Inline-Online May Edition

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Inline-Online May Edition

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NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ROLLER HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS A HUGE SUCCESS!

From April 7-11, college roller hockey teams from all over the country came to compete in the 2010 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championship in San Jose, CA. A total of 55 teams competed to be champions of their division. Some of the best college roller hockey games were seen with upsets and the birth of some new champions.

Division I match up was between Lindenwood and Arizona State. Lindenwood was back to defend there loss against UMSL last year and it was Arizona States first time to the finals. The Lindenwood Lions were too much for Arizona State as they defeated them 5-1 in the championship game. Lindenwood has won eight of the last nine championships and are always a force to be reckoned with. More

After Tampa upset Neumann in OT in the elite eight round a new champion was going to be crowned. The championship game was between West Chester Rams and the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars. The game was extremely close but the Rams ousted the Cougars to win the Division 2 National Championship 7-5. More

Division B and Junior College Divisions did not fail to impress either. Division B also saw an upset when Lindenwood B (who has one every B Championship) was defeated by Penn State 8-3 in the final four. Penn State made it to the finals and then defeated Central Florida by a score of 6-2 to win the Division B Championship. In Junior College St. Charles Community College defeated Citrus College by a score of 8-3 in the championship game. More

USA HOCKEY NEWS

USA Hockey Degree Free Jersey Program Sells Out In 42 Minutes!

On April 1, 2010, USA Hockey launched the Degree Youth Jersey Program to ice and inline member associations. In only 42 minutes, the 90,000 jerseys Degree provided free for 7&8, 9&10, and 11&12 year old house/recreational league teams were gone! There were 14 lucky inline hockey programs that were able to get in and place an order before the jerseys ran out.

No one expected such a fast sellout and it is a great start with our newest sponsor Unilever USA as they help reduce costs for our young players and their families.

The jerseys are co-branded with the USA Hockey and the Degree logo and come in one-color sets of 17. Each league had the choice of either boys or girls jerseys and a choice of 6 different colors.

The program was a huge success and will once again go on next year around the same time. Check out the website here to read more about the program.

Become a Fan of USA Hockey InLine On Facebook!

Get updates on what is happening in the inline world! Become a fan of USA Hockey to find out about upcoming tournaments, events, and to show your support for a great sport!

Click here to see the USA Hockey Facebook page.

RINK NEWS

KIHA Rink is Open for Hockey!

The Kapolei Inline Hockey Rink is now open for business and has already started out with a boom. Adults and Youth have been piling in to play at the new state of the art facility.

The facility has gotten a lot of local media attention with a local news station covering their opening and showing off the new rink. Make sure to take a look by clicking out both of the videos below.

KIHA Video #1

KIHA Video #2

Don’t forget, ECHO Hockey, with the support of USA Hockey. is running a Regional event at KIHA June 12th-13th. Get more information by checking out ECHO’s website. Come and get a chance to take a look at the new rink and play some hockey. Adult and youth divisions will be offered.

ECHO Hockey

Check out www.kihawaii.com to get more information on the rink and to see the beautiful facility for yourself.

LEAGUE NEWS

Shasta Roller Hockey to Host Player Camp, Coach Clinic and League Admin Clinic May 1-2nd, 2010

This weekend (May 1-2) will be busy in the town of Redding, CA as Shasta Roller Hockey, with the help of USA Hockey, will host two player clinics, a coaching clinic and a league administrators’ clinic. The two player camps will be broken into ages 6-12 and 13-18. Each camp will consist of 7 hours of on-surface and dry land training. The coaching clinic will be a level 1 clinic and will give CEP certification for both ice and inline hockey.

The first clinic will be held on May 1 for the 6-12 year olds, followed by the coaching and admin clinics at 4:30 p.m. On May 2nd will be the 13-18 year olds. You can’t beat the cost of only $40 for the whole day. The clinic will focus on skill development and will be a great opportunity to for participants to master their skating, stick handling, shooting and passing, all while have a blast and training under the guidance of top coaches and learn everything needed to step their game up to the next level!

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

USA Hockey to Award Four College Scholarships

USA Hockey will award four qualified high school seniors with college scholarships as part of its College Scholarship Award Program. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to students attending an accredited college or university full-time in the fall of 2010. The scholarship recipients will be announced on July 1, 2010.

High school seniors with a 2.7 grade-point average that are inline hockey members of USA Hockey are eligible for the scholarships. Players must submit an application to the USA Hockey selection committee, along with a copy of an official high school transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor and a 300-400 word essay explaining how athletics relate to education. More

Click here for the application form.

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