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Last weekend, Montreal hosted the ISBHF AGM (International Street and Ball Hockey Federation)

Here are some key highlights:


1_   The most ever ISBHF Attendees – 24! And 5 more by Skype.

2_ The filling of two key Committees: our 'new look' Technical Committee and Sport Accord Committee.

3_   The creation of new ISBHF Championships at the World Junior Level and a NEW ‘3 on 3’ Tournament that will be held in Canada in 2018 to inspire new and experienced ball hockey players!

4_ The awarding of all 2018 Championship events!

   5 on 5 Championships
     - U18-U20 World Junior Championships – Canada
     - U16 Continental Euro Championships – Czech Republic
     - U16 Continental North American Championships – Canada / USA
     - World Masters – United States
     - Asian Cup – Hong Kong

   3 on 3 Championships
     - Euro Open Invitational  - Slovakia
     - North American Open Invitational - Canada
    

5_   A key presentation on the ISBHF Marketing Strategy for 2017 & beyond.

6_   2016 International Awards

   - International player of the year – Co Winners : Martel Czibik (U20- SLO) and Nathan Yetman (U20-CAN)
   - International/National Development Award – Gabi Missakian, Armenia   
   - Robert Mueller Memorial Award – Steve Posavec, Canada

7_ And by the far the most symbolic:

The first ever African nation accepted to the family: Cameroon!
‘The representative of Ball Hockey in Africa’ Mr. Jean Serge presented and was accepted to the ISBHF family. Congratulations!


A full summary of the ISBHF AGM will be in the ISBHF Newsletter for March!"

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Hockeyballe.com will be hosting its 6th annual Winter Classic All Star Game.  This year it will be the Premier Division  vs  C  Tuesday and C Thursday Division.  The event will take place Saturday March 11 from  7pm - 10pm at Centre Sport De Laval.    There will be 4 skills compitions followed by the All Star Game.  Once captains submit there representatives we will be posting up the final rosters.  Come check out the skills of some of our finest players.

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Thursday February 23

(5)Legacy vs Left Wings(2)

D.Bertrand picks up hat trick for Legacy, Left Wings searching for answers

N.Sotiropoulos called his team out but still no results as the Left Wings are getting desperate for points. They did battle back after a 3-0 hole but you are only playing with fire when trailing by so much. Legacy eventually pulled away by the third period with the help of D.Bertrand’s second and third goal of the game. S.Sacco and P.Assadi also scored in the win, and M.Dagenais was rock solid except for a 90 second spurt when D.Provost-Jarry and S.Lincourt each scored for the Left Wings. It’s now time for N.Sotiropoulos to figure out the X’s and O’s if he plans on getting his club in with five games left to go. The bottom feeders are now six points behind Legacy and the Northstars for that last playoff spot.

(2)Northstars vs Icons(7)

Well oiled Icons remain untouched

After defeating the Northstars by a landslide, the Icons have completed a perfect first cycle with wins against every other club in the division. Two of those victories were by large margins including this one versus the Northstars. As much as the players deserve all the credit for executing, coaching can’t be forgotten in the equation. P.Chiotis also known as Icon, has everyone rolling on the same page. The coach makes sure to get his troops prepared every game showing up with plenty of players and following a game plan that works game in and game out. In tonight’s case, they stayed out of the box and got plenty of balanced scoring. C.Stamadianos was the only player to tally twice while C.Gingras and N.Gilbert had the most points with three apiece.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dominic Bertrand of Legacy. Still showing he’s got it, the number 88 scored one of his many hat tricks in a 5-2 win over the Left Wings.

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Thursday February 23

(4)SBS Trashers vs P.E.Y.O(6) E1

SBS Trashers winless run reaches five straight

The SBS Trashers failed to win for a fifth consecutive game this time falling to the hands of the P.E.Y.O. Apart-from a few slip ups, the Trashers are keeping it close every game but can’t seem to get that extra something needed for some positive results. Tonight’s game got decided towards the latter stages with the P.E.Y.O scoring late in the second period while winning the final frame 2-1.B.Deslauriers notched goals in very period for his sixth goal and thirteenth point of the season. J.Courteau collected three points and S.Morante dressed for the first time earning the win in net.

