NCRHA to host event in the college town of Madison, WI.
Story courtesy of the NCRHA.
The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association proudly announces the 13th Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships, to be held April 6-10, 2011 in one of the top college towns in the United States, Madison WI. Games will be played at Capitol Ice Arena in nearby Middleton.
The event will bring 58 teams in 4 divisions (Division I, Division II, Junior College Division, and B Division) together to compete for the title of Collegiate Roller Hockey National Champion. The event will be hosted by the NCRHA, in conjunction with Capitol Ice Arena, the Madison Area Sports Commission, and USA Hockey.
Teams will represent each of the seven Member Organizations of the NCRHA. Each Member Organization will receive an automatic bid to place one team in each division. The rest of the field will be selected at-large from around the country by the NCRHA Selection Committee on “Selection Monday,” March 7, 2011.
The format for the event includes three round robin games for each team, followed by a single elimination bracket round leading up to the National Championship games. A complete listing of the colleges and universities that will be represented, round robin pools and the game schedule will be available on the NCRHA website, www.NCRHA.org
, in March 2011.
As the event nears, the NCRHA website will feature a dedicated section with event details. This will include block schedule, team invitations (bids), and travel information such as airport, hotel, rental car, local attractions, etc. The NCRHA and the Madison Area Sports Commission will be working together to provide excellent local hotel options for teams and fans that will be available through an online booking system. Teams are advised not to book any hotels at this point, as all team hotel bookings MUST go through the official booking system for the event. More information on the hotel system will be available on NCRHA.org in early 2011.
Madison is an ideal location for an event such as the Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships. Home to the University of Wisconsin and the state capital, Madison is a combination of a college town and a young professional city. It is often ranked as one of the best places to live, work and play in the United States. The local population is loyal to its Badgers, and eager to embrace college sports in general. Built on an Isthmus between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, Madison offers incredible natural beauty, simulating cultural opportunities and a plethora of restaurants, shops and attractions. The Madison Area Sports Commission will have a booth set up at the event, with information on local attractions. For more information on the area, please visit www.visitmadison.com
The 2010 Collegiate Roller Hockey National Championships were held in San Jose, CA, at the Silver Creek Sportsplex. In Division I, Lindenwood University (MO) claimed its 6th NCRHA DI title by defeating Arizona State by a score of 5-1. West Chester University (PA) claimed its first ever Division II championship by defeating Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, by a score of 7-5. In the Junior College Division, St. Charles Community College (MO) claimed the title by defeating Citrus College (CA) by a score of 8-3. Finally, in the B division, 2009 National runner-up Penn State University took home the B Division National Championship by defeating Central Florida's B squad 6-2. You can view all of the results from the 2010 Collegiate Roller Hockey National Championships, as well as those from 2004-2009 at www.NCRHA.org
This will be the 13th consecutive year that college roller hockey will crown national champions, going back to 1999. It is the first time that the event has been held in Wisconsin, and the first time it has been held in the upper mid-west since 1999, when the first Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships was held in Chicago.
The NCRHA is the recognized national governing body of collegiate level roller hockey in the United States. Organized into seven regions, over 190 teams represent 140 colleges and universities at the club sports level. The NCRHA is sanctioned by USA Hockey.
The NCRHA would like to thank the following partners and sponsors for their continued support of this event and the growth of collegiate level roller hockey: Mission Hockey, Revision Hockey, Ace Jerseys, Rocket Puck, Capitol Ice Arena, Madison Area Sports Commission, and USA Hockey.
For more information, stay tuned to www.NCRHA.org
throughout the season.