8 Josh Balch
8 Josh Balch
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
High School: Desmoines, Chicago (USHL)
Position: F

Bulldog Best: Goal and three points in wins over Sacred Heart on 11/24/09 and Holy Cross on 1/2/11.

2011-12:Played in all but one game... Two goals and four points... Goals at Brown and at RPI... Academic All-ECAC Hockey.

2010-11: Notched seven points in 11 games... Three goals... Three points in win over Holy Cross 1/2.

2009-10: Earned valuable experience rotating into the lineup as part of a strong rookie class... Appeared in 22 games.

Before Yale: Played two seasons in the USHL for the Des Moines Buccaneers  and the Chicago Steel... Played nine seasons with AAA Chicago Young Americans... Had jersey retired and amassed over 1,600 points... Earned gold medal on Team USA at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge... Leading scorer in the MWEHL in 2007-08... National Honor Society member... Played two years of high school lacrosse and one year of golf at New Trier High School...

Personal: Joshua Balch is the son of Michael and Helen Balch... Three younger brothers all play hockey... Yale teammates voted him "fastest skater" on the team...Political Science major.