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  • by Alex Morrison We have started this weekend's event in Snellville, a suburb of Atlanta, and have a full day ahead of us.  The SGAA Dual Deck Arena is a very intimate place with the rinks separated by a 20 foot wide raised walkway, all the makings of a great environment inside! All 25 teams will be playing today at least 2 times, and a few have 3 games.  While a majority of the players are from Georgia, a few teams have made the trip from North Carolina.  I recognize a lot of faces from the

  • By Casey Wedge Irvine Recap/Sunday Wrap UpThe Irvine Regional Qualifier is a pretty big event each and every year. However, a 96-team tournament producing 20 division winners is entirely unheard of.  With 216 games jam packed into 3 days there’s been too many tight matchups to catch everything in pictures and film so I’ll do my best to sum it all up here.As I mentioned yesterday there were eight teams in this weekends Atom division. Following pool play the division 8 and under division

  • 20 championships – 20 years – 20 minutesIt’s hard to believe that we have over 20 championship games today.  That’s a new record.  We usually try to stagger them a bit and get a few done on Saturday, but it just didn’t work out this tournament.  We start the morning with continuous semi-final games and in about 4 hours it will be nothing but championships running at the same times on multiple rinks.  I’m sure the action will be intense and we’ll have many dramatic finishes

  • By Casey WedgeSaturday Sunset Update - Playoffs Get Rolling A little more than half way through the weekend and games have been tight the whole time. I’ll breakdown each division a bit in this blog:For this sunny weekend in SoCal, the atom division is composed of 8 teams: AKS 04, AKS 05, Anarchy, Notion, San Diego Rockets 04, San Diego Rockets 05, SJC Uprising, and the Tour Rebels. From their very first game of the tournament, Anarchy, and both San Diego Rockets teams immediately pulled aw

  • The sun is out and the rinks are packed, so needless to say it’s a great day for roller hockey in Southern California.Even though we’re just over 1/3rd of the event, there’s already been some great finishes.  The 18-team peewee division is in the tail end of the preliminary games and teams are being seeded for playoffs.   I’m very impressed by the number of quality teams at the top and it’s a dogfight to see who gets seeded platinum.  I just watched the second half of a great peewe

  • By Casey Wedge Day 1 - Early Evening Update As the day has progressed there’s been foot traffic going every which way in and around the rink. A few teams came in fired up, hot, and ready to go this morning in the Peewee division going 2-0 to start the tourney. Making the trip from BC, the WC Warriors 98s proved they’re a top competitor in their first two games initially defeating the Revision Devil Dogs 6-3 and then beating up 2K Gong Show with a final score of 7-1. Similarly, NCR Tour

  • By Casey Wedge Good Morning from Sunny SoCal It’s only 9:00AM and it’s already a beautiful, sunny, 65° day here at the Irvine Inline rink. With a total of 96 teams hailing from all throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and British Columbia competing in this weekends event the rinks filling up quickly this morning and we’re expecting a packed house all weekend.Peewee games are kick starting the first day of the tournament playing for the majority of the morning followed up by Bantam

  • Another solid weekend of NARCh Hockey in the books as we make our only trip to Pennsylvania in the 2013.  It was a great time and we saw a ton of great hockey.  I’m excited to put this video highlight together, as I was lucky to capture some great moments throughout the event. It’s always nice seeing my friends here in the East, sharing a few laughs and talking shop.  Almost everyone is pumped for Toronto and planning on attending the FINALS that are creeping up on us quickly about 10

  • We are definitely in the heart of our travel season.  Last week we were on Hawaiian time, 6 hours different then where we are now in Pennsylvania.  Next week we’re back on Cali time for our largest regional event of the year in Irvine where we’ll cram about 225 games into 3 days.I was looking forward to coming to this event for multiple reasons.  Most of the teams playing in this qualifier will be making the trip up to Canada for the FINALS, so I wanted to see them play and make sure they

  • by Lonny LovinsAs we head into day 3 of our NARCh regional here in Hawaii, we have a lot going on.  The Yoder brothers are chasing immortality as they work hard at cementing their place in NARCh history by chasing the one gold medal that has eluded them…The coveted 35+ championship.   On a more serious note, the work that has been done with the Hawaiian teams thanks to Jami and his crew here has been phenomenal.  The systems that have been put into place will help hockey here grow for many

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