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This year, the CBHA National ball hockey Championships will be in Saskatoon, from August 11-16 and the Eastern Regional Championships will take place in Saint John, NB, from July 25-27. You are in a ball hockey / dek hockey / cosom hockey team and would like to participate?

The Quebec Ball Hockey Association is inviting all men's teams from the province of Quebec to participate in the Provincial Championship, that will take place on May 16-17-18. The team that will win the "A" playoffs of this qualifyer will get a spot to the Nationals and the team that will win the "B" playoffs will go to the Eastern Regionals!!!

For more information or to register: ou 450-963-0963


Laval et Longueuil — et Dekhockey Longueuil ont annoncé aujourd’hui un partenariat visant à offrir un nouveau défi à leurs équipes de division A.

En effet, les deux ligues les mieux établies de Montréal, la Rive-Nord et la Rive-Sud ont décidé d’unir leur force afin de faire vivre une expérience unique à leurs joueurs élites en ajoutant à leur calendrier des matchs interligues pour la saison estivale.

La division A de chaque ligue comptera 6 équipes, pour un total de 12. Toutes les équipes joueront quatre matchs contre des clubs de la ligue opposée, dont deux à Longueuil et deux autres à Laval. Afin de réduire les déplacements au  minimum, lorsqu’une équipe sera en visite, elle jouera deux matchs dans la même soirée. Les deux gagnants des séries éliminatoires dans leur ligue respective s’affronteront en fin de saison afin de déterminer qui obtiendra une place aux Championnats Nationaux  2014 de l’Association canadienne de hockey-balle (

Ce partenariat s’est fait de manière naturelle, puisqu’on retrouve chez Dekhockey Longueuil et le meilleur calibre de joueurs de la grande région métropolitaine. Les deux organisations sont très enthousiastes à l’idée de débuter cette nouvelle collaboration qui apportera un vent de fraîcheur et permettra aux joueurs d’affronter de nouveaux adversaires.

Il est aussi important de noter que toutes les équipes de ces deux ligues, ainsi que toutes celles à travers la province pourront s’inscrire aux Championnats provinciaux masculins qui auront lieu du 16-18 mai 2014. Le gagnant de ce tournoi obtiendra lui aussi une place pour les Championnats Nationaux qui auront lieu à Saskatoon, SK du 11-16 août 2014.

Note : Les ligues Dekhockey Longueuil et sont en opération depuis le milieu des années 90 et offrent différents calibres de jeu, de la division A à la division F. Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez visiter leur site internet : et


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Wednesday April 16
(1)Hustlers vs Scorpions (2) O.T Round 1
With plenty on the line, both sides played it safe defending responsibly only conceding one goal a piece until M.Cote decided the outcome in overtime. This match witnessed its first goal by the 6:35 minute mark of the third period where J.Adamou took advantage of a power play opportunity for the Scorpions. It took all but two minutes at that point on for the Hustlers to respond with a solid effort by J.Belzile to even the score at one goal a piece. After trading about the same amount of shots and penalties, this contest had to eventually favour one of two deserving teams which landed in favour of the Scorpions.

This result now has the Scorpions face the ultimate challenge versus the Generals while the Black Knights will have to go against a difficult opponent in the All Blacks in a best of three semi-final series.


Wednesday April 16(Quarter-finals)
(2)TANK vs Stealth Assassins (3)
Maybe TANK didn’t expect such a result after dominating the regular season but in a division with lots of parody, it just goes to show that anything can happen. After grabbing two late first period goals by N.Harvey and M.Pacifico, the Stealth Assassins put a seal to the match when D.Palmulare widened the margin by three despite giving up two late goals. Solid goaltending is always a factor and J.Capalbo provided just that with a 28 save performance.
(2)HBHA Seniors vs Electric Area(1)
Far from being as easy as they hoped for, the HBHA Seniors grinded out a tough victory versus the Electric Area. Scoreless after one period, J.Mandracchia opened the scoring for the Seniors with a lone second period tally and G.Vouloumanos was able to double the score by the four minute mark of the final frame. The only thing left at that point on was to run the clock and play for the shutout but that didn’t happen as J.Verrillo spoiled C.Giannakis’s night with less than a minute remaining in the match.
(5)L.O.D vs Les A’s(0)
E.Parent pushes away 26 shots and L.O.D advance through to the next round after a flawless performance. With goals in every frame along with balanced scoring, L.O.D will look to challenge for bigger goals if they can keep playing this way. P.Koutsogiannopoulos tallied first with a marker that ultimately held up as the game winner and N.Rubbo along with H.Tassone were the most productive finishing with three points a piece.
(2)Nelmar vs Fat Roy(3)
Not much separated both sides prior to tonight’s match explains why this contest was decided by only one goal. The only difference occurred in the first period where Fat Roy won the frame 2-1 with goals from C.Siconolfi and J.Levesque. After playing through a scoreless drought for over 21 minutes, H.Berberyan evened the score for Nelmar early in the third period. At that point on this contest was pretty much in sudden death mode and with time winding down, N.Siconolfi played the hero to help advance Fat Roy to the semi-finals.

