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Women’s U20 Coaching Staff Announced
ASHI Announces Coaching Staff for USA Women’s National Ball Hockey Under-20 Team Winchendon, Mass. – ASHI Team USA Women’s Division and Junior Division announced today the coaching staff for the USA Women’s National Under-20 team that will compete at the 2018 ISBHF World Juniors Ball Hockey Championship June 28-July 1 in Prerov, Czech Republic. Larry Furman (Dorchester, MA), head coach of the Amazeballz Women’s B tournament team and the Boston Saints has been named head coach. He will be joined behind the bench by Megan Habina (Blackwood, NJ) and Jackie Spiegel (Brooklyn, NY). Furman will be making his coaching debut for Team USA. He has been coaching and playing hockey in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. At Hudson Youth Dek Hockey Furman has coached at every level, exclusively the penguin level since 2013 when he was named the co-coach of the travel team. In 2015 Furman became head coach of the HYDH penguin division tournament team, the Boston Saints tournament team and the Amazeballz. At the helm of the Boston Saints, the program won the US Nationals and the Super Bowl Bye Week Tournament in 2016 and 2017. Habina, who has been involved with Team USA for more than six […]
2018 Master’s Team USA Announcement
Roster Announcement General Manager of the Master’s Division Anthony Cillo has announced the final Team USA roster that will be playing in the 2018 World Master’s Championship in Hamilton, Bermuda September of 2018. Team USA looks to get back into medal rounds from 2014 Bronze Medal. There will be 2 Men’s teams and 2 Women’s teams representing the United States in this event. The event to be held at the outdoor rink in beautiful Hamilton, Bermuda. The Bermuda Ball Hockey Association has been working hard at growing the sport in Bermuda and is ready to put on an amazing event along with the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF). 2018 Master’s Team USA Coaching Staff Head Coach – Jay Machin Assistant Coach – Rip Manion Goaltenders Michael Zambon – Ridley, Pa G Michael Walker – Long Island, NY G Nick Perla – Pittsburgh, Pa G Forwards Anthony Cillo – Long Island, NY Jason Albright – Lancaster, Pa Tom Gallagher – Boston, Mass Rick Zinger – Pittsburgh, Pa David Magliocco – Pittsburgh, Pa Joseph Ondrush – Long Island, NY Steve Russell – Pittsburgh, Pa Ryan Shannon – Pittsburgh, Pa Matt Clark – Long Island, NY Keith Ciana – Central New […]
Around the nation in our sport – Berlin, NJ
Tansboro Dek hockey, Berlin NJ is home to some of the best ball hockey players in the South Jersey area, and has been for many years. The rink was established in 1984 by Ray Derosa Sr and son after they saw a Mylec Dek hockey tournament in Philadelphia. DeRosa Sr. knew there was a growing interest in the Flyers, in hockey and after speaking with a Mylec distributor, purchased the land in Berlin NJ with a vision to grow dek hockey. The site was approved and the facility, complete with a penalty box, players boxes and scoreboard was finished in just seven days! Weeknight leagues formed, teams developed and dek hockey grew. As competition grew, divisions were added, and weekend leagues were formed. With the help of son, Ray Derosa Jr. referees, and countless team captains; Tansboro became one of the best places to play hockey, and one of the only where you could play on dek. At the time of purchase in 1984, only 23 dek hockey rinks existed in the country and none could be within 30 miles of each other. Being one of the only places to play dek hockey, Tansboro became a hot bed for the surrounding area. The competition helped grow the sport and in […]
USA Women’s Junior Team Update
ASHI Announces Updated Age for USA Women’s National Junior Ball Hockey Team Winchendon, Mass. – ASHI announced today an updated age to USA Women’s National Junior Ball Hockey Team that will compete at the 2017 ISBHF Women’s U-20 Ball Hockey Championship June 28-July 1 in the Czech Republic. The team is expected to compete against teams from countries including Canada, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. All players born in 1998 or later interested in being evaluated for the team, must register via the following link. Please note, registration is free. An evaluation will be held October 21-22 in conjunction with the UWBHF Oktoberfest Ball Hockey Tournament at the Breakaway Sports World in Dracut, MA. A second evaluation will be held Dec. 1-3 at Cool Hockey’s Holiday Bash. If you are interested in attending either evaluation or if you cannot attend either event and are still interested in being considered for the team, please contact Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly (email@example.com).
