Will there be an Orangey III?

No Orangey III, but two other great tournaments this summer!

While plans for Orangey III have been dashed for this summer, we would like to notify all ball hockey players about two other great tournaments set to run in the summer of 2015.



The first tournament is quickly approaching. Four Counties Ball Hockey minor program has connected with Hanover Minor Hockey and the Hanover Junior C Barons to run a 3-on-3 road hockey tournament for youths on July 25 in conjunction with the Hanover Sights and Sounds Festival.

Part of 11th Ave. in Hanover will be closed on Saturday morning for the event, which will have divisions for under-6, under-9, under-12 and under-14. The only unfortunate part of this tournament is the fact that orange balls will not be used - instead, the games will be played with a tennis ball.

You can register at Johnny K Sports in Hanover or at the P&H Centre front desk. More than 18 teams played in last year's tournament, and there are hopes of having even more this year. You can also download an entry form here:




The second event we would like to pledge support for is a Boston Pizza sponsored 3-on-3 ball hockey tournament in Kincardine on Aug. 22.

This one has divisions for males and females at the novice, atom, peewee, bantam, midget, junior and adult levels. Each team needs just three players and a goaltender, and is guaranteed to play four games. Cost is $50 per team with proceeds going to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. The tournament will take place in the Boston Pizza/Canadian Tire parking lots in Kincardine.

To register you can e-mail Doug Kennedy at dkca@bmts.com


The 2013 hardest shot champion Nic Carter. Carter fired an orange ball 102 mph in preliminary rounds and then won the event with a 96 mph clapper. The second annual Orangey ball hockey tournament was dampened by rain, but team Puck Hash weathered the storm to win the 2013 Orangey and hoist the Indy-5 Cup. Watch this site for details on next year's event coming soon!  (Josh Howald photo)

Plans underway for Orangey III

Preliminary discussions are currently being held with officials regarding a return of the Orangey.

The tournament has been given a green light to operate in Hanover the summer of 2015 in conjuction with the Hanover Sights and Sounds Festival. The tentative location is the parking lot of the former Zellers buidling.

While talks are still in the early stages, there is optimism that a new venue will rejuvenate the area's biggest, best ball hockey tournament.

Check back soon for details!

Will there be an Orangey III?

Plans for the third annual Orangey are on hold while organizers seek a new venue.

Unfortunately, the Formosa Lions Club has decided the Community Recreation Complex will no longer host the event. A new outdoor ball hockey pad is being sought out for the area's best ball hockey tournament and party held each summer, with proceeds going to charity. There is a lead on a field-of-dreams type ball hockey stadium in an abandoned bush near Hanover, Ontario, but that has yet to be substantiated.

Keep an eye on this site for details, and if you know of a venue that would suit the Orangey, by all means, get in touch.

Until then, may the weather be cool and your orangeys hard.


The second annual Orangey is taking shape, as teams from all over Southwestern Ontario gear up for the area's best ball hockey tournament on July 26 and 27, 2013.

Formosa, Ontario will once again provide a lovely backdrop for the Orangey, a 4-on-4 ball hockey event sponsored by The Kincardine Independent and backsideFIVE gear. Played on the outdoor surface at the Formosa Community Recreation Complex, team registration is only $250. Our prize table will have to be seen to be believed!

We will have an elimination shootout, a hardest shot competition, draws and giveaways and the infamous "Rolling of the Oranges." Ball hockey not your thing? Don't worry, you could still leave with some great prizes - and we'll have the music playing, drinks chilling, barbecue cooking and laughter at the ready all weekend long.

The team to emerge as the Orangey's best will leave with cold, hard cash - as well as some other great items. Some of this year's prizes, just to name a few, include a Sidney Crosby autographed stick, a Wayne Gretzky 1987 Canada Cup jersey, gear from backsideFIVE, a Jaromir Jagr signed plaque and so much more.

To register your team in the Orangey II tournament, e-mail intheslot@yahoo.ca today, or find the Orangey on facebook - serach for "Orangey 2013 or follow this link -


Proceeds from the Orangey will go to the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer initiative headed by the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey program and the Formosa Lion's Club. Kincardine native Scott McKay is the spokesman for this year's Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event in September, and with his brother Tim will be hosting a golf to conquer cancer event this Saturday at Ainsadle Golf Course.




JUNE 12, 2013 - The Kincardine Independent and backsideFIVE are pleased to announce registration for the Orangey 2013 is now open.

The second annual 4-on-4 ball hockey tournament will take place July 26 and 27, 2013. Southwestern Ontario's best ball hockey event is held at the outodor Formosa recreation pad, also known as West Nile Stadium.

We're busy lining up all kinds of great prizes for this year's event. Plenty of gear from backsideFIVE, cash, hockey memmorabilia and other prizes will be up for grabs.

Updated: Our prize table includes: Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux signed photos, Don Cherry plaque, RJS Trading pillow fro Sleepers in Kincardine, a Coors Light duffle bag, Jaromir Jagr signed plaque with engraved name plate, signed Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux photos, a photo of Jarome Iginla and Crosby, shirts from Presto-Crest in Kincardine, key chains from The Button Man in Kincardine and much, much more!

Each team is guaranteed to play three games. We are capping registration at 16 teams, so don't delay - get your team organized now to avoid disappointment. You won't find a more affordable ball hockey tournament anywhere at just $250 per squad.

We have more than ball hockey on tap. We'll have barbecue, refreshments, music to compliment the game action, as well as an elimination shootout, a hardest shot competition. None other than Ashley Duern, Miss Orangeville 2012, will be presiding over the festivities, adding a touch of class to our already esteemed event.

To get your team into this year's Orangey, email intheslot@yahoo.ca

Dont' forget to check out our facebook link as well! :



The Orangey is a 4-on-4 ball hockey tournament sponsored by The Kincardine Independent and Backside Five played at the outdoor arena pad in Formosa, Ontario. Not only does it feature some of the best ball hockey in the area, it is also a fundraising event for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team.

There was never a dull moment at the 2012 Orangey in Formosa.

The inaugural Orangey took place July 13 and 14, 2012, with nine teams playing out a full schedule and playoffs until a champion was crowned. When all the dust settled, the Honey Nut Chelios, from the Walkerton and Formosa area, made history by becoming the first team to hoist the Indy5 Cup. The Chelios defeated The Host Team 6-5 in an exciting main event that capped off a great weekend.

The Orangey was more than a ball hockey tournament. It was a party. The Orangey had an an outdoor beer garden, tunes, an elimination shootout and a Showcase of Skill featuring celebrity judges. Plenty of great prizes were handed out - our champions received $500 cash, while the shootout and skills winners took home Steve Yzerman and Drew Doughty jerseys. Plenty of great gear from Backside Five was also won in various competitions and orange ball related activities. Other prizes from The Independent and the now-defunct Walkerton Capitals were handed out.

Tyler Tilker of the Honey Nut Chelios kisses the Indy5 Cup.

Tournament convenors Josh Howald of The Independent and Andy Cline are pleased to make a $400 donation to the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team. The Knights, who have had their season cancelled due to a work-to-rule protest from Ontario teachers, were well represented at the tourney, though they couldn't match the success they found in Peterborough as OFSAA champions.

Next year's Orangey is sure to be bigger - and better. We've already set the date for the 2nd annual Orangey. The event will run July 12, 13 and 14, 2013. That gives you plenty of time to get your team together for the best weekend of ball hockey you can find.

For registration details, find "Orangey" on facebook, or E-mail intheslot@yahoo.ca.

Just some of our great prizes!

The Orangey is also on facebook! Check it out at:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/471364876210689/ For More Information!