The next round will feature the HBHA Seniors versus the Stealth Assassins while Fat Roy look to take on the Legion of Doom in a best of three series.


Wednesday April 16
(2)Tyrants vs Primetime(3)
In the span of only three minutes, Primetime notched back to back tallies to edge the Tyrants. C.Dapoulias scored his second and E.Kavaldjian followed moments later to put Primetime up 3-1 until conceding a very late goal by M.Turgeon. Each net-minder faced close to 30 shots that saw J-M.Greeley credited the win over his counterpart J.AuYeung.
(4)Hellfish vs Franklin Empire(5)
With results like this one, the Franklin Empire look to make noise heading into the post season. They not only defeated the first place Werewolves but were able to take away points from the second seed Hellfish with a brilliant effort. M.Gaudreault single handily ripped the game wide open notching four tallies for the Franklin Empire but it was A.Emond’s late marker that held up as the game winner.
(3)ITT vs Buckshots(6)
ITT challenged for most of the night but weren’t able to keep pace by the final frame where the Buckshots bagged three goals to earn the win. Tied at two after one period, C.Noel put the Buckshots up by one with his second of three goals on the night and A.Angelis added his second early in the third period for a 4-2 lead. T.Sakr of ITT seems to always get involved and tonight wasn’t any different as he assisted three times that included two passes on N.Goncalves’s tallies.
(6)Werewolves vs Horsemen(5)
In a contest that went back and forth, most of the action occurred in the second half of the game where both sides combined for ten goals. With only eight players dressed for the Werewolves, six different players found the back of the net while the captain of the Horsemen, P.Sidhom tallied twice for his club. This battle was mainly decided in an all out flurry of third period markers where the Werewolves won the frame 4-3.
(2)Golden Nuggets vs Blackhawks(12)
It wasn’t much of a battle for the Blackhawks as they end the night early with a mercy score of 12-2.P.Lamarche looked alone out there netting five goals and three helpers while Y.Renaud along with B.Cheron each had hat tricks to finish with a combined 16 points. Out of their only two goals, E.Chouha riffled both of them passed R.Lamarche.

16 teams will have a chance to reach the cup final. The first two rounds will be a one game elimination while the semi-finals and final will be a best of three series. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Werewolves     vs       ITT                        (16)
(2)Punishers          vs       Primetime          (15)
(3)Hellfish               vs       Steelers              (14)
(4)Blackhawks      vs       Le Balthazar       (13)
(5)Buckshots         vs       Black                    (12)
(6)Fat Cats             vs      MoneyShot           (11)
(7)Brewers             vs      Tyrants                  (10)
(8)Horsemen          vs      Franklin Empire   (9)


