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 in 2000 with a BA in Journalism he then spent 8 years at ESPN in Bristol, CT and the past 8 years at MLB Network /NHL Network in Secaucus, NJ. Dan is married with a family of two daughters.

  

How does that all fit into ball hockey?
Dan is a member of the Phoenixville Graffix, one of the top 10 teams in the United States. He has played with Graffix for 19 years since 1998. Dan will be participating with Graffix in the upcoming Super Bowl Bye Week Invitational tournament held in Harrisburg, PA.

              

Join us all tonight in watching this special episode.

Guest appearances by 2015 Team USA Captain Andrew Hildreth and 2015 Team USA Forward Jonathan Ruiz.