An unexpected matchup between two very different teams from opposite ends of the country pitted two teams that, despite their differences, had similar paths to get to the final round. Both CSU Fullerton and the University of Tennessee pulled out one-goal wins over conference rivals in the Elite Eight, and then won one-goal thrillers with less than 10 seconds left in the Final Four.]]>
Let’s set the scene for the DI National Championship game: On one side is Lindenwood, a team who, despite their lengthy pedigree, was looking to get back to their former glory. Lindenwood had never gone three consecutive years without winning a Championship. The Lions were led into the championship game by the trio of Adam Swims, Jalen Krogman and Trenton Matteson, who were looking to return the team to its spot on top of the NCRHA’s pinnacle.]]>
Division II moves into the Elite 8 tonight with games beginning at 7pm. Here are each of the individual matchups for the quarterfinal round.
Stony Brook University Seawolves v. University of Arkansas Razorbacks
Stony Brook has taken an improbable route to this moment. They had to defeat a good DePaul team and now have to face an Arkansas team who is fresh off defeating their conference rival Louisiana Tech.
Today marks the beginning of the end for the Division 1 portion of the NCRHA National Championships. Four elite programs face off this afternoon on the Mission Rink in Ft. Myers, FL. They are each playing for a chance to compete for the coveted NCRHA National Championship; the culmination of our year long season.]]>
Before you tune into the live stream, take a look at each of the Sweet 16 games in Division 1.
Farmingdale State College Rams v. University of Missouri Tigers
The Rams began their elimination round play squaring off against the Mizzou Tigers. The Tigers fresh off of a gutsy win against the Rowan University Profs were looking to play the role of spoiler.
A Look at the DII Dark Horses going into the Elimination Rounds
Why they’ll win, lose, and why you should/shouldn’t root for them
Division II playoffs begin tomorrow morning and while you begin to pencil in brackets, here’s a highlight of teams that might bust it.
DePaul - 3-0-0 in Pool D
Why They’ll Win:
By Ian Prescott of NCRHA Coast to Coast
The sun has risen and set on the first day of pool play. The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships are 5 days of non-stop action. Teams have travelled from coast to coast to compete across four divisions all in search of a illustrious (and often elusive) National Championship.]]>
MISSION HOCKEY COLLEGE is a FREE 1-hour roller hockey clinic for players between the ages of 5 and 15 who already possess the basic knowledge & skills of skating and roller hockey.]]>
The playoff schedule will be posted later in the week.>]]>
Junior College DivisionSt. Charles Community College St. Louis Community College West Valley College
Teams will be contacted via email later tonight with event registration information.>]]>
Division 3Arizona State University Bethel University Farmingdale State College Florida Gulf Coast University Grand Valley State University Lindenwood University Michigan State University University of Missouri Neumann University Rowan University University of California Santa Barbara West Valley College Alternate #1 - State University of New York at Cortland Alternate #2 - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alternate #3 - University of Arizona Alternate #4 - California State University Fullerton
Division 2University of Akron University of Arizona University of Arkansas California State University Chico California State University Fullerton DePaul University University of Denver East Carolina University Endicott College University of Florida Illinois State University Kansas State University Louisiana Tech Northern Arizona University The Ohio State University State University of New York at Oswego Pennsylvania State University Stony Brook University University of Tennesee Knoxville Yeshiva University Alternate #1 - Florida State University Alternate #2 - Maryville University Alternate #3 - Michigan Technological University Alternate #4 - Virginia Tech
Division 1Arizona State University Bethel University Cal Poly San Luis Obispo California State University Long Beach Eastern Michigan University Farmingdale State College Florida Gulf Coast University Grand Valley State University Hofstra University Lindenwood University University of Massachusetts Miami University Michigan State University University of Missouri Neumann University University of Rhode Island Robert Morris University Rowan University Temple University Texas Tech University University of California Santa Barbara University of Missouri St.]]>
The Spartans capped off an undefeated MCRHL season with a 2-0 win over Grand Valley. Tucker Gilliland played outstanding. He made countless big saves early and late in the game on his way to a 25 save shutout. At the other end, Grand Valley’s Chance Boutin was on top of his game as well. Michigan State controlled the game on had numerous opportunities in the 2nd period. He came up with save after sace. However, on a power play late in the period MSU’s Tyler Bolyard found the back of the net off a pass from Eric Purcell. That goal held up as the game winner as GVSU couldn’t solve Gilliland. With Boutin on the bench and the Lakers looking for the equalizer MSU’s Chase Kallen scored into the empty net with 23 seconds to go. Congrats to both the Spartans and the Lakers on a hard fought championship game.]]>
In D1 Michigan State continued to roll as they defeated Grand Valley State 4-2. As Grand Valley waited for their opponent to be determined, Miami and Eastern Michigan squared off. The Eagles were playing their fourth game of the day and it showed right when the puck dropped. Miami rattled off four first period goals and went on to a 9-2 victory. Grand Valley and Miami will now play at 10:00 am Sunday for an opportunity to advance to the final.]]>
Northern Illinois used a two goal third period to defeat Western Michigan D3 by a score of 3-2. Eric Odolski made 22 saves on his way to earning First Star of the game.]]>
With only two weekends left in the regular season, this weekend’s slate of games feature some important matchups in D2 and D3 for Regional seedings.
