The USA Hockey Inline National Team is gearing up to compete at the 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championships from June 28-July 4, in Karlstad, Sweden. Tryouts will be taking place June 20-21 with the final team being announced on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Then the U.S. Inline National Team will have several practices at Rocky Mountain Roller in Lakewood, CO, before departing for Sweden on June 25. Below is the practice schedule which is open to the public.
Tuesday, June 22: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 23: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 24: 10 a.m. – 1 2 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The 2010 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship goes live!
For the first time ever the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championships will be broadcast live on the web. The Swedish Federation, in connection with a local production company, will be broadcasting all of the games of the 2001 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championships. The cost per game will be $6.00 USD. To access the live feed, click here.
Show Your Support for the US Inline National Team
Do you want to show your support for the US Inline National Team? Would you like to send them words of encouragement? Well, now is your chance, send an email to USInlineTeam@usahockey.org . The staff of the US Inline National team will be checking this email regularly and passing on your message to the team. We will also be posting some of the messages on USA Hockey’s website in the Inline National Team section. Don’t delay, show your support today!
Former U.S. Inline National Team Player Lee Sweatt Signs With The Vancouver Canucks
It was announced on May 31, 2010 that Lee Sweatt, who has played with the U.S. Inline National Team since 2002, signed with the Vancouver Canucks. Over the eight years that Sweatt has been a part of the U.S. Inline National Team, he played 47 games and scored 20 goals and 20 assist putting him as the 12th overall point leader for the U.S.
The Hockey Independent recently interviewed Lee Sweatt where he said, “I wouldn’t be here without roller hockey. Roller hockey has helped me develop my offensive game since I was about 8 or 9 years old. Without it, I think I probably would have been out of hockey and doing something much different now.” Click here to see the complete interview. While USA Hockey will miss Lee’s defensive skills at this year’s IIHF InLine Hockey World Championships, we wish him the best of luck in this next endeavor of his professional hockey career!
Follow all the action at www.USAHockeyInline.com.