Wed
Jun
19
07:00 AM
AVERAGE JOES
SILVERBACKS
Wed
Jun
19
08:00 PM
BREW KINGS
COBRAS
Wed
Jun
19
09:00 PM
COUNTY BREWERS
GRANITE GRINDERS
Thu
Jun
20
07:00 PM
GRANITE GRINDERS
COUNTY BREWERS
Thu
Jun
20
08:00 PM
SILVERBACKS
AVERAGE JOES
Thu
Jun
20
09:00 PM
COBRAS
BREW KINGS
Fri
Jun
21
06:30 PM
Titans
Lions
Fri
Jun
21
06:30 PM
Jets
Bears
Fri
Jun
21
07:30 PM
Chiefs
Chargers
Fri
Jun
21
07:30 PM
Panthers
Rangers
Wed
Jun
12
09:00 PM
HUNNIES
GOAL DIGGERS
6
0
Thu
Jun
13
06:00 PM
Giants
Warriors
7
6
Thu
Jun
13
07:00 PM
Raiders
Thunder
18
10
Thu
Jun
13
07:00 PM
THE BALLERS
BREW KINGS
3
4
Thu
Jun
13
08:00 PM
GP EXPRESS
AVERAGE JOES
1
2
Thu
Jun
13
08:00 PM
SILVERBACKS
ALBERTA GOLD STARS
4
1
Thu
Jun
13
09:00 PM
COBRAS
MAIN BEAM FABRICATION
8
0
Thu
Jun
13
09:00 PM
COUNTY BREWERS
IN THE ZONE
8
0
Mon
Jun
17
08:00 PM
REC N BALLS
DIVAS
1
2
Mon
Jun
17
09:00 PM
VIPERS
RHINOS
2
0

FAQ's


YOUTH

When does the youth season start and finish?

Youth will start - Week of April 8
Youth Year End Tournament - Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2024

When are Youth Provincials? 

TBA

What are the ages for youth Ball Hockey and how many games will they play?

U5 (2019-*2020) 6 sessions
U7 (2017-2018) 8 sessions
U9 (2015-2016) 16 sessions + 3 guaranteed playoff games
U11 (2013-2014) 16 sessions + 3 guaranteed playoff games
U13 (2011-2012) 16 sessions + 3 guaranteed playoff games
U15 (2009-2010) 16 sessions + 3 guaranteed playoff games

*DOB cut-off is July 31, 2020 (must be 4 years old by this date)
**Please note that we've added 2 more sessions for U5 and 4 more sessions for U9 plus play-offs.

What time and days to youth play?

These are the TENTATIVE game days and times for youth:
U5/U7: Saturdays, 10am-1pm
U9/U11: Monday/Wednesday, 6 & 7 pm
U13/U15: Tuesday/Thursday, 6 & 7 pm

What are the youth ball hockey fees?

U5 $95 / player (+ GST and $25 processing fee)
U7 $115 / player (+ GST and $25 processing fee)
U9 $315 / player (+ GST and $25 processing fee)   
U11 $315 / per player (+ GST and $25 processing fee)
U13 $315 / per player (+ GST and $25 processing fee)
U15 $315 / per player (+ GST and $25 processing fee)

Why is there a processing fee?

As with 95 percent of the other sports programs around Grande Prairie, we're also charging a processing fee. This fee covers the initial hours it takes to organize all the players and teams, as well as extra credit card fees. 

Can we register a full kid's team this season?

No, as of now, we don't allow a full team to register. It has been our number one complaint that some teams were stacked. We had kids, coaches, and parents unhappy and kids not showing up for games or quitting because it wasn't fun to play against those teams. We are hoping to add a competitive league for teams in the next year or two.

What equipment is needed for youth players?

Hockey Gloves, CSA Approved Helmet with full cage, Hockey Stick, Soccer Shin Pads, Soccer Socks & Shorts, & supportive indoor running shoes.

