ADULT MEN'S LEAGUE NEWS

New Stick policy for OBBHA and other news

The white tape was a failure with the new floor.

-it has marked the new floor badly

-we will have to fix it....but before fixing it we had to come with a solution which we have and it appears it will save our product and help keep ball hockey being played on gym floors across the city for others as well.

Our new solution is to stop further markings to the floor prior to fixing it and then keeping it in good condition and make it easy or the membership to comply with this in a convenient and cost efficient manner 

-for every game we will provide every player with a strip of adhesive velcro to put on the bottom of all the sticks (33cm in length)

-very easy process....less than 10 seconds to put on the stick

-no negative feedback from 24 teams on Tuesday, Wed and Thurs nights that have used so far (save for one player lol!)

-its actually nicer to stick-handle etc. due to less friction

-note that goaltenders need it too and we will have that ready for you too (43cm cut of velcro)

 

The cost per player for the Fall Session will be $10 per player (or $110 per team with team captains)

In the Winter and future sessions we will be incorporating that into the cost per individual and team fees from the outset and we are on the look-out for an even better deal for bulk purchasing which could in fact reduce the predicted increase)

-However for immediate use this was the best pricing we could reach for the Fall Session

The White Velcro will have to be put on new for each game (no reusing it for two weeks in a row)...as per previous mention, we all have to monitor that everyone follows this protocol.

-in the end this will actually be close to the same cost per individual vs buying white tape for every game for a fully wrapped stick each week that was previously required (and the floor gets protected so a win win situation all around).

-the OBBHA will simply have the White Velcro strip cut and ready for you to easily place on your stick prior to every game.

 

The additional cost per player will be $10 so please add to your league fee of $130 if you have not paid that already (so $140)

-for those who have paid the $130 please bring the additional $10 to your next game for John (or your team captain) who will be on site and managing the White Velcro hand-outs prior to warm-ups every game.

 

We are thankful that this solution works, is acceptable to the school board and that we don't have to use plastic sticks (which would be the next step if we continued to mark the floor). 

We hope you appreciate our efforts to make the transition from white tape to the White Velcro by making it available at all your games and already cut for easy application to your stick...as well as removing your travel time to search for it and giving you it at cost price.

 

Although you have to buy your own helmet, stick, running shoes and other optional equipment.....white tape was another required purchase you would have had to make and now we are simply getting the replacement for you and adding it to the league cost to simplify the step.

 

See everyone soon and thanks for keeping the new French Palace in great shape!

-change rooms and hydraulic bleachers are next 

-then we can install the live streaming!

(which we have ready to go once all renovations are complete!)

Cheers!

John and Jason

 

OBBHA

 

Two very important rule changes we implemented in the Spring Session:
(in anticipation of protecting the renovations and curbing injuries)
 
First is the full wrap of white tape of the stick from heel to toe
(this is all of our responsibility....we must be constantly looking at the sticks and not allow a player on the floor in warm-ups/games without a full wrap of white tape completely covering the under belly of the stick. With the game live-streaming the school board can see if we are not doing our job on this. No more strip only and again the inspections from us must be strictly enforced. We must be on this!!!
So make sure your team is fully supplied with white tape each week!
 
Second is the waist high shot. This will reduce injuries from wild shots and follow through that cut or impact defending players. We are looking for snaps shot, wrist shots and more passing to improve the product. Every other league has the waist rule...ours is only a possession change (other leagues call penalties), but on a 3rd infraction for the same player, it will be a penalty shot. A warning after the 2nd infraction will be given.
 
We also have changed the ball to a softer one. A mid-range between the hard one we used and the ultra soft one other leagues use. It still moves nicely and is easy to stick-handle with. The Spring teams enjoyed the changed ball.
 
With the pristine renovations, live-streaming and balanced leagues there is big excitement to get started!
See you soon!
John Struthers and Jason Prevost
OBBHA

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Hello OBBHA Team Captains and Individual players:

 

Your OBBHA Home the French Palace is having a Major Facelift!

Renovations make it look like a brand spanking new facility: Including new playing surface and new change-rooms/bathrooms/showers!

OBBHA Leagues start with Opening Night Games on Tuesday, September 5 through Monday, September 11. 

