3 x 3 XMAS Classic

11th Annual XMAS Classic Tournament

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00am to 6:30pm
OBBHA Gyms and Rules www.obbha.ca

Max roster of 7 players including the goalie (so two lines of 3 plus goalie)
3 round robin games and guaranteed a 4th game or more (play-offs).
30-minute games
$245 cash (only hand to John) or email transfer to [email protected]

Note that the OBBHA will be providing a strip of White Velcro for the players stick for each and every game played. Players must replace the White Velcro strip for every game…a very easy process that takes 5-seconds.

REGISTER HERE

Payment due by December 1st

(works out to $35 per player including HST)
Helmet and gloves are mandatory

The tournament is set-up for a max of 20 teams…..

Hurry! Email John or tell him personally asap to secure a team spot

– Teams have already secured their spot by paying as tournament posted on website earlier this year as it always sells out fast!

– Then register team online www.obbha.ca asap and pay prior to Dec 1st

– Tournament will be capped at 20 teams, the tournament format will ensure there are 4 over-all winners (like every year)

– Over the last few years we opened up the tournament to the women’s teams too…so we can accommodate 4 to 8 teams in the women’s and 12-16 for the Men.

– So after the three round robin games your team will be put into the play-off pool that best represents that skill level

Thanks to those who have paid already.
– If you have not paid, please come to the OBBHA gyms (see map on website) and pay John Struthers in person or electronically as optioned above.
– You can come in on Saturdays through Thursday (see league schedules for hours John will be there)
– Make sure you register your team online asap and then make the $245 cash or online payment to ensure you participation

The tournament is organized to maximize your exercise and fun. Hence the 7 player including goalie max roster rule.
Survival of the fittest as you play 30-minute games of the non-stop action OBBHA style of play (same rules you see on website).

OBBHA has 2 gyms that you will be playing your games in.There is a Velcro on the stick policy rule that is strictly enforced for the 2 wood floor surfaces. Again we will be providing this as stated above.

And note that shots must be waist or lower and include the follow-through (not shoulder as in previous years)

  • Slap shots are not allowed (see next note below)…*New Spring 2017
  • Any stick above the waist for wind up, follow throughs will result in loss of possession. (if a player does this multiple times he will be warned that the next time a penalty shot will be awarded).
  • High sticking the ball over the shoulder (not waist) is a penalty shot…and the play is whistled dead immediately on contact with the ball
  • Penalties = Standard hockey infractions will result in a quick whistle for change of possession (6 feet is awarded between ball and oponents stick before play is whistled in)
  • Half-court is given after a goal
  • To start a game or period or after a goal is scored, the designated team takes the ball behind their own net and waits for the Game Manager to whistle the `game on`. The defending team must be on their own side of the centre line until the play is whistled for `game on`. At this point the defending team may cross the centre line to forecheck and the offensive team can pass, shoot or run with the ball. The play is live on the whistle!
  • Regular hockey sticks are permitted. However for the French Palace gym (wood floor), there is a White Velcro policy. The stick must have a full strip of White Velcro from heel to toe so that none of the bottom of the stick is exposed …*New Fall 2017 and built into the Winter 2018 cost per player/team as this strip of Velcro will be made available by the OBBHA at every game as it is a mandatory requirement. This is not required for the Blue Gym for tournaments which has a rubberized floor.
  • An orange ball is used…water-filled for the Xmas Classic tournament for less bounce (all gyms) and now used in the French Palace for any league play for better ball control skills on the bigger surface.

Every year the tournament is loaded with fun so we are looking forward to once again as is tradition….another day of exciting ball hockey and lots of laughs!

Cheers!

John Struthers/Trevor Polk and your OBBHA Friends and Staff

10th Annual XMAS Classic Tournament

Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:00am to 6:30pm
OBBHA Gyms and Rules www.obbha.ca

Max roster of 7 players including the goalie (so two lines of 3 plus goalie)
3 round robin games and guaranteed a 4th game or more (play-offs).
30-minute games
$245 cash (only hand to John) or email transfer to [email protected]

Note that the OBBHA will be providing a strip of White Velcro for the players stick for each and every game played. Players must replace the White Velcro strip for every game…a very easy process that takes 5-seconds.

 

2018 XMas Results

Women Champs – Helles Belles

A Champions – French Connection

B Champions – Clutch Oven

C Champions – Badgers

D Champions – Orangeville

Congrats

REGISTER HERE

Payment due by December 1st

(works out to $35 per player including HST)
Helmet and gloves are mandatory

The tournament is set-up for a max of 20 teams…..

