The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association proudly announces the 12th Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships, to be held April 7-11, 2010 at Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose, CA. The event will bring 60 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 Silver Creek Sportsplex and Team San Jose.
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 8, 2010.
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. Division I and II games will begin on all three rinks at Silver Creek Sportsplex on Wednesday morning, April 7, while the Junior College and B Divisions will start on Thursday morning, April 8 or later. The Championship Games for all Divisions will take place mid-day on Sunday April 11. 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 2010.
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 Team San Jose will be working together to bring over 2 dozen hotel options to the teams. Teams are advised not to book any hotels at this point, as all team hotel bookings must go through the hotel channel that will be posted.
Local businesses, hotels, attractions and shopping districts are eager to welcome the Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships. Team San Jose will have a booth set up at the event, with information on local attractions. For more information, visit http://www.sanjose.org.
The 2009 Collegiate Roller Hockey National Championships were held in Feasterville, PA, at The Sportsplex. University of Missouri – St. Louis (MO) dethroned Lindenwood University (MO), by a score of 5-3, claiming its first Division I title. Grand Valley State (MI) defeated Central Michigan (MI) for the Division II National Championship, by a score of 9-7. In the Junior College Division, Saddleback College (CA) claimed title by defeating St. Charles Community College (MO) by a score of 4-3, and Lindenwood University took home the B Division National Championship by defeating the Penn State’s B squad, by a score of 8-2. You can view the results from the 2009 Collegiate Roller Hockey National Championships, as well as 2004-2008 at www.NCRHA.org.
This will be the 12th consecutive year that college roller hockey will crown national champions, going back to 1999. It is the third time that they event has been held in California. In 2001, the event was held at the Wayne Gretzky Roller Hockey Center in Upland, CA and in 2004 the event was held at the Anaheim Hockey Club in Anaheim, CA.
The NCRHA is the nationally recognized 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 InLine, a program of USA Hockey, Inc.
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: USA Hockey InLine, Silver Creek Sportsplex, Team San Jose, Mission Hockey, Revision Hockey, Ace Jerseys, and Rocket Puck.
For more information, stay tuned to www.NCRHA.org throughout the season.