News

Remembering Olivier Dundas

On Saturday, January 8th, we lost a long-time member of our ball hockey community. Olivier Dundas, 20, was an innocent victim of gun violence. He had been out with friends on Bloor Street East that night when shots were fired. He died of his wounds in hospital. Three...

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Mark your calendar, registration is around the corner

It's time to start thinking about the 2022 WPBHL season! Returning player youth registration opens Saturday, January 15th at 8 a.m. New player youth registration opens Saturday, January 29th at 8 a.m. If your child did not register in the league in 2021 or did not...

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Withrow Ball Hockey Alum representing Canada

A big congratulations goes out to Withrow Ball Hockey alum Serena Vilde after being named to Canada’s national women’s ball hockey team. The team’s General Manager Sara Hayward stated that “putting together a team of this caliber is not an easy task given the amount...

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Seeking to fill 2 positions on WPBHL board

Much of the planning and execution for the Withrow Park Ball Hockey League is accomplished by our volunteer Board of Directors. With the help of our amazing staff, they make this league go. The board is constantly being refreshed as veterans retire after their kids...

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2022 Annual General Meeting to be held Dec. 13th

The Withrow Park Ball Hockey League will hold its Annual General Meeting Monday, December 13th at 8 p.m., via Zoom.  All players and their parents who registered for the 2020 season are welcome to attend. Topics will include: League finances Appointment of the 2022...

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All-abilities division marks successful return to rink

After a one-year hiatus, 2021 marked the second successful year of our All Abilities division, which launched in 2019. The division is open to players of all physical and cognitive abilities who love the game. The league would love to expand the division in 2022 so...

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Goalies returning to the rink

Goalie equipment update Great news! We now have access to the clubhouses at both rinks and will be moving the goalie equipment out of storage on Sunday, to get it set up and ready for use starting Monday evening. We'll be adding a second staff member to each game to...

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Season gets underway with new game rules and Covid protocols

This week we finally move to actual games! The Ontario Ball Hockey Association released the Phase Three rules on July 17th and referees have done their refresher training, so we know how games are run and are ready to make them happen. Here's a brief written outline...

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Refunds to be processed in August

Woot! It's hard to believe after much planning, many delays, and so so many pivots around Covid, Withrow ball hockey is finally up and running. But we're still working hard behind the scenes and still very busy. And that means refunds will be delayed until some time...

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FIRST STEPS TOWARDS 2021 SEASON FACE OFF

WPBHL BACK ON THE FLOOR (IN LIMITED NUMBERS) STARTING JUNE 28 We are very excited by the provincial government’s recent announcement about lifting pandemic restrictions. Between provincial rules and permits from the City, we are anticipating being able to start 2021...

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