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Loyalty of fans, dedicated staff drive annual Give Blood Play Hockey tournament

October 18th, 2018

While the Give Blood Play Hockey charity inline hockey tournament has dedicated itself to raise funds to fight pediatric cancer, the tournament has built its reputation on the efforts of dedicated staff. This year’s 12th annual tournament, scheduled for Oct. 18-21 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline, is poised to reach the $1 million mark in ongoing…

Give Blood Play Hockey: A million reasons to celebrate

October 6th, 2018

The Give Blood Play Hockey charity inline hockey tournament celebrated a milestone in 2016 with its 10th anniversary event. The organization is poised to reach a perhaps more meaningful milestone with this year’s tournament, which is scheduled Oct. 18-21 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline. If all goes well, this year’s donation total to Children’s Hospital of…

NARCh caravan wraps up 2017-18 season

September 16th, 2018

The North American Roller Hockey Championship Series, or simply NARCh, wrapped up its 2017-18 season with a pair of championship events over the summer. The NARCh West Coast Finals, which topped 210 teams, took place June 21-July 1 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline. The NARCh East Coast Finals followed July 12-22 at The Cooler in Alpharetta,…

‘Bleed by example’ is key message behind Give Blood Play Hockey inline event

August 30th, 2018

The 12th annual Give Blood Play Hockey inline hockey charity tournament is set to roll out Oct. 18-21 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline. The event celebrated its 11th anniversary last year by raising $165,018 and collecting 495 pints of blood. Those numbers hiked the organization’s total charitable donation to $916,500.68 and 3,068 pints since the tournament’s…

West Coast-infused Team USA hoping for FIRS success in Italy

July 14th, 2018

The International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) will roll out the latest edition of its inline hockey world championship tournament in the latter stages of July in the mountains of northeastern Italy. The United States, braced by a large supporting cast of Californians, hopes to shine brightly in the medal department at this summer’s international event….

ADISL wraps up successful 2017-18 inline season

July 2nd, 2018

The Anaheim Ducks Inline Scholastic Hockey League (ADISL) put a wrap on its 2017-18 season following the conclusion of its 35-team spring championship playoffs at THE RINKS-Irvine Inline. Titles in seven sub-divisions were decided in the high school division May 18-20, including Division 1 Tier 1, Division 1 Tier 2, Division 2 Tier 1, Division…

Saddleback College returns to WCRHL, wins national title

June 27th, 2018

Twelve teams from the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) competed at the 2018 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) national championship tournament April 11-15 in Fargo, N.D. The Junior College Division championship game turned out to be an all-California matchup as Saddleback College edged West Valley College, last year’s national champion, 3-2, in comeback…

NARCh West Coast Finals face off 25th anniversary season

June 15th, 2018

The top inline hockey teams throughout North America and much of the rest of the roller hockey playing world will gather this summer to celebrate a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the NARCh Finals. The long-running tournament continues to be regarded as the largest amateur roller hockey tournament in the world and it does not…

WCRHL teams bidding for NCRHA national championships this week in Fargo

April 11th, 2018

The 2018 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) national championship tournament is taking place April 11-15 at the Southwest Youth Ice Arena in Fargo, N.D. The Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) has 12 teams competing — eight from California and four from Arizona. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE Entrants in the Division I tournament…

Winter Wars West features sold-out tournament at THE RINKS-Irvine Inline

March 26th, 2018

A total of 125 teams competed in a jam-packed weekend Feb. 23-25 at The Rinks-Huntington Beach Inline and THE RINKS-Irvine Inline as part of the 2018 Winter Wars West tournament. Championship trophies were handed out in 18 sub-divisions, ranging from 6U though adult. “The competition was terrific and there was great parity in all divisions,”…