Alberta (Canada) Last NARCh Regional Qualifier
The 2004 Alberta Regional Inline Hockey Championships Are Quickly Approaching!
The Red Deer In Line Hockey Association (RDILHA) will play host to the eighth annual Hockey Alberta In Line (HAIL) Regional Championships July 2-4, 2004. This event is also the exclusive Alberta regional qualifying tournament for the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) being held in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 16-31. Last year?s event attracted over 300 teams. The top two HAIL teams from the Alberta Regional Championships will also qualify for the 2004 Canadian National Invitational Championships taking place in Calgary, July 16-18. This tournament is sponsored by the National Inline Hockey Association-Canada (http://www.niha.ca) and will feature teams from Manitoba, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Sport Court flooring will be featured in the main host facility ? the Collicutt Centre ? with additional action at the Kinsmen Twin Arenas. The Collicutt Centre boasts two soccer pitches, a hockey rink, water park, fitness facility, field house, cafeteria, and pro shop.
The Qualifier (competitive/elite) division at the Red Deer championships will available for all age groups (8 & under to Adult). A Challenger (recreational) division will also be available for three age groups (10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under) pending the number of teams. The tournament will feature a skills competition involving the fastest skater and the breakaway challenge (top goaltender and shooter) in each age group and division.
The entry fee is $500.00. Please note that the registration deadline for the Alberta Regional Championships is June 4, 2004 at 5:00 pm. Requests after this date will be charged a $25.00 late fee and will not necessarily be guaranteed admittance in the tournament. Copies of the tournament entry form and other information are available for downloading off the Hockey Alberta website (http://www.hockeyalberta.ca - select the Development menu button and then In Line Hockey ? select Programs & Services and then look for Alberta Regional Championships (NARCh)).
The RDILHA have secured a partnership with the Red Deer Lodge (http://www.reddeerlodge.net) for hotel rooms for the Alberta Regional Championships. To book call 1-800-661-1657 and ask about the block of rooms booked under Red Deer In Line Hockey Association.
For further information contact Shawn Bullock ([email protected]) at the Hockey Alberta office in Red Deer at 403-342-6777, Ext 20.
Communication & Promotions Coordinator
Hockey Alberta In Line Development Committee