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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:41

NBHAC & Bauer Partner To Grow The Game

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).

 

In June of 2017, forty-four men, women and staff will depart for the Czech Republic to compete at the World Men's & Women's Ball Hockey Federation Championships.

We are hoping individuals can donate $20.00 between March 1 and April 30 towards our goal of $60,000 for both teams.  

Team Canada Ball Hockey Club travels every two years to compete at an international level in the hopes to bring back a gold medal.  We hope in 2017 to be in the running for the gold medal.  In their journey they will work with teammates, gain new friendships and a lifetime of memories as the Team Canada program has built the best possible team and now look for the support of the wonderful players, families and administrators across the country.

We would be extremely grateful if you could donate to aid us in our quest to win the World Championship. Your contributions in support of this exciting endeavor will help make this once in a lifetime opportunity for these athletes possible. 

Please take the time to donate using the link 
https://www.gofundme.com/iixezg 

If you wish to make a sponsorship donation to the team, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and address Stephen Dockerty.

Any donation helps, but more importantly we are looking for support. Donate, Follow us, Support us.

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Sunday, 29 January 2017 16:16

CanAm Youth Ball Hockey Announcement

The 2017 CanAm Youth Ball Hockey Championships will be played in Brampton, Ontario the weekend of July 27-30, 2017.  

The tournament will take place at venues at Century Gardens and updates on competing teams will be provided as teams and the event will guarantee four games for all the teams at a cost of $800. 

Below is a link for all the tournament information 

http://www.weareballhockey.com/leagues/98-2017-canam-youth-ball-hockey-championships.html

Every team will be guaranteed 4 games with two 18 minute stop time periods and every player and coach will receive a commemorative tournament t-shirt (25 per team)

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017 (submit registration and registration fee is due May 1, 2017) 

The schedule of games will be posted by June 15, but anticipate to play one game Thursday evening, two games Friday and the last round robin game Saturday morning.   The elimination round will commence Saturday evening.   

Tournament Format

Thursday afternoon/evening – Game #1

Friday morning – Game #2

Friday afternoon – Game #3

Saturday morning – Game 4

Saturday afternoon – Game #5 (AA or A Semi Final)

Sunday morning – Championship (AA & A Games)

 

The teams are permitted to register a maximum of any 22 players (2 goalies and 20 runners)

 

Thank you

 

Sunday, 29 January 2017 16:11

Canada Cup of Ball Hockey Announcement

The 2017 National Ball Hockey Association of Canada Men’s Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV Canada Cup of Ball Hockey National Championships will be played in Halifax, Nova Scotia the weekend of July 20-23, 2017.  

The tournament will take place at venues in Dartmouth and updates on competing teams will be provided as teams and the event will guarantee four games for all the teams at a cost of $900. 

The schedule of games will be posted by June 15, but anticipate to play one game Thursday evening, two games Friday and the last round robin game Saturday morning.   The elimination round will commence Saturday evening.   

Tournament Format

Thursday afternoon/evening – Game #1 (around 3 pm)

Friday morning – Game #2

Friday afternoon – Game #3

Saturday morning – Game 4

Saturday afternoon – Game #5 (Elimination, Quarter or Semi Final)

Sunday morning/afternoon – Semi Final & Championship (around 3 pm)

 

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.  and host hotel information after March 15 to the competing teams.

The deadline to register is May 31st

 

Friday, 30 December 2016 17:24

Happy New Year

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 21:47

2017 Canada Cup of Ball Hockey Events

The National Ball Hockey Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2017 events and will look forward to working with the hosts and teams to make it the best events and all of the events will guarantee four preliminary round games.

 

If you are a ball hockey member and this tournament is of interest, contact your local ball hockey association or league to find out more information on their participating teams as registration information will be prepared for distribution in early January.

