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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Men’s Team USA Roster Update
General Manager George Tarantino has announced the Men’s team has added defenseman Mike Defazio to the 2017 roster. Mike is the captain of the explosive Leominster Americans. His hard nosed play, leadership qualities and excellence in his own end were big factors to him being selected.
OBHL Teams Up With Orlando Solar Bears
Orlando Ball Hockey has teamed up with the Orlando Solar Bears Ice Hockey Team. The Orlando Solar Bears will host two Street Hockey Tournaments in March, presented by the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and the Orlando Ball Hockey League. The Street Hockey Tournament for the 8-10 year-old age group will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 11 a.m., prior to the Solar Bears game that evening against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. The 5-7 year-old age group tournament will be held on Sunday, March 12th at 8 a.m., prior to the Solar Bears game that afternoon against the Utah Grizzlies. The tournaments will be played on Church Street right in front of the Amway Center, in the Solar Bears’ brand-new inflatable street hockey rink. Each team may be comprised of 10 children, including at least one goaltender. Children will be required to have the following equipment to participate: sneakers, a full-caged helmet and a hockey stick. Register your team today by calling (407) 951-8200. The entry price is $250 per team and will include the following: Team entry into Solar Bears Youth Street Hockey Tournament, with a guarantee of three games 10 tickets to Orlando Solar Bears game following your team’s […]
Midwest Regional Youth Tournament
North America’s largest Youth “A” Tournament is back for its 32nd consecutive year, the Midwest Regional. There are a handful of great Youth Tournaments every calendar year for our great sport of Ball Hockey, unfortunately only one remains where the best have to play the best and there are no High-end teams beating up on newcomers. The Midwest Regional is one of the 4 Tournaments that was the Original Dek Hockey “Cycle” for about 20 years. It was Bellmawr, Penn Hills, Leominster, and Niagara Falls (Mayer in Long Island was apart of this cycle early on as well). The primary 4 tournaments still exist. Bellmawr has a great event for “A” and “B” teams, as do the other fantastic Jersey organizations. Leominster still has the great “Dek” Hockey Nationals and has been joined by Mylec and their “Mylec Cup” up in the New England area. And Niagara Falls recently has made an impressive come back to the tournament circuit as well. Each tournament has “A” and “B” Divisions that allow for more competitive games on Sunday for more teams, and is inevitably great for the sport. What makes the Midwest Regional special, in my eyes, is that it is an […]
Around the nation in our sport – Orlando, FL
In our first “Around the nation in our sport” we head to the Sunshine State. Derek Miller an Allentown, PA native moved to Florida after he spent some time in the military. Derek’s passion for the game started in Allentown playing with the Infernos in the Allentown Street Hockey League where he won Rookie of year in his first year playing. From playing in leagues to joining the tournament circuit with some local friends he found himself in new territory with a dwindling league in the Orlando area. Like a leader he is, Derek stepped up and the league has since been rejuvenated. Find out more about Orlando Ball Hockey League: Website: Orlando Ball Hockey League Website Facebook: Orlando Ball Hockey Facebook Page Rink Location: Greenwood Lakes Park 660 Green Way Blvd, Lake Mary, FL 32746 Derek took some time to sit and talk with us: How did you start the Orlando Ball Hockey League? The OBHL got started initially under a different name, Greater Orlando Dek Hockey Association before I was even in town years ago. Dan Bokuniewicz started the league originally in January 2011. I feel they deserve credit for being the “Grandfathers” of Orlando Ball Hockey as a whole. It wasn’t […]
Women’s Team USA Captains Announced
Bronson and Pokora named USA Women’s National Team Captains Aidonidis, Foley, Gaudiel and Glista named assistant captains WINCHENDON, Mass. – ASHI Team USA Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly announced today that Julia Bronson and Tiffany (Pfundt) Pokora have been named co-captains 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. Eleni Aidonidis, Kelly Foley, Roxanne Gaudiel and Alessandra Glista have been named assistant captains. Co-captain Julia Bronson (Arlington, VA) served as an assistant captain for Team USA at the 2015 ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship in Zug, SUI. A four-year standout on Dartmouth University’s Women’s Ice Hockey team, she also competed for two seasons in the Czech Women’s Extraliga for HC Slavia Praha. Co-captain Tiffany (Pfundt) Pokora (Flushing, MI) was a member of the 2015 Women’s Team that finished fourth in Zug. The University of Michigan graduate scored two goals and had six penalty minutes in six games. “I feel incredibly honored to have been selected for this role,” said Pokora. “It’s taken my motivation, pride and excitement for this experience to a whole new level!” An assistant captain in […]
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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.