32nd Annual Canadian North

Balsillie Cup Old Timers Hockey Tournament

April 9-12, 2015

To all Old Timer Hockey Players, Coaches, and Managers

Please accept this letter as an invitation to your team to participate in the 32nd Annual Balsillie Cup Old Timer Hockey Tournament.  This year’s tournament will be played in the Yellowknife Community Arena and the Yellowknife Multiplex Arena featuring the Shorty Brown and Ed Jeske ice surfaces.

Registration shall be limited to the first thirty two (32) Teams.  Early bird team registration for $750.00 is open to March 1, 2015. The entry fee will be $800.00 after March 1st. The registration deadline for all teams is March 20th.  Registration means a completed team list plus payment received by the registrar by March 20, 2015.

All games shall be governed by the CARHA Rule Book plus our Association Tournament Rules which shall be included in each teams Tournament Package.  All male participants shall be over the age of 35 years for Divisions A-B-C-D or above the age of 45 years for the Omega Marine (Over 45) Division prior to the initial drop of the puck at any teams’ first game. Female players may be 19 years of age and over.

CARHA Player Insurance is mandatory for each participant.  Proof of Insurance shall be forthcoming at the time of registration. Teams are divided into five (5) ability driven Divisions based upon prior participant and/or team performance.  However, the final team seedings shall be at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.

We are proud to confirm that Canadian North is once again our major sponsor.  For teams travelling on Canadian North routes (i.e. Edmonton, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet,  Cambridge Bay) and wishing to reduce their travel costs, Canadian North will provide reduced airfare costs for players.  Information related to accessing this reduced fare opportunity is available through the Tournament Registrar (contact information below).

Registration may be made by contacting Mike Yakabuski, Tournament Registrar, at  or  867-920-6167w, 867-446-5224c,