The Greater Sudbury Ball Hockey League was created in October 2009 by a Sudburian who was tired of the waiting lists and unavailable ice for traditional hockey. After two successful seasons, the league was temporarily shut down after the 2011 season due to a play location issue but a new team of executives assumed the league and rebooted again the GSBHL for the 2016 season.
The goal of the Greater Sudbury Ball Hockey League is to give others who loved the game but could not play, an opportunity to play Canada’s National Winter Sport in a new way. Organised ball hockey is an ever growing sport, being played year round in major cities all across the world. The Greater Sudbury Ball Hockey League is proud to be associated with the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation, the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, and the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation. By removing the skates and playing in shoes, it has been able to keep the fast pace feel of hockey, but open the sport to all individuals who may have not been able to participate in ice hockey.