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July 06, 2008 to July 11, 2008

Results Sunday, July 6th

The 48th annual U.S. National Hardball Roller Hockey Championships is being held

July 5th through July 11th at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica New York. The “Aud” as it is called here is a very nice large facility, with enough room for everyone to enjoy the competition. Along with teams in eight different divisions from all over the country vying for a National Championships a selection camp for the USA Ladies Team will be held along with nightly exhibition games between the World Class Men’s Teams and a guest Spanish Club from Spain. Day one started early, six o’clock, for the Pee Wee Divisions, followed by the rest of the Divisions and ending with an exhibition game between the Men’s Team USA and The Spanish Team. It was a full day of competition and getting reacquainted with old friends and team mates.

The results from Day one were:


Pee Wee Division:                          Junior Division:

Decatur def Salt Lake City, 8-5       Cumberland def Bremerton, 6-1

Lubbock def Utica, 9-2                  Utica def Decatur, 10-8

Cumberland def Ft. Smith, 9-2                                        

Lubbock def Salt Lake City, 10-0   Ladies Division:

Decatur def Ft. Smith, 9-6               Bremerton def Salt Lake City, 7-5

Cumberland def Utica, 8-5

                                                     Bronze Division

Midget Division:                            Utica def Cumberland, 5-2

Lubbock def Cumberland  9-4        Burlington def Decatur, 7-2

Boyertown def Decatur  5-1

                                                     Silver Division:

Freshman Division:                        Boyertown tied Bremerton #1, 3-3

Bremerton def Utica, 2-1                Bremerton #2 def Utica, 6-3

Cumberland def Ft. Smith, 5-4                                

Ft. Smith def Utica, 10-5                World Class Division

Cumberland def Decatur, 5-2         Spanish Club Team def Team USA, 4-1


Day two tomorrow will also have an early start at 6:00.  Good luck to all the competitors.

Results Monday, July 7th

Day two of the 48th U.S. National Hardball Roller Hockey Championships being held at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York got off to another early start. With games starting at 6:30am and continuing to 11:30pm this would be a completely full day of  exciting and competitive roller hockey. The Spanish Club played another game against the USA World Class Men’s Team from Cumberland, Maryland.


The results from July 7th, 2008 were:


Pee Wee Division:                                Ladies Division:

Lubbock, TX def Cumberland, MD, 6-2  Utica Tied Salt Lake City, 2-2

Salt Lake City def Ft. Smith, AR 9-5       Bremerton def Decatur, 3-1

Utica, NY def Decatur, TX, 6-2               Utica def Decatur, 11-2


                                                            Bronze Division:

Midget Division:                                   Salt Lake City def Cumberland, 10-0

Boyertown, PA def Lubbock TX, 3-2      Decatur def Utica, 3-1

Cumberland, MD def Decatur, TX, 5-2    Salt Lake City def Decatur, 6-0

Boyertown def Cumberland, 4-1            Burlington, WA Tied Utica, 2-2

Lubbock def Decatur, 10-3

                                                            Silver Division:

Freshman Division:                               Bremerton #2 def Bremerton #1, 4-1

Bremerton def Ft. Smith, 5-1                  Boyertown Tied San Angelo, TX, 3-3

Utica def Decatur, 10-2                                             

                                                           World Class Division:

Junior Division:                                    Bremerton, def Utica, 6-3

Cumberland def Decatur, 7-2                Burlington, WA def Boyertown, PA, 7-1

Utica def Bremerton, 8-6                       Club Spain def Cumberland, MD, 4-2


Good Luck tomorrow to all of the competitors!!

Results Tuesday, July 8th

The Pee Wee Division of the 48th National Hardball Roller Hockey Championships came to an exciting end on day three. The competition is getting fierce and the Teams are beginning to fall into their respective places. Today featured the debut of the Utica Lunatics Roller Derby Team during opening ceremonies. It was quite interesting to watch and it gained a lot of attention for roller skating. The results from Tuesday were:


Pee Wee Division:                              Ladies Division:

Ft. Smith def Utica, 5-3                       Salt Lake City def Decatur, 3-0

Cumberland def Salt Lake City, 10-0   Bremerton def Utica, 7-1

Lubbock def Decatur, 10-0

Salt Lake City tied Utica, 5-5              Silver Division:

Cumberland def Decatur, 10-3            San Angelo, TX Tied Bremerton #2, 2-2

Lubbock def Ft. Smith, 10-0                Utica Tied Boyertown, PA, 4-4


Midget Division:                                 World Class Division:

Boyertown def Decatur, 6-0                 Cumberland def Boyertown, 7-6

Cumberland def Lubbock, 4-3 OT        Olympia def Bremerton, 6-2

                                                          Decatur def Utica, 6-2

Freshman Division:                                                    

Bremerton def Decatur, 11-1                Pee Wee Division Placements:

Cumberland def Utica, 5-2                  1st Place-Lubbock, TX

                                                          2nd Place-Cumberland, MD

Junior Division:                                   3rd Place-Decatur, TX

Utica def Cumberland, 7-5

Bremerton Tied Decatur, 3-3


The Midget and Freshman Divisions will finish tomorrow. Good Luck to all of the Players.

