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No sophomore jinx for CIF-Metro high rollers

June 17th, 2020

The Scripps Ranch Falcons repeated as Kiwanis Cup champions to cap the 2019-20 CIF-Metro Conference high school roller hockey season, but a pair of sophomore scoring wizards – Cathedral Catholic’s Quinn Conway and Bonita Vista’s Maxwell Anderson – combined to earn a deserving share of the spotlight. Conway (pictured) helped catapult the 11th-seeded Cathedral Catholic…

Coed hockey remains core value in CIF-Metro Conference inline league

March 4th, 2020

The Sweetwater Union High School District-sponsored CIF-Metro Conference owns the distinction as one of the state’s longest-running scholastic leagues under the same operating body. The league is celebrating its 20th anniversary season in 2019-20 with 17 varsity teams. Its coed nature is perhaps one of its strongest selling points to student-athletes on campus. Several teams,…

Next generation of inline hockey players ready to roll across California

March 3rd, 2020

Inline hockey experienced its first major growth spurt in Southern California in the early 1990s. Fast forward more than 25 years and inline hockey has become a global sport. It spawned a first generation of elite travel teams that, in turn, spawned a series of major regional and national tournaments that continue to be supported…

Noris feted for service to San Diego roller community

January 13th, 2020

Joe Noris is fondly remembered as one of San Diego professional hockey’s shining stars during the 1970s but it’s been his 30 years of involvement in roller hockey as a manager, owner, manufacturer, player and coach that has left a legacy in the region. It was a sad day when Noris, 68, announced the closure…

CIF roller hockey circuit celebrating 20th anniversary season

January 12th, 2020

The CIF-Metro Conference is celebrating its 20th anniversary season in 2019-20 as the only scholastic inline hockey league officially sanctioned by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Twenty years after the first puck dropped in late November 2000 at a roller hockey rink in Chula Vista that now houses a social security administration complex, student-athletes within…

Give Blood Play Hockey still setting records in 13th year

December 5th, 2019

The 2019 Give Blood Play Hockey charity inline hockey tournament celebrated its 13th anniversary Oct. 25-27 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline – again with record-breaking numbers. “We will not have a final number on how much we raised (as of press time), but we are confident we will beat our donation total to Children’s Hospital of…

U.S., Californians bag double gold at summertime World Roller Games

October 2nd, 2019

The United States Men’s and Women’s Senior National Inline Hockey Teams returned to what many in this country considered to be their rightful place – at the top of the world rankings – after winning gold medals at July’s World Roller Games in Barcelona. Both teams did so with a sizable assist from Californians. READ…

Give Blood Play Hockey event going strong in 13th year

September 25th, 2019

It’s business as usual for the 13th annual Give Blood Play Hockey charity inline hockey tournament, which means the focus is raising money for research to eradicate pediatric cancer. “Our goal is to raise $165,000-plus this year,” tournament co-founder Mary Quayle Korus said. “We are currently accepting sponsorships for this year’s event and are calling…

Paerels to remain connected to SoCal inline hockey community

July 31st, 2019

John Paerels has been both a driving force and steadfast friend to scholastic inline hockey in Southern California for the better part of the last decade. Though he has retired from his responsibilities as league coordinator with the Anaheim Ducks Inline Scholastic League (ADISL), the largest league of its kind in the region, he will…

Californians help young U.S. inline squads excel at 2019 World Roller Games

July 24th, 2019

Inline hockey teams representing 28 nations rolled into the spotlight at the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona from June 29-July 14. The spotlight shone brightly on the United States, and California in particular, after the Americans captured silver medals in both the junior men and junior women’s divisions to face off the competition. READ…