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Ricky Laperriere

Position: Executive Director
Ricky LaPerriere has spent a lifetime in and around the game of hockey. He grew up across the street from the original Mylec headquarters in Massachusetts. In 2006, Mr. LaPerriere purchased Mylec from its original founder Ray LeClerc. At that time, he also took over ownership of the American Street Hockey Institute. Ricky continues to own Mylec and serves as its President. Ricky continues to work tirelessly in growing the sport and focusing on expanding the game through several youth partnerships he has begun throughout the Northeast. His vision for ASHI is one of an organization that puts the best interest of the sport first and works to expand the game throughout the entire United States. Ricky lives in Winchendon, Mass with his wife and two children. He is a huge supporter of local charitable organizations and one of the biggest Boston Bruins fans you'll ever meet.
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Mike DeFazio

Position: Vice President
Mike DeFazio is the Assistant General Manager of Hockey Operations for ASHI. He also works at Mylec with ASHI Executive Director Ricky LaPerriere. He's currently pursuing his college degree at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Mike joined ASHI in January of 2013. One of the first orders of business he worked with Ricky on was getting someone to run the Men's USA National Ball Hockey team that was headed to St. John's, Newfoundland for the 2013 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships. Together with Ricky they brought on Chris Banks. Mike served as an Assistant Coach and Assistant GM to Mr. Banks on the 2013 Men's team. Mike is the head of the Administrative Division at ASHI, and he assists Chris Banks and Ricky Laperriere in a lot of areas, from sponsorship and fundraising to assisting the various Division General Managers with multiple tasks. Michael also works with Ricky to keep ASHI's financials in order. He's a very dedicated and motivated young man who has been a very key asset in the on going turnaround of ASHI.
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Terri Milby

Position: Photographer
Terri Milby has been around the sport for quite some time. It started when she started working at the Family Fun Spot in Aston, Pa. She began playing in 1997 and eventually got into the tournament circuit. Terri has worked at local rinks for the past 20 years and enjoys being around the game and players. She has had the opportunity to play for the Women’s Master’s Team and was found throughout Banff, Alberta during the ISBHF’s 2016 Master’s World Ball Hockey Championship capturing memories for the Men’s teams. Terri started taking pictures at a few games to practice using her camera. Players then started asking her to do photos for them at their tournaments. Her love for photography just grew from there.
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Dave Reaser

Position: Information and Media Director
Dave joined ASHI in 2014 helping with sponsorship efforts. He then joined the information and media team. Dave has been a part of the sport for over 25 years as a player and now is coaching and working in the background helping to grow the sport. Dave currently resides in Pennsylvania and travels to many camps and tournaments to keep up with media and public affairs.
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Anthony Cillo

Position: General Manager - Master's Division
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Jason Kelly

Position: General Manager - Women's Division
Jason Kelly was born in Frankfurt Germany on the U.S. Army base and grew up in Drexel Hill, just west of Philladelphia. He started playing on the street in 5th grade and played almost every day after school for years until high school. He played in his first actual season when he was 22. Jason met Jamie Cooke and ran a new event The Holiday Bash tournament and he never looked back. Jason helped Jamie with running some Cool Hockey Events tournaments and he is still involved in running Cool Hockey with J.J. Deviney. Jason got involved with womens hockey in 2009 when J.J. Deviney asked him to be an assistant. Jason had been running women’s events in the Holiday Bash and Spring Classic tournaments. Jason was involved with the 08-09 world’s team and this is what inspired him to build the program and raise awareness for the women’s game. Jason got involved with ASHI and is now the General Manger for the women’s program.
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Chris Banks

