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  • We had a great time this weekend at Dreamsports Center in North Carolina.  A special thanks to Steve and his staff, as they had things buttoned up for us once we got here.  They run this rink very well!NARCh Cub Division – All of the players 6 and under that play at the rink came for a mini tournament, where they split into 3 teams.  They all played in 3 games, and had a great time doing it (but you have to take a look at the pictures on the Facebook page… the kids are really cute, and so

  • by Alex Morrison When you think of the Carolinas in the spring, you might have visions of serenity, flowers starting to bloom, quiet breezes blo.... yeah, we have none of that here!  This is a NARCh Qualifier weekend, and we have just the opposite.  It is 9am, we are into our 3rd game on each rink, music is blasting, people are screaming, kids are skating... yeah, no peace and quiet here! The Cub (6u) Division started this morning, with some really awesome kids excited to hit the floor.  They

  • by Alex Morrison It is almost the end of a long day here in the Raleigh area, and we have seen a day full of a combination of close games and lopsided ones.  We know that tomorrow's playoff games will have a much better chance of being close, as some of the teams that had a tougher time today will face off against one another trying to make their respective divisions' Silver Final. Itan had written about the other divisions earlier, but now the Pee Wee (14u) and the combined Midget/Men's Divisi

  • By Alvin Do San Jose Mid-Day Update One year ago today was when I started working for NARCh and what a year it has been. I remember I was sitting here in thus very seat typing away my first blog for the website. In the last year I can reflect on my experiences and say that they were memorable. It has been a privilege to contribute to such a great organization. With that being said, the atmosphere in San Jose is electric, great hockey being played on three rinks, food smells absolu

  • by Itan Chavira After long travels from California to North Carolina, we raced to the rink to set things up and tried to find something to eat.  It was impossible to find a place to sit, since the North Carolina Tar Heels were playing in the NCAA tournament on the big screen.  Then we took a trip back to the airport to get our bags that didn't make the connecting flight.  Such is the way of life for us! The 8 and unders have started, as have the 12u(Squirt) and 16u(Bantam) divisions. The P

  •  By Casey Wedge  Saturday Morning at the Silver Creek Sportsplex Morning games here are underway here at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose with Squirts and Bantams leading the charge. Games are nonstop throughout the day and as more and more teams check in the rink is filling up quickly. With right around 40 teams playing this weekend and tight competition in each division we’re expecting some pretty close games. However, in their first round-robin match up of the tournament the R

  • Atoms and Mites – We would like to thank everyone involved with Pro Elite Hockey.  They produced two teams of 8s and 10s to be able to compete this weekend.  We know the little kids had fun and were very excited to receive their big medals. Hopefully this program can continue to grow and develop young talent in the area.Peewees – 5 teams competed in the peewee division.   One of the best games of this division was the prelim game between the Goalzillas and the Hungry Howies that the H

  • Being at this rink really brings back some good memories.   We’ve been coming to this facility for at least 12-13 years.   Even though it’s a long way from home, I really enjoy coming here.Many people had to listen to me vent on the phone about the state of the sport here.   In my opinion it could be so much better with just a little more effort and synergy among all the people involved.  Staying positive though, it’s not all bad news.  Some house leagues are up in numbers, like

  • Things change by the hour when forming tournaments, but here’s the update as of this beautiful Monday Morning. Our first regional qualifier is coming up this weekend in Ft. Myers, FL.  It’s a small event, 20-22 teams.   To be honest, it’s a little frustrating to not have more teams in a market where we often take the NARCh FINALS, but there’s a lot working against us in Florida this time of year.   1) Spring Break and outrageous hotel prices 2) ice hockey still going or just endi

  • It’s day 2 here at East Coast Winters.  We saw a lot of great action yesterday and our lone championship was in the 6u cub division where the Gladiators defeated the Dreamsports Dragons White in a high scoring affair, 13-5.We’re seeding atoms this morning to see who is going to fall in the gold and silver championships.   Momentum is huge in hockey, but at this age it’s so big that it sometimes leaves you scratching your head, which is what I was doing this morning.   Primetime Drag

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