Here's some news from NARCh -- from our neighbors to the north:
Toronto-based Roller Hockey Team Wins Silver Medal
York Mission Triumph Juniorā??s win Silver, Menā??s Team takes Bronze at North American Roller Hockey Championships in Reno, Nevada
From January 9-17 the best roller hockey players in North America gathered for the 8th Annual North American Roller Hockey Championships WinterNationals in Reno, Nevada. 174 teams converged on Reno for a week in January, with Canada represented by 11 teams, 4 from the GTA, 6 from lower mainland BC, and 1 from Quebec. There were also 5 teams from the United Kingdom, one from Japan, and numerous teams from roller hockey hotbeds such as California, Michigan, New York and Missouri.
The York Mission Triumph, representing York Region/North York sent teams in the Junior (21 and under), Division 1 (25 and under) and Mens Platinum Divisions. The Junior Platinum team finished in second place taking home a silver medal. The Junior Triumph played a strong round-robin and knocked off defending champion Mission Empire Snipers from New York in the semi-finals. They eventually bowed out to the Nike Buffalo Wings by a score of 3-2 in the Championship game. The Menā??s platinum team played a perfect 3-0 round robin before being upset by the Mission Lucky Charms from Southern California in the semi-finals. The Menā??s team would earn the Bronze medal for a third place finish. The 1989 Oakville Coyotes captured the silver medal in the Bantam Gold division.
York Mission Triumph teams play out of York Inline, a local league operating roller hockey programs for all skills, all ages, all across York Region and North York. For information on programs for youth recreational, youth elite, adult, 35+ or female leagues please check out www.yorkinline.com or call 905-771-6275.
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