Ball hockey world championships begin in St. John's

St. John's is hosting ball hockey teams from around the globe as the World Ball Hockey Championship tournament kicks off Sunday.

Over 700 players, coaches on 26 teams from Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and North America

Ball hockey players from around the world will be playing in the Mount Pearl Glacier Arena during the world ball hockey championships this week in the St. John's area. (CBC)

St. John's is hosting ball hockey teams from around the globe as the World Ball Hockey Championship tournament kicks off Sunday.

The International Street & Ball Hockey Federation is hosting the competition, which runs until June 9.

The senior men's teams start the contest Sunday as France faces the United States at 2 p.m. at the Jack Byrne arena in Torbay, starting the A-pool series.

Italy will face Israel in the series starter for the B-pool men's team at 4 p.m. at the Glacier.

Women's teams begin their series on June 4, with Czech Republic facing Greece at 8:30 a.m. at the Glacier.

Canada's men's team plays their first game against Germany at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Jack Byrne arena, and the women's team faces the United Kingdom on Tuesday at the Glacier arena in Mount Pearl at 2:30 p.m.

For more team information, and a full schedule of games, visit the ISBHF website.