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Around the nation in our sport – Alexandria, VA
Around the nation in our sport – Article 2 He’s known as the ‘Commish’ for a reason: Wayne Barrett has been organizing hockey games since he was a kid. Not long after moving to Northern Virginia in the 1980s, he graduated to even bigger things, helping to start a league that rapidly expanded in just a few years. Today, that league — DC Street Hockey, or DCSH as it is known by many league veterans — is widely regarded as the most competitive ball hockey organization in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Based out of Alexandria, Virginia, Barrett’s DCSH is set to begin its 17th year in March, when 18 Sunday teams and 8 Wednesday evening teams face off for the latest season. DCSH offers two Sunday Leagues, including an upper and lower division. Division 1 is its most competitive offering, and mostly includes tournament players and those who have at least several years of ball hockey experience. Division 2 includes players with mixed levels of experience and skill — players who are both new to the game, or who are looking to have a hockey life longer than the ageless Jaromir Jagr. Each league has two seasons annually, consisting […]
Isobel Cup Champion Paige Harrington Added to US Women’s National Team
WINCHENDON, Mass. – ASHI Team USA Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly announced that defenseman Paige Harrington (Mansfield, MA) has been added to the USA Women’s National Team roster for the 2017 ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship June 3-10 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Harrington recently captured the NWHL’s Isobel Cup with the Buffalo Beauts, and has skated in all but one game for the team over the last two seasons. In 34 career regular season games she has three assists and 26 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Beauts, Harrington spent one season at Penn State and three seasons at ACHA powerhouse UMass. In her senior year with the Minutewomen, she had 26 points in 28 games and co-captained the team to the ECWHL Conference title. That same season she was named First Team All-Conference player and First Team All-American. A left-handed defenseman, Harrington served as an assistant captain for USA Hockey at the 2013 and 2015 Winter World University Games, and captured the bronze medal in 2013. Harrington is filling the roster spot left open following the retirement of assistant captain Roxanne Gaudiel due to post-concussion symptoms. Notes: During the weekend of April 29-30 in Dracut, […]
Assistant Captain Roxanne Gaudiel Announces Retirement
WINCHENDON, Mass. – ASHI USA Women’s National Ball Hockey Team defenseman Roxanne Gaudiel (Venice, FL) has announced her retirement due to post-concussion symptoms. “This was an incredibly difficult decision,” said Gaudiel. “After much consideration for my long term health, I’ve decided to retire from ball hockey due to concussion-related injuries. It was an honor to be part of this team, and I am saddened to not be able to represent my country.” In February, Gaudiel was named an assistant captain for the USA Women’s National Team scheduled to compete at the 2017 ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship June 3-10 in Pardubice, CZE. This would have been her first appearance for the Women’s National Team. In 2016 she captured the silver medal with the USA Women’s Masters Blue Team at the World Championships in Banff, AB. Gaudiel was named to the women’s All-Star team and was awarded player of the game against Canada I in pool play. “Roxanne is one of the best pure hockey players that I have come across in my time with the national program,” said GM Jason Kelly. “She is a true leader on and off the floor and will be highly missed as […]
Hockey In The Streets – Police make it a game!
Janesville, WI – Officers respond to a call but take an incredible approach with a lasting impression. Nearly every day Sky’lar (12) and O’rion (11) Jester set up a net at the end of their driveway in the street. We’ve all been there. It’s the grass roots of hockey. No ice, no skates, just grab a net, some sticks and a ball and hit the streets, parks, sidewalks or anyplace you can find. The Jester kids are no different, they love hockey so when they aren’t on the ice rink with the Pee Wee C Janesville J-Hawks they are in the streets just having fun. Why was this day any different? Hailley Saam explained, “I was in the house while my son was out playing hockey. I looked out my front window and saw a police car turning onto my street. I thought the boys were about to get in trouble. So I went to the back door to see what was going on. Right as I approached the door my son, O’rion, cane running in excited, yelling “they want to play with us! Get Sky’lar!” So I yelled for Sky’lar and they went out to play.” The officers had been […]
USA Women’s National Team Competes at North American Ball Hockey Championships
USA Women’s National Team Competes at North American Ball Hockey Championships WINCHENDON, Mass. – Members of ASHI’s USA Women’s National Team participated at the 2017 North American Ball Hockey Championship this past weekend in Feasterville-Trevose and Philadelphia, PA. In preparation for the 2017 ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship that will be held June 3-10 in Pardubice, Czech Republic, members of the team competed in the Women’s A and Women’s B Divisions. In the Women’s A Division, six members of the squad played on the championship team Atlantic Crush: Eileen Meslar (Chicago Ridge, IL), Danielle Strohmier (Oak Lawn, IL), Rebecca Dobson (Oreland, PA), Kayla McCuean (Pittsburgh, PA) and Sara Reddington (Boston, MA). Dobson captured the Most Valuable Player award in the Women’s A Division. Meslar and Strohmier also played on the Women’s B Division winning team, the Chicago Lady Cobras, with Meslar winning Most Valuable Defenseman. During the weekend of March 10-12, players participated in the North American Ball Hockey Co-Ed Championships. Taylor Steadman (Hartford, VT) and Lindsey Bitler (Reading, PA) captured the Co-Ed A Division Championship with DC Stars and Stripes. Steadman was named Most Valuable Female in the Co-Ed A division. Run by Cool Hockey Events, […]
