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CBHA Women's Team Canada GM Posting

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General Manager Position- Women’s Team Canada

The 2015 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships are taking place in Zug, Switzerland (June 2015) and the CBHA is currently accepting applications from organized individuals interested in taking on the role of Women’s Team Canada General Manager.

The CBHA and our National Programs have won more World Championships in the 17 year history of the ISBHF than any of the other great nations we compete against.  Gold has been raised 8 times by our Men's and Women's programs and in 2015 Canada is looking for a passionate GM to lead Women’s Team Canada to reclaim the top world spot once again.

If you love the sport, are looking for a huge challenge and want to be surrounded by players, coaches and staff hungry to represent the CBHA, Canada and the sport of Ball Hockey in the International arena, this challenge is for you.

Criteria of Women’s Team Canada General Manager Applicants:

Applicants must be a good standing member of CBHA and its associations and have organized ball hockey teams and/or programs for a minimum of 5 years preferably with high level tournament and national experience. Knowledge of top level female ball hockey players from coast to coast will be an important aspect of this position and should be noted in your application. Outside of ball hockey, any work experience in organizing and/or managing will be a strong asset.

General Managers must be able to travel and be prepared to be away before, during and after the tournament dates. The GM chosen for the position must follow all “CBHA High Performance Program” guidelines, procedures and schedules put forward to the GM’s by the HP Adult Director and CBHA Women’s Vice President and if not followed, CBHA has the right to revoke the appointed position at any point during the planning prior to tournament travel.

The Women’s Team Canada General Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to:

* Assist with the scouting and selection of players

* Be available for conference calls with the HP Adult Director and CBHA Women’s Vice President

* Develop and manage with the help of the HP Adult Director and CBHA Women’s Vice President a Women’s Team Canada budget, including per player costs

* Be responsible for contacting of all chosen players arranging payments for travel, accommodation, etc. as per the budget

* Select and help supervise all coaching staff, support staff and players

* Follow a set budget and keep spreadsheets up to date

* Supply pre and post tournament reports to the HP Adult Director for presentation to the CBHA Board

All resumes must be submitted via e-mail no later than Sunday, January 19, 2014 to:

Shelley Callaghan

CBHA President

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Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by telephone to arrange a date and time.  Please note that once selected, the Women’s Team Canada GM will work closely with the CBHA to solicit applications for Women’s Team Canada coaching and support staff.

Yours in sport,

Shelley Callaghan


Canadian Ball Hockey Association

The Team Canada National Women's Team defeated Team Slovakia 2-0 to claim their 3rd World Championship Gold Medal at the 2013 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador. Dawn Tulk from Deer Lake, Newfoundland scored both goals and Kristen Cooze from Kippens, Newfoundland added 2 (two) assists as Canada completed the tournament with an undefeated record.
The Team Canada National Men's Team won the Bronze Medal with a 7-3 victory over Team Portugal. Jonathan Daoust from McMasterville, Quebec scored 2 (two) goals and added 2 (two) assists as Canada captured their 2nd Bronze Medal to go along with 5 (five) Gold Medals and 2 (silver) medals at the bi-annual competition.
Congratulations to both teams for a great tournament and Team Canada now begins the preparation for 2015 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships which will beheld in Zug, Switzerland.

For the official 2013 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships event site, please visit www.stjohns2013wc.com. For more information on the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, please visit www.cbha.com. For more information on the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation, please visit www.isbhf.com.


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Four CWHL Players To Represent Canada

Published in Women's Team Canada


For immediate release
Monday, June 3, 2013


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League is excited to congratulate four of its players on being named to Canada’s National Women’s Ball Hockey Team.

The Brampton Thunder’s Mallory Johnston of Chatham, Ont.; the Alberta Hockey Club’s Chelsea Purcell of Hudson Bay, Sask.; along with the Toronto Furies’ Jenny Brine of Truro, N.S., and Bitni Smith of Port Perry, Ont., are headed to St. John’s, N.L., from Tuesday, June 4 through Sunday, June 9 to represent their country at the 2013 International Street and Ball Hockey Federation World Women Ball Hockey Championships.

