We believe hockey is the greatest game on earth and that all kids and their families should have the opportunity to experience the game and a day at the rink as it was meant to be... FUN! We also believe that the Bible is the single source of truth for revealing the purpose for our lives and provides the guiding principles to build strength in character and strength in our communities.
BCHL was originally founded in 1997 as the Barrie Christian Pond Hockey League by Len and Beth Robinson who had a vision to put fun, family, friends, fellowship, community, servant leadership and affordability into the fabric of a grass roots, Christ-centred hockey league that welcomed kids of all ability to come and enjoy the opportunity to play the game. Since these humble beginnings, we have been blessed to grow and thrive as a league, offering a popular and distinctive option for families who want to build character and memories, not stress, through the hockey experience.
BCHL Power Plays are a very important part of our league. They are short devotionals based on scripture from the Bible, followed by prayer, conducted by the coaches of every team 15 minutes before the start of each game. As a league we believe that not only do you need to "pump up" your physical body to prepare to play hockey, but you also need to "pump up" your spirit as well.
In addition to our mission of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ in our local community through hockey ministry, we also believe it is our responsibility as a league to support other ministries that extend this good news around the globe.
Christian Character Awards
BCHL Christian Character Awards are presented each year to an overall winner for each of our house league age divisions. Finalists are selected from among one nominee put forward by the coaches of each team who are asked to consider what player they believe best exemplifies the spirit of our league.