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  • Escondido Regional Schedule 3/28-3/29

  • I feel confident that everyone that played NARCh this weekend at Skate Safe in Bethpage, NY had a great time.   Mike Vickerman joined me to Tournament Direct and he was in a little different role doing a lot of the busywork that is essential in running a smooth tournament rather than behind the video camera as he usually is.  It was funny hearing how he observed things that I’m numb to from being out here so much over the last 18 years running tournaments.  I thoroughly enjoy and appreciat

  • We’re a little over half way though this event so I think it’s time to chime in on a few things.  The 30 and over division is a huge hit with a great mix of old and younger talent, meaning barely 30.  After seeing how it’s playing out and how the West Coast Event went, I’m very happy that we changed the ages to 30 and over and 40 and over instead of 35s and 45s. Probably the stand out team of the tourney is the Halton Oakville Coyotes peewee team.  They won squirt platinum in Florida

  • 2015 EC Winternationals Schedule

  • The West Coast Winternationals photos  are available online for purchase at the following website:BC Photography   

  • By Lonny Lovins: As we wrapped up Winternationals in San Jose this year, it gave me a lot of time to reflect over the weekend we had had.  I can’t remember this many final games going to overtime, and I can’t remember the competition being so close in general.It is a testament to the sport, that teams are becoming more competitive, and the games are becoming closer.  It means that the game is evolving in all areas, and teams are taking it more seriously. It seems that the days are gone wh

  • By Jeremy Ellis Here we are, the fourth and final day of the 2015 West Coast Winternationals, and the action has been nonstop from start to finish.  I can honestly say that this event is one of the most tightly contested that I remember.  As I write this we have 7 more championship games to go.  Up to this point we have had 6 championship games go to overtime, an astounding amount.  Spectators here at Silver Creek have been glued to the action on Rink 1 the last two days as we have seen some

  • By Lonny Lovins We have seen a bunch of great games today, both in the playoffs and the finals.  Jeremy Ellis' recap from this morning gave you a little taste of what we have been seeing so far, and I will provide you with highlights of the action as we head into the night. Our first Pro Semifinal featured the Tour Mudcats and the Rink Rat Outcasts.  The Mudcats rolled through round robin play, barely giving up any goals on their way to an easy first seed.  The Rink Rat Outcasts had to work a

  • By Jeremy Ellis Day 3 here in San Jose as the 2015 West Coast Winternationals rolls on.  A total of 11 championship games dot the schedule on rink #1 of the Silver Creek Sportsplex.  The day has had a distinctive combat flair with Armies and Warriors a like collecting Gold Medals.  Our penchant for overtime has continued today with one of our final games going into the extra period. As I write this the Pro Semifinals are underway with the top seeded Tour Mudcats engaged in a back and forth af

  • By Lonny Lovins This is what happens when Sharks meet Cyclones for the gold medal! Bad movies aside, the Cub final was amazing, and was played between the San Jose InlineSharks and the Mission Cyclones. The script for this game couldn’t have been written anybetter, even if it was written in Hollywood. The Cyclones and Sharks were mixing it up throughout the game, and the Cyclones weregetting the best of it, as they jumped out to an early lead. A few minutes later in the first period, the Shark

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