These kids have all the fun!
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 With an upset of the number one seeded Mission Black Ice, the Alkali Assault earned a trip to the Division 1 final. Standing in their way will be the Tour Roadrunners, who have been as impressive as they come this week in the division. After earning 7 points in the round robin but coming up short on tie breakers, the #2 Seeded Roadrunners have looked like the team to beat. Backed by the strong goaltending of Keith Johnson, the Roadrunners have used a possession game to con
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