A special moment as father & son win Fall season championship at Barrie Ball Hockey Club

We here at ballhockey.com want to send a congratulations out to Jim & William Lowe for winning a championship at the Barrie Ball Hockey Club last night. Jim has been a member of the ballhockey.com family since the first season was played 22 years ago. He coached his son William to many championships over the years but last night was something different...

After a hard fought season and playoffs last night they won a championship as team mates. We'd imagine Jim must have felt a lot like Gordie Howe when he was able to lace up the skates with his son Mark in Hartford. Howe was once asked about playing with his son and said "I always refer to that as my greatest accomplishment and excitement".

Check out the tweet from Jim below for a pic post game!

Midnight Express win 2016 Bauer Clash of the Titans

Midnight Express after winning the Bauer Clash of the Titans

Midnight Express after winning the Bauer Clash of the Titans

They say the third time is the charm and that was definitely the case for the Midnight Express this past weekend. The Express (ranked #2 in the ballhockey.com Top 25 Ball Hockey Teams in North America) beat the Toronto Orangemen (ranked #10) 7-2 to win the 2016 Bauer Clash of the Titans.

Toronto Orangemen after finishing 2nd in the Bauer Clash of the Titans

Toronto Orangemen after finishing 2nd in the Bauer Clash of the Titans

The tournament saw 14 of the best teams in North America compete for $14,000 in cash prizes. Over $11,000 of that was up for grabs in the championship final that took place Sunday at the ballhockey.com Athletic Centre in St. Catharines. The Clash of the Titans is recognized as one of the most competitive ball hockey tournaments in the world after its 4th year being played. This year teams travelled in from Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Leominster, Toronto, Barrie, Richmond Hill, Niagara and Welland. 

As the dust began to settle on Sunday afternoon the quarter finals saw Midnight Express take on the Pittsburgh Gods and Toronto Orangemen take on the Niagara Rebels. Both games were worth watching with teams giving their all in end to end battles.

The final game between the Midnight Express and Toronto Orangemen was a lopsided affair. The Offensive of the Express proved to much with goals coming from Matt Tremblantt, Dayton Sopha, JC Gill (x2), JK Gill (x2) & Anthony Loveless. The Orangemen goals were scored by Danny Pacheco & Dylan Steele.

Two noticeable absences from the event were the Montreal Red Lite (Ranked #1) & Boston Saints (Ranked #3) but hopes are high that they can participate in the 2017 event taking place December 1-3, 2017. It is expected that the event will again be taking place in St. Catharines but confirmation will come at the end of February 2017.

The Midnight Express' winning team was: Frank D’Ambrosio, Sandeep Dhaliwal, Dave Digiornimo, Gurjeet Gill, Jaisen Gill, JC Gill, JK Gill, Shawn Hannon, Bobby Housser, Nicholas Laboni, Anthony Loveless, Marcel Mallais, Tyler McPherson, James Metis, Toby Monteiro, Fred Perrera, Mike Porter, Jacob Robitaille, Dayton Sopha, Matt Tremblatt, Chris Vegenas & Ben Vantullo (G).

You can watch the championship game in its entirely thanks to our partner WeeStreem who covered all the playoff games on Sunday providing live HD video streaming online!

2016 Clash of the Titans presented by Bauer & BallHockey.com 14 of the top ball hockey teams in North America compete for $14,000 in cash! (1st=60%, 2nd=20%, 3rd&4th=10%) 100% of the $ 1,000 entry fee is returned in the prize pool to the teams. Sunday, November 27, 2016 BallHockey.com Athletic Centre 16 Melbourne Ave.

Watch 2016 Bauer Clash of the Titans Quarter Finals Game #2 live online at 10:00am ESTWatch Clash of the Titans Quarter Finals Game #2 live online at 10:15am EST

2016 Clash of the Titans presented by Bauer & BallHockey.com 14 of the top ball hockey teams in North America compete for $14,000 in cash! (1st=60%, 2nd=20%, 3rd&4th=10%) 100% of the $ 1,000 entry fee is returned in the prize pool to the teams. Sunday, November 27, 2016 BallHockey.com Athletic Centre 16 Melbourne Ave.

2017 Bauer Clash of the Titans schedule & streaming information released

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There are just 11 days remaining until the kick off of the 2017 Bauer Clash of the Titans. We've released the names of the 14 teams competing this year... and now we are excited to bring the schedule to you! You can download a copy by clicking here (.pdf)

This year our partner WeeStreem will be streaming all games taking place on Sunday at the ballhockey.com Athletic Centre (including Semi Finals & Finals) live on ballhockey.com.

