2018 ballhockey.com
Heritage Cup

JULY 5 - 8, 2018 - Ontario, canada

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General Manager Application

Ballhockey.com is searching for General Managers to pull together Heritage based teams for this event.  GM’s approved to participate will be expected to make a commitment to organize and operate the teams for this event in 2018 and for the 2020 event to be held in the U.S.A.  The General Managers of each group will be responsible for the selection of players and coaching staff.  They will also be part of a General Managers Advisory Group that will assist in the development of this event. We are excited to provide an opportunity for the pioneers of the sport to join us in building new opportunities to compete. 

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Applications for General Manager positions for countries are due ASAP as decisions will flow quickly with the short planning cycle in 2018.  We will announce selected individuals as we make decisions.  You are welcome to submit an application to be the representative for a country not confirmed for participation.

Event Format

Team Limits
12 Men's Open teams
12 Men's Over 35 teams
6 Women's teams

Teams’ will be seeded into groups of six and will play five preliminary games within their group Thursday through Saturday.  The top eight teams in each Men’s division will qualify for the Quarter Finals beginning on Sunday and the top four Women’s teams will qualify for Semi Final games as well.  Teams will play a minimum of five games and as many as eight.  We expect two Canadian and USA teams to be approved for the event in each category.

Heritage Eligibility

Heritage rules will be based on the Heritage of the player, a Parent or Grand Parent.  Rosters will be due by May 31, 2018 and all player approvals will be done in advance of the event.  American Italians could play for Team Italy or Team USA.  This will be an adult tournament and all participating players must be 18 years of age at the time of the tournament.  Playing Rosters will be limited to a maximum of 22 players, but each team can declare up to 25 players on the roster.

Event Cost & Prizing

The cost of the event will be $ 1,750 per team, but the winners in the Men’s divisions will play for a first place prize of $ 5,000 plus a championship banner and individual gold medals.  The top Women’s team will be playing for a prize of $ 3,500 as well as the championship banner and individual gold medals. Silver Medals will be awarded to the Finalist.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Niagara Ball Hockey Club will be reaching out for volunteers to assist with the operation of an event of this size.  Anyone interest in getting involved should contact Brian Broley directly at brianb@ballhockey.com.