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  • By Jeremy Ellis As day becomes night here on day 9 of the West Coast Finals, the big boys of mens silver and gold have begun to step foot here at The Rinks.  Some familiar faces have graced us here today including vaunted sniper Charlie Middleton, former NARCh pro player from the Revision Vanquish.  It was good to see Charlie lace up the skates again here in the mens division.  Charlie lives in the valley so he mentioned it is hard for him to get to the rink for roller, so the Finals being on

  • By Jeremy Ellis One of the most anticipated events for the fans every NARCh Finals are the skills competitions.  Some of the most exciting moves that we have put together on our highlight videos over the years have been collated from these competitions. The skills competitions here at NARCh are truly unique in a couple ways.  Here at the Finals you can participate in both the sniper and fastest skater competitions.  We have had one person, in Cubs; take down both events during the Finals this

  • By: Lonny Lovins  First and foremost, a big happy birthday to Daryn Goodwin.  Our fearless leader works tirelessly to put out the best tournaments possible, and more often than not, he does.  He can be a bear to work for sometimes, but most of the time it is all good.  Either way, a big congrats to him, as we move toward the end of our tournament.It has been finals day here, with Bantams and Junior divisions finishing up.  So far the best game of the day came out of the Bantam Silver di

  • By: Lonny Lovins  The Bantam Platinum skills competition just finished, and it was the best one that we have had all tournament.  These kids had more fun with the skills than the Juniors, and Pros combined.  I am glad to see the joy in these kids faces when they still play for the love of the sport, and they aren’t “too cool” to compete or get embarrassed.  Although I did have to prod Christian Acosta to skate in the fastest skater, which was kind of funny, since he won pretty easi

  • Interview by Nick Boyarsky: We took a second to sit down with So. Cal youth inline legend Ean Somoza to ask him 20 questions before he plays for his Squirt Platinum Championship game here at NARCh West Finals:Name:Ean Somoza How old are you?12 Where are you from?Thousand Oaks, CA What team or teams and divisions are you playing with this weekend at NARCh West?Playing with Bodangles Squirt team in Platinum/Gold. How cool is it for you to play NARCh finals so close to home?Yeah it’s cool and

  • Interview by Nick Boyarsky After an exciting 5 days of hockey playing Pro with The Puckfit Indian's and D1 with Mission Outcasts, we sat down and asked crafty forward, Danny Joyner these 20 questions:  Name?Danny Roy Joyner JRHow old are you: 22Where are you from: Glendora, CAWhat are you doing here at NARCh West?Playing Pro with The Indian’s and D1 with the boys from Mission OutcastsIs it weird for you to play NARCh finals so close to home? No it’s great, easy commute and easier on my

  • By: Lonny Lovins and Jeremy Ellis  Weekend number one is coming to a close here in Huntington Beach.  It has been a wild ride here and we have seen some things that Lonny and I have never seen before.  So without further ado, here is what you missed.  Championship games and skills competitions ruled the roost on the Labeda rink today.  From the age of Cub to Mens and everything in between, we crowned 6 new 2015 Finals champions.  th kick off was the Cub skills competition and they

  • Interview by Nick Boyarsky  Name:Lewis TaiapaHow old are you: 30Where are you from? Wellington, NZWhat are you doing here at NARCh West?Playing Men’s Platinum and Pro for Team New ZealandHow did you get involved in Inline Hockey and at what age?I started at 12. I got involved with my brother and brother and law, sister, and cousin. We all got skates for Christmas and went to a local outdoor rink. It wasn’t in the best of parts of town you know, and we just started skating around. After

  • Interview by Nick Boyarsky Name?Thomas WoodsHow old are you?26Where are you from? Vancouver, BCWhat are you doing here at NARCh West?Playing Pro with the Tour Rebels and working in the Tour Booth in Vendor Row.How Many NARCh Finals events have you been to?I think my first one was in Florida in like ’09? After that I’ve been at either or both Summer and Winter Nationals every year.Which NARCh venue is you favorite?Florida because you can go with the family, stay a bit longer. It’s the hoc

  • By: Lonny Lovins and Jeremy Ellis  Day four has given us the best games so far.  The pros are doing what the pros do. They are providing us with huge moments, at opportune times. Everyone wants the big money, as all of the teams have been skating their tails off to try and send their teams to the big game.  The kids are providing us with a lot of entertainment as well, as all of their championships are getting going.  The first championship of the day went to overtime, and it featured th

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