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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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Former WPBHL Player Helps Canada Win Gold at U18 Hockey Worlds

Hey ball hockey peeps, We’re so excited to give a shout-out about one of our former ball hockey players. Our very own Wyatt Johnston and Team Canada beat Russia last night to capture gold at the U18 World Championship, held in Texas. Wyatt played a few seasons in the...

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Season delayed, prep continues, fingers crossed

Big thanks to all the players and families who have registered for the 2021 WPHBL season! We had a very promising response to registration, further reminding us of how important the league is to our community. Thanks for the support! Unfortunately the latest...

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WPBHL launches First Shots Diversity Initiative

This year Withrow Park Ball Hockey League is introducing a diversity and inclusion initiative called “First Shots” to ensure that the diversity of our community is well-represented. This initiative will be piloted in 2021 and will include: Working with local community...

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How the League is changing because of Covid

Covid has forced us to rejig how games and registration will be run. This year, we've added an Opt Out option for returning players. This allows players who choose not to play due to Covid concerns to keep their returning player status for the 2022 season. Those who...

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OBHF offers Girls Ball Hockey Virtual Workout

Here’s something that sounds like fun. The OBHF - in an effort to get more girls interested in ball hockey - will hold a virtual work out Saturday, March 27, 10 to 11 a.m.  The workout was developed by VirtualHockey.com along with Michael Del Zotto from the Columbus...

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Pre-season Planning Underway!

Registration for returning players opens March 20th. While no final decisions have been made for the 2021 season, the Board continues to plan in hopes we’ll get the go-ahead. We will follow the advice of local and provincial health boards, and take guidance from...

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