(5)Bramabulls vs Deadlast(5)  E1 S.O

Deadlast battle back to forge 5-5 tie

Despite leading twice by two goals, the Bramabulls were unable to protect it long enough. Deadlast had to play catch up for most of the night but eventually got their by dictating the pace for long stretches. In the end, the hard work paid off as S.Simitsakos and G.Lallis each tallied late to force the sudden death frame. Neither side were able to get it done in overtime nor the shootout as both goaltenders came up sharp denying two of three breakaway attempts. The Bramabulls got a big night by their veteran P.Charbonneau who was always the right place notching three straight goals. As for Deadlast, S.Simitsakos was very productive netting two goals while setting up E.Skafidas. This was the second encounter between the two sides with Deadlast man handling the Bramabulls 7-1 in the season opener.

(4)Street Ballers vs Underdogs(1) E2

Street Ballers top Underdogs to snap four-game losing streak

The Street Ballers stopped the slide on Thursday night and it couldn’t have come soon enough. The struggling side needed a boost of confidence after struggling to get in the win column, so maybe this win can help them get on the right track with half a season remaining. E.Garon broke a 1-1 tie late in the first period and S.Sauk had one of his better nights going flawless the rest of the way. M.Beaudry collected his second assist on J.Furtado’s power play goal to provide a two goal cushion towards the end of the second period. Then, just to make sure that things would remain secure, J.Morin widened the gap with his third point which proved to be more than enough for a squad in need of points.

(5)French Connection vs UHC(6) E2 O.T

Close comeback effort falls short for the French Connection

The French Connection staged a remarkable third period comeback but ultimately fell shorts in the end. J.Farrese was behind the madness as the solid centre man scored two goals with less than a minute remaining in regulation time. At that point, the UHC may have bent but didn’t break as they redeemed themselves just three minutes later when N.Gikas used a nifty move to get the better of F.Gaudet-Peloquin. S.Arcaro sparked the UHC with their first two goals including one shorthanded. The French Connection looked to be out of gas after two periods being down 5-2, but that wasn’t the case largely due to J.Farrese’s outstanding performance. The French Connection forward was incredibly dominant controlling most of the play that ultimately resulted in a four point night.

(7)Eagles vs Mohicans(6) E2 O.T

Eagles use big third period before notching OT winner

Trailing 6-4 after two periods, the Eagles weren’t done yet as they fought back with two unanswered goals to force the overtime period. Those tallies occurred only seconds apart thanks to T.Daigneault and D.Limoge. For two periods, the Mohicans had no issues scoring but found themselves hitting a wall everytime they shot towards B.Gandolfo. The net minder had a stellar third period which enabled his club to battle back and eventually win it when R.Verrillo struck in overtime. The Eagles just grabbed two big points in a standings that is very congested.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Roberto Verrillo of the Eagles. With points so crucial to the standings, R.Verrillo couldn’t have struck at a better time providing the OT winner in a wild 7-6 affair with the Mohicans.

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D-Wednesday

 WednesdayFebruary 23

 (3) Underdogs vs Trappers(5)

 The Trappers keep proving they belong in the D. As the Trappers got on the board to tie the game back right after the Underdogs took the lead. There was no turning around as S. Richer notched his second goal to put his club up. The Underdogs tried a late comeback but it was to late as M. Gratton shut down the door the rest of the way to secure the win.

 (7) Punishers vs Armadillos(4)

 The Armadillosshowed up for the first period getting a comfortable two goal lead. But the Punishers are one team you can never count out, as the team fought back to get the win. J. Fidrilis lead by example scoring the game tying goal and notched his second early in the third. The intense rivalry against these two teams keeps growing as every encounter has his own storyline.

 (3) Dragons vs Fat Roy(4)

 As both teams played to a dead even tie to end the first period, the game was left wide open for one of the two teams to take control. The power play proved to be a game changer in this one as Fat Roy took advantage of their opportunities to take a comfortable lead midway through the third. The Dragons decided to make the game interesting scoring two late goals with a bit less than a minute and a half remaining. Their valiant effort was cut short as the final buzzer went off.

