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Board of Directors – OLD

ISBHF President

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George Gortsos

President

George Gortsos is a Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) Hall of Fame Player, and ISBHF Hall of Fame Coach.  He was part of 4 CBHA National Championship teams winning Gold in 1991 through 1994. He was Captain of Canada and a World All-Star Defenseman in the first ISBHF World Championship in 1996 in Bratislava, Slovakia.  He was part of 4 Canadian teams that won  ISBHF World Championship Gold in 2001, 2003, 2005 & 2007 as Head Coach.  He served on the CBHA Board from 2009 to 2012. He was elected in as ISBHF President in 2012 and has been in this position since that time serving three "2 year" terms to date for the ISBHF Family of Nations.

ISBHF Level IV Nation Representatives

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Ronny Strähler

Representative for Switzerland

Ronny Straehler started playing ball hockey for the Swiss Top Team SHC Belpa 1107 at the Age of 14. He represented his native country of Switzerland at numerous World Championships on the Junior and Men’s A Level and also played for the Scarborough Blues in Toronto, Canada. In 2013, he took over the coaching responsibilities for his home club. Ronny joined the ISBHF BOD as the Swiss Representative in 2016 and currently co-chairs the ISBHF Coaching Committee.
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Roman Novák

Representative for Czech Republic, Financial Director

Roman Novák has been playing ball hockey in the Czech Republic since 1995. He is a Czech national league player, coach for youth players and member of the Czech Ball Hockey Association Board.
Roman has been serving as an ISBHF BOD since 2014 and is the Financial Director, as well as a member of the Development Division.
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Elio Pascuzzo

Representative for Canada, Technical Director

Elio Pascuzzo has been involved in ball hockey since the 1970s as a player, coach, manager, referee and league administrator, among other responsibilities. He was a member of a Canadian National Championship Gold Medal winning team as a player in 1999 and was Head Coach of the Canadian Junior National Championship Gold Medal winning team in 2013. Elio represented Team Canada as a player at the 2012 ISBHF World Masters Championships. He is currently serving in the role of VP-International for Canada and co-chairs both the ISBHF Technical and 3 on 3 Committees. 
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Július Száraz

Representative for Slovakia, Chairman of 2019 World Championship in Slovakia

Július Száraz is the General Secretary of the Slovak Ball Hockey Federation and recently served as Chairman of the 2019 ISBHF World Championships in Kosice, Slovakia from June 14th-22nd. Prior to this, Julius served as VP of the Slovak Ball Hockey Federation. He is also a competitive player, and has played in three consecutive Masters World Champioships for Slovakia. The ISBHF is grateful to lean on the experience and professionalism that Julius has accumulated over his tenured ball hockey career as a steadfast builder.

ISBHF Level II/III Nation Representatives

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Chris Banks

Level IV Representative
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Colin Gennoe

Marketing Director

Colin Gennoe, a Canadian citizen, has been living and playing ball hockey in South Korea since 2008. He is the captain of the Korea National Team and is currently working to establish the Korea Ball Hockey Association. Colin has been serving as a BOD for ISBHF since 2015 and is currently the Marketing Director, as well as the Asia Pacific Director and Director of Global Development for ISBHF.
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Gabi Missakian

Co-Chairperson of Technical Division

Gabi Missakian has been playing ball hockey in Canada since 1994. He has captained his team to various Canadian regional and national Championship participation over his career as well as many other North American tournaments. Founder of the International Armenian Ball Hockey Association in 2012, his focus has him coaching the Armenian International team. He was elected to the ISBHF BOD in 2015, assisting with the Marketing and Technical Divisions. He has recently been appointed Co-Chairperson of the ISBHF Technical Division.

ISBHF Secretariat

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David Tor

Secretariat & Communications Manager

After playing youth ball hockey for his hometown Kladno, Czech Republic, David Tor returned to the sport at the 2017 ISBHF World Championships as a volunteer; working for the ISBHF in both marketing and administration. David quickly established himself as credible and was promoted to ISBHF Secretariat, as well as Senior Admin & Communication Manager following the World Championships and now works as the primary contact point for the organisation.

ISBHF Divisions 

ISBHF Technical Division

MANDATE – To continuously evaluate ISBHF regulations for the purpose of facilitating highly competitive and well-organized World Championship events.  To manage technical components of World Championship events in person in order to deal with championship scheduling, rankings and rulings as in synergy with the Referees-in-Chief (RIC’s).  Finally; to respond to inquiries from ISBHF Federations, fans and guests throughout the year as communicated through ISBHF Secretariat, David Tor. 

