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What the head coach of Czech Republic's women team Karel Manhart says about
preparations of his team for the tournament
The upcoming WORLD CUP for CLUBS will be held in Pardubice, Czech Republic on September 19 to 21 (from Thursday to Saturday) 2013.
The official Schedule of the upcoming ISBHF World Senior and Women Ball Hockey Championships to be held on June 2nd - 9th June 2013 in St. Johns, Newfoundland is here.
Phuket, a famous resort of Thailand, hosted the 19th annual Mekong Cup. This venue has the longest ball hockey tradition in Asia and all pioneers of this wonderful sport participated there. Many years ago the tourney founder Richard Meiklejohn handed over the organization to John Casella who took on to arrange the tournament for the best ball hockey players in Asia.
„John is a right person on a right place. No wonder he was approved to become the very first inductee into Southeast Asian Ball Hockey Hall of Fame, „ says Vit Rezac, ISBHF Senior Vice President who has visited the venue this year.
Mr. Oliver Jung, Team Manager of Germany national men´s team did the following interview.
As the Ball Hockey UK domestic calendar draws to a close, the 2013 World Championships in St John’s Newfoundland moves into focus.
We present today interview with Mr. Chris Banks, GM and Head Coach of USA men´s team participating in the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in St. John´s.
The ISBHF is proud to announce the participation of eight teams at the women’s division of the ISBHF world cup in St. John’s.
For the round robin the teams are divided into two groups:
With the commitment of the German Ball Hockey Association the A-Pool of the 2013 ISBHF WC in St. John's is complete. As in Bratislava in 2011 there will be ten teams in the A-Pool.
For the round Robin, that will take place from 2nd to 6th June, the teams will be divided into two groups according to the classification of the 2011 WC.
We present the interview with Head Coach of Swiss men team Mr. Tibor Kapanek about preparation for 2013 World Championships in St. Johns.
Mr. Kevin Hunter did the following interview about preparation of team Cayman Island with regards to the upcoming World Championships in St.John's.
On March 2-3, 2013 were 2 matches played between Czechia and Slovakia that finished with winning of team Slovakia 5:3 on Saturday and with winning of team Czechia 2:1 on Sunday. The meeting of representatives of both national ball hockey federations led by President Jozef Stümpel (Slovak ball hockey union) and Josef Kozel (Czech street hockey association) took place during this weekend as well.
New website of the 2013 World Championships in St. John´s01.03.2013 l
The Canadian host is presenting you the new official website of the upcoming 2013 World Senior and Women Ball Hockey Championships in St. John´s, Newfoundland.
Here is the link: st.johns2013wc.com
Ms. Linda Spina, Vice President of the Italian national ball hockey federation (INBHF), did the interview on preparation of national women´s team for the upcoming ISBHF World ball hockey championships 2013 in St. John´s.
We continue in presenting the interviews with participants at the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in St. John´s, Newfoundland. Mr. Claudio Romano from Italian national ball hockey federation (INBHF) did the following interview.
We are presenting you the official logo of the upcoming 2013 World Senior and Women Ball Hockey Championships in St. Johns.
Mr. Naveed Mohammad and Mr. Ali Wadee about preparation of Pakistan´s national men´s team.
Mr. David Gazzard, a member of Team Bermuda’s national men´s team did the following interview.
Congratulation to Vit birthday04.02.2013 l
On behalf of the ISBHF family and the sport of ball hockey.
We would like to wish one of the leaders of our sport, and past President of the ISBHF from our Czech Federation family, Vit Rezac a Happy 50th Birthday.
We thank Vit for all his many years of service to the members of the ISBHF.
And we hope he has a great birthday and year, filled with health and happiness.
And we hope he stays close to his ball hockey family for many years ahead.
From the ISBHF Board and secreatariat and on behalf of all ball hockey members, coaches and players around the World.
Slovak Ball Hockey Union and Czech Street Hockey Association would like to announce you that a friendly match between these 2 nations will take place in ball hockey arena in Gajary, Slovakia on March 2-3, 2013.
The first match begins at 5:00 PM CET on Saturday March 2 and second match at 10:30 AM CET on Sunday March 3.
PILSEN CHALLENGE CUP 2013, ISBHF tournament of 3 ISBHF national teams from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland and home club HBC Pilsen, was held in nice city Pilsen in Czech Republic on January 25-27. These European national teams took this as a very good possibility of preparation for the coming World Championship in St. John´s June 2013 in Canada.
Discover wonderful city St. John's23.01.2013 l
City St. John's in Newfoundland will host the upcoming World Ball Hockey Championships in June 2013.
Come to discover one of North America’s oldest cities. A city unlike any other.
Destination St. John's
Pilsen Challenge Cup 201321.01.2013 l
On their way to the ISBHF WC in St. John's, Newfoundland the national teams from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland will face each other at the occasion of the Pilsen Challenge Cup 2013 that takes place in the ball hockey rink in Pilsen from 25th to 27th January 2013.
The local team of the HBC Pilsen is completing the field of participants.
Further information you can find under the following link.
Pilsen Challenge Cup 2013
Mr. Gabi Missakian, President of International ball hockey association of Armenia, did the following interview about teams preparation for upcoming ISBHF World Championships on June 2-9, 2013 in St. John´s, Newfoundland.
More news from Ball Hockey UK19.01.2013 l
Amazing news from UK - Ball Hockey featured on BBC breakfast programme!
