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  • By Alex Morrison The first Saturday night of the Finals was a wild one.  From the Cub Skills competition to the end of the Mite Silver/Club prelims to a Pee Wee Silver double OT thriller to Midget Silver playoff seedings, we were not lacking drama at the Sportsplex. Let’s start things off with the Cubs.  We had almost 40 kids on the floor for the skills competition, all so very excited to be part of the event.  The fastest skater competition was a blast, as 8 kids skated their tails o

  • This tournament is like a marathon, but it certainly felt like a sprint start.  Yesterday was very busy and by the time I blinked it was lunch, blinked again and it was dark outside. Skills take a lot of energy and effort to pull off a good production, especially with the videos we do too, so with 4 in a row yesterday afternoon it look a lot of focus.  Unfortunately I didn’t really have a chance to just sit back and bounce from rink to rink and enjoy the games, but that’s exactly what I i

  • By Alex Morrison Day 1 at the NARCh Finals began for me at 6:30am, with kids excited to hit the floor for their first game of the event.  It is now a bit after 10pm, almost 16 hours later, and we are still in a building full of that same energy.  60 games have passed by so far.  Here is a little bit of what we saw today: It is amazing to see so many kids under 10 playing this sport.  This morning, for 6 straight hours, we had 20 games that involved Atom and Mite teams.  That made for

  • Morning of Day 1. I intended to write a blog at 6am but things have been crazy here at Silver Creek on the first morning of the NARCh FINALS, but all in a good way.   The facility is dressed to the 9’s, all NARChed up.   Sponsors continue to go bigger and better.   First impression is that Tour Hockey made the biggest leap and is up for most improved booth, but Revision, Labeda, and Rink Rat all stepped it up too.  Alkali has been hot since it came on the scene last year. The merchand

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  • Press Release REEBOK-CCM ANNOUNCES MULTI-YEAR SPONSORSHIP OF THE NORTH AMERICAN ROLLER HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS     Montreal, QC (June 18, 2012) – Reebok-CCM, the premier global hockey equipment manufacturer, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with one of the world’s most renowned travel roller hockey tournament series, the North American Roller Hockey Championship (NARCh) making Reebok-CCM an official sponsor of the NARCh Finals for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.   “I’m very

  • By Alex Morrison   The last weekend of NARCh Qualifiers has presented us with a great venue on the west coast of Canada in City Centre Park on Vancouver Island.  25 teams converged on Eagle Ridge Community Centre getting their seeds for the NARCh Finals.  Here is how the weekend went:     Mite Division   The youngest of our competitors this weekend showed some heart, skill, and hard work, as each team played 4+ games in 24 hours!  The newest team to tournament hockey came from Lang

  • Atoms and Mites finished yesterday and we discussed those divisions in blog last night, so we’ll jump right into the 5-team squirt division.   The East End Saints started off a little rough and have the least tourney experience, but they did improve every game.  Their last two games were respectable 3 goal losses, but they still ended up in the basement of the division.   The platinum final would match up the Oakville Coyotes 99’s and KW Rage 99’s.   The Coyotes did not let up a si

  • By Alex Morrison   Today is the end of a long 3 months of travelling across North America to run events and seed teams.  It is a bittersweet day for me, knowing that the journey is almost complete, yet being away on Father’s Day.  My kids said good morning via FaceTime (thank you Apple), which was nice, but definitely not the same as being home.   With that being said, we have about 10 hours left in the event, and time should fly by, as today’s docket is full of playoffs and finals.

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