A word from the honorary President
First of all, I would like to thank all players who have participated in the different Burrows Cup events. Congratulations once again to all the winners since its debut in 2011!
I've always been a great fan of this beautiful sport. I'm always wondering when in time ball hockey will be recognized as an olympic sports.
I made my debuts at ball hockey when I was 17 and I was playing as much as I could in summer time. It was my hockey workout and it helped me to develop my hockey skills on my way to the NHL.
I'm mighty proud of being the honorary president of the Burrows Cup events and I now invite all ball hockey fans around the world to come and discover a wonderful hockey festival.
Thank you very much!
Alex Burrows| Honorary President| Burrows Cup
More on Alex Burrows :
Every hockey fan has known who Alex Burrows is for the past few years. The Pincourt native is now an elite player of the National Hockey League (NHL). However, it is important to mention that during his progression as an ice hockey player, Alex had a phenomenal ball hockey career playing in the most elite league in Quebec along with numerous participations at national and international championships.
His ball hockey career started at age 15 and immediately stood out as a member of the Living Legends ball hockey team. Taking advantage of his offensive talent, his unmatched work ethic and perseverance, Alex Burrows is quickly recognized as an elite ball hockey player in Quebec and Canada. In 2001, he wins his first national championship in British Columbia, with the Montreal Red Lite. 6 consecutive national championships followed that first win, as he was named tournament MVP by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) in 2002 and 2003.
During that same year, Alex is selected to represent team Canada at the World Championship in Sierre, Switzerland. 2 years later, in 2005, he was also present for Team Canada in Pittsburgh. Alex helped Canada win gold in both events and was named tournament MVP twice. In 2005, he was named “player of the year” by the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF). The following year, he makes his debut in the NHL as he was considered the best ball hockey player in Canada.
After spending 2 years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Shawinigan Cataractes, he spent the next 3 playing in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the American Hockey League (AHL).
Undrafted by a National Hockey League (NHL) club, Alex persevered and worked his way to the NHL. On November 9, 2005, Burrows' energetic play in the minors earned him a contract with the Vancouver Canucks’ farm club, the Manitoba Moose.
Alex appeared in the Canucks’ training camp for the 2005-2006 season, but was sent back to the Moose. After recording 30 points in 33 games with the Moose, he was recalled by the Canucks on January 2, 2006. Eight days later, Burrows scored his first career NHL goal against Ed Belfour of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He finished with 7 goals and 12 points over 43 games in his NHL rookie campaign. Over the following seasons, he continued his progression and recorded over 50 points and 20 goals in consecutive seasons (2008-2009 and 2009-2010). In 2010, he is the leading Quebec born goal scorer in the NHL with a career high of 35 goals. That same year, he is elected to the CBHA and ISBHF Hall of Fame and considered by most as the best ball hockey player in history.
Alex Burrows’ journey is out of the ordinary. He is, to us, an example of perseverance, hard work and success. The ball hockey world still means a lot to him and he is very proud to be the Honorary President of the Burrows Cup which rewards the best ball hockey teams in a total of 9 categories.
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