The UK ball hockey scene featured on BBC Breakfast in November, as reporter Mike Bushell visited the West London club at Elthorne Sports Centre.
Click here to see it:
Ball Hockey featured on BBC breakfast programme
Ball Hockey UK are delighted to welcome Pilsen (Plzen) to the UK this week for games against London Crusaders, Team GB and a BHUK select squad at Sheffield.
With the start of a new year, UNITED KINGDOM DEK HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (UKDHA) is announcing that it is re-naming the association to ‘BALL HOCKEY UK’ (BHUK).
We present you interview with Head Coach of Slovak national women´s ball hockey team Mr. Jaroslav Kolibik representing team, which is going to defend the Gold medals to ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s in June 2013.
We present today interview with Ms Christine Pellerin, CBHA WTC Coach, representing Canada national women´s team participating in the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in St. John´s.
Mr. Tony Iannitto from Canada’s national men´s team did the following interview on preparation of team with regards to upcoming
2013 ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s, Canada.
Communique to Players participating in the ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s
Canadian host launched the website for ISBHF World Senior and Women Ball Hockey Championships in St. John´s, Canada !
In Preparation for the ISBHF 10th Men & 4th Women's World Championship in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, a WC Planning committee containing members from the ISBHF, CBHA and Newfoundland Association have begun meeting for the planning of the event.
Key information will be forwarded to the ISBHF family after these meetings take place.
Below you will find highlights and points of interest that you should note in your planning from the committee's first meeting.
Men's Tournament schedule will start Sunday June 2 and Women's tournament starts Tuesday June 4, 2012
Today we present interview done with Alexandre Capet representing team France participating at the 2013 World Senior Championships in St. John´s, Canada.
1. Sur quel niveau de préparation se trouve votre équipe en vue des championnats du monde à Saint-Jean en 2013?
Nous travaillons sur les billets d’avions. Nous recherchons activement des partenaires pour nous aider à financer les championnats du monde.
1. At what stage of preparation is your team with regards to next year's the world championships in St.John's?
We are working on the airline tickets. In the same time we are actively looking for sponsors who will help us covering the costs of the world championships.
How does the preparation of the Slovak Street and Ball Hockey men's team for the up-coming ISBHF Wold Championships looks like?
We did interview with Mr. Jozef Duris – Head Coach of the Slovak men´s team.
Mr. Marcus Morrison, Chairman of Falkland Islands Dek Hockey Association did the following interview:
Daniel Medeiros – Portugal´s Executive Board Member and Player did interview on preparation of Portugal team with regards to upcoming ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s.
On Sunday October 28, 2012, day of Anniversary of creation of former Czechoslovakia, took place the 1. Czech-Slovak Super Cup for clubs in the Czech city Vlasim attended by the Winner of Czech ball hockey extra league from season 2011/2012 HBT Vlasim and Winner of Slovak ball hockey extra league 2011/2012 HBK Nitrianski Rytieri.
The idea of Super Cup came from good cooperation between Czech Ball Hockey Association (CMSHB) and Slovak Ball Hockey Union (SHBU) associated in the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF).
Today we present the interview done with John Kontitsis, Senior Vice
President of Hellenic Ball Hockey Association and General Manager of
team Greece, representative of nation participating in the upcoming
ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s, Canada in 2013.
Slovak Ball Hockey Union (SHBU) announces that at the Conference of SHBU Council (the highest governing body of Slovak Ball Hockey Union) that took place on Sunday October 21, 2013 Jozef Stumpel, former famous NHL player, has been elected as the SHBU President.
We continue in presentation of interviews done with representatives of nations participating in the upcoming ISBHF World Championships in
St. John´s, Canada in 2013.
We present now the interview that we done with Head Coach of the Swiss women´s team Mr. Stefan Ruch.
Today the ISBHF starts with a serie of interviews done with representatives of ISBHF members who will participate in the 2013 World Championships in St. John´s, Canada in order to present their preparation for this event.
We begin with the men's team of Czech Ball Hockey Federation, the World Champions from last 2011 WC in Bratislava.
Domenic Di Gironimo and Jaroslav Melisek banned04.10.2012 l
The ISBHF board has decided to declare former ISBHF president
Mr. Domenic Di Gironimo and former ISBHF vice-president Mr. Jaroslav Melisek to persona non grata in the international ball hockey scene.
Banning them from the participation in any event organised by the ISBHF as officials, team-officials, players, spectators or in any other form. This decision is coming into force immediately.
Mr. Domenic Di Gironimo and Mr. Jaroslav Melisek have established this summer, an association called the World Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF).
This new association immediately went into direct confrontation with the ISBHF by
- planning a world championship in 2013 at the same time as the ISBHF
- contacting members of the ISBHF and trying to convince them to participate at the WBHF championship.
The ISBHF is not willing to tolerate such behaviour by anyone, as this will cause harm to our sport and could put the worldwide development in ball hockey at risk.
The ISBHF further encourages its members to make a similar statement with regards to games under their jurisdiction.
ISBHF World Championships Update and
24.09.2012 l George Gortsos
Semi-Annual Meeting Highlights
The ISBHF is pleased to announce that applications and payments are coming in for the 10th World Championship in St. John's, Newfoundland.
In short and as applications and payments are coming in daily the following nations have shown a clear indication that they will be trying for Gold in this 10th ISBHF World Championship.
Also for the 4th ISBHF World Women's Championship we have the following teams showing a clear indication of attending to date.
