2015 World Ball Hockey Championship Results
|Date||Time (Eastern)||Game||Venue||Pool/Group||Final||Game Stats|
|6/20/2015||1:00PM||USA - SVK||Bossard Arena||POOL A/Group 1||4-3 W||Game Stats|
|6/21/2015||5:30AM||USA - PAK||Bossard Arena||POOL A/Group 1||11-3 W||Game Stats|
|6/22/2015||6:30AM||SVK - USA||Eishalle||WOMEN/Group 5||3-0 L||Game Stats|
|6/22/2015||2:00PM||POR - USA||Bossard Arena||POOL A/Group 1||2-1 W||Game Stats|
|6/23/2015||6:30AM||USA - GBR||Eishalle||WOMEN/Group 5||8-0 W||Game Stats|
|6/23/2015||2:00PM||FIN - USA||Bossard Arena||POOL A/Group 1||2-0 W||Game Stats|
|6/24/2015||1:45PM||CZE - USA||Eishalle||WOMEN/Group 5||3-2 L||Game Stats|
|6/25/2015||7:00AM||ITA - USA||Bossard Arena||WOMEN/Group 5||6-2 W||Game Stats|
|6/26/2015||9:30AM||USA - SUI||Bossard Arena||POOL A/QUARTER FINAL||7-1 W||Game Stats|
|6/26/2015||1:45PM||USA - CAN||Eishalle||WOMEN/Group 5||3-2 L||Game Stats|
|6/27/2015||2:00AM||USA - SUI||Bossard Arena||WOMEN/Group 5||3-0 W||Game Stats|
|6/27/2015||11:45AM||USA - GRE||Bossard Arena||POOL A/SEMI FINAL||6-1 W||Game Stats|
|6/28/2015||6:30AM||USA - SVK||Eishalle||WOMEN/BRONZE MEDAL||5-1 L||Game Stats|
|6/28/2015||11:15AM||USA - SVK||Bossard Arena||POOL A/GOLD MEDAL||4-3 L||Game Stats|
2015 Gold Medal Game
2015 Bronze Medal Game
2015 Men's Highlights
U18 Drew Albright Q&A
The U18 Junior team will have one returning player from the 2014’s bronze medal team, Pittsburgh native, Drew Albright. Drew will be looked upon to lead this young team of USA players next summer in Sheffield, UK. ASHI did not field a U16 team in Slovakia so all of the players, with the exception of Drew, will be getting their first taste of international ball hockey. The 6’1” Albright has been playing with the Pittsburgh Stars n Snipes in the top USA men’s division and will have to use this experience to set the standard of play needed to be successful in the world championships. Can you talk about the evaluation camp and what you took away from the U18 tryout? The camp went way better then I initially thought it was going to; there was a lot of talent, hard work, and determination showed every second of every session. Coach Jones, Gregory, and Myers all did an outstanding job organizing and helping everyone get through one of the toughest weekends in our hockey careers. It was also cool getting to know and become friends with more of the jersey kids that I am used to playing against every year […]
U16 Head Coach Mike Albright Q&A
Mike Albright is currently the President of the Team Pittsburgh Dek Hockey organization. This program has produced world class ball hockey players and is home to one of the best Senior Men’s team in the US, the Pittsburgh Gods. Over the past 10 years, he has coached in the Penguin, Beaver, and Cadet in-house divisions, as well as tournament travel hockey. Mike’s coaching and administrative talents have greatly assisted in the growth of ball hockey in the Pittsburgh area. His leadership will go a long way in advancing the development of the U16 Team USA players in their ball hockey careers. 01. This was the first U16 camp held by ASHI, how was the turn out? I thought the turnout was excellent. About forty kids came and worked their butts off in the mid ninety-degree weather for twenty-two spots. I thought Scott (Tarzy) and Joe (Cataldo) got the word out very well. I think as the word gets out even more throughout the year you will see more and more kids tryout in future years, just like the U18’s and U20’s. There is a lot of talent out there, as we saw at the tryouts. 02. What must you accomplish […]
2016 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championships Update
The ISBHF confirmed today that the 2016 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championships will be held June 1st to June 5th in Banff, Alberta Canada. There is still time to sign up for the Men’s Master Evaluation Camp on September 11-13th in Springfield, PA. If you have any questions or concerns please contact GM Jamie Cooke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Assistant GM Nick Beard (email@example.com).
