The Ottawa West Ball Hockey League Inc. is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to recreational ball hockey for children and youth. Our games are played in community arenas in the west end of Ottawa. The OWBHL was established in 1995 and is sanctioned by the Ontario Ball Hockey Association. The OWBHL enforces no residency boundary rules and attempts to accommodate registration throughout the region. The season normally consists of twenty games over ten weeks.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic restrictions, we anticipated that the 2021 season will consist of modified programming. More specifically, we anticipate that we may be restricted to practices and scrimmages.
The OWBHL mission is to provide a fun, safe, inclusive, and affordable recreational experience for all its participants; to share a love for the Canadian past time, hockey; to encourage good citizenship and family values by promoting fair play, sportsmanship, friendship, and respect through exercise, teamwork, friendly competition, volunteerism, and participation.
We are the only minor league in Ottawa sanctioned by the Ontario Ball Hockey Association. This means that our players are insured and entitled to play anywhere in Ontario.
Our philosophies include:
- Build teams with no more than three lines, so that all players get lots of playing time.
- Coaches are instructed to play kids as equally as possible.
- No official practices – we play for fun!