2018 Master’s Club Team Announcement
This past weekend the 2017 GT Fall Classic took place in Bellmawr, NJ and concluded the evaluation process for the Master’s Club Team. This tournament was used as a final look at players that had attended the evaluations for the 2018 Master’s Club Team. Head Coach Rock Stefan used the 2017 North American Master’s, Pottstown, PA Camp, Dracut, MA Camp and the 2017 GT Fall Classic with his coaching staff to come up with the 25 man roster and Taxi Squad. The coaching staff as well as full roster has been named for the team that will be heading to Bermuda in September of 2018 to compete in the ISBHF’s World Ball Hockey Championship. 2018 Master’s Club Team – Old Glory Coaching Staff Head Coach – Rock Stefan Assistant Coach – Chris Caplan Assistant Coach – David Foellner Goaltender Coach – Bryce Erb Forwards 1. Lee Nogler – Dracut, MA 2. Patrick Sullivan – Abington, MA 3. James Bloxson – Fitchburg, MA 4. Jason Garner – Leominster, MA 5. Scott Bokoski – Tonawanda, NY 6. Matthew Storace – Nashua, NH 7. Kevin Cuocco – Easton, PA 8. Daniel Coldwell – Audubon, PA 9. David Grabowski – Mount Laurel, NJ 10. […]
2018 World Master’s Championships Press Release
This past week the ISBHF announced the location of the 2018 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championship. Master’s players ages 37 and over will be heading to Bermuda. The Bermuda Ball Hockey Association along with the ISBHF have joined up to bring the international tournament to the beautiful atmosphere of Bermuda. President of the ISBHF George Gorstos spoke about his experience while visiting Bermuda, “We headed out into the ocean to a wonderful cove where we were met by other members of the Bermuda team. Anchors were put down and 5 boats were joined as one as the shore line about 200-250 meters away from us teased us with a pristine white beach. For me I jumped in the warm refreshing waters and soaked in them for hours. What really made a impact on me as I watched this community is how they do this with their kids and spouses every Saturday. This is an amazing way for these people to bond and relax..” The Master’s event will be one you don’t want to miss. < Read the full ISBHF release: http://isbhf.com/2017/08/22/bermuda-to-host-the-2018-isbhf-masters-championships-sept-26-30th/ Check out the Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic coming up this September! http://www.bermudahockey.com/home.html
2018 Junior’s Teams Press Release
Junior’s Division General Manager Scott Tarzy has announced the rosters of all the teams for the 2018 Junior’s World Ball Hockey Championship. U20 Team – Coach Jones Myles Albert Trevor Altmann Jarid Bergeron Chris Buchman Jona Carmany Nick Cataldo Jordan Clark Tavish Dehorsey Shaun Dowdy William Fitzgerald Bryan Grant Zackary Kelly Gordie Kolb Bryce Long Matthew Marchese Ryan McNamee Alec Myers Brian Nath Lou Rossano James Ryder Bryan Seitz Ben Smeresky Jake Taylor U20 Taxi Roster Drew Albright Nathan Breier Josh Faust Nick Horn Chris Kilcourse Bryce Leger Jake Maska Tyler Schwartz Jacob Sepe Dominic Staiano U18 Team – Coach Albright Rusty Abate Jordan Albright Michael Andes Kyle Barner Neko Borghini Brad Bujdos David Cutler Shane Ferris Brandon Garneau Danny Geatens Colin Hughes Aiden Jones Navarro Lotenero Gavin McKain Brandon Melanson Vincent Melfi Steve Poulin Ryan Shaw Evan Simonetti Robert Snyder Hunter Tamburro Anthony Washart U18 Taxi Roster Matt Bendel Chris Comito Brendan Crousey Luca DeCotiis Marco DeCotiis Ryan Dillon Roman Kash Matt Kendall Cole LaForce Jacob Mauro Declan Moffatt Riley O’Neill Tyler Spear U16 Team 1 – Coach Malloy William Bahnak Gabe Barrera Zachary Blair Taras Chernetskiy Danny Cunningham Noah Danenhower Colin Devine Jack Gallen […]
2017 Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic
