College Roller Hockey -Long Island Style
EASTERN COLLEGIATE ROLLER HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
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Friday, October 4, 2002
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Friday, October 4, 2002
WHAT: ECRHA Featured Event: Long Island
WHEN: October 11-13, 2002
WHERE: Skate Safe America, Bethpage Long Island, New York
Don't have tickets to the Islanders or Rangers home openers this weekend? Forget about it! The Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association is in town! You might even find some Islanders and Rangers hanging out there! Want to find out what puppies have in common with hockey? Come on down to Skate Safe in Bethpage and join the ECRHA, WBLI, and Little Shelter for a weekend of College Hockey.
Watch as more than 45 college teams compete in 3 action packed days of competition! See schools such as Hofstra, Farmingdale, St. John's, Suffolk, Penn State, Maryland, Delaware, Albany, Boston, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech, and MANY MANY more.
Learn how you too can play roller hockey in college! Go to<A HREF="http://www.ECRHA.net" target="_new">http://www.ECRHA.net</A>.
On Saturday, see the Skate Safe Stars take on the college players. And come see the NJ Riot: Think this professional hockey team who once played in the RHI at Nassau Coliseum can take on the College Selects? Even better - what about Battle of the Sexes? Now that's one game you don't want to miss!
Admission to the event is ONE can of pet food. That's it! 3 days of hockey for one little package of pet food!
ECRHA.net at Skate Safe. This weekend in Bethpage.
This message brought to you by the ECRHA, Little Shelter No-Kill animal center, USA Hockey Inline, and ASI Photography.
Education, Dedication, Motivation. E C R H A
The ECRHA Long Island Featured Event
The ECRHA is headed to Long Island for an exclusive featured event Oct 11-13 at Skate Safe of America. 45 College Teams will start the season off in a battle worthy of Pay Per View and ESPN. 70 Hockey games are scheduled in less than 45 hours. Most all games are heavy hitters, including rematches from last season and cross-divisional play of League champions. You DO NOT want to miss this one! This particular event is one of 14 ECRHA Tournaments but is our Season's Featured Event and the only event to have cross-divisional play. The league is very excited about this trip to Long Island which is also known as the "Roller Hockey Hot Bed" of New York. Guest appearances will take place throughout the weekend, Jeremy Kennedy will be with us from Colorado (USA Hockey Inline), WBLI will be broadcasting live from the event on Saturday, Adam Stio's Hall of Fame will be set up, and the NY Rangers Road Tour will join us on Sunday. Players from all colleges will be on site to talk to children and parents all weekend. Merchandise will be available, and photos will also be available from ASI Photography. You can see all the match ups already on our message board. Admission to this event is PET FOOD for the animals of Little Shelter, a No-Kill animal adoption center in Huntington, Long Island. Please visit <A HREF="http://www.littleshelter.com" target="_new">http://www.littleshelter.com</A>. Expect to see puppies and kittens, along with some special guest appearances. Go here to see an incredible view of Skate Safe <A HREF="http://www.skatesafe.com/360/restaurant_pf_web/restaurant_pf.htm" target="_new">http://www.skatesafe.com/360/restaur...taurant_pf.htm</A>
The full schedule for the Long Island Event can be viewed at www.echra.net.
While all games are sure to be very exciting and extremely competitive, some big games of interest are:
Friday 11:00pm Suffolk Community College vs. PSU Altoona
Saturday 12:45pm Buffalo vs. Towson
Saturday 2:00pm VA Tech vs. James Madison
Saturday 3:00pm Millersville vs. West Chester
Saturday 4:00pm Northeastern vs. Boston
Saturday 6:00pm Towson vs. Rochester
Sunday 10:15am Binghamton vs. West Chester
Sunday 12:15pm Delaware vs. Penn State
Sunday 3:30pm Maryland vs. Wilkes
On Saturday, beginning at 5:00pm, a series of highlighted games will also take place beginning with the host Rinks' All Star Team, the Skate Safe Stars vs. the ECRHA Selects II.
