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2017 WORLD JUNIOR BREAKOUT STARS

January 8th, 2017—Hamilton,ON—It’s been a few days since Canada lost gold to the Americans in a shootout at the 2017 World Junior Championships.  Everyone in Canada lamented the fact that games, such as the gold medal game in an international tournament, should never be decided by a shootout.  A feeling, I’d imagine, they would not […]

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BALL HOCKEY INVADES ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES

In the U.S., college athletics are a near religion in most of the country.  Basketball, football and baseball games are consumed at a ferocious rate and rival those played in the pros.  In Canada, however, our thirst for sports on the collegiate level is almost non-existent.  There’s tepid interest in the Vanier Cup, which is […]

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2017 WORLD JUNIORS PREVIEW

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  No, I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.  The World Junior tournament has been a Christmas tradition in Canada since the tournament officially started in 1977.  In the early years, the Soviet Union dominated, winning 7 gold medals in the […]

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CHRISTMAS IS A TIME FOR GIVING!

Here at Stick Skillz, we love ball hockey and we love Christmas, which is why we’re launcing The 12 Days of Giveaways!  Beginning December 5th, 2016, we’ll be giving away 1 PRIZE PACK to 1 LUCKY WINNER everyday, for 12 days!  To be eligible, all you have to do is subscribe to The Top Cheddar and […]

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TALENT ON DISPLAY AT CLASH OF THE TITANS

November 28, 2016—St. Catharines, ON—This past weekend, the biggest ball hockey tournament in Ontario took place at the ballhockey.com Athletic Centre in St. Catharines, ON.  Fourteen of the top teams in North America competed for a chance to win $14,000 in cash and to be crown Bauer’s Clash of the Titans Champions. Though the round […]

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THE REASON MITCH MARNER IS THRIVING

    From Stick Skillz Contributor, the4check.com Chalk one up for the little guys, or in this case, little guy.  Mitch Marner stands 6’0 and weighs 170lbs soaking wet.  He’s plays centre and was drafted 4th overall in 2015 by the Leafs.  He was a dynamo in junior, plying his trade with the powerhouse London Knights […]

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ROOKIE HYPE MORE THAN JUST AUSTON MATTHEWS

When it comes to this year’s NHL rookie class, all the talk has been about Matthews, Laine, Marner and Nylander. There’s a good reason for that; Nylander, Laine and Matthews currently sit 1, 2 and 3 in rookie scoring and Mitch Marner isn’t far behind at number 5. There are, however, a couple of other […]

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REBELS LOOKING TO REPEAT AT CLASH OF THE TITANS

 When the ball drops on November 25th, 2016, the Niagara Rebels will be looking to win Clash of the Titans for the third time in four years.  The Brampton Express will be looking to make their third consecutive finals, hoping this is their year to finally take home the top prize.  Heading into the third […]

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WEEKEND OF CHAMPS DELIVERS BIG TIME

St. Catharines, ON—This past weekend, St. Catharines played host to the Weekend of Champs, the final tournament in BHi’s All Ontario Cup.  With 28 teams spread over 3 divisions, the best of the best battled it out for ball hockey supremacy and a championship ring. Intermediate Division The 7-team Intermediate Division was loaded with high-calibre […]

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THE 2016-17 NHL SEASON IS HERE!

The 2016-17 NHL season is finally here, which means it’s time for predictions and looking at the biggest stories of the season.  From Auston Matthews making his NHL debut to the Pittsburgh Penguins starting the season without their captain, there’s plenty of buzz this season.  Here are some of the biggest stories heading into the […]

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