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Thursday August 25(Semi finals)

(7)Bramabulls vs Wocafloka(2) Game 2

Wocafloka picked apart by high octane Bulls

Powerless to stop the constant pressure put forward by the Bramabulls , Wocafloka didn’t have the ammunition on this night to extend the series. By rolling their three balanced lines, A.Mirolla sliced his way through the defense resulting in three out of the seven goals scored by the Bramabulls .D.Verta found the back of the net as well bagging a pair while N.Recine and T.Karasek also tallied. Similar to their previous match only a week ago, the Bramabulls got better as the game went on. Once they made it 3-1, Wocafloka knew that the hill was going to be high to climb. The trailing side had to win the match in regulation time, and while generating a few chances, it wasn’t anywhere close to what needed to be done. A.Grieco faced 17 shots to earn the win and a spot to the final.

(2)Fatal Demons vs Fat Roy(1) Game 2

Fatal Demons eliminate Fat Roy, head to finals

S.Koulieris’s go ahead goal with half a game remaining seemed like a huge deficit for a club that needed the regulation win. Fat Roy kept hitting a wall every time they touched the ball unable to get enough good quality chances. The Fatal Demons didn’t need the win but they wanted it anyway. S.Sauk was near perfect pushing away 20 shots. G.DeMarinis opened the scoring late in the first period for the Fatal Demons. Fat Roy got their lone tally shortly after courtesy of K.Fiore, a few minutes before S.Koulieris tallied the last goal of the series.

With the Fatal Demons and the Bramabulls punching their ticket to the final, the question becomes who will have the bragging rights once it’s all said and done. Pat Santullo will make sure to send his club the right message on how to contain the Bramabulls three lines. As for Anthony DiPerna, as long as his troops stay out of the penalty box and keep playing the same way, then good things can only happen.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Anthony Mirolla of the Bramabulls. The solid forward bagged a hat trick and an assist to help send his club to the final.

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Thursday August 25(Semi finals)

(7)Spare Parts vs Les Balcons(7) Game 2

Spare Parts storm back to advance to big dance

The Spare Parts didn’t have the control like they did in game one, but the persistence throughout the game was there. The veteran side found themselves trailing for most of the night at times by three goals before mounting an incredible comeback. Knowing that only a tie was required to advance, the men in green kept pushing the pace in desperation of avoiding a third and deciding game. In due time, the key goals eventually came in. The biggest tally found the back of the net with only 45 seconds left on the clock. T.Koutlis swiped at a loose ball and the Spare Parts all of a sudden had something to celebrate about. S.Sicuso and T.Koutlis each scored twice in the win. Les Balcons did plenty of things right in this match except for one thing, and that was taking too many unnecessary penalties. If they stayed out of the box, this series was surely going to go down to the wire.

(8)SBS Trashers vs Carnage(2) Game 2

SBS Trashers win easily, book date with Spare Parts

If the SBS Trashers keep playing the same way like they did tonight, than there will be no doubt that they will be crowned champions. Apart from F.Gentile’s two goals, the division leaders got contributions from many players. The SBS Trashers mounted a 4-1 first period lead which by their standards is more than enough to secure a win. The emerging squad will now have only one challenge ahead of them. The Spare Parts will need a near perfect series if they plan on having any sort of hope. If Sebastien Sicuso can set a game plan, than maybe there’s a chance, but it’s highly unlikely.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Niko Kokovidis of the Spare Parts. The patient defenseman helped set up five goals in an important 7-7 draw.

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Wednesday August 24(Finals)

(3)Tropics vs Punishers(2) Game 1

Battle of special teams favors Tropics in game 1

The total of all five goals combined from both teams all came with the special teams. The Tropics used two first period power play goals by V.Crivello and J.Nardolillo to jump start the series. Then, it was the Punishers returning the favor, at least slightly winning the second period 2-1.M.Gagnon and C.Piro got the Punishers both goals with the man advantage. With the power plays working for both sides, the Punishers may have dropped the ball when they gave up a shorthanded marker putting the Tropics up 3-1.It was the captain spoiling the moment as J.Crivello showed his skills by patiently keeping the ball long enough before finding the opportunity to strike. The Punishers always kept battling from behind, and despite creating valuable chances, A.Boulieri held the fort long enough to protect the lead.