Team Canada is looking for its third gold medal at this year’s women’s world championship, which is the fourth time the event has been held since its inception in 2007. This also marks the first time Canada has hosted the event. Canada won gold medals at the 2007 worlds in Dusseldorf, Germany, and the 2009 worlds in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The red and white claimed the silver medal at the 2011 worlds in Bratislava, Slovakia.

“We are so proud of these four extremely talented athletes for not just being incredible representatives of our league, but for representing our country on the world stage,” CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress said. “We wish them the best of luck as they go for gold with Team Canada this coming week in Newfoundland.”

“We’re thrilled to have these four Canadian Women’s Hockey League players join us on our world championship journey,” said Chris Pellerin, head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Ball Hockey Team and a former CWHL official. “The CWHL is a true leader in providing positive opportunities for female athletes, and we know that these young women will represent both the league and our country with class and confidence, both on and off the floor.”

Games are being played at the Glacier Arena in Mount Pearl and Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay. For the official schedule of the 2013 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships, please click HERE.

For live streaming of the 2013 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships, please click HERE.

For the official 2013 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships event site, please visit www.stjohns2013wc.com. For more information on the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, please visit www.cbha.com. For more information on the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation, please visit www.isbhf.com.

About the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL): The CWHL is the most premier, professionally run women's hockey league in the world. It enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment and motivation. The league is centrally funded, with all participating teams in the CWHL receiving equal access to financial support and given the same opportunities to succeed. The CWHL is a not-for-profit organization, with every dollar going towards building a league that is dedicated to raising the profile of women's hockey, providing a place for the best female players in the world to compete and inspiring the next generation of female hockey heroines. Since the CWHL’s inception in 2007, each hockey season has culminated in an exciting play-off round in which the top teams face off for the Clarkson Cup, named after former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson.

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Brampton’s Mallory Johnston looking for golden redemption in Newfoundland

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Chris Pellerin will be inducted into the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association’s (OCAA) Hall of Fame this May.  Chris is a graduate of Canadore’s Recreation and Leadership program and played forward for the Canadore Kittens women’s hockey team in the 1970s and 80s.

Christine Pellerin was an OCAA All-Star in 1984-85 and 1985-86 when she led her team in goals and total points in both seasons. She was also named Canadore Athlete of the Year for 1984-85 and 1985-86. After Canadore, Pellerin moved to Toronto for further education at Seneca College. While attending Seneca she played for the Mississauga Warriors, a women’s Senior A team. “I was in awe when I first stepped on the ice but after a few body checks and goals I felt at home.”

In 1987 Pellerin played for Team Ontario in the first ever World Hockey Tournament. That same year, Pellerin also played in the first Women’s Canadian Ball Hockey Tournament in Calgary with her team, the Toronto Canadiana Cougars, taking gold.
In her career she has won three gold, one silver and a bronze medal in ball hockey. She stayed active in ball hockey at the national level for the next two and a half decades first becoming a coach and then a Level 5 referee.

In 2012, she became the first woman to coach a male ball hockey team from Toronto as they played in the Men’s Master World Championship in the Czech Republic. In June of this year she will finally hang up her coach’s whistle for Women’s Team Canada but she continues to play recreational hockey every Saturday night in the Toronto Women’s Hockey Club. “I still love the game!” Christine declares.

The OCCA is a provincial association created in 1967 to encourage amateur sporting excellence at the collegiate level across the province of Ontario. It stresses personal development, leadership, healthy lifestyle, sports integrity and teamwork in a student-focused setting. Besides hockey, the OCAA also honours players and coaches who have distinguished themselves in badminton, basketball, cross-country running, golf, curling, rugby, soccer, golf, volleyball and women’s fastball. There are 296 inductees in the OCAA Hall of Fame and it adds new inductees every two years.
The CBHA congratulates Chris on this amazing achievement!

