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USA Women’s Junior Team Update
ASHI Announces Updated Age for USA Women’s National Junior Ball Hockey Team Winchendon, Mass. – ASHI announced today an updated age to USA Women’s National Junior Ball Hockey Team that will compete at the 2017 ISBHF Women’s U-20 Ball Hockey Championship June 28-July 1 in the Czech Republic. The team is expected to compete against teams from countries including Canada, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. All players born in 1998 or later interested in being evaluated for the team, must register via the following link. Please note, registration is free. An evaluation will be held October 21-22 in conjunction with the UWBHF Oktoberfest Ball Hockey Tournament at the Breakaway Sports World in Dracut, MA. A second evaluation will be held Dec. 1-3 at Cool Hockey’s Holiday Bash. If you are interested in attending either evaluation or if you cannot attend either event and are still interested in being considered for the team, please contact Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2018 Master’s Club Team Announcement
This past weekend the 2017 GT Fall Classic took place in Bellmawr, NJ and concluded the evaluation process for the Master’s Club Team. This tournament was used as a final look at players that had attended the evaluations for the 2018 Master’s Club Team. Head Coach Rock Stefan used the 2017 North American Master’s, Pottstown, PA Camp, Dracut, MA Camp and the 2017 GT Fall Classic with his coaching staff to come up with the 25 man roster and Taxi Squad. The coaching staff as well as full roster has been named for the team that will be heading to Bermuda in September of 2018 to compete in the ISBHF’s World Ball Hockey Championship. 2018 Master’s Club Team – Old Glory Coaching Staff Head Coach – Rock Stefan Assistant Coach – Chris Caplan Assistant Coach – David Foellner Goaltender Coach – Bryce Erb Forwards 1. Lee Nogler – Dracut, MA 2. Patrick Sullivan – Abington, MA 3. James Bloxson – Fitchburg, MA 4. Jason Garner – Leominster, MA 5. Scott Bokoski – Tonawanda, NY 6. Matthew Storace – Nashua, NH 7. Kevin Cuocco – Easton, PA 8. Daniel Coldwell – Audubon, PA 9. David Grabowski – Mount Laurel, NJ 10. […]
2018 World Master’s Championships Press Release
This past week the ISBHF announced the location of the 2018 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championship. Master’s players ages 37 and over will be heading to Bermuda. The Bermuda Ball Hockey Association along with the ISBHF have joined up to bring the international tournament to the beautiful atmosphere of Bermuda. President of the ISBHF George Gorstos spoke about his experience while visiting Bermuda, “We headed out into the ocean to a wonderful cove where we were met by other members of the Bermuda team. Anchors were put down and 5 boats were joined as one as the shore line about 200-250 meters away from us teased us with a pristine white beach. For me I jumped in the warm refreshing waters and soaked in them for hours. What really made a impact on me as I watched this community is how they do this with their kids and spouses every Saturday. This is an amazing way for these people to bond and relax..” The Master’s event will be one you don’t want to miss. < Read the full ISBHF release: http://isbhf.com/2017/08/22/bermuda-to-host-the-2018-isbhf-masters-championships-sept-26-30th/ Check out the Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic coming up this September! http://www.bermudahockey.com/home.html
2018 Junior’s Teams Press Release
Junior’s Division General Manager Scott Tarzy has announced the rosters of all the teams for the 2018 Junior’s World Ball Hockey Championship. U20 Team – Coach Jones Myles Albert Trevor Altmann Jarid Bergeron Chris Buchman Jona Carmany Nick Cataldo Jordan Clark Tavish Dehorsey Shaun Dowdy William Fitzgerald Bryan Grant Zackary Kelly Gordie Kolb Bryce Long Matthew Marchese Ryan McNamee Alec Myers Brian Nath Lou Rossano James Ryder Bryan Seitz Ben Smeresky Jake Taylor U20 Taxi Roster Drew Albright Nathan Breier Josh Faust Nick Horn Chris Kilcourse Bryce Leger Jake Maska Tyler Schwartz Jacob Sepe Dominic Staiano U18 Team – Coach Albright Rusty Abate Jordan Albright Michael Andes Kyle Barner Neko Borghini Brad Bujdos David Cutler Shane Ferris Brandon Garneau Danny Geatens Colin Hughes Aiden Jones Navarro Lotenero Gavin McKain Brandon Melanson Vincent Melfi Steve Poulin Ryan Shaw Evan Simonetti Robert Snyder Hunter Tamburro Anthony Washart U18 Taxi Roster Matt Bendel Chris Comito Brendan Crousey Luca DeCotiis Marco DeCotiis Ryan Dillon Roman Kash Matt Kendall Cole LaForce Jacob Mauro Declan Moffatt Riley O’Neill Tyler Spear U16 Team 1 – Coach Malloy William Bahnak Gabe Barrera Zachary Blair Taras Chernetskiy Danny Cunningham Noah Danenhower Colin Devine Jack Gallen […]
2017 Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic
Mathieu Desjardins is reaching out to the ball hockey community to help promote the 1st Annual Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic. Ball hockey in Bermuda started in the 1980’s by a loosely knit group of die-hard Canadian hockey fans. Over the years guys would get together Saturday mornings to play pick-up hockey at an old converted outdoor roller-skating rink. The number of players on the Island had grown and in the late 1990’s the Bermuda Ball Hockey Association was officially formed. Event Details Website: www.bermudaballhockey.com Contact: Mathieu Desjardins – email@example.com Date: September 28th – October 2nd 2017 Location: Pembroke Community Club (PCC) 5 N. Shore Road, Pembroke, HM03, BM Entry: $500 per team Prize: $500 for champion Divisions: A/B/C level – no age restriction or roster sizes Equipment: Helmet and Gloves required Games: Minimum of 6 games (based on number of teams) Host Hotel: Fairmont Southampton – 101 South Shore RD, Southampton, SN02, BM https://aws.passkey.com/go/bermudarollerhockey More on the horizon for Bermuda Ball Hockey? There have been rumblings in the international ball hockey community that Bermuda may be planning something big for 2018, and the Bermuda Ball Hockey Classic could be a great showcase to something bigger on the horizon.
