Danielle Strohmier – Women’s Hockey Life
Womens Hockey Life has released the 3rd article in a series of articles on USA Women’s Ball Hockey Players. Womens Hockey Life was created by Jaclyn after having spent 23 years ‘living her dream’ as a hockey player. Her thoughts behind the site are to allow followers of the site to live their dreams and also follow others living out their dreams. The latest article features Julia Bronson, Forward for the 2015 Women’s USA team that participated in the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland. Jaclyn has a long history in the sport of hockey and has been celebrated with many honors. You can find out more about her on the Womens Hockey Life website. Read more here www.womenshockeylife.com Womens Hockey Life added its first article in this series on Sarah Wilson. Sarah Wilson Article Womens Hockey Life 2nd article in the balll hockey series on Julia Bronson. Julia Bronson Article. Womens Hockey Life newest article in the ball hockey series on Danielle Strohmier. Click here for Danielle’s article. Danielle Strohmier of Chicago made her first USA team this past summer. Along with fellow Lady Corbra’s teammate Eileen Meslar. The two headed to Zug, Switzerland for the 2015 World Ball […]
Julia Bronson featured on Womens Hockey Life
Womens Hockey Life has released the 2nd article in a series of articles on USA Women’s Ball Hockey Players. Womens Hockey Life was created by Jaclyn after having spent 23 years ‘living her dream’ as a hockey player. Her thoughts behind the site are to allow followers of the site to live their dreams and also follow others living out their dreams. The latest article features Julia Bronson, Forward for the 2015 Women’s USA team that participated in the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland. Jaclyn has a long history in the sport of hockey and has been celebrated with many honors. You can find out more about her on the Womens Hockey Life website. Read more here www.womenshockeylife.com Womens Hockey Life added its first article in this series on Sarah Wilson. Sarah Wilson Article Womens Hockey Life article on Julia Bronson. Click here for Julia Bronson Article. Julia Bronson was an Assistant Captain of the 2015 Women’s USA Team. She tallied 4 goals and 4 assists leading the team in points for the tournament. Prior to the tournament Julia had this to say about leadership, “Being a leader is difficult with such a talented group of […]
2016 USA Men’s Master’s Team Announcement
General Manager Jamie Cooke has announced the 2016 USA Men’s Master’s roster. These players will be competing in the 2016 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championship which will be held in Banff, Alberta Canada. The selected players were a part of an evaluation process that took place September 12th and 13th.
Master’s Players on Evaluations
As phone calls are now being made in anticipation of a possible roster to be released as early as this Friday we had a chance to speak with some of this years Master’s evaluation players. Several of which played in 2014 with either Team USA or Team DC. The game play during the weekend was modified for evaluation purposes and the players were all put to the test. Evaluation panelists could be found throughout the building. From the stands, to the player benches to the scorebox. All eyes were on the players. And the general consensus among the players seemed to be the same. Passion, respect, focus and desire on the faces and in the hearts of the players was profoundly obvious. Tony Bianco, 2014 Team DC forward played with the South Jersey regional team this past weekend. When asked about his experience at this evaluation he had this to say, ” The overall atmosphere was amazing once again. The respect all the guys have for each other is second to none. To be able to compete against someone for a spot, but in the same breath, their pulling for you and you for them is a pretty awesome and rare […]
Barrie Schedule Released
Ballhockey.com released the schedule for the 2015 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships. This tournament will feature a Men’s A/B division as well as a Women’s A/B division. Women’s USA development team will be playing in the B division. The team roster can be found here. The full tournament schedule can be found on the tournament website http://wobhc.com Women’s team schedule: Friday September 25th 8:00PM, White Rink vs Winthrow Knights Saturday September 26th 1:00PM, Blue Rink vs Barrie Donaleigh’s Saturday September 26th 4:00PM, Gold Rink vs Barrie Wrecking Balls Source: http://wobhc.com
Barrie Women’s Head Coach Karen Levin Q&A
Karen Levin will lead the Women’s Barrie team next weekend at the World Outdoor Ballhockey Championships in Canada. Karen played on the Women’s USA team that traveled to Switzerland earlier this year so she knows the preparation needed to be successful at the international level. A native of Skokie, IL, Karen played ice hockey for 23 years and has 5 years of ball hockey experience. Best of luck next weekend coach. 01. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a coach? My strengths are in hockey knowledge and my willingness to involve the players in the direction the team should move. My players are probably sick of doing surveys, but it helps me get a feel for where most players think we need to improve. We have a team of really knowledgeable, wonderful women and they have been driving the direction in which our team is growing. My weaknesses are in pre-game speeches! I’m very matter of fact and struggle to get inspirational. Luckily, I think my fellow coaches and captains will fill that void quite easily. 02. Who are your role models in coaching and why? My coaches in college were amazing. I played ice hockey and golf. Those […]
