24. November 2010 05:18
StateWars or WWIII
For those of you that haven’t heard about this amazing event here is a little sum-up…all players on a team must reside in that particular area (state) ~ That’s it and that’s what makes it fun. Teams compete in typical tournament fashion however there is much more going on off the rink. Interstate and neighboring state rivalries build and both players and fans feed off of each other as the energy in the building blows through the roof.
StateWars Hockey takes a different approach than others (in our opinion). The attention to detail Timmy and his staff takes in running this event is what makes it so much fun for all and a great closer for the regular inline season. From All-Stars to Team North America / Skills Competition to Award Presentations every aspect is top notch. This notoriety has spread and the addition of not only Canadian teams but European teams are slowly on the rise.
This year the introduction of a cash prize “PRO” level division enticed a handful of elite players to come out and represent their state proudly. You had players, just 1-week prior, playing on the same team in an International Competition…now they are competing against each other - now they are enemies. Team CA Mission Axiom in the end took top honors in this division bringing back a huge chunk of hardware and some “pennies” to boot.
For more information go to www.statewarsrollerhockey.com