(5)Punishers vs Tropics(3) Game 2

Desperation kicks in, Punishers save their best by third period

The Punishers season looked gloomy when the men in black saw a 3-2 score in favor of the Tropics after two periods. Knowing that it took at least two goals in regulation time, the Punishers saved their best hockey for last. The comeback began when A.Dayan tied the game with a power play marker. The biggest tally came six minutes after that with the captain stepping up to the plate. J.Fidrilis gave his club their first lead of the game and the Punishers had just over five minutes to kill. The Punishers avoided playing with fire by capitalizing once more with the power play courtesy of a late marker by N.Pitsikoulis. In addition to the necessary win, P.Karvouriaris played a major role once again by collecting three big points.

(2)Tropics vs Punishers(3) Game 3 S.O

Punishers shine in shootout drama, lift E Wednesday trophy

Unable to get any scoring done in a 15 minute game and in a five minute sudden death frame, both sides had only one way to settle the score, a dreaded shootout. Once both sides got to that point, conventional wisdom would have you believe that a shootout is a lottery. But with plenty of skill still involved along with stellar goaltending, the shootout still requires hockey techniques. For this particular case, each side scored once in their first three attempts. From there, teams had to send one player at a time until there was a winner. The Punishers grabbed the advantage when T.Karvouriaris scored to force the Tropics to respond. With their season on the line, the Tropics failed to beat N.Mackeen who denied T.Costopoulos. After it was all said and done, the Punishers emerged as winners in what was an epic final. J.Crivello and the Tropics did a fine job to getting this far and won’t be putting their heads down knowing that they fell short to a very good hockey team. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to John Fidrilis and the Punishers for winning the E Wednesday championship.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Nikita Mackeen of the Punishers. After a grueling three games of intense goaltending, the young talent was very prepared and extremely sharp to capture a difficult championship.

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Wednesday August 24(F2 Semi-finals)

(3)Acolytes vs Deadlast(2) Game 1

Simon Leblanc scores game-winner as Acolytes strike first in series

With both sides going at it from the very beginning, it was the Acolytes captain making the difference in game one of the series. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods when S.Leblanc scored by the four minute mark for a 3-2 lead. In an attempt to even the score, Deadlast had two power play chances but were unable to get the much needed equalizer. G.Langelier was stellar pushing over 20 shots, especially in the third period where Deadlast had the extra advantage with the power play. P.Tambeau and S.Dicaire combined for four points in the win while P.Elizardo was once again Deadlast’s best player notching one goal and an assist.

(3)Horsemen vs HC Inter(0) Game 1

M.Vinciguerra backstops Horsemen to 3-0 win over HC Inter

Goaltender M.Vinciguerra stopped all 25 shots his way to earn a shutout and help the Horsemen to a 1-0 series lead over the HC Inter. The scoring for the Horsemen only got done by the late stages of the second period. V.Pandza beat the buzzer and the Horsemen had the luxury to play with the lead with still a period remaining. From there, things only got better for the division leaders as they added two insurance markers to cap off the night. It was their captain T.Zermalias and B.Rubino that each scored in the final frame. For nearly two full periods, the HC Inter competed well with their opponents only to fall short. The good news is that this series isn’t over, and the week off can only help the HC Inter figure out a way to bounce back.

F3 Playoffs, Round 1

(5)Bulldogs vs Pendelis(4)O.T

Jonathan Pace nets game winning goal, Bulldogs advance to semi finals

Despite fighting back to even the score late in the game, Pendeils saw their season come to end by the two minute mark of overtime. J.Pace will be remembered by his teammates as the number 77 sent his club to the next round after receiving a feed from C.Boivin. The Bulldogs came out stronger winning the opening frame 3-1, but Pendelis never threw the towel by eventually evening the score. If there is one time during the game where Pendelis will look back and regret, was when they gave up a third period shorthanded goal. That tally gave the Bulldogs a 4-3 lead with less than four minutes remaining. X.Clement scored in that crucial circumstance with his second of the night.

(4)Monsters vs NWV(10)

A quick exit for the Monsters, lopsided victory for NWV

The goals came and they came fast. The NWV, in the span of only four minutes made the score 3-0 and the Monsters never recovered. K.Dube scored twice in the opening frame and Y.Mouchaca brought it a step further notching all three of his tallies by the second period alone. The only constant that the Monsters got on this night was the production of their go to guy. P.Klitirinos had another productive game bagging two goals and an assist. But his solo effort wasn’t anywhere close for what the Monsters needed to do. Maybe it was just a question of a bad start, but regardless the reasons, the NWV showed that they were primed to play when it counted the most.

With the Bulldogs and the NWV passing the first round, the semi final match ups are as follows:

(1)Hellfish vs NWV(5)

(2)Primetime vs Bulldogs(3)

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Michele Vinciguerra of the Horsemen. In a tight battle with HC Inter, the Horsemen net minder had a brilliant performance denying 25 shots to earn a shutout.