Results Wednesday, July 9th

At the end of day four of the 2008 U.S. National Hardball Roller Hockey Championships, being held in Utica, New York, two more Divisions finished up their competition and the games are heating up for the remaining Divisions. The rest of the Divisions will finish all of their matches tomorrow except for the World Class Division, which will end on Friday morning. The results from day four are:


Midget Division:                              Bronze Division:

Lubbock def Decatur, 10-0               Burlington def Salt Lake City, 4-3

Boyertown def Cumberland, 7-3        Decatur def Cumberland, 3-2


Freshman Division:                           Silver Division:

Bremerton def Cumberland, 2-1         Bremerton #2 def Boyertown, 4-1

Decatur def Utica, 10-3                     San Angelo def Utica, 3-0


Junior Division:                                 World Class:

Utica def Decatur, 11-3                     Bremerton def Boyertown, 6-4

Cumberland def Bremerton, 4-3         Cumberland def Utica, 4-1

                                                        Spain def Decatur, 13-0

Ladies Division:                               Cumberland def Bremerton, 8-2

Bremerton def Decatur, 9-0               Spain def Boyertown, 8-2

Salt Lake City def Utica, 10-0           Olympia def Decatur, 5-2

Utica def Decatur, 10-3


The Final Placements were:


Pee Wee Division:                       Midget Division:

1st Place-Lubbock, TX                 1st Place-Boyertown, PA

2nd Place-Cumberland, MD          2nd Place-Cumberland, MD

3rd Place-Decatur, TX                  3rd Place-Lubbock, TX

 MVP-Steven Gage Price, Lubbock  MVP-Chris Merkel, Boyertown

           26 Goals, 1 Assist                      16 Goals, 2 Assists

  MVP Goalie-Brody Goswick, Lubbock    MVP-Goalie-Conner Cox,

                       4 Goals Against                   Boyertown 7 Goals Against




Freshman Division:

1st Place-Bremerton, WA

2nd Place-Cumberland, MD     

3rd Place-Ft. Smith, AR

MVP- Riley Derany, Bremerton, 11 Goals

MVP Goalie-Leonard Burnett, Bremerton, 4 Goals Against

Results Thursday, July 10th

Today, Thursday July 10th,  is the fifth and final full day of competition for the 48th National Hardball Roller Hockey Championships being held at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York. All of the divisions will finish out today except for the World Class, which will run half a day tomorrow, followed by a two hour training session for Team USA, then a game with the Spanish Club and Team USA. The results for today were:


Junior Division:                            Silver Division:

Bremerton def Decatur, 3-1           San Angelo def Bremerton 2, 5-2

Cumberland def Utica, 8-5           Bremerton 1 def Utica, 4-1


Ladies Division:                            World Class Division:

Bremerton def Salt Lake City, 3-2   Boyertown def Utica, 9-5

Ladies Team USA def Boyertown, 5-4  Decatur def Bremerton, 7-2

                                                         Spain def Olympia, 4-2

Bronze Division:                            Decatur def Cumberland, 5-1

Salt Lake City def Utica, 3-2          Spain def Bremerton, 6-4

Burlington, WA def Cumberland, 4-0    Olympia def Utica, 9-3

The Final Placements for the following Divisions are:


Junior Division:                            Silver Division:

1st Place- Cumberland, MD           1st Place-San Angelo, TX

2nd Place- Utica, NY                     2nd Place- Bremerton 2, WA

3rd Place- Bremerton, WA              3rd Place-Bremerton 1, WA

MVP-Shawn Schmelcher, Utica      MVP-Gwen Catledge, Bremerton 2                                                                                                     

           35 Goals                           7 Goals, 1 Assist

MVP Goalie-Ross Herrlinger, Cumberland  MVP Goalie-Logan Brewer,

                      14 Goals Against                San Angelo, 7 Goals Against


                                                                Ladies Division:

Bronze Division:                                      1st Place- Bremerton, WA

1st Place- Burlington, WA                         2nd Place- Salt Lake City, UT

2nd Place- Salt Lake City                          3rd Place- Utica, NY

3rd Place- Decatur, TX                              MVP- Ceilidh Sligh, Bremerton

MVP-Hirum Molloy, Salt Lake City               14 Goals 1 Assist

          9 goals, 3 Assists                          MVP Goalie-Danielle Walter, Bremerton

MVP Goalie-Christy Trussell, Salt Lake City Sofie Grinan, Utica

 6 Goals Against                                                  9 Goals Against

Results Friday, July 11th

The 48th National Hardball Roller Hockey Championships, held in Utica, New York came to an end on Friday, July 11th. All of the new National Champions have been crowned and everyone has departed for home for some R & R except the USA Men’s and USA Ladies Teams, both of which have the World Championships coming up in October. Friday was only a half day to finish up the World Class Division and conduct a training camp for the Men’s USA Team. The final results for today were:


World Class Division:                     Ladies Division:

Spain def Utica, 9-7                        Utica tied Ladies Team USA, 4-4

Decatur def Boyertown, 5-3

Olympia def Cumberland, 7-4


The standings for the World Class Division are:

1st Place-Olympia, WA

2nd Place-Decatur, TX

3rd Place-Cumberland, MD

MVP- Josh Englund, Olympia, 10 Goals and 5 Assists

MVP Goalie- Brian Stallman, Olympia, 12 Goals against


Also, the Hardball Roller Hockey Player of the Year is  Brian Stallman! Congratulations Brian for a job well done. For our faithful and excellent Team of Referees, thanks for another job well done. A GREAT BIG Thank You to Kathy Crooks and Linda McNeel our statisticians and time keepers. A Thank you also to Bill Sisson, the hardball committee, and Bill Schmelcher, his family, friends, volunteers and staff for a good Championship Venue. I hope to see all of you next year.