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Harball Hockey's Grand Finale - 2004 National Hardball Championships

2004 National Hardball Hockey Championships, Burlington, WA, Friday, July 16, 2004

 

Tom Hughes

July 29, 2004

 

2004 National Roller Hockey Championships

Friday, July 16, 2004

The 2004 National Hardball Hockey Championships came to an exciting end in Burlington, Washington on Friday, July 16th with a very thrilling and well fought game for first place in the World Class Men's Division. The Warriors, from Olympia, Washington overcame the challenge from the Rolling Phantoms of Boyertown, Pennsylvania, to become the National Champions. This was a quick moving, well executed, competitive game that went right down to the final whistle. Even though the Rolling Phantoms put up quite a fight, the speed and execution of plays from the Warriors helped them to hold off the attack by the Rolling Phantoms. This was another game that was very exciting and entertaining for the spectators. Congratulations to the Olympia Warriors for a very well played tournament.

The final results for the Bronze Division include: 3rd Place-the Loggers from Burlington, WA; 2nd Place-the Hurricanes #2 from Beremerton, WA; and 1st Place-the Thunderbirds from Utica, NY. MVP for the Bronze Division went to Bill Schmelcher from Utica, NY with 14 goals and 7 assists, and the Best Goalie Award went to Alfonso Davis from Utica, NY with 8 goals against.

The final results for the Silver Division include: 3rd Place-the Can-Am from Washington; 2nd Place-Salt Lake City, UT; 1st Place-the Hurricanes from Bremerton, WA. MVP for the Silver Division went to Jim Trussell from Salt Lake City, UT with 3 goals and 2 assists, and the Best Goalie Award went to Patrick Hird from the Can-Am with 4 gaols against.

The final results for the World Class Men's Division include: 3rd Place-the Raiders from Cumberland, MD; 2nd Place-the Rolling Phantoms from Boyertown, PA; 1st Place-the Warriors from Olympia, WA. MVP for the World Class Division went to Gustavo Arevalo from Lubbock, TX with 15 goals and 7 assists, and the Best Goalie Award went to Bill Mahay from Bremerton, WA with 12 goals against.

Friday's game results were:

Bronze Division:
Hurricanes #2, Bremerton, WA - 2, Thunderbirds, Utica, NY - 5
Sno-Devils, Alaska - 4, Loggers, Burlington, WA - 4
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA - 4, Raiders, Cumberland, MD - 3

Silver Men's Division:
Salt Lake City, UT - 2, Hurricanes, Bremerton, WA - 3

World Class Men's Division:
Cretins, OR - 0, Americans, CA - 5
Hurricanes, Bremerton, WA - 7, Redwood City, CA - 1
Raiders, Cumberland, MD - 6, Colts, Lubbock, TX - 4
Rolling Phantoms, Boyertown, PA - 3, Warriors, Olympia, WA - 5

The Conclusion of Junior and Ladies Divisions - Hardball Hockey Championships

2004 National Hardball Hockey Championships - Burlington, WA Thursday, July 15, 2004

 

Tom Hughes

July 29, 2004

 

2004 National Roller Hockey Championships

Thursday, July 15, 2004

The Junior Division and the Ladies Division concluded today. Final results in the Junior Division include: 3rd Place-the Warriors from Olympia, Washington; 2nd Place-the Hurricanes #1 from Bremerton, Washington; 1st Place-Chowchilla, California. MVP for the Junior Division was Nick Robinson, from Chowchilla, CA with 11 goals and 2 assists. The Best Goalie Award went to Nick Phelan from Chowchilla, Ca with 7 goals against. The final results for the Ladies Division were: 3rd Place was the Hurricanes #2 from Bremerton, WA; 2nd Place was the Thunderbirds from Utica, NY; 1st Place was the Hurricanes #1 from Bremerton, WA; MVP for the Ladies Division went to Heather Acquaviva from Utica, NY with 12 goals and 1 assist. The Best Goalie Award went to Danielle Walters form Hurricanes #1 with 2 goals against.