In anticipation of the event ballhockey.com President Brian Broley made the following statement to teams.

"Ken Cashman of Bauer and I are pleased to invite you and all the players  to the Niagara Region for some great competition and hospitality.  With $ 14,000 on the line in prize money, this will be the fourth year of this event and we are excited to have your commitment and participation to the sport at the highest level.  Players are coming from many regions of North America and it is a great opportunity to measure up against some of the best players in the game.

Last year we saw The Rebels win their second title and Midnight Express hit their second consecutive final game, but the story of the weekend last year was watching the Niagara Monarch’s go 3-0 as the 14th seed and run into the semi-finals and the cash on Sunday.  That is why they play the games, and I will be excited to see some of the new teams this year step up their performance against the best of the best,"

Remaining 7 teams announced for the 2016 Bauer Clash of the Titans

Last week we announced the first 7 teams that will be participating in the Clash of the Titans this year. With just 14 days until the ball drops ballhockey.com is excited to announce the remaining 7 teams that will be competing this year.  There is $14,000 in cash up for grabs at this years tournament which takes place November 25-27 at the ballhockey.com Athletic Centre in St. Catharines.

Here are teams #8-14!

8. Niagara Rebels
Rank: 4th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- 2015 & 2013 Clash of the Titans Champions
- Men's Open Champion at 2013 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championship

9. Toronto Orangemen
Rank: 10th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- Men's Open Champion at 2004, 2009 & 2011 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships

10. North York Hitmen
Rank: 9th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- Semi Finalist 2015 Clash of the Titans

11. Richmond Hills Falcons
Rank: 13th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- 2014 Canadian National Tier 2 Champion
- 2014 Ontario Tier 2 Champion

12. Welland Kings
Unranked
- 2015 Men's B Champion at World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships

13. St. Catharines Punishers
Unranked
- 2015 Ontario Ball Hockey Federation Tier 3 Provincial Champions
- 2015 Ontario Ball Hockey Association Tier 3 Provincial Champions
- Ontario Ball Hockey Association Tier 3 Eastern Regional Champions in 2015.

14. Toronto Rage
Unranked

This event is free to the public to watch and will be taking place at the ballhockey.com Athletic Centre in St. Catharines (16 Melbourne Ave.). For fans who cannot make it to the rink ballhockey.com will be offering live streaming of games (details and schedule will be announced on Monday).

First 7 teams announced for the 2017 Bauer Clash of the Titans

With just 22 days until the start of the Bauer Clash of the Titans ballhockey.com is excited to announce the first 7 teams that will be competing. This years tournament will see 14 of the top ball hockey teams in North America competing for $14,000 in cash over the three day event. 

1. Pittsburgh Gods
Rank: 8th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- 2014 Clash of the Titans Champions

2. Midnight Express
Rank: 2nd on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- Clash of the Titans Finalist in 2014 & 2015
- Men's Open Champion in 20014 & 2015 at World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships
- Finalist in Men's Open at 2016 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships

3. Leominster Americans
Rank: 7th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- Finalists at the 2016 New England Classic

4. Niagara War Pigs
Rank: 3rd on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America
- 2016 Men's Open Champions at 2016 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships
- 2016 Champion at North American Ball Hockey Championships

5. Ottawa Godfathers
Rank: 17th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America

6. Barrie Flyers
Rank: 15th on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America

7. Vaughan Red Wings
Rank: 21st on ballhockey.com Top 25 Teams in North America

This event is free to the public to watch and will be taking place at the ballhockey.com Athletic Centre in St. Catharines. For fans who cannot make it to the rink ballhockey.com will be offering live streaming of games (details and schedule still to be announced).

In case you missed last years Clash you can watch the championship game below on our youtube channel.

2015 Clash of the Titans BallHockey.com Athletic Centre St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Fri. Nov 27 - Sun Nov. 29, 2015 www.ballhockey.com/nbhc/clash-of-the-titans/ Video & production by WeeStreem Info@weestreem.com

Park Ball Hockey To Host OBHA 2017 Western Cup

Sherwood Park ball hockey is set to take the Western stage.

Recently, Randy Rosen, the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) vice-president of minors, announced that Park Ball Hockey has been awarded CBHA’s largest minor ball hockey tournament — the Western Challenge Cup.

“Our executive is very excited to be awarded the WCC, and our members and partners in the community are eager to extend our hospitality to make this Western Challenge Cup one to remember, said Mary Muir, a director with Park Ball Hockey.