Tuesday April 15
(1)Latin Blue vs Les Camarades(3)
Having to dress a player in nets, Latin Blue started off bad allowing a team goal for delay of game but put up a good challenge anyway. Les Camarades really got going in the second period getting goals from D.Marcotte and F.Dubreuil and kept Latin Blue off the score sheet until M.Latreille cracked the shutout with less than three minutes remaining. Despite not being a regular net-minder, Derek Taylor did an exceptional job allowing only two tallies while J-F.Simard was slightly better nearly recording a shutout for Les Camarades.
(4)Wild Goats vs Smackdaddys(2)
It happened late but the Wild Goats surged with offence to double up the Smackdaddys. Down 2-1 after two frames, P.Arkalis, G.Tsolis and A.Kobayati all added third period markers to upset their opponents. What makes this result more frustrating for the Smackdaddys was that it happened versus a squad with only one change up in their line up. C.Stavriadis had to be very good in nets by allowing only A.Fritz to beat him while the other tally was due to a team goal for lateness.
(7)Dark Warriors vs Les Camarades(2)
Les Camarades are glad to have captured a win earlier on versus Latin Blue as this match had a different out come. Already with an impressive roster, the Dark Warriors took advantage twice on the power play and managed a short handed tally as well to rout their opponents. E.Mavroudis lit it up on three occasions and D.Hill notched a pair to help isolate second spot for the Dark Warriors.
(6)Bloodhounds vs Venom(3)
Marco Diaco turns the tides as the Bloodhounds oust Venom. The power forward struck twice by the second period to complete his hat trick and give the Bloodhounds a 4-2 lead after two frames. That momentum carried over in the final period where J.Continelli and F.Siconolfi each tallied for a four goal cushion before K.Araujo responded very late for Venom.
(3)United Sharks vs The Animals(3) S.O
Both teams tried their luck in overtime and in the shootout but failed to solve the stubborn net-minding of G.Follano and J.Camastra. The Animals got goals in every frame by their captain A.Camastra, J.Cuscuna and M.Zollo to beat G.Follano while A.Papazian, J.Eid and T.Apanian all found the back of the net for the United Sharks getting the better of J.Camastra. This came as a huge result for the Animals as they still have a shot of making the playoffs.
(0)Bloodhounds vs Slayers(4)
The Bloodhounds faced a tall order and failed to answer the bell versus the top dogs of the division. The Slayers took immediate advantage scoring twice in the opening frame. After playing to a scoreless second period, J.Samaha and J.DelTorto each buried their second of the contest to put the match away resulting in a 30 save shutout performance by E.Morris.


Monday April 14
(5)Capitals vs Team Finland(6) O.T
A.Raimondo may have been quiet for most of the night but the young talent found a way to score late and add the eventual winner to give Team Finland the tight win. A.Mezzagno took care of the first half of the match for Team Finland bagging two goals while E.Vingeault was definitely the Capitals best player finishing with a hat trick and an assist on P.Gendron’s marker.
(1)Dragons vs Northstars(9)
The Dragons had to know going into this contest with only one change up wouldn’t have faired too well. Felling no pity, the division leaders ran up the score especially in the last two frames where S.Hogue notched a hat trick and F.Anderson along with his captain N.Cinquino each had two goals. The Dragons had a slight moment when A.Moffa beat M.Moisseron by the eleven minute mark of the first period.

With round one of the playoffs just around the corner, the Capitals look to take out the struggling Dragons while Les Rouges will battle it out versus the winner of the C summer champs Team Finland. The Northstars and the River Rats will have to patiently wait and see who they will match up against as they have a direct pass to the semi-finals for capturing the top two seeds.


Monday April 14 (Round 1)
(4)Armada vs Bramabulls(3) O.T
As likely expected, these clubs went the distance that saw Armada take it in the end. The Bramabulls had most of the control for half the game building a 2-0 lead before things started to slowly fall apart. A.Neven cracked the scoring drought for Armada and was able to net the sudden death winner by the five minute mark of overtime. C.Vellucci did his part and tallied two out of his team’s three goals for the Bramabulls.
(4)Smooth Sailors vs United Armenians(7)
The Smooth Sailors looked fine going into the post season but met their match on Monday night as the United Armenians advance to the next round. After opening the game with the first goal, D.Charbonneau was clutch by pairing twice in the second frame before capping the series in a yawning cage. The United Armenians also had A.Papazian bury a pair and A.Kizirian finish with an impressive four point night.

The United Armenians will hope to carry their momentum facing the top dog Armadillos while Legacy will have to grind it out with Armada for a spot to the finals.