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Gabi Missakian

Co-Chairperson of Technical Division

Gabi Missakian has been playing ball hockey in Canada since 1994. He has captained his team to various Canadian regional and national Championship participation over his career as well as many other North American tournaments. Founder of the International Armenian Ball Hockey Association in 2012, his focus has him coaching the Armenian International team. He was elected to the ISBHF BOD in 2015, assisting with the Marketing and Technical Divisions. He has recently been appointed Co-Chairperson of the ISBHF Technical Division.
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Jaroslav Pikula

Referee-in-Chief: Europe
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Elio Pascuzzo

Representative for Canada, Technical Director

Elio Pascuzzo has been involved in ball hockey since the 1970s as a player, coach, manager, referee and league administrator, among other responsibilities. He was a member of a Canadian National Championship Gold Medal winning team as a player in 1999 and was Head Coach of the Canadian Junior National Championship Gold Medal winning team in 2013. Elio represented Team Canada as a player at the 2012 ISBHF World Masters Championships. He is currently serving in the role of VP-International for Canada and co-chairs both the ISBHF Technical and 3 on 3 Committees. 
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David Shaw

Referee-in-Chief: North America

Marek Kralovic

Member

ISBHF Marketing Division 

MANDATE – To communicate effectively with the global ball hockey community through content creation (written/audio/video), ISBHF website, affiliated social media channels and in addition; to cultivate further branded partnerships with the ISBHF.  

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Colin Gennoe

Marketing Director

Colin Gennoe, a Canadian citizen, has been living and playing ball hockey in South Korea since 2008. He is the captain of the Korea National Team and is currently working to establish the Korea Ball Hockey Association. Colin has been serving as a BOD for ISBHF since 2015 and is currently the Marketing Director, as well as the Asia Pacific Director and Director of Global Development for ISBHF.
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David Tor

Secretariat & Communications Manager

After playing youth ball hockey for his hometown Kladno, Czech Republic, David Tor returned to the sport at the 2017 ISBHF World Championships as a volunteer; working for the ISBHF in both marketing and administration. David quickly established himself as credible and was promoted to ISBHF Secretariat, as well as Senior Admin & Communication Manager following the World Championships and now works as the primary contact point for the organisation.
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Július Száraz

Representative for Slovakia, Chairman of 2019 World Championship in Slovakia

Július Száraz is the General Secretary of the Slovak Ball Hockey Federation and recently served as Chairman of the 2019 ISBHF World Championships in Kosice, Slovakia from June 14th-22nd. Prior to this, Julius served as VP of the Slovak Ball Hockey Federation. He is also a competitive player, and has played in three consecutive Masters World Champioships for Slovakia. The ISBHF is grateful to lean on the experience and professionalism that Julius has accumulated over his tenured ball hockey career as a steadfast builder.
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Dave Reaser

Website Manager
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Christoph Curchod

Switzerland Region Contributing Writer
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Daniel Harmes

Strength & Conditioning Manager
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Mark Staffieri

North America Region Contributing Writer

Scott Steele

Contributing Writer
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Marcus Morrison

Contributing Writer: Falkland Islands

ISBHF Global Development Division 

MANDATE: Advocate the sport of ball hockey globally and cultivate relationships with prospective nations; acting as a first point of contact in order to greet and evaluate nations prior to facilitating conversation, in cohort with the ISBHF BOD.  Furthermore, to assist & ultimately mentor nations through extensive support & strategic roadmaps to success.

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Colin Gennoe

Marketing Director

Colin Gennoe, a Canadian citizen, has been living and playing ball hockey in South Korea since 2008. He is the captain of the Korea National Team and is currently working to establish the Korea Ball Hockey Association. Colin has been serving as a BOD for ISBHF since 2015 and is currently the Marketing Director, as well as the Asia Pacific Director and Director of Global Development for ISBHF.
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Roman Novák

Representative for Czech Republic, Financial Director

Roman Novák has been playing ball hockey in the Czech Republic since 1995. He is a Czech national league player, coach for youth players and member of the Czech Ball Hockey Association Board.
Roman has been serving as an ISBHF BOD since 2014 and is the Financial Director, as well as a member of the Development Division.
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George Gortsos

President

George Gortsos is a Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) Hall of Fame Player, and ISBHF Hall of Fame Coach.  He was part of 4 CBHA National Championship teams winning Gold in 1991 through 1994. He was Captain of Canada and a World All-Star Defenseman in the first ISBHF World Championship in 1996 in Bratislava, Slovakia.  He was part of 4 Canadian teams that won  ISBHF World Championship Gold in 2001, 2003, 2005 & 2007 as Head Coach.  He served on the CBHA Board from 2009 to 2012. He was elected in as ISBHF President in 2012 and has been in this position since that time serving three "2 year" terms to date for the ISBHF Family of Nations.
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David Tor

Secretariat & Communications Manager

After playing youth ball hockey for his hometown Kladno, Czech Republic, David Tor returned to the sport at the 2017 ISBHF World Championships as a volunteer; working for the ISBHF in both marketing and administration. David quickly established himself as credible and was promoted to ISBHF Secretariat, as well as Senior Admin & Communication Manager following the World Championships and now works as the primary contact point for the organisation.

