The International Street & Ball Hockey Federation announced that the next ISBHF World Masters Championship will be hosted in Bermuda by the Bermuda Ball Hockey Association (BBHA) from September 26th – 30th, 2018!
ISBHF President, George Gortsos was hosted by the BBHA from August 10th - 12th and was shown just an absolutely fantastic time showcasing all that the beautiful island has to offer visitors and spectators alike.
In case you missed the president’s blog from his stay, here is a sample that really encompasses the experience that competitive masters players are going to experience:
“We headed out into the ocean to a wonderful cove where we were met by other members of the Bermuda team. Anchors were put down and 5 boats were joined as one as the shore line about 200-250 meters away from us teased us with a pristine white beach. For me I jumped in the warm refreshing waters and soaked in them for hours. What really made an impact on me as I watched this community is how they do this with their kids and spouses every Saturday. This is an amazing way for these people to bond and relax..”
This is a watershed moment for ISBHF to have the opportunity to have one its premiere world championship tournaments hosted in such an unprecedented, gorgeous atmosphere. Players doing battle by day, followed by beautiful views and a laid-back atmosphere after sunset; this will certainly go down as one of the most memorable championship tournaments in the history of international ball hockey.
The ISBHF wishes to express genuine appreciation to the BBHA for submitting a professional bid, for hosting Gortsos on behalf of ISBHF, and most importantly of all, for opening its doors to the world of competitive ball hockey at the Masters level!
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Bermuda Defeat Shippensburg University
The Bermuda Women’s National Field Hockey team defeated NCAA Division II National Champions Shippensburg University at the National Sports Center.
Bermuda took the lead in the 10th minute when Alex Francis scored from a Penalty Corner.
The teams would go to the halftime break with Bermuda leading 1 - 0.
The second half saw only one goal as well and that came off the stick of Maya Palacio, she connected with a Field Goal in the 65th minute to earn Bermuda the 2 - 0 win.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Bermuda Inline Ball Hockey Finals Round Up
Canada 9 USA 5
The 2017 Bermuda Inline Ball Hockey Finals got underway at the PCC Hockey Rink with Canada defeating USA 9 - 5.
Canada held a 4 - 2 lead at the end of the first period, as Ryan Wilson scored twice and they also got single strikes off the sticks of Jeremy Estey and Pete Brodsky, down 4 - 0 USA was able to score twice in the closing minutes of the half through Josh Bush and James Amaral.
In the second period USA pulled within one when Ian Beaudoin scored, but Canada would get another two goals from Ryan Wilson and another single strike from Estey as they took a commanding 7 - 3 lead into the final period.
Both teams would score twice in that final period, with Estey and Pete Brodsky scoring for Canada, while Amaral and Brian White scored for USA.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Bermuda Defeat WPI at the Sports Center
Iman Smith in action against WPI
Bermuda’s Women’s National Field Hockey team sporting blue defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute in their traditional red and white 2 - 0 at the National Sports Center.
After a scoreless first half, Bermuda would get a Short Corner Goal off the stick of Renee Greenslade and a Penalty Stroke goal from Selina Whitter.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Bermuda Fall to the University of Rochester
Bermuda 0 University of Rochester 1
The University of Rochester got the better of Bermuda at the National Sports Center.
After a scoreless first half, the visitors were able to score a Field Goal off the stick of Maya Haigis in the 40th minute.
The Bermuda team worked hard to get back into the match, but the University of Rochester defense would not break.