About the Peterborough Minor Ball Hockey League (obha)
The Peterborough Minor Ball Hockey League (obha) (PMBHL (obha)) is affiliated under the auspicious of the Ontario Ball Hockey Association, the governing body for the sport in the province since its inception in 1974.
The PMBHL (obha) endeavors to ensure the continued improvement of individual playing skills and enjoyment of the game through, contributing to the individuals' personal growth through the development of self-confidence, fair play, and sportsmanship, monitoring and ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of playing time, and improvement of the individuals' skill base.
We believe that participation in team sports is a valuable aid in the development of individual life skills. Through the teaching of fair play, sportsmanship and respect, the leagues work towards the development of socially responsible young adults.
The League does not allow for embarrassing the opposition by "running up the score" or any verbal abuse during games. We believe in the worth of the individual and have set a "fair play code" to ensure that all players, regardless of skill level, are entitled to an equal opportunity to participate in all games sanctioned by the PMBHL (obha).
Guye Vondette, President
Referee in Chief / Supervisor, Instructor
OBHA Chairman of the Board (Youth Leagues)
A Brief History of Sport of Ball Hockey in Ontario:
Founded in 1974
Combination of best skills of many sports (ice hockey, basketball, soccer)
Grown from 20 teams to over 1700 … 400 players to over 50,000
The program's strongest attribute is that it is inexpensive to play and requires few basic skills to enjoy thus transcending all socio-economic barriers.