Broomball in the News...
DBA Teams Up with CBA to Bring Back BroomFest!
March 3, 2009 -- The Dayton Broomball Association and Cincinnati Broomball Association will be co-hosting BROOMFEST on August 29, 2009. The tournament will be held at Sports Plus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Co-ed teams, two sheets of ice, four-game guarantee, Reds game on Friday night. Visit the broomfest.org Web site for more details and to register.
DBA Sends Two Teams to Syracuse CAN-AM Broomball Tournament
January 12, 2009 -- The Dayton Broomball Association, in conjunction with the Cincinnati Broomball Association, sent four Ohio teams to compete in the 25th Annual Syracuse CAN-AM Broomball Tournament. In the women's bracket were Dayton's Victorious Secret and the Cincinnati Stingers; in the men's bracket were Dayton BuckIce and Cincinnati Royals. Though all the Ohio teams went 0-3, everyone learned a lot and had a great time. Small victories for the DBA included Victorious Secret holding Glenscott to 2 goals to finish the game, a goal by Jeff Downs in the BuckIce game versus Waterloo, and rockstar performances by both team's goalies, Phil Cheesebrough and Emily Gutfreund.
Dayton BuckIce: Tom Acciani, Chris Bahns, Phil Cheesebrough, Jeff Downs, Matt Dunbar, Nathan Harro, Kyle Kaminski, Steve Kerr, Brent Push, Andy Sauer
Dayton's Victorious Secret: Ali Bahns, Kaley Bartosik, Jen Cadieux, Ashley Downs, Stephanie Gunning, Emily Gutfreund, Sabrina Jackson, Tracy Nagy, Vicki Reed, Angie Sullivan, Stacey Young
South Metro offers venue for a variety of sports
April 24, 2008, Washington Twp – You can count on a game going on every day at South Metro Sports, from ice hockey to volleyball to broomball to basketball.
...But it isn't for hockey alone. Broomball is currently sweeping the area and South Metro offers Monday night leagues for novice and experienced players. Nearby LexisNexis even has a broomball league at lunch at the facility.
"Al does the little extra things that are customer- friendly, like providing two hours of ice time for an intro to broomball session at the start of each season," said Jeff Downs, who runs the broomball league. "Those who can't ice skate tend to enjoy broomball."
The sport is drawing more and more attention at South Metro. The rules and strategies are similar to those of ice hockey. It is a combination of ice hockey and floor hockey with players wearing tennis shoes and carrying brooms...
Read the full story in the Dayton Daily News
DBA Broomball Video on Dayton Daily News
Published on 4-18-08, Recorded on 4-14-08
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Alums Start Local Broomball Leagues
April 15, 2008, Oxford, OH –Miami University's Intramural Broomball program has been around since the former Goggin Ice Arena was built in 1976, and now alumni that have moved into surrounding areas can take the tradition with them.
In the last year, 2003 graduate Jeff Downs launched the Dayton Broomball Association (DBA) and is ready to expand the league this upcoming summer. He is looking to tap into a base of Miami alumni that have been instilled with the tradition of broomball while at school in Oxford, but who may have moved to the Dayton area after graduation.
Read the full story in the Miami Student
Dayton BuckIce Takes 1st Place in CBA Intermediate League
March 16, 2008, Dayton, OH –The DBA's "Dayton BuckIce" clenched first place in the Cincinnati Broomball Association's Winter Intermediate League. Dayton BuckIce (5-0-1) took on Team Punishment (4-2-0) in the League Championship game. Goals were scored by Ashley Downs, Jeff Downs, Matt Dunbar and Bryan Newell. Kurt Barney had 2 assists. Congratulations to the entire team on a great first showing in the CBA league and bringing home 1st place!
Check Out a New Sport That Is Sweeping the Area
February 13, 2008, Dayton, OH –The Dayton Broomball Association (DBA) will be offering two “Intro to Broomball” sessions. These will be held on Monday, March 10th at 6:00PM and Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00PM, both at South Metro Sports in Centerville. Sticks and broomballs will be provided – all you need are gym shoes. The intro sessions are FREE and are open all new and prospective members. The DBA is looking to grow its membership and welcomes individuals of all experience levels. “Our Intro to Broomball sessions are the perfect opportunity for people to see what broomball is all about. We want them to come out and just give it a try. It’s so much fun – I was hooked the first time out on the ice.” said Jeff Downs, President of the DBA.
Broomball is a team sport that is played on ice. Players wear shoes rather than skates, and use a "broom" (a stick shaped like a broom) to move the ball around the ice. Rules and strategies are similar to those of ice hockey. Broomball does not require expensive equipment or special skills - just an open mind and a positive attitude! For more information, please visit www.DaytonBroomball.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Contact: Jason Hallmark
Advertised in Dayton City Paper, page 24