Sunday April 6
(3)Jokers vs Concept(7)
Concept finish strong as they hand the Jokers a convincing 7-3 loss on Sunday evening. It took all but eleven minutes for Concept to build a 4-0 first period lead before settling down the rest of the way. B.Daniele had his usual impact, this time scoring twice and adding three helpers to finish with five points. Apart from having a bad start to their game, the Jokers had a bad 30 second sequence as well in period number two where they allowed F.Gentile and L.Viscosi to beat them short handed. J.Poirier did score twice for the Jokers while M.Melo notched the other tally.
(5)Kings vs Hot Shots(4)
Considering the kind of season the Hot Shots have been having, only good things can come out of this result.  Apart from giving up a power play goal that may have made the difference, the Hot Shots put up a good solid effort forcing the Kings to play a hard 45 minute game. Out of their five different goal scorers, J.Solari got credited the winner with a tally by the 9:40 minute mark of the third period. The Hot Shots did have R.Scalia beat S.Bentivegna on two occasions.
(2)Les Bakaloo vs French Kiss Mafia(4)
There wasn’t much separating both sides in the standings prior to the match but the French Kiss Mafia showed that they were the better of the two clubs. The French Kiss Mafia possess a key element which most teams are familiar by now as M.Latreille once more gets involved with a goal and two feeds on A.Stamiris and P.Doulis’s tallies. This contest was broken wide open by the second period where the French Kiss Mafia out scored Les Bakaloo 3-1.

Its playoff time as eight teams will battle in a one game quarter-final round to see who will advance. The match ups are as follows:

(1)Kings         vs Spitfires                (8)
(2)Concept     vs Les Bakaloo           (7)
(3)Bijoux       vs French Kiss Mafia     (6)
(4)1-Timer     vs  Jokers                   (5)

Sunday April 6
(6)Les Legionnaires vs HC Inter(2) Quarter-finals
Plenty of depth is always hard to play against as HC Inter found out on Sunday night. Les Legionnaires showed up stacked and rolled three lines to out work their opponents. With the offence spread out , G.Allard Jr did notch a pair scoring twice in the second period where Les Legionnaires dominated the frame 4-0.This result came as a first step for E.Valiquette and his army as they hope to go the distance after falling in the finals just one session ago.
(4)Hulkamania vs Red Vipers(0)
Showing plenty of respect for their opponents, the Hulkamania played a flawless defensive minded game to blank the Red Vipers. The opening goal was key as J.Courteau opened the scoring with his first of three on the night to put immediate pressure on the Red Vipers. After playing a sound first period, Hulkamania broke the game wide open in period number two where they bagged three unanswered tallies to take away any kind of hope from their opponents. The Red Vipers tried to penetrate the solid defence and with close to seven minutes of power play time, they weren’t able to get to H.Trahan.

These results set up the stage for the semi-finals. Once again the Red Nose will go up against Hulkamania who will try and avenge the last time both clubs met in the playoffs while the Butchers look only to head to the finals as they have the difficult task of playing Les Legionnaires.


Thursday April 3
(1)Special Delivery vs Bramabulls(6)
The Bramabulls oust Special Delivery and confirm a direct pass to the semi-finals. If D.Grasso doesn’t score, he’ll pass the ball instead and that’s exactly what the young talent did setting up four different teammates that included a feed on P.Delarosbil game winning goal. Apart from that tally, P.Delarosbil added a second marker to finish with a pair as the only multi goal scorer of the match. The Special Delivery managed to get one by A.Grieco courtesy of a goal from A.DeCarolis.
(3)Les Bananes vs Le Royal(4) O.T
Evenly matched, both sides traded goals in every frame before it was decided in overtime. V.Albanese scored on the power play giving Le Royal a 3-2 third period lead before M.Chenier returned the favour, also with the man advantage late in the game. It didn’t take long for A.Favron to end the match as the sniper beat Y.Hassani with the help of S.Laporte’s third point of the night.
(2)Dragons vs Park Avenue(7)
Park Avenue crushed all playoff hopes for the Dragons as they easily take the contest 7-2.The battle was close for half the match but that eventually changed when E.Mavroudis scored one of his four goals late in the second period for a 4-1 lead. Park Avenue just played the clock at that point helping P.Turturici earn the win after facing 20 shots.
(4)Les Bananes vs Brewers(2)
Les Bananes will be confident moving forward as the double up the Brewers after dropping a close battle versus the top seed Royal. Never letting up, the young squad found their offence very late, where they riffled three goals in the last four minutes of the match to frustrate their opponents. K.Arsenault came up clutch by not only tying the game but grabbing the lead very late in the contest. Les Bananes also had F.Laurin tally twice and got fine goaltending from Y.Hassani who faced 30 shots to earn the victory.