2016 Junior Evaluation Camp was a Success!
On Saturday July 18 and 19th, ASHI held their 2016 Junior Evaluation Camp in Marlton, NJ for U20, U18 and U16 programs. Both days were extremely hot and humid but the players fought hard to earn the right to represent the USA in Sheffield, UK next July. Each team will be narrowed down to 25 players by the end of August 2015. Assistant General Manager Joe Cataldo joined ASHI in January 2015 and brought with him leadership and 12 years of youth ball hockey experience. A Marlton native, Joe is a Board Member for the Marlton Street Hockey Program and chaired one of the largest youth tournaments in the country, “Rumbos At The Rinks” for the past couple years. ASHI had a chance to ask Joe a couple questions after the camp concluded on Sunday. 1. Can you talk about this weekend? Were your expectations met? How was the quality of play? What you left this tryout weekend thinking about all three programs? This was an incredible weekend of youth ball hockey. 160 of the best youth hockey players from all over the country, competing their hearts out, for a chance to represent their country. The level of play and […]
Dave Reaser to be honored by Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame
One of many of ASHI’s goals is promoting the sport of ball hockey throughout the United States. Dave Reaser joined ASHI in 2014 with this goal in mind. Dave will be at the Junior Evaluation Camp tomorrow bright and early getting players checked in and photographed for the ASHI website. After this is complete, he will be attending the 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame Picnic in Northampton, PA to be inducted in their Hall of Fame for his continued dedication to the sport and growth of Dek Hockey programs for underserved youth throughout the Lehigh Valley. Dave Reaser knows how it feels to be a youth who was an outcast and didn’t always feel like he had the support of his friends and family in times when he needed them the most. The one thing that made him feel good was playing street hockey at the park. Dave started a local team, the Williams Township Flyers, and helped to form a league with other hockey teams in the area. Even though his team was not good, they enjoyed playing and met new friends along the way. This is what hockey is all about, good times and good […]
Master’s Player Registrations
Master’s player evaluations are approaching quickly. Register with your region and captain. If you do not have a team please contact Jamie Cooke at firstname.lastname@example.org Register here. Below is the flyer for the Evaluation camp and tournament information. Download the flyer in PDF format and distribute it at your local rinks. Flyer Download
Closing Interview with Men’s Head Coach Cory Herschk
Cory Herschk and the Men’s USA team brought over a week of entertainment to ball hockey fans throughout the world. Their dedication and hard work was recognized particularly state side. Every USA game blew up the LiveStream in Zug and Social Media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The Pittsburgh native said, “We all are overwhelmed by the support. Seriously thank you.” 01. How would you describe your overall experience as the head coach of the Men’s Team? This has been the most spectacular experience, and most rewarding of my 16 years coaching our sport. The venue was state-of-the-art, the city and it’s fans treated us like NHL super stars, ISBHF has stepped up there game/format/professionalism since my last few experiences, Switzerland leaves you speechless, and the competition was the best our world has ever seen. I’ve been watching every Men’s WC since 2005 and this was the deepest I’ve seen it. But our players and staff topped the cake making it the most memorable for me. 02. How you feeling now that your back in the states? Haha, happy to be with my family. I still feel like something is missing. Like something just isn’t quite right. Everything went […]
2016 Junior’s WBHC Webiste Launched
The website for the 2016 Junior’s World Ball Hockey Championship has been launched. Content will be added to the site as we get closer to the event. http://sheffield2016.com/
Kayla Saylor added to Women’s Barrie Team Roster
Women’s GM Jason Kelly announced today that Kayla Saylor will be added to the roster for the upcoming World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships in Barrie, Ontario. Height: 5’4″ Position: Defense Shooting hand: Right Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA Tournament Team: Steel City Bombers, Blitzkrieg Lifestyle Information: Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite TV show: Family Guy Favorite Athlete: Sidney Crosby Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Penguins Favorite Sport besides hockey: Basketball Bio Information: Graduated Chatham University May 2015 with Bachelors of Science in Biology. During my time at Chatham, I played Division III women’s basketball, which I have also played since 7th grade. I will be attending Duquesne University in August 2015 for a 2nd bachelors degree in nursing. I grew up playing dek hockey with my brother since I was 5 years old. At the age of 12 I began playing travel hockey with Team Pittsburgh. I began playing with Blitzkrieg and Bombers just a year ago. Awards & Achievements: 2014 Beach Bash MVD
Men’s Highlight Video
Men’s Team USA forward Bill Sullivan took some time to put together a highlight video and shared it with us. Aside from making the 2015 team that won silver in Zug, Bill also does a lot in the Pittsburgh area for the sport from working with youth to creating some entertaining videos. Bill compiled a series of the highlights and goals from the 2015 tournament in this video clip for the men’s team. We are also working on individual videos and a women’s highlight video. Stay tuned! Check out other videos on our YouTube Channel here.
2016 Junior’s Evaluation Camp
Camp Location: Marlton Hockey Rinks. Camp Dates: July 18-19, 2015arlton NJ
The objective of the 2016 evaluations is to select two teams and staff to represent the United States. The commitment required is players must attend three mandatory camps on different weekends and a week long for World Championship. Players will be responsible for the costs and we will actively be fundraising to cut as much of the final cost as we can. Evaluation Information: Location: The Hockey Dek, 1440 Wallingford Road, Springfield, PA 19064 Cost: $660 Per Team (4 game guarantee) Attire: Each player will be provided a tshirt Team: Teams must be formed from the general area players reside in (Exceptions must be approved by GM) Rosters: 11 Players Max Games: One 30 minute period *Additional evaluations may be held depending on the number of participants in September
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.
Volunteers Needed! Join the ASHI Team!
Sponsorship coordinators are in high demand. We are a 501(c)3 organization so everything we do is based on fundraising and sponsors. We need your help to obtain and maintain sponsors. Part of this job is being able to develop a list of potential clients. You have to contact people who might be interested in a particular event or our organization. For example, you might contact a sports drink company to sponsor the national teams. Once you have a client, you must try to maintain that sponsorship. You will work with a team of other coordinators and keep track of potential clients and where in the process you are with obtaining potential clients.
We are in great need of volunteers that would assist in writing articles, conducting interviews and doing research. With world events occurring on a bi-annual basis our media department is overwhelmed with interviews that range from in person to social media. Please contact us if you are interested in this position.
Animation and Media
Animation and Media Designer – we need someone to help us create short animations for product launches, demonstration videos, tutorials, and high quality images. It’s a great opportunity for someone fresh out of school or someone looking to build a portfolio. Work your own hours and around whatever responsibilities you currently have.