 The SalumiVino player of the night goes to John Fridilis of the Punishers. His two goals and leadership skills helped turn around a crucial game for the top of the standings.

 

 

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F-Wednesday

 Wednesday February 22

 Raging Rhinos (8) VS H.C. Inter (6)

 A short bench did not help H.C. Inters case

 H.C. Inter started the game off strong getting two early leads in the first period. As the game wore on, the Raging Rhinos utilized their bench to the fullest to take control of the game and carry a one goal lead until the end of the game. T. Georgaros scored his second goal of the game to seal the win for his side with less than 30 seconds to play. 

 Gladiateurs (5) VS Les Raymonds (9)

 Les Raymonds brought their offensive skill set tonight scoring in bunches

 Both teams were evenly matched for the first period, keeping each other tight on the scoreboard. Les Raymonds showed up to play tonight scoring fours goals in the second period to take a commanding lead. The Gladiateurs has no answer to the offensive power Les Raymonds showed tonight. T. Spano did everything he could on the back end, by playing a solid defensive game, scoring a goal, and setting up three other teammates.

 Hellfish (7) VS Primetime (4)

 A solid second period by Hellfish proves to be the difference in this one

 The game saw to teams start battling right from the start as each team exchanged goals in the first period. As the second period started, a completely new Hellfish team emerged scoring three unanswered goals in the second half of the period. M. Chartrand carried most the load for his club scoring two goals and setting up two teammates. While on the other side C. Flikas cannot be disappointed of his own effort as he had a helping hand on every single goal his club scored.

 Bolts (2) VS Spartans (12)

 Bolts get struck too many times

 Barely a period went by and this match was already over. T. Oliveira and A. Franceshini led the offensive outburst scoring two goals each. The Spartans weren’t done yet continuing their fireworks on the scoreboard. P. Savino went on his rampage passed the mid way point of the game bagging a hat trick. The Bolts finally found the back of the net midway through the second period as A. Kobayati and E. Felesakis were the sole players to solve M.Chamoun.

 Reapers (5) VS United Arms (2)

 With first place up for grabs, United Arms slip in standings

 With first place, up for grabs the United Arms clearly did not show up to play tonight. From the start of the game the Reapers dictated the pace of the game. A. Simon and PJ Gauthier each scored Two goals a piece to produce most the scoring for their club. The only bright spot in the game is the power play for the Arms as both their goals came on the man advantage.

 Horsemen (7) VS Black Venom (5)

 Horsemen climb the standings

 A good start is all that the Horsemen needed in this game and that’s exactly what they got by T. Mader. As the forward started off by scoring the first goal of the game he also got the last laugh, scoring the last one as well. Black Venom on their side also played a solid game but will need to limit the opposition to have better opportunities to win games. B. Deslauriers and K. Araujo keep being forces to be aware of as each player was able to score two goals for Black Venom.

 Latin Blue (11) VS RBK Knights (4)

 A constant flow of offence leads the way

 Latin Blue had the courtesy of a constant flow of offence tonight, scoring multiple goals in each period. From the first drop until the final buzzer, the team put in 110% to take down their opponent. G Cerroni was solid for his club by scoring his hat trick early in the third period. While on the other side V. Mancini and S. Katerelos were the sole players with a multi point games. The entire RBK Knight team will need to be accountable for moving forward if they wish to be successful this season.

 The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Ted Georgaros of the Raging Rhinos. The forward scored an important goal early on in the game and was able to seal the win for his club by scoring an insurance marker with less than a minute to go.

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Tuesday February 21

(5) Communists vs Bramabulls(4) S.O

Communists rally to take away crucial points of Bramabulls

The Bramabulls showed their desperation for putting together their best performance of the season so far, but that only lasted for half the game. Up 3-0, A.DiPerna saw some light at the end of the tunnel with his club posting three straight markers while getting exceptional goaltending by G.Follano. But in the flash of only 17 seconds, the Communists came knocking with two very quick goals. The third period wasn’t any better as J.Provost-Blais scored twice that included the equalizer on the power play. With overtime settling nothing, each side tried to get it done in the shootout. Unfortunately for the Bramabulls, J.Vrettis denied both players his way. The Communists won it courtesy of J.Provost-Blais, who once again came to hurt his opponent. The Bramabulls aren’t too pleased with where they sit in the standings. That being said, they did nearly defeat the first place team that has only one loss in six games.