The ISBHF will continue to update the roster of teams as they finalize the commitment to come to St. John's on a bi-weekly basis. In the history of our family of ball hockey nations we have not seen to date such quick communication and commitment of intent as we have this year.
The Semi-Annual congress produced many focussed discussions between member representatives of ISBHF nations. In addition the key members of the Czech board met with the CBHA board in a historic meeting and exchange that they both hope continues. Also the 7 core principles that the ISBHF has been working on since the 2012 AGM were also presented with a update on the all these principles to our World Boards.
Finally, the ISBHF board is proud to announce that ISBHF has accepted the new proposals of Italy, Falkland Islands, and Armenia in to our ISBHF family.
This all occurred in beautiful Plzen, Czech Republic against the backdrop of the 2nd ISBHF Masters World Cup.
2nd MASTERS WORLD CUP23.09.2012 l Christoph Curchod
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS presented:
Most Valuable Player: Viliam Somolányi (SVK)
Fair Play: Withrow Knights
Goaltender: Pablo Garrido (Withrow Knights)
Defenceman: Joe Russo (USA)
Defenceman: Paul Barbas (GRE)
Forward: Jiří Mašík (CZE)
Forward: Paolo Musto (CAN)
Forward: Vladimír Franta (SVK)
BEST PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT
Goaltender: Radoslav Petrovič (Old Boys Slovakia)
Defenceman: Dom Ricci (CAN)
Forward: Pavel Kormunda (CZE)
4.Old Boys Slovakia
The ISBHF presents the 2nd Master’s World Cup that is being played in
the great ball hockey arena of city Pilsen, Czech Republic.
The passing of Mr. Leos Rak05.09.2012 l Roman
ISBHF with deeply sorrow announces that on Sunday September 2, 2012 passed away very good ball hockey player from Usti nad Labem and from Czech national team Mr. Leos Rak (48 years old).
Mr. Leos Rak was also successful and reputable coach.
As coach´s assistant in World Championships in Litomerice in 1998 and as a head coach of Czech team in World Championships in 2009 in Pilsen he won gold medals.
ISBHF with deeply sorrow expresses condolences to family and family relatives and also to CMSHB.
CBHA Nationals in Edmonton18.08.2012 l George Gortsos
ISBHF Technical Director, Christoph Curchod of Switzerland was on hand to drop the ceremonial first ball at the CBHA 35th Men's Nationals, and
25th Womens event.
The CBHA event is going on in Edmonton, Alberta and you can follow championship games on the web at http://www.cbha.com/ on Saturday August 18, 2012.
In addition the Nine CBHA Provincial leaders voted in a new President. The CBHA is proud to announce that Shelley Callaghan of Ottawa, Ontario is the new President of the 35,000 member organization.
Continued growth at all levels and strengthening links to Hockey Canada are high on her and new teams list among many including strenghtening ties with all ISBHF partners.
In addition the new CBHA BOD has made a commitment to offer more teams from Canada opportunities to attend ISBHF events like the ISBHF Euro Club championships, ISBHF Masters and to send teams to ISBHF Carribean and Asian events.
And the CBHA is very excited to welcome all of its ISBHF partner nations to beautiful St. Johns, Newfoundland June of 2013.
2012 EURO CUP in Villach, Austria18.08.2012 l Roman Torok
2012 EURO CUP in Street & Ball Hockey
XVI. International Ball Hockey Tournament of “AA” ISBHF Category
Villach, Austria, August 16 - 19, 2012
Most Valuable Player: Martin Krucek – HC Kert Park Praha (CZE)
Top Scorer: Libor Topolanek - HBT Vlasim (CZE)
Fair Play: SHC Bettlach (SUI)
Goaltender: Niemi Antti - Siivikkalan Pelikassit (FIN)
Defenceman: Andrew Hildreth – Oberwil Rebells (SUI)
Defenceman: Dusan Danko - SHBK Ruzinov (SVK)
Forward: Libor Topolanek - HBT Vlasim (CZE)
Forward: Tuomas Rautio - Peräpohjolan Poropojat (FIN)
Forward: Milan Ladiver - HBK Nitrianski Rytieri Nitra (SVK)
BEST PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT
Goaltender: Stanislav Petrik – HBK Nitrianski Rytieri Nitra (SVK)
Defenceman: Thomas Bossard – Oberwil Rebells (SUI)
Forward: Jan Rimsky – SHBK Ruzinov (SVK)
1. Oberwil Rebells (SUI)
2. HC Kert Park Praha (CZE)
3. HBK Nitrianski Rytieri Nitra (SVK)
4. SHBK Ruzinov (SVK)
5. Siivikkalan Pelikassit (FIN)
6. Peräpohjolan Poropojat (FIN)
7. HBT Vlasim (CZE)
8. Heilbronn Hornets (GER)
9. SHC Bettlach (SUI)
10. VAS Villach (AUT)
11. ASKÖ Villach (AUT)
12. City Club Klagenfurt (AUT)
ISBHF, inspired by World Ice Hockey Championships, organized 1st ISBHF
COACHES SEMINAR during the 2012 World U16/U18/U20 Ball Hockey
Championships in Pisek/Strakonice, Czech Republic.