Are jersey's supplied?

Yes, youth division jerseys are supplied by the league and must be returned to the league at the end of the season. Each team will have a jersey bag and will need a jersey parent.

Do we need goalies for U5, U7, and U9?

Yes, we will be rotating goalies in these divisions.

My child wants to be a goalie, do I need equipment?

We strongly suggest that if your child wants to be a full-time goalie, they have their own equipment; including a CSA Approved ice hockey helmet, goalie pads, blocker, glove, chest protector & goalie stick.

We do provide goalie gear for any U5-U11 player wanting to try this position.

Can we have practice time in the youth division?

Yes, but this is up to the team. If you are interested you can contact Dave Barr Arena or Sexsmith Arena to request a floor time. The cost is up to the team's parent group.

If a youth team is not equal, will there be player movement?

If the league feels there is a team that is stronger than others, the league has the right to move players to make it more enjoyable for all kids. We will do this within the first 4 games. Coaches, if you feel your team is weaker than others, please contact admin. Parents, if you are concerned with your team, you need to speak with your coaches and they will contact admin. 

Do you allow friend requests?

Unfortunately no. We understand that friend requests are usually for driving purposes, but if we allow friend requests, we CAN NOT make the teams even. This becomes an issue in the older youth divisions so we ask that you please understand this. 

*Some exceptions may be considered, depending on location.

Can I coach youth programs?

Yes! Each youth team requires at least one coach and one managing parent. Please register online.  

*Before the season starts, each coach must submit a criminal record check from the RCMP issued within the last 18 months. If you need to get one done, you can print our CNG volunteer criminal record check form under "Forms" and take it to the RCMP.

Do you need referees and scorekeepers?

Yes, we do. If you are interested please email admin@cngballhockey.com.

What rinks do you play out off? 

Currently, we play out of Dave Barr and Sexsmith Arena. There is potential for additional rinks depending on registration numbers.

Do you have a 24-hour rule?

YES. Please use the 24-hour rule when having an issue with your game or your child's game. This includes any issues with parents, other coaches, referees, scorekeepers, or other players and teams.

Who should be contacting the league regarding a question or complaint after the season has started?

Youth teams MUST go through their team coach. We receive many emails per day, so using those proper channels will enable you to get your question answered sooner.

Does the league have blackout dates?

Easter Long Weekend 

Mother's Day (If games are scheduled for Sundays)

Victoria Day Weekend 

Father's Day (If games are scheduled for Sundays)

Canada Day (Men's & Women's)


MEN'S & WOMEN'S

When do the men's and women's season start and finish?

Men's will start - Week of April 8

Women's will start  - Week of April 8

What are the men's & women's team fees?

Men's team fees: $3680.00 + GST and $25.00 processing fee

Women's Team fees: $3250.00 + GST and $25.00 processing fee

What equipment is needed for adult players?

Hockey gloves, CSA approved helmet, hockey stick & team jersey.

*New rule as of this year: shin pads are now mandatory for ALL players!

What rule book will be held accountable for the games being played and the officiating being taught in the clinic?

We will be using the CBHA rule book and officials' training program.

How will the league be devised? 

Once again we will mirror CBHA.

How will the seeding and placement of teams be done?

The division will mirror CBHA for men's and women's. We will do our best to have a parody and make adjustments if need be. Original tiering will be based on previous seasons and the player's previous experience.

Do you need referees and scorekeepers?

Yes, we do. If you are interested please email admin@cngballhockey.com.

Are jersey's supplied?

Men's and women's teams supply their own jerseys.

What days do the women's and men's teams play?

Women play Mondays and Wednesdays.

Men play Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Friday and Sunday evenings will be on an as needed basis.

Is there an old-timer's division?

No, but if we get enough teams interested to fill a division we will have one.

Why do I have more games in one arena than another?