Saturday April 5
(1)Special Delivery vs Park Avenue(6)
Both sides completed their regular season and while the Park Avenue look forward to defending their title, the Special Delivery will search for answers if they hope to go far into the post season. They managed a good fight for two periods but weren't able to keep up in the end as E.Mavroudis and J.Rochon  each tallied twice to put the game out of reach. B.Perlman, captain of the Special Delivery did have the satisfaction of beating P.Turturci for the only time in the match.

This wraps up the regular season. Le Royal and the Bramabulls will have the luxury of advancing to the semi-finals, Les Bananes look to knock out the Special Delivery as the favourites while the Park Avenue expect nothing less than to take care of the Brewers.


Thursday April 3
(2)JAC Motosport vs Iron Wolves(1)
S.Dagenais snapped a third period tie as the JAC Motosport earned their seventh win to finish the season. A.Nadan-Vendette opened the scoring in the first period for the JAC Motosport and R.Etienne responded just over a minute later to even the score at one goal a piece. For nearly two periods this contest went on a scoring drought thanks to solid goaltending from both A.Kingsbury of JAC Motosport and D.Bourque of the Iron Wolves.
(3)Seals vs Carnage(6)
Carnage put together a full 45 minute effort and double up the Seals to finish with a 4-6 record. E.Raposo made four goals happen and B.Brathwaite scored twice as the only multi goal scorer for Carnage. The Seals did score in every period thanks to a pair of tallies by J.Quesnel but suffered in the second frame where they gave up three markers.
(1)Chiefs vs Armored Saints(2) S.O
The last time both these teams met, M.Pecora beat the buzzer to give the Armored Saints the tight victory. Tonight, the very same M.Pecora hurt the Chiefs as the only player to score in the shootout. E.Parent had an excellent game allowing only goal from M.Latreille to earn the win while his counter part S.Pare was equally impressive giving up a lone power play marker by Y.Gazura.
(4)Assurance Evolution vs Spare Parts(7)
Despite being in opposite sides of the standings, L’Assurance Evolution gave a real fight versus the undefeated Spare Parts. This match was only decided by the second half of the final frame where S.Laniel put his club up 5-4 followed with a pair of late tallies by G.Delia. Prior to that sequence, S.Sicuso had a game to remember as the slick d-man scored the first four goals for his club. He didn’t find the back of the net but the captain S.St-Jean was a huge help for L’Assurance Evolution finishing with three assists.
(6)Deadlast vs French Connection(5) O.T
If there is ever a win you aren’t too happy with, this might just be one of them for Deadlast .Up 5-1 after only one period, Deadlast looked to cruise for an easy victory but that wasn’t the case as the French Connection mounted a nice comeback to force overtime. O.Valiquette got his club there scoring three times along with an assist but the story of the match may have belonged to J.DelTorto who tallied on four occasions that included the sudden death winner.
(0)Le Colisee vs Scorpions(4)
A 30 save performance by H.Trahan helped the Scorpions get the better of Le Colisee. A.Clark opened the scoring by the early stages of the second frame and was able to double the lead a period later before K.Rose and T.Fernando added insurance markers to cap off the night.

Saturday April 5
(1)Armored Saints vs Scorpions(2)
The Scorpions know that they can be one of those teams causing havoc into the post season, especially after getting better of the recent champs. It wasn't an easy result but T.Fernando found a way to get it done as the vibrant d-man took advantage of a late power play goal to edge his opponents. The first goal of the match belonged to the Armored Saints courtesy of C.Magri but that was short live as K.Belafi responded only a minute later to even the score. P.Patel went perfect in nets the rest of the way while E.Parent gave up one more tally late in the match.
(3)Street Ballers vs Spare Parts(0)
Despite finishing with a 9-1 record, the Spare Parts can’t be to happy suffering their first loss of the season just prior to the playoffs. Lots of credit to the Street Ballers as they will feel confident moving forward as the only team to have handed the division leaders their first loss of the season. S.Huard cracked the score open by the second period and Y.Dube along with M.Mogianesi  added third period insurance markers to help lead S.Sauk to a well earned shutout.

