NHL NETWORK -NHL NOW Segment
NHL Now on Ball Hockey
Growing and promoting the sport is a primary focus for us at ASHI and tonight our sport gets recognized on a national level by the NHL Network. The difference between ice hockey and ball hockey will be a topic in one of the segments tonight between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET on the NHL Network’s NHL Now show. The show will also cover Team USA and its chances in the upcoming 2017 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Tonight the show is hosted by E.J. Hradek, Michelle McMahon and Jamison Coyle. What’s incredible about this is the diligence of one of our own to make this happen. Dan Coldwell of the MLB/NHL Network has wanted to do this for years. Now that the sport is growing and more organized he felt the timing was right. As Coordinating Producer he was able to get the show topic approved and aired. This is tremendous for the sport and a very special thank you goes out to Dan for his efforts. Who is Dan Coldwell? Dan has won 8 Sports Emmy Awards, 3 with ESPN and 5 with the MLB Network. He grew up near Phoenixville, PA. Graduating from Temple University […]
2017 Tournament List Released
We have reached out to the ball hockey community and received a tremendous response. We have successfully put together a tournament list with as much information as possible to help promote and grow the sport. There is everything from Youth Tournaments to Elite Adult Tournaments. On the tournament list page you will find 3 tabs to view various tournaments. All Tournaments tab has the complete list from Men’s to Youth, Women & Coed tab has the list of all women’s and coed tournaments and finally Youth Tournaments tab has all of the youth tournaments up to Freshman. On our tournament list page you can also submit tournaments if you know of something not on the list. Please help us grow the list to represent all of the United States and Canada. Direct link to the list: http://ashihockey.org/tournament-list/
USA Women’s Team Participate in Holiday Bash Tournament
USA Women’s National Team Shines at Holiday Bash Tournament WINCHENDON, Mass. – Members of ASHI’s USA Women’s National Team participated at the 2016 Cool Hockey Holiday Bash Tournament this past weekend in Feasterville, 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, Women’s B and Co-Ed Divisions. In the Women’s A Division, 10 members played on the championship team Happy Endings: Stefanie Caban (Fitchburg, MA), Haley Frade (New Bedford, MA), Roxanne Gaudiel (Venice, FL), Alessandra Glista (Boston, MA), Nikki Gnozzio (Denville, New Jersey), Amber Moore (Sunnyvale, CA), Erica Simpson (Concord, NH), Taylor Steadman (Hartford, VT), Cherie Stewart (Lake Forest, CA), and Lindsay Wilde (Billerica, MA). Steadman captured the Most Valuable Player award and Caban, the youngest member of Team USA at the age of 16, was awarded the Most Valuable Defenseman award. Gaudiel, Moore and Stewart also played on the Women’s B Division winning team from New York City, Slayher, with Stewart winning the division’s MVP award. In addition, Women’s National Team members competed in the Co-Ed Division. Lindsey Bitler (Reading, PA) and Tiffany Pokora (Flushing, […]
TEAM USA WOMEN’S ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WINCHENDON, Mass. – ASHI Team USA Women’s Division announced today the roster for the Women’s National Team that will compete at the 2017 ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship June 3-10 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The 23-woman roster includes nine members of the 2015 Team USA squad that competed at the ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship held in Zug, SUI. Returning to the team from 2015 are: Eleni Aidonidis (Boston, MA), Julia Bronson (Arlington, VA), Kelly Foley (Boston, MA), Alessandra Glista (Boston, MA), Karen Levin (Evanston, IL), Eileen Meslar (Chicago, IL), Tiffany Pokora (Flint, MI), Cherie Stewart (Fountain Valley, CA), Danielle Strohmier (Oak Lawn, IL). Glista, Liane Dixon (Oak Bluff, MA) and Roxanne Gaudiel (Sarasota, FL) competed for Team USA at the 2016 ISBHF World Masters Championship that was held June 1-5, 2016 in Banff, AB. Dixon earned tournament MVP honors as the team won silver. Kayla Saylor (Pittsburgh, PA) was a member of the USA Women’s B Team that competed in the 2015 World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championship in Barrie, ON. The squad also includes newcomers: Carli Bekkering (Lethbridge, AB), Lindsey Bitler (Reading, PA), Stefanie Caban (Leominster, MA), Becky Dobson (Doylestown, PA), Haley Frade […]
2018 Men’s Master’s Registration Opens
With 2016 coming to an end the Men’s Master’s Division will be back at it preparing for the 2018 tournament. With the recent departure of Jamie Cooke as General Manager we will soon see a new face at the helm. Later this month the ISBHF will host a meeting to discuss the location of the 2018 tournament. At this time one of the possible locations is Europe. With this being a heavy commitment for players we are opening registrations. This will allow us to see the number of players interested and available to commit and travel. Once the General Manager is announced and we receive final word from the ISBHF on the location of the tournament we will contact all registered players. In the meantime please fill out the Master’s Registration form and if you have not done so already please fill out the ASHI Player Membership form. Same age group as in the past will be accepted. Ages 37 and up. 2018 Men’s Master’s Registration Form (Please only register if you can make the commitment to travel to Europe in 2018) http://ashihockey.org/masters-evaluation-registration/ ASHI Player Membership (Needed if selected for any USA Team to complete player profiles) http://ashihockey.org/registration/
2017 Men’s Team USA Roster Update
