC Team Canada program, it’s classic and timeless in the red and white.   OUR Leaf is iconic, not only in that it easily identifies the most popular nation in the sport, but also because of the significance of the maple leaf in the country.

The alternate logo is a take on The Ohio State University, but unequivocally our take on OUR team and OUR history and part of OUR identity.

The alternate logo is classic in design and brilliant in its simplicity. The “C” represents the members and alumni of the MTC, WTC and JTC and is bright and distinctive. Perfect in its simplicity, the C represents CANADA and the nine leafs represent our National teams. The bottom five leafs represent the JUNIOR program and U14, U16, U18, U20 and Girls U20 teams and will be the future of the program as they look up to the adult program in the top leafs.  The top four leafs represent the Men's (Open & Masters) and Women's (Open & Masters) teams.   The grey represents the borders of the nation and the BALL HOCKEY across the logo represents as the anthem states, ‘From far and wide, O Canada we stand on guard for thee’.

The CANADA leaf and the new “C” will continue to be instantly recognized and distinctively CANADA BALL HOCKEY representing the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada.

With Glowing Hearts We See Thee Rise

#LetsGo #WeReady #WeAreTeamCanada #BeTheStandard

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 22:31

NBHAC Update to Coronavirus

National Ball Hockey Association of Canada Update To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

May 20, 2020
 
The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada and its members are working on a plan to Return to Ball Hockey and have created a step by step implementation in collaboration and direction from the various provincial governments, public health authorities and municipal departments. 

 
As per many of the provincial health department updates, the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada has extended the emergency response to June 30, 2020.

 

The NBHAC will, however, continue to monitor and assess the situation as well as the recommendations of Provincial Health Units and with the actions of the Municipal Facility operators in curtailing or cancelling operations at the community centres and arenas.  


When Canada is ready, the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada will be ready to return and will continue to follow the guidelines set by the respective provincial governments and public health authorities as well as implement our step by step return to play with the municipal departments.

 

At present, each province is returning to ‘the new normal’ at different stages and plans.   The return of ball hockey will be done in the same manner due to the provincial health authorities. The association has created the following set of procedures and policies to return to ball hockey.

 

1. Leagues within each Province must follow their Provincial Health Authority and Provincial Association re-start plan

2.  Each League must have a re-start plan that aligns with their Provincial Public Health Authority policy for restarting as well as implement the step by step procedures set forth by the NBHAC

 

3. The NBHAC will have to agree to the sanctioning any ball hockey activity, game or event in the country

 

4. Leagues that do not follow the first three steps will not have any insurance protection for their activities  
 

5. Leagues that do not follow the steps set forth by the Provincial Health Authority and NBHAC to return to play will face sanctions by the NBHAC

 

To our Members, Executives, Officials, Volunteers and spectators across Canada, we thank you for your patience and will see you around the rink, gymnasium, street hockey event as soon as it is possible.

 

We will continue to provide information and updates as information becomes available.

 

Thank you for keeping everyone healthy

 

 

Board of Directors
National Ball Hockey Association of Canada

 

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:15

Workout Wednesday Starts in June

Georgian Sport Medicine & Physiotherapy opened in June 2017 in hopes to provide both advanced research based medical and rehabilitative services to our community and sports teams.

They began with one Physiotherapist Erica Reynolds and Doctor Dr. Andrea Jones and have grown into a multidisciplinary clinic offering Physiotherapy, Massage, Sports Medicine, Chiropractic, general Dietary Services and Kinesiology.  

We will be posting various exercises and techniques with their wonderfully talented kinesiologist for developing and providing daily workouts for our population with exercises. These videos will also include tips to modify exercises for any person starting June 3 and subsequent Wednesdays.

We thank Rachel Jorgensen for her positive energy, great ideas and dedication to her profession, the clinic and the sport of ball hockey!

Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:56

Masters General Managers Appointed

On behalf of the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) and the High Performance Director, Steve Dockerty, we are proud to announce the Masters General Managers for the 2021 World Masters Championships being hosted in Nitra, Slovakia in June.

 

The NBHAC Program of Excellence wishes to congratulate, Peter Guido, Men’s and Sue Smith, Women’s Team Canada who both return after guiding their teams to gold in 2019 and hope to retain the championships.

 

The Masters Open Championships eligibility is for players 35 years of age or older and for 2021 all players must be born in 1986 or before.

 

The General Managers will be finalizing the selection of bench staff as well as support staff for each team in the coming months and player selections will be completed by September.

