View Full Version : NHL Breakout cancelled?
04-02-2002, 01:08 PM
Has anyone heard anything about NHL Breakout being cancelled for this year? I know the NHL website said they will be posting some changes on the site soon but I heard a rumor that they hadn't gotten sponsorship early enough so they won't be doing anything this year.
04-02-2002, 03:15 PM
The word on the street is that they lost a major sponsor so they will not be bringing it back this year.
04-02-2002, 03:28 PM
i heard that once they lost one sponsor they went out and got another biger one... i will not mention the sponsor cuz it might be wrong and i dont wana look like a dumbass!
04-02-2002, 05:03 PM
My understanding is that a press release will be coming out soon from the NHL. You'll hear the official word on IHC as soon as it's released. My understanding is that the Tour will be back in some form.
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04-03-2002, 10:05 PM
THEY ARE DONE AFTER MY LAW SUIT WHEN THAT JERK PUNCH ME IN THE FACE IN CHICAGO I U WERE THERE I WHO U R AND U KNOW ME. EMAIL ME I WILLTELL THE REST
04-04-2002, 12:11 AM
Suck it up, it's hockey.
04-04-2002, 12:30 AM
NOW U KNOW WHY THERE DONE PLAYERS LIKE YOU WHO ATACK REFEREES OR REFS THAT GET PUNCH IN THE FACE AND THEY DO NOTHING. THATS WHY USA SAID SEE U LATER. GONE LIKE THE PUNCH.
04-04-2002, 03:06 PM
Yes, I do remember you from Chicago. Let me preface my comments with some background. I've played organized hockey (ice and inline) for over thirty five years at just about every level but pro. I've coached for over fifteen years and reffed for close to five years. I run a kid's and adult inline program. I've played in NHL Breakout Tournaments for the last five years. My team has won three city championships (two in Chicago, one in St. Louis) and participated in the Championships twice in Orlando and this past year in San Diego where we made it to the final eight teams. I had four kid's teams play in last years Chicago tournament. I've seen the best and worst in coaches, referees, parents, you name it. I don't claim to know everything but I've seen enough to feel like I understand some things. Please do not take my comments as me trying to diss you but as advice from a relatively subjective individual who loves the sport of hockey.
You refereed out first game this summer in Chicago. We lost in a shootout but I must admit you had no bearing good or bad on the outcome. Both my team and our opponent were classy, disciplined teams and we really policed ourselves. What I was struck by though was the fact that you had no understanding of the rules of the game. I had to explain to you the face off rules and then the rules of overtime. You kept having to refer to the rulebook and I had to point out to you that there were face-off's after a goal was scored. You gave the ball to the other team to take out while our team was still celebrating a score. Granted NHL Breakout rules are different than other tournaments but it makes me wonder how much preparation you put into this.
I don't believe there is any circumstance that warrents a player, coach, or fan from striking an official. Its my belief that the calls all even out in the end. I saw when you were punched and I am sorry it came to that. It shouldn't have happened. But let me offer you some sincere advice as a member of the hockey community. I don't believe you have the right make up to be refereeing competitive hockey. As a referee and a player myself I understand the passion that players have. Its your job to control your own emotions and understand not to make a confrontational situation worse. What I saw that weekend is you were unprepared, lacked basic knowledge of the game, would not allow players or coaches to ask questions of you. In my humble opinion, you may not be suited to be a competitive level referee.
04-04-2002, 06:40 PM
ONLY IF U COULD PLAY HOCKEY AS GOOD AS U COULD TYPETHAT WOULD BE GREAT. IAM HALF JOKING AROUNDI WAS UPSET AND ANGRY THAT THEY DID NOT GET THE GUYS NAME SO WE COULD HAVE SUSPENED HIM. I AM A GOOD REF MOST OF THE TIME U R RIGHT I LOOK GOOD THEN BAD U HAVE TO UDERSTAND THERULES THEY GAVE US WERE FROM LAST YEARTHAT WAS FROM THE REF. IN CHARGE.THEN THE NHL GAVE US THE NEW RULES AFTER U TALK TO THEM. IT WAS SO CONFUSING THAT THEY HAD TEAMS SIGN UP PAY AND NOT SHOW UP. ALSO THEY HAD 1TEAM PLAYING 3 GAMES AT THE SAME TIME. IAM NOT AJERK I TAKE THE SPORT OF INLINE AND ICE VERY SERIOSLY. IAM LOOKING AT OPENING ANTHER RINK LIKE THE 1 I HAD IN CRYSTAL LAKE. DO U KNOW OF ANYONE WHO LIKE TO GET INVOLLED LET ME KNOW. THANKS
GO HAWKS,CUBS DOWN SOX 2INCHES OF SNOW ON APRIL4 THATS CHICAGO
04-04-2002, 07:17 PM
No malice intended and your right, as the years progress my hockey skills are fading quickly but I figure I'm better today than I will be in a year. That keeps me going. As far as a new rink. My town has just built a new outdoor rink and I've got my hands full with my youth and adult programs. Both programs have exploded. Good luck to you.
04-04-2002, 08:03 PM
how many people here would play in nhl breakout?
04-04-2002, 08:33 PM
i played once and will never go back... in my opinion nhl breakout is the equivalent of hell.
04-05-2002, 08:38 AM
The Breakout in DC is horrible. They play on a street that has the normal street stuff, raised painted lines, dips, pot holes, cracks, and my favorite, man-hole covers on the court. I dont know how many GOOD teams lose games because a perfectly smooth rolling ball hits a raised line, then bounces over the goalies shoulder. I have repeatedly been tripped up by the man-holes and came near to serious injury a few times. The refs are ok except when they have an inexperienced youth ref doing the top level mens teams. Now Nationals were alot different and we played better.
04-07-2002, 01:24 PM
We played a DC regional one time. We already had B team going to the Championships, but we wanted to requalify a different squad.
I was skating backwards near full speed during a defensive shift, and I hit a manhole cover blindly, flew backwards in the air about 8 feet and landed on my tailbone as head smacked the ground. Fortunately, I was wearing a helmet and hip protection, but we would never go back to DC again if they were to have one because it's too dangerous.
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