Position: President
ASHI President Chris Banks joined ASHI in April of 2013. He took over the Men's USA National Ball Hockey team and served as the Head Coach in the ISBHF 2013 World Ball Hockey Championships. After the tournament was over, he turned his focus over to ASHI and building up a staff to turn around the organization. Since then, Chris has done a phenominal job building ASHI and hiring key staff to help mold ASHI into the vision he and Executive Director Ricky LaPerriere have for the organization. He continues to work tirelessly to develop ASHI and puts time in towards managing multiple different aspects of the business, from sponsorship acquisition and fundraising to helping the division General Managers build up the national teams to interfacing with other ISBHF member nations. Chris also serves as the GM/Coach of the Buffalo Fusion and lives in a suburb of Buffalo, NY.
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Bill Sullivan

Position: Youth Hockey Director
Bill Sullivan has been involved with dek/ball hockey for over 20 years. He has played on two USA U20 World Junior Teams, winning gold in 2006, and Bronze in 2008. He has played for the USA Men’s Team at ISBHF World’s 4 Times including, 2007, 2009, 2011, and winging a silver in 2015. Billy has played in more games for Team USA than anyone in the country’s history, and was the youngest player to ever play for the Men’s team in 2007 when he was 17 years old. He has assistant captained the Junior team in 2008, and the Men’s team in 2009. Billy also won the 2005 ISBHF U16 Championships MVP when it was held in Pittsburgh during the Men’s World Championships. Away from his USA Playing career, Billy runs all things “Penn Hills Arsenal” for the Organization’s youth and Adult teams. He captains the PH Arsenal Men’s “A” Team that is ranked in the top 10 in North America, and top 5 in the US. Billy is Arsenal’s All-Time leading scorer, and helped Arsenal earn the first victory in Leominster by a Pittsburgh team. Billy also helps coach the Penguin Arsenal Team, and teaches a wide variety of youth players from Penguin through Freshman on a daily basis. Away from Ball Hockey. Billy played NCAA Ice-Hockey at Franklin Pierce University, where he was an Assistant Captain, 3-Time All-Academic member, and SAAC Representative. He also is an assistant coach of Women’s NCAA Ice-Hockey at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.
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Mike Zambon

Position: Rules and Competition Committee Chairman
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Chris Bokuniewicz

Position: Marketing Director
Mr. Bokuniewicz joined ASHI in September of 2013 His area of responsibility includes media, marketing, and managing the public relations efforts of ASHI. He has helped build a team of volunteers who do fantastic work. Chris has a passion for the sports just as intense as everyone else in the organziation, and his goal is to help ASHI grow the sports so that it continues to develop new talent organically through youth involvement. He also is here to help where ever needed and assist the GMs of each division to help them win gold at their respective championships.
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George Tarantino

Position: General Manager - Men's Division
George Tarantino took the role of General Manager of the Men's Division in November of 2013. George has been involved in international events that will help assist him in his GM roles. He has been to the Caribbean, Canada and Europe for events. He has coached and run his own events Super Bowl Bye Week every year now for several years. There is nobody more dialed into the sport in the Men's Division than George is. He is a true ambassador of the sport. Nobody knows our opponent as well as George does. George has also played on several of the USA world teams.
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Scott Tarzy

Position: General Manager - Junior's Division
Scott Tarzy joined ASHI in July of 2013 as the GM of the Jrs Division. Over the last few years Scott along with Assistant GM Joe Cataldo have institute open registration and evaluations for the Jr Division. In 2014, two Jr Teams U20 & U18 to participated in the World Jr Championships in Bratislava Slovakia with both teams winning Bronze medals. Recently in Sheffield UK, the Jr Division expanded with their first ever U16 team and their first ever medal taking Bronze in Sheffield. As previous Commissioner of Marlton Street Hockey he was responsible for overseeing the growth of the Chiefs program from 300 to 800 players. He has coached Tournament Hockey for over 10 years and was the NSHA Cadet A Coach for Marlton Chiefs Champions 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and Beaver A Marlton Chiefs Champions 2016. Scott is self employed - President of Equipment Xchange LLC for the past 15 years. He lives in Marlton NJ along with his wife Pauline, and four children Jessica, Brandon, Jon and Mathew. Currently Scott also serves as the Athletic Director for one of the largest non profit youth organizations in the States overseeing 15 different sports.
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