Off and Rolling!!
What a start to another amazing event! It's always a pleasure to be back here at the Taylor Sportsplex, and now with the merger of TORHS America and 2Hot4Ice, this is by far the most electric atmosphere this arena has ever seen.
There's so much that I want to talk about this week, the initial blog could be 10 pages long, but I'll keep things short and sweet on this one.
We've already had 11 one goal games, 5 of those going to a shootout. The competition is so tight, that every division is literally a coin flip. A couple of "upsets" as deemed by the masses have already happened most notably the Tour Jr Mudcats downing the Mission Bauer Honeybaked Rollin' Hogs 6-5 in Peewee AAA.
We've also had our first NHL sighting this weekend as Zack Kassian of the Vancouver Canucks is skating with Belle River Extreme in the Men's Gold division. He's a little rusty on his skates, but look out when he let's the puck go.....insane release!
Sponsor row is always one of my favorite places to chat with people over the course of the week. This year we really knocked it out of the park with some amazing displays from Alkali, Labeda, Revision, Mission, Vaughn/Eagle, and Tour. Make sure you stop by and Chat with those guys about their knew product, there's some amazing stuff hitting the shelves this fall.
Also make sure that you check out our youtube page that will be up shortly. 2013 we are debuting TORHS2Hot TV, George Brown and Itan Chavira are taking video footage from a ton of games this week, and will be doing highlight shows, interviews, and recaps every day. The set that we have this year is outstanding, and you'll get a ton of information by watching those shows!
If you're playing this week, make sure to stop by registration and pick up some Skills and 2 on 2 information, we've got some amazing prizes this year including Alkali Hockey sticks, Labeda and Revision wheels, and custom Tour Hockey gloves that we'll be giving away.
Keep up to date on all the scores and stats by visiting our Nationals North Scores and Schedules tab on the top of our site.
Thanks for reading, and we'll see you all at the rink soon!