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The Laval Legacy came short in their 1-0 loss to the Kamloops Black Jacks on Sunday evening. After storming through the round robin stage with a perfect 4-0 record and defeating the New Found land Shop wins 1-0 in their semi final match up, only one thing was left to accomplish, and that was to take it all. Unfortunately, the fire power was limited as nobody was able to score at least once. Costa Stavriadis was brilliant throughout the entire tournament and was just as stellar in the final conceding one only tally. Frustrated to get their offence going, the Laval Legacy had to settle for silver at the C Nationals. The troops expected nothing less than a gold medal prior to the event, but shouldn’t keep their heads down after getting this close. Plenty of time and effort went into making this possible.Hockeyballe.com would like to thank some of the leaders and the rest of the line up for re presenting the Quebec Ball hockey Association. George Panagiotopoulos, Payam Assadi and Tasso Bozinakis are just to name a few.

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The 2016 Men’s & Women’s National ‘A’ and Men’s and Women’s Masters National Championships will be hosted by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) and the British Columbia Ball Hockey Association (BCBHA) in Richmond, BC.

The Men’s and Women’s ‘A’ event will take place from August 8-13, 2016 and the Men’s and Women’s Masters event will take place August 9-13, 2016.

Please note that the 2016 tournament will have more teams than ever so we will be starting early on the 8th for both the Men’s and Women’s A Nationals and early on the 9th for the Men’s and Women’s Masters.

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Thursday July 28

(6)Wocafloka vs Werewolves(1)

Wocafloka remain atop of standings in 6-1 win over Werewolves

With scoring efforts from six different players, Wocafloka improve their season record to a league leading eight wins. The Werewolves resisted for two periods before falling apart by the third. Y.Gazura notched the games dagger late in the second frame, a goal that came on the power play to give Wocafloka a 3-1 lead. After getting his club on board, the captain J.M Loiseau helped make four more happen to finish with five points. C.Stavriadis did his usual making the necessary saves allowing only one goal on 25 shots.

(0)Bramabulls vs Fat Roy(5)

J.Sanoudakis earns shutout as Fat Roy rolls over Bulls

J.Sanoudakis couldn’t ask more from his teammates. The net minder made 21 saves to record a shutout and help improve his team to a fifth win in eleven games. Fat Roy won every frame and got two goals with their special teams. T.Panagakos scored on the power play to make the game 2-0 and M.Nikas bagged a shorthanded marker to put the game out of reach. G.Lallis had a major impact as well for the win. The defenseman riffled two goals, collected an assist while spending four minutes in the penalty box. It wasn’t A.DiPerna’s and the Bramabulls best night, but that won’t bother them too much with plenty of missing players.

(4)Les Coqs vs Fatal Demons(2)

Les Coqs make it 4 wins in a row

Les Coqs took on the Fatal Demons in what turned out to be another nice victory. After a slow start to the season, Les Coqs kept their streak alive making it four in row. F-A Monette opened the scoring in the first period and F.Bchara doubled the lead by the second leaving only one period for the Fatal Demons to respond. But things only got worse with Les Coqs posting two more goals by T.Provost-Blais and M.Goudreau. The Fatal Demons did manage to score but at a time that had no impact in the match. F.Vigliotti missed his shutout by two minutes when A.Jalilvand and K.Araujo scored late in the game.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to George Lallis of Fat Roy. In a 5-1 win over the Bramabulls, Lallis thrived with two goals and an assist.

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Thursday July 28

(5)Street Ballers vs Carnage(4)

Street Ballers hang on to capture important win

The Street Ballers entered the night with a slight one point lead over last place which made this contest very important if they plan to enter the post season. The good news was that they faced a club with only two changes to their bench. After smelling blood, the men in black made sure to score first and play with the lead. Despite being up 2-0, the Street Ballers found themselves at par before the end of the first period. The same thing happened by the second with G.Khaznadjian regaining the lead only to later drop it when C.Melo posted his hat trick for Carnage. The same theme then continued for one more period with each side trading goals, but the difference this time was that the captain M.Gibeault had the final say by notching the winner.