(4)Capitals vs Legacy(2)

Capitals build 4-0 lead, hang on for 4-2 win

Spearheaded by a 4-0 third period lead, the Capitals kept Legacy in check for most of the night. The only time they got on board was as of the ten minute mark of the third period. P.Assadi grinned knowing that he took away J.Beaudry’s potential shutout. The Capitals balanced their scoring getting a power play goal courtesy of P.Gendron and the game winner by M.Tremblay. The win places them in second place with a 3-1 record with their only loss coming to the Bramabulls.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Jonathan Beaudry of the Capitals. The net minder played a near perfect game allowing only two late goals.

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Monday February 20

(5)HBHA vs United Armenians(0)

Pitsikoulis’s hat trick, Vrettis shutout leads HBHA over United Armenians

N.Pitsikoulis recorded a hat trick and J.Vrettis stopped all 18 shots he faced as the HBHA beat the United Armenians 5-0 on Monday night. This result gives the HBHA their sixth win in their last seven games. The United Armenians found themselves trailing early with things only getting worse by the end of the frame. The HBHA built a comfortable 4-0 lead by then and simply played the rest of the game to their liking. N.Pitsikoulis completed his hat trick by the ten minute mark of the second period coming on the power play.

(3)Ultimate Hockey vs Black Knights(4) O.T

Black Knights eeks out overtime win over Ultimate Hockey

Neither side expected such a wild finish to the game. For over 39 minutes both teams scored a mere one goal which could have only suggested that the next one was going to decide it. But for whatever reason, four went in the last six minutes as each side exchanged two each before entering the overtime period. At that point it felt like whoever was going to shoot next would surely win it. In this case, that player was A.Desrosiers of the Black Knights as the forward was at the right place at the right time. M-A Trudeau took a slap shot and Desroisers was there to deviate the ball into the net. Four different players scored for the Black Knights while C.Plaisir tallied twice for the Ultimate Hockey. If there’s such a thing as a good loss this will be one of them as the Ultimate Hockey know they were inches away to defeating the Black Knights.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Desrosiers of the Black Knights. The Black Knights forward ended what was a wild finish to the game by posting the overtime winner versus the Ultimate Hockey.

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Monday February 20

J-F Gagnon rescues 1 Timer with two power play goals after drawing in the opening contest

The 1 Timer got off to a strong start in the first period, as P-A Surprenant scored twice to give his club a 3-1 lead. Carnage eventually responded by the second with a pair of tallies that included the equalizer with J.Bourlakos’s third point of the game. The next stage came down to the goaltenders making the difference. Each side sent three players in the shootout that saw both B.Madonis of Carnage and F.Koch of the 1 Timer deny two out of the three attempts. The second contest was nearly as close as the first one but this time the 1 Timer found a way to edge out their opponent. The turning point was due to the special teams. On three power play chances, the 1 Timer made sure to seize the opportunities. J-F Gagnon had both goals on the power play as part of a three point performance. Carnage did pull within one courtesy of J.DiMarco but that goal came with only 20 seconds left in the game.

(4)Carnage vs 1 Timer(4) S.O

(4)1 Timer vs Carnage(3)

Even though the 23rd Hour may have dropped a shootout decision in the opening contest, P.Salvo and his troops were extremely pleased with their overall Monday night performance. Each side played to a 2-2 tie after one period before going on a scoring drought the rest of the way. With the goaltenders stepping it up, only a shootout would have determined who would prevail. Unfortunately for D.Mucciardi and the 23rd Hour, L.Verdon found enough space to beat the net minder and grab the victory. On the other side of the court, J-F Simard recorded the win allowing only two goals by the very same M.El-Aintabli. The second match started off similar to the opening contest, at least in the first period as both sides traded a goal apiece. But it was by the second frame that this game tilted in one direction. The 23rd Hour simply out worked and out played Les Yables resulting in four goals. J-F Nadeau and C-P ledge each scored twice and D.Mucciardi was stellar enabling his club to play with the lead. The 23rd Hour collected four big points against a team that looks to be one of the front runners of the division.

