Feb 22-23 Stockton
While we were here, we got to sample some great Italian food, as you should when you are in New York. My favorite was the chicken parm sandwich we got from the deli down the street from the rink. While I was eating it, I kept thinking of Ray Ferraro, good old "Chicken Parm" himself. Which I thought would segue nicely into our first final of the day. 35 and over - In our first semi-final of the day, we had the Born2Puck team playing against the Ice Dogs. Born2Puck hadn't really had any co
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