First thing first: Thank you to everyone that made this tournament a success. Thank you to those who volunteered to referee and keep score, you allowed us to avoid charging an entry fee. Thank you to those who took photos and videos. If you have some to share post them here. Most importantly thank you to the players who endured
hangovers the heat to play some hockey. This tournament would not have happened if you (the players) didn’t make it happen. Special thanks to all those who played in goal, most of you played for many teams, multiple games in a row. Thank you.
Seven teams (even one from Lima, Ohio) played 13 games in a double elimination format. The team left standing at the end was Wolfpack. They came out of the losers bracket and played 4 games in a row, defeating Lord of the Rinks twice to be crowned champion.
Unedited photos can be found on our Facebook group page.
Here are details for Saturday’s tournament.
We will be starting at 11:00 please arrive no later than 10:45 so we can start on time. Games will be 15 minutes with a running clock. Penalties will not result in a power play but rather a penalty shot. Fighting will not be tolerated. If you fight you will be asked to leave. I don’t anticipate having any problem with fighting. Pads that are required are: helmet, gloves, shin and elbow pads.
This will be double elimination, so everyone will get to play a minimum of 2 games. Currently we have 7 teams. I know that a couple teams still need a goalie and I think we need at least one but maybe two individual skaters.
Many of you have asked when the tournament will end. I hope to have it wrapped up by 3:00 pm if we can stay on schedule.
I will be showing up around 9:30 am to set up and make sure the rink is in good condition. If you want to get there early to warm up please do. I request that all captains show up no later than 10:45 so we can have a meeting to discuss any final issues.
Bring both white and dark jerseys so we don’t have a conflict. Ideally I would ask that you have numbers on the jerseys but am not going to require it.
This is a FREE tournament. We are not asking for any money, we just want everyone to have a good time and play some fun hockey. That said we have invested several hundred dollars organizing this event. I will have a “tip jar” if anyone wants to contribute. Again you do not have to contribute, but if you want to you can.
As this is a free event I am not paying refs. Anyone you see reffing is doing it voluntarily. Please be nice to them. I still need volunteers to help with reffing and score keeping to make this tournament run smoothly. If you or any of your teammates can serve in either of these roles while you are not playing, it would be greatly appreciated.
Email me with any questions: OhioRollerHockeyCoOp@gmail.com
Opening games are scheduled as follows:
11:00 am Slick Mits v. Wolfpack
11:20 am Alton McCoy’s Team v. Fever
11:40 am Lord of the Rinks (Polar Beers) v. BDubs
12:00 noon Matthew Ray’s Team v. winner of the 11:20 am game.
Other games will follow at 12:20 and the match-ups will be determined by results of the earlier games.
Here is a link to the Tournament Bracket
Tom T. and Adam B.
FREE ROLLER HOCKEY TOURNAMENT!
Our goal is to bring together players in a competitive and social community based on our mutual love for the game of hockey.
We have decided that the best way to do that in the short term is to have a day of tournament hockey.
On August 15, Ohio Roller Hockey Co-Op will be hosting THE Free Hockey Tournament at Dodge Park. This will be a 4-on-4 (plus goalie) Iron Man (no subs) tournament. It will be double-elimination format. There will be referees, score keepers, and stats published after the tournament. Games will be 15 minute running clock.
Since this tournament will be FREE it will depend on volunteer help and will be limited to the first 8 teams that register and provide me a roster. Players may NOT be on multiple rosters. Goalies, may however play on multiple teams, I know there may be a shortage of goaltenders.
CLICK HERE to register via email or complete the registration fields. Team and individuals accepted. First come, first serve!