ZACH BOYCHUCK, CHRIS TERRY ON CUSP OF NHL ROSTER
On one hand, Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry competing with each other for spots on the Carolina Hurric...

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 2015 NARCh FINALS
  No matter where you live we are making it easier than ever to compete in the 2015 NARCh FIN...

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2014 NARCH FINALS
  Canadians performed well at the 2014 NARCH finals! the final results are as follows: SQUIRT PLAT...

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Roller Hockey Player Jake Virtanen Drafted to the Canucks!
    A couple of weeks ago, Jake Virtanen was backstage at Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Alliance Church, ...

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2015 NARCh FINALS
2014 NARCH FINALS
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ZACH BOYCHUCK, CHRIS TERRY ON CUSP OF NHL ROSTER

On one hand, Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry competing with each other for spots on the Carolina Hurricanes’ opening night roster is nothing new. 

On the other, that goal has never been closer to reality for both players.

Coming off career seasons at the AHL level with Charlotte, Boychuk and Terry, who are each entering their sixth professional seasons, will get every chance to make the big club. Contrary to previous seasons, the Hurricanes did not enter the free agent market to find more experienced players with similar skill sets, nor did they add veteran tryouts at the last minute prior to training camp.

On a team that, health permitting, will have space for two new forwards, they have to be considered the two favorites.

“No question there’s opportunity,” said Terry, the Hurricanes’ fifth-round pick in 2007 who has posted 268 points in 375 career AHL games since then. “That’s what we want to see coming into camp and it adds motivation. I want to be that full-time NHL player this year and stay here all year.”

“There are obviously spots available and there are lots of guys that are vying for them,” said Boychuk, the reigning Willie Marshall Award winner as the AHL’s top goal scorer with 36 last season. “The competition is getting stiffer every day. There’s a lot of work to be done and hopefully I have a good camp.”

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2015 NARCh FINALS

No matter where you live we are making it easier than ever to compete in the 2015 NARCh FINALS.  We are very excited that for the first time ever, there will be a West Coast Finals and East Coast Finals!

The NARCh West Coast Finals will take place at The Rinks – Huntington Beach Inline in Huntington Beach, CA on June 17th-28th, 2015

The NARCh East Coast Finals will take place at Germain Arena in Estero, FL on July 15th-26th, 2015.

While we certainly have a lot of NARCh dedicated teams, some teams play in tournaments that are the most convenient and easy to get to.  For many, they only play in the NARCh FINALS once every 2 or 3 years when it’s within driving distance or a quick, inexpensive flight.  With airline prices and overall expenses up, we want to give teams the opportunity to play in the NARCh FINALS every year. 

Teams now have the opportunity to play in two great NARCh FINALS Events at two amazing locations in California and Florida!  Southern California is the mecca of roller hockey so we’re very excited to be working with the Anaheim Ducks to bring the NARCh FINALS to this market for the first time ever! 

Many teams competed in Florida last year and there’s no better facility for roller hockey than Germain Arena.  Combined with the beaches of Lee County, going back to Estero is a very easy decision as well. 

The block schedule for both tournaments will be up shortly.  Many things within the block will change from the past, as each event will be 12 days, rather than 17 days as NARCh has been in the past.  The most notable change will be the NARCh Pro Division taking place when many of the youth teams are also playing so the kids and families have the opportunity to watch the best players in the sport compete for the most important title, the NARCh Pro Championship.

Some other important NARCh info/changes:

  • - West Coast Winternationals will take place Jan 16th-19th at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose, CA.
  • - The East Coast Winternationals will be confirmed shortly.
    - The 35 and 45 and over divisions will be changed to 30 and over, and 40 and over to encourage more    eligible players and teams.
  •  - Teams choosing to play in both FINALS will receive a substantial discount for entering both tournaments.
  •  -  NARCh will once again be featured on the Universal Sports Network in 2015.
  •  - There will be a Pro Division at both NARCh FINALS.
  •  - NARCh will be joining other tournaments going to 1:30 min. penalties instead of the traditional 2 minutes.

We appreciate your continued support and hope you find this new format and news as exciting as we do!

 

Daryn Goodwin – NARCh President

 

 

 

2014 NARCH FINALS

 

Canadians performed well at the 2014 NARCH finals! the final results are as follows:

SQUIRT PLATINUM: HALTON ALKALI COYOTES (ON): 2ND

SQUIRT GOLD: HERWOOD PARK BULLFROGS (AB): 4TH

PEEWEE PLATINUM: FIRST STAR HOCKEY DUCKS (ON): 5TH

PEEWEE GOLD: HALTON ALKALI COYOTES (ON):  2ND

PEEWEE SILVER: TEAM UNITED (AB): 1ST

BANTAM PLATINUM- MISSISSAUGA MISSION RATTLERS 97 (ON) 4TH

BANTAM SLIVER/CLUB – MISSISSAUGA MISSION RATTLERS (ON) 6TH

MIDGET PLATINUM – MISSISSAUGA MISSION RATTLERS (ON) 4TH

MIDGET SLIVER – MISSISSAIGA MISSION RATTLERS (ON) 5TH

JUNIOR PLATINUM – MISSISSAUGA MISSION RATTLERS (ON) 9TH

MEN’S GOLD – MONTREAL MIXERS (QC) 8TH

MEN’S SILVER/BRONZE – MONTREAL MIXERS (QC) – 5TH

 

It definitely sounded like a good time for all! To watch the PRO FINALS CLICK HERE! 

 

Roller Hockey Player Jake Virtanen Drafted to the Canucks!

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, Jake Virtanen was backstage at Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Alliance Church, waiting to accept his diploma during the Yale Secondary convocation ceremony.
Students were lined up in alphabetical order, which was how Jake found himself alongside his cousin J.J. with plenty of time to kill.

It occurred to J.J. that Jake should treat the walk across the stage as practice – on June 27, he’ll make a similar stroll at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, when a National Hockey League team calls his name in the first round of the 2014 entry draft.
It’ll be a short walk, but it’s been a long journey.
So how does a youngster emerge from the cast of thousands who register for minor hockey each year in Canada, to the brink of NHL employment?
In Virtanen’s case, it’s tempting to simply chalk it all up to natural talent.
 

The 17-year-old is arguably the most physically gifted prospect in the draft: a swift-skating, hard-shooting, bull-in-a-china-shop winger who racked up 45 goals and 26 assists for 71 points in 71 regular season games with the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen this past season, along with a +23 rating and 100 penalty minutes. He was similarly outstanding for Team Canada at the U18 World Championships in Finland in April, leading the team in scoring (three goals and three assists in seven games) en route to a bronze medal.

The 6’1”, 210-pounder earned the highest overall grade during on-ice testing at the Canadian major junior top prospects game in January, registering the top times in both the forward- and backward-skating sprints. And his shooting ability was said to be NHL-calibre three years ago, when the Hitmen made him the first overall pick in the WHL bantam draft.

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