Monday, July 28, 2014

After 17 days and 722 games, the NARCh Nationals closed out Sunday with a final game between the Honey Badgers and Team Misconduct for the Women’s Platinum gold medal….The big story at the Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. was #8 seed Black Ice of upstate New York winning the NARCh Pro gold medal…The L.A. Pama Cylones won the Men’s Platinum gold…the NARCh folks signed off saying tournament inline roller games will resume with the WinterNationals in January….

Here are some great pictures from NARCh Nationals

Micah Sanford, who played with Arizona Outcasts in NARCh Pro at the NARCh Nationals, now turns his full attention onto the Las Vegas Storm Bantam AA ice hockey team. He says it’s a good one.

At last, coach Rob Pallin of Las Vegas will soon meet his players for the Sapa Fehervar A19 in Hungary. He has a flight which departs tomorrow from Las Vegas.

Chris Francis of Las Vegas will hit the practice ice this week. He plans to skate for a new team this fall. No word yet on Las Vegas goal scorer Adam Naglich or star defenseman Eddie Del Grosso and their plans.

Goal scorer Vito Carlo and goalie Gage Roberts will be skating for the AAA West Coast Renegades in Utah. The club just announced a five-year deal to play home games at the Maverik Center, a 10,400-seat arena where the ECHL Utah Grizzlies play its games.

Vito and Gage will have some company during practices. The Renegades have a team alley cat – Outlaw – who is brown and white and will be prowling about during the workouts this fall.

Yes, there will be a UNLV Rebels roller team this fall per coach Nick Robone. But there not be any Las Vegas Tour Rebels roller teams in action in 2014-15. Those famous jerseys are boxed up.

We are told Jason Zucker’s 2012-13 Score NHL Minnesota Wild rookie card is selling well on Ebay. It is card number 545.

Hockey is getting closer to getting underway. We are re-reading Jay Atkinson’s great book ‘Ice Time’ which is a story about hockey dads, sons and hometown heroes.