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Tuesday August 23(Finals)

(1)Smackdaddys vs Ultimate Hockey(5) Game 1

Ultimate Hockey score 4 in third, take series lead

Throughout the week leading up to the final, both teams anxiously waited for the moment to see who would prevail in the D Tuesday night division. In their recent games, the Ultimate Hockey made sure to have every single player dressed for the occasions. And with that, the results were inevitable. The fresher bench used their legs to score four third period goals to pull away for good. In that span, P.Plaisir, G.Pierre, M.Metivier all scored right before O.Achile sealed the fate with a late power play marker. With that sequence helping down the stretch, the Ultimate Hockey felt confident going into game two with the championship on the line.

(4)Ultimate Hockey vs Smackdaddys(3) Game 2

Ultimate Hockey lay the Smack down, winners of D Tuesday division

With this result, the D Tuesday division is officially over and Reginald Morne along with many contributors had plenty to celebrate on Tuesday night. One theme that emerged in this success was how dedicated the Ultimate Hockey really were. Rolling there three lines and using their explosive speed, the Smackdaddys felt like they were trapped in quick sand. Despite giving up the games opening goal, the Ultimate Hockey responded a lot stronger bagging four straight with efforts from all different players. M.Metivier and A.Bein-Aime scored only two minutes apart and the Ultimate Hockey carried a 4-1 lead. The Smackdaddys didn’t throw the towel just yet. The next two tallies belonged to the trailing side and with over a period remaining, this game was still up for grabs. However, despite the remaining minutes, this night belonged to only one club. The Ultimate Hockey made sure to play the clock to their advantage while getting the necessary saves by M.Dorismond, who had to face his fair shots and chances in two games. In the end, the deserving squad prevailed to capture the title. The Ultimate Hockey, after tying the VE-TANK in game one of their semi finals, took the second game with a convincing 6-0 score which was similar to what they did in the opening game of the final with a 5-1 result. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to Reginald Morne and the rest of the Ultimate Hockey for getting it done.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes out to the captain. Reginald Morne had to manage plenty of players forcing him to make many key decisions in order to maximize the right results.

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Tuesday August 23(Finals)

(2)Stones vs Hawks(4) Game 1, S.O

Hawks jump start series with three shootout goals

With both sides playing a chess match style game, there was only one area in the contest that made the difference in game one, and that was in the shootout. On all three attempts, the Hawks didn’t miss once which led to an important jump start to the series. K.Aruajo, D.Galloro and S.Marricco all scored to get the better of C.Muccino while the Stones had their ringer T.Settino beat S.Pare with a precise wrist shot. The Stones grabbed the lead during the game with a goal by T.Settino coming by the five minute mark of the second period. It took only three minutes from there on for D.Galloro to level the game. The shots were even which came to be expected how both sides played.

(2)Hawks vs Stones(5) Game 2

Stones bounce back to even series

B.Larcheveque scored two goals, C.Muccino held the fort in net and the Stones savaged the series with a 5-2 win over their rival. Despite preaching the first goal and actually getting it when D.Galloro scored early, the Stones took over anyway with two tallies before the end of the frame. Both goals came from B.Larcheveque that included a late power play marker. For a second time, D.Galloro got the better of C.Muccino, and just like that, the Hawks were back in business. However, the Stones weren’t impressed, the next ten minutes belonged to the desperate club who bagged three in a row to force a third and deciding game. T.Settino set up the winner coming off the blade of D.Lucchesi while adding an insurance marker late in the contest

(2)Stones vs Hawks(3) Game 3, S.O

Hawks repeat in 3-2 shootout win, back to back winners of 35+ division

D.Galloro did it again on Tuesday night for the Hawks, stepping forward to score the lone regulation goal and the shootout winner inflicting another devastating loss on their rival Stones. Throughout both playoff rounds, D.Galloro couldn’t be more clutch. The natural sniper saved the Hawks season versus the Dragons with three shootout markers after trailing 2-0 late in a deciding game. The same script came to haunt the Stones as well, especially C.Muccino who couldn’t figure out how to deny him. The Hawks scored four regulation goals that saw three goals and an assist come off the short stick of the sniper. In both shootouts, Galloro couldn’t be denied. K.Aruajo also scored for the Hawks in the breakaways while T.Settino did his part once more getting the better of S.Pare. In a series that couldn’t be predicted went to the ultimate distance to decide a winner. The Stones played their game, and just like the Dragons, both teams couldn’t get that extra inch or the little bit of luck needed to make an entire difference. As for the Hawks, it was all about playing from the get go. Every single player showed up to play and followed a simple brand of hockey to get the job done. In a series that could have gone either way, the Hawks found a way to win it and repeat as champions of the division. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to all eleven players that made this quest for success possible.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Danny Galloro. One can’t ask for anything more. Galloro was involved in every single goal that included series deciding tallies to merit the honor.

