The North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) 2007 Tournament will make an appearance in Irvine, Calif., on June 1-3 at the 949 Roller Hockey Center (949 RHC for short). Click here
for a complete tournament schedule. The 949 Roller Hockey Rink also hosted some NARCh tournament games April 28-30 and Tom Kostopoulos made an appearance at the event. Click here
to view a photo gallery.
The NARCh Tournament a great place to see the roller hockey stars of today and the NHL stars of the future. The Kings recently used a line of Gabe Gauthier, Noah Clarke and Patrick O'Sullivan and all three were former NARCh participants. One of Gauthier's teammates at the NARCh Tournament in 2005 was current Colorado rookie sensation Paul Stastny.
The 949 RHC is located at 3150 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, Calif., 92606. For more information, call 949.559-9949 or visit their Web site at: www.949rollerhockey.com
. There is no cost to enter the facility.
Annually, NARCh tournaments feature more than 11,000 roller hockey players on 900 plus teams competing in amateur divisions ranging from ages 6 and under to 35 and over.
NARCh's annual tournament schedule launches with the invitational Winternationals in January, and operates over 25 regional tournaments from March – June, culminating with the NARCh Finals in July. The NARCh Finals is the largest roller hockey championship in the world, featuring approximately 400 teams competing for titles in the silver, gold and platinum divisions.
Over the course of the regional tournaments, 900 NHL Junior All Stars will be selected for the honor and qualify for the NHL Junior All Stars Sweepstakes, where one select player will win a trip to the 2008 NHL All Star game.
For more information on NARCh, visit www.narch.com