Awards granted in U20 WC in Pisek and Strakonice, Czech Republic24.06.2012 l Roman Torok
7th World U20 Street & Ball Hockey Championship Pisek & Strakonice, Czech Republic, June 18 - 23, 2012
Most Valuable Player: #5 Greenaway Darcy - Canada
Productivity: #10 Deveri Danko – Czech Republic
Fair Play: USA
Goaltender: #30 Bailie Kevin - Canada
Defenceman: #55 Müller Mathias - Germany
Defenceman: #11 Wright Scott - Great Britain
Forward: #20 Božík Miroslav - Slovakia
Forward: #10 Deveri Danko - Czech Republic
Forward: #97 Müller Marc - Switzerland
BEST PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT
Goaltender: #3 Mroviec Jan - Czech Republic
Defenceman: #15 Krejčí Roman - Czech Republic
Forward: #63 Warila Tyler - USA
Awards granted in U18 WC in Pisek and Strakonice, Czech Republic24.06.2012 l Roman Torok
3rd World U18 Street & Ball Hockey Championship Pisek & Strakonice, Czech Republic, June 19 - 23, 2012
Most Valuable Player: #13 Moreau Jessey - Canada
Productivity: #22 Goulbourne Tyrel - Canada
Fair Play: Switzerland
Goaltender: #27 Park Nathan - Canada
Defenceman: #81 Hutka Mário - Slovakia
Defenceman: #8 Orsinger Samuel - Switzerland
Forward: #24 Minko Martin - Slovakia
Forward: #68 Meyer Eric - Canada
Forward: #61 Varga Róbert - Slovakia
BEST PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT
Goaltender: #33 Godla Denis - Slovakia
Defenceman: #16 Krch Martin - Czech Republic
Forward: #88 Laurencelle Remi - Canada
Awards granted in U16 WC in Pisek and Strakonice, Czech Republic24.06.2012 l Roman Torok
3rd World U16 Street & Ball Hockey Championship in Pisek & Strakonice, Czech Republic, June 19 - 23, 2012
Most Valuable Player: # 24 Ferleťák Kristián - Slovakia
Productivity: # 24 Abdul Jindřich – Czech Republic
Fair Play: Czech Republic
Goaltender: #25 Tomer Philip - Israel
Defenceman: #22 Hanuš Lukáš - Czech Republic
Defenceman: #15 Cíbik Marcel - Slovakia
Forward: #24 Abdul Jindřich - Czech Republic
Forward: #21 Holešinský Adrián - Slovakia
Forward: #37 Zumbuhl Lars - Switzerland
BEST PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT
Goaltender: #32 Plutinský Tomáš - Slovakia
Defenceman: #8 Veselý Radek - Czech Republic
Forward: #66 Patterson Tj - Canada
World Junior Street and Ball Hockey Championships in U16, U18, U20 categories have started in Pisek and Strakonice, Czech Republic.
All information including news, game recaps, statistics of WJC you can find under following link http://www.wjc2012.com/eng/index.asp
All games of the World Junior Street and Ball Hockey Championships are streamed live on strizna.cz commented in Czech language.
Fans can watch every game of the tournament live, broadcasts start 10 minutes before the game.
All games will be also covered live in text commentaries at www.eurolivescore.com in Czech language.
The official schedule of World Junior Street and Ball Hockey Championships in U16, U18, U20 categories is in annex.
The Falkland Islands Dek Hockey club was started in 2006 by a former English National Ice Hockey League player Grant Budd who plied his trade with the Peterborough Islanders. Four teams played for local competitions the Energise Shield, Cable & Wireless Russell Smith Memorial League and the Choice Fruits Cup. The club began playing with the small orange puck and still to this day utilise the local gymnasium for games and competitions. Due to the size of the gymnasium in the Falkland Islands all teams consist of 1 goaltender and 3 outfield players and are limited to 7 players in a team. Teams utilise ice hockey team names and this year,2012, the Blackhawks, Penguins, Hurricanes, Panthers, Flyers and Coyotes are all fighting to claim the top prizes. Recently the Panthers claimed the Energise Shield for 2012. Both male and female players play in the league and the age range of members is from 15-30+ and so far memberships currently stands at 50+ with more eager to join this new and exciting sport.
The ISBHF is looking for the period of 2013-2016 for:
- One referee in chief North America
- One referee in chief Europe
- One referee in chief women
As a referee in chief you will be responsible for the selection, formation and qualification of the International referees at the occasion of world championships and continental champion-ships for national teams as well as for club teams
Historical city of Rakovnik close to Prague, Czech Republic, hosted the first international game of the Israel Street Hockey Federation on March 28, 2012.
The team of boys and girls of the age up to 12 spent one week in the Czech Republic playing street hockey, in-line hockey as well as floorbal.
The players were selected from over 40 teams around city of Arad in the south of Israel.
Local kids from Rakovnik won 8:1 nevertheless the guests were better in aftergame penalty shooting out.
The passing of Mr Miro Subrt20.04.2012 l Vit Rezac
On April 6 Mr Miroslav Subrt passed away, an honorary president of the International Ice Hockey Federation and a good friend of ball hockey.
He was a great ball hockey advocate and visionary of new ways of sport development. Mr Subrt belonged among the few highly ranked ice hockey officials who understood the mission of ball hockey for growth of hockey family of sport.
He opened the door to meet Mr Fasel, IIHF President, and particularly Mr Soitchi Tomita, IIHF Vice President who supported ISBHF in approaching asian countries.
Mr Subrt gave us the necessary self-confidence to develop the sport worldwide. He loved sport at every level and his enthusiasm was the same for kids who won a school as it was to award World champions. He was always there with us as he admired how we succeeded – without big money and media support.
