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  • 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 EllisRise and shine! I am just getting into the rink on the final day of this year’s event. One tends to forget how long a 15 hour day at the rink can be when witnessing great hockey mixed with a little football on TV all day long.  Daryn capped off the night with some notes on yesterday’s action.  So, without further ado, let’s get after it!Daryn told you earlier of his affinity for the Cub division.  How can you blame him, the smiles, the effort, heck even the wipe outs can

  •  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

  • 2013 WC Winternationals Brackets

  • 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

  • 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

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