Mathieu Desjardins is reaching out to the ball hockey community to help promote the 1st Annual Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic. Ball hockey in Bermuda started in the 1980’s by a loosely knit group of die-hard Canadian hockey fans. Over the years guys would get together Saturday mornings to play pick-up hockey at an old converted outdoor roller-skating rink. The number of players on the Island had grown and in the late 1990’s the Bermuda Ball Hockey Association was officially formed. Event Details Website: www.bermudaballhockey.com Contact: Mathieu Desjardins – firstname.lastname@example.org Date: September 28th – October 2nd 2017 Location: Pembroke Community Club (PCC) 5 N. Shore Road, Pembroke, HM03, BM Entry: $500 per team Prize: $500 for champion Divisions: A/B/C level – no age restriction or roster sizes Equipment: Helmet and Gloves required Games: Minimum of 6 games (based on number of teams) Host Hotel: Fairmont Southampton – 101 South Shore RD, Southampton, SN02, BM https://aws.passkey.com/go/bermudarollerhockey More on the horizon for Bermuda Ball Hockey? There have been rumblings in the international ball hockey community that Bermuda may be planning something big for 2018, and the Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic could be a great showcase to something bigger on the horizon.
Women’s USA Master’s Team Registrations
ASHI and Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly announced evaluations for the 2018 USA Women’s National Ball Hockey Masters Teams. Players interested in being evaluated, must attend at least one of the evaluations. To qualify for masters, women players must be 35-years-old or older and hold either U.S. citizenship or a U.S. green card. Teams are allowed up to three players above age 30. The 3rd Annual ISBHF Master’s World Championships will be held in Bermuda September 26th-30th 2018.
2018 ISBHF World Junior’s Announced
The International Street and Ball Hockey Foundation (ISBHF) along with Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) announced earlier this month the dates and location for the 2018 World Junior Ball Hockey Championship for the U20 and U18 Divisions. Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association will be welcoming teams from around the world as they have won the bid to be host. The U16 Division will location and dates has not yet been announced. The tournament will be held from July 4th – 8th 2018. St. John’s, Newfoundland is no stranger to hosting the World Ball Hockey Championship. They previously hosted in 2008 for the U20 World Championships and then again in 2013 for the Men’s and Women’s World Championships. You can see footage from the 2013 on this YouTube Channel – 2013 World Ball Hockey Championship
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2018 Juniors Prospect Training Camp
The American Street Hockey Institute (ASHI), is conducting a prospect training camp to bring together the top caliber players throughout the United States. This camp is designed to help bring together those best suited to represent the USA in the 2018 World Ball Hockey Jr Championships. This is the first event in the 2018 evaluation process. Camp Details: • Dates: December 27-29, 2016 • Location: Yellow Breeches Harrisburg PA • Over 100 prospects already registered – don’t delay – space is limited • All prospects will be thoroughly observed and scouted during camp by a variety of different representatives with extensive knowledge and experience Equipment Required For Camp: *Hockey stick *Shin pads *Helmet with full shield or full cage is mandatory for all divisions *Elbow pads required for all divisions *Gloves (Mylec gloves – street or ice hockey gloves -no bike OR garden gloves) For Additional Questions : Scott Tarzy GM Jr Division email@example.com Joe Cataldo Assistant GM Jr Division firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 World Ball Hockey Championship
The World Championship will take place in June 2017 at both rinks of the Tipsport Arena in Pardubice. More news to come on the event.
Split The Pot Raffle
ASHI is actively raising money for the upcoming Team USA trip to the Czech Republic. Proceeds from the raffle will be utilized for travel and other expenses for the upcoming trip. Our grand prize is a $5,000 cash prize with 4 other cash prizes (2nd – $2,500, 3rd – $1,250, 4th – $750, 5th – $500 and 6-10 win an ASHI Gift Shop Package! If you wish to purchase a ticket offline please contact George Tarantino Jr – email@example.com. Please note cash prizes are subject to all applicable taxes.