(4)SBS Trashers vs Spare Parts(1)

SBS Trashers Forecheck puts pressure on Spare Parts, clinch first place

When the SBS Trashers are on top of their game, they use an aggressive for check to generate most of their chances. In Thursday night’s match up versus the Spare Parts, the men in red won plenty of one on one battles resulting in goals .Joseph Scalia showed some individual skills breezing by two defensemen before slipping the ball passed O.Caillet. F.Gentile created two scoring chances resulting in goals, and the SBS Trashers carried a two goal cushion with one period remaining. The Spare Parts didn’t throw in the towel just yet. Despite playing better and getting more shots towards the net, R.Pampena stubbornly denied every ball his way.

(6)Les Balcons vs Eagles(2)

Eagles felt pressure in must win game

After getting the news that the Street Ballers won their game earlier in the night, the Eagles felt the pressure in what became a must win game. Both sides played to a scoreless first period, but that changed by the second where Les Balcons overwhelmed their opponents. W.Hindley snapped the barrier with his first of three on the night. His biggest tally came late in the second period on the Eagles power play. That goal made the score 3-0, a deficit that was too difficult for the Eagles to overcome. In addition, M-O Lavoie had a big game as well scoring twice while setting up Hindley for the shorthanded goal.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to William Hindley of Les Balcons. His three goals and one assist propelled his club to defeat the Eagles and officially eliminate them from entering the post season.

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Wednesday July 27

(4)Faceless vs United Arms(5)

United Arms salvage night after blowing two leads

Despite giving up a pair of leads, the United Arms managed to shrug off the adversity. The games pivotal moment occurred fairly late in the game when G.Jerjian regained control for the United Arms. The lanky forward did more than just crack the barrier by scoring three times while setting up H.Jerjian. To his help, Y.Derohannessian was just as key for the result. The slick forward used his calm hands to set up all five tallies. Faceless were caught off guard early on forced to battle back all night long. Unable to get that go ahead marker, Faceless will remain in fifth place setting up a first round match up versus Park Avenue or the very same United Arms.

(0)Underdogs vs Tropics(3)

Shorthanded goals propel Tropics over Underdogs

It’s not to suggest that the Underdogs would have escaped with the win, but giving up two shorthanded goals in a close 3-0 loss leaves room for some doubt. The Tropics made the score 2-0 on the Underdogs power play with goals by V.Crivello and J.Nardolillo. Those were two crucial plays of the game were the Underdogs failed to take advantage of their opportunities. It didn’t help either against a team that’s got only one loss in eleven games. Regardless, the effort was there and the score was close for a team that’s struggled early in the season. Nardolillo went on to add his second for the Tropics third goal and A.Boulieri faced 19 shots to record a shutout.

(4)Punishers vs Park Avenue(3) O.T

Park Avenue drop 4-3 ot decision after climbing back

For nearly three entire periods, the Park Avenue trailed, and despite tying the game very late it was all for nothing. Payam Assadi evened the score for the Park Avenue with only 44 seconds left in the game. That tally came in a shorthanded play, a situation that they hoped to fuel from only to later lose in the sudden death frame. After collecting his fourth point of the night, P.Karvouriaris collected his biggest assist when S.Bentivegna scored early in overtime. That was Bentivegna’s second tally, his first coming on the power play in the third period. With this result, the Punishers will be playing Park Avenue or the United Arms in a best of three semi final match up.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Garo Jerjian of the United Arms. From the drop of the ball, Garo Jerjian was uncontainable, scoring three big goals while collecting an assist in a close 5-4 win over Faceless.

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Wednesday July 27

(1)Les Raymonds vs Primetime(9)

Primetime stroll to 9-1 win over Les Raymonds

Each side played in a battle of depleted line ups, but it was Les Raymonds playing under pressure from the get go. After seven and a half minutes in, the flood gates burst. Primetime put the match away early posting five goals before the end of the frame. The pace did slow down a little by the second period that saw C.Flikas net a pair. Unable to get much of anything going, the captain was able to provide some sort of satisfaction late in the match for Les Raymonds. J.Flynn scored with only two minutes remaining to spoil A.Qureshi’s shutout.