The game results for Thursday were:

Junior Division:
Hurricanes #2, Bremerton, WA - 0, Chowchilla, CA - 8
Raiders, Cumberland, MD - 1, Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA - 3

Ladies Division:
Sno-Devils, Alaska - 0, Thunderbirds, Utica,NY - 10
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA - 5, Chowchilla, CA - 1

Bronze Division:
Warriors, Olympia, WA - 3, Thunderbirds, Utica, NY - 8
Sno-Devils, Alaska - 2, Raiders, Cumberland, MD - 3
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA - 3, Loggers, Burlington, WA - 5

Silver Men's Division:
Warriors, Olympia, WA - 3, Can-Am, WA - 4

World Class Men's Division:
Cretins, OR - 0, Raiders, Cumberland, MD - 8
Hurricanes, Bremerton, WA - 1, Rolling Phantoms, Boyertown, PA - 4
Colts, Lubbock, TX - 3, Redwood City, CA - 5
Americans, CA - 1, Warriors, Olympia, WA - 7
Cretins, OR - 1, Hurricanes, Bremerton, WA - 7
Americans, CA - 3, Raiders, Cumberland, MD - 8
Rolling Phantoms, Boyertown, PA - 8, Redwood City, CA - 2
Warriors, Olympia, WA - 4, Colts, Lubbock, TX - 3

2004 National Hardball Hockey Recap for Wednesday, July 13

2004 National Hardball Hockey Championships

 

Tom Hughes

July 15, 2004

 

2004 National Roller Hockey Championships

Burlington, Washington

The Freshman Division played out to an end on Wednesday, July 13, 2004. The final results were: 3rd Place was the Raiders from Cumberland, Maryland; 2nd Place was the Thunderbirds from Utica, NY; and 1st Place was the Hurricanes from Bremerton, Washington. MVP honors for the Division went to Shawn Schmelcher from Utica, NY with 29 goals and 1 assist. The Best Goalie Award went to Derrick Barger from Bremerton, WA with 7 goals against.

The Results from Wednesday were:

Freshman Division:
Hurricanes #2, WA - 2, Warriors, WA - 5
Cumberland, MD - 2, Thunderbirds, NY - 8
Hurricanes #2, WA - 1, Sno-Devils, Alaska - 0
Thunderbirds, NY - 6, Warriors, WA - 2
Cumberland, MD - 5, Hurricanes #1, WA - 5

Junior Division:
Chowchilla, CA - 4, Warriors, WA - 0

Ladies Division:
Sno-Devils, Alaska - 3, Hurricanes #2, WA - 5
Hurricanes #2, WA - 2, Thunderbirds, NY - 8

Bronze Division:
Thunderbirds, NY - 2, Sno-Devils, Alaska - 0
Cumberland, MD - 3, Hurricanes #2, WA - 6
Loggers, WA - 2, Warriors, WA - 1

World Class Men's Division:
Cretins. OR - 1, Warriors, WA - 5
Americans, WA - 4, Hurricanes, WA - 3
Raiders, MD - 3, Redwood City, CA - 1
Boyertown, PA - 6, Colts, TX - 1
Cretins, OR - 1, Boyertown, PA - 9
Raiders, MD - 3, Warriors, WA - 5
Hurricanes, WA - 4, Colts, TX - 3
Americans, WA - 6, Redwood City, CA - 2

PeeWee Divisions Wrap Up Contending at the Hardball Hockey Nationals

2004 National Hardball Hockey Championships - Results for Tuesday, July 13

 

Tom Hughes

July 14, 2004

 

The Pee Wee and Midget Divisions finished up their portion of the 2004 National Hardball Roller Hockey Tournament in dramatic fashion with a first ever tie for First Place. The final placements for Pee Wee were; 3rd Place went to the Red Dogs from Hoquiam, Washington and the tie for 1st Place went to the Hurricanes from Bremerton, Washington and the Loggers from Burlington, Washington.

MVP for the Pee Wee Division was Brandt Johnson from the Loggers with nine goals and one assist and the best goalie was Bobby Watrous from the Hurricanes with five goals against. The final placements for the Midget Division were; 3rd Place was the Hurricanes #2 from Bremerton, Washington, 2nd Place was the Loggers from Burlington, Washington, and 1st Place went to the Hurricanes #1 also from Bremerton. MVP for the Midget Division was Tyler Jesiel from Hurricanes #1 with 6goals and 1 assist and the Best Goalie Award went to Ryland Paval from the Hurricanes #1 with 3 goals against. The results from the rest of Tuesdays games are:

Pee Wee Division:
Loggers, Burlington, WA - 2, Hurricanes, Bremerton, WA- 1;
Red Dogs, Hoquiam, W- 2, Loggers, Burlington, WA - 4

Midget Division:
Hurricanes #2, Bremerton-0, Hurricanes #1, Bremerton-8;
Hurricanes #2, Bremerton-0, Loggers, Burlington-6

Junior Division:
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton-4, Warriors, Olympia-2

Ladies Division:
Rollin Tuff, Chowchilla, CA-2, Hurricanes #2,Bremerton-4;
Thunderbirds, Utica, NY-0; Hurricanes, Bremerton-4

