• Here is the link to this year's NARCh Pro Rosters. 2013 NARCh Pro Rosters

  • By Jeremy Ellis We are closing in on the halfway point of the 2013 Moriches Regional.  The rink has been abuzz all day long with non-stop action here and the anticipation of the IIHF Gold Medal Game in Germany.  Interest was high for the action abroad as local boy made good, Team USA Captain, Greg Thompson goes for gold.  Greg cut his teeth through the ranks of NARCh and was looking to add to his medal collection, which included a NARCh Pro championship from 2011.  Team USA did not disappoin

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 2013 WC Winternationals Pro Rosters

  • 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 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

  • 2012 NARCh Pro Team Rosters

  • By Jeremy Ellis   Today was a day to crown champions and to delight the crowd.  Squirt platinum and Bantam platinum drew to a close with teams that fought through adversity all tournament taking home the gold.  Coach Joe Cook led his Alkali squad back from a shaky start to pool play to division glory.  In Squirts, it was a rematch when Wheels of Anarchy locked horns with the Revision Vanquish.      NARCh finals is a grind, ask anyone who has had the chance to raise a