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Monday August 22(Finals)

(1)Les Carmonis vs Jokers(2) Game 1

Jokers rally, top Les Carmonis on late power play goal

S.Gagnon, apart from letting in an early goal, stabilized his crease with a near flawless performance. The Jokers fought back to even the score when S.Dimakos tallied by the mid way point of the second period. The way both sides played it tight, the next goal was surely going to decide who would escape with the win. This contest appeared to be headed into a shootout until a late power play goal decided otherwise. With only 12 seconds left, S.Mannpreet gave his club plenty to celebrate after beating L-C Desmarais. As nice as the comeback from behind win was, the Jokers still had a difficult challenge ahead of them with a desperate team on the ropes.

(1)Jokers vs Les Carmonis(0) Game 2

S.Gagnon continues from where he left off, Jokers crowned as 4 vs 4 champions

Defense indeed won the night on Monday as the Jokers claimed glory with a close 1-0 win over Les Carmonis. A team that at one point looked to be missing the playoffs turned things around in every possible way. From making key adjustments with one of them being a goalie change, the Jokers finished off as one of the best or if not the best team in the second half of the season. Tonight they applied the basics to getting it done. A.Dayan provided the timely goal while the supporting cast all did their part to take away plenty of time and space from their opponents. In addition to all that, S.Gagnon may have been the centre piece reason as to why the Jokers were able to celebrate on Monday night. In both games, the solid net minder allowed all but an early goal from game one. The Jokers are a group of guys that are no strangers to one another. When combining chemistry, the will to win and the amount of leadership from one group, good things could only happen. On behalf of Hockeyballe.com, congratulations go out to James Pereira, Matthew Melo and the rest of the Jokers for putting together an incredible run.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sebastien Gagnon of the Jokers. His club couldn’t ask for more. The net minder stood solid allowing only one goal in two of the most important games of the season.

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Sunday August 21(Semi finals)

(7)Icons vs Team Mixed(0) Game 1

Icons get monkey off their back in overwhelming fashion

Finally, can this be the time the Icons get it right? In their last few seasons, P.Chiotis and his troops kept hitting a wall when facing many familiar faces from the other side of the court, but that all changed from the opening faceoff. It took less than 30 seconds for E.Girouard to convince his club that they mean business. With goals from four different players, the Icons ramped up a 4-0 first period lead and never looked back giving Team Mixed nothing what so ever. P.Karvouriaris scored twice and C.Stavriadis made sure to keep his cage clean denying every shot his way. Team Mixed knew that they had almost no chance with different issues leading up to the series. They did try but the energy level couldn’t be matched versus a team that’s been rolling on all cylinders. It was to the point that they decided to throw the towel for the second game handing the Icons an easy spot to the final. With this opponent out of the way, the Icons will focus their attention on one more round to reach their ultimate goal.

(4)HC Mutts vs Lumberjacks(5) Game 1

Lumberjacks rally from 3 goals down to stun HC Mutts

The HC Mutts had a 4-2 third period lead and were eager to take command of the series. However, the party got cancelled in rather stunning fashion by the Lumberjacks. With the help of two feeds provided by D.Ruiz, the Lumberjacks got the tying goal and the winner by the very same S.Denis. Both those tallies came late in the game. The HC Mutts ignited three first period goals, all by their sniper S.Sacco. Most of the match appeared to be going well for the HC Mutts, who never gave up a lead until the dying instance of the game. With this coming as a heartfelt loss, the HC Mutts are forced to see how much character they have knowing that they have to win both games ahead of them.

(1)Lumberjacks vs HC Mutts(4) Game 2

HC Mutts end up showing character, force a third and deciding game

After letting slip away what could have been there’s in the previous encounter, the HC Mutts put it behind them showing plenty of composure in game two. The HC Mutts did trail early but bounced back posting the games next four goals. N.Pereira snapped a late first period tie, and for nearly two full periods, this contest went scoreless until M.Danello gave some breathing room. The Lumberjacks attempted their luck by pulling out N.Mackeen but the magic just wasn’t there. With this result, each side had only 15 minutes to see who would challenge the Icons in the final.

