NARCh FINALS Schedule - July 13th-24th, 2016 - Germain Arena, Estero, FL 16 ec finals sched official
By Nick BoyarskyDaryn asked me to blog my experience at NARCh West after spending the past 12 days at the Rinks HB as both a coach and vendor representing Konixx Hockey. Usually I don’t have a hard time putting together a Blog but this one was tough. How do I sum up ALL of NARCh West in one post?I figured instead of a regular format, I’d just give you my top 25 thoughts from the event. So in no particular order here they are: Being a Vendor at an event is a grind.
We’re down to our last 30 hours here at the 2016 West Coast FINALS at the Rinks in Huntington Beach. It’s been an amazing event and I thought I would just take a minute and recap a few of the things that have stood out to me the last 48 hours. In squirt gold championship we saw the San Jose Sharks defeat the Terminators in a great battle that ended 4-3. #88 Nick Etterlbrick put in the game winner with just under 5 minutes to go with a wicked wrister, top shelf. The real Sharks fell
By Alex Morrison For players that are on multiple teams during the NARCh Finals, days can be long. They might play early in the morning in one division, late at night in another, then back at it in the morning. Sleep is not always first priority. The dedication of the player to their respective teams is more important. We have quite a few players that fit into that category. The interesting dynamic is when these players have different teammates, and even different coaches. To transitio
by Alex Morrison The famous song by Queen is one that everyone wants to be able to quote when they walk in the building. Of the 214 teams here, only a handful will be able to make that statement. Today, we crowned the first 2. In Mite Platinum, the Pama Cyclones 05 were the favorite to win this division from the beginning, and even going into the championship game against the San Diego Rockets 05. The Cyclones even took a quick 4-0 lead, leaving our staff scrambling to get the medals ready
By Alex Morrison As it usually goes, the 2nd day of competition is a little more intense than the first, as teams usually play 2 games each day before being seeded into the playoffs. Games 3 and 4 tend to have a little more strategy, based on the team’s goals against standings, and the assumed quality of their opponent. Today has been no different. The 16 team Mite Silver/Club Division ended the preliminary round of play with only 2 teams undefeated. In Silver, the San Diego Rockets 06 a
By Alex Morrison Today is the start of 23 Days of the NARCh Finals, taking place on 6 rinks in 2 different states. This first 11 days is held at The Rinks – Huntington Beach, where 214 teams are coming in to play 576 games. We are thrilled to have groups in from New Mexico, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, British Columbia, and quite a few players from the east coast that are joining teams here. Outside of North America, teams from Japan, Brazil and Colombia have joined the fray as we find out w