(3)NWV vs Monsters(6)

Philip Klitirinos’s scoring tear continues with hat trick vs NWV

Despite being blanked for most of the game, P.Klitirinos still found a way to haunt his opponents. The match was tied 3-3, and with just over four minutes remaining, the Monsters star player went to work. P.Klitirinos snapped the tie, added an insurance marker moments later and completed his hat trick by feeding an empty cage. That was his thirteenth goal in only nine games. Anytime you have a player that can score at will coupled with a solid supporting cast, good things can only happen. The Monsters are playing very confident as of late and will look to keep up their good habits with the playoffs just around the corner.

(7)Deadlast vs HC Inter(2)

Deadlast captain C.Zafiropoulos spikes HC Inter with a pair of goals

C.Zafiropoulos has reached a point where he just relies on instinct. It’s something that can’t be thought but developed over time. The natural sniper positioned himself in the right place to bury two out of his clubs seven goals. To his help, P.Elizardo did plenty of the work by using his speed before finding his target at the right moment. Elizardo had a multi goal game as well while setting up his captain twice. As for the HC Inter, the inconsistencies continue. Tonight they looked outmatched against a better prepared club. M.Lesperance was the only player to get the better of J.Sanoudakis , who had a strong game pushing away close to 20 shots.

(5)Hellfish vs Pendelis(1)

Hellfish oust Pendelis by the third

Whatever was said after two periods worked for the Hellfish as they ignited four straight goals to defeat Pendelis. In that stretch, S.Monnet snapped the tie on the power play. D.Laurin and E.Medrano added some insurance right before J-D Barrios sealed the deal with his second of the contest. The first goal of the game did belong to Pendelis when A.Kakivellis struck with the man advantage. F.Vigliotti felt he could have done better on that play but rebounded by shutting the door the rest of the way. The veteran net minder faced close to 20 shots to earn the win in net.

(1)Acolytes vs Money Shot(2)

Acolytes relieved that Money Shot miss post season

With only four losses, Les Acolytes dropped two of them against a team that won’t be causing them problems in the post season. The Money Shot will exit the regular season early and not because of a lack of effort. With a minus 9 differential after eleven games, it just goes to show how many close games they let slip away. Tonight they battled hard by overcoming a 1-0 third period deficit. A.Richard tied the game and T.Oliveira put his club up for the first time with only three and a half minutes remaining. Les Acolytes fired an overwhelming 33 shots only to beat P.Delli Colli on one occasion.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Paulo Elizardo of Deadlast. The speedy forward caused havoc producing two goals and two assists in his club’s 7-2 win over the HC Inter.

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Monday July 25

Young Gunz push for late comeback but fall in shootout

Les Carmonis tempted fate with no changes to their bench. The first game didn’t end well after Les Carmonis took two straight penalties which caused the game to end in a forfeit .Prior to the loss, D.Desmarais scored the game’s only goal for Les Carmonis. The second contest wasn’t taken for granted as Les Carmonis came out storming with three straight goals in the first period. Once again, D.Desmarais got the scoring done, this time posting two straight markers while setting up his captain J.Poirier for a 3-0 lead. It was a cushion that Les Carmonis hoped would have lasted but it didn’t turn out that way as the Young Gunz fought back to eventually even the score. In the span of only one minute, M.Broccoli notched two quick goals to narrow the margin by one. Then, A.Nobili tied the game with less than a minute remaining. During that stretch, J.Cirella was behind setting up all three goals. The only thing left over at that point was to see who would prevail in the shootout. Les Carmonis made the most of their chances getting two goals by J.Poirier and L.Folini. As for the Young Gunz, only A.Nobili was successful in the three attempts. With these results, Les Carmonis now find themselves out of first place trailing the 1 Timer by four points. The 1 Timer earned their two wins by default against the Last Minute who weren’t able to floor enough players.