(2)23rd Hour vs Yables(3) S.O

(2)Yables vs 23rdHour(5)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to David Mucciardi of the 23rd Hour. The goaltender was sharp against a potent offence helping his club collect four crucial points to the standings.

Tuesday February 21

Punishers carry momentum after late win

The Punishers came out slow against Venom, but rallied for three goals in the second period to sneak out the tight win. They did get help after Venom took back to back penalties .A.Centis and M.Baccari each scored with the man advantage right before C.Gingras gave his club their first lead of the game. Gingras scored with only two minutes remaining securing the come from-behind victory. The second contest didn’t start the same for the Punishers as they carried their momentum right away. Once again, C.Gingras sparked his club with the help of D.Ruiz as both players were part of setting up the first two goals. Just like in the previous match, Venom kept it close and hung in there but only until the mid way point of the second period. It was at that moment that the Punishers pulled away netting three goals in only four minutes. A.Centis set up Gingras and J.Hurtubise while M.Baccari scored the other with the help of K.Tsoukalas. Despite dropping both games, Venom put up a real good challenge without their prolific goals scorers in B.Deslauriers and J.Courteau.

(3)Punishers vs Venom(2)

(3)Venom vs Punishers (6)

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Sunday February 19

(0)Team Sportek vs Shockers(10)

Captain leads the way, J.Blackman collects 6 points

J.Blackman led the way with six points including a hat trick and D.Bourque had no problems collecting a shutout as the rampaging Shockers cruised to a 10-0 blowout over Team Sportek. The win was the third in only four games for the Shockers who strung together three straight after dropping their season opener to the Brew Crew. T.Salberg and M.Blackman almost certainly were going to be involved as both players tallied twice. The night ended earlier than usual for both sides due to the ten goal mercy rule. The Shockers bagged their tenth goal just prior to the end of the second period to put an end to the game.

(12)Red Nose vs Hit List(11)

Red Nose edge out Hit List in what looked like an all star game

Well, this was quite the game. Although most people would have expected a few goals considering each team’s defense corps, but it’s hard to nail down a 12-11 prediction. In the first half of the game, it didn’t look so good for the Red Nose having to play with a major deficit. But the Red Nose did answer and in a big way as the match went on. The red machine scored eight times in the second portion of the match and managed a 12-8 lead before the Hit List attempted their comeback with three straight markers. It was inevitable that N.Delia would have nodded at least three goals out of the twelve that went in. The Red Nose also had M.Latreille match his teammates goal production while C.Gingras and S.Aubertin each tallied twice. As for the Hit List, it’s in their DNA to play these types of games. The good news is that they can score despite the outcomes. J-F Huppe and J.Daoust had three goal performances while D.Corbeil and L.Richard bagged a pair.

(1)Les Immigrant vs Brew Crew(9)

High scoring second half powers Brew Crew past Immigrant

After a close battle for nearly half the game, the Brew Crew took over, running up the score with four goals in both the second and third periods. D.Verta continues to shine as the Brew Crew forward set up his clubs first two tallies before finding the back of the net on three occasions. L.Verta notched the Brew Crew’s second goal to provide a 3-1 lead just prior to the mid way point of the match. It was at that point on that Les Immigrants were unable to keep up with their opponent. The only bright moment occurred when A.Henzi struck early on the power play to solve C.Muccino for the first and only time in the game.

(3)Fatal Demons vs Butchers (6)

D.Ruiz leads Butchers to first win of season

D.Ruiz made an immediate impact as the new addition riffled a hat trick to help put the Butchers in the win column. The win came with the help of a few new players dressing for the first time. One, being their net minder N.Mackeen,who faced close to 30 shots. C.Maltese played a vital role as well sparking the opening goal while capping off the night with a late marker. The Butchers couldn’t have asked for a better result, especially after trailing towards the end of the second period for the character win. The Fatal Demons got two goals by Marco Diaco and played well for two periods up until melting down by the third.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Dylan Ruiz of the Butchers. The new addition powered  a hat trick in a 6-3 win over the Fatal Demons.

