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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:15

2020 Men’s & Women’s Canada Cup

The 2020 Canada Cup Ball Hockey Championships will be hosted at in Mississauga and this is an ‘A’ tournament and the Championship begins Thursday, May 7 and ends on Sunday, May 10.

The entry fee for the cash tournament is $2000 with a guaranteed 4 games and based a 16 team format 12 will advance to the BIG 12 round followed by the ELTE EIGHT (Quarters), FINAL FOUR (Semis) and Canada Cup Championship games.   

The schedule of games will be posted by April 15, but anticipate to play one game Thursday evening, two games Friday and one game Saturday before the BIG 12 elimination games begin on Saturday.  Out of town teams will play the late games on Thursday evening.

 

The event is open to the first 12 Canadian (8 BC, SK, AL, MB, ON, NS, NB, NL and 4 Quebec) and 4 USA teams for both Men and Women.   If after the deadline we need to change the number of teams permitted to enter from a region we will do so, but only after February 1.  

 

The deadline to register is April 1, 2020

 

Registration is open and to reserve your teams spot we must receive the attached which MUST include a tentative roster (final rosters are due April 30) and entry fee must be paid in full by April 1, 2020.

 

All tournament rules and information can be found at www.canadacupballhockey.com

 

For more information, please contact the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

See you in Mississauga!

 

#BestonBestTeams 

#NBHAC2020CanadaCup

 

 

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:24

2020 Men’s & Women’s Tier 2-4 Canada Cup

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada is hosting the 2020 National Ball Hockey Association of Canada Cup Ball Hockey Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia the weekend of July 23-26, 2020. 

 

The Championships will be offering, Men’s B, C, D and Masters and Women’s B & C divisions and open to teams in North America.

The tournament will take place at venues in Halifax and will guarantee four games.

The deadline to register is April 1, 2020

 

The entry fee will be $950.00 and the schedule of games will be posted by July 2, but anticipate to play one game Thursday, two games on Friday and one game on Saturday and elimination round may commence Saturday evening.   

 

Please contact the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for information and to register

 

For all tournament information visit, www.canadacupballhockey.com

 

See you in Halifax!

 

 

Friday, 22 November 2019 13:15

Change to Age-Division Names

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) recently approved a regulation change to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor ball hockey across Canada.

Following the recommendations, the age divisions will become U6, U8, U10 through to U21, impacting all minor and female ball hockey programs under the NBHAC umbrella for tournament play.

  

 

PREVIOUS BOYS DIVISIONS

AGE in 2020

NEW NAME

Squirt (Learn to Play)

2014-2015-2016

Under-6 (U6)

Tyke

2012-2013

Under-8 (U8)

Novice

2010-2011

Under-10 (U10)

Atom

2008-2009

Under-12 (U12)

Peewee

2006-2007

Under-14 (U14)

Bantam

2004-2005

Under-16 (U16)

Junior

2002-2003

Under-18 (U18)

Juvenile

1999-2000-2001

Under-21 (U21)

 

 

PREVIOUS GIIRLS DIVISIONS

AGE in 2020

NEW NAME

Girls U10

2010-2011

Under-10 (GU10)

Girls U12

2008-2009

Under-12 (GU12)

Girls U14

2006-2007

Under-14 (GU14)

Girls U16

2004-2005

Under-16 (GU16)

Girls U18

2002-2003

Under-18 (GU18)

 

 

 

Changes will be implemented in all NBHAC programs in 2020

As a reminder, for house league programs, leagues may merge age groups/divisions to the benefit of their program.

 

 

WHERE THE WORLD UNITES for the World Master’s Over 35 Ball Hockey Championships in June 2019 at the home of Master’s Ball Hockey supremacy in Canada, Ontario and Mississauga will play host to the tournament.

The air of breathless anticipation and an unprecedented level of energy and enthusiasm from everyone involved as the best U35 nations in the sport of ball hockey plan, prepare and pack their bags to travel from various continental divides to play on the world's largest stage for the game's biggest prize. 

The tournament will be hosted June 4 to 9 at Paramount Event Centre in Mississauga and one nation will stand alone and accept the 2019 World Over 35 Championship trophy emblematic of global 'orange ball' supremacy in ball hockey’s Canadian hotbed.

Paramount (formerly Hershey Centre) is located at 5500 Rose Cherry Place and championships are in Rink 2 and can ONLY be accessed through ENTRY B. 

Spectators - must use the stairs to the right and proceed to the viewing area and there will be signs posted*
*will NOT be allowed to use the stairs leading down to the rink so please address this with spectators attending the tournament

For the Championships, we honour some of our builders with the naming of the divisions, Daniel Ranalli & Ken White for the men’s and Judy Ilcio in the women’s division.

It will undoubtedly be an event for the ages and one that will be remembered for generations to come...

For information on the championships, visit wbhfc.com

Click here for the schedule

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:08

Canada Cup Tournament ~ Men's and Women's

The 2019 National Ball Hockey Association of Canada Men’s Tier B, Tier C, Tier D and Women’s B/C Canada Cup of Ball Hockey National Championships will be played in Halifax, Nova Scotia the weekend of August 23-25, 2019. 

The event is open to Ball and Dek Hockey teams in North America. 