(3)Young Gunz vs Les Carmonis(0) Forfeit

(5)Les Carmonis vs Young Gunz(4) S.O

Jokers and Team X split wins with maximum efforts

With the help of S.Dimakos two key plays, the Jokers were able to continue their run by defeating Team X 4-2.Dimakos made a perfect pass to M.Gagnon in a shorthanded situation to put the Jokers up 2-1.But his biggest moment occurred with only 90 seconds left on the clock. The forward used a hard low slap shot to solve Pedram Assadi to snap a late 2-2 tie. Team X just finished playing a hard fought match with some missing players, and despite losing towards the end of the game, that didn’t affect the yellow t-shirts for the second contest. It took only four minutes for N.Goncalves to get a pair of goals by S.Gagnon. At that point, the Jokers started to pick up their game putting plenty of pressure and generating lots of shots towards P.Assadi. Luckily enough, the net minder didn’t budge except for one time in the second period courtesy of J.Hurtubise. That goal cut the lead in half which lasted only 90 seconds before the very same N.Goncalves regained the two goal cushion by completing his hat trick. The Jokers did have some time to cause damage but found themselves playing against a team in shutdown mode.

(4)Jokers vs Team X(2)

(3)Team X vs Jokers(1)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nelson Goncalves of Team X. After losing their first match to the Jokers, Nelson Goncalves had a stellar second game netting all three goals in a 3-1 win.

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Sunday July 24

(7)Team Mixed vs Fat Cats(2)

B.Deslauriers’s six point night paces Team Mixed to win over Fat Cats

With at least two goals in every period, Team Mixed had plenty going for them on this night. B.Deslauriers began the onslaught with his clubs first two goals just over a minute apart. Team Mixed kept flexing their muscles by the second period adding two more tallies that included a big power play goal by Y.Gazura. The Fat Cats did save some face when B.Knez scored twice in the third period to get his club on board. Deslauriers wasn’t the only player to score twice in the win, N.Macrozonaris and Y.Gazura did the same generating most of the offence. After facing close to 35 shots, G-C Sangiovanni was glad the night was over. The Fat Cats goaltender battled to keep the game close but the offence was too potent from the other side.

(5)HC Mutts vs Lumberjacks(3)

HC Mutts survive crazy third period

For two straight periods, this contest seemed very ordinary with the HC Mutts hanging on to a 1-0 lead. But that changed dramatically in the third with both sides pushing the pace. A total of seven goals went in that span after both sides were barely able to get at least one by the net minders. The HC Mutts did one thing well, and it was not to give up their lead. The Lumberjacks tied the game twice in the third period but were never able to get a go ahead marker. Maybe, the biggest goal may have come off the blade of S.Sacco. The sniper snapped a 3-3 tie with less than two minutes remaining and added his second right after the Lumberjacks pulled their net minder for an extra attacker. The loss may have felt frustrating for the Lumberjacks, but they can take a positive out of this knowing that they can go toe to toe with a team like the HC Mutts.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Shawn Sacco of the HC Mutts. In time of need, the right handed sniper riffled a key goal to snap a late 3-3 tie versus the Lumberjacks.

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Tuesday July 19

(2)Bramabulls vs Communists (6)

Big Communists third period fuels victory over Bulls

With only eight players dressed, the Communists made valuable use of a dominant third period to get the better of the Bramabulls. J.Provost-Blais gave a huge advantage after bagging his second on the power play for a 4-1 lead. The Communists wisely used the clock in their favor to keep the game under control. P.Provost-Jarry was sharp limiting a potent offence to only a pair of goals. This was a first of two games of a double header night for the Bramabulls, who hoped to avoid going empty handed.

(3)Ultimate Hockey vs VE-TANK(0)

Ultimate Hockey keep getting hot, blank top seeded team

The Ultimate Hockey are starting to rise up as a serious contender by the way they’ve been performing as of late. Tonight was just another example of how difficult they can be to play against.VE-TANK occupied top seed primarily because they have no issue scoring goals. But tonight they hit a wall. With the help of S.Rivest and a hungry for-check, the Ultimate Hockey frustrated many from the other side. A.Paul opened the scoring on the power and H.Merone doubled the lead giving his a club a two goal cushion after eleven minutes into the hockey game. The last goal of the match came late in the second period courtesy of G.Aime. This is a second straight loss for a team that has only three in ten games.

