The HBHA gets serious about its Masters program
The ISBHF World Masters tournament has become much stronger since its inception just over 6 years ago. The tournament is for players over 37 years old, who technically no longer compete on their national men`s team. The HBHA has shown great heart and determination during each of the three previous tournaments; however, it was not able to place among the top teams for medals. The Masters team would like to raise its performance to match the men’s program which has grown to become a force on the international stage competing at the level of the giants in the game.
With this in mind, the HBHA is very excited to name its new head coach, Peter Chiotis, who will take on a significant leadership role in recruiting, organizing and ultimately leading the bench in actual tournament play, which will take place in the summer of 2018. Peter has an excellent reputation amongst the Quebec ball hockey community and has built up his local team, the Icons, with an impressive roster of players. It will be his first experience with the HBHA program and in this regard will be supported by a committee of players tasked to help with team organization, fundraising and recruiting Greek ball hockey players across Canada and beyond, to build the strongest team yet for the program. This committee will be comprised of John Bolanakis, Costa Stavriadis and Patrick Lapointe Tanos, who all played in the last Masters tournament in Banff. There are many leaders and veterans beyond this group that will also play a key role; however, it was important for the HBHA to have a separate group of individuals not involved in management or coaching of the men's team, to focus solely on the Masters team. In this regard if you have any suggestions, comments or would like to join as a player, please contact Peter at
Pchiotis87@gmail.com or at 514-969-6982