For Immediate Release

ASHI Selects Assistant Coaches for the Junior Programs

Winchendon, MA – August 11, 2015

We are pleased to announce the Assistant Coaches for the Junior teams traveling to Sheffield UK in July of 2016.

U20 Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Mark Quillen
Assistant Coach: Dan Hickey
Assistant Coach: Mike DeFazio

U18 Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Bobby Jones
Assistant Coach: Tim Myers
Assistant Coach: Dan Gregory

U16 Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Mike Albright
U16 Assistant Coach: Mike Malloy
U16 Assistant Coach: Joe Washart

Along with the head coaches these assistants have a lot of work to do to prepare the squads for international play next summer.  In addition, the selection process for the teams is complete and letters are being mailed out and the rosters will be posted to the website later this week.

This year’s selection process was another step in the right direction for ASHI.  The ASHI Junior program provided open registrations and open evaluations for the first time.  The prospect registration was open for a period of 8 months.  During that time, the ASHI scouts and staff attended several tournaments in order to scout a record number of Junior prospects.  We have evaluated players from 5 different states and over 60 different zip codes.

The coaching staffs, along with Joe Cataldo and I, have deliberated over each roster and the final choices were very difficult.  We have selected 20 runners (non-goalies) for each squad, leaving a few roster positions open for future consideration.  In addition to the rosters we are naming a TAXI SQUAD for each division.

The TAXI SQUAD is something new for the Junior program and is another first for the 2016 games.  These Taxi Squads were formed to allow further evaluation and provide these select individuals with the opportunity to train with the team in the event additional players are needed for the World Championship next July.