Ball Hockey rules are the same as Ice Hockey with one significant exception.  The rule that regulates offside in the offensive zone is called the “Floating Blue Line”.  Once a player has moved the ball over the blue line into the attacking zone, the attacking zone increases to include the entire opponent’s half of the rink.

Floating Blue Line Rule

We recommend Men or Women players be 18 YEARS OF AGE or older to participate.  Players under the age of 18 MUST have their Parents Signed Consent to participate.  The B.B.H.L. is NOT responsible for individuals who misinform the league about their age.

We are committed to providing our members with the best and safest environment possible.  As a result Fighting and Major Penalties are NOT Tolerated and result in substantial suspension or ejection from the league.

The B.B.H.L. rules are based on the C.B.H.A.  and O.B.H.F. Rules and Regulations Guides, please refer to them for a complete list (See link below).

Rule Book | Ontario Ball Hockey Federation

Any questions, concerns or inquiries in regards to rules can be made by email to