Men’s Division General Manager George Tarantino has announced the additions of several players to fill out the 2017 Men’s USA Team. The team will be heading to Pardubice, Czech Republic next June to compete in the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) 2017 World Ball Hockey Championships. GM Tarantino has spent much of the past year evaluating the top talent and after much traveling and a lot of hockey has added several players to the previously announced roster. The following players have earned a spot on the 2017 Men’s team traveling to Pardubice, Czech Republic next June to compete in the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships. Forwards Eric Zimmerman, NJ Supreme Jon Petito, Buffalo Fusion Cody Warila, Greater Boston Saints Matt Kiesel, GPDC Arsenal Jorden Senecal, Leominster Americans Defensemen Nick Carter, Leominster Americans Goaltender Joe Sheehan, GPDC Arsenal Bryce Erb, Phoenixville Graffix After careful consideration and evaluation, we feel these players fit best with the direction, current roster and game plan of our 2017 team. Earning a spot was no easy task, as there are so many players capable of filling these roles at this time in the country. I feel it’s a true statement saying we could […]
USA Junior’s Program Announces Coaches
ASHI Junior Team USA General Manager Scott Tarzy and Assistant GM Joe Cataldo announced Head Coaches for the Junior Teams that will represent Team USA in 2018 World Junior Ball Hockey Championships. Head Coaches U20 Bobby Jones U18 Mike Albright U16 Mike Malloy Bobby Jones and Mike Albright both will make the transition with their respective teams to the next level. Mike Malloy served as an assistant in 2014 and 2016, winning Bronze medals with both of the teams he helped. Currently the Jr Division has over 200 prospects registered with ASHI for the 2018 games and over 120 attending the first evaluation camp in Harrisburg PA in December. For additional information on registration or camp please contact GM Scott Tarzy firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Junior’s page on our website www.ashihockey.org
Penn Hills Arsenal WOBHC in Barrie
The Penn Hills Arsenal started off the 2016-17 Tournament Season North of the border as always, in Barrie, Ont for the 20th Annual World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships hosted by BallHockey.com. The short story of the Gunner’s Weekend, is they played great, but not great every period, and it cut their weekend short. Arsenal had depth in the scoring department all weekend, getting goals from all three lines, as well as from the defense, which helped them go 2-2 on the weekend against some of Canada’s best. Coach George Tarantino reflected on the tournament by stating, “The World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships in Barrie is so unique in its setup. The small number of very high level teams, crammed into one division, make a playoff berth alone hard. It also means your margin for error is small. Our team played very well in long stretches, but the shifts and periods we lost eventually caught up to us. It is on me to make sure we get those bad stretches cleaned up, so we can play championship caliber hockey for an entire weekend. ” In their 1st game against #7 Richmond Hill Falcons, Arsenal took the lead early in the 2nd […]
Team USA Women Finish Strong at 2016 BALLHOCKEY.COM World Outdoor Championships
Sep 26, 2017 Barrie, Ontario: ASHI’s Team USA Women’s Division came up just short at the 2016 Ballhockey.com World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships as U.S.A. Happy Endings and U.S.A. Girls on Top lost in the “A” finals and “B” semifinals, respectively. U.S.A. Happy Endings went 4-0 in the preliminary rounds, backstopped by Alessandra Glista’s (Boston, MA) three shutouts. Erica Simpson (Concord, NH) led the team in points with a goal and three assists, and Becky Dobson (Doylestown, PA), Blake Blomdahl (Somers Point, NJ) and Lindsey Bitler collected 2 goals each. The top seed heading into the “A” bracket playoffs, U.S.A. Happy Endings won their semifinal match-up 4-3 in a shootout. Dobson scored the only shootout goal, and Glista stopped all three shots she faced. In the championship game, the team battled to the end but lost 1-0 to the London Norstars. In the preliminary round, U.S.A. Girls on Top went 2-1-1 and ended the round in a three-way tie. Cherie Stewart (Fountain Valley, CA) led the team with three points (two goals, one assist). Haley Frade (Denville, NJ) had the team’s lone goals in their 1-0 win and 1-1 tie. After a coin flip, the team was given the top seed in the […]
Team USA Women Compete at the World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships
WINCHENDON, Mass. – ASHI and Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly would like to announce that in preparation for the 2017 ISBHF World Senior Mens and Womens Ball Hockey Championships, the ASHI Women’s Division will be sending two teams to the 2016 Ballhockey.com World Outdoor Ball Hockey Championships. The teams are comprised of members of the Women’s program along with future team prospects, and will compete Sept. 23-25 in Barrie, ON in the Women’s A/B Division. The teams are named after the last two Women’s A Division Champions at the North American Ball Hockey Championships – U.S.A. Happy Endings and U.S.A. Girls on Top. Each will contain some of the top talent from across the United States, and will also have members of the 2015 USA Womens team that competed at the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championship held in Zug, Switzerland. Several players on the teams are former NCAA Div. I and II athletes. Girls on Top will feature two inaugural members of the New York Riveters of the NWHL, Cherie Stewart (Fountain Valley, CA) and Amber Moore (Sunnyvale, CA). Roxanne Gaudiel (Sarasota, FL), who played for the Quebec Avalanche of the original NWHL, will also be on the team. Additional […]
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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 email@example.com Joe Cataldo Assistant GM Jr Division firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com. Please note cash prizes are subject to all applicable taxes.