National Jr. Ball Hockey Championships in Winnipeg

National Jr. Ball Hockey Championships in Winnipeg

By Brian Schultz

2014 Canadian National Junior Ball Hockey ChampionshipsBall hockey teams from across the country are in Winnipeg this week for the 2014 Canadian National Junior Ball Hockey Championships.

The games began Thursday and will run through Sunday at the MTS Iceplex and St. Norbert Arena.

It’s the first time the city has hosted the national event, with over 420 participants taking part. The largest division is in the U15 age group with eight teams going for gold.

Jocelyn Laroque, a gold medallist on Team Canada’s women’s hockey team and also a top Team Manitoba ball hockey player, dropped the ceremonial face off ball Thursday morning.

An event schedule for all games can be found online.

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