Floorball set for new season

Semiahmoo Floorball registration now open for spring

Semiahmoo Floorball is back for another season this spring.

The league – formerly Semiahmoo Ball Hockey until the switch was made last year to floorball – will begin its new season April 3, and registration is currently open.

This year, Semi Floorball, which plays out of White Rock’s Centennial Arena, will also be incorporated with two other leagues – Langley Minor Floorball, as well as a league on the North Shore – which means local squads will have even more teams to compete against.

Semiahmoo Floorball – which began a few seasons ago as a spring ball-hockey league before the switch to floorball – has also partnered this year, across North America, with Wayne Gretzky Hockey Camps and the Vancouver Canucks, Semi Floorball founder and president Rick Duchesne said.

Floorball is similar to ball hockey, but with a few notable differences.

For starters, floorball sticks are slightly shorter than traditional hockey sticks, and the ball more resembles a whiffle ball than a puck or orange hockey ball.

Floorball – which originated in Europe – also tends to be less physical and more skill-based than its North American cousin.

This year, Semiahmoo Floorball will have tyke (five- and six-year-olds), atom (seven to nine), peewee (10-12), bantam (13-16) and men’s (17-55) divisions.

Registration can be done online at www.semifloorball.com

If in-person registration is preferred, arrangements can be made by emailing semifloorball@gmail.com

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