• A defensive coverage breakdown
    A defensive coverage breakdown
    Intense hockey action
  • Intense pressure by the Koreans
    Intense pressure by the Koreans
    The Chinese Ice Dragons break out of their zone against the Korean Tigers
  • Iceboks draw toughest teams
    Iceboks draw toughest teams
    South African Iceboks celebrate the go ahead goal.
  • A Close call for Chinese Mayhem
    A Close call for Chinese Mayhem
    The Chinese Mayhem nearly pulled off an upset in the elimination round
  • Polish Hussars dominate in preliminaries
    Polish Hussars dominate in preliminaries
    Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships
  • Filipino Islanders prove worthy  opponents
    Filipino Islanders prove worthy opponents
    Filipino Islanders finished second in the preliminaries.
  • Kremlins victorious over Sea Wolves
    Kremlins victorious over Sea Wolves
    Russian Kremlin's return a championship success!
  • The Luck of the Irish
    The Luck of the Irish
    Irish Shamrocks claim 4th title in 8 years!
  • Sun Shines Brightly for Macedonians
    Sun Shines Brightly for Macedonians
    Macedonian Sun captures 2nd title in three years with win over Italians.
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Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships

CMHL Day 1 Round Up

The 9th annual Canadian Multicultural Hockey League (CMHL) tournament us once again under way at Chesswood Arena in North York Ont. 20 teams in three divisions – Canadian Cup (aka Premier), Canadian Multicultural Women’s Championship and Heritage Bowl Championship (aka Heritage Division) – “play to represent their culture and heritage in intense competition that differs from men’s leagues,” according to CMHL founder and convenor Stan Papulkas who is Executive Producer – Local Content - for Rogers TV Edmonton-Calgary ‘Breakfast Television’ show. “The camaraderie among each other’s culture is great to see and the fact they have great respect for players on the opposing team during games, “stated Papulkas. “It’s the best hockey outside a pro hockey level. Teams take this tournament seriously and build their rosters to the best level, to win it all.”

CMHL Premier and Heritage tourney teams will play three round robin games. The top two teams in each division will play crossover semi-final playoff games, winding up with championship games on Dec. 30. All Women’s division teams are guaranteed one playoff game, with semi-final winners playing for their championship on Dec.30.

Day one roundup of games is as follows: Premier Cup - Division ‘A’: Stars of David (2-0) have played near perfect hockey in winning their first two games and surrendering only one goal. They shutout Japanese Arashi (1-1), who they lost to in 2012, by 5-0 with Jake DiDemenico racking up the shutout. D Darryl Karpel’s 48 ft. right wing blast (Karpel scored two goals against Arashi) in the third period broke a tie and gave Stars the 2-1 win over Macedonia Lions (1-1). Italy (0-2) lost 4-1 to Lions and 3-1 to Arashi.

‘B’: 2012 Premier Cup champion Irish Shamrocks and Hellenic Lightning are both 1-0-1. Shamrocks shutout Polish Hussars (0-1-1) 3-0, with Jarret Rooney recording the shutout, and tied 2012 Canadian Cup finalists Nubian Kings (0-1-1) 4-4. The Shamrocks third goal produced a humorous few minutes interlude for fans, as referees and players endeavoured to loosen the puck that had entwined itself in the top corner of the Kings net. Lightning edged the Kings 3-2 and tied Hussars 3-3. Stars RW Seth Klerer and Lightning D Steve Tamtakiridis lead Division scoring, each with one goal and three assists.

Women’s – Macedonia Sun (1-0-1) defeated Greek 2-1 and tied Japanese Typhoon 1-1. Sun’s F Shannon Misketis leads Division scores with two goals.

Heritage – Division ‘C’: Estonia Ice shutout Saracens 7-0; Ukrainian Kozaks defeated First Nation Firebrands 5-2. Division ‘D’: Jamaican edged Korea Tigers 2-1 and Islanders beat Kremlin 5-4. Ice forwards Alex Kaju and James Werner, Kozaks F/D Daniel Percuklijewic and Islanders D Rich Mori lead Division scoring, each with two goals and one assist.

Papulkas is endeavouring to coordinate with Rogers TV in Toronto to show preliminary CMHL tourney games to display “the great diversity of people in the GTA community.” Go to http://www.cmhl.ca// for updates on day and times of the broadcasts.


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CMHL Welcomes Arabs

The Arab Saracens made their premier in the 2013 Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships.  It took three years, but the team finally came together. 

CMHL Play by Play Team


 Parminder Singh and Anthony Regan bring you the CMHL Finals on Rogers TV.  



Remembering Peter

Peter Zezel  When Peter Zezel called Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships founder Stan Papulkas and asked to join the new league, Papulkas knew he couldn’t say no.
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CMHL on Rogers Community Channel

The 2013 Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships will be televised on Rogers Television.  
The following games will be broadcast on Rogers Community Channel
Japanese Typhoon vs Greek Ice Maidens
Macedonian Lions vs Japanese Arashi
Filipino Islanders vs Korean Tigers
Polish Hussars vs Nubian Kings
Broadcast details will be announced shortly 


Event Hi-lites

Game Action
A close call for Mayhem

Charity Donation
Variety Village gets $5,000

Macedonian fans pack the arena. 

Koreans vs South Asians

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At the box office

CMHL Radio

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Welcome Ice Maidens

Canadian Multicultural Hockey welcomes the Greek Ice Maidens to the 2013 Women's Championships.

The 2013 MVP's

Ashyln Karapalidis of the Macedonian Sun


 Russian's Yuri Dyanchenko

 Seth Klerer

Kathy Stanton and Rob Carrick of the Hockley Valley Brewing Company presented Jackets to the Most Valuable Players in each division.  Culture Cup (Women’s Division) – Defenceman Ashlyn Karapalidis, Macedonian Sun;  Heritage Division MVP – Right Winger Yuri Dyanchenko (five goals and one assist Russian Kremlins;  Premier Division MVP – Right Winger Seth Klerer (four goals and six assists) Israeli Stars of David; 


Peter Zezel Award Recipient

Mansoor Khan
Mansoor Khan was chosen the the 2013 winner of the Peter Zezel Memorial Award.  Khan has been instrumental in building the South Asian Vipers, Indian Monsoon and has been a tournament convener.  The Peter Zezel Award goes to the General Manager who provides commitment and dedication to the Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships. 

Tournament Schedule

A quick look at the CMHL championships schedule

Follow CMHL

The Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships can now be followed via Facebook and Twitter (@cmhlHockey).  Join the group for immediate updates and discussions.