Here's some news from the XIHL.
EXTREME INLINE HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS SET FOR THIS WEEKEND
Hartford Thunder Hosts Semi-Final Game; New Jersey Werewolves Host Championship
The eXtreme Inline Hockey League (XIHL) will play its inaugural season playoffs this weekend, February 26 & 27. The semi-final game will see the Hartford Thunder, who finished in second place during the regular season, will host the number three seed, Garden State Ottakringer, at 6:30 PM Saturday. The game will be played at the Z-Rink in Glastonbury, CT located just outside of Hartford. The winner of this game will play the number one seed, New Jersey Werewolves, on Sunday at 1:30 PM. The Werewolves received a first-round bye and will host the game at the Extremes Indoor Sports Center in Bridgewater, NJ. In addition to the league Championship trophy and banner, the winning team will receive a $2,500 cash prize.
The XIHL is North America's newest full-contact, pro-style inline hockey league. This season, which began in October, featured a Festival format. Six teams, located in the Northeast, competed in a series of two-day double-headers in order to determine the seedings for the playoffs. The league will begin its first full season in the Fall of 2005 where teams will play a 20-game schedule from October through April in a traditional home and road format.
For more information on the XIHL or the Championship series, visit the league's web site at www.xihl.com or contact the league's Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Benny Gulakiw by phone at (716) 491-2656 or by e-mail at mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>. For more information about the Z-Rink or for directions to the facility, call the rink at (860) 657-3310 or visit their web site at <A HREF="http://www.zrink.com" target="_new">http://www.zrink.com</A>. For more information about the Extremes Indoor Sports Center, call the rink at (732) 560-0005 or visit their web site at <A HREF="http://www.extremessports.net" target="_new">http://www.extremessports.net</A>.
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