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  •  By Casey Wedge Day 3 – More Updates and Playoffs Get Rolling             As the weekend goes by players, parents, coaches, and fans alike get a little tired from hustling hard during games along with early mornings and late nights at the rink but somehow once playoffs roll around everyone shifts into overdrive and finds a little bit extra in the tank. The mite division kick-started the jam-packed day of action, playing the first games of the day. Most mite teams played a sin

  • By Daryn GoodwinToday is going to be a super exciting one at the Silver Creek Sportsplex.  Tons of regular games for some, playoffs for others, and 10 champions will be crowned when it’s all said and done.  I figured I’d try to write a super quick blog because I know I won’t have a chance later today.   Nothing worse than being in this back room on the computer and hear the roar of the crowd outside and realizing I missed something super exciting.The guys have been doing a good job o

  • By Jeremy EllisAs we wrap up Day 2 here in San Jose, we look back on an exciting day of hockey, while looking ahead in anticipation to Sunday.  Numerous divisions closed out the round robin portion of play, while others took to the floor for the first time.  In Pro, the final four are set, with longtime foes meeting again seeking to hoist the cup.Rookie staff member Casey Wedge broke it down this afternoon for the morning action, so I will get you caught up from there.In the Pro division the f

  • By Casey Wedge  Day 2 – Mid-Day Updates The rink has been buzzing since the puck dropped at 6am for day two of the West Coast Winternationals. With midgets, mites, and juniors all starting, teams have been rolling in all morning and players and parents alike are very excited and a little anxious for games to get underway. Again as the day progresses a few teams in each division begin to emerge as the head of the pack. With each mite team playing only one game earlier this morning it’s di

  • By Jeremy EllisWe are heading into the twilight hours of the first day of the 2013 NARCh season here at Silvercreek.  The action today has been non-stop with a broad spectrum of ages and skill levels taking the floor.  From the start of the day with squirts, the prime time Pro games and the end of the night mens silver and platinum, the atmosphere here was electric throughout.As I sit here pounding out this blog, I am having a sensation of deja-vu.  It was 6 months ago that I sat in this very

  • Written by Casey Wedge  After a morning packed with games and a whole afternoon of games in full affect a few teams begin to emerge in each division as the big teams to beat. In the squirt division, both the HB Mission Militia 11th Battalion and House Hockey Army came out strong in their first games defeating their opponents 8-1 and 5-1, respectively. Coincidentally the teams met in their second match up of the tournament and battled in a close, back and forth, up and down, grinding and gri

  • Games are underway as we kick off the 2013 Season here at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose.  Squirts, peewees, and bantam action start the event with some men’s platinum, men’s silver, and pro action later this evening.   305 games will take place over the next 4 days, so if you’re a hockey fan, this is the place to be. WINTERNATIONALS is the first major event of the season and gives teams a chance to really size up their competition for the year.   Due to the size of the ev

  • By Jeremy Ellis Family Ties Back in 2009, I was headed back to the hotel from the rink in Mississauga.  I was riding with three others, including one face that was new to the staff.  He looked eerily familiar, like someone I had met before.  It took a couple of minutes of discussion but we quickly figured it out.  Twenty six years earlier we had played pee wee hockey together back in Michigan.  That face was NARCh tournament director Pat Martinez.  This weekend we stepped onto the rink t

  • By Patrick Martinez     As the last day of NARCh sneaks up on us there are so many amazing things I could cover.  There were so many great games and many friendly faces over this time period.     As always, every time I attend NARCh I meet many new people from all over the country and overseas.  The hockey world is small in some respect and there is much love among the players and families who reach out and help one another.  NARCh builds camaraderie among the

  •   By Jeremy Ellis When attending a sporting event, a fans goal is to have the outcome come down to the final moments.  No one ever wants to sit through a blowout when the countdown to the conclusion is one born out of boredom.  The fans here at the rink today may have had more than their fill of outcomes decided within the waning moments. If you take a look at the live scoring you will see it littered with overtimes and one goal games.  It took overtime in the Pro playoffs, Junior Sem