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Friday February 17

(8)HBHA Seniors vs Hawks(2)

Sloppy Hawks give up two Shorty’s

The HBHA Seniors scored shorthanded goals under two minutes apart which took away any sort of life for the Hawks. In order for the Hawks to have any chance to defeat last season’s champs, tonight wasn’t the way to go. The back breaker occurred late in the second period when J.Bolanakis riffled a hard rocket to fool P.Assadi very low. That tally put the HBHA Seniors up 4-2, and it didn’t stop there as they showed no pity to a deflated side. Already with a shorthanded goal, D.Andrade’s night wasn’t down just yet. The centreman added three more markers to finish with half of his teams goals. This is their fourth straight win, and unless someone puts forth a perfect game, the HBHA Seniors won’t be losing much this season or not at all.

(4)Devil Dawgz vs Stones(3)

B.Pereira hat trick pushes Devil Dawgz past Stones

Striker B.Pereira lights it up with another three goal performance for the Devil Dawgz. His winner came at the eleven minute mark of the second period giving his club a 4-2 lead with plenty of time left over. In attempts to battle back, the Stones only pulled within one with 90 seconds remaining, proving to be a little too late. Just like the Devil Dawgz, the Stones saw their go to guy bury much of the burden. T.Settino posted all three goals in the loss as the offensive struggles continue for the 0-4 Stones. Out of their twelve goals scored this season, T.Settino has eight of them. If the Stones can find a way to clone their ringer than things would surely turn around. But with biology progressing, the time still isn’t there for a duplicate. The Stones will need to look in other areas to find some help up front.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Brian Pereira of the Devil Dawgz. In a close 4-3 battle vs the Stones, the sniper provided three out of the four goals.

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This year, Pardubice (Czech Republic) will be the host of the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships.

The event will take place from June 1-11 and it will be your chance to see the best men and women ball hockey teams in action!

To know all the details, please visit http://pardubice2017.com.

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Monday February 20

(5)HBHA vs United Armenians(0)

Pitsikoulis’s hat trick, Vrettis shutout leads HBHA over United Armenians

N.Pitsikoulis recorded a hat trick and J.Vrettis stopped all 18 shots he faced as the HBHA beat the United Armenians 5-0 on Monday night. This result gives the HBHA their sixth win in their last seven games. The United Armenians found themselves trailing early with things only getting worse by the end of the frame. The HBHA built a comfortable 4-0 lead by then and simply played the rest of the game to their liking. N.Pitsikoulis completed his hat trick by the ten minute mark of the second period coming on the power play.

(3)Ultimate Hockey vs Black Knights(4) O.T

Black Knights eeks out overtime win over Ultimate Hockey

Neither side expected such a wild finish to the game. For over 39 minutes both teams scored a mere one goal which could have only suggested that the next one was going to decide it. But for whatever reason, four went in the last six minutes as each side exchanged two each before entering the overtime period. At that point it felt like whoever was going to shoot next would surely win it. In this case, that player was A.Desrosiers of the Black Knights as the forward was at the right place at the right time. M-A Trudeau took a slap shot and Desroisers was there to deviate the ball into the net. Four different players scored for the Black Knights while C.Plaisir tallied twice for the Ultimate Hockey. If there’s such a thing as a good loss this will be one of them as the Ultimate Hockey know they were inches away to defeating the Black Knights.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Alex Desrosiers of the Black Knights. The Black Knights forward ended what was a wild finish to the game by posting the overtime winner versus the Ultimate Hockey.

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Did you know?

Your helmet must be CSA approved.

If you remove the visor from your helmet, you must also remove the 4 clips for security purposes. 

First offense: warning

Second offense: 2 minutes penalty for delay of game

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Head Coach and Assistant Coach Positions - Men’s and Women’s Team Canada

The 2017 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships are taking place in Pardubice, Czech Republic (June 1-11, 2017) and the CBHA is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in taking on the role of Team Canada Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for both the Men’s and Women’s teams.

