Who we are - General Information
British Columbia enjoys a long association with the sport of minor ball hockey. The West Coast Minor Ball Hockey Association of BC ("WCMBHA") is a registered not-for-profit society officially recognized as the governing body of the minor sport in British Columbia by the BC Ball Hockey Association, Canadian Ball Hockey Association, International Street & Ball Hockey Federation, BC Hockey and Sport BC.
WCMBHA provides the following administrative services:
The objective of the WCMBHA is to foster the growth of the minor sport of Ball Hockey. This will be accomplished through the development of programs, provision of member services, local, regional and national tournaments and its commitment to:
The Association was first born in the mid 1990s; it was formed by the presidents of each lower mainland ball hockey associations at that time, the association was eventually formally registered as a BC society in February of 2006. This organization was formed to help each association with its rules and regulations, to help promote the sport of Ball Hockey and to ensure that each member followed the basic rules of fair play. Since its birth the WCMBHA has grown in many ways and continues to grow and develop many programs: referee training, coaches training, goalie program, along with other developmental programs for each new season. WCMBHA continues to keep in mind the main focus of Ball Hockey (FOR THE KIDS".
In 2007 WCMBHA hosted the Canadian Junior Nationals. This event was monumental to British Columbia and its members. The president of CBHA at the time stated in his speech during the Nationals Awards Banquet that (This year's Nationals are the best Nationals that CBHA has ever been to and it will be hard to top Nationals next year.
There has been much debate regarding the continuing growth of the Canadian Junior Nationals and it some have stated that a foundation needs to be laid by all provinces before further growth can happen. It's important that B.C. lays a foundation that grows not only in member numbers, but a stable financial security to help our B.C. kids who make the teams competing in the Canadian Junior Nations.
WCMBHA continues to work with our member associations to insure that kids can enjoy the sport of Ball Hockey in a fun, safe environment while providing them with a competitive framework to pursue the sport at a higher skill level.