Bronze Division:
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton-8, Sno-Devils, Alaska-4;
Thunderbirds, NY-5, Loggers, WA-2;
Raiders, Cumberland, MD-0, Warriors, WA-2;
Loggers, WA-3, Raiders, MD-0;
Warriors, WA-1, Hurricanes, WA-3;
Sno-Devils, AK-2, Hurricanes #2, WA-4

Men's Division:
Warriors, WA-1, Salt Lake City, UT-2
World Class Men's Division:
Cretins, OR-0, Colts, TX-8;
Warriors, WA-7, Redwood City, CA-0;
Americans, WA-2, Boyertown, PA-6;
Hurricanes, WA-0, Raiders, MD-4

The 2004 National Hardball Hockey Championships Kick Off with Intense Competition

The 2004 National Hardball Hockey Championships - Burlington, Wash.

 

Tom Hughes

July 13, 2004

 

2004 National Roller Hockey Championships The 2004 National Roller Hockey Championships got underway in Burlington, Washington on Sunday, July 11th with a day full of highly competitive games in all seven divisions and culminating with a well planned Opening Ceremony. The results of the first days games are:

Pee Wee:
Red Dogs Hoquiam,WA 1 Loggers Burlington,WA 7
Hurricanes, Bremerton, WA 8 Red Dogs, WA 0
Midget:
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA 9 Loggers, Burlington, WA 2
Loggers, Burlington WA 6 Hurricanes #2, Bremerton, WA 1

Freshman:
Thunderbirds, Utica, NY 2 Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA 6
Sno-Devils, Anchorage, AK 2 Warriors, Olympia, WA 5
Raiders, Cumberland, MD 6 Hurricanes #2,Bremerton, WA 1
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA 8 Sno-Devils, Anchorage, AK 0

Ladies:
Rollin Tuff, Chowchilla, CA 4 Sno-Devils, Anchorage, AK 3
Hurricanes #2, Bremerton, WA 1 Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA 6

Bronze:
Raiders, Cumberland, MD 1 Thunderbirds, Utica, NY 9
Hurricanes #1, Bremerton, WA 3 Hurricanes #2, Bremerton, WA 4

Senior Men Silver:
Salt Lake City 3 Can-Am, Linden, WA 3

The Opening Ceremonies, with Master of Ceremonies - Jim Stevenson, began with a U.S. Navy Color Guard presenting the Flag, followed with a great performance of the National Anthem by Donna Baldwin. The 1969 National Roller Hockey Championship Team, which just happened to be from Burlington, Washington, was introduced and then members of the past and current Junior, Ladies, and Men's United States World Teams were presented. The speakers for the Ceremonies included: the Director of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Dick Irwin and the Executive Director of USA Roller Sports, George Kolibaba.

The Opening Ceremonies were followed with an exhibition game between Team Canada and Klamath Falls, Oregon, with the Canadians winning 5-0. The Ceremonies and exhibition game were a perfect ending to the first day of the Championships.

The second day of the 2004 National Roller Hockey Championships in Burlington, Washington featured a fast paced fierce competitive battle between the Warriors from Olympia, Wash. and the Hurricanes from Bremerton, Wash. This was the one game everyone was planning to watch during the tournament, and it turned out to be even more exciting and close than anticipated. The teams battled for 40 minutes, which seemed to go by too fast for the spectators, and ended up in a 3-3 tie. The spectators hope both teams win all of their remaining games, which would place them in a sudden death playoff game at the end of the week. This would be a great way to end our week of National competition.

The results of Monday's Games are:

Pee Wee:
Loggers, WA 2 Hurricanes, WA 4
Red Dogs, WA 1 Hurricanes, WA 4

Midget:
Hurricanes #2, WA 1 Hurricanes #1, WA 7
Hurricanes #1, WA 9 Loggers, WA 1

Freshman:
Sno-Devils, AK 2 Thunderbirds, NY 8
Warriors, WA 2 Raiders, MD 3
Hurricanes #1, WA 7 Hurricanes #2, WA 1
Sno-Devils, AK 0 Raiders, MD 6

Ladies:
Thunderbirds, NY 3 Rollin Tuff, CA 3
Hurricanes #1, WA 8 Sno-Devils, AK 0

Bronze:
Thunderbirds, NY 5 Hurricanes #1, WA 4
Warriors, WA 3 Sno-Devils, AK 3
Loggers, WA 3 Hurricanes #2, WA 3

Senior Men Silver:
Hurricanes, WA 5 Warriors, WA 3
Senior Men World Class:
Americans, WA 4 Colts, Lubbock, TX 4
Hurricanes, WA 3 Warriors, WA 3 Raiders, MD 1
Boyertown, PA 6 Cretins, OR 3 Redwood City, CA 8