 

 

Men's National B, C & D – Halifax, NS - July 20-23

 

Men’s National Men's – Montreal, Que – July 25-29

 

Men’s National Woman's A & B – Montreal, Que – July 25-29

 

Master’s National – Montreal, Que – July 25-29 

 

Junior Nationals (U15, U17 & U19) - Brampton, Ontario – July 27-30

 

 

For junior Nationals, this is one of the main scouting sessions for the 2018 Junior Team Canada staff who will be onsite throughout the championships. 

 

In some leagues, the teams are selected the year prior while in other Provinces there are tryouts and player selections months prior to the tournament.

 

If you are a ball hockey member and this tournament is of interest, contact your local ball hockey association or league to find out more information on their participating teams.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 21:39

Montreal Hosts World 3v3 BHF Championships

 

The World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) hosted the 3v3 Championships in Montreal.  It was an event hosted by organized by the Coupe Burrows.

 

The tournament hosted 14 men’s, 6 women’s and 5 master’s teams which would further be separated after the preliminary round games.

 

The competition's profile is particularly high in Canada, specifically Quebec; its stature has been credited to Canada's strong performance in the tournament.  The role of hockey in Canadian culture in any form along with strong media coverage and fan attendance. 

 

We take this opportunity to congratulate all the medallists and thank each of the delegation of having to participate in this historic event presented by Coupe Burrows at Complexe JC Perreault

 

The championship brought together over 350 players and 25 teams representatives 16 countries and the medal winners:

Men’s (Pool A)
Gold Medal: Quebec
Silver Medal: Canada
Bronze Medal: Italy

Woman’s 
Gold Medal: Canada
Silver Medal: Quebec
Bronze Medal: Ireland

Master
Gold Medal: Quebec
Silver Medal: Slovakie
Bronze Medal: Canada

For more info: http://www.wbhfc2016.com

 

Thursday, 08 September 2016 20:23

WORLD 3vs3 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

WORLD 3vs3 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

 

The ball hockey world will convene on Montreal from September 20-24 for the World 3vs3 Ball Hockey Federation Championships.  Today, the WBHF has released the official schedule http://wbhfc2016.com/pdf/2016_Schedule.pdf

 

The tournament will host 91 games in the three divisions, Men, Woman and Masters that will have 16 countries represented.

 

We encourage everyone to attend and watch the best players in the world in their chase for gold!

 

 

Tickets for the event can be purchased online now:  http://www.complexejcperreault.com/sport-evenement.asp

 

Saturday, 23 April 2016 14:33

Taking Their Ball and Going to Prague

William Calverley and Jason Pineo will trade in their skates for shoes this summer and represent Canada at the 2016 World Ball Hockey Federation Junior World Championships

Courtesy of Hockey Canada web site

David Brien

April 21, 2016

 

With summer just around the corner, Canada’s game will soon head outdoors – if it hasn’t already – with street hockey taking over roads from coast to coast to coast in an annual Canadian hockey tradition.

But for William Calverley and Jason Pineo, their games won’t be stopped by someone yelling “Car!”

The North York Rangers teammates, who are competing for a national championship this week at the 2016 TELUS Cup, will take their talents onto the international stage for a second time this summer, competing for Canada’s under-18 team at the World Ball Hockey Federation Junior World Championships.

They’ll have a few months to recover from a long playoff run with the Rangers, and the thrill of going for gold in Quispamsis, N.B., before the ball drops June 26 in Prague, Czech Republic.

“I’m very excited for the worlds,” Calverley says. “I heard Prague is one of the nicest places in the world, so I’m really looking forward to being out there and seeing what it’s all about.”

Ball hockey teammates since they were 10 years old, the duo are no strangers to the international game, with a WBHF world title already in their possession; they were part of Canada’s U18 contingent two years ago as 15-year-olds, helping win a gold medal at the most recent worlds in Budapest, Hungary.

“It’s our second time around, and we’ll be looking to repeat,” Calverley says.

The road to Team Canada started innocently enough; Calverley and Pineo were scouted with their North York Lynx club team at the Ontario provincial championship in 2013, and invited to a Team Canada camp that summer.