(3)HC Mutts vs Lumberjacks(2) Game 3

HC Mutts pulls it off in down to the wire series

Similar to the previous two games, the tempo was swift early on. This time, the Lumberjacks had the better start with a 2-0 lead. C.Gingras and A.Sarrigiannis scored and the Lumberjacks got the control they wanted. In a fifteen minute mini game, time is always the trailers worst enemy, especially when you’re down by a pair. But with still plenty of minutes left over, the HC Mutts showed once again what there made of. Led by their natural goal scorer, S.Sacco cut the lead in half and the HC Mutts put themselves in striking distance of a tie. Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks, their untimely visit to the penalty box didn’t help their cause at all. The Lumberjacks took not one but two late penalties giving the HC Mutts a 5-3 advantage. That’s the equivalent of a shark smelling blood when it’s extremely hungry. And with no hesitation, S.Minkiewicz came through for the HC Mutts in an uprising fashion. The skilled player not only tied the game but bagged the winner only moments later to shift the series on a dime. When looking back at what happened in all three games, it just goes to prove that many circumstances need to occur to determine who will win and who will lose. With both teams being very deserving, the HC Mutts found a way to get to the finish line first.

The HC Mutts know what lies ahead of them. An Icon team that refuses to lose and who are considered as the favorites to win the E Sunday division.But with the ball being round for both sides, and after winning an emotional series such as this one versus the Lumberjacks, who’s to say that it will be easy for anyone. Unless the HC Mutts are missing players, the final should be close.

The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Steven Minkiewicz of the HC Mutts. With their season on the line, S.Minkiewicz couldn’t score at a better time providing the equalizer and winner late in game three.

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The CBHA would like to pay tribute to Mr. John Forrest, our first CBHA president (1977-79), who passed away earlier this summer.

After regrouping with two other league owners in Ontario, he formed the first provincial ball hockey association in the country. Three years later, in 1977, he was already founding the Canadian Ball Hockey Association with the help of Al Tomalty and Ken White.

In 1979, he was honored with the Special Achievement Award from the Province of Ontario for his contribution to fitness and amateur sport. He continued giving back to his community during all his life working as an educator for 33 years, and then becoming the principal at David H. Church Public School and later at Mnjikaning First Nation’s school, finishing his career as their Director of Education.

Thanks to his hard work and perseverance, the CBHA was born, and we can still see his legacy today with thousands of kids playing ball hockey and growing through organized leagues across the country.

Our heart reaches out to his family and friends in these difficult moments. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

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The Hockeyballe.com league is proud to have in its ranks high caliber teams that have won Canadian Championships in all category, such as Montreal Red Lite who won their 12th National title tonight in the A division!

Danick Martel’s hat trick in the first period, along with Nelson Vargas-Dias goal in the second gave Red Lite the win over Newfoundland Blackhorse, with a final score of 4-3.

Congratulations!

Round Robin Results :
Saskatchewan Buffalo 2 vs Montreal Red Lite 7 Summary
Montreal Red Lite 3 vs Niagara Warpigs 2  Summary
Toronto Metro Orangemen 0 vs Montreal Red Lite 7  Summary
Montreal Red Lite 4 vs Vancouver Bruins 2  Summary
Edmonton Savages 0 vs Montreal Red Lite 4  Summary

Quarter final:
North York Hitmen 1 vs Montreal Red Lite 4  Summary

Semi-final :
Edmonton Savages 2 vs Montreal Red Lite 6  Summary

Final :
Newfoundland Blackhorse 3 vs Montreal Red Lite 4  Summary

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Season Divisions Summer 2016
Other News
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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In memoriam - John Forrest

The CBHA would like to pay tribute to Mr. John Forrest, our first CBHA president (1977-79), who passed away earlier this summer.

After regrouping with two other league owners in Ontario, he formed the first provincial ball hockey association in the country. Three years later, in 1977, he was already founding the Canadian Ball Hockey Association with the help of Al Tomalty and Ken White.

In 1979, he was honored with the Special Achievement Award from the Province of Ontario for his contribution to fitness and amateur sport. He continued giving back to his community during all his life working as an educator for 33 years, and then becoming the principal at David H. Church Public School and later at Mnjikaning First Nation’s school, finishing his career as their Director of Education.

Thanks to his hard work and perseverance, the CBHA was born, and we can still see his legacy today with thousands of kids playing ball hockey and growing through organized leagues across the country.

Our heart reaches out to his family and friends in these difficult moments. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

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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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