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  •   As predicted the Mite Silver final couldn’t get any closer. The game remained scoreless until the 2:28 mark in the first. That’s when Jojo Berni from the Ducks dangled around two defenseman and got off a great shot. Momentum goalie Carson Dahl made an amazing save, but number 71 Simon Duda was right there for the rebound and sniped it top shelf. The score would stay that way for the remainder of the game as the Ducks took home the title. In the Gold Championship it looked as if we w

  • Yesterday was an incredible day of hockey.   I found myself jumping from rink to rink, trying to catch the highlights of each close game.   Since this is such a large event and there’s so much happening at once, I’ll recap the divisions that ended yesterday. Squirts Division  – Like I mentioned in my blog yesterday, this division was very tight and it became even more evident towards the finish.  Silver was the only finish that was somewhat tilted.  The San Diego Rockets reveng

  • Cardinals baseball, Blues playoff hockey, hail, and tornados can’t slow the momentum of this tourney down at all. The Blast 2001 went untouched through the Mite division and will play the younger 2002 team in the Gold final tomorrow. The Momentum will play the ducks for the Silver final, and while the Ducks beat the Momentum eight to five in the round robin play, it was a much closer game than the board tells. I have a feeling the Momentum will show ready to play in the morning. In the Squ

  • Action from Irvine Inline on April 26th-27th.

  • There were only 2 teams in the Atom final and even though the Tour Blast was the more dominate team, the All Stars never gave up. The Blast was lead by Top Scorer number 5 Mason Christopher with 4 goals and 2 assists in round robin play, and Top Goalie number 28 Karch Kraemer who faced 35 shots, 32 saves which totaled a .91 save percent average. That didn’t matter to the All Stars who came out every game and gave it everything they had. In the final it looked as if we might have an upset as I

  • We’re into our first set of games on this beautiful Saturday Morning from Irvine Inline.  The rinks are nice and dry and I’m sure it’s going to be a phenomenal day of hockey.  We have playoffs and championships throughout the day, so I’d figure I would get a few words in now because I probably won’t have time later. Many people are asking when they’ll know what division they’ll play in for the FINALS.  Typically we have the seeds up within 3-4 days, so by the end of next week

  • Friday April 27 2012 Irvine, CA I haven’t been back to Irvine since the Give Blood Play Hockey Tournament; even then the Anaheim Ducks were just taking over. Now, the rink is awesome and with new paint, locker rooms fixed up, banners galore. Irvine, previously 949 Roller Hockey Center, has transformed into a beautiful venue. It is one of 3 inline facilities that the Ducks own and operate. I drove down to Irvine last night so I was not able to be in Irvine early enough to help out with T

  • We’re right around 80 games in already and the hockey has matched the atmosphere here in Irvine, both have been fantastic.  It was also perfect California weather today, not too hot and the sun was out and it’s cooled down now that the sun has dropped. Most of the action so far has been in the squirt and peewee division, with both already done with the prelims and their playoffs and championships will wrap up tomorrow.  Midgets have also played 2 games, but most other divisions are only

  • First time to St. Louis and very impressed with the rink, staff, and talent. It’s nice to see the people here at All American Sports Arena so dedicated to the sport of hockey. From the minute I got here Quincy (the main handyman here) was getting the banners up, changing light bulbs on the scoreboard, and making sure the rink was in order before the tournament really gets kicken. 27 teams will be battling it out this weekend, which should make for another exciting regional. There have only be

  • The largest regional qualifier of the year, and actually the largest ever, has started here in Irvine.  107 teams are competing, which is basically the size of two very large regional qualifiers.  This is why we had to start on Thursday, there’s just no other way to fit into the 250 games needed.   We were at least able to avoid the out-of-town teams starting tonight, but they’ll be in play bright and early in the morning. I haven’t been to this facility since the Ducks became invol

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