With their first ever win at the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships in September, Penn Hills Arsenal has moved up the list into the Top 10 teams. Penn Hills was excited to have their names added to our Stanley Cup along with the 22 years of past winners. They defeated the defending Champion Barrie Flyers in the final. The Flyers had run through the round robin eliminations and semi finals with only one goal against, but got overrun in the first period of the finals. Both Penn Hills and Barrie continue to be two of the top teams in North America. The World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships was a weekend event that saw 57 teams competing for Men’s A, B and C titles as well as Women A & B Championships. Bauer was once again front and center supporting the sport at this event and the custom made Bauer Championship Jackets are into production for the winners.

Some major Fall events in the USA and the Bauer Clash of the Titans in November will drive a final update prior to the end of the year. Brampton Midnight Express will be looking for their 3rd consecutive Bauer Clash of the Titans Championship after back to back win’s in 2016 and 2017. A field second to none will be arriving to take the cash away from them. Pittsburgh Gods, Niagara War Pigs and Rebels, and a host of other strong teams will round out the 16 teams expected at the event. 100% of the $1,000 entry fee goes back into the prize pool for this event and we expect to be handling out $16,000 to the final four teams standing this year.

The Bauer Clash of the Titans is the premiere 5 on 5 event in North America. Don’t miss it - November 16-18, 2018 in St. Catharines.

Brian Broley
President & CEO
BHC Sports Properties
Ball Hockey Ontario &


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