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WCRHL faces off 2021-22 roller hockey season with solid results, optimism on horizon

January 2nd, 2022

The Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) has faced off its 2021-22 season with two regular season events, adding to a preseason event that took place in early October. If the results of the first semester are any indicator, several teams already appear to be skating in midseason form despite being off the floor for…

WCRHL ready to roll out 2021-22 season as teams return to rink after 18-month hiatus

October 21st, 2021

The Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) is scheduled to return to the rink after an 18-month hiatus with its first regular-season event of the 2021-22 season Oct. 23-24 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline. The second regular-season event is scheduled Nov. 6-7 at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose. The WCRHL held a mandatory all-teams…

Summer inline hockey season rolls to success on numerous levels

September 1st, 2021

Every hockey player wants to win a championship – whether on ice or inline skates – and there were plenty of opportunities to win one (or more) this summer as roller hockey began to return to a more stable post-COVID landscape. The TORHS OC Classic, held June 4-6 at The Rinks-Corona Inline, featured champions in…

City of El Segundo, Kings unveil new inline rink with ribbon cutting ceremony

August 27th, 2021

The city of El Segundo and the Los Angeles Kings had a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the completion of the city’s roller hockey rink renovation project made possible through the Kings’ support and a $75,000 donation. Additionally, the El Segundo Inline Hockey Association (ESIHA) hosted a youth hockey clinic immediately following the ceremony….

WCRHL making plans for upcoming 2021-22 roller hockey season

August 27th, 2021

Collegiate roller hockey has not been played on the West Coast for over 16 months, since March 8, 2020, where Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (D2), Cal Poly Pomona (D3), and Arizona State University (D4) were crowned champions, with all championship games being decided by a single goal. The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association canceled…

NARCh Finals to showcase return to the rink as 2021 gets game back to normal

July 8th, 2021

It appeared the 2020-21 inline hockey season might be another unfortunate casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic following the cancellation of the NARCh Finals last autumn and the NARCh Winternationals in February. But following revised restrictions and health protocols issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in March, teams were able to return to the playing court…

San Jose roller hockey star Edwards finding success on floor, in eSports gaming world

July 7th, 2021

From playing professional roller hockey in Europe to becoming a professional gamer, competition is nothing new to Chase Edwards. It has always been in his blood. Growing up in San Jose, Edwards picked up hockey at the age of two thanks to the influence of his dad and grandfather. Little did he know the type…

Vikings eagerly preparing to get back on West Valley roller hockey floor in 2021-22

June 24th, 2021

It has been more than 850 days since the last puck was dropped for the West Valley Vikings. After wrapping up their 2019-20 regular-season college campaign, their postseason run of the Saratoga-based team was cut short by the pandemic. West Valley spotted a 5-9-2 record in 2019, following a five-game losing streak to close out…

Pacific Cup Tournament Series relaunch successful on Arizona inline court

January 13th, 2021

There is hope that the inline hockey schedule can get back to a more normal setting in the 2021 calendar year after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out all but a few kernels of the 2020 summer season. The NARCh Finals, for instance, were initially postponed to late summer/early fall with the hope of getting in…

Summer, fall inline tournament schedules interrupted by COVID-19 pandemic

November 18th, 2020

Inline hockey and ice hockey complement each other in many ways, especially in the sense of cross-sport training, but the two styles of hockey diverge in other areas. Whereas ice hockey has a multi-layered structure, with player drafts prefacing advancement through various competition levels in a defined pyramid, inline hockey is basically tournament-based. Teams are…

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