Hurry! Email John or tell him personally asap to secure a team spot

– Teams have already secured their spot by paying as tournament posted on website earlier this year as it always sells out fast!

– Then register team online www.obbha.ca asap and pay prior to Dec 1st

– Tournament will be capped at 20 teams, the tournament format will ensure there are 4 over-all winners (like every year)

– Last year we opened up the tournament to the women’s teams too…so we can accommodate 4 to 8 teams in the women’s and 12-16 for the Men.

– So after the three round robin games your team will be put into the play-off pool that best represents that skill level

Thanks to those who have paid already.
– If you have not paid, please come to the OBBHA gyms (see map on website) and pay John Struthers in person or electronically as optioned above.
– You can come in on Saturdays through Thursday (see league schedules for hours John will be there)
– Make sure you register your team online asap and then make the $245 cash or online payment to ensure you participation

The tournament is organized to maximize your exercise and fun. Hence the 7 player including goalie max roster rule.
Survival of the fittest as you play 30-minute games of the non-stop action OBBHA style of play (same rules you see on website).

OBBHA has 2 gyms that you will be playing your games in.There is a Velcro on the stick policy rule that is strictly enforced for the 2 wood floor surfaces. Again we will be providing this as stated above.

And note that shots must be waist or lower and include the follow-through (not shoulder as in previous years)

  • Slap shots are not allowed (see next note below)…*New Spring 2017
  • Any stick above the waist for wind up, follow throughs will result in loss of possession. (if a player does this multiple times he will be warned that the next time a penalty shot will be awarded).
  • High sticking the ball over the shoulder (not waist) is a penalty shot…and the play is whistled dead immediately on contact with the ball
  • Penalties = Standard hockey infractions will result in a quick whistle for change of possession (6 feet is awarded between ball and oponents stick before play is whistled in)
  • Half-court is given after a goal
  • To start a game or period or after a goal is scored, the designated team takes the ball behind their own net and waits for the Game Manager to whistle the `game on`. The defending team must be on their own side of the centre line until the play is whistled for `game on`. At this point the defending team may cross the centre line to forecheck and the offensive team can pass, shoot or run with the ball. The play is live on the whistle!
  • Regular hockey sticks are permitted. However for the French Palace gym (wood floor), there is a White Velcro policy. The stick must have a full strip of White Velcro from heel to toe so that none of the bottom of the stick is exposed …*New Fall 2017 and built into the Winter 2018 cost per player/team as this strip of Velcro will be made available by the OBBHA at every game as it is a mandatory requirement. This is not required for the Blue Gym for tournaments which has a rubberized floor.
  • An orange ball is used…water-filled for the Xmas Classic tournament for less bounce (all gyms) and now used in the French Palace for any league play for better ball control skills on the bigger surface.

Looking forward to once again as is tradition….another day of exciting ball hockey and lots of laughs!

Cheers!

John Struthers/Trevor Polk and your OBBHA Friends and Staff

 

9th Annual XMAS Classic Tournament

See results and winning pics below
XMAS Classic schedule and results

XMAS Classic Standings

XMAS Classic Live Streaming

(We appologize in advance for only having Gym 2 games available )

Congrats to our Champions !!!

 

Women Champs – The Flying Elbows

D Champions – Kingsmen

C Champions – Aussies

B Champions – Good Canadian Kids

A Champions – French Connection

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Reminder to let us know if you are in the tournament asap

– Payment due Dec 2
– Thanks to the 16 teams that are in so far
– If we are less than 24 teams we will tweak the format (not the guaranteed games each team plays) to ensure multiple winners as always

Once Dec 2nd rolls around we will finalize the divisions and send all the details!

Note: Once again Nathalie Girouard will be the tournaments Master Chef and amazing home made food at amazing prices will be available.Its a fund-raiser for her as she is Team Canada’s Women’s goalie for the World Championships in Bermuda next September

Please also note: Jason Prevost (your OBBHA Xmas Classic Tournament Director) and Claude Turmelle (on the Ottawa Blues for the Xmas Classic) will be our Men’s Team Canada representatives at those same World Championships (simple hand-shakes will do!)

Cheers!

John Struthers/Trevor Polk and your OBBHA Friends and Staff

9th Annual XMAS Classic Tournament 

Saturday, December 16, 2017
8:00am to 7:00pm
OBBHA Gyms and Rules www.obbha.ca

Max roster of 7 players including the goalie (so two lines of 3 plus goalie)
3 round robin games and guaranteed a 4th game or more (play-offs).
30-minute games
$245 cash (only hand to John) or email transfer to [email protected]
Note an increase this year due to the fact that the OBBHA will be providing a strip of White Velcro for the players stick for each and every game played. Players must replace the White Velcro strip for every game…a very easy process that takes 5-seconds.

