George TarantinoMen’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 field 2 competitive teams in the tournament if the rules allowed us to. That is a credit to our entire ball hockey community and countless sport leaders.

We are in process of filling out our taxi squad and a couple of remaining roster spots. Those decision will be announced in the near future.

Thank you for the continued support

Complete roster as of 11/12/2017

FORWARDS

First Name Last Name Tournament Team
Jim Daughtery Pittsburgh Gods
Steve Gregory Pittsburgh Gods
Jess Hackett Buffalo Fusion
Bobby Housser Leominster Rams
Matt Kiesel GPDC Arsenal
John Petito Buffalo Fusion
Jonny Ruiz NJ Supreme
Denny Schlegel Buffalo Fusion
Jordenm Senecal Leominster Americans
Billy Sullivan GPDC Arsenal
Cody Warila Greater Boston Saints
Korey Wilson Leominster Americans
Eric Zimmerman NJ Supreme

DEFENSEMEN

First Name Last Name Tournament Team
Matt Caron Leominster Americans
Nick Carter Leominster Americans
Andrew Hildreth Oberwil Rebells
Chris Liebers Pittsburgh Gods
Rick Zimmick Pittsburgh Gods

GOALTENDER

Bryce Erb, Phoenixville Graffix
Jon Rethage, Pittsburgh Gods
Joe Sheehan, GPDC Arsenal