At 6:30, the pro NJ Riot will take on the ECRHA Selects I, and at 8:00pm we have Battle of the Sexes featuring the top women roller hockey players of Long Island against players of the ECRHA.
Here are the ECRHA Selects (both teams):
Morris Frank Northeastern
Hahey Matt Penn State
Harrell Chris VA Tech
Kwilos Kevin Rochester
Winstead Evan Altoona
Bowman Mike Altoona
Brunk Matt Penn State
Falcone Josh Boston
Cymrot Isaac Northeastern
McCormick Tom Penn State
Tekely Tony Altoona
Thir Jesse U Maryland
Fricker Mike U Maryland
Popken Eric Binghamton
Nuszkowski John Rochester
Rodriguez Manny Boston
Walter Rob Millersville
Schutter Brian West Chester
Leahy Kevin U Vermont
Bartle Nick West Chester
Durkin Dan Binghamton
Egan Pete Central Conn.
Foley Kris Binghamton
Sherwood Bill Drexel
Dittrich Tim Cornell
Dikun Brian West Chester
Gerbetz Dale Buffalo
Graf Lee Northeastern
There is no admission to attend the Long Island event aside from donations of PET food for our pet food drive to benefit Little Shelter No-Kill pet adoption center in Huntington.
The Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (ECRHA) is a prestigious and extremely fun non-for-profit organization that prides itself on professionalism, reputation of our events, and our community-focused beliefs. We encompass 50-major Division I and Division II Colleges and Universities from Maine to North Carolina and have affiliation to the CRHL and it's preferred partners such as USA Hockey Inline, and NARCh. Eventually we hope to be in the eye of the NCAA.
The ECRHA is completely self sufficient with no corporate sponsors or private funding, and not a huge amount of University support (although we are making great strides in these areas). We are currently reviewing sponsorships and partners for the 2002-2003 season. The ECRHA is not-for-profit and run completely by volunteers, most of whom are student roller hockey players themselves. What we have accomplished and built on our own so far is an amazing success story in itself. We are also very community focused and believe completely that giving to your community is the key to success and support. Our journey has been a tough one, but we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Your children can now play roller hockey in college.
The ECRHA has been building a program for the past 5 years to organize and promote the growth, acceptance, and programming of roller hockey in college; a struggling sport on its own, sadly still treated like 'poor man's ice hockey', or 'ice hockey on wheels'. The ECRHA and CRHL are integral organizations in the movement to get colleges to recognize the sport and offer this worthwhile opportunity to their students, with intramurals, clubs, scholarships, and ultimately and possibly becoming an NCAA sanction. Currently the teams are operated under the guidelines of Club Sports within their schools. While some of the colleges do, sadly a majority of them do not recognize, aid, or support their college roller hockey team.
Brian Lutwick Benefit
This weekend, Skate Safe is hosting a benefit fundraiser in honor of Brian Lutwick of Merrick Long Island. Brian, an 18-year-old freshman and avid hockey player was attending Syracuse University and also worked at Skate Safe. After a sudden situation, prayers were answered as Brian received a new heart last week. Brian's father has told me that prognosis is good and doctors think Brian might be back on the surface in 6 months! Brian - You definitely have the heart of a champ! ALL PROCEEDS from this event are being donated. Skate Safe is donating all the rink time and concession sales as well. Please attend and consider making a donation. Also, if you are not an organ donor, please consider and notify a family member or DMV of your intentions. TEAM ECRHA, the ECRHA Selects, Suffolk Community College and SUNY Farmingdale, will all be participating in the competition this weekend. Best of luck to you guys! Breitel and Rabatin will be coaching the ECRHA Teams.
The ECRHA is a proud Member Organization of CRHL and stands behind CRHL as reorganization continues to bring the best programs current and further develop member and university relations. CRHL will start the season off right with the release of a new website shortly. CRHL Nationals will be hosted this year by the ECRHA (April 2003).
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