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  • By: Lonny Lovins Apologies to my faithful readers, we missed our spot yesterday.  With so much action going on, it was tough to get behind the computer for more than a few minutes.  I will try to hit you all up twice today, to make up for it. Our Men's Silver division is going strong, and we will have a lot of action in the division that boasts the most teams, and our highest percentage of sandbaggers :D. We had some fantastic finishes yesterday, with the Bantam Platinum and the Bantam Gold pl

  • By: Lonny Lovins Today has been a quality day.  The hockey has been excellent, and we are quickly heading toward our next seeding frenzy.  Tomorrow should be awesome to watch, as the Platinum teams try to determine who is going to rise to the top in all of the divisions.  The playoff games have been strong as well.  All the usual suspects have been representing their teams well.  The Bordercats, the Roadrunners, the Scorpions and the Sting really showed us some amazing games.  Sometimes I

  • By: Lonny Lovins We are 2/3rd the way done with the tournament, and the games and days have been getting faster.  Everything up to this point has been really entertaining, so I expect by the end of this thing, we will have even more memorable moments in the book.   While we have had a few minor incidents, most of the games and teams have been really sportsmanlike.  Unfortunately for us, our boy Jeremy Ellis heads home today, so you will have to handle my raspy voice from here on out.  It has

  • By: Lonny Lovins We are about midway through the day here in Estero, and the Florida teams have come on strong to protect the home turf.  So far in our two morning Squirt Division games, we have had Florida teams topping the charts. In our first final of the morning, the Scorpions, out of Florida, played a tough Cayman Islands team.  The Scorpions made this game look easier that it should have been, as they stayed with the speedy Caymans, every step of the way.  The Scorpions would use an eve

  • By Jeremy Ellis So NARCh has been around for over 20 years and never before have we seen an effort like the one this weekend.  While it did happen in the Cub division, the facts are that it still happened and the feat is definitely worth mentioning. It may take years for any player to accumulate 56 goals over the course of a typical 5 game tournament, but for Jaxon Cover of the Cayman Islands, he chose to do it in one weekend.  While his shot may be precise at this point in his career, we may

  • By: Lonny Lovins The speed is picking up here at the finals, with the older kids rolling in.  We have seen a lot of cool things thus far, but today the rink is abuzz.  There are people everywhere, and the teams coming in, seem to have traveled well.  The concourse in front of the NARCh booth has between fifty and a hundred people hanging around getting ready to start their tournament.   So far the teams are establishing themselves in the Squirt Platinum/Gold division, with the Boneheadz an

  • By Jeremy Ellis We all watched the Mission Black Ice grow up before our eyes at the 2014 NARCh Finals.  This year they showed that they are here to stay.  With a series of dominating performances over the past 3 days, the Black Ice capped another successful run by going undefeated and earning their second NARCh Pro Championship. The Alkali Assault could not keep up with the speed and precision that has become the hallmark of the Black Ice incarnation. One of Roller Hockey's favorite sons was

  • By: Lonny Lovins   A lot of good things happened yesterday, and today looks to be even better.  Yesterday we got Atoms and Men's Platinum started.  The Men's division looks really strong, with teams that might be able to give our middle of the pack Pro teams a run for their money.  Look for the Scorpions, the Rumrunners, the Capitals, the Rinos, and the Tropics to stay pretty tight knit as we head into playoffs tomorrow.  I watched a few of these games, and the hockey was really fast, a

  • By: Lonny Lovins   We are well into day three, and the championship games have gotten started.  One of the best things about this facility, is the way we can present the championship games to the fans, kids and teams.  With the spotlights running, and the professional feel of the bowl in the main arena, everyone feels like a big shot when they play in the big game.  Things have been getting better here every day, and we are looking forward to smooth sailing from here on out. The smooth t

  • By Jeremy Ellis Well it is good to be back here at the Germain Arena for myself.  The first Finals that I worked was in 2007 here and it brings back fond memories of that time.  The rink still looks great after all these years and I know it is a favorite of every one that plays the sport.  Before hitting the rink today we stopped by the local Publix for some provisions.  We happened upon one of our teams here at the 2015 East Coast Finals who had their car decked out for the road.  Let me j

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