The stakes were high in a Division 3 matchup of Grand Valley State and Michigan State. The winner would move firmly into first place in the Division heading into Regionals. Michigan State came out focused and energized as they took an early 2-0 lead. Stephen Krause and Anthony Moran scored less than a minute apart. Instead of building of that momentum for MSU, GVSU seemed to get the spark.]]>
Opening day of the last weekend of the first semester brought lots of action and great games.
In Division 1, the Western Michigan Broncos took home their first win of the season when they defeated Eastern Michigan 11-9. Josh Ward (WMU) and Hunter Ledgerwood (EMU) combined for half of the goals between the two teams. Grand Valley continued their strong play going 3-0 with win over Miami and Western Michigan.]]>
The second weekend of MCRHL action has concluded, and what a great weekend it was. The return of the MCRHL to Sports Plus in Cincinnati, Ohio could not have gone better. The facility was organized, the dressing rooms were clean, the floor was top quality, and the atmosphere was exciting.]]>
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-0 on the weekend with wins against DePaul and Northern Illinois. Despite a late shorthanded goal by Casey Danielski that tied the game, the Ohio State Buckeyes held off DePaul 7-5 thanks to a power play goal by Kendall Curits and an empty netter from Richard Grant. Against Northern Illinois the Buckeyes thought they had won the game when Justin Sikkema buried a home a rebound on the power play with 7 seconds remaining. However, a delay of game penalty gave the Huskies an offensive zone draw in which they took full advantage of when Jake Passini scored his 4th of the game with less than a second to go. Quickly into overtime the Buckeyes capitalized on a 2-1 as Wesley Tabor scored the game winner.]]>
The MCRHL makes a return to Cincinnati this week for the second weekend of the regular season. Sports Plus will host the MCRHL for the first time in a number of years after a change in management this past summer. The games will take place the weekend of November 5-6.]]>
Michigan Tech Huskies
MCRHL Player Of The Week
Inline Hockey Center
Alex started the weekend against the University of Michigan and wasted no time finding the scoresheet. After firing away a Hat Trick in the first period, he added 3 more including 2 late goals to seal the game.]]>
With weekend 1 of the MCRHL regular season in the books, we take a look back at how teams got on in their first tournament of the year. First and foremost, a big thank you to Inline Hockey Center at the JCC for hosting a great weekend, as they always do.]]>
See you at the rink!>]]>
It has been 6 years in the making, but the rebuild of the Western Michigan Broncos and goal to rejoin Division 1 is finally a reality.
In 2009, the Division 1 WMU roller hockey club was going through a rough patch of player retention. Leadership of the club had diminished to one person, returning players were nearing the end of their tenure at WMU, and recruitment wasn’t a priority. The lack of player commitment ultimately ended their season early and put the program into a full rebuild.]]>
(page will be updated as more tryouts are scheduled)
DePaulSeptember 18th 2:30 - 3:30PM at Mt. Prospect Central Community Center (1000 W. Central Rd. 60056 Mount Prospect , IL) No Charge