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NARCh Finals to command draw of top California teams (18U Gold), Silicon Valley Quakes (18U Silver and Junior/Mens Silver) and Revo 01 (Junior/Mens Gold). Bryson Pence of the Voodoo Quakes (6U) led all division high scorers with 13 goals and 18 points while Tony Pitner of the Jokers (12U) racked up 12 goals and 16 points. Top goaltender award-winners included Mikey Sijher of the Silicon Valley Quakes (10U) with a .928 save percentage, Dax Mydral of the Mayhem EB (14U) with a .906 save percentage and Marisa Trevino of the Jokers (18U) with a .901 save percentage. The Huntington Beach regional took place March 22-24 and attracted 54 teams. Division champions included the Mission Renegades (8U Gold and 14U Silver), OC Marvel

(10U) collected eight goals and 15 points. Nathan TePas of the Konixx Outcasts (18U) alifornia-based inline travel teams will have two led top goaltender award-winners with a .911 save chances to win a coveted NARCh championship percentage while Don Post of Labeda Fire (Mens) this summer. posted a .909 save percentage. The NARCh East Coast Finals are scheduled for Traditionally the largest regional tournament takes June 21-30 at the Taylor Sportsplex in Taylor, Mich., place in Irvine. This year’s event, held over four days followed by the NARCh West Coast Finals July 12-21 from April 25-28, lived up to past standards with 100 at The Rinks-Irvine Inline. teams entered. Enthusiasm remains high for the largest amateur Besides the Golden State, teams also came from inline hockey tournament in the world. Arizona, Nevada and Colorado and from as far away All one has to do is check out the venerable as the Cayman Islands. tournament series’ social media outlets to understand “The 6U Division was awesome in Irvine,” Goodwin its ongoing popularity. said. “Any of the four teams could have won, all close “It’s pretty large and we are very active,” NARCh games. The 14U Division was awesome, too, with 20 president Daryn Goodwin said of the company’s teams.” extensive social media presence. Division champions included the NARCh Players Facebook and Rancho Cucamonga FireDogs (6U NARCh Players Instagram boast an array Gold), Labeda Jets (6U Silver), Labeda of photos, videos and podcasts. NARCh Jets AA (8U Gold), Temecula Warriors even has its own YouTube channel. (8U Silver and 12U Silver), Pama Due to this international exposure, Cyclones 08 (10U Gold), Mission NARCh continues to draw from beyond Mayhem (10U Silver), Angry Ducks 06 the borders of North America. Teams (12U Platinum), Slurpee’s (12U Gold), from South America have become Pama Labeda Golden Knights (14U commonplace. Interest is now coming Platinum), San Diego Rockets (14U from continental Europe. Gold), Mission Mayhem 04 (14U Silver), Goodwin noted seven teams from Sour Skittles 02 (16U Platinum), Konixx the Angels program in France will be Outcasts Black (16U Gold), Mission attending the NARCh Finals this year. Skittles (18U Platinum), Konixx Outcasts Both NARCh Finals will feature a full (18U Gold), Sin City Barons (18U spectrum of competition from Cub (6U) Silver), Warrior Revo (Junior), Mavin division through a 40-over division and, Revive (Men’s Pro/Platinum), Mavin of course, the NARCh Pro Division. (Men’s Gold) and Raiders HC (Men’s Divisions include sub-divisions and Silver). tiers to accommodate all skill levels. Jaxon Cover of the Cayman Islands (10U) led all division high scorers with Game on 17 goals and 25 points. The Nor Cal Jokers captured the 12U Gold Division championship in March at the NARCh San NARCh will hold four regional Jose regional tournament. Photo/NARCh Becker Blaise and Lucas Mertes tournaments in California before the puck drops on Yellow (8U Silver), San Diego Rockets (10U Gold of the Outcasts Black shared the top goaltender award the NARCh Finals. and 14U Gold), SoCal Storm (10U Silver), Angry in the 14U Division with a .973 save percentage. The opening NARCh regional faced off March Ducks 06 (12U Gold), HB Militia (12U Silver), Raiders Mavin’s Mike Erving led Men’s Division goaltenders 8-10 at San Jose’s Silver Creek Sportsplex with 56 OG HC (16U Gold), Angry Ducks (16U Silver), Konixx with a .958 save percentage. participating teams. Outcasts (18U), Grasshopper Gamewear (Junior), Warrior Revo’s Ethan Bach and Sam Iwanaga Division champions included the Voodoo Quakes Rink Rat Groove (Mens Gold) and Blades of Steel combined for a .941 save percentage to top the 18U (6U), Bulldogs Blue (8U Gold, 10U Gold and 12U (Mens Silver). Division. Silver), Marvel (8U Silver), Mission Mayhem (10U Aidan Yi of the Angry Ducks 06 (12U) led division The final NARCh regional tournament is scheduled Silver), Nor Cal Jokers (12U Gold and 14U Silver), high scorers with nine goals and 17 points while for June 1-2 at the Escondido Sports Center in Mission Mayhem 04 (14U Gold), Bulldogs White Casey Martin of the Renegades (8U) tallied 12 goals Northern San Diego County. The twin-rink complex is (16U Gold), Bend Bullets (16U Silver), NCR Elite and 15 points and Riley Schmitz of the Rockets easily accessible from Orange County. By Phillip Brents


Annual parade of summer inline hockey events on tap I

t’s summer, so it’s time to get ready for the annual glut of inline hockey championship tournaments. The 2019 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) West Coast Nationals face off May 25-27 at The Rinks-Corona Inline. This tournament will qualify teams for the Western Inline Hockey League (WIHL) Finals in June and the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Kapolei, Hawaii, July 5-14. Divisions include 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U (A-AAA in all age groups), Junior, Women’s and Men’s. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games. The WIHL Finals are spread over two weekends. 20

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Teams in the 8U, 12U, 16U and Junior divisions will play June 22-23 at Corona Inline while teams in the 6U, 10U, 14U and 18U divisions will play June 29-30 at Huntington Beach Inline. The 2019 AAU Junior Olympic Games will take place at the Kapolei Inline Hockey Arena and feature youth and adult club divisions as well as international play. Team USA youth regional teams will also be selected and compete in the international division. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of five games in all youth divisions and four games in all adult divisions. skills competition will also be offered.

Entry deadline is June 1. The International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) will unveil the second edition of the World Roller Games July 4-14 in Barcelona, Spain. Some 4,000 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in world championship events in 11 roller sports disciplines, including rink hockey and roller hockey. The United States will field inline hockey teams in the men’s and women’s Senior divisions and men’s and women’s Junior divisions. Details can be found on the website at The State Wars 15 United States Roller Hockey Championships are scheduled for July 23-Aug. 5 in Fort Wayne, Ind. - Phillip Brents

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The May edition of California Rubber Magazine, featuring the San Diego Jr. Gulls on the cover, has hit the streets!