The Ontario Ball Hockey Association (OBHA) announced today they are have entered into a partnership with Bauer, the world’s leading manufacturer of hockey equipment has been named the exclusive ball supplier to the OBHA.
Through this agreement, Bauer will provide all members of the OBHA the opportunity to purchase the XD Ball for league and provincial championship use. Further, the members may purchase Bauer ball hockey equipment and sticks, gloves and helmets. For the OBHA, this strategic partnership provides its players with the world’s most innovative product to ensure athletes can perform at their best throughout their ball, street and ice hockey years.
Ken Cashman, “Bauer is excited to partner with the OBHA and NBHAC to showcase our ball hockey products and assist them in their efforts to expand participation and exposure of the sport of ball hockey in Canada. These organizations have a long and successful history in the sport and this agreement represents another significant step forward in Bauer’s continued commitment and growth in the ball hockey market.”
The OBHA enjoys a long association with the sport of ball hockey. Formed in 1974 by a relatively small group of ball hockey enthusiasts the Ontario Ball Hockey Association (OBHA) has brought Canada’s beloved game of street hockey indoors, to now offer the most comprehensive program in Canada. The OBHA is a registered non-profit organization officially recognized as the governing body of the sport in Ontario by the National Ball Hockey Association of Canada and the World Ball hockey Federation.
Taylor Hall (Kingston and Belleville Minor), Dougie Hamilton (North York Minor), Geraldine Heaney (Toronto Women’s), Angela James (Toronto Women’s), Connor McDavid (Newmarket Minor), Corey Perry (London Mens), Brad Richardson (Belleville Minor), Mark Scheifele (Kitchener-Waterloo Minor), Tyler Seguin (North York Minor), Andrew Shaw (Belleville Minor), Wayne Simmonds (Durham Mens), Natalie Spooner (Oshawa Minor), Joe Thornton (Lambeth Mens), Tyler Toffoli (Ottawa-Carleton Mens), Jennifer Wakefield (Oshawa Minor), Tara Watchhorn (Oshawa Minor) and Steve Yzerman (Ottawa-Carleton Mens) are just a few of the alumni who played in the OBHA.
“We are thrilled and proud to be partnering with Bauer Hockey, a world’s leading manufacturer as our exclusive association’s ball and equipment supplier,” said OBHA President, Mauro Cugini. “We believe BAUER products are among the best in the industry and that this relationship will provide our most valuable asset – the players – with the necessary tools to compete at the house league level of play to Provincial Championships and onto North American and International competitions.”
He continued, “Bauer Hockey is the leader in the industry with a passionate commitment to elevating performance and protection. This reinforces our mission to help athletes who aim to climb the developmental ladder and excel on the floor.”
About the Ontario Ball Hockey Association
The Ontario Ball Hockey Association in existence since 1974 objective’s to foster the growth of the sport. The association provides fun safe recreational activity for all levels of competition from house league to elite programs. We create and implement leadership opportunities for officials, coaches, volunteers and administrators. The association establishes standards of play and for quality of equipment to ensure good sport and safety for all participants and to maintain, distribute and uphold the rules and regulations of ball hockey in Ontario
About Bauer Hockey
Bauer Hockey is the world’s most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Ontario in 1927, Bauer Hockey developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer Hockey has continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful SUPREME®, VAPOR® and NEXUS® lines of products. For more information, visit Bauer Hockey’s website at www.BAUER.com