What is Ball Hockey?
Ball hockey is the ultimate spring sport for any hockey fan. It brings the excitement of the sport of hockey to our arenas in the springtime. The game is played on the cement surface once the ice has been taken out of rinks. The rules are generally the same as per Ice Hockey, with a few exceptions.
When does the season Start and End?
Our season is dependent on when the ice is taken out of the hockey arenas. The season typically starts in March around spring break with player assessments. Regular games start in early April and run until early June, followed by our playoffs. The winning team from each division will represent TCMBHA at the Provincials which is over the July 1st long weekend.
When will practices and games be?
Players won't get their schedules until the teams are formed sometime shortly after Spring Break in March or early April. The schedules and floor times are allocated based on the amount of teams formed in each division.
Are there Female Only Teams?
Yes, we are in the process of developing a female only program with U13, U17 and U20 Divisions. Female players will have the opportunity to play in co-ed or female only teams (make your selection when registering). Information: https://tcmbha.com/content/female-hockey
Email us at info@TCMBHA.com if you have further questions or go to https://www.tcmbha.com/content/registration for more information. Please spread the word that girls are highly encouraged to join.
Can friends play together or can a request be made for Car Pooling purposes?
The league has over 300 players and has developed a very good draft process to ensure the teams are as balanced as possible. Ball Hockey, similar to most sports do not take requests.
Can I request that my child play for a specific coach?
You cannot make a coach request, Ball Hockey is similar to most sports and does not take requests.
How are teams chosen?
The teams are drafted by the coaches. We have a very sophisticated computer program to aid us with the draft process. All the players are assessed and given a rating and the coaches in turn will pick their players. Every coach is given the same information regarding the players ranking and any special requests are also shared. The draft is done with all the coaches, the division lead and one or two draft moderators to ensure the teams are balanced. The draft process takes an average of 2 - 4 hours.
Will family be placed on the same team?
Family and Siblings that are in the same division will also be placed on the same team. We can not put siblings on the same team if they are not in the same division.
How many Players are on a Team?
Depending on the division there are usually 14 - 18 players per team, including the goalie. We try to have larger rosters for the higher divisions due to work and school commitments which often leads to lower attendance rate.
Roster Size Ideally
Roster Size: 14 - 16 Including Goalie - U9, U11, U13, U14 Female, U15, U17 Female, U17
Roster Size: 15 - 18 Including Goalie - U20 Female, U20, U22
Where are Practices and Games?
Practices and Home Games will be at one of these Arena's:
Port Coquitlam Community Centre - https://goo.gl/maps/TN47n59NwmP8RumW8
Poirier Forum - https://goo.gl/maps/EwX1DbJfMpLHNu6J7
Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex - https://goo.gl/maps/btGkWA6q48UcBEZx5
Port Moody Recreation Complex - https://goo.gl/maps/vmkbBzJd6N8m9AeW8
Away Games will be in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Delta or Richmond