ISBHF awarded Mr Subrt an honorary membership in 2004.
Mr Subrt will always belong as an important development figure to the history of ball hockey.
LAVAL – Hockeyballe.com and the Burrows Cup officially announced today their association to promote ball hockey in Quebec. Starting this spring, 3vs3 and 4vs4 leagues (ball, roller and cosom hockey) will be added under the Hockeyballe.com banner, which is already a well established 5vs5 league in the Montreal and Laval area. Many calibers will be offered for men, women, and juniors, in competitive and recreational settings, with divisions ranging from A to F.
The ISBHF is proud to present the 2nd Masters World Cup in the great ball hockey city of Pilsen, Czech Republic.
This event is a celebration of our game and the players and coaches are reminded by the ISBHF that it is not win at all costs.
But enjoyable safe ball hockey under the umbrella of sportsmanship and goodwill that bring our ball hockey family together as one.
A historical collection of players who celebrate still playing the game in our 40's from around the World.
The ISBHF is proud to invite this brotherhood to the Czech Republic for this ball hockey celebration in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
The ISBHF would like to announce you that the 2012 ISBHF EUROPEAN NATIONS CUP that was scheduled for the June 27-July 1, 2012 needs to be cancelled.
New ISBHF President and Board members26.01.2012 l Roman
The new ISBHF President and Board for the next 2 year term has been established at the ISBHF Conference in Paris, France.
George Gortsos from Canada has been elected as the ISBHF President at the ISBHF Conference that was held on January 21,2012 in Paris, France.
Vít Řezáč (CZE) and Roman Török (SVK) have been elected ISBHF Senior Vice-presidents.
Vít Řezáč will be responsible for the economic issues and street and ball hockey development.
Roman Török will be the General Director of ISBHF Secretariat and will arrange the development of street and ball hockey by organizing the coach’s seminars.
The following other ISBHF Board members have been elected: Christoph Curchod ( SUI) - Technical Director, Tony Iannitto (CAN) – Marketing Director, John Kontitsis (GRE) – Treasurer, Marc Paitzies (GER)- to be announced.
Ricky Laperriere, USA Board position still remains to be ratified by the ISBHF membership.
This past weekend I had the honour of becoming the third President of the ISBHF.
I believe that as a player and coach I have always strived to play ball hockey in a skilled and team way. Now I have a chance to work with all the great leaders of our sport throughout the World who love the game like we all do. I met some great people in Paris. And I would like to thank the representatives of all our member nations who voted me in on behalf of ball hockey players around the World.
This is an honour I will handle with the honesty and hard work that made me a successful player and coach.
I want to share the main keys that I will strive to work with my fellow board members to make this game better around the World.
2012 EuroCup in Villach04.01.2012 l Veronika
The ISBHF would like to invite all teams interested in participation in the EuroCup 2012 to come to Villach, Austria.
The 2012 EURO CUP in Street & Ball Hockey is the XVI. International Ball Hockey Tournament of “A” ISBHF Category for clubs.
It will be held on August 16 - 19, 2012 in Villach, Austria.
CBHA President Resignation30.11.2011 l Veronika
On behalf of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, the Board of Directors have received and accepted the resignation of Mr. Domenic Di Gironimo, CBHA President, effective November 21, 2011.
The CBHA Board of Directors and all member provinces want to thank Mr. Di Gironimo for his many years of service to the organization.
The incredible contribution he has made to advancing ball hockey at local, regional, national and international levels has allowed ball hockey to grow and thrive as one of Canada`s most popular sports.
We thank Mr. Di Gironimo for all he has done to make that happen and wish him every success in his future endeavours.
CBHA Board of Directors
The ISBHF would like to inform you that the Organization Committee of the Street Hockey World Championship 2015 Zug/Switzerland in accordance with the Swiss Street Hockey Association SSHA and ISBHF have determined the 2015 World Championship Calendar.
The 2015 World Senior and Women Street and Ball Hockey Championships are scheduled for Saturday June 20, 2015 till Sunday June 28, 2015 in Zug, Switzerland.
The ISBHF would like to announce you the Calendar of forthcoming 2012 World Junior Street & Ball Hockey Championships
On September 15, 20111 family, friends and fans said last goodbye to Pavol Demitra in the Ice Hockey Arena of Trencin city, Slovakia.
ISBHF's condolences to
09.09.2011 l Veronika
Lokomotiv Jaroslavl Ice Hockey Club
The ISBHF would like to send our condolences on the loss of slovak player Pavol Demitra and czech players Jan Marek, Karel Rachůnek a Josef Vašíček and all other passengers who died with the Lokomotiv Jaroslavl Ice Hockey club of Russia by an air-crash.
Pavol Demitra was a member of our ball hockey family.
He played in the 1996 on the first World Senior Street and Ball Hockey Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia and gained the Bronze medal with slovak ball hockey team and also Pavol gained gold medal on the 3rd World Senior Street and Ball Hockey Championships in 1999 in Zvolen, Slovakia.
We are all very sorry for the loss of these great hockey athletes.
Our deepest sympathy to their families and sport communities.
Thursday August 25, 2011 has begun the XV. International Ball Hockey Tournament -the World Cup in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
The first game of the tournament starts at 4 p.m., in ball hockey arena Kosutka in Pilsen.