“This is considered a major accomplishment for a league that has only been operating for six years, and is touted as one of the best-run leagues in the province.”

The Ball Hogz youth program is currently preparing for another season, and Muir noted the announcement that the local club will be hosting “a tournament of this calibre” has the potential of drawing in even more players.

“We saw this type of growth last season with Junior Nationals hosted so close to home in Edmonton,” she explained.

The WCC tournament, founded in 1999, serves as a venue for minor ball hockey players to compete against other teams throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with an expected 50 teams set to participate in 2017 (U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17, and U-19 divisions).

Read the full article at Sherwood Park News.

Cataylst Ball Hockey wraps up their 6th Annual New England Classic

Last weekend the New England Classic took place in Boston, Ma. The 6th annual event was a smashing success and Catalyst Ball Hockey released the following post event wrap up:

"On behalf of everyone at Catalyst, we want to thank everyone who participated in and supported the 6th Annual New England Ball Hockey Classic presented by Bauer Hockey, Inc. this past weekend.

Breakaway Hockey Dek & Sports and Casey Corcoran, with the help ofAllen Pereira, provided us with an outstanding venue, and support staff, for our event. If you haven't had the opportunity to play at their venue, you are missing out. These guys know and love our sport.

Our refs and scorekeeper did an outstanding job all weekend. No one has a more difficult time during any street hockey tournament than the officials. They are scrutinized and their calls are never satisfactory. This is not unique to our events, but all street hockey events. We thank our refs for their patience and efforts.

Almost every game this weekend was close and competitive. Sunday afternoon was electric. The final 3 A games and the Rec final was nothing short of outstanding, up and down hockey. We hope to be able to continue to grow our elite A tournament next year by adding more out of state teams. We certainly hope the Ottawa Godfathers have made it out of MA, as no team enjoys themselves more during hockey weekends (as it should be). 

Huge thanks to Buffalo Killer B's and Sting for making the journey down. We know they were shorthanded, but it means a lot to us that their organizer and leader Robert Chassin got a chance to see how far we have come since our 2nd year, when he last came down.

We think it's safe to say the Leominster Rams are back to competing for major tournament titles with a solid core that isn't going anywhere. The RI Rage will only continue to get better and had a strong showing this weekend. The Leominster Jets aren't dead yet, and Dracut Breakaway Best showed they can not only compete with other A teams, but win. 

Rec Champions: Mill City Hitmen

Rec Champions: Mill City Hitmen

Our Rec teams were top notch, each team truly had a chance to win the whole thing. Congrats to the Millcity Hitmen Hockey on winning the Rec Title. Great weekend for them and they deserved it.

Lastly, if you were at the rink Sunday afternoon for the Leominster Americans and Boston Saints game, you saw how great our sport can be. Up and down, physical action at its best. This rivalry has been going on for 3 years now, with both teams claiming victories and titles. Highlight real goals, dozens of blocked shots, hits, fights and spontaneous celebrations. If you have not seen these two teams play, you are missing out. 

A Champions: Boston Saints

A Champions: Boston Saints

Get to a tournament and see them battle.

See everyone next year for our A & Rec, where we hope to continue the tradition of elite hockey.

Next up for us is the 3 on 3 National Championship presented by BAUER Hockey Inc. More information will be released in the coming days and weeks but contact us ASAP as we expect this event to sell out. Keep in mind we are running 5 divisions, plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate.

Leominster Dek Hockey Can-Ams, Ballhockey.com Clash of the Titans,Cool Hockey Events Holiday Bash, Breakaway Hockey Dek & SportsHangover Tournament, and George Tarantino Jr. 's Super Bowl Bye Week Tournament are all upon us. We hope everyone can make it to one or two of these great events.

Tournament MVP’s

MVP - Andrew Goduco

Men's A All Tournament Team

F - Evan Sousa
F - John Petito
F - Korey Wilson
D - Jeremiah Lynch
D - Mike Colcord
G - Nick Lamb

ASHI Hockey USA Junior’s Program Announces Coaches

ASHI Junior Team USA General Manager Scott Tarzy and Assistant GM Joe Cataldo announced Head Coaches for the Junior Teams that will represent Team USA in 2018 World Junior  Ball Hockey Championships.


Head Coaches

U20 Bobby Jones

U18 Mike Albright

U16 Mike Malloy


Bobby Jones and Mike Albright both will make the transition with their respective teams to the next level. Mike Malloy served as an assistant in 2014 and 2016, winning Bronze medals with both of the teams he helped.

