Five Member Organizations Unite to Form NCRHA
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August 7, 2003 ? Five former member organizations of the Collegiate Roller Hockey League (CRHL) have united and are proud to announce the creation of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA).
The participating member organizations of the NCRHA are the Atlantic Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (ACRHA), Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (ECRHA), Southwest Collegiate Hockey League (SCHL), Southeast Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (SCRHA) and Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (WCRHL).
The CRHL has been an association of regional college roller hockey leagues with the chief purpose of organizing and administering a national championship tournament for the sport of college roller hockey. Financial and organizational decisions during the past few years have caused the short and long-term vision of the CRHL to significantly diverge from that of the organizations participating in the newly-formed NCRHA.
After months of discussion and negotiations with league representatives, the participating regional leagues have decided to part ways with CRHL, believing that a national governing body can and should provide more than a national championship tournament and that a not-for-profit corporate board structure with equality amongst all its members will garnish support and rebuild trust and communication.
Initial goals of the NCRHA include the standardization of rules, policies and documentation. NCRHA has already completed a successful campaign to unify web site content among its five member organizations, allowing players and fans to easily access league information and statistics.
NCRHA will maintain College Nationals in April as well as the National Conference for Collegiate Inline Hockey (NCCIH). The NCCIH will be conducted at the Regional Showdown which is a Regional All Star Event being held in the summer of 2004.
The NCRHA welcomes inquiries from independent or at-large teams, industry representatives, sponsors, media representatives, colleges and universities, and future players. More information can be found on the NCRHA web site at www.ncrha.org. The information is being frequently updated, so check back often.
Contact: Mike Burke
Inline Hockey Central
Inline Hockey Central