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  • 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

  • By: Lonny Lovins  It’s early here in Huntington on day three, and we may have already seen the game of the day.  In the PeeWee silver playoffs, the Revision Revolution and the Mission Bauer Raiders faced off in what played out as an instant classic.  The Revolution came in with a lot of momentum, and looked to take their tournament play to the next level, as they would build a three goal lead in the first period.  The Revolution were cruising to the next round, as a fourth almost guara

  • By: Lonny Lovins & Jeremy Ellis  Day two is almost in the books, and we are about to finish up with a classic Cowboys and Indians in the NARCh Pro Division.  It looks to be a real shoot-em-up.  The Cowboys are coming off a tough loss, hopefully they can circle the wagons, and get themselves back in the tournament.  The Indians have reservations about their first game as well, as they started slow going down by four goals, before charging late to earn a tie.  In the end, it should be

  • By: Lonny Lovins  Day one has been an absolute seesaw.  We didn’t have a mercy for the first half of the day, and we were still ahead going into the skills competition.  With our high level of signups for the skills, we got pushed back about a half hour.  This was due to holding up games to allow the skills to finish, then the mercies started rolling in.  Now we are running ahead by a half hour, and I am hoping the switch doesn’t flip on us again, as an early day is much better than

  • By: Lonny Lovins  Yesterday was a long day of setup, this morning we tackled the finishing touches, and now we are a go for launch!  The excitement is palpable, with all of the teams coming in with high hopes, and eager faces.  We have groups from all over the globe competing today, and it is awesome to see some familiar faces back from places like New Zealand, Colombia, and Namibia.  With all of the usual suspects here as well, we are looking pretty solid. I have to admit, this is going

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