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  • By Lonny Lovins: As we wrapped up Winternationals in San Jose this year, it gave me a lot of time to reflect over the weekend we had had.  I can’t remember this many final games going to overtime, and I can’t remember the competition being so close in general.It is a testament to the sport, that teams are becoming more competitive, and the games are becoming closer.  It means that the game is evolving in all areas, and teams are taking it more seriously. It seems that the days are gone wh

  • By Lonny Lovins We have seen a bunch of great games today, both in the playoffs and the finals.  Jeremy Ellis' recap from this morning gave you a little taste of what we have been seeing so far, and I will provide you with highlights of the action as we head into the night. Our first Pro Semifinal featured the Tour Mudcats and the Rink Rat Outcasts.  The Mudcats rolled through round robin play, barely giving up any goals on their way to an easy first seed.  The Rink Rat Outcasts had to work a

  • By Lonny Lovins This is what happens when Sharks meet Cyclones for the gold medal! Bad movies aside, the Cub final was amazing, and was played between the San Jose InlineSharks and the Mission Cyclones. The script for this game couldn’t have been written anybetter, even if it was written in Hollywood. The Cyclones and Sharks were mixing it up throughout the game, and the Cyclones weregetting the best of it, as they jumped out to an early lead. A few minutes later in the first period, the Shark

  • By Jeremy Ellis It is almost noon here at the Silvercreek Sportsplex and I am excited to get my 2015 NARCh season underway.  My flight in from Chicago landed at 10pm last night and I immediately came to the rink to help put a bow on Day one of this season.  To say the rink was abuzz at that late hour would be an understatement!  The fans were out in full force to root on their heroes in Bantam and Men’s division action as the calendar turned to Saturday as we dropped the puck into the wee h

  • By Lonny Lovins   As we get ready to head out for the night, I want to reflect on a great start to our tournament so far.  There has been a lot of action, and a lot of great games, but one stands out in my mind. The Pro Division is supposed to provide the best action, and throughout the day it did not disappoint.  One of the best games of the day was brought to us by the Rink Rat Outcasts and the Puckfit Indians.  The Indians are comprised of the old guard, and some young bucks that were

  • By Lonny Lovins             The NorCal Cup kicked off this weekend at the Silver Creek Sports Plex, and while this is the first event that most of these teams have played since NARCh finals, many of them looked as if they were in mid-season form.  There were some new teams scattered in with the old guard.  The NorCal Wild burst on the scene with a few new teams, that have combined a lot of their local area talent into some formidable competition.  There were a lot of familiar faces

  • Exciting News! No matter where you live we are making it easier than ever to compete in the 2015 NARCh FINALS.  We are very excited that for the first time ever, there will be a West Coast Finals and East Coast Finals! The NARCh West Coast Finals will take place at The Rinks – Huntington Beach Inline in Huntington Beach, CA on June 17th-28th, 2015 The NARCh East Coast Finals will take place at Germain Arena in Estero, FL on July 15th-26th, 2015. While we certainly have a lot of NARCh dedicate

  • SILVER, CLUB, and CUB DIVISIONS NARCh CUB Division - As is normal with our Cub Division, there were only a few teams.  Two of them were pretty evenly matched, while the third gave a great effort each game.  This division was one our our easiest to seed, with the Fivehole Squarepants taking the top seed, the Detroit Mission Stars took the second seed, and Katios took the third seed. Cub Final: Fivehole Squarepants vs. Detroit Mission Stars.  This game looked as if it would be great on paper, a

  • GOLD DIVISIONS Atom Gold Division - The Atom Gold Division was the teams that didn’t make the Platinum level in the breakdown of the seeding.  The remaining teams were thrust into their own playoff for the Atom Gold trophy.  The seedings for Atom Gold were as follows.  St. Louis Tour Blast, the Detroit Mission Stars, the Fivehole Stormtroopers, and the Koguis. In the Semifinals for this division, the St. Louis Tour Blast met the Koguis and thoroughly defeated them by a score of 13-2 to secu

  • By Lonny Lovins The weather was beautiful, and just as one beautiful game ended with the World Cup, so have many beautiful games ended here at our 2014 NARCh Finals.  We had a lot to celebrate this year, as we saw some of the best games, and storied in NARCh history.  Below is coverage of every final game, and a small recap of every division from the playoffs.  It was a heck of a tournament, so we will dive right in. PLATINUM, D1 AND PRO DIVISIONS Pro Division - Watching the Black Ice run

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