New for 2016 - Divisional Tiering

Dear parents & players,

RE: Divisional Tiering

Your Board of Directors has been meeting during the off season to plan for the upcoming 2016 ball hockey season.  We have already received a huge amount of interest from previous and new players wanting to know when they can sign up.  Excitement is ramping up for the season ahead!

Over the past five years there has been a national trend in ball hockey towards divisional tiering.  This is a system where players with similar levels of ball hockey experience and abilities are matched up, creating two tiers within divisions.  Several associations in the lower mainland have adopted this system over the last two years.  This season, half of all lower mainland ball hockey associations will be tiering. The tiered half will not interlock with non-tiered associations and will host a separate provincials tournament. 

Tiering has been discussed by the RSDMBHA at the Board and Provincial Board levels for a number of years.  In the past, the RSDMBHA has not had enough players for this to be a serious option.  However, our association has grown to a point where tiering has become viable.  On October 28, 2015 the RSDMBHA Board of Directors met to discuss tiering.  The Board voted unanimously in favor of going to a tiering system for the Minor, Major and Junior Divisions for our 2016 season.  There are some questions with regards to the Minors Division because other associations may not be supporting teiring at level.  If this is the case then Minors may not be a part of the tiering system.

The move is subject to registration totals and the development of an interlocking schedule with other tiered associations. 

The Board of Directors feels that this will best position the RSDMBHA to keep up with this evolving trend in ball hockey, provide a better experience for all players, and give players of all skill sets the opportunity for greater involvement with their team.

The Board recognizes that there will be numerous questions about this new system.  Internally, we have formed a committee to develop the structure of the tiering system and the player evaluations to support it.  We are also engaged with our partner associations throughout the lower mainland to ensure that we are supporting each other through this transition.

This is an exciting time for ball hockey and we look forward to seeing all of you back for the 2016 season.


George Bal,  President
Richmond South Delta Minor Ball Hockey Association

Junior Nationals

RSDMBHA players make Junior Team Canada

Congratulations to U15 Players Daniel Judkowicz and Thomas VanVeenendaal for making Junior Team Canada.    We look forward to cheering you on in the Sheffield, England July 6 - 12, 2016.

Junior National Ball Hockey Championships in St. John's Newfoundland
July 30th - August 2nd, 2015

Congratulations to our RSDMBHA Players who are all coming home with medals.

U15 Division:  Gold
West Coast Wolverines (2002, 2001, 2000)
Daniel Judkowicz
Thomas Van Veenendaal
U17 A Division - Bronze
BC Thunder (1998 & 1999)
Dylan Iwaschuk
U19 A Division:  Bronze
West Coast Express (1996 & 1997)
Ryan Smith

Way to go boys!  We are proud of you all!



“We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.”

Our Commitment

RSDMBHA is committed to providing a positive environment that encompasses both learning and competition. We strive to strike a balance between giving our new players ample opportunity to learn and challenging our more skilled players.

RSDMBHA was excited to have the WCMBHA Provincial Championship Tournament in Richmond from June 24 - June 28th.  Congratulations to all our teams that competed in this Tournament. 

Congratuations to the following teams came home with medals:

Pup 2 - Vipers - Bronze

Minor 1 - Islanders - Silver

Junior 1 - Bruins - Gold

Overall the weekend was full of Great games! Great Sportsmanship!   

THANK YOU to all our wonderful Volunteers - without you we could not have put this tournament on!   


Posted 6/28/2015
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