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Sunday April 6
(3)Rated R vs Black Knights(6)
G.Barrera and M.Malinaric each scored twice as the Black Knights rout Rated R. This match was ultimately decided when there was just less than six minutes remaining in the contest where the Black Knights strung three goals together to ensure the victory. Rated R scored in every frame getting goals by J.Rochon,the captain S.DosSantos and T.Sourias. After facing over 20 shots, G.Kelly was able to record the win.
(2)All Blacks vs Black Knights(5)
Playing only a half hour later didn’t affect the Black Knights as they went perfect with two quick victories. Relatively quiet in the previous match, M.Fazzari made his presence known as the skilled forward notched goals in every frame to complete his hat trick. The Black Knights built a 2-1 first period lead and put the game away by the third frame where they carried a three goal cushion. This time G.Pilon was in nets to record the win as he denied 23 of 25 shots towards him.

Monday April 7
(8)All Blacks vs Royal Flush(2)
The All Blacks made it look easy on this night and hope to carry good habits moving forward. Never in any danger the men in black put up goals in every frame and built a good enough 4-1 second period lead to eventually seal the victory. E.Paquin bagged three goals and S.Contant-Leclerc notched a pair in a four point performance.

This concludes the regular season for the Premier league. Round one will feature a one game elimination between the fifth place Scorpions and the fourth place Hustlers for that fourth spot in the A side of the conference. As for the B side, the Royal Flush will have to patiently wait to see who they will take on between the Capitals and Rated R.

Hockey-balle au Québec : une nouvelle ère

La bannière, premières ligues 5 vs 5 en importance au Québec, est heureuse d’annoncer une association avec le plus important tournoi de hockey-balle 3 vs 3 au Québec : la Coupe Burrows. Notons qu’Alex Burrows lui-même, ainsi que le président fondateur de la Coupe Burrows ont évolué dans ces ligues plusieurs années. Cette affiliation s’est donc créée naturellement. Nous vous donnerons plus de détails sur cette association très bientôt. 

À propos de :Le hockey-balle a commencé à s’organiser au milieu des années 90, tout comme les Ligues de hockey-balle PTM. Dès 1995, une de leurs équipes devenait la première à remporter un Championnat national pour le Québec. Depuis ce temps, le sport s’est popularisé et des centaines d’équipes se sont jointes aux Ligues PTM, qui sont devenues les plus structurées en faisant partie de l’Association de hockey-balle du Québec. En date d’aujourd’hui, des équipes provenant de ces ligues ont remportés 9 Championnats nationaux, 4 Championnats régionaux de l’Est "B" et 5 régionaux de l’Est "C", pour un total de 18. Maintenant connues sous la bannière de, elles offrent 5 différents calibres de jeu, de la Premier League, jusqu’à la division E, dans la région de Montréal et Laval. C’est à partir de ces ligues que proviennent plusieurs joueurs qui ont participé aux différents championnats de hockey-balle, tout comme Alex Burrows qui a remporté 6 Championnats nationaux avec le Red Lite de Montréal, en plus de deux Championnats mondiaux avec le Canada. 

À propos de la Coupe Burrows : L'idée est née à Vancouver en février 2011. À la suite d’une rencontre avec Alex Burrows, il a été convenu d'organiser le plus grand tournoi de hockey balle au monde et ce, en l’honneur du plus grand joueur! En mars, le projet était lancé et un calendrier prenait forme. En mai, la première qualification se jouait à Montréal. En tout, 10 qualifications ont eu lieu à travers le Québec et plus de 200 équipes, 1200 joueurs et joueuses, y ont participés. En août, le premier Championnat de la Coupe Burrows accueillait plus de 100 équipes, gagnantes et invitées, dont 8 ont reçu la précieuse Coupe des mains d’Alex Burrows. Au total, plus de 50,000 en prix a été remis aux gagnants et finalistes des 8 catégories (A - B - C+ - C - D - F1 - F2 - F3)! 

Register to the Men's Provincial Championship!

This year, the CBHA National ball hockey Championships will be in Saskatoon, from August 11-16 and the Eastern Regional Championships will take place in Saint John, NB, from July 25-27. You are in a ball hockey / dek hockey / cosom hockey team and would like to participate?