The CBHA and our National Programs have won more World Championships in the 19 year history of the ISBHF than any of the other great nations we compete against. Gold has been raised 9 times by our Men's and Women's programs and in 2017 Canada is looking for passionate Coaches to lead Team Canada to reclaim the top world spot once again.

 If you love the sport, are looking for a huge challenge and want to be surrounded by players, coaches and staff hungry to represent the CBHA, Canada and the sport of Ball Hockey in the International arena, this challenge is for you.

 Criteria of Applicants:

Applicants must be a good standing member of CBHA and its associations and have coached ball hockey teams and/or programs preferably for a minimum of 3 years with high level tournament and national experience. Knowledge of top level ball hockey players from coast to coast will be an important aspect of this position and should be noted in your application. Outside of ball hockey, any work experience in organizing and/or managing people will be a strong asset.

 Coaches must be able to travel and be prepared to be away before, during and after the tournament dates. The coaches chosen must follow all “CBHA High Performance Program” guidelines, procedures and schedules put forward to the GM’s by the HP Adult Director and CBHA. If not followed, CBHA has the right to revoke the appointed position at any point during the planning prior to tournament travel.

 * Applicants must be a member in good standing of the CBHA and its Members Associations
* Experience Coaching Elite athletes at High Level competitions such as Nationals and/or World events
* Completion of NCCP coaching levels would be an asset
* Head Coaches must be able to travel and be away before, during and after the World Championship dates
* Head Coaches will be expected to promote, support and adhere to the CBHA High Performance Core Values and Canadian Ball Hockey Foundations put forth by the Team Canada High Performance Director and Team Canada General Managers

 Team Canada Head Coaches will be responsible for but not limited to:

* Develop and prepare practice and game plans and promote a “style of play” that follows CBHA Coaching Foundations
* Be available for Team Canada conference calls with High Performance Director, General Manager and Team Canada staff
* Provide feedback or scouting reports on players if required
* Provide pre-tournament guidance on training for players preparing to represent Canada at the World Championships.
* Organize Team Canada Assistant Coaches
* Participate in Team Fundraising initiatives

 

All resumes must be submitted via e-mail no later than Sunday, September 18, 2016 to:

 Team Canada
 Thomas Walsh
Women’s Team Canada General Manager
t.walsh@mun.ca

 Jeff Dzikowicz
Men’s Team Canada General Manager
jeffdz@mymts.net

 Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by telephone to arrange a date and time.

 Thank you for your interest in Team Canada Ball Hockey!

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ISBHF 2017 AGM Summary

Last weekend, Montreal hosted the ISBHF AGM (International Street and Ball Hockey Federation)

Here are some key highlights:


1_   The most ever ISBHF Attendees – 24! And 5 more by Skype.

2_ The filling of two key Committees: our 'new look' Technical Committee and Sport Accord Committee.

3_   The creation of new ISBHF Championships at the World Junior Level and a NEW ‘3 on 3’ Tournament that will be held in Canada in 2018 to inspire new and experienced ball hockey players!

4_ The awarding of all 2018 Championship events!

   5 on 5 Championships
     - U18-U20 World Junior Championships – Canada
     - U16 Continental Euro Championships – Czech Republic
     - U16 Continental North American Championships – Canada / USA
     - World Masters – United States
     - Asian Cup – Hong Kong

   3 on 3 Championships
     - Euro Open Invitational  - Slovakia
     - North American Open Invitational - Canada
    

5_   A key presentation on the ISBHF Marketing Strategy for 2017 & beyond.

6_   2016 International Awards

   - International player of the year – Co Winners : Martel Czibik (U20- SLO) and Nathan Yetman (U20-CAN)
   - International/National Development Award – Gabi Missakian, Armenia   
   - Robert Mueller Memorial Award – Steve Posavec, Canada

7_ And by the far the most symbolic:

The first ever African nation accepted to the family: Cameroon!
‘The representative of Ball Hockey in Africa’ Mr. Jean Serge presented and was accepted to the ISBHF family. Congratulations!


A full summary of the ISBHF AGM will be in the ISBHF Newsletter for March!"

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