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13 Ball Hockey Leagues to Join in Ottawa

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So, you’re looking to join a ball hockey league in Ottawa.

Perhaps it’s because you’re want to improve your cardio or maybe it’s because you can’t stay at home to watch your beloved Ottawa Senators tank in the NHL standings.

You and your friends are ready to put a team together for the new year.

Are you looking for a friendly or competitive league?

Do you want to play closer to your home or work place?

How about wanting to join a coed league, playing outdoors under the summer sun or trying out those fancy dek hockey rinks?

Well, you’re in luck as we have a solid list of 13 ball hockey leagues in Ottawa and greater areas.

Anywhere from Kanata in the west, to Orleans in the east, central Ottawa, south side and north of the Ottawa River (Gatineau) – we’ve got you covered.

Furthermore, you can join either in the summer or fall for most leagues – including some that offer spring and winter seasons (January).

Leagues are ordered by size (team & division count) and include the relative areas where games are hosted. This is to help simplify the decision-making process, unless you want to join more than one.

Once you've reviewed the list, you can register to your preferred league(s) with the submission form below. 

League Submission Form

If you specified multiple leagues, Gaimday will match you with the 3 nearest to you.
By completing this form, you give Gaimday, Inc. permission to share your contact information with the list of selected leagues or their organizers. Gaimday does not collect personal information for commercial marketing or distribution to any other organizations.

In case you were interested in seeing a list of Ottawa Ice hockey Leagues (beer leagues), see our blog post here.

List of 13 Ottawa Ball Hockey Leagues


League Name

Area

1

Ottawa

Ottawa East

Ottawa West

2

Gatineau

3

Ottawa

4

Gatineau

5

Ottawa East

6

Ottawa

7

Ottawa

8

Ottawa

Ottawa East

9

Ottawa South

10

Ottawa East (Vanier)

11

Gatineau

12

Barrhaven

13

Ottawa

Ottawa East

Ottawa West

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Hat Trick Ball Hockey League

4x4

5x5

190+

25 (S/W)

Rink &

Gymnasium

Various

When it comes to Ball Hockey, you'll want to take a look at Hat Trick Ball Hockey League, wherever you live in Ottawa. 

The league has over 190 teams and 25 divisions annually catering to various male and coed divisions. You can choose between 4-on-4 or 5-on-5 game play.

In addition, you can register for a division suited close to your location. That is, some of the divisions play games in specific areas of Ottawa - East, West or Central.

The league holds annual tournaments and pick-up games in case you cannot commit for the season.

You can visit their website for details on individual stats, standings, all-time leaders and contact information (for registration). Just tap on the league name above.

Hat Trick Ball Hockey Ottawa

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Top Dek Gatineau

4x4

5x5

130+

20+ (W/S)

Rink

Top Dek Gatineau

Top Dek Gatineau is an excellent league for those that live just across the Ottawa River in Gatineau.

The league is made up of 130+ teams annually split in 20+ divisions. You or your team can register for either the summer or winter season.

They also offer various men's, women's and coed divisions including men 35+ divisions.

All games are played at the Top Dek Gatineau location which consists of an indoor rink specifically made for ball hockey (or dek hockey).

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Ottawa Blues Ball Hockey Association

4x4

100+

20+ (W/S/F)

Gymnasium

École Secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité

The Ottawa Blues Ball Hockey Association is made up of 100+ teams annually split into 20+ divisions.

The league offers 4-on-4 play and caters to male, female and coed divisions.

Furthermore, they operate 3 different seasons - winter, summer and fall. And they also run their Annual XMAS Classic Tournament (11 years running) at year end.

All games are hosted at the École Secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité in Riverview Park, Ottawa.

Lastly, you should visit their website for both individual and team registration. There you can also see individual stats, standings and past divisional champions.

OBBHA Ball Hockey Ottawa

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

LNO Dek

4x4

40+

5 (W/S)

Rink

Complexe Branchaud-Brière

The LNO Dek league is a ball hockey league hosted at the state of the art Complexe Branchaud-Brière in Gatineau.

As in the name, the games are played on an indoor DEK surface made uniquely for ball hockey.

The league is made up of 40+ teams across 5 divisions and is played 4-on-4.

They offer both a summer and winter season catering to 19+ and 40+ men divisions.

Lastly, their website includes details on individual stats, standings and registration.

LNO Dek Hockey Gatineau

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

MCL Hockey League

3x3

4x4

5x5

35+

8 (W/S)

Gymnasium

Various

The MCL Hockey League is a coed ball hockey league that offers 3-on-3, 4-on-4 and 5-on-5 play.

Games are played in various gymnasiums in Ottawa's East End. You'll be added to one of 3 divisions that play on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

During the summer season, those divisions play either on Wednesdays or Fridays.

In case you cannot commit for the full season, you can play in their pickup league offered on Thursdays during fall-winter.

Lastly, you can visit their website for details on registration, standings and league rules pertaining to coed play.