ISBHF GAISF Division 

MANDATE: To work in collaboration and synergy with the ISBHF Family of Nations in order to attain GAISF membership and ultimately, reach the IOC Olympic elevator for our sport.

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Tomas Brezina

Chairperson of GAISF Division
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George Gortsos

President

George Gortsos is a Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) Hall of Fame Player, and ISBHF Hall of Fame Coach.  He was part of 4 CBHA National Championship teams winning Gold in 1991 through 1994. He was Captain of Canada and a World All-Star Defenseman in the first ISBHF World Championship in 1996 in Bratislava, Slovakia.  He was part of 4 Canadian teams that won  ISBHF World Championship Gold in 2001, 2003, 2005 & 2007 as Head Coach.  He served on the CBHA Board from 2009 to 2012. He was elected in as ISBHF President in 2012 and has been in this position since that time serving three "2 year" terms to date for the ISBHF Family of Nations.
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David Tor

Secretariat & Communications Manager

After playing youth ball hockey for his hometown Kladno, Czech Republic, David Tor returned to the sport at the 2017 ISBHF World Championships as a volunteer; working for the ISBHF in both marketing and administration. David quickly established himself as credible and was promoted to ISBHF Secretariat, as well as Senior Admin & Communication Manager following the World Championships and now works as the primary contact point for the organisation.
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Pascal Malkoun

Representative for Lebanon

Fernando DeMenezes

Portugal

ISBHF Coaching Division 

MANDATE – To create an online Coaching Certification and Educational Camp Certification for ISBHF coaches.  Ultimately, to establish an ISBHF Master Coaching Certificate Program. To create a Ball Hockey Coaches network and ISBHF information database by way of video infrastructure. To support the ISBHF Global Development Division and newly established federations through providing coaching materials and certification as they require.

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Ronny Strähler

Representative for Switzerland

Ronny Straehler started playing ball hockey for the Swiss Top Team SHC Belpa 1107 at the Age of 14. He represented his native country of Switzerland at numerous World Championships on the Junior and Men’s A Level and also played for the Scarborough Blues in Toronto, Canada. In 2013, he took over the coaching responsibilities for his home club. Ronny joined the ISBHF BOD as the Swiss Representative in 2016 and currently co-chairs the ISBHF Coaching Committee.
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Daniel Harmes

Strength & Conditioning Manager

Martin Komarek

Member

Stuart Wilson

Director of Coaching

ISBHF 3 on 3 Division

GOAL: To cultivate and create highly competitive, successful ISBHF 3 on 3 Championships at the highest level of the sport.  To execute successful timing & a successful venue in cohort with a well marketed attendance of teams, players and ultimately, fans. 

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Elio Pascuzzo

Representative for Canada, Technical Director

Elio Pascuzzo has been involved in ball hockey since the 1970s as a player, coach, manager, referee and league administrator, among other responsibilities. He was a member of a Canadian National Championship Gold Medal winning team as a player in 1999 and was Head Coach of the Canadian Junior National Championship Gold Medal winning team in 2013. Elio represented Team Canada as a player at the 2012 ISBHF World Masters Championships. He is currently serving in the role of VP-International for Canada and co-chairs both the ISBHF Technical and 3 on 3 Committees. 
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Gabi Missakian

Co-Chairperson of Technical Division

Gabi Missakian has been playing ball hockey in Canada since 1994. He has captained his team to various Canadian regional and national Championship participation over his career as well as many other North American tournaments. Founder of the International Armenian Ball Hockey Association in 2012, his focus has him coaching the Armenian International team. He was elected to the ISBHF BOD in 2015, assisting with the Marketing and Technical Divisions. He has recently been appointed Co-Chairperson of the ISBHF Technical Division.

Dominik Varos

Member

ISBHF Women’s Outreach Division

Christina DAmbrogio

Member

Rachel Serrell

Member

Steph Towns

Member

ISBHF Disciplinary Division 

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Beat Krähenmann

Chairperson of Disciplinary Division
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Radek Rezanka

Czech Republic
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Tina Kirschner

Germany
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Christian Reiter

Austria
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John Liosis

Canada