The Surrey Minor Ball Hockey Association was established in 1990 and will be celebrating its 24th Anniversary this upcoming season. Our league has grown and during our last season we had 7 Division and over 60 teams for kids aged 4 to 18.
We play under the rules of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA), and there is no body checking. Our league is co-ed, and kids of all skill levels who are willing to give (all they've got÷ will enjoy playing here.
The 2013 season was exciting; our Junior team was the best in the province, winning a hard fought gold medal game, and our Pups brought home a bronze medal. More importantly we had great divisional play and all players improved their skill, fitness, and were part of the closest season we've ever had in our league standings.
Minor Ball Hockey in Surrey is 100% volunteer run. Our league has grown tremendously over the last few years, and we are always looking for assistance from off season planning through to score keeping, managing teams, and of course, coaching. If you can offer anything from a few hours or more, you can be part of the fastest growing game in BC. If you are interested in volunteering please send your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014 season will start in late March and the season will run through to the end of June. Registration begins in mid-December, and we encourage you to sign up early to ensure you aren't disappointed. Registration details will be on our website by early December. Our season typically has 16 games, with games being played throughout the week. We make every effort to make the games on a consistent week night(s) each week.
We play the majority of our games in Surrey. Our (home rinks÷ are the Newton Arena, the North Surrey Rec Center Arenas, and the Cloverdale Arena. We also play some games against teams in neighbouring associations following the rules of the CBHA.
-Newton Arena - 7120 - 136a Street
-North Surrey Arenas - 10275 - 135 Street
-Cloverdale Arena - 6090 - 176 Street
The following is a list of mandatory and recommended equipment for ball hockey:
-Pair of running shoes (surface is a smooth concrete floor)
-C.S.A. approved Helmet with full cage face mask
-Hockey stick (plastic blade sticks are not allowed)
-Groin protection (Boys and girls)
-Soccer/ball hockey shin guards
-Goalies wear full equipment, including a CSA approved mask
-Water bottle a it gets hot and it is a fast paced sport
Our league is about more than goals and assists; demanding good sportsmanship and fostering fair play develops more than just ball hockey skills. We believe we are developing skills and habits that will benefit our kids in sport and in life. Our league motto is (All it takes is all you've got÷. If your child is willing to bring their best effort we're sure they will develop their hockey skills and have a great time as part of the Surrey Minor Ball Hockey Association.
On behalf of our league Executive, we look forward to seeing you at the rink!
Surrey Minor Ball Hockey