Women’s USA Master’s Team Registrations
ASHI and Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly announced evaluations for the 2018 USA Women’s National Ball Hockey Masters Teams. Players interested in being evaluated, must attend at least one of the evaluations. To qualify for masters, women players must be 35-years-old or older and hold either U.S. citizenship or a U.S. green card. Teams are allowed up to three players above age 30. The 3rd Annual ISBHF Master’s World Championships will be held in Bermuda September 26th-30th 2018.
2018 ISBHF World Junior’s Announced
The International Street and Ball Hockey Foundation (ISBHF) along with Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) announced earlier this month the dates and location for the 2018 World Junior Ball Hockey Championship for the U20 and U18 Divisions. Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association will be welcoming teams from around the world as they have won the bid to be host. The U16 Division will location and dates has not yet been announced. The tournament will be held from July 4th – 8th 2018. St. John’s, Newfoundland is no stranger to hosting the World Ball Hockey Championship. They previously hosted in 2008 for the U20 World Championships and then again in 2013 for the Men’s and Women’s World Championships. You can see footage from the 2013 on this YouTube Channel – 2013 World Ball Hockey Championship
Updated Evaluation Information for USA Women’s National U18 Team
Winchendon, Mass. – ASHI announced an updated evaluation process for the USA Women’s National Under-18 Ball Hockey Team. In addition to camp in August, a second evaluation is now available in October. All players interested in being evaluated for the team, or interested in attending one of the above camps, must register via the following link. Please note, registration is free. The first camp will be held August 5-6 during the junior evaluation camp at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown, PA. All players born in 2000 or after are invited to attend. The camp is expected to run Saturday 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. and Sunday 9 A.M. – 6 P.M. A second evaluation will now be held October 21-22 in conjunction with the UWBHF Oktoberfest Ball Hockey Tournament at the Breakaway Sports World in Dracut, MA. The deadline to register as a prospect for this event is Friday, September 15. The team is expected to compete in the 2018 World Junior Ball Hockey Championship that will be held at the end of June in the Czech Republic. Dates and location are still to be determined by the ISBHF. If you have any questions, please email: Women’s Junior Division Management […]
Junior Women’s Team Division Announced
ASHI Announces Formation of USA Women’s National Ball Hockey Under-18 Team Winchendon, Mass. – Following the U.S. Women’s National Ball Hockey Team’s historic run at the 2017 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships that ended with the program’s first-ever medal, Women’s Division General Manager Jason Kelly and Junior Division General Manager Scott Tarzy are proud to announce the creation of the U.S. Women’s National Ball Hockey Under-18 team. “Youth ball hockey in the United States is growing at a rapid rate,” noted Tarzy. “We have seen an increase not only in the number of clubs participating in tournaments but also an increase in the level of play. With more women and girls playing the sport, the time is right for the creation of this program. This is a giant step forward for women’s ball hockey in the United States.” Added Kelly, “The creation of the Women’s Under-18 program has been on the horizon for ASHI for a few years. It will allow ASHI to build a foundation for the national team, strengthen recruitment and develop a training process for all levels in the women’s division. Through this program, it will allow us to expand our outreach and provide growth and possibilities […]
Women’s USA Team Makes History
U.S. Women’s National Ball Hockey Team Defeats Canada 3-2 Will play winner of Slovakia/Czech Republic for gold medal on Saturday Pardubice, Czech Republic – Becky Dobson (Oreland, PA) scored with 34 seconds left in regulation to lift the U.S. Women’s National Ball Hockey Team to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Canada at the ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championships. The U.S. will face the winner of Slovakia-Czech Republic for the gold medal on Saturday at 5:30 am EST. It marks the first time the U.S. has played for the ISBHF Championship. The U.S. trailed for most of the game 1-0 until 21 seconds into the third period on the power play. Cherie Stewart (Lake Forest, CA) fired a slapshot from the point and Kelly Foley (South Boston, MA) buried the rebound to tie the game at one. Julia Bronson (Arlington, VA) earned the first assist on Foley’s second goal of the tournament. Later in the period, the U.S. again trailed, but Foley’s centering pass went off Taylor Steadman (Hartford, VT) and past the goalie. Steadman credited with her fourth goal of the tournament. She now leads the team with six points (four goals, two assists). With under a […]
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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.