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 […]
Men’s Division News Update
A message from Men’s Team USA General Manager George Tarantino: “As 2017 steadily approaches, the Men’s team staff has been scouting tournaments throughout the USA as the first step towards building the team that will travel to the Czech Republic next June for the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships. We do our best to have a presence wherever we feel there will be an abundance of teams that play at the highest level. So far myself and various coaching staff members have attended the following tournaments: Sunshine Shootout (Tampa, FL) World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships (Barrie, Ont) Clash of the Titans (St, Catherines, Ont) Sin City Shootout (Las Vegas, NV) Legends Ball Hockey Classic (Chicago, IL) New England Ball Hockey Classic (Dracut, MA) Holiday Bash (Feasterville, PA) Super Bowl Bye Week Invitational (Harrisburg, PA) The Sports Zone Holiday Jamboree (Long Island, NY) North American Ball Hockey Championships A/B/C divisions (Feasterville, PA) Any individual player who has not attended these events but would like to be considered for the team, or any person who believes they know a player that the Men’s Team USA Staff should be aware of, can contact myself, GM George Tarantino via email at Gtarantino@ashihocky.org or my Assistant GM […]
United States Women’s 2017 Roster Announcement
The American Street Hockey Institute is proud to announce the 37 players that have been selected to the USA Women’s National Team Program. The 37 players represent 10 different states and will train together in preparation for the 2017 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic from June 1 – 11th. This roster represents the first selection round in preparation for the final roster. The Women’s Division Staff will be announcing the tournament roster of 25 players that will be going to Pardubice once the roster is finalized around November 2016. We would like to thank everyone that tried out for their time, dedication, and outstanding effort. Staff General Manager – Jason Kelly Assistant General Manager – Angelo Terrana Assistant General Manager – Wayne Barrett Head Coach – Gwen Lemieux Assistant Coach – Dorene Sheets Assistant Coach – Jason Glista Goalie Coach – Thomas Bricklemyer
2017 Women’s Team USA Head Coach Announcement
The American Street Hockey Institute is pleased to announce Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux has been named the new Head Coach for the Women’s National team at the World Championships in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The tournament takes place in 2017. Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux Gwen comes to our program with over 27 years of playing and coaching both ball and ice hockey. Her coaching credentials include: Hockey Canada High Performance 1 and Level 3 Theory Assistant coach in 1999 for Team British Columbia at the Canada Winter Games. Numerous Provincial, Western Canadian and National Championships. For the very first Women’s Ball Hockey World Championship held in Pittsburgh 2005, Gwen led her team to the Gold medal. In 2006, she became the Head Coach of Team USA, and was responsible for organizing and conducting team training camps to prepare and compete in Ratingen, Germany in 2007. At the last World Championship in Zug, Switzerland in 2015, Gwen was the General Manager of Team Canada and successfully selected her staff and players, which culminated in a gold-medal performance. Gwen noted that this crop of United States players is poised to perform well next year, “The USA players are way overdue for a medal performance. This next […]
Women’s Division Assistant General Managers Announcement
Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly is happy to announce that for the 2017 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships taking place in Pardubice, Czech Republic, he will be joined at the GM level by two Assistant General Managers, Angelo Terrana from Arlington, VA, and Wayne Barrett from Lake Ridge, VA. Angelo Terrana Wayne Barrett Angelo and Wayne both have had long careers spanning several decades and are well entrenched in the Women’s ball hockey community. Their drive, passion, and leadership will be outstanding assets for the Women’s Division as they look to Pardubice in 2017 in hopes of a Gold medal. “It’s an honor I take very seriously. Part of this job, the most important part, is to ensure these players have everything they need to represent their country and take home the gold. I’m very excited to be part of the team that will help these women prepare and execute their game plan.” said Mr. Terrana. Please join us in congratulating Angelo and Wayne and wish them all the best of success along the way.
