USA Women’s National Team to compete in North American Ball Hockey Championships March 24-26

WINCHENDON, Mass. – Members of ASHI’s USA Women’s National Team will be participating in the 2017 North American Ball Hockey Championships March 24-26 in Pennsylvania. Players will be competing in the Women’s A and Women’s B divisions.

Games will be played at the NERC in Philadelphia, PA and the Sportsplex in Feasterville-Trevose, PA. The schedule is available at www.coolhockeyevents.com.

All games will be live streamed and can be viewed at:

https://livestream.com/coolhockeyevents/NABHCRink1Wk2
https://livestream.com/coolhockeyevents/NABHCRink2Wk2
https://livestream.com/coolhockeyevents/NABHCNercWk2

During the weekend of March 10-12, players participated in the North American Ball Hockey Co-Ed Championships. Taylor Steadman (Hartford, VT) and Lindsey Bitler (Reading, PA) captured the Co-Ed A Division Championship with DC Stars and Stripes. Steadman was named Most Valuable Female in the Co-Ed A division.

Run by Cool Hockey Events, the North American Ball Hockey Championships spans two weekends in March. Over 90 teams from across Canada and the United States compete in the Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed divisions.

ASHI’s USA Women’s National Team is preparing for the 2017 ISBHF World Senior and Women’s Ball Hockey Championship that will be held June 3-10 in Pardubice, CZE. The team will be participating in, and holding their final camp at, the UWBHF’s Springfest in Dracut, MA April 28-30.

ASHI’s Women’s Division general manager is Jason Kelly (Media, PA). Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux (Hamilton, ON), who served as head coach from 2006-07, returns behind the bench in 2017. She will be joined by assistant coaches Dorene Sheets (Vancouver, BC), Jason Glista (Winthrop, MA), and goalie coach Thomas Bricklemyer (Philadelphia, PA).

***We’re now on social media: @ASHI_WNT on Instagram and Twitter.***

First Name Last Name Hometown Place of Residence A Division Team B Division Team
Forwards
Lindsey Bitler Reading, PA Arlington, VA Stanley Cupcakes
Liane Dixon Vineyard Haven, MA Dorchester, MA Happy Endings
Rebecca Dobson Oreland, PA Oreland, PA Atlantic Crush
Haley Frade Marion, MA Hackettstown, NJ Happy Endings
Nikki Gnozzio Flanders, NJ Hackettstown, NJ Happy Endings
Tiffany Pokora Flushing, MI Washington, DC Stanley Cupcakes
Sara Reddington Boston, MA Needham, MA Atlantic Crush
Erica Simpson Concord, NH Concord, NH Happy Endings Red Foxes*
Taylor Steadman Hartford, VT Quilcene, WA Stanley Cupcakes
Cherie Stewart Lake Forest, CA Brooklyn, NY Happy Endings SlayHer
Danielle Strohmier Oak Lawn, IL Alsip, IL Atlantic Crush Chicago

Lady Cobras

Defense
Stefanie Caban Fitchburg, MA Fitchburg, MA Happy Endings Wicked Angles
Karen Levin Evanston, IL Boston, MA Happy Endings
Eileen Meslar Chicago Ridge, IL Chicago, IL Atlantic Crush Chicago

Lady Cobras

Amber Moore Sunnyvale, CA Brooklyn, NY Happy Endings SlayHer
Kayla McCuean Pittsburgh, PA Coraopolis, PA Atlantic Crush Steel City Bombers
Lindsay Wilde Billerica, MA Boston, MA Happy Endings Barracudas
Goaltender
Alessandra Glista Winthrop, MA Winthrop, MA Happy Endings
*Serving as Coach