(2)Bramabulls vs Smackdaddys(6)

M.Destounis four goal game leads Smackdaddys into first place

M.Destounis continued his scoring splurge with four goals to help the Smackdaddys leap passed VE-TANK for top spot of the division. Destounis wasted no time scoring right away while adding his second by the end of the first period. The Smackdaddys only got better from there on winning the second period 4-1.P-A Surprenant and F.Remon each scored right before M.Destounis capped it off with two more tallies. F.Remon had a strong night collecting four points. It’s a night that A.DiPerna and the Bramabulls need to put behind them and only look forward to try and get back on track.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Marino Destounis of the Smackdaddys. The lanky forward made it look easy once more by potting four goals in a big 6-2 win.

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Tuesday July 19

Better start, better result

Last time both these clubs met, the Dragons caught the Hawks off guard with two goals from the opening draw. The Hawks decided to change the script, at least in the first encounter by returning the favor early on. Playing with a lead often makes a difference and the Hawks made sure to play with it for the entire match. Four different players chipped in with goals that included three feeds from D.Galloro. The second match was a little closer with both sides needing a shootout. The Dragons had a chance to avoid getting there but couldn’t hold off S.Marricco who leveled the match with only four minutes remaining. With each side sending some of their best to take the breakaways, the Hawks had one less shooter due to A.Lanni’s late penalty. Still, that didn’t affect much as both goaltenders allowed one goal each. A.Porfido got the Dragons only goal after a move that even he wasn’t sure if he was planning. As for the Hawks, D.Galloro came in calmly and used a light precise wrist shot to beat L.Dulcetta. With this result, it’s official that both these clubs will face off against one another in the semi-finals.

(4)Hawks vs Dragons(2)

(3)Dragons vs Hawks(3) S.O

Finally, the Fast and Furious have something to celebrate

Formally known as the Bengals, the Fast and Furious quest for their first ever win ended on Tuesday night versus the Stones. A good start along with key goaltending was required and the Fast and the Furious got just that by grabbing a 3-0 first period lead. G.Stamatopoulos made a huge impact with two goals, and R.Potenza made sure to capitalize on the power play, forcing the Stones to overcome a three goal deficit. With still plenty of time, the comeback was in progress. The Stones got two straight goals by J-P.Bertrand and T.Settino to come within one. The Fast and Furious were getting that ugly feeling that things may have fallen apart, but that changed when S.Valiquette swept up a rebound to regain a two goal cushion. J.Colombo battled hard all game and was solid in net to help give his club their first even win. Unhappy with the way things went, the Stones made sure to take their opponents extremely serious for the second match. They did manage a 1-0 first period lead but it was anywhere close from convincing .After being awarded a power play chance, D.Lucchesi tapped in an easy goal with a perfect feed from M.Russo. The Fast and Furious had a chance to cut the lead in half on their lone power play, but it was S.Settino scoring instead to widen the gap. If not for a lone first period goal along with the help of their special teams unit, the Fast and the Furious weren’t far off from capturing another win. The bright spot in all this is that both clubs will play each other in the first round of the playoffs. While the Stones may feel that they are heavy favorites, the Fast and Furious will remember what happened on this night and fuel off it when the right time comes.

(4)Fast and Furious vs Stones(2)

(0)Fast and Furious vs Stones(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Joe Colombo of the Fast and Furious. The sharp net minder and his club got the monkey off their back with a satisfying 4-2 win over the division leaders.

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Season Divisions Summer 2016
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Bramabulls B division champions

Monday April 18 (B Finals)