 

PLUS: How About This!!!!

Live Streaming of all your OBBHA games every night!

State of the Art technology for you to enjoy the OBBHA action from anywhere in the world.

 

Register your team for the 2017 Fall Session:

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   by Monday, August 14 if you are putting in a team this Fall

-then follow the payment schedule and other details set out below

Note: Any team captain that puts in a second team will have his $130 player fee taken off that team fee…and once again we have a limited number of teams that can receive a corporate sponsorship of $300 for playing a second night with the same group of players.

 

Individuals looking to get on an adult team please contact John StruthersThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  asap.

-the league built teams will be contacted as teams through team emails in the next few weeks:

(Perfect Blend, Average Joes, All Mesh, Pylons, Pass it, Stars etc.)

Note: Please use the following map for entering/exiting the French Palace Gym at Franco Cite School...

Please park on the East side of the school (Ball Diamond) and enter door C111 (Click here for aerial photo and diagram)

 

OBBHA News Alerts!

Check out the renewed website www.obbha.ca for updates in News/Articles links and the ever popular Game Recaps and Twitter posts JohnStruthers@OBBHAhotline every Game Night…6 nights a week! (Friday is date night…)

Plus starting on Opening Nights Week September 5 through 11: Instagram to show off the Highlight of the Night!

Note: All league games will be played in the French Palace (no Blue Zone Gym games except for the XMAS Classic tournament on December 16th this year). 

 

 

So the OBBHA line-up looks like this!!

 

YOUTH LEAGUES

 

Saturday:

 

Youth: 9am to Noon. Contact Jason Prevost This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

4 on 4 ADULT LEAGUES   

 

$,1,265 + HST $165 = $1,430 total fee

 

Saturday:

 

Noon to 8pm (16 teams in French Palace will run from Noon to 8pm.

 

Sunday:

 

1:00pm to 11:00pm 

A-Div (10 teams) in French Palace

B-Div (10 teams) in French Palace

or one Div with separate A and B play-offs

(Games run from 4-10pm…if more teams join we will add more games earlier so there is no 10pm game. The 1pm through 4pm will also be used for other nights rescheduled matches for Snow Day cancellations, Struts Challenge Series etc.).

*Or a potential Mixed League*

 

Monday

 

6-11pm

A-Div and B-Div (10 teams) in French Palace

 

Tuesday:

 

6-11pm

One Division (4-men’s teams) and One Division (6-women’s teams) in French Palace

 

Wednesday:

 

6-11pm

One Division (10 teams) with separate A and B play-offs in French Palace

 

Thursday:

 

6-11pm

One Division (10 teams) in French Palace

   

Please follow these options on or before Friday, August 25 8:00pm:

-pay full amount online www.obbha.ca using the paypal system (note it only accepts denominations of $1,430 or $130

-all other amounts (like the $520 deposit) should be sent by email transfer to this email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

-anyone who wants to pay cash can make arrangements to meet John in person

 

*Deposit payment of $520 due Friday, August 25, remainder $910 due at first game (works out to $115 + HST $15 = $130 per player based on 10 players + goalie)

$,1,265 + HST $165 = $1,430 total fee

This is for all the 4 on 4 leagues

Note: All new teams must pay online, email transfer or cash for the deposit payment (no cheques)

 

*Finalize team name and jersey colour with John asap
-attachments for your division and team colours will be sent to you in the coming weeks.

-new teams as always receive 11 same coloured OBBHA T-shirts if needed/requested

-Schedules will be posted on the website by Monday, Sept 4th (you will be notified by email with other updated details at that time as well)

OBBHA Leagues start with Opening Night Games on Tuesday, September 5 through Thursday, September 11.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers!

