NATIONAL TEAMS: WHAT’S IMPORTANT

When the U.S. team won the gold medal at the World Jr. (under-20) Ball Hockey Championships in 2006 at Aosta, Italy, there was no secret to our success. I coached the team, but I make no claim to brilliance. We won because we had the best U.S. players available. Of our first 20 choices, we […]

2014 PENGUINS YOUTH CUP RESULTS!

Twenty-three teams and 207 players participated in the Penguins Youth Cup street hockey tournament March 8-9 at District 2 rink, Banksville. The District 2 rink is part of the Penguins’ Project Power Play! Results were:   Penguin (7-9 year-old; 5 teams) Final: Murrysville A 5, Jr. DekRats 0 Semifinals: Murrysville A 8, Brookline 0 Jr. […]

2014 MID-WEST REGIONAL RESULTS!

Street Hockey USA hosted the annual Mid-West Regional tournament Feb. 8-9 at Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena, Scottdale. Thirty-eight teams and over 550 players participated. Results were: Adult Rec Street (20 teams) Final: Penn Hills 2, American Lite (Cranberry) 0 Semifinals: Penn Hills 4, Reservoir Dogs (Lancaster) 2 American Lite 1, Top Flight (Penn Hills) […]

2014 STREET HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS!

Street Hockey USA presents: Two great dek/ball/street hockey tournaments for 2014! February 8-9: Mid-West Regional at Hot Shots Indoor Arena, Mt. Pleasant, PA (just east of Pittsburgh). Divisions: Men’s B & Rec. Cost: Just $525 per team. U.S. funds only!!! Three games guaranteed per team. Prizes awarded to each member of championship teams. Team trophies awarded to […]

2014 ROLLER HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS!

MARK MADDEN PRESENTS: 2014 MID-WEST REGIONAL ROLLER TOURNAMENT!!! FEB. 8-9 at HOT SHOTS INDOOR ARENA, Mt. Pleasant, PA (near Pittsburgh). Divisions: Puck A & Puck B. All players must be 16 or older. Cost: $500 per team. Minimum roster is six, maximum is 12. Three games guaranteed per team. Prizes will be given to each member […]

2013 LEMIEUX FOUNDATION 4×4 RESULTS!

Forty-two teams and 378 players participated in the Lemieux Foundation 4×4 tournament Oct. 4-6 at Collier Park Dekhockey, Oakdale. Results were: Penguin (7-9 year-old; 10 teams) Final: Warriors Black 2, Warriors Gold 1 (shootout) Third-place game: Murrysville 4, Sharks Gold 2 Semifinals: Warriors Black 3, Murrysville 2 Warriors Gold 1, Sharks Gold 0 (shootout) Quarterfinals: […]

2013 FALL CLASSIC RESULTS!

Street Hockey USA hosted the annual Fall Classic tournament Sept. 14-15 at Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena, Scottdale. Thirty-one teams and over 450 players participated. Results were: Adult B street (8 teams) Final: Arsenal (Penn Hills) 5, Four Aces (Philadelphia) 0 Semifinals: Four Aces 2, Fusion Killer B’s (Buffalo) 1 (shootout) Arsenal 4, Stars & […]

TYSON LAJOIE (3.24.86-7.26.13)

I coached Tyson Lajoie in the 2004 and 2006 World Junior Championships. He was one of my favorite players ever. Tyson was always respectful. He always called me “coach,” even for years after. Tyson did what he was told, but created on top of that. He sensed when it was time to color outside the […]

REFEREES: WHAT MATTERS

Referees are the most important facet of any street hockey business, whether you run leagues or tournaments. Referees are the most direct conduit to your customers. THE REFEREES REPRESENT YOU. Your business will be largely judged by how customers perceive your referees. Yet, I’ve never seen any situation mangled more consistently. MANGLED. It’s hard to […]

2013 STREET HOCKEY USA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS!

An all-time high of 48 teams (over 750 players) participated in the 18th annual Street Hockey USA National Championships at RMU Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh. Results were: Adult B Street (10 teams) Final: Stars & Snipez (Pittsburgh) 4, Team Niagara (Ontario) 2 Semifinals: Stars & Snipez 4, Empire (Murrysville, Pa.) 1 Team Niagara 5, […]