News

Previous Next
  • By Lonny Lovins Our day got a little longer as a couple of playoff games, a broken sheet of glass, and some cut fingers put us behind.  However, we are slowly creeping toward the end of the night, and we are anxiously awaiting the games to go final, so we can see where our teams will line up for tomorrow's playoffs.   Checking the weather, it looks like as if we may have some flurries of snow to go with our flurry of finals.  Obviously the rink is abuzz with anticipation of the storm, the onc

  • by Alex Morrison I may have borrowed that tagline from another company... Some people are fanatics for certain things.  For example, in California, it is hard to travel more than a mile in any major city without finding a Starbucks.  In Canada, the same can be said for Tim Horton's, and in New York, it is Dunkin' Donuts.  This is an example of 3 very successful companies that have branded themselves very well, and serve a product that is good enough for people to come back again and again. In

  • By Lonny Lovins With the last of our first 18 games wrapping up, it has been a fun day.  This is my first time in the Skate Safe arena, and I like the feel of the place.  It is kind of like an old barn with 2 nice hockey sheets.  It has a nice homey feel like my old rink growing up.  This is a place that is run by it's rink rats, as all of the kids and adults alike hang out here like it is the place to be, and for the next couple of days we are welcomed into their "home" to hang out as well.

  • By Jeremy Ellis One week after football's big game took over the Big Apple, Roller Hockey's premier event, NARCh, commenced the East Coast Winternationals on Long Island.  41 teams will lace up their skates looking to take home shiny new medals.  This is the  second event of the 2014 season after the West Coast version in San Jose 3 weeks ago.  Despite the 50 degree difference in weather from San Jose, the action here is still HOT!  The long road to the 2014 Finals in Ft. Myers this summer

  • By Lonny Lovins DAY 3 Sunday was moving day for a lot of teams.  Some packed up and went home, some put in brilliant efforts in their round robin games, while others punched their tickets to our exciting finals.  Here is a rundown of the divisions that finished today, as well as a couple recaps of my favorite games. CUBS - While this division might bring the fewest amount of teams, our rising stars always bring out the most fans.  Often times the cheering is so thunderous for these little tyk

  • By Lonny Lovins Sunday was moving day for a lot of teams.  Some packed up and went home, some put in brilliant efforts in their round robin games, while others punched their tickets to our exciting finals.  Here is a rundown of the divisions that finished today, as well as a couple recaps of my favorite games. CUBS - While this division might bring the fewest amount of teams, our rising stars always bring out the most fans.  Often times the cheering is so thunderous for these little tykes, yo

  • by Alex Morrison We are only 2 games in on each rink Sunday morning, and we have already had some wild finishes. Bantam Gold 6am - Rink 1 - Hockey House Army vs. Norcal Extreme A tight defensive game went to OT tied 1-1.  A little more than halfway through the extra period, Extreme couldn't convert on a 2 on 0 chance.  Hockey House took the puck the length of the floor and scored the game winner, the first goal of the weekend for the player that scored. 6:40am - Rink 1 - CCM Bulldogs vs. Missi

  • by Alex Morrison The title to this blog was a quote from an anonymous parent watching a game on rink 1 earlier today.  Thank goodness she had a fan to keep herself cool, as we had 45 teams playing for playoff seeds this morning.  Here is a link to who ended up where:  2014 WC WN Brackets Here are the notes from this morning's games and seedings: The KIHA Warriors ended up in the Gold Division in all 3 groups seeded this morning, losing only 1 of the 10 games the teams played. The CCM Bulldogs

  • By Lonny Lovins Day 1 of our kick-off to Winternationals 2014 is nearly in the books, and the tournament has brought us everything we could have asked for and more.   A lot of good hockey, new faces, some old favorites, and a ton of smiles.  Although it is nice to have a lot of good hockey to watch, it is more important to see the people who make this tournament possible.  I enjoy seeing a lot of familiar faces each time I work a NARCh event.  Often times seeing all of those smiling faces re

  • by Alex Morrison We are 5 hours into the day, and almost all of the Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam teams have played a game.  Over 40 teams are here in the building within a 3 hour span, an unusual sight for a Friday morning! After a couple dozen games, I already have a contender for game of the day.  About 30 minutes ago, on rink 3, the CCM Bulldogs White from Southern Cal played the KIHA Warriors from O'ahu.  The Bulldogs scored with 5 minutes to go, putting them in a 6-5 lead.  A little back

Previous Next