The tournament will take place at venues in Halifax and updates on competing teams will be provided and the event will guarantee four games for all the teams at a cost of $750 (Canadian).   

The deadline to register is August 2, 2019

The schedule of games will be posted by August 5, but anticipate to play two games on Friday and Saturday and elimination round may commence Saturday evening.   

For more information, please contact the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or the following for host inquiries and click here for the registration form:

#NBHAC2019halifax

 

The World Ball Hockey Federation will be returning to Nitra which will host the 2020 Men’s and Women’s Championships the week of June 20-27.

 

Nitra is one of the oldest town settlements in Slovakia.  The Nitra Castle is the most visited monuments and the upper town is comprised of a harmonious group of particularly well-preserved historical buildings, the Franciscan Church, burgher houses and art gallery.  A permanent exhibition at the Nitra Museum shows the history of the city, its surrounding areas and Slovakia. The Nitra State Gallery, the Gallery of the Young, and the Art Gallery present Slovakian works as well as temporary exhibitions by foreign artists. The cultural life in Nitra is very rich.

The areas around Nitra provide several interesting activities. A hiking path will take you to Zobor Peak (588 meters), from the top of which is a lovely view of this wine growing region. The region of Nitra attracts visitors by its protected natural riches and the national natural reserve at Zobor and the one at Lukpa are home to numerous species of animals and plants. The forest of chestnut trees in Jelenska Gastanica is particularly interesting to discover.

WBHF President, Domenic Di Gironimo, “the city of Nitra will be a wonderful home for the participants of the 2020 World Championships” he continued, “this will be a wonderful opportunity for Russia (Women’s) and the Czech Republic (Men’s) to defend the championships they won in 2018 in Russia.”

#wbhf2020nitra #WeAreBallHockey

 

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 02:05

WBHF Grows the Game

Bratislava, Slovakia - The World Ball Hockey
Federation (WBHF) continues its extensive expansion, as evidenced by the agreement with the Finnish company Street Games Ltd.
 
Street Games Oy, which organizes Telia St Hockey Tour tournaments, has agreed to work extensively with WBHF. The agreement is valid until 2023. Collaboration is part of the St Hockey Tour internationalization plan.
 
In the summer of 2018, the St Hockey Tour took place not only in Finland, but also in Sweden and Estonia. Signed cooperation will also bring to Finland an international junior event organized by Tapiola Sports Park in Espoo, on 24-26 May. In Finland every year Telia St Hockey Tour takes part in more than 200 teams and around 4,000 players. Tournaments take place across seven weekends throughout Finland.
 
"WBHF is an international organization with more than 30 countries, and our cooperation is an excellent opportunity for our company to expand the concept of St Hockey Outdoor together with WBHF across Europe." In Finland, we created a place for the concept of recreational sports and now is the time to expand it also outside of Finland, which also allows Finnish teams that are successful at the Telia St Hockey Tour to enter international tournaments, and we will start national team events in the near future, "details of Tedy Salutskij from Street Games Ltd.
 
"WBHF is proud of the Street Games Oy partnership joining our efforts to expand sport across Europe and bringing the best of both organizations to all street hockey enthusiasts. The success of the Telia St Hockey Tour is proof of this excellent concept of sport, "We are also excited about the participation of the Telia St Hockey Tour teams that compete at the WBHF events for men, women and youth (juniors)," said Domenic Di Gironimo, President of the WBHF
#WeAreBallHockey 
 
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 22:02

Men's Team Canada Goalie Makes Quite A Bet

From BarDown.com

 

Hockey loving couple makes fantastic bet over outcome of Leafs, Bruins game

Some people become sports fans based on their geographical location, while others latch onto certain players or characteristics about a team, including players, logos or team history.

But for some individuals, the fandom can be started based on the team their parents cheered for. You probably know someone that was born in a certain province or state, but chose to go against the consensus because their father or mother grew up a fan of a different club.

Prior to puck drop between the Leafs and Bruins on Monday night, Paul Zernett , who cheers for the Leafs, and his wife Leah, a Bruins fan, raised the stakes with quite the bet regarding what team their newborn son will one day cheer for.

Okay, that's very, very good.

But what happens when the young boy reaches an age where he no longer wants to be "brainwashed" and decides to cheer for a team like, say, the Montreal Canadiens or Ottawa Senators? It might take some time, but boy, wouldn't that be interesting. 

What we know is the Junior Team Canada program will have a prospect in 16 years

 

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada will be attending the inaugural 4 vs 4 World Ball Hockey Championships in the Men’s, Women’s and Master’s divisions being hosted from October 21 to 26 in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbeans.

#wbhf2019turksandcaicos

 

Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:23

2018 World 3v3 Championships

The World Ball Hockey Federation's (WBHF) ongoing commitment to building and sustaining a long-term future of the sport of ball hockey for the players, fans, spectators and partners will be hosting the 2018 World 3v3 Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia the week of November 11-16.

The WBHF continues to ensure that the event experiences are among the best in sports offering 5v5, 4v4 in addition to next week's 3v3 championships for men, women, masters and junior tournaments U14, U16, U18, U20 and Girls U20 divisions.

For fans not being able to attend the Championships visit https://www.tvcom.cz to catch the live action and for the schedule and statistics updates www.wbhf.info

Go Canada Go!

#wbhf2018bratislava #WeAreTeamCanada

 

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