Women's Team Canada Announcement

Published in Women's Team Canada

(Toronto) January 22, 2013 - After 18 months of extensive scouting, Women’s Team Canada is pleased to announce its Roster for the 4th Women’s World Championship to be held in St John’s, Newfoundland June 4th – 9th, 2013.

This is a team with great depth of skills and experience.  New upcoming talent will join 14 returning players from the last three World Championships!  These elite athletes were selected from at least one of the four scouting and evaluation events at the 2011, 2012 Canadian Championships, 2012 Eastern and Western Canadian Championships.  

A truly proud Canadian, General Manager Paul Beale is extremely pleased that this National team has representation from coast to coast.  Paul says:  “I know that all of the players will take great pride in wearing the Canadian Maple Leaf”.

Returning for one last World Championship, Head Coach Christine Pellerin said “with such a great pool of players to select from, this was by far, the most difficult selection process ever.”  “I couldn’t think of a better place to finish my coaching career at home and on the “Rock”.  Our goal is to regain the World Title”.

It is with great excitement that we present our 2013 WTC Roster:

Goaltenders: Kathryn Padmore (Toronto, ON- OBHF), Katie Passfield (Mississauga, ON - OBHF), and Nathalie Girouard (Ottawa, ON - OBHF).

Defences: Jessica O’Grady (Ottawa, ON - OBHF), Britni Smith (Toronto, ON - OBHF), Mallory Johnston (Chatham, ON - OBHF), Amy Dawson (Dartmouth, NS - NSBHA), Danika Smith (Ottawa, ON - OBHF), Madison Sands (Maple Ridge, BC - BCBHA), and Lesley McArthur (Ottawa, ON - OBHF).

Forwards: Chelsea Purcell (Hudson Bay, SK - WRBHA), Shelley Cockerill (Winnipeg, MB - MBHA), Fannie Desforges (Fournier, ON - OBHF), Caroline Bérubé (Roberval, QC - QBHA), Jennifer Brine (Truro, NS - OBHF), Franceska Perron (Quebec, QC - QBHA), Kristen Cooze (Kippens, NL - NLBHA), Alicia Blomberg (Timmins, ON - OBHF), Elysia Desmier (Vanier, ON - OBHF), Candace Moxley (Markham, ON - OBHF), Erika Pouliot (St-Joseph de Beauce, QC - OBHF),  Chantal Larocque (Winnipeg, MB - MBHA), Dawn Tulk (Deer Lake, NL NLBHA), and Amanda Kean (St. Anthony, NL - NLBHA).

Staff: Christine Pellerin - Head Coach (Toronto, ON OBHF), Nicole Latreille - Assistant Coach (Ottawa, ON - OBHF), Thomas Walsh - Assistant Coach (Clarenville , NL - NLBHA), Paul Beale - General Manager (Saint John, NB - NBBHA), Renee Sheldon -Therapist (Pickering, ON - OBHF) & Dr. Jessica Wade (St. John’s, NL).

Ontario Ball Hockey Federation and Canadian Ball Hockey Association member Fannie DesForges takes home her second Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship in Niagara Falls, Ontario on December 1, 2012

Fannie DesForges led the Vanier United team to a National gold medal in 2010 and this past season was part of the silver medalist Vanier United team at the 2012 Canadian Women's National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. 
Fannie, along with fellow ball hockey players Alicia Blomberg and Doum Lefebvre (also part of the Ottawa Vanier Women's Ball Hockey League) competed in the Niagara Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship all making it to the semis with Fannie going on to win it all.
Fannie and Alicia were both members of the 2011 Team Canada National Women's Ball Hockey Team and look forward to participating in the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation World Championships in St. John's, Newfoundland in June, 2013.

For highlights on Fannie's Crashed Ice victory, scroll down to the video below.

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