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  • By Jeremy Ellis There are a few things in life that one can count on and one of those are the early AM Sunday starts on a regional weekend.  The pee wee division played the last round robin game here this morning so we can now seed out that division.  Midgets have not completed so those seedings will take place later on after the 5:10 pm. Here is what we have on tap for today: ATOM Gold Final - Alkali Blast vs. Alkali Farm Tough Silver Final - MSG Demons vs. Des Moines Explosion MITE Silver se

  •         By Jeremy Ellis Saturday morning here at the Matteson Tri-plex and we have been rolling for a few hours now.  The squirt and mite divisions are center stage all morning as these divisions begin to round into shape during the round robin phase. Making the over 300 mile trek south this weekend are the Xplosion teams from Des Moines Iowa.  Rob Kooker was instrumental in bringing atoms, mites, and squirts here to test their skills in Missouri.  The mite Xplosion alread

  • By Jeremy Ellis Back in the "Lou" for this weekends NARCh regional.  The temps are warm but it is soggy outside, but that hasn't stopped the 'World's Best Roller Hockey' from reigning supreme at the Matteson Tri-Plex this weekend.  Seven divisions overall have laced up the skates on a big sports weekend here in Missouri.  The Cards are on taking on the division rival Pirates and the hockey eyes of St. Louis will be glued to the Ducks / Flames game tonight with longtime NARCh player Pat Maroon

  • By Matthias Rottcher The Namib Sidewinders team is a private incentive from a group of parents from Namibia who wanted to give their kids international exposure in Inline Hockey at a young age. Namibia is a very small country with a population of about 2.3 million people. Most of the Namib Sidewinders are from either Swakopmund (Population 45 000) or Otjiwarongo (Population 21 000). There are about 500 registered roller hockey players of all age divisions in Namibia, which gives us very little

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  • By Lonny Lovins:  We wrapped up Irvine on Sunday with the Pro Final ending the festivities.  It was a long weekend, but a great weekend.  It was a lot of fun watching the teams from around the area tangle with teams that had to travel from afar.  In the end, we saw a lot of great games, from the Cubs, all the way to the Pro Division.  Hopefully I will be able to capture the essence of excitement that this tournament provided with my game write ups.  Here we go!  CUB Division - The

  • By Lonny Lovins  We are sprinting to the finish here in Irvine, after a delayed start to our morning.  We had a little condensation drip onto the floor, which made us start a little late.  Thanks to the amazing staff here at the Rinks, we were up and going with minimal delay.  On that note, I have to say, that the staff here in Irvine is some of the best that we have to work with.  They are always there at a moment’s notice to help with any issues that we have.  They have a top notch

  • By: Lonny Lovins  It’s a hasty start to the morning here in Irvine, and the weather seems to be in check at the moment.  Daryn was just remarking at how fast it seems this tournament is moving, and I couldn’t agree more.  It is weird to think that in a few minutes time, we will have some teams that are already out of the tournament.  With 22 teams in the PeeWee division, the seeding was wild.  Some of the teams that didn’t make the gold playoff were upset, but there were too many

  • By Lonny Lovins  The Beach Boys are playing over the speakers, and everyone is wearing sandals (even in the rain), I must be back in Southern California.  We are off and running in Irvine, and despite the rain, the floors have stayed dry so far, and the hockey has been non-stop.A few of the teams started last night, to free up travel time for our hockey birds to fly in from everywhere else in the Southwest.  The games last night were a lot of fun, as the Midgets, and PeeWees got going.  

  • As everyone knows by now it will be the first time in the 22-year history of NARCh that we will be hosting two NARCh FINALS, California in June and Florida in July.  The reason for our decision is fairly simple.  Teams do not travel like they used to so this will give more teams an opportunity to get to the NARCh FINALS, regardless of where they live. While there have been a few critics we believe the numbers will speak the loudest.  There are a lot of people very excited to participate in th

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