View Full Version : NHL Breakout is no more!
02-01-2005, 05:26 AM
Now that the NHL has cancelled Breakout and is not holding any tournaments until further notice I was wondering if there are any other ball tournaments I can take my kids to as well as my 18+ team. Location is no problem. Thanks...
02-01-2005, 02:58 PM
Puck Whacker is a tournament which is similar to the NHL Breakout. We will come to any location where there is pavement! Visit us at http://www.puckwhacker.com or call 1-866-400-PUCK
02-10-2005, 01:31 AM
Well thank god for small wonders. NHL breakout was the most demoralizing event to ever happen to inline hockey. Ref's in tennis shoes, unskilled with no clue of the game. Yeah they had silly little games but I was sure I wanted to go to a hockey tournament. Look at the teams that went to NHL breakout, where are they now? That's right gone, fell apart, dead just like NHL Breakout.
The old addage in the sport of Inline Hockey is true, There's everyone else and then there's NARCH. After 10 years of competing in NARCH I went to my 1st NHL Breakout, what a joke.
If you want to find a real hockey event look around there are many with different talent levels and followings. I just can't see why you would want hold your teams back from seeing what real inline hockey is about.
Sorry dude but you need to get out of your cave and come to the real world of Inline Hockey.
02-10-2005, 08:55 AM
Sorry but we've been to NARCH and won already. I guess you must be a hockey god or something because you've played NARCH? Let me know when you play and win in Canada, Europe and Asia. Excuse me for wanting to take my teams to a tournament that is more fun and not so much of an importance as NARCH. We as many of us have started playing street hockey and grew into Ice and Indoor roller so it was nice once a summer to get back to basics and go play outdoors with a ball for a change. I figured I would be able to get a response from someone about a ball tournament, not some prepubescent 4th liner that plays in and thinks rollerhockey starts and stops at NARCH...PLEASE!!!
02-10-2005, 09:00 AM
NHL Breakout is a fun event. True that the best competition is at NARCh but some teams look forward to that outside ball hockey. With no USAR's some really looked forward to the NHL Breakout. Nothing wrong with playing some puck and also some ball. Actually it's funny watching skilled roller players who only play indoor with a puck adjusting to blacktop and a bouncy ball. Set's a new prospective to the sport. Also it's nice to see those street kids be able to do some type of competition. A few get a chance to even be on Nickelodeon which is a kids station because they film the championship games. There's a place for all hockey players to play in the hockey world. Weather it be blacktop or sportscourt. Just as long as your having fun!
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02-11-2005, 01:54 PM
I personally oversaw NHL Breakout for the last 5 years and although the event is not for everyone it did have its purpose. The event never tried to cater to the indoor player it was created to let kids that do not get to play or are not at the level of Narch or any other indoor event.
They outdoor and indoor are two completely different games and if you had ever been to a NHL BO Championships you would see some incredibly talented Hockey players. Now maybe it is with a ball put I would bet you that Team Koho in the Elite division or Tavern La Ronde in the street division could beat any team you could assemble outdoors.
Lets not continue to bash others and just accept that everyone can not play indoors due to high costs or rink proximity.
Lets just support anyone that is playing hockey and help the sport grow.
And by the way NHL BO grew in number of teams every year it was conducted and is being canceled not for lack of team support but rather the incredibly high cost to run the event.
I do wish to thank everyone has supported NHL Breakout and hope that is can be revived sometime soon.
02-14-2005, 03:40 PM
I must say when Breakout was in its prime you were probably like 10 or 11, so Im sure you are truly qualified to even make these statements. This is a sad time for inline hockey, while I agree that NARCH and TOHRS are much better tournaments as for talent, the sad fact is that this was putting inline on a mainstream national level. Additionally, when breakout was in full swing, it was truly the only legit national event, where you HAD to win to go to nationals. All of these other events are just trying to make there buck, maybe they are entertaining and good events as well, but breakout was not generating a product, they were just offering a community service. While the hockey was sort of uniquely weird, breakout was had sort of its own culture and was fun for those with an open mind. So there is no need to bash what was a fun event for a lot of people. I'm not a basketball or soccer fan, but i dont come on ihc to bash those sports, I just choose not to watch or play, do the same!
02-22-2005, 10:28 PM
Nhl breakout was great for the guys that couldn't have an indoor building. It was a tournament were street, ice, outdoor, and indoor came together and played there hearts out. This is sad. I remember in 2000 when we took the Ohio championship it was a great feeling.
02-23-2005, 02:39 AM
This is a late response to your post, but what the hell... /wtimages/icons/smile.gif
I participated in the first NHL Breakout event to hit Santa Monica. I think it was in 1994, but I'm old and have Anheuser's Disease, so don't quote me. Anyway, it was the one of the most wonderful times I'd had horizontal, even though half that feeling was because my team (I'd recently helped create InLine Hockey News magazine) defeated the team entered by my old colleagues at Roller Hockey magazine for the championship in our division. I still have the hideously ugly Nike jersey from that event, and I hide it proudly in my closet. /wtimages/icons/wink.gif
I also played in one NHL Breakout in San Jose and actually scored a hat trick. I cracked up when Pete Davis, who was with Bauer at the time, and whom inline hockey sorely misses for his sense of humor and passion, threw a helmet onto the asphalt court in my honor.
You're too serious, dude. Lighten up!
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