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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 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 […]
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 […]
Junior’s Team Assistant Coaches Announcemnt
Jr Team General Manager Scott Tarzy announced assistant coaches selection has begun for the 2018 Jr Teams. Tim Myers and Joe Washart will be returning with their respective U20 and U18 squads and Jason Swisher from Egg Harbor Township has been selected to be an assistant coach of the U16 team. Additional selections for assistant coaches is planned to be announced after the July evaluation camp.
Junior U16 USA Team Head Coach Announced
Junior Team General Manager Scott Tarzy announced the creation of a second U16 team that will participate in the Czech Republic in 2018. Nick Vacarro from GT Hockey has been selected to be the Head Coach of this team. We will be having an interview with Nick Vacarro at the June evaluations. Evaluations for all three Junior age brackets are ongoing with the next events being Camp Location: Hot Shots Mt. Pleasant PA Dates: June 10th – 11th 2017 Saturday 9 am to 3 pm Sunday 9 am to 3 pm Camp Location: The 422 Sportsplex Pottstown PA Dates: August 5th – 6th 2017 Saturday 8 am to 4 pm Sunday 9 am to 3 pm Age eligibility as follows: U20 1998 – 1999 U18 2000 – 2001 U16 2002 – 2003 – 2004 REGISTER TODAY!
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
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 […]
NHL Now on Ball Hockey
Growing and promoting the sport is a primary focus for us at ASHI and tonight our sport gets recognized on a national level by the NHL Network. The difference between ice hockey and ball hockey will be a topic in one of the segments tonight between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET on the NHL Network’s NHL Now show. The show will also cover Team USA and its chances in the upcoming 2017 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Tonight the show is hosted by E.J. Hradek, Michelle McMahon and Jamison Coyle. What’s incredible about this is the diligence of one of our own to make this happen. Dan Coldwell of the MLB/NHL Network has wanted to do this for years. Now that the sport is growing and more organized he felt the timing was right. As Coordinating Producer he was able to get the show topic approved and aired. This is tremendous for the sport and a very special thank you goes out to Dan for his efforts. Who is Dan Coldwell? Dan has won 8 Sports Emmy Awards, 3 with ESPN and 5 with the MLB Network. He grew up near Phoenixville, PA. Graduating from Temple University […]
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