Team USA Women Compete at the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships
WINCHENDON, Mass. – ASHI and Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly would like to announce that in preparation for the 2017 ISBHF World Senior Mens and Womens Ball Hockey Championships, the ASHI Women’s Division will be sending two teams to the 2016 Ballhockey.com World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships. The teams are comprised of members of the Women’s program along with future team prospects, and will compete Sept. 23-25 in Barrie, ON in the Women’s A/B Division. The teams are named after the last two Women’s A Division Champions at the North American Ball Hockey Championships – U.S.A. Happy Endings and U.S.A. Girls on Top. Each will contain some of the top talent from across the United States, and will also have members of the 2015 USA Womens team that competed at the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championship held in Zug, Switzerland. Several players on the teams are former NCAA Div. I and II athletes. Girls on Top will feature two inaugural members of the New York Riveters of the NWHL, Cherie Stewart (Fountain Valley, CA) and Amber Moore (Sunnyvale, CA). Roxanne Gaudiel (Sarasota, FL), who played for the Quebec Avalanche of the original NWHL, will also be on the team. Additional […]
Junior Prospect Camp Announcement
ASHI Jr Division is pleased to announce the first Jr Division Evaluation Camp for the 2018 World Jr Teams. The USA is planning on having 3 teams participate at the World’s in 2018, location of the event is TBD. Camp Information as follows: 2018 Team USA Jr Prospect Evaluation Camp Camp Location: Yellow Breeches Harrisburg PA. Camp Dates: 3 Day Camp December 27-29 th 2016 Registration Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13FGRD6fST3eZ7vwZmM7QWMSQnwJtHp_33uItkI9XUok Camp is open to prospects born in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Camp cost is $70 For questions please email GM Scott Tarzy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mens 2017 Team USA Roster – Selection Update
From Mens Division General Manager George Tarantino: Heading into this Men’s National Team cycle, our goal is quite simple: to win the Gold Medal at the 2017 ISBHF World Championships. This is what our responsibility as an organization en tales: 1. Give American players a fair chance at making the team: We scouted countless tournaments all throughout the USA and took plenty of input from anyone who had suggested a player. We gave individual players that contacted us a fair look, regardless of their tournament participation. 2. Properly select the team: Judging a player based on how we feel he will perform at this level is key, and that includes off the rink and in the locker room. Every roster spot is thoroughly thought out. 3. Prepare the team: When our team lands in the Czech Republic in June of next year, our goal is to be a TEAM, not a group of individuals. We will be having 3 camps to work on gameplan, continuity, and team chemistry. There are few cliches I hear that I actually believe in, but John Wooden’s “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” rings so true in team sports. That and talent is how […]
Junior Division Registration Now Open for 2018 World Championships
From Junior Division GM Scott Tarzy: Attention All 2018 USA Junior Prospects: We are collecting information from those players that wish to be considered for the 2018 USA Ball Hockey Team. Our database of players is growing, however we would like to ensure we have the most up to date information. Please complete the enclosed registration form and we will add you to our newsletter and information distribution list. There is NO COST to register. This is an OPEN invitation for any age eligible player to register with AHSI for the 2018 World Junior Ball Hockey Championships. The American Street Hockey Institute (ASHI) will have OPEN evaluation camps. More details to follow regarding dates, times and the locations of these evaluations. To be eligible to participate for Team USA in the 2018 World Junior Ball Hockey Championships, you must be born in the following years: U20 Team (1998 or 1999) U18 Team (2000 or 2001) U16 Team (2002, 2003 or 2004) Please pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested in registering. Again, it is FREE TO REGISTER. Upon registering, you will be placed on the mailing list for all updates regarding Team USA evaluation camps and […]
Special Announcement – Masters GM Jamie Cooke Resigns
A famous early 20th century American author once said… “On the journey of life, it really comes down to a handful of people you meet who you impact your life that you truly admire and remember the rest of your life.” When it comes to people who have had an impact on many people’s lives in the sport of ball hockey, few can compare to Masters Division General Manager Jamie Cooke. Jamie Cooke “With great appreciation for all he has done for the sport, the community, the national programs, and for ASHI, we have accepted Jamie’s letter of resignation. Jamie has indicated that it is time for him to move on and do other things with his life, and we fully respect Jamie’s decision. We certainly don’t want to see him go, but Jamie can step away knowing that he left the Masters program and ASHI in a much better place than he found it. And for that, along with a host of other things he’s accomplished which are too numerous to mention, I’ve accepted Jamie’s decision. We are going to miss his dedication, passion and energy that he always brought to the table.”said ASHI Executive Director Ricky Laperriere. Jamie […]