MCL Hockey Ottawa

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

RA Ball Hockey League

3x3

4x4

25+

5 (Four Seasons)

Rink & Gymnasium

West Gym, Curling Arena

The RA Ball Hockey League is one of the many sports offered by the RA Sports Leagues which is a not-for-profit organization in Ottawa.

The league offers both 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 play catering to coed teams. You or your team can register to play for any of their 4 seasons.

Games are played in the RA Centre West Gym in the Fall & Winter and the RA Curling Club (Arena) during the Spring & Summer.

The league is made up of 25+ teams annually split in 5 divisions.

Check out there website for the latest stats and standings.

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Dek Hockey Rideau Sports Centre

3x3

4x4

20+

5 (Summer)

Outdoor Rink

Rideau Sports Centre

The Dek Hockey Rideau Sports Centre is a ball hockey league played on the popular DEK sports tiles in the outdoor.

As a result, the league is only operational during the summer months only and caters to male, female and coed divisions.

Located at the Rideau Sports Centre in downtown Ottawa, teams either play 3-on-3 or 4-on-4.

Furthermore, they also offer pick-up games for those that cannot commit to a full season.

Stats and standings are regularly tracked on their website. You can even see their pricing structure for both individual and team participation.

Dek Hockey Rideau Sports Centre Ottawa

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Greater Ottawa Ball Hockey Association

5x5

20+

3 (Summer)

Rink

Various

The Greater Ottawa Ball Hockey Association is a league that runs 3 divisions during the Spring-Summer season (April to July).

The league is made up of over 20 teams and gameplay is 5-on-5. They've been in operation for over 19 years hosting games in various location across Ottawa.

Lastly, you can visit their website for the latest stats and standings or if you want to contact for registration details.

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Original Four Ball Hockey League

4x4

16

2 (Fall-Winter)

Gymnasium

Heron Road Community Centre

If you live in South Ottawa, the Original Four Ball Hockey League should be your go-to ball hockey league.

All game are played at the Heron Road Community Centre (Gymnasium) and teams are made up of male and female players (coed).

Every fall, the league hosts a draft and players are sorted in either their higher or lower divisions based on player skill levels.

Lastly, make sure to check out their website for the latest stats, standings and weekly highlights.

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Ottawa Vanier Women's Ball Hockey League

5x5

15

2 (Summer)

Rink

Bernard Grand Maître Arena

If you're looking for an all-women league, look no further than Ottawa Vanier Women's Ball Hockey League.

The league operates during the summer only and is made up of 2 divisions - competitive and friendly. Gameplay is 5-on-5.

Furthermore, all games are scheduled at the Bernard Grand Maître Arena in Vanier. 

Also, you can visit their website for the latest individual stats, standings, rules and registration info.

11. LHAO

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

LHAO

3x3

14

1 (Winter)

Rink

Top Dek Gatineau

Also known by its full French name (La ligue de hockey balle amateur de l’Outaouais), the LHAO is a ball hockey league hosted at the Top Dek Gatineau facility.

This indoor rink made up of the special sport tiles best suited for smooth ball hockey play.

The LHAO offer 3x3 gameplay during the winter season. Currently, they have 14 teams participating in a single division.

Visit their website for details on stats, standings and registration for the Fall-Winter 2020 Season.

LHAO Ball Hockey Ottawa

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Capital City Ball Hockey League

4x4

5

1

Gymnasium

St. Emily School

For those that live in Barrhaven, you may want to check out the Capital City Ball Hockey League (CCBHL). 

The CCBHL hosts all their games at the St. Emily School gymnasium with premium start times (8:10 or 9PM)

Teams are made up of both males and females with 4x4 gameplay.

Feel free to visit their website for access to stats, standings, official rules and more.

ccbhl

League Name

Format

Teams

Divisions

Venue Type

Location

Ottawa Sport & Social Club

4x4

5x5

-

Several

Gymnasium &

Outdoor Rink (Summer)

Various

The Ottawa Sport & Social Club is a non-profit organization serving the community of Ottawa. As part of their adult curriculum, they offer various sports league to join - including floor hockey and DEK hockey.

Their ball hockey league is made up of different divisions including Friendly (non-competitive), 35+ Division, DEK 4-on-4 and more.

Participants can register to play in the summer, fall or winter. Most of the divisions are played in a gymnasium, however their Dek league is played on outdoor sport tiles. 

Venue locations may vary, but players can decide to play in the Ottawa or Orleans area.

Make sure to visit the website for registration details. You can join individually, with friends or field your own team.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are plenty of ball hockey leagues to join in Ottawa.

Whether you like playing in a gymnasium or rink, for fun or competitively, you're guaranteed to find a league that meets your needs.

Again, remember that most leagues offer both summer and fall seasons. Just make sure to reach out to league organizers 2 months in advance.

We're now February (2020), and leagues have already started promoting their summer season (starting in April or May).

The same applies for Fall - reach out to them starting in July and you'll be set.

We researched these leagues thoroughly so that you didn't have to yourself.

Also, we didn't want you to settle on a league that requires long commutes across the city.

So if you know of any leagues that were left out, please comment below.

We'd be glad to add them to a future revision.

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