A Game for EveryoneBall Hockey: Canada’s True National Sport


The Halifax Minor Ball Hockey League (HMBHL) was founded in 2018 by two life-long ball hockey fans, Charlene Sadler and Louis Brill. Together, they created a place where kids could enjoy the sport that so many of us loved while growing up in Canada-road hockey. While you do not see many kids playing on the roads these days, the HMBHL welcomes children, their parents and care givers and other volunteers to come together to enjoy the great sport of Ball Hockey. Utilizing the Gorsebrook outdoor court in South-end Halifax, the HMBHL conjures up great memories of "our” childhood, playing Canada’s true national sport!

As a league, we will strive to build fitness, self-confidence, leadership, and sportsmanship within all children. Key to this effort will be to ensure the fair and equitable distribution of playing time, and a constant effort to improve each players skill base.

All players will be encouraged to try their best and that effort will be celebrated. No previous experience is required, and players of all ability levels are most welcomed. Our league is a wonderful place for kids who have never played hockey to learn the game. The league believes that participation in ball hockey helps in the development of valuable life skills best gained through sport. Through the teaching of fair play, sportsmanship and respect, the league works towards the development of confident, physically active and healthy children.

The Halifax Minor Ball Hockey League will maintain a high level of personal conduct for all players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators. We expect sportsmanship and we will not tolerate any poor conduct, on or off the court. We shake hands before and after each game and all kids will have a chance to serve as Team Captain for a game.

The HMBHL will strive to create balanced teams where all teams have a realistic chance of being competitive. Note that this is not a perfect system and we will do our best to reach this goal. League officials will establish a process for balancing teams, all participants must agree to abide by our rebalancing decisions in effort to create fun for everyone.

We are grateful that you have signed up for the HMBHL and promise that we will do our best to ensure you and your player has fun.

Thanks, and Game On!

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The Halifax Minor Ball Hockey League is a volunteer organization formed by a small group of people passionate about the game of ball hockey.

Our goal is to create a safe place for all people to enjoy the great sport of ball hockey!Louis Brill