New for 2024 we are offering BROOMBALL! Broomball is a game very much like hockey EXCEPT you don't wear ice skates on the ice and no checking! Broomball is played in grippy tennis shoes. Most hockey rules apply except the game is played with a regulation broomball stick and regulation broomball, which is a very heavy plastic ball, slightly bigger than a softball. Sticks and balls will be provided by the recreation department.
TOURNAMENT LINKS - Registration deadline March 11th
More About Broomball
Below information provided by: RulesofSport.com
Object of the Game
The object of Broomball is for one team to win the game by scoring more goals than their opposition. Teams do this by moving the ball up-field as a team until they are in a position to shoot for goal. Teams, whilst attacking the opposition goal must also be prepared to defend their goal quickly if they lose possession of the ball.
Players & Equipment
Broomball can be played on a regulation sized ice hockey rink and can be played either indoors or outdoors. Each team has five players comprised of:
- One goal keeper
- Four Players
Suggested players wear the following pieces of equipment:
- Rubber soled shoes suitable for running on ice
- A helmet
- Elbow pads
- Shin pads
The protective pieces of equipment help keep players safe from injuries. A regulation "broom" (this is not the broom you would typically use in your house) is also required by each player and an official broomball ball should also be used in all games of broomball that are played.
Scoring is simple in Broomball, a goal (one point) being scored every time a team manages to hit the ball past the opposition's goalkeeper and across the net’s goal line. It takes a great deal of teamwork to for a team to work the ball into a scoring opportunity and teams must always be aware of the possibility of a counterattack from the opposition.
Winning the Game
To win a game of Broomball, a team must work together to score more points than their opponent. At the end of the game, the team with the most amount of points is declared the winner.
Rules of Broomball
- A face off shall occur the restart the game after each goal.
- Players can pass the ball between themselves using the stick.
- Goals can only be scored if the ball has been hit by the stick. A goal will not be awarded if the ball has rebounded off another player.
- Brooms may never be swung above waist height.
- Players are allowed to use the stick to try and take the ball off opposition players.
- At the end of the game, the team who has scored the most goals is declared the winner.