German Street Hockey on Rise Again26.07.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
After a winter of restructuring their national organization, Germany returned to the World Cup in fine fashion with an 8th place finish in the 10 nation A-Pool, this past June in Bratislava.
The National Championship was held last weekend in Bayreuth and the final ranking:
German champion 2011: Heilbronn Hornets
2nd: Green Monsters Kaufbeuren
3rd: Bayreuth Hurricanes
4th: Wild Dragons Hamm
National team head coach Dieter Hegen scouted all the games on both days as he prepares for 2013 WC in Canada.
It is also projected that the nation will return to the World Junior Championship with greater presence in 2012 in Pisek, CZE.
The evolution of the new level of cooperation in the country continues at the next general meeting of the german street & ballhockey federation (DSHB) which will be held november 12 / 13 .
Czechs Make It Two In A Row26.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
Jan Prihoda opened the scoring at 5:00 of the first period with a blast from the slot after a brilliant feed from behind the Canadian net. Minutes later Canada hit the goal post of an open net. Other than that the first period was fairly even in played, and similar in style to the 2:2 draw during the round robin.
The Czechs began to exert more dominance in the second period opening quickly with another rocket from the slot off a faceoff. Jan Pospisil made it 2:0. Frank Giustini got one back for Canada within two minutes and the Canadians tempo picked up, producing a few more opportunities before a scramble in front of Canada's net resulted in Martin Krucek slipping one under the arm of goalie David Di Gironimo.
The Czech defence, much as it did against the Slovaks in the semi-finals controlled the corners and in front of their own goal, shutting down any good opportunities.
All-star Di Gironimo was tested repeatedly stopping 33 of the 36 shots he faced, but it would not be enough to stop Team Czechia. Canada was held to only 19 shots in the game, which Tournament MVP Lukas Heczko handled all but one.
This gold mark's the Czech Republic's second in a row and third in history. The silver is Canada's 2nd, to go along with their 5 gold medals.
Read more about the game on www.bratislava2011.com or watch a replay on www.huste.tv.
Slovakia Medals Again26.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
Slovakia defended its streak of attaining a medal at every world championship, the only nation to achieve this.
Michal Chovan 3 assists, and game star Robert Kassa's strong performance powered the 7:2 bronze medal victory over the USA.
The USA were never able to get energized and mount a comeback as they did the night before in the semi-finals.
The boisterous home crowd stayed on hand for the ISBHF Annual Awards which included:
Volunteer of the Year - Robert Kostal;
International Development - Jaroslav Melisek;
Robert Mueller Memorial - Roman Pisny;
Junior Player of the Year - Andrew Shaw.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame were Richard Kral (CZE), Robert Kostal (SVK), and Gus Kourousis (CAN).
Canada Makes a Date With Czech Republic25.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
Veteran Terry Ryan scored Canada's first and last goals in the high scoring affair with the USA. Sniper Denny Schlegal added two plus an assist for the Americans but it was not enough as they fell 5:6. Canada advances to the gold medal game against Czech Republic tomorrow.
Watch the action live on www.bratislava2011.com or www.huste.tv or on Eurosport2.
Pakistan Golden in B-Pool25.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
A valiant comeback by the French including a short-handed goal and one with under a minute remaining sent the B-Pool gold medal game into overtime, spoiling a brilliant effort by Usama Mahmood with 3 goals and 1 assist. However, 40 seconds into OT, with a terrific blast from inside the blue line, tournament MVP Ijaz Chaudry made all right again. This is Pakistan second B-Pool gold medal, the first came in 2007.
Bermuda captured the bronze, winning over Great Britain.
Czechs check into final25.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
The Czech Republic scored early, with QF hero Ondrej Kejr supplying the opener at 1:28. Petr Novak bumped the lead to 2:0 on a 5-on-3 powerplay goal. From there Czech goalie Lukas Heczko stole the show with numerous brilliant saves as the Slovaks pressed until the dying seconds of the game. Much credit goes to the Czech defence as well. They did an excellent job of keeping the Slovak forwards to the outside, blocking shots, and overpowering them in the corners.
The Czechs now await the winner of CAN v USA to know who will face them in the gold medal game on Sunday.
Follow live on www.bratislava2011.com or www.huste.tv or Eurosport2.
Final Four Set24.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
The lions began to roar and set the table for the final four.
Greece opened the score lifting false hopes that they could deliver another upset, but the defending world champs stormed back with five goals, led by Czechs Ondrej Kejr (2 goals) and Adam Rousal (3 assists).
Meanwhile the USA followed a similar pattern for them of starting the WC's slow and building as the week goes along. The young American lions Bobby Housser (5 pts), Denny Schlegal (3 pts) and Andrew Hildreth (3 pts) were all in fine form in their 5:2 defeat of Portugal.
Familiar matchups are on the table for tomorrow. The Slovaks draw the Czechs in the most heated rivalry in the sport. By all accounts this home side looks to be the best ever assembled and should be favoured to win, but the Czechs have a long history of spoiling Slovak dreams. The pressure of winning on home soil should be building now and one wonders whether a serious case of the yipes will be avoided in this ball hockey fairy tale.
The same could be said for the Canadians who were shockingly upset in 2009 by the Americans in QF overtime. The same cast of US characters also tied the U20 Canadians in the final minute in 2006 and knocked the heavily favoured side out of the gold medal game, which the Americans would go on to win. Two semi-finals, two rivalries filled with upset stomachs.
