The Armenian Ball Hockey Classic is an annual ball hockey tournament that is truly ONE OF A KIND. Simply put, it’s the only ball hockey tournament in the entire world specifically for the Armenian community. Hockey is as Canadian as it gets, and we wanted to give the Canadian-Armenian community the chance have their own grandiose hockey event!
It’s a recreational tournament which means players of all skill levels and ages can participate.
It’s a two day event and our goal is to offer everyone an enjoyable weekend experience. Our tournament is well organized. Each team plays at least 3 games with referees present and stats recorded each game. In between, we’ve got food, beverages, raffles, games, a BBQ, music playing, as well as seats for spectators. The school venue is transformed for the weekend. The gym is decorated with banners and redesigned into a hockey-themed rink, while the outside hallway is complete with mural walls and additional decor. Hundreds of pictures and videos are taken and we release entertaining videos on each year’s tournament. Finally the event serves as a fundraiser for our AGBU sports program.
Bottom line, once a year, the Armenian Ball Hockey Classic offers our community members the chance to play in an awesome 4 on 4 ball hockey tournament in a fun, friendly and festive setting that combines sports and community. We can confidently say you won’t find an event like this anywhere else!
We encourage all players to register right away to help us plan and accommodate you. The final day to register is Sunday April 26.
The teams and the schedule will be released online 2-3 days before the tournament
The tournament is open to anyone who has a connection to the Armenian community.
We are targeting people who are part of our community. This means :
- You are of Armenian descent (ex at least one of your grandparents is)
- You are married to someone of Armenian decent
- Someone in your family (brother, sister) is married to an Armenian
- Your kids attend Armenian schools or programs
- Your kids participate in activities in an Armenian organization
- You participate in activities in an Armenian organization
- You are an active supporter of Armenian events with your time or financially
Exceptionally for goalies, any goalie can play but they need to bring their own equipment.
Each game consists of 2 periods of 15 minutes.
For security reasons, only sticks with a plastic blade are permitted.
Players are encouraged to bring their own sticks but the tournament organizers will also be providing sticks to players.
During the last three years, over 120 different players have played in this tournament!
We’ve set a big goal for 2020 : we are aiming for 10 teams and 100 players!
To get there, we need you! Sign up, bring a friend and enjoy this awesome weekend 🙂
For security reasons, to play in the main tournament, you must be at least 17 years old.
However, this year, as we continue to grow the tournament, there will be special games in two new categories :
- Youth (ages 6-16) : on Saturday May 2 from 12 pm to 2 pm
- Women (ages 16+) : on Sunday May 3 from 10 am to 11 am
To play in the youth or women categories, you must still sign up on our website using the registration form before the deadline of April 26th. The cost to play in these categories is 5$ per player. These games are obviously of friendly nature 🙂 We’re not expecting pros, it’s simply an opportunity to be part of the weekend event 👍
So basically, for both men and women, starting from the age of 6 years old, the Armenian Ball Hockey Classic offers you the chance to have a fun weekend experience!