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Cayman Islands Ball Hockey Association (CIBHA)


The Cayman Islands Ball Hockey Association was formed in 2005 but ball hockey has been played in the Cayman Islands since 1985. Over the years ball hockey has grown from a few guys getting together for a casual game once a week to the now very competitive Cayman Islands Ball Hockey Association League play. Games are contested weekly at The King’s Sports Centre, a premier multi sport facility for the Caribbean. This will be Cayman’s fifth consecutive appearance at the World Championships.

The Cayman Islands have also hosted the Caribbean Cup three times which is played in the off years to the World Championships. With only one hundred registered ball hockey players to pull from Cayman has always managed to put together a hard working and dedicated squad to compete at the world level.


 

Cayman Islands' National Men's team about their preparation for ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s:

Mr. Kevin Hunter [Member of the Cayman Islands' Team] from INBHF national men´s team did the following interview:

    1. At what stage of preparation is your team with regards to next year’s the world championships in St. John’s?
Cayman Islands National Team is in the process of selecting the candidates to represent Cayman in the World Championships. First open practice commences March 3rd, 2013,
    2. How will the preparation continue in the next months?
There will be scrimmages held and lines formed along with specialty teams. Drills of all sorts will be run 2-3 times per week plus land training.
    3. Can you already tell the names of some players of your team?
Here are some of the vets that will be returning to the tournament: Rob Rintoul, Randy Cannon, Joe Jewitt, Brad Kirby, Rob Leadbetter, Jamie Lyon, Joel Young, Ian Bridges, Kevin Appleyyard, Pete Holowchuk & Kevin Hunter.
    4. What are the expectations you have for St. John's?
First and foremost - win the B Pool and overall have fun and to get acquainted with new and old friends.
    5. Who will become world champion 2013, and why?
We look forward to watching the A Pool games and should be a tight match and very competitve, Canada has a little pressure to step up being it is their home turf.

 

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