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The 2023 ISBHF World Masters Ball Hockey Championships was held between August 30-September 3, 2023 at the RiverWorks in Buffalo, NY. The Masters age group is for players age 35 and over.

Please click here to visit our YouTube channel where you can watch all the 2023 Masters World Championship games. 

Canada took home the Gold Medal in both the Men’s and Women’s Divisions with victories over the United States in both Divisions.  This was Canada’s Fourth Gold Medal for both the Men and Women.  

In the Men’s Division, Canada defeated the United States in a shoot-out after the USA stormed back from a 3-1 deficit late in the 3rd period.  Many hockey fans have said it was one of the greatest championship games in ISBHF history.  For the United States Men, this was their highest finish ever in the Master’s Division.  Click here to watch the game.  Greece defeated Canada Saskatchewan for the Bronze Medal, their first Medal ever in the Master’s Division.

Yannick Tifu celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winning goal of the shootout.

Christian Lantin celebrates after stopping John Stewart for the Gold Medal winning shoot-out save

Men’s All Star Team

In the Women’s Division, Canada was a powerhouse and went undefeated throughout the tournament, and easily defeated the United States in the Gold Medal game 3-0.  Click here to watch the Gold Medal game.  Great Britain took home their first ever Women’s Division medal with the Bronze.

Canada celebrating after winning the Gold medal

Canada hosting the winning trophy!

Women’s All Star Team

Memory to Video Productions was the official streaming partner for USA Ball Hockey, doing a fantastic job bringing the action to the fans at home.  This was the 2nd time MVP has broadcast a stream, doing the 2022 World Championships from Laval, Quebec.  Click the logo to visit their website.

MVP President Joey Delgado in action at the Masters

MVP team in action at the Masters

Official Photographer Terri Milby has over a thousand photos uploaded to her official Facebook pageClick here to view the official Masters photo gallery.  Terri was amazing and the ISBHF looks forward to working with her for future events!

Terri Milby doing her work at the Masters

Terri Milby preparing for arrival at the Masters

The first ISBHF Men’s Masters World Championship took place in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2010, while the Women’s Masters tradition started in Tampa Bay, USA, in 2014. The Men’s and Women’s Masters events are held jointly and bi-annually.

Masters World Ball Hockey Championship Medal History