The Ontario Ball Hockey Association (OBHA) is proud to welcome the Arena Ball Hockey League which will begin to offer programs in Vaughan Monday to Wednesday evenings.
The league will offer Men’s B, C and D divisions and introduce a Master’s division based on need as members of the OBHA, Arena league participants may now qualify for Ontario Ball Hockey Association, National Ball Hockey Association of Canada (NBHAC) and World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) events and both groups will continue to develop the sport of ball hockey from its grassroots, to league, provincial, national and international level of Competition.
The OBHA now in its 46th year continues to set the standard for the best leagues in the world and working with the Arena league executive whom has been active in the sport for many years and continues to develop the game in the communities in which it exists.
This partnership allows for the groups to work together at the indoor and outdoor game and work with partners in Canada and USA.
The objectives of both groups is to foster the growth of the sport which has been accomplished through the development of programs, provision of member services, local, national and international tournaments and its commitment to:
· to provide a fun safe recreational activity for all levels of competition from house league to elite programs
· creating and implementing leadership opportunities for officials, coaches, volunteers and administrators
· establishing standards of play and for quality of equipment to ensure good sport and safety for all participants
· to maintain, distribute and uphold the rules and regulations of ball hockey in Ontario
The vision of both groups is the grass roots essence of the great game of ball hockey and can easily be played by anyone in the world, regardless of socio-economic background.