Take a look at some general highlights from the NARCh Pro division.
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
By Jeremy Ellis We all watched the Mission Black Ice grow up before our eyes at the 2014 NARCh Finals. This year they showed that they are here to stay. With a series of dominating performances over the past 3 days, the Black Ice capped another successful run by going undefeated and earning their second NARCh Pro Championship. The Alkali Assault could not keep up with the speed and precision that has become the hallmark of the Black Ice incarnation. One of Roller Hockey's favorite sons was
By: Lonny Lovins A lot of good things happened yesterday, and today looks to be even better. Yesterday we got Atoms and Men's Platinum started. The Men's division looks really strong, with teams that might be able to give our middle of the pack Pro teams a run for their money. Look for the Scorpions, the Rumrunners, the Capitals, the Rinos, and the Tropics to stay pretty tight knit as we head into playoffs tomorrow. I watched a few of these games, and the hockey was really fast, a
By: Lonny Lovins We are well into day three, and the championship games have gotten started. One of the best things about this facility, is the way we can present the championship games to the fans, kids and teams. With the spotlights running, and the professional feel of the bowl in the main arena, everyone feels like a big shot when they play in the big game. Things have been getting better here every day, and we are looking forward to smooth sailing from here on out. The smooth t