USA Women’s Masters Team Blue Win Silver Medal in Banff
The 2016 ISBHF Masters World Ball Hockey Championships ended last week and the United States Women’s Masters Team Blue won their 2nd consecutive Silver medal, falling to Gold medalist Team Canada 2-1 in the one of the most exciting championship games in recent memory. The USA Women’s Blue team went 4-1 in their round robin games. They started out with a 2-0 victory over USA Women’s Masters Team Red, and followed that win up with wins over Team Ontario, Team Alberta, and Team Slovakia before falling to Team Canada in their last round robin game 2-0. The team looked very sharp all week, with captains (C) Kristin Patneaude, (A) Nancy O’Halloran, (A) Amy Miller, and (A) Yvonne Percy able to achieve that critical balance between focus and excitement with the players. Often times World Championships can bring out a case of the nerves in some players, and it’s a testament to the leadership abilities of these captains that none of the players exhibited an apprehension about being on the world stage. Head Coach Shawn Mulcahey and his staff of coaches, Jason Glista, Paul White, and Jason Kelly, were able to execute their game plan almost to perfection. The ladies all bought into […]
Interview with Chris Ducharme, Team DC Forward
Chris Ducharme will be playing for the District of Columbia Masters team at the 2016 ISBHF Masters World Ball Hockey Championships in Banff, Alberta, Canada this June. During their last preparation camp in Niagara Falls, Chris was kind enough to sit down for a face to face interview with ASHI and talk about the sport, his passion, and his memories growing up. Chris Ducharme, Forward Where were you born and where do you live now? I was born in Lowell, MA and grew up there. I still love it there and live there today. What do you do for a living? I’m an Imperial Account Manager at Market Basket, a local super market chain in Eastern Mass. Been there for 19 years. Do you have a family? Married to my lovely wife Lynn. We have a son Ben and a daughter Madisyn. The Ducharme Family When did you first start playing hockey or street hockey? Do you play ice as well? Who introduced you to the game? My parents got me introduce to ice hockey at 6. I played that for a few years and stopped at 13. I just kind of grew out of my interest for ice. Right around […]
Interview with Harry Sye, Masters Team USA Defenseman
Harry Sye is a returning player from the 2014 Team USA Masters team that finished 3rd, winning a Bronze medal in Tampa, FL at the ISBHF Masters World Ball Hockey Championship. That tournament was played on Harry’s home rink at All Sports Arena, and the rink experience paid off as Harry won the Most Valuable Defenseman award. Harry will be looking to build on that experience along with several returning members as they prepare to do battle once again at the 2016 Championships in Banff, Alberta, Canada from June 1-6. Harry was kind enough to spend some time with us and talk about his experiences playing hockey, some fond memories, and his appreciation for all the friendships and great teammates that the sport has afforded him throughout his life. Harry Sye, 2016 Masters Team USA Defenseman Where were you born and where did you grow up? Grew up in Bethel Park, suburb just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Starting playing at South Park Dek hockey in 1990. Where do you live now? Clearwater, FL – been here since 2007. What do you do for a living? I work at EmCare, an emergency medicine staff company as an Operations Manager. Do you […]
Masters Team USA Defenseman Jimmy Hogan Interview
Jimmy Hogan is a Pennsylvania native who will be competing at the 2016 ISBHF Masters World Ball Hockey Championships this June in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Jimmy and the Team USA Masters just recently finished up their final preparation camp before the tournament. ASHI managed to catch up with Jimmy and talk to him about his experience, his expectations, and what it means to him to be able to compete at a world championship level. Jim Hogan, Masters Team USA Defenseman Thanks for agreeing to talk with us, Jimmy. Where were you born and where did you grow up? No problem. I was born and raised in Cranberry Township, a suburb north of Pittsburgh. I still live in Cranberry with my wife Heather, son Camden, and we’re expecting another child in October. The Hogan Family What do you do for a living? I’m a corporate controller for a global manufacturer headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh. When did you first start playing hockey or street hockey? Do you play ice as well? Who introduced you to the game? I started playing street hockey in 1991 at age 14. A rink opened in my hometown that same year the Penguins won their first Stanley […]
2017 Women’s Team Evaluations
Player Expectations Register for evaluations at women’s evaluation registration Attend one of two tournaments to be evaluated North Americans, April 1,2,3, Feasterville, PA. Springfest, May 21-22, Dracut, MA Registration fee for tryouts is $30. To be eligible for any USA National Team you must also fill out the ASHI Membership Registration here. If chosen to be a member of the Team USA National Program, players will be responsible for the following: Attend all Team USA training camps. Maintain training regiment between camps. Fundraise $2500 to pay for travel expenses and tournament entry fees. Attend ISBHF World Championship tournament in June, 2017 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. ASHI Expectations Evaluate all players registered for tryouts. Choose 30-35 players to be a part of the Team USA National Program. Announce Team USA National Program members by June 1st, 2016. What will ASHI do for players once the team is chosen? Handle all logistics of camps. Handle all logistics of tournaments, including jerseys and apparel. Handle all logistics of ISBHF tournament in June, 2017. Provide Apparel and Team USA jerseys for tournament. Keep track of player fundraising . Assist in generating ideas for players to fundraise. Camp Schedule National Team Invitations received by June 1st, […]
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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.
July 2 and 3 World Junior Ball Hockey Championship Preparation Camp Voorhees, NJ
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.