The PIHA league office has announced today that the 2009 – 2010 Finals will head back out to the Rocky Mountains and beautiful Tour Arena. “After calls to all the league owners we decided to designate a place for the finals this season after planning to go to the highest ranked home rink. All of the facilities are packed during the month of February, which is a good thing, but SIHA owner Jeff Ingrum, and everyone out in Colorado were happy to put one weekend aside for our finals. It’s the perfect place for our big event. With great grassroots programs already established by SIHA and the opportunity for TV production by Comcast, no matter who is in that last series the place should be rocking,” says PIHA founder Charley Yoder.
Finals weekend will be February 19-21 and will consist of a 7-game Pro series beginning Friday night with games 1 and 2 starting at 8:15. Games 3 and 4 on Saturday night again at 8:15pm and then if necessary games 5, 6, and 7 on Sunday. Four minor teams, 2 from the East and 2 from the West, will also play 3-game series to see who the best in the country at that level is, while the Rocky Mountain Division will display their women’s division playoffs during the weekend. There will also be plenty of youth games, a Tournament of Champions, and tons of giveaways and prizes for the many fans that will enjoy the event. ALL games will be broadcast LIVE over the internet on Justin tv and tickets will be available online soon.
Tour Arena is one of the premier facilities in the country and has all the essentials for a great weekend. Tour Arena is perfect for professional roller hockey with four locker rooms plus two Pro rooms, a big screen for replays, stadium seating, the Buffalo Wild Wing Suite, and a bar to watch the games from. The SIHA organization has a tournament at Tour Arena every weekend from January thru May with teams from all over the country hashing it out during RC Sports Nationals for three weeks in June. “We heard that we may have the opportunity to host the PIHA Finals this year and after a very quick meeting with the owner we were very excited to get back to Mr. Yoder with an emphatic yes! The Colorado Springs Thunder have done a ton for our youth development here in the state and if we can give our players the opportunity to see the top two teams in the country we want to do that. We are very excited for the weekend,” said facility manager Bill Mulhern.