Mississauga, Ontario, Canada – Chris Francis, the big goal scorer for the Las Vegas Tour Rebels roller team, will be skating at the NARCh Nationals for the defending champions Revision Vanquish pro roller team which begins play today at the Hershey Centre. Francis, the leading goal scorer for the Tour Rebels at the recent AAU Jr Olympic Championships in Huntington Beach, Ca., was invited to skate with Revision after that tournament.
There are 17 pro teams in the field including the famous Pama Cylones of Los Angeles. Twelve teams will advance to the playoffs.
In game one, Francis dealt 4 assists in an 8-0 win over Alkali Impulse. Goalie
Thomas McCollum, drafted by the NHL Detroit Red Wings in 2008, got the shutout win. McCollum recently signed to play with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins this season. One of the top Revision skaters is Derrick Burnett who played four seasons with the Air Force Academy. Derrick is from Corona, Calif.
An elite skater, Travis Noe, is playing for Alkali RPD which is a top team based in Mission Viejo, California. The pro field includes Mission Next Generation, Tour Mudcats, Mission LaBeda Snipers and the Pama Cyclones of Los Angeles.
Thursday, July 25
8-0 over Alkali Impulse
//Chris Francis 4 assists in his first game
1-3 to Bordercats
//Chris Francis scored only goal – wrist shot from bottom of right circle, low glove
Friday, July 26
5-2 over Black Ice
//Chris Francis 2 goals – second and third goal of the game. The first goal was
on a powerplay. Chris was on left point and took a snap shot, low blocker. Then
Chris shook loose on a breakaway and put the puck low blocker.
8-0 over Alkali FTB
//Chris Francis 3 assists as Revision Vanquish finishes 3-1-0 in round-robin and is seeded #4 in a field of 12 playoff teams.
Saturday, July 27
4-3 OT over #5 seed Pama Cyclones
//Chris Francis deals key assist to help Revision Vanquish go into Final 4
1-3 to #2 seed Akali RBD
//”Our run is over – we took 3rd place. I will be heading home tomorrow,”
texts Chris Francis of Las Vegas