Barrie Women’s Captain Chantelle Church Q&A
ASHI spoke with Chantelle Church regarding the upcoming World Outdoor Ballhockey Championships in Barrie, Canada. Chantelle stated, “It always an honor to wear a team USA jersey but I am extremely honored to be named the Captain of this team. To be chosen by a group of your peers and coaches means a lot. I have great coaches and team mates and hope that I can help lead this team to a championship.I really feel that the team has improved a lot since the camp back in February. The coaching staff was really interested in knowing our concerns, how we thought things were going, what we needed for help and they came to our next camp well prepared. I think the ladies went into our last camp eager to learn and left with things to work on.” 01. How did you prepare for the upcoming WOBHC in Barrie, Canada? I have always had an issue with speed. I try to push myself to run harder. Recently I was able to play in an outdoor tournament as I usually play indoors. During that same tournament I played a couple games in the men’s novice division since tournament play is on a different […]
Jamie Cooke Recaps Master’s Evaluations
General Manager Jamie Cooke headed to Philadelphia with his team of evaluators and coaching staff last weekend. Many players for the 2014 USA and DC teams returned to fight for another chance to battle at the international level. The 2016 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championship will be held in Banff, Alberta Canada at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre hosted by the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF). For the the 2016 Masters National Team evaluation 180 of the best players from throughout the United States competed to earn a position on Team USA. The players showcased themselves in a grueling format presented by ASHI General Manager Jamie Cooke, Assistant GM Nick Beard, Coach Jay Machin, Richard “Rock” Stefan and staff. Unlike the evaluation tournament format used to select the men’s masters team in 2014, the new 2016 tryout had participants play on regional teams. The tryout consisted of four game round robin games with two high paced 15 minute periods. The scores were not posted, no trophies were given, and the players played for something more. Some played for pride, some played just to play the game they love; but most played for the honor to play for team USA. […]
Captain Sarah Wilson – Women’s Hockey Life
Womens Hockey Life founded and operated by Jaclyn Hawkins has done an article on Sarah Wilson, Captain of the 2015 Women’s USA Team. Womens Hockey Life was created by Jaclyn after having spent 23 years ‘living her dream’ as a hockey player. Her thoughts behind the site are to allow followers of the site to live their dreams and also follow others living out their dreams. Jaclyn has a long history in the sport of hockey and has been celebrated with many honors. You can find out more about her on the Womens Hockey Life website. Read more here www.womenshockeylife.com Womens Hockey Life added an article on Sarah Wilson to their website. Sarah Wilson Article Sarah Wilson was Captain of the 2015 Women’s USA Team that participated in the ISBHF’s World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland. Sarah and the USA Team ended up with a 4th place finish in the tournament. Wilson spoke to ASHI prior to heading to Zug, when asked about her thoughts on the tournament she had this to say, “The goal is always gold. If we don’t shoot for the top, then we’re selling ourselves short. We didn’t put in over a year’s worth […]
Q&A with Alternate Captain Caroline McCrea
Alternate Captain Caroline McCrea brings a wealth of experience to the Women’s Barrie Team competing in the 2015 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships next week in Barrie, ON Canada. Caroline represented the USA at the 2013 World Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland Canada. Caroline grew up in Saxonburg, PA, which is about 40 minute ride to Pittsburgh, and is part of the Steel City Bombers and the Pittsburgh Blitzkrieg ball hockey teams. 01. How did you prepare for the upcoming World Ball Hockey Championships in Barrie, Canada? I hit the gym several mornings a week all summer. I also consider diet an important part of preparation. So I eat as clean as possible. Summer veggies make that pretty easy. The week prior to tournaments I like to get as much rest as possible. 02. What characteristics should a leader possess in order to get the most out of the members of the team? There are different types of leaders and we have a great mix of styles with Chantelle, Luisa, and I. Some leaders unite a team long before a tournament. You need that, especially for a tournament team like this where girls are coming from all over the […]
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2016 Masters World Ball Hockey Championships
The 2016 Masters World Ball Hockey Championships will be held in Banff, AB Canada. The tournament will take place June 1st – 5th of 2016.
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.
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