WOMEN'S LEAGUE

Much momentum for a Thursday division at this point :
Sunday is still an option....but so far Thursday nights has all the interest for a potential 6 team league to augment the now full 6-team Tuesday division
 
For Thursday:
-at this point we have strong interest from 3 teams
(Boomers, Sonics and Silver Bullets..and some individuals that can join a team or that we can form a team with)
We would like to stress that the intent is to have a fun time like we do on the Terrific Tuesday Women's night with the 6-teams there.
So this is not a competitive division. 
In fact we will promote the lending of players back and forth if one team is too weak one night or short for whatever reason (weather/work etc.)
We still have those hours for Sunday afternoon if those really competitive teams want to play one another then.
Our long term goal is to help grow the women's game for the Vanier league with our gym leagues to develop the skills of new and seasoned players....and perhaps do future cross over games between the OBBHA Tuesday and Thurs divisions in our every popular "OBBHA Struts Challenge Series" we do with the men from time to time.
 
Once again its great to see that we can at least start something for Thursday nights!
-remember we started the Tuesday league with 2 1/2 teams and now its a roaring fun time!
 
Let me know asap if any other individuals or teams want to join in on the fun!
Cheers!
John Struthers
President., OBBHA
 
 
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A quick update!

 

-we capped the Fall Women's Terrific Tuesday league at 6 teams

(no full teams came forward to make it more...so we placed the 4 men's teams for those 2 hours that wanted back again)

-we still have 6 individuals plus a goalie looking to play Tuesdays

(those individuals now have another potential option...see below!)

 

Breaking news today is the Patro women's league has folded

-so we will be offering more women's hours on Thursday nights for 4 to 6 teams (between 6-11pm)

 -and/or Sunday afternoons for 4 to 6 teams (between 1-4pm)

*whichever is most convenient for the potentially interested players/teams

and for those players on our waiting list I mentioned above or even someone who would like to play more than just Tuesdays!

 

Please let me know asap This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if your team, group of players or an individual is interested in these new hours we are offering for another women's division.

-we would build teams from enough individuals/groups as well should full teams not join  

We don't have everyone's email so please forward this email on to as many folks as possible so we help grow the women's game! (your friends, other leagues, teams etc.)

 

Dates are below: (so need to know committed teams/players asap to make it happen)

-cost is $1300 per team ($130 off $1430 standard cost as an incentive to join)

(9 runners plus goalie: 10 players X $130 = $1300)

-individuals pay $130

 

Thursday night Women's league (13 games) 

Cost: $1,300 including HST

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

Sunday Afternoon Women's league (13 games) 

Cost: $1,300 including HST

  • 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

 

Cheers!

John Struthers

President, OBBHA

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FALL 2017 SPECIFICS!

 

Terrific Tuesday Women's League dates are posted on the website with the first game on Tuesday, September 5

-more games as requested!

-a 13 game schedule up from 10 games(so the cost went up as agreed upon with the team captains)

Hello Past and Present Team Captains, interested individuals and those of you who follow the action www.obbha.ca  in the Game Recaps, Twitter and now Instagram!

The French Palace at Franco Cite is Brand Spanking New now after Renovations to your Playing Surface and Change-rooms!

Plus all your games will now be live streamed!!

We are currently organizing the men's leagues and have over 50 teams that start up Sept 5 through 11

-we can continue with 6 team spots for the Women's Terrific Tuesday division (potentially more if 2 to 4 more teams join asap....otherwise we will fill it up with a 4 team men's div.

The OBBHA has been committed to growing women's ball hockey.

-we have coached at the provincial and national levels

-we have helped develop elite women's players by integrating players and teams into some of our appropriate men's leagues

-created women's leagues in the OBBHA

In the interest of growing women's ball hockey at the grass roots level, we started a rec-level Tuesday league 2 years that had 3 teams in the Fall and then 4 in the Winter (the year before it was open to A-Div teams, but now we have moved that group into our men's divisions as noted above)

-for the 2nd year in a row we look to offer at least a 6 team rec-level league

-we can grow from there in the future should any more teams want to play on Sunday afternoons as well (from 1pm to 4pm....so another 6 teams) *or develop a mixed league*

However at this point in time we will focus on the Tuesday Night Division and go with 6 teams.

Please contact John Struthers (Struts) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap if you would like to have your team play again:

-the Team League Fee is $1,300 (including HST and still at the reduced rate to attract and grow women's ball hockey)

-please have at least a $300 deposit by September 1 at the latest (or full payment if feasible)

-the balance would be due at the first game on September 5

-email transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or cash at first game

-there is a Paypal option on the website www.obbha.ca ....but you must register online to get to this option

-A team captain notice via email will go out once the schedule is posted online in September

*New 2017*

·         Slap shots are not allowed (see next note below)...

·         Any stick above the waist for wind up, “follow-through” will result in loss of possession. (if a player does this multiple times he/she will be warned that the next time a penalty shot will be awarded).

·         Regular hockey sticks are permitted. However for the French Palace Gym there is a white tape policy. The stick must have a full wrap of white tape from heel to toe so that none of the bottom of the stick is exposed (no longer acceptable is just the strip along the bottom)

*With the newly renovated venue this will be strictly enforced*

Individual players:

-some of you already reached out to me this month, so I will see what the landscape is over the next couple of weeks and then get back to you as promised

-if you have not been in touch with me, please do so now so I can add you to the list

Cheers!

John Struthers

President, OBBHA

 

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Winter 2017 Terrific Tuesday Division Team Captains have been contacted regarding Registering their teams.
-with first games on Tuesday, January 17
-any more interested women's teams or individuals contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about playing
On Sundays starting January 22 (or any Sunday after that) any overflow from Terrific Tuesdays would be welcome to form another Women's Division
 -we would start playing from 3-4pm on Sunday's then place more games earlier (2-3pm and 1-2pm) as teams/individuals join.
 

