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
Some parting thoughts with U20 Head Coach Mark Quillen
Mark Quillen will be leading the United States U20 Junior team in Sheffield. Mark has been preparing for this event for over a year. This weekend the team is heading to New Jersey for their final preparation camp before heading off to the United Kingdom in pursuit of the gold medal. Mark shares his thoughts as the team enters final preparations. U20 Head Coach Mark Quillen The tournament is just a week away. How would you describe your emotions these past weeks? Honored & excited to represent Team USA! It’s been a very long process getting to this point. How satisfied are you with the way it has all come together? We have players from different parts of the country. We have been able to participate in 3 tournaments & 1 camp. For the past 6 weeks we as a whole (U20, U18 & U16) have been practicing twice a week. The dedication and commitment from the players & parents to attend as many of the events has been a tremendous positive. I feel we have a great blend of talent that compliments each other. This group of players has grown into a team. From competing in the 1st & […]
A short talk with U16 Head Coach Mike Albright
Pittsburgh, PA native Mike Albright will be leading the first ever Junior U16 USA Ball Hockey team at the 2016 ISBHF Junior World Ball Hockey Championships in Sheffield, UK. The tournament starts July 6 and this weekend, Mike will be with the team for their final preparation camp before shuttling off to the airport for the trip overseas. Mike was generous enough to talk to us about his emotions and the team’s readiness as he puts the finishing touches on a process that began some 16 months ago. U16 Head Coach Mike Albright The tournament is just a week away. How would you describe your emotions these past weeks? Every week the excitement and anticipation grows. Believing in what you have learned over the years will be enough for your team to be successful and win. How have the preparations been coming together? I have been communicating with my assistant coaches every couple weeks. To go over what systems we should be working on. To go over how strong different players have been looking in practice. To talk over different line combinations. I can tell the intensity and excitement has grown at the Pittsburgh practices as well I’m sure as […]
A brief chat with U18 Head Coach Bobby Jones
The United States U18 Ball Hockey Team is competing in Sheffield, UK in just one short week at the 2016 ISBHF Junior World Ball Hockey Championships. Head Coach Bobby Jones is ready to go get a Gold Medal and took a few minutes of out his final preparations to chat with us… Bobby Jones The tournament is 10 days away. How would you describe your emotions these past weeks? My emotions have been all over the board this week. I’m not big on flying and I’ve never been overseas so all that is new for me. My family is not making the trip with me and that’s affecting me a bit, but honestly when I get on the rink with this group of players it all shifts to hockey and I gotta say, this is a really talented group. Talk about the preparation the team has done. What are some of the positives you’ve seen? Well this whole process is about 16 months in, the team itself has been together for a year now and we’ve played multiple tournaments together, and have had multiple camps. It’s really starting to gel! I’ve seen friendships grow, players mature, a lot of them […]
Junior Division GM Scott Tarzy Interview
Marlon, New Jersey resident Scott Tarzy is putting the finishing touches on his preparation for the 2016 ISBHF Junior World Ball Hockey Championships in Sheffield, UK, which take place July 6-12. This is Scott’s second World Championship as the Juniors Division GM. In 2014, he put together the Junior Division program from scratch that led to both the U18 and U20 teams taking home Bronze medals, with each defeating Canada in their respective victories in Bratislava, Slovakia. The road of course hasn’t been without bumps, but Scott’s drive and passion for the sport certainly made for more smooth roads than not. As Scott talks about below, the 2014 experience overall was invaluable for him as he now takes three teams over to Sheffield with the addition of the first ever U16 Team USA. Scott was kind enough to take some time out of his preparations to talk to us about the upcoming tournament and also to reflect on the Bratislava experience. JUNIOR DIVISION GM SCOTT TARZY Scott, thanks for taking time out to do this. Can you first give us your assessment of the 2014 Tournament in terms of how the U18 and U20 teams performed? Reflecting back on my […]
Individual Award Winners for 2016 Masters World Championships
Ball hockey is without any doubt a true team sport. No one person can take the floor and win a game all by themselves. It takes the commitment of everyone on the team along with coaches and management staff to unify in pursuit of a common goal. Alexander the Great is often credited with the following – ““Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all”. While the United States teams did not reach their goals in Banff, the tournament overall saw some of the most outstanding hockey being played in recent memory. Every game we witnessed teams and individuals giving 101%, trying their absolute best to achieve victory and push towards a Gold medal. The sportsmanship exhibited by all the nations, participants, teams, volunteers, and fans was an honor to take part in. ASHI is extremely happy and proud to recognize the following four individuals for their outstanding play at the 2016 ISBHF Masters World Ball Hockey Championships. Liane Dixon – Women’s Division Tournament Most Valuable Player Lorraine Profera Anderson – Women’s Division Most Valuable Defenseman Alessandra Glista – Women’s Division Most Valuable Goaltender Ricky L’Heureux – Men’s Division Most Valuable Defenseman We asked each of these four […]
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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.
2016 Mylec Cup
5th Annual Mylec Cup. Youth hockey A and B divisions. Penguins, Beavers and Cadets.
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.