 

#wbhf2021nitra #BeGreat #WeReady #WeAreTeamCanada

 

April 17, 2020

As you are well aware, the world is battling with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As responsible citizens, it’s safe to say that all of us need to be aware of proper personal protective hygiene.

Many of our spring/summer programs have been delayed, but as many of you are aware municipalities have closed operations until June 30 and then will supply updates for the local community. 

In Canada, we do have the advantage of being supported by the public health system, but it will take all of us as individuals to practice proper hygiene habits to flatten to curve and halt the progression of this infectious disease.

The NBHAC will, however, continue to monitor and assess the situation as well as the recommendations of Provincial Health Units and with the actions of the Municipal Facility operators in curtailing or cancelling operations at the community centres and arenas.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

 

Information for Canadians on COVID-19 (coronavirus) including current cases, who is most at risk, advice for returning travellers, how the situation is being monitored, how to contact the Government of Canada and updates from various federal departments.
www.canada.ca

 

Thank you for keeping everyone healthy.

 

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 22:07

WBHF COVID-19 Corona Virus Update

2020 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


WBHF COVID-19 Corona Virus Update

 

March 26, 2020

 

Dear friends,

 

First and foremost, we hope you and your family are well and staying safe.

 

The WBHF Board of Directors met with the cities and organizing committees of our 2020 Events and established a plan together resulting of the world outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.

 

The health and safety of everyone in our sport is of the utmost priority for the WBHF. 

 

The WBHF is officially postponing all summer events to 2021, including World Championships for Juniors (Finland) and Seniors (Slovakia).  

 

We are fortunate to have great hosting partners and we thank them for their preparation work for 2020. It is our hope that we can schedule the same locations in 2021. You can expect announcements over the coming months.

 

With regards to the WC Juniors, all players who were to participate this year will retain their eligibility in 2021. In other words, the age groups will change to U15, U17, U19, U21 and Girls U21.

 

A decision on the Masters Championships in Niagara Falls will be made at a later date pending the updates provided by Health Canada.

 

Later this year, we will be in Orimattila, Finland for our 3-on-3 World Championship. It will be a time for reflection and hopefully of celebration of our sport.

 

We thank you all for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented period of global concern.

 

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 18:46

Masters Job Posting

 

Master’s Staff Openings

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 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 Masters teams competing at the Masters Elite World Championships in Niagara Falls, July 30 to August 2.

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 2020 World Masters Championships.

Click here for staff positions and deadlines.

 

 

As you are well aware, the world is battling with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As responsible citizens, it’s safe to say that all of us need to be aware of proper personal protective hygiene. 

Many of our spring/summer programs will commence in the next month or so, but as many of you are aware municipalities have closed operations until April 5 and then will supply updates for the local community.

In Canada, we do have the advantage of being supported by the public health system, but it will take all of us as individuals to practice proper hygiene habits to flatten to curve and halt the progression of this infectious disease.

The NBHAC will, however, continue to monitor and assess the situation as well as the recommendations of Provincial Health Units and with the actions of the Municipal Facility operator in curtailing or cancelling operations at the community centres and arenas.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

 

An outbreak of pneumonia (called 2019 Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, or COVID-19) broke out in Wuhan China in late 2019. The situation is being closely monitored by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Status of public health risk to Canadians is updated on this web page.
www.canada.ca

Thank you for keeping everyone healthy.

 

Thursday, 05 March 2020 20:20

TEAM CANADA UNIFORM ANNOUNCEMENT

The Team Canada (TC) program introduced their new uniforms in which are uniquely designed and available in three colors, Black Mamba, White Classic and Red Champions.

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. 

• 152 small leafs across the shoulders as CANADA will be 152 years old in 2020

• Red/White striping across the chest represent our country from sea to shining sea

• the six mini leafs on the sleeves represent the 6 on 6 system the team will employ

• 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

• to the right collar is the CANADA flag

• Outside Back collar – 2020

• Below the Back Collar is the CANADIAN flag

• the NBHAC logo will be placed to the right of the collar

• Inside collar – With Glowing Hearts We See Thee Rise

• the numbers will appear on the sleeves and back

• Various TC logos specific to each team will be placed on the back along with the WBHF and Championship logo

• HERO Sportswear logo displayed on the shoulders

The shorts will be black with the CANADA leaf on the left thigh and 3 leafs separating the HERO Sportswear logo and grey ghosted leaf down the right thigh with the 3 leafs, player number and #WeAreBallHockey placed below the third leaf

The socks will be fitted with the 3 leafs down each leg and CANADA down the back calf

#RiseUp #Lets Go #WeReady #BeTheStandard

 

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