Due to the 1000+ players registered to play ball hockey, we are unable to play at just one rink. The Dave Barr Arena is the only rink available for ball hockey in Grande Prairie. We also use the Sexsmith Arena to be able to accommodate our players and allow for earlier floor times for our youth program. 

Why do we have so many late games?

We run our youth program earlier in the evenings, and the men's and women's run after the youth, until 11:00 pm every evening (except Saturday). We are also sharing floor space with other programs. We are trying to come up with ways to eliminate the late games whenever possible.

Are fines and suspensions up to date?

Yes.

You collect suspension fees for men's and women's teams, where does that money go?

The money will be going to the youth program as seen fit. We will also help families who can't afford to play ball hockey. The money does NOT go into our pockets.

Our women's team is in need of a spare goalie, can we use another goalie from our division?

Yes. Please see the rules & regulations on how it works.

The STATS are incorrect from my game. Can they be changed?

If you feel like your team's STATS are incorrect, please talk to the ref at the end of your game. If you notice it later, we ask you to please contact admin@npbh.ca . At that point, we will look at the game sheets and the information you send. Not all requests to change stats will be applied. Please note that it can take up to 48+ hours to change stats.

Do you have a 24-hour rule?

YES. Please use the 24-hour rule when having an issue with your game. This includes any issues with referees, scorekeepers, or other players and teams.

Are teams allowed to affiliate players?

NO. Teams are not allowed to affiliate players whatsoever. Once you are on a team, there is no playing for anyone else. However, goalies can sub for up to 5 games for another team as long as they don't move down a division to do so. A team can pick up to 3 goalies.

Are we allowed to pick up players anytime?

Yes, as long as they haven't played for any other team this year. They must play 5 men's or 4 women's games, in order to play in playoffs.

Will rosters be frozen for men's and women's?

Yes, rosters will be frozen after the 10th game is played, so make sure your roster is up to date!

Who should be contacting the league if there is a question or complaint after the season has started?

Men's and women's teams should go through their team captain. We get many emails, so using those proper channels will enable you to get your question answered sooner.

If a player quits can they play for another team that same season?

No. If a player is signed to the team roster, they have to stay with that team for the remainder of the season. No jumping from the roster to roster.

Can a part-time/backup goalie affiliate with another team?

No. The only person on your team that is allowed to affiliate/sub for another team is your regular goalie; not a player who is your backup goalie.

Are you part of other leagues around Alberta?

North Peace Ball Hockey is a private company that isn't paired with any other league in Alberta. We run this league privately but we do communicate with other leagues for suggestions and ideas. We are also part of AMBHA and WRBHA

Does the League have Blackout Dates?

Easter Long Weekend 

Mother's Day (If games are scheduled for Sundays)

Victoria Day Weekend 

Father's Day (If games are scheduled for Sundays)

Canada Day (Men's & Women's)

When is the referee clinic?

March 10, 2024 (9am-3pm)

When is the scorekeepers clinic?

March 10th after the ref clinic (3:30pm-4:30pm)

When are men's & women's Provincials?

TBA

Do you have CO-ED divisions?

No, as of right now, we do not have any CO-ED divisions.

What rinks do you play out off? 

Currently, we play out of Dave Barr and Sexsmith Arena. There is potential for additional rinks depending on registration numbers.

What is NPBH covid protocol?

We will be following the AHS covid guidelines.

North Peace Cancellation Policy:

Up to one week prior to the start of the program: 
Full refund minus a 5% administrative fee.

From 1 week to 72 hours prior to start of the program:
Full refund minus 10% administrative fee.

From 72 hours to start of program:
NO REFUND.

 North Peace  SEASON Refund Policy

In the event that the North peace Ball Hockey season is cancelled, we will prorate the number of games and withhold 3% of full registration fees to cover our administration costs, credit card fees, & supplies etc. In the instance that refunds are necessary, refunds will be applied back onto the payment method provided at time of registration.

 

Have a question you didn't see here? Email us at admin@npbh.ca.

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