The B-Pool gold features one expected favourite, Pakistan, and the momentum building France 10:2 winners over Great Britain.
Slovakian Women Crowned24.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
Maria Herichova sent the 2,000+ fans into a frenzy with 5+ minutes remaining in the game. It was one of the few chances the Slovaks had on the night, but it found a seam in what seemed like an impenetrable Canadian defence.
The show however was stolen by Slovakian goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova who faced a barrage of shots all game, making numerous spectacular saves.
1:0 was all that was needed to crown the ladies of the Slovak Republic first time champions of the ISBHF A-Pool gold medal.
A-Pool bronze was claimed by the Czech Republic with a 3:2 win over USA.
For more details on these stories visit www.bratislava2011.com.
2011 WC News & Live Action23.06.2011 l Domenic Di Gironimo
Follow the action of the 2011 Senior World Championships via Live Webcasts on www.huste.tv and the official event website www.bratislava2011.com.
A-Pool Women's gold medal final today will feature Canada vs Slovakia.
B-Pool Women's gold medal final had Drahomira Fialova power the Swiss with a 1G 3A performance enroute to an 8:2 win over Austria.
ISBHF is continuously developing relationships with manufacturing partners who spuport the development of the sport. ISBHF is proud to annunce that there are currently four exclusive ISBHF partners: company D-gel – street hockey balls manufacturer, Sport Court.- flooring manufacturer, Mylec and Strida Sport - equipment providers.
Dear ISBHF members and sport friends, please find attached the official Games Schedule, approved by ISBHF Board, of the 9th World Senior Street & Ball Hockey Championships that will be held on June 19-26, 2011 (A Pool and B Pool) and 3rd World Women Street & Ball Hockey Championships that will be held on June 19-23, 2011 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Headcoach: Dieter Hegen
Assistant: Gordon Lang
Manager: Oliver Jung
Staff: Frank Kümmerle u. Sabrina Gerusel
We are proud to announce that Michel Pérodeau has been inducted to the ISBHF Hall of Fame in 2010.
We are proud to announce that Alexandre Burrows has been inducted to the ISBHF Hall of Fame in 2010.
Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2011, will once again host the Senior World Championships. This will be the third time hosting for Slovakia, but only the second for the capital city, which held the very first ISBHF WC in 1996.
1. Master’s World Cup 2010 - November 14, 201014.11.2010 l Veronika
2. CANADA A
3. TEAM XTREME CANADA
5. CZECH REPUBLIC
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Best Goalkeeper – Miloš Braxatoris (Slovakia)
Best Defenceman – Dom Ricci (Canada A)
Best Scorer – Peter Toth (Slovakia)
Best Player - Paolo Musto (Canada A)
Goalkeeper – John Liosis (Team Xtreme Canada)
Defenceman – George Gortsos (Canada A)
Defenceman – Mojmír Hojer (Slovakia)
Forward – Sam Amodeo (Team Xtreme Canada)
Forward – Vladimír Franta (Slovakia)
Forward – Sandro Morello (Canada A)
1. Master’s World Cup 2010 - November 14, 201014.11.2010 l Veronika
Game recaps of day 4
CANADA A – AUSTRIA 12:0 (3:0, 3:0, 6:0)
1:0 – Demos (Morello)
2:0 – Robins (Morroni, Musto)
3:0 – Demos (Gortsos, McCarthy)
4:0 – Morello (Musey)
5:0 – Clancy (McHugh, Dawson)
6:0 – Dawson (Ricci)
7:0 – Clancy
8:0 –Maxwell (Valenta)
9:0 – Robinson (Morroni, Musto)
10:0 – Musey
11:0 – Ricci (Musto)
12:0 – Demos (McHugh)
SLOVAKIA – TEAM XTREME CANADA 5:1 (3:1, 0:0, 2:0)
1:0 – Tóth (Franto, Bzduch)
2:0 – Giba (Šálka)
3:0 – Tóth (Franto)
3:1 – Gannon (Fortin)
4:1 – Šálka (Giba)
5:1 – Polák
TEAM XTREME CANADA – AUSTRIA 8:1 (2:0, 3:0, 3:1)
1:0 – Carlucci (Lemieux)
2:0 – White (Mosel)
3:0 – Price (Meridis, Lemieux)
4:0 – Matthews (Ellis, Dockerty)
5:0 – Amodeo (Gannon, Plourde)
6:0 – Patton (Gannon, Mosel)
7:0 – Fortin (Friebe)
8:0 – Gannon (Friebe)
8:1 – Neugebauer
CANADA A – SLOVAKIA 1:2 (0:0, 0:1, 1:1)
0:1 – Polák (Zemeš, Vannay)
0:2 – Tóth (Franta)
1:2 – McHugh (Clancy)
1. Master’s World Cup 2010 - November 13, 201013.11.2010 l Veronika
Game recaps of day 3
CZECH REPUBLIC – AUSTRIA 4:4 (1:1, 0:1, 3:2)
0:1 – Gaugg (Jud, Brandstätter)
1:1 – Doksanský (Fáber, Kekrt)
1:2 – Kriener
1:3 – Neugebauer (Gaugg)
2:3 – Doksanský (Fáber)
3:3 – Doksanský (Zeman)
3:4 – Krenz (Lekas)
4:4 – Jelen
SLOVAKIA – TEAM XTREME CANADA 3:1 (2:0, 0:0, 1:1)
1:0 – Tóth (Giba, Franta)
2:0 – Polák (Zemeš)
2:1 – Friebe (Donoheo)
3:1 – Polák (Bzduch, Giba)
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Game recaps of day 2
CANADA A – TEAM XTREME CANADA 4:1 (2:0, 2:0, 0:1)
1:0 – Morello (Dey)
2:0 – Musey (Morello)
3:0 – Clancy (Sovoie)
4:0 – Robinson (Morello)
1:4 – Lemieux (Meridis)
CZECH REPUBLIC – TEAM XTREME CANADA 0:9 (0:2, 0:7, 0:0)
1:0 – Price (Gannon)
2:0 – Donohoe (Friebe)
3:0 – Houston (Amodeo)
4:0 – Matthews (Fortin)
5:0 – Meridis (Lemieux)
6:0 – White (Amodeo)
7:0 – Lemieux ((Meridis)
8:0 – Donohoe (Exton, Matthews)
9:0 – Carlucci (fortin, Amodeo)
SLOVAKIA – AUSTRIA 7:1 (4:1, 2:0, 1:0)
0:1 – Krenz (Lekas)
1:1 –Tóth (Surňák, Franta)
2:1 – Jakubec (Sisík)
3:1 – Šálka (Franta, Tóth)
4:1 – Vannay (Hojer)
5:1 – Hrazdira (Melíšek A.)