The Quebec Ball Hockey Association is inviting all men's teams from the province of Quebec to participate in the Provincial Championship, that will take place on May 16-17-18. The team that will win the "A" playoffs of this qualifyer will get a spot to the Nationals and the team that will win the "B" playoffs will go to the Eastern Regionals!!!

For more information or to register: ou 450-963-0963

The World Ball Hockey Championships hosted in NL gets nominated to the CSTA Prestige Awards

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Announces 2014 CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Finalists

Ottawa, February 27, 2014

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2014 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events), which celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and important to the economic fabric of our communities. These awards are presented annually in six categories to individuals, companies, events and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the sport tourism industry across Canada in 2013.  This year’s program generated 41 nominations. The 8th Annual CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Luncheon presented by Saskatoon Sports Tourism will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, AB.  Olympic Gold Medalist and CBC Hockey Night in Canada Sportscaster, Cassie Campbell-Pascall will be the Master of Ceremonies. The Luncheon will be held in conjunction with Sport Events Congress 2014 taking place April 1-3 at the same venue.2014 PRESTIGE Awards Finalists (by category in alphabetical order)

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Tourism Montreal

Group A: with an event budget greater than $250,000

  • 101st Grey Cup Festival (Regina, SK)
  • Canada Summer Games (Sherbrooke, QC)
  • Shaw Charity Classic (Calgary, AB)

Group B: with an event budget less than $250,000

  • 2013 Canadian Judo National Championships (Richmond, BC)
  • 2013 Mastercraft Calgary Pro Shootout (Calgary, AB)
  • 2013 World Ball Hockey Championships (St. John’s, NL)

CSTA International Sport Event of the Year presented by RTO4 (Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph)

  • 2013 ICF Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships (Welland, ON)
  • IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship (Ottawa, ON)
  • ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (London, ON)

CSTA Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award presented by WestJet

  • Calgary Sport Tourism Authority (Calgary, AB)
  •  Richmond Sport Hosting (Richmond, BC)
  •  Welland Recreational Canal Corporation (Welland, ON)

CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Sheraton Centre Toronto

  • Alice Humeny – Chair, ISU Essent World Cup (Calgary, AB)
  • Michael Jackstein – Vice President, 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games (Langley, BC)
  • Todd Sargeant - Co-Chair, London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Tournament (London, ON)

CSTA Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award presented by ADUP Display

  • 3M Canada – ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (London, ON)
  • Cameco Corporation - MasterCard Memorial Cup (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Shaw Communications – Shaw Charity Classic (Calgary, AB)

CSTA Sport Tourism Champion of the Year Award presented by Tourism Toronto

  • Eddie Francis (Mayor, Windsor, ON)
  • Greg Krischke (Mayor, Leduc, AB)
  •  John Winston (General Manager, London Tourism, London, ON)

Tickets to the PRESTIGE Awards luncheon are included with delegates’ fees for those who are registered delegates at Sport Events Congress.  Tickets are also available for purchase on a stand-alone basis, subject to availability.  Cost is $75 + tax per person and includes attendance to the awards show and lunch.  Reserved seating is available for groups of 5 people or more.  For more information about Sport Events Congress, the PRESTIGE luncheon or to purchase of tickets or register for the Congress, visit CSTA’s website at:

About CSTA

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a member driven, tourism industry led organization that promotes sport tourism as a key economic development initiative at the community level.  The CSTA services over 300 members across Canada, including 140 municipalities, 150 national/provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and variety of other national and provincial sport and tourism industry partners.

News from the ISBHF

ISBHF Presents Top Venue in Switzerland For Canadian High Performance Players in 2015

Delegates from around the World, which included CBHA President Shelley Callaghan were treated to a tour of the World Championship venue for the 2015 World Men's and Women's in Zug, Switzerland. It became quickly apparent that this tour was going to be spectacular.

Delegates from around the World, which included CBHA President Shelley Callaghan were treated to a tour of the World Championship venue for the 2015 World Men's and Women's in Zug, Switzerland.  It became quickly apparent that this tour was going to be spectacular. Mainly from the fact that the 8000 seat arena which is home to legendary euro team EVZug, and the splendour of the city with the alps nearby pose a great backdrop for the best Men`s and Women`s players of the World to congregate.