REGISTER HERE

 

Payment due by December 2nd

(works out to $35 per player including HST)
Helmet and gloves are mandatory

The tournament is set-up for a max of 24 teams…..

Hurry! Email John or tell him personally asap to secure a team spot

– 11 teams have already secured their spot by paying as tournament posted on website earlier this year as it always sells out fast!

– Then register team online www.obbha.ca asap and pay prior to Dec 2nd

– Tournament will be capped at 24 teams, the tournament format will ensure there are 4 over-all winners (like every year)

– Last year we opened up the tournament to the women’s teams too…so we can accommodate 4 to 8 teams in the women’s and 12-16 for the Men.

– So after the three round robin games your team will be put into the play-off pool that best represents that skill level

Thanks to those who have paid already.
– This is our first email out to everyone….current tournament registration teams noticed the website posting and signed up (11 teams)
– If you have not paid, please come to the OBBHA gyms (see map on website) and pay John Struthers in person or electronically as optioned above.
– You can come in on Saturdays through Thursday (see league schedules for hours John will be there)
– Make sure you register your team online asap and then make the $245 cash or online payment to ensure you participation

The tournament is organized to maximize your exercise and fun. Hence the 7 player including goalie max roster rule.
Survival of the fittest as you play 30-minute games of the non-stop action OBBHA style of play (same rules you see on website).

OBBHA has 2 gyms that you will be playing your games in.There is a Velcro on the stick policy rule that is strictly enforced for the 2 wood floor surfaces. Again we will be providing this as stated above.

And note that shots must be waist or lower and include the follow-through (not shoulder as in previous years)

  • Slap shots are not allowed (see next note below)…*New Spring 2017
  • Any stick above the waist for wind up, follow throughs will result in loss of possession. (if a player does this multiple times he will be warned that the next time a penalty shot will be awarded).
  • High sticking the ball over the shoulder (not waist) is a penalty shot…and the play is whistled dead immediately on contact with the ball
  • Penalties = Standard hockey infractions will result in a quick whistle for change of possession (6 feet is awarded between ball and oponents stick before play is whistled in)
  • Half-court is given after a goal
  • To start a game or period or after a goal is scored, the designated team takes the ball behind their own net and waits for the Game Manager to whistle the `game on`. The defending team must be on their own side of the centre line until the play is whistled for `game on`. At this point the defending team may cross the centre line to forecheck and the offensive team can pass, shoot or run with the ball. The play is live on the whistle!
  • Regular hockey sticks are permitted. However for the French Palace gym (wood floor), there is a White Velcro policy. The stick must have a full strip of White Velcro from heel to toe so that none of the bottom of the stick is exposed …*New Fall 2017 and built into the Winter 2018 cost per player/team as this strip of Velcro will be made available by the OBBHA at every game as it is a mandatory requirement. This is not required for the Blue Gym for tournaments which has a rubberized floor.
  • An orange ball is used…water-filled for the Xmas Classic tournament for less bounce (all gyms) and now used in the French Palace for any league play for better ball control skills on the bigger surface.

Looking forward to once again as is tradition….another day of exciting ball hockey and lots of laughs!

Cheers!

John Struthers and your OBBHA Friends and Staff

 

8th Annual XMAS Classic Tournament

Congrats to all that took part in this year edition of the Classic. 3 of 4 finals went to a shoot out….. Wild stuff.

2016 Schedule and results Group Stage

2016 Knock out Stage

Rust Finals

Grey Jays 4 : 3 Killer Beez

Bronze Finals

Kingsmen 9 8 Buzz Kills

Silver Finals

Avengers 5 : 3 Orangeville

Gold Finals

Ottawa Blues 6 5 Chihuahua Clauses

7th Annual 2015  XMAS Classic Tournament

Congratulations to our 4 champions for the 7th Annual XMAS Classic. Thank you all for participating. All the love you deserve during the Holidays! See you back on January 4th, 2016

XMAS CLASSIC ROUND ROBIN RESULTS

XMAS CLASSIC KNOCKOUT STAGE RESULTS

Rust Champions – The Magnificent 17

Bronze Champions – OT Finest

Silver Champions – Just the Tip

Gold Champions – Secret Santa’s (Aka the Godfathers)

6th Annual XMAS Classic Tournament

Gold Champions – Road

Silver Champions – Ball

Bronze Champions – Flying Squirrel

Rust Champions – Mighty Canaries