Women’s Team USA Players competing in North American Ball Hockey Championships
USA Women’s National Team to compete in North American Ball Hockey Championships March 24-26 WINCHENDON, Mass. – Members of ASHI’s USA Women’s National Team will be participating in the 2017 North American Ball Hockey Championships March 24-26 in Pennsylvania. Players will be competing in the Women’s A and Women’s B divisions. Games will be played at the NERC in Philadelphia, PA and the Sportsplex in Feasterville-Trevose, PA. The schedule is available at www.coolhockeyevents.com. All games will be live streamed and can be viewed at: https://livestream.com/coolhockeyevents/NABHCRink1Wk2 https://livestream.com/coolhockeyevents/NABHCRink2Wk2 https://livestream.com/coolhockeyevents/NABHCNercWk2 During the weekend of March 10-12, players participated in the North American Ball Hockey Co-Ed Championships. Taylor Steadman (Hartford, VT) and Lindsey Bitler (Reading, PA) captured the Co-Ed A Division Championship with DC Stars and Stripes. Steadman was named Most Valuable Female in the Co-Ed A division. Run by Cool Hockey Events, the North American Ball Hockey Championships spans two weekends in March. Over 90 teams from across Canada and the United States compete in the Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed divisions. ASHI’s USA Women’s National Team is preparing for the 2017 ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship that will be held June 3-10 in Pardubice, CZE. The team will be […]
Vice Sports – Street Legends
Vice Sports recently covered Smiter Kaila of Team India in its Street Legends Series. Vice Sports Website: Ball Hocke: Street Legends Series – The Godfather of Team India
Tony Baranek on Local Ball Hockey Competitors
Tony Baranek a Columnist Writer for the Chicago Tribune recently covered a couple of local Women’s Team USA players. “The window to the world sometimes opens in the most unpredictable ways. Eileen Meslar and Danielle Strohmier saw theirs open through playing ball hockey. It has taken them across the nation and beyond. They have competed in Switzerland. In June, they’ll be traveling to the Czech Republic as members of Team USA for the World Women’s Ball Hockey Championships.” Read the complete article at The Chicago Tribune Source: Tony Baranek email@example.com Twitter @tbaranek www.chicagotribune.com
2018 Master’s Team Press Release
The Master’s Division has several announcements regarding the upcoming 2018 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championship. Last year we saw Jamie Cooke retire from the GM role along with assistant Nick Beard. Replacing Mr. Cooke will be Anthony Cillo. Mr. Cillo has a strong background in the sport and a very well respected reputation among the ball hockey community. Anthony started playing in 1984 with neighborhood kids and transitioned into tournament play. He has played in many of the major tournaments in our sport – Nationals, Internationals, Can Ams, North American Ball Hockey Championship, Super Bowl Bye Week Invitational, World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championship, Holiday Bash and a host of others. Anthony has played on 5 USA National Teams. He captained two of those teams. Anthony brings a long history in the sport and we feel that he was the right fit for the job. His experience, knowledge of the sport and knowledge of the players in the Master’s division will help keep the program going in the right direction. Mr. Cillo will work with returning head coach Jay Machin in selecting the Master’s Team USA. The Master’s program will see two teams again at World’s and Rock Stefan will be returning to the […]
Junior Division Evaluation Camps
General Manager Scott Tarzy has announced the following dates and information for the Junior’s Division evaluation camps. Camp Location: Hot Shots Mt. Pleasant PA Camp Dates: June 10th – 11th 2017 Saturday 9 am to 3 pm Sunday 9 am to 3 pm Camp Location: The 422 Sportsplex Pottstown PA Camp Dates: August 5th – 6th 2017 Saturday 8 am to 4 pm Sunday 9 am to 3 pm Cost $70 per camp
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2018 Juniors Prospect Training Camp
The American Street Hockey Institute (ASHI), is conducting a prospect training camp to bring together the top caliber players throughout the United States. This camp is designed to help bring together those best suited to represent the USA in the 2018 World Ball Hockey Jr Championships. This is the first event in the 2018 evaluation process. Camp Details: • Dates: December 27-29, 2016 • Location: Yellow Breeches Harrisburg PA • Over 100 prospects already registered – don’t delay – space is limited • All prospects will be thoroughly observed and scouted during camp by a variety of different representatives with extensive knowledge and experience Equipment Required For Camp: *Hockey stick *Shin pads *Helmet with full shield or full cage is mandatory for all divisions *Elbow pads required for all divisions *Gloves (Mylec gloves – street or ice hockey gloves -no bike OR garden gloves) For Additional Questions : Scott Tarzy GM Jr Division firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Cataldo Assistant GM Jr Division email@example.com
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note cash prizes are subject to all applicable taxes.