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  • By Eric Haak Burlington, Ontario native and former NARCh champion, Cory Conacher, has made a name for himself on the ice hockey scene. Coming off a four year decorated college career for the Canisius Golden Griffith’s, Cory was signed to the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals in 2011. He quickly became a staple for the Admirals, leading them through a record breaking 28 game win streak and finishing out the year winning the franchises’ first Calder Cup. Following his striking season as top scorer fo

  • By Jeremy EllisSo here it is Monday night and I am at the airport waiting for my flight back to the Windy City.  Lots of memories stick out from this great event we all witnessed this weekend.  I always love seeing Silver Creek when I arrive in San Jose, but I get excited to head back home to see my family when it is all said and done.  Kudos once again to all the facility staff for keeping such a large event running so smoothly, it is definitely a large task. Special shout out to Brian Roh f

  • I checked in with a blog 19 hours ago and now I’ve returned.  79 games have been played since then and many of them fantastic.  Alkali RPD walked away with the Pro Title and the $ over the Breakaway Bullies.  The championship was a little anti-climatic, as Alkali really won all the loose battles, stayed out of the box, and executed on their power play opportunities.   This coming after both semi-finals were settled in overtime, showing just how tight the competition was.The Bullies are

  •  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