John Struthers

President, OBBHA Adult Leagues

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OBBHA FALL 2017 SESSION DATES

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Saturday Men's League (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • September 9,16,23,30
  • October 14,21,28  (No OBBHA on Oct. 7th - Thanksgiving Long Weekend)
  • November 4,11,18,25
  • December 2,9

Sunday night Men's league (13 games) *Potential Mixed League Sunday Afternoons*

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • September 10,17,24
  • October 1,15,22,29 (No OBBHA on Oct. 8th - Thanksgiving Long Weekend)
  • November 5,12,19,26
  • December 3,10

Monday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • September 11,18,25
  • October 2,16,23,30 (No OBBHA on Oct. 9th - Thanksgiving Long Weekend)
  • November 6,13,20,27
  • December 4,11

Tuesday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • September 5,12,19,26
  • October 3,10,17,24,31
  • November 7,14,21,28

Tuesday night Women's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,300 including HST

  • September 5,12,19,26
  • October 3,10,17,24,31
  • November 7,14,21,28

Wednesday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • September 6,13,20,27
  • October 4,11,18,25
  • November 1,8,15,22,29

Thursday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • September 7,14,21,28
  • October 5,12,19,26 (No OBBHA on Oct. 19th? - Parent/Teacher night)
  • November 2,9,16,23,30
  • December 7?

 

 OBBHA WINTER 2018 SESSION DATES

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Saturday Men's League (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • January 13,20,27
  • February 3,10,24 (No OBBHA on Feb. 17th - Family Day Long Weekend)
  • March 3, 24, (No OBBHA on March 10 & 17th - School closed for March Break)
  • April 7,14,17*, 21, 28 (No OBBHA on March 31 - Easter Weekend)
  • *Denotes a Tuesday night game

Sunday night Men's league (13 games) *Potential Mixed League Sunday Afternoons*

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • January 14,21,28
  • February 4,11,25 (No OBBHA on Feb. 18th - Family Day Long Weekend)
  • March 4, 25 (No OBBHA on March 11 & 18th - School closed for March Break)
  • April 8, 15,18* 22,29 (No OBBHA on April 1 - Easter Weekend)
  • *Denotes a Wednesday night game

Monday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • January 8,15,22,29
  • February 5,12,26 (No OBBHA on Feb. 19th - Family Day Long Weekend)
  • March 5,19,26 (No OBBHA on March 12th - March Break)
  • April 9,16,23 (No OBBHA on April 2 - Easter Monday)

Tuesday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • January 9,16,23,30
  • February 6,13,20,27
  • March 6,20,27 (No OBBHA on March 13th - March Break)
  • April 3,10

Tuesday night Women's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,300 including HST

  • January 9,16,23,30
  • February 6,13,20,27
  • March 6,20,27 (No OBBHA on March 13th - March Break)
  • April 3,10

Wednesday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • January 10,17,24,31
  • February 7,14,21,28
  • March 7,21,28 (No OBBHA on March 14th - March Break)
  • April 4,11

Thursday night Men's league (13 games)

Cost: $1,265 + $165 (HST) = $1,430$ per team or $115 + $15 (HST) =$130 per individual (with 11 players)

  • January 11,18 (No OBBHA on Jan 25th? - school activity)
  • February 1,8,15,22
  • March 8,29 (No OBBHA on March 1 - School Science Fair /  March 15th - March Break &  March 22 - Parent/Teacher night)
  • April 5,10*,12,19,26

*Denote a Tuesday Night game

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OBBHA SHORT SPRING 2018 SESSION DATES

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Saturday Afternoon/Tuesday Night Men's League (10 games) 

Cost: $983 + $127(HST) = $1,110$ per team or $89 + $11 (HST) =$100 per individual (with 11 players)
  • May 5, 8*,12,15*,22*,26,29* (No OBBHA on May 19th - Victoria Day Long Weekend)
  • June 2,9,16
  • *Denotes a Tuesday night game

Sunday/Wednesday Night Men's league (10 games)

Cost: $983 + $127(HST) = $1,110$ per team or $89 + $11 (HST) =$100 per individual (with 11 players)

  • May 3*,6,10*,13,17*,24*,27 (No OBBHA on May 20 - Victoria Day Long Weekend)
  • June 3,10,17
  • *Denotes a Wednesday night game

Monday/Thursday Night Men's league (10 games)

Cost: $983 + $127(HST) = $1,110$ per team or $89 + $11 (HST) =$100 per individual (with 11 players) 
  • April 30
  • May 3*,7, 10*,14, 17*, 24*,28,31* (No OBBHA on May 21 - Victoria Day Long Weekend)
  • June 4,
  • *Denotes a Thursday night game

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