For the CBHA and its High Performance program at both the Men`s and Women`s level this is a championship that will provide them a opportunity to play the game in a great setting, in great arenas and also to experience Zug the capital city of this region of Switzerland.  The CBHA National Team programs must start preparing for what promises to be a intense event as this area of Switzerland has a ball hockey tradition with the Oberwil Rebels 7 time champion of the Swiss league which will provide a strong fan base along with the 30 National Teams coming.  To prepare the organizing committee is building a rink for the Women``s right next door to the Main rink.  In addition the B Pool will be using the practice rink of EVZug and that is also right next door to Bossard.  Each rink having its own level, with all finals ending in Brossard.  Finally the Swiss organizing committee will be building a huge tent with a stage that will have nightly music and create a festival atmosphere for Players, Coaches, Staff, Delegates and Family.

If you are a top Canadian player, this event is one to strive to make the respective National Team that will be representing Canada in 2015.  Obviously the CBHA is in the process of naming GMs in a competitive process and once named they will begin to work on plans on how to find the right players.  And we all await news of these leaders.

For players this makes the 2014 Nationals in Saskatchewan very important.  Not only for the CBHA from the historical context that this will be the first ever Nationals held in our member province.  But more importantly that this 2014 Nationals will be thoroughly scouted as the Women and Men National team staff watch the players do their stuff.  Simply put if you want to reach Zug, that road goes through Saskatoon for CBHA top players.

One thing for sure.  The CBHA is proud to offer this link to its players through our family at the ISBHF, and we thank the Swiss Ball Hockey Association and Zug organizing team for their efforts.  For the players, coaches and staff who aspire to represent the CBHA and Canada.  The work to get to Zug for those who earn those sweaters has begun.


ISBHF President and Board Members Elected in 2014

The ISBHF President and Board for the next 2 year term has been established at the ISBHF Conference in Zug, Switzerland.

George Gortsos from Canada has been elected as the ISBHF President at the ISBHF Conference that was held on January 18,2014 in Zug, Switzerland. Vít Řezáč (CZE) and Roman Török (SVK) have been elected ISBHF Senior Vice-presidents.

The following other ISBHF Vice-presidents have been elected:

Christoph Curchod ( SUI)
Tony Iannitto (CAN)
Ricky Laperriere (USA)
Ali Cree (GBR)
John Kontitsis (GRE)




From the Alps to our Ball Hockey Family

The large meetings brought many worthwhile discussions. And we went over all our events. We see that our World Juniors in Bratislava will have more countries and teams than at any time in our history and the Slovaks are ready to put a great show on for our ISBHF youth.

U-20 will have 8-10 teams, and U-16, U18 will have 6-8.  This is just a great occurrence for our event and the World Juniors.

We also had a presentation from Nitra, Slovakia, home of President Jozef Stumpel and World Champion Stanislav Petrik.

They came to Zug to show us that they want to have a World leading tournament for the 2014 World Cup in late August.  We have many club teams that will be attending from many nations.  And this also promises to be are largest event ever with 9-10 nations indicating they will send club teams.

Finally to the warm sun, and our more experienced players.  We look to have a field of 18 Men's and Women's teams attending our Master's in the USA.  This is our biggest Masters ever, and also the first World Championship for our Women members.  Tampa Bay will be the place for our Masters festival in September 2014.  And European and North American teams are already booking in and getting ready.

For even more heat in June we are working closely with our Caribbean members and look to moving close to filling that event in June in the Air-conditioned arena in Cayman Islands.  Another great event that will feature great ball hockey and sun and warm water for our ISBHF family.

All these events are on the ISBHF webpage and players, parents, coaches and refs can see all the information on our ISBHF webpage.  Our ISBHF family is keen to deliver top ball hockey events to our members, along with well run and organized events.  Everything is all up on our website as our Organizers are proud to welcome players from the family to these events. No surprises just the truth of what they can expect and enjoy.

In closing our ISBHF board and ISBHF Presidents work for you our players, coaches and referees.  We will work hard to make our 2014 ISBHF events the best we can for you as you enjoy the sport we love.  We wish you all best of success in your training and preparation for the 2014 season.

My Best Regards,

George Gortsos

ISBHF President