The Bermuda Ball Hockey team began competing in Pardubice, Czech Republic in the B Division of the 2017 World Ball Hockey Championships. Team Bermuda began the Championships by defeating France 4 – 3, they then followed that up with a 3-2 win over Lebanon.
Initially, a lot of inaccuracies were seen in the duel, but then the Bermuda players settled in the attack. It was Bermuda who opened the scoring, but the leaders only enjoyed 28 seconds. Such a short period of time was enough for Lebanon to compare and it was starting again from scratch. The other goals came in the second half, when the Lebanese had lost too many. Hockey players from the Caribbean have pushed their opponent's net twice and jumped to 3: 1.
Pierre Habib, goalkeeper of Lebanon said, “It was a very difficult match. We had a lot of outcasts, we were constantly defending, it is terribly exhausting. I managed to get into it all and as a team we played with them until the end. Finally, we can be partially satisfied. In power plays, we're pretty good on the band, but we miss the key missiles. Most of our rivals block us. We need to look for those gaps and corners in the gate. Unless we have so many excluded, we can think of winning the match.”
Bermuda Striker Jacob Amlong, said, “It was our second game. We saw Lebanon playing and played very well, so we knew it would be a difficult game tonight. On both sides were many excluded, we managed to give the goalie a goal. We had two goals scored and added a third and then wanted to defend the score. In the match, a lot of exclusions were decided and the goalkeepers also held us.”