This weekend, the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation (OBHF) will be hosting their Men’s Masters A & B (40+) Provincials in New Tecumseth, Ontario. As the sport of ball hockey continues to grow, the talent in the Masters’ Division has evolved right along with it. These gentlemen may be 40+ but they are no slouches on the floor.
The OBHF Men’s Masters A & B (40+) Provincials came to fruition in 2013. The OBHF ran with just an A Division until 2015 when the demand was such that they added a B Division. Past Masters Champions include:
|2017||Masters A||Barrie Flyers||Masters B||Thornhill Vets|
|2016||Masters A||Halton Leafs||Masters B||Thornhill Vets|
|2015||Masters A||Barrie C4||Masters B||New Tecumseth|
|2014||Masters A||Toronto Wolfpak|
|2013||Masters A||Toronto Wolfpak|
This year, the A Division has grown to seven teams, which includes the returning champions, Halton Leafs (2016) and Barrie Flyers (2017). Rounding out the A Division includes:
- Barrie Flyers
- Ottawa Capitals
- York Express
- Tshirtgang Titans
- Toronto Leafs
- New Tecumseth Xtreme
- Halton Leafs
We expect that the Barrie Flyers will be itching to repeat as champions however, with strong programs like the Halton Leafs, York Express, and New Tecumseth in the mix, anything can happen.
The B Division has been owned by the Thornhill Vets for the past two years, and it’s tough to see anyone dislodging them from the top spot. There is an impressive list of teams looking to unseat the Vets this year. The B Division features:
- New Tecumseth Xtreme
- Thornhill Vets
- Hamilton Stars
- Withrow Park Knights
- Oakville Knights
- Windsor All Stars
As we mentioned, you can expect the Thornhill Vets to be looking for a threepeat however, the host New Tecumseth Xtreme will have something to say about that and will be in the hunt to take home the B Division crown.
Games kick off Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. The A Division Schedule can be found HERE, and the B Division Schedule is HERE. All games will be played at the New Tecumseth Rec Centre – 7300 Industrial Parkway in Allison, ON.
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