(2)Spartans vs Bramabulls(4) Game 2

Bramabulls over power Spartans to capture B division title

Aside from a few moments, there was little bite from the Spartans who struggled to get any goal scoring done for most of the night. The Spartans were done in by their inability to cash in on their scoring chances .J.Beaudry, backed up by an air tight defense lived up to the task going flawless for nearly the entire game. The Bramabulls scored late goals in both the first and second periods and made the score 3-0 before P.Plaisir got the better of Beaudry late in the match. Still not out of it yet, the Spartans notched their second tally when J.Adamou riffled a slap shot from the blue line to get within one. That goal forced A.DiPerna to use a timeout. After gathering his troops, the Bramabulls took plenty of possession with just over a minute remaining giving no time for an equalizer. D.Morency seized the opportunity by hitting an empty cage for his second of the contest. If the Spartans had a night in which nothing went right, then the Bramabulls had a night in which nothing went wrong. Led by their captain A.DiPerna, and the presence of many talented players the, Bramabulls reached their goal on Monday night as B division champions. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Anthony Diperna and the rest of his troops for getting it done.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes out to Jonathan Beaudry. After facing 20 shots, the veteran net minder stood tall and protected a 3-0 lead for nearly the entire night to earn his biggest win of the season.

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Womens Provincial

Bonjour à toutes,

 

L'Association de hockey-balle du Québec tiendra son championnat provincial annuel 5x5, le 12 mars.

Vous trouverez en pièce jointe tous les détails pour vous inscrire.

N'hésitez pas à nous écrire pour toutes questions ou commentaires.

Merci et bonne journée!

 

Association de hockey-balle du Québec

450-963-0963

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Laval Legacy settles for Silver in Kelowna

The Laval Legacy came short in their 1-0 loss to the Kamloops Black Jacks on Sunday evening. After storming through the round robin stage with a perfect 4-0 record and defeating the New Found land Shop wins 1-0 in their semi final match up, only one thing was left to accomplish, and that was to take it all. Unfortunately, the fire power was limited as nobody was able to score at least once. Costa Stavriadis was brilliant throughout the entire tournament and was just as stellar in the final conceding one only tally. Frustrated to get their offence going, the Laval Legacy had to settle for silver at the C Nationals. The troops expected nothing less than a gold medal prior to the event, but shouldn’t keep their heads down after getting this close. Plenty of time and effort went into making this possible.Hockeyballe.com would like to thank some of the leaders and the rest of the line up for re presenting the Quebec Ball hockey Association. George Panagiotopoulos, Payam Assadi and Tasso Bozinakis are just to name a few.

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2016 ISBHF World Masters Championships

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is deep in preparations with Provincial hosts, the Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta (WRBHA) and the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) to deliver a spectacular World Masters Championship event in Banff this year.


The 2016 ISBHF World Masters Championships will be held from June 1st to 5th, welcoming teams already confirmed from the US, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Italy and of course, Canada comprising of at least thirteen Men’s national teams in total and six Women’s national teams.
 
Using the tagline, “Masters Elevated” to promote the event, the marketing machine is in full flight. Event information, including links to hotel packages, travel information, and the sport schedule can be found at www.Banff2016Masters.com.
 
Says Shelley Callaghan, President of the CBHA, “We are so thrilled that Canada will be the Host Nation for World Masters this year. Over the years, so many countries have hosted us, and now this is our chance to welcome Masters athletes from across the international ball hockey community to our home. Banff is an incredibly beautiful part of our country, and we can’t wait to share the real Canadian experience with everyone. The sport competition is going to be outstanding of course, and with thanks to the assistance of our Provincial association, Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta, we know that this event will deliver a fabulous travel experience to our visitors also.”
 
With two arenas confirmed at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre acting as host venues, the Tournament Celebration Night confirmed on June 5th, a trade show of ball hockey vendors and suppliers from the Banff area slated to be showcasing at the event, it’s looking like being a fantastic week.
 
Hotel accommodation is booking up quickly, and teams are encouraged to reserve their accommodations at event hotels before the end of April, 2016.
 
Says John Loisis, President of the WRBHA, “Wild Rose Ball Hockey Alberta is proud to be the host Province for this prestigious event. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our province just like it is for the many players who will be travelling to represent their respective countries. We look forward to celebrating this amazing week of ball hockey in Banff with the players and fans".
 
While the website will be updated regularly, athletes and supporters are encouraged to follow the event’s social media pages for the most current information. On Twitter the event can be found via its handle @Banff2016, and on Facebook via its full name, “2016 ISBHF World Masters Ball Hockey Championships”.
 
Media Enquiries:
Holly Stehr
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Ball Hockey Association
communications@cbha.com

 

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