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Category Archives: Inline/Sled

WCRHL championships big on intrigue with nationals approaching

April 4th, 2023

Championship tournaments are always exciting and this year’s Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) finals were especially so. The 10-team event, held March 4 at Corona Inline, determined championships in four divisions: Division I, Division II, Division III and Division AA. Intrigue was definitely apparent as the best-of-three Division I championship series went the full…

WCRHL rolls out first semester of 2022-23 season with pleasant surprises

January 2nd, 2023

The Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) has logged its first semester and, while the league is somewhat streamlined with a drop to 12 active teams, the early stages of the 2022-23 campaign has produced its share of surprises, particularly at the Division 1 level. “With three games played against Grand Canyon University, I don’t…

USA Hockey Sled Classic begins Nov. 17 in Irvine as 12th annual event hosted by NHL’s Ducks

November 11th, 2022

The 12th annual USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the NHL, will be staged Nov. 17-20 at Great Park Ice & Five Point Arena in Irvine. The four-day event, which features sled hockey teams associated with NHL clubs, will be hosted by the Anaheim Ducks. The event is open to the public and free of…

WCRHL teams gearing up for 2022-23 season after successful 2022 nationals event

August 22nd, 2022

The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships took place April 6-10 in Kalamazoo, Mich., with all five divisions represented. It was a full return to the playing court since the 2019 championship tournament, and much of the same is anticipated for the upcoming 2022-23 season. “The 2022 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships saw us get back…

With Winternationals in rearview mirror, NARCh Finals set to roll this summer in Irvine

June 28th, 2022

The 2022 NARCh season is scheduled to come to a close with the annual NARCh Finals July 8-17 at The Rinks Irvine Inline and the Pacific Cup Finals Aug. 26-28 at the same location. It’s been a return to a much more normal and robust schedule that has included many more regional events to satisfy…

WCRHL crowns quartet of champions at 2022 tournament with national championship event on tap

April 5th, 2022

The Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL) held its 2022 championship tournament March 5-6 at Corona Inline. The event served as one of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association’s (NCRHA) regional tournaments in advance of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships scheduled April 6-10 at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. Fifteen teams closed…

New Kiwanis Cup champion crowned after a year’s absence from the inline hockey floor

March 23rd, 2022

After a year’s absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Don Cerone Memorial/Kiwanis Cup championship playoffs returned to the playing court for the 2021-22 CIF-Metro Conference season. The championship trophy honors both the memory of Don Cerone, a co-founder of the San Diego County High School Roller Hockey Conference and longtime supporter of scholastic inline…

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…

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