Congratulations to Bronze Medal Winners Team USA U16
Sheffield, England – The United States Junior U16 Ball Hockey Team USA defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 to capture their 1st ever medal during their 1st ever World Ball Hockey Championships. The 2016 U16 squad was the first ever at that age group for the United States, and they finished the tournament on a very high note with their victory. The game was very close with the USA jumping out to an early 1 goal lead just 16 seconds into the contest as Assistant Captain Anthony Washart took a centering pass from fellow Assistant Captain Jordan Albright to make it 1-0. Albright made a great move to get separation from the defender in Gretzky’s office and found Washart who made quick work of the Czech goaltender. The game remained 1-0 until just under 5 minutes left in the 3rd when the Czechs finally managed to solve Robert Snyder in net for USA who was stellar throughout the tournament. The Czechs got a clean draw and their sniper beat Snyder far post off the one timer. But the USA was not to be denied as Evan Simonetti buried the game winner with 2:17 remaining in the game, finding an almost empty […]
New Additions to Women’s Division Staff
Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly and Assistant GM Angelo Terrana are pleased to announce the addition of two new people to the Women’s Division Staff, Jackie Spiegel and JP Uehlinger. Jackie Spiegel, from Brooklyn, NY, is taking on the role of Women’s Division Coordinator. Jackie has a long history in the sport of ball hockey as both a player and coach. Most recently she was an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Masters USA Team Red that competed at the 2016 ISBHF Masters World Ball Hockey Championships. She was a player for USA Team Red at the 2014 Masters World Championships. Jackie Spiegel “It’s an honor to join the Women’s National Team as a member of the GM staff. I look forward to working with the players, the coaches and the other members of the front office as we head towards the World Championships in June.” said Jackie. Said GM Jason Kelly “Jackie did such an amazing job in Banff along with all the preparation work it took in terms of getting the team prepared for the tournament. She has tremendous energy and enthusiasm and is one of most well liked women in our sport. I’m excited to have her […]
Clean Sweep on Day 5
All 3 Junior teams win today and keep hopes alive to make a run at a medal round. U16 defeated Great Britain 8-0 U18 defeated Switzerland 1-0 U20 defeated Great Britain 8-2 General Manager Scott Tarzy commented, “Three games three US Anthems played. A win is win. They all count maybe not as pretty as we wanted but we got the job done and have been consistently getting better. It never seems to be dark in Sheffield. Other than at 2 am. Hope to not see 2 am tonight because we are right back at it early 7:30 9:30 and 11:30 last round robin games and then hopefully we earn the privilege of playing for a medal.” We wish our Junior Teams the best of luck heading into critical games that decide the fate for these three hard working teams.
Day 2 – Junior U20 and U16 Updates
The USA Junior U20 team started Day 2 at the 2016 ISBHF World Junior Championship. All 3 teams had a rough start against Canada and looked to bounce back on day two. The U18 team has the day off today and will face the Czech Republic tomorrow at 6:30am eastern time. The U20 team exploded in the 2nd period against Switzerland with 3 goals in the first 5 minutes. They kept the pressure on and ended the game with an 8-1 win having eight different players scoring goals. Jordan Albright for the U16 team had a 2 point day with a goal and an assist giving him 3 points in the first 2 games. The U16 team held on to a 2-1 lead to notch their first win of the tournament. It appears the nerves have settled and adjustments to the time change have been made. Both teams looked on top of their games today. Point total for the 2 teams: U16 Jordan Albright 1G, 1A – 2pts Danny Geatens 1G – 1pt Evan Simonetti – 1A – 1pt U20 Denis Hickey 1G, 1A – 2pts Brandon Harley 1G, 1A – 2pts Timmy Ryan 1G, 1A – 2pts Austin Mauger […]
Opening Ceremonies and First Day Stats
Opening ceremonies of the 2016 ISBHF World Junior Championships. The start of the tournament saw the USA U16 fall to Canada 5-1, USA U18 loses to Canada 3-2 and finally USA U20 drops its first game to Canada 5-1. Game stats links: U16 – Game Stats U18 – Game Stats U20 – Game Stats Player Individual Stats: U16 Jordan Albright 1G Michael Andes 1A Steven Poulin 1A Robert Snyder 29 Shots, 24 Saves, 5 GA U18 Matthew Miller 1G Ryan McNamee 1G Trevor Altmann 1A U20 Tyler Fischetti 27 Shots, 22 Saves, 5GA USA U20 vs Canada U20 Game
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Oktoberfest Ball Hockey Tournament
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.
2016 Junior World Championships
The 2016 World Junior Street & Ball Hockey Championship will be held in Sheffield, UK. The tournament will take place July 6th – 12th of 2016 at the Sheffield Arena.