View Full Version : Players in Montreal?
05-16-2004, 10:00 AM
It's summer - the perfect time to play some roller hockey. Montreal is a graveyard for decent players, however, and after having personally played the game for the last 12 years, I'm having withdrawal pangs. =)
If there's anyone on this forum that lives in Montreal and wants to play, let me know! Thanks,
Just curious..are there many ice rinks that are converted to inline in and around Montreal for the summer? I know when we were there in January..there were no available inline surfaces..maybe even in the entire provence of Quebec...certainly no Sport or Ice Court.
When I called the sport shops listed as suppliers of inline skating equipment..just trying to find a place to play.....no one answered..just message services. Given the overall hockey talent in that region I found it sad.
05-18-2004, 11:32 PM
I was in montreal last summer, and yes they is some inline hockey played there but the standard is quite bad. There was only 4 teams and most of them struggled to get 6 or more players at their games.
If you want to play the games were on in Concordia University rink (a melted ice rink, polished concrete very slippy). The guy that organised it was a guy called Ray (he works at Concordia), very helpful.
Good luck, there is good ice pick up in the 4 rink sports plex in Pierrefonds.
Yes my elder son plays out there fairly often.
Do you think there would ever be enough interest in inline hockey in Montreal, that if there was a facility dedicated to the sport, it could survive?
05-21-2004, 01:44 PM
It's true that we don't have any real inline hockey rinks; however, I've never found that to be a problem in any of the other countries I've played. Montreal has a number of large, EMPTY parking lots which would be more than adequate for some friendly games. While less than perfect, it's better than not getting to play at all...
While that may be true..it just seems a shame to have all that hockey talent which could be used to put some great tournament teams together, but no where to develop their game for those series.
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