6:1 – Tóth (Franta, Šálka)
7:1 – Tomík
CZECH REPUBLIC – CANADA A 0:9 (0:3, 0:2, 0:4)
1:0 – Mussey (McHugh)
2:0 – Morello (Musey, McCarthy)
3:0 – Ricci (Clancy)
4:0 – McHugh (Dawson, Clancy)
5:0 – Musto (Morroni)
6:0 – Valenta (McCarthy)
7:0 – McCarthy (Clancy, McHugh)
8:0 – Musto (Morello)
9:0 – Demos (Ricci)
1. Master’s World Cup 2010 - November 11, 201011.11.2010 l Veronika
Today the first ISBHF Master’s World Cup ever started in Bratislava, Slovakia. In this event the worlds best over 40 players compeat during the next four days for gold.
In the opening game of this event that is hosted in the first covered ballhockey rink in Slovakia, team Canada A won in excellent and exciting game 4 to 2 over the host team.
Game recaps of day 1
CANADA A – SLOVAKIA 4:2 (0:1), (2:1), (2:0)
0:1 – Toth (Giba, Franta)
0:2 – Szilvasi (Sisik)
1:2 – McHugh (Dawson)
2:2 – Morello (Musey)
3:2 – Poulsen
4:2 – Musto (Morroni)
AUSTRIA - TEAM XTREME CANADA 1:1 (0:0, 1:1, 0:0)
0:1 – Exton (Matthews, Donohoe)
1:1 – Reiter (Jud)
SLOVAKIA – CZECH REPUBLIC 9:0 (5:0, 3:0, 1:0)
1:0 – Polák ((Vannay)
2:0 – Tóth (Giba, Šalka)
3:0 – Polák (Hojer, Zemeš)
4:0 – Tóth (Giba, Surňák)
5:0 – Giba (Tóth)
6:0 – Zemeš (Polák)
7:0 – Tóth (Franta)
8:0 – Košťál (Hojer)
9:0 – Polák (Zemeš)
Tampa Bay Shootout Returns for 2010 Oct 23-24 in Florida
News from recent ISBHF June Meeting included the announcement of Pisek, CZE, as host of next WJC (all categories), as well as the suspension of membership of both India and Italy.
VILLACH, AUSTRIA has a magnificent skyline. For many urbanites that would normally mean tall buildings. In Villach it is an endless string of mountains that fills your view behind the picturesque city with a village feel. Known as a popular tourist spot for skiing, its summer attributes are equally inviting.
The relevance of the tournament location relates to the overall experience for the players. Ultimately the game is paramount, but a positive environment helps build the spirit of the athletes and their appreciation of the task that lays before them in competition.
JWC 2010 Most Valuable Players and Fairplay26.06.2010 l Christoph Curchod
Most valuable Goalkeeper
Brian Valentine (CAN)
Most valuable Defender
Rob Roth (USA)
Most valuable Forward
Jan Bilý (CZE)
Andrew Shaw (CAN)
Most valuable player of the tournament
Andrew Shaw (CAN)
JWC 2010 Allstarteam26.06.2010 l Christoph Curchod
Lukas Schluderbacher (Austria)
Michal Šišmič (SVK), Ryan Gieseler (CAN)
Jaroslav Martinusík (SVK), Matt Paul (CAN), Michal Průcha (CZE)
Canada defends with a clear 5 to 0 victory over Czech Republic the title of the World Junior Champion in Ballhockey
Slovakia wins a tight bronze medal game against USA in shoot out.
Austria win 3 to 1 over Germany in the 5th place game.
Czech Republic beats Slovakia in the shootout and moves to the final.
Another key ISBHF BOD meeting was held on Sunday February 17. Many key issues were discussed and here is a quick synopsis for our ISBHF family.
We heard from the nation of Luxembourg who has a youth and adult ball hockey program running in this key new European nation. This organization has a board and infrastructure to add to our growing strength in this area of Europe which bodes well for all nations. The ISBHF BOD passed the application of Luxembourg and thus we have a new family member to join our family of nations. Welcome Luxembourg!
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