CBHA Releases Host RFP for 2018 ISBHF Junior World Ball Hockey Championship

 

Canadian Ball Hockey Association – OTTAWA, ON, Monday, March 20, 2017 – The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is now accepting bid applications from interested communities across Canada to host the 2018 ISBHF Junior World Championships. The announcement was made during day two of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s Sport Event Congress at Ottawa’s Westin Hotel. Those interested in hosting are required to submit their response by April 21, 2017.

The 2016 Junior World Championships were hosted in Sheffield, UK and featured 18 National teams. The event is held every two years and attracts the top men’s U20 and U18 teams from around the world. Hosting dates for the 2018 Championships are traditionally the end of June or beginning of July.

The ISBHF anticipate 8-10 teams entering in each of the U20 and U18 divisions when the World Junior Championships are hosted in Canada in 2018. This amounts to over 650 Players, Coaches, Support Staff and Referees and with the number of parents and friends attending, the event is estimated to draw 1000-1200 people over the 4-5 day Championship. Venue requirements include a two-pad indoor arena, with a minimum 2500 seat capacity main rink. The 2016 Championships webcasts drew over a quarter-million people.

Interested applicants should visit the following website for more information and the bid guidelines here>>

For any questions about the 2018 ISBHF Junior World Championships and the bid process please contact Laurence Bishop, CBHA Executive Director via email at lbishop@CBHA.com. The CBHA and ISBHF will be attending the 2017 Sport Event Congress and will be happy to discuss this and other CBHA hosting opportunities.

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Canadian Ball Hockey Association

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is a registered non-profit organization. It is officially recognized as the governing body of the sport of ball hockey in Canada by the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) and Hockey Canada. Nine Provincial members belong to the Association including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador. The CBHA hosts three annual National Championships. The 2017 Championships are as follows:

  • National Men's B,C,D and Ladies B - St. John's, NL - July 20-23
  • Junior Nationals - Kitchener, Ontario - July 27 - July 30
  • National Men's and Ladies 'A' and Masters - St. John, New Brunswick - August 7-13

For more information about the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, please visit www.CBHA.com or follow @CanBallHockey.

International Street and Ball Hockey Federation

Founded in 1993, the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation is a registered non-profit organization. It is officially recognized as the governing body of the sport by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with many of its member nations officially recognized by their federal sports agencies.

For more information about the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation, please visit www.ISBHF.com.

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Laurence Bishop

Executive Director - Directeur exécutif

613-815-9610

877-948-6662 Toll-free

lbishop@CBHA.com