The rest is history.

The ball hockey season is short, running from May to July, so it never overlaps with the on-ice season, and although Calverley and Pineo can rely on their ice hockey skills most of the time, there are a few ball-specific nuances.

“The major adjustment you have to make is that unlike in [ice] hockey you can’t just glide back,” Pineo says. “Obviously you’re always running, so I think that’s where it kind of separates a lot of teams. Conditioning is really big.

“In ball hockey there’s also a rule called the ‘floating blue-line,’ which means that once you enter the offensive zone, the blue-line becomes the red line. So you use your defencemen a lot more because there’s that much more room.”

Rule differences aside, their trip to Canada’s National Midget Championship with the Rangers has given Calverley and Pineo a unique opportunity to get ready for worlds, and both know the TELUS Cup experience will serve them well in Prague.

“I’m looking to work on my leadership [this week],” Calverley, the North York captain, says. “What we saw in the last worlds we went to, and that we’ll see again this week, is what it’s like to compete against top talent and knowing what it takes to win.

“I want to play in different situations at the TELUS Cup, so that I’m not as nervous when I wear the red and white.”

For his longtime friend, who also wears a letter on his jersey for the Central Region champions, the TELUS Cup is a place to learn valuable lessons about playing in a tournament like the one they’ll be thrust into in a few months.

“Going into [the TELUS Cup], just like in the worlds, you don’t really know who you’re playing because you’ve never faced them before,” Pineo says. “You might hear some stuff about the other teams, but you really don’t know what to expect. You can really just worry about your own team and what you can do, and do the best you can.”

So the next few months are a two-step process; the immediate goal is to become the second consecutive Ontario team to win the TELUS Cup, followed by a second world championship gold.

Seems easy enough, right? Especially with a little bit of confidence.

“My expectations for the worlds are pretty much the same as this week,” Pineo says of earning a pair of gold medals. “The main thing is just to have that winning mentality.”

Friday, 01 April 2016 21:12

The World 3vs3 Ball Hockey announcement

 The World 3vs3 Championship Ball Hockey Championships
are coming to Quebec in 2016!  

In December of 2015, the World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) selected Canada to host the 2nd World 3vs3 Ball Hockey Championship to be hosted September 20 to 24 and presented by Coupe Burrows as the host organization.

On March 31 in Montreal the official press conference for this historic event as it will be the first time the World Championships will be held in Quebec.  The Deputy Prime Minister, Ms. Lise Thériault, attended and welcomed the event to the Greater Montreal area.

The Coupe Burrows joins the Complex JC Perreault in St-Roch-de-Bass for the organization of this international event, which will attract the delegations of about fifteen countries.  With facilities at the leading edge and a team of passionate people who believed in the project, all the ingredients are in place to make it a winning recipe. This event will be a hub for the development of ball hockey 3 vs 3 in the world.

This is excellent news for all the ball/dek hockey fans in Quebec who will have the chance to see the different countries who will fight for the title of world champion.  At present the Canada are the reigning champions in the men’s division and Slovakia in the women’s division which was held in Bratislava, Slov akia in 2015.   This event hopes to add Master’s (O40) division’s for both men’s and women’s divisions

 

 

Also, during the tournament, Coupe Burrows will be hosting the Classic Burrows Montcalm during September 23 to 25.  With the use of two internal surfaces which will be used for the World Championships, the four exterior surfaces of the dek hockey Montcalm will serve for the Classic tournament.  We expect no less than 150 teams for this Classic that will allow everyone to see the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia, Slovakia, United States of America and Canada as host along with other nations.

 We will keep everyone updated in the coming months with news on the WBHF website www.wbhf.info and click news or the 3 on 3 website  http://wbhfc2016.com   or www.coupeburrows.com

This will still be in our image, a great ball hockey festival not to be missed!

#wbhf2016quebec #nbhac

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