By Jeremy Ellis Welcome to the weekend and today’s really Big Show! It is Friday here at the Germain arena and while the AC makes the building cool, the action on the floor is sizzling hot! The excitement always picks up at the Finals when the pros are in the house and yesterday the division got started Full Throttle. No menacing Black Ice was reported in the parking lot with temps hovering in the 90s, but who cares when none of these RinkRats ever leave the rink. The players looked like
By Jeremy Ellis Well it is the first Thursday of our 2016 Finals at the Germain Arena, and that means the Pros are in the building. Twelve teams will be lacing it up in the toughest of roller hockey divisions for a chance at big money. Already, I have seen some familiar faces who have taken a few years off, but are back in full force. Cason Hohman, Tyler Walser, and the crafty veteran John Pinheiro are all here for their shot. It really is exciting seeing some of the big names from a few
by Alex Morrison A relatively light 27 games have taken place at today's premiere of the 2016 NARCh EC Finals in Southwest Florida. Mite, Pee Wee, and Midget Silver took center stage today as one of the best venues in the world for roller hockey, Germain Arena plays host to us and the 199 teams over the next week and a half. Today was a fun one, as over 100 Mite players participated in the skills competitions for their divisions earlier, as did a couple dozen Midget aged players this evening.
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