Currently the Jr Division has over 200 prospects registered with ASHI for the 2018 games and over 120 attending the first evaluation camp in Harrisburg PA in December.

For additional information on registration or camp please contact GM Scott Tarzy starzy@ashihockey.org or visit the Junior’s page on our website  www.ashihockey.org

Burlington OPP host ball hockey tournament Oct. 27 in support of The Push for Change

The Burlington detachment of the OPP will host a 3 on 3 Ball Hockey Tournament Oct. 27 in support of The Push for Change.

Beginning at 2 p.m. teams from the OPP, Halton Regional Police, Halton CAS, Hamilton Police, Jo Brant Hospital as well as other community groups, will take to the parking lot at the rear of the OPP office, located at 1160 North Shore Blvd. E.

The public is welcome to attend. There will be a BBQ and a collection of donated items such as deodorant, shampoo, razors, blankets, toothpaste and toothbrushes for The Push for Change Foundation.

Joe Roberts, the man behind The Push for Change, a 9,000-kilometre walk across the country with a shopping cart to raise awareness and funds to eliminate youth homelessness, will be in attendance between 3 and 5 p.m.

Known as the Skid Row CEO, Roberts began his cross-Canada trek May 1 in Newfoundland and will complete it September 30, 2017 in Vancouver.

For more information, call the detachment office at 905-681-2511.

Via InsideHalton

Niagara Beastie Boys & B*tches win Co-Ed “A” Championship at 20th Anniversary World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships presented by Bauer

Congratulations to the Niagara Beastie Boys & B*tches for winning the Co-Ed “A” Division Sunday at the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships. They defeated the London Reapers to win their second WOBHC Co-Ed championship. They first one in 2013.

The winning team is Melissa Goal, Graham Campbell, Angelino Carrie, Michelle Edgar, Mike Formica, Muni Hamdani, Justin Harvey, Charmaine Lounsbury, Patrick MacDonald, Jordan Moffatt, Brittany Nagy, Ryan Nagy, Dan Setacci, Mike Stewart & Brian Dueck.

The 2017 Co-Ed World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships will be taking place October 13-15, 2017. 

Burlington Stars win Men’s “Over 35” Championship at 20th Anniversary World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships presented by Bauer

Congratulations to the Burlington Stars for winning the Men’s “Over 35” Division Sunday at the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships. They defeated the USA Mid-Atlantic Rhinos 5-2 to win their second consecutive WOBHC Men’s “Over 35” championship.

The winning team is Aaron Campisano, Danny Conte, Ivano Conte, John Diodati, Roger Dutra, Scott Forester, Sean Gill, Anthony Gray, Vinny Guiducci, Craig McCallan, Antonio Monteiro, Chrissy Morrison Jr, Mike Porter, Steve Ridge, Bob Strain & Toni Talevski.

The 2017 Men’s Over 35 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships will be taking place October 13-15, 2017. 

Barrie Warriors win Co-Ed “B” Championship at 20th Anniversary World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships presented by Bauer

Congratulations to the Barrie Warriors for winning the Co-Ed “B” Division Sunday at the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships. They defeated the Niagara Boxes & Briefs to win their second WOBHC championship. They had previously won the Co-Ed Competitive division in 2015.

The winning team is Alex Carles, Wyatt Chiesson, Clint Hartley, Honky Hawrysio, Mike McGuire, Brady Mehew, Amanda Nonis, Andrew Nonis, Holly Nonis, Jennifer Povey, Tyler Roache, Emily Spence & Cory Wick.

The 2017 Co-Ed World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships will be taking place October 13-15, 2017. 

October / November ballhockey.com Top 25 Ball Hockey Teams In North America now available

The Montreal Red Lite All Star team continued to dominate at the Canadian National level, winning their 12th National title and securing their spot at the top of the list.  We have left the Midnight Express in the two spot ahead of the Niagara War Pigs, but these two organizations are neck and neck in Ontario, with Midnight winning the Summer Tier 1 League very decisively, but The War Pigs taking both the North American and WOBHC Championships in 2016.  The War Pigs struggled at the Nationals this year, but remain a top indoor and outdoor team in Canada.

The Niagara Rebels have won big cash at the Bauer Clash of the Titans in 2013 and 2015 and remain a solid Ontario team in the 4th spot in the list and 15 teams will get a shot to knock them down at this year’s Bauer Clash of the Titans.

Continue reading and see the whole Top 25 list by clicking here (.pdf).