Dooly’s is happy to announce a Partnership with the OBBHA!

 

This year get your Key Tags from your captain and keep the game going after the last whistle at Dooly’s! Bring the team in to Dooly’s after the game and show your Key Tag to get

FREE FOOD and FREE POOL. 

From Sunday-Thursday and (Saturday until 7pm), when 3 or more teammates come in to Dooly’s and show their Key Tag you will get 1 Free App and a Free Hour of Pool and when 6 or more teammates come in, double down with 2 Free Apps and a Free Hour of Pool!

 

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The Women's Tuesday Night League is now full with 6 teams!
-great to see everyone really into it!
-if any team captain needs a player or two top up their roster, please contact me asap as we have short list of players who would like to join up with a team
 
The Team league fee is $1,000 (including HST and still at the reduced rate to attract and grow women's ball hockey)
-please have at least a $300 deposit by September 20 (or full payment if feasible)
-the balance would be due at the first game on October 4
-there is a paypal option on the website www.obbha.ca ....but you must register online to get to this option
*Remember you must have a strip of white tape on your sticks (from heel to toe covering the bottom of your stick to help protect the gym floor from markings)
-A team captain notice via email will go out once the schedule is posted online in September
 
Should more teams be interested....
-we can offer another women's league for 4 teams on Sundays, starting October 2nd
-game start times would TBD 1pm & 2pm or 2pm & 3pm
-during this Fall Session, we will survey the Tuesday league to see if there would be interest for inter-league play or a meshing of Tuesday and Sunday play....but for the Fall we will keep them separate as there may not be enough interest for the Sunday option.
-we just wanted to offer it to help women find a place to play even though Tuesday is full for teams

 

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FALL 2016 SPECIFICS ARE BELOW!

-Tuesday Women's League dates are posted on the website with the first game on Tuesday, October 4

 

Hello Past and Present Team Captains, interested individuals and those of you who follow the action in the Game Recaps, Twitter and now Instagram!
 
What a summer!
And now Fall OBBHA Tuesday Night Women's ball hockey that starts up Oct 4th.
 
For those of you reading out loud to someone....take a deep breath as here comes all the information in one big booming slap-shot!
 
We are currently organizing the men's leagues and have over 50 teams that start up Sept 10 through 15
-we have capped the Tuesday men's league at 4 teams (we could have had more) so we can open up 6 team spots for the Women's Tuesday division
 
The OBBHA has been committed to growing women's ball hockey.
-we have coached at the provincial and national levels
-we have helped develop elite women's players by integrating players and teams into some of our appropriate men's leagues
-created women's leagues at the OBBHA
 
In the interest of growing women's ball hockey at the grass roots level, we started a rec-level Tuesday league last year that had 3 teams in the Fall and then 4 in the Winter (the year before it was open to A-Div teams, but now we have moved that group into our men's divisions as noted above)
-now we look to offer a 6 team rec-level league
-we can grow from there in the future should any more teams want to play on Sunday afternoons as well (from 1pm to 4pm....so another 6 teams)
 
However at this point in time we will focus on the Tuesday Night Division and go with 6 teams.
-at the moment we have following 5 teams committed
Ninjas Team #1
Ninjas Team #2 (still looking for 3 more players)
Killer Bees
Shelina Jamal (close to a full team)
Boomers
6?

 

Note:

Shelina Jamal’s Team: 7 of 10 games must be 6,7,8pm games (so only 3 9pm or 10pm games on the second Tuesday of every month)

Ninjas Team #1 would like the same as above

Ninjas Team #2 would need all games 6,7,8pm  

 
This leaves only one team spot remaining for the Tuesday Night league
(during the session we can survey this league about adding Sunday afternoon games should more teams want to join and perhaps do a balanced schedule for both days....but let's not get ahead of ourselves as this is something we just wanted to share with you as a future option for the Winter Session that starts in late January).

 

Update on other teams that may take that last  team spots:
 
Hades Goddesses captain cannot play this Fall
-there may be some players interested in playing
-we have asked Elise Fournier to contact the team to see where they are at
 
Kate Richer has team that may be interested
 
Indies:
-last year they had attendance problems and no goalie
-so we look to have them join forces with another team
-any Indies from last year should touch base with me should you wish to play again this Fall
 
Individual players:
-some of you already reached out to me this month, so I will see what the landscape is over the next couple of weeks and then get back to you as promised
-if you have not been in touch with me, please do so now so I can add you to the list
 
So this is where we are at!
I will touch base with everyone in September once I hear from everyone or get that last team placed in the division.

Cheers!

John Struthers

President, OBBHA

 

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Hello Adult Women ball hockey Players: Winter Update...

We now have a 4-team league for the Winter! Welcome back Boomers!

-please contact John Struthers as an individual or a group of players to join the excellent run and fun!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-761-3106

All games will be Tuesday Nights at 6:30pm or 7:30pm

-cost is $100 per player including HST

Here are the dates:

Tuesday night Women's league (10 games)

  • January 19,26
  • February 2,9,16,23
  • March 1,8,22,29

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Where are the games played?

All the games are played on one of Franco-Cite High School's 3 gyms on Smyth Road (Beside the Ottawa Hospital)

Use back entrance (between football field and new gym)

View map.

What does a player have to wear?

  1. C.S.A. approved helmet (full face protector optional)*
  2. Hockey gloves
  3. Shin pads (Ice Hockey or Soccer)*
  4. Running shoes
  5. Hockey stick (wood,plastic or composite)
  6. *Elbow pads
  7. *Athletic support

*Highly recommended but not mandatory)