The 2nd Annual Vegas Double Down Shootout was a tremendous success, especially given the numerous obstacles that were encountered along the way!! As a result, future participation in the event, as well as in our Sin City Shootout event (February) will continue to grow. Thank you to all who were able to make the trip!! Special congrats to the following:
Champions - Falco Steeler (Toronto, ON)
Finalists - SBL (Los Angeles, CA)
MVG - Tony Iozzo (Falco Steelers)
MVP - Adriane Oliva (Falco Steelers)
MVP - Noel Fitzpatrick (SBL)
Champions - Gen Y (Garden Grove, CA)
Finalists - Heartbreakers (North America)
MVG - Robert Ramirez (Gen Y)
MVP - Adam Wodach (Gen Y)
MVP - Josh Helbers (Heartbreakers)
MVP - John Clark (Heartbreakers)
Team/player stats can be found at the tournament website (www.socalhockeyevents.com). Further information about this and other events will also be posted on our Facebook Groups. Again, thank you to all who were able to make it to this year's Double Down Shootout!!!
Hope you have a safe trip to Las Vegas........it is going to be a fun weekend for all!!
Couple of quick things in preparation for the event:
Balance of registration dues owed must be paid in full (cash) prior to your team's first game of the tournament.
- No alcohol on the premises without the rink owner's consent.
- All participants must complete the team roster/waiver form prior to stepping on the rink.
- Teams must check-in 45 minutes prior to their first game.
- BE PREPARED........if we are running ahead of schedule, as with our events in the past, we will start games earlier than advertised. This may be the result of a mercy game earlier in the day, games running smoothly with no delays/injuries, or any other of a number of variables/situations.......outside of the first game each day, games may start early.
- Locker rooms will be assigned........please check the posted schedule to see what room your teams is assigned each game. Teams already occupying a locker MUST vacate said locker by the the start of the second period of the game following theirs. No exceptions.....please be courteous as the lockers are shared by everyone throughout the event.
- Abuse of officials, excessive stick play and/or fighting will not be tolerated.
- We have once again had to tweak the schedule........please see below for final version (barring emergency). Please note playoff start time changes (Sunday)......and a couple of games have changed.
We will be posted updates on the event Facebook Group and via Twitter on the event website.
Again, have a safe trip and I look forward to seeing all of you for a great weekend of ball hockey and Vegas fun!!
5-Sep 7:00 PM Rec Gen Y v Mayhem
5-Sep 7:50 PM Rec Can-Am Heartbreakers v LVSH Ace Holes
5-Sep 8:40 PM Open Falco Steelers v Can-Am Chiefs
5-Sep 9:30 PM Open SBL v Central City Zombies
6-Sep 8:00 AM Rec Can-Am Heartbreakers v Gen Y
6-Sep 8:50 AM Rec Mayhem v GBA
6-Sep 9:40 AM Open Falco Steelers v Can-Am Misfits
6-Sep 10:30 AM Open SBL v Can-Am Chiefs
6-Sep 11:20 AM Open Central City Zombies v JTT
6-Sep 12:10 PM Rec Can-Am Heartbreakers v GBA
6-Sep 1:00 PM Rec LVSH Ace Holes v Gen Y
6-Sep 1:50 PM Open JTT v Falco Steelers
6-Sep 2:40 PM Open Can-Am Misfits v SBL
6-Sep 3:30 PM Open Can-Am Chiefs v Central City Zombies
6-Sep 4:20 PM Rec Mayhem v LVSH Ace Holes
6-Sep 5:10 PM Rec GBA v Gen Y
6-Sep 6:00 PM Open Can-Am Misfits v JTT
7-Sep 7:00 AM Open Quarters 4 v 5
7-Sep 7:50 AM Open Quarters 3 v 6
7-Sep 8:40 AM Rec Quarters 4 v 5
7-Sep 9:30 AM Open Semis 1 v Low
7-Sep 10:20 AM Open Semis 2 v High
7-Sep 11:10 AM Rec Semis 2 v 3
7-Sep 12:00 PM Rec Semis 1 v 4/5
7-Sep 12:50 PM Open Finals
7-Sep 1:40 PM Rec Finals
Registration is wrapping up for the Vegas Double Down Shootout to be held on Sept. 5-7, 2014. Teams, small groups and individual players are welcome. If interested, please contact me ASAP so that we can get you squared away for the event.
Division to include Rec/Rec+, A/B/C and Masters 35U.
Looking forward to another great even in Las Vegas, Nevada!!
Our second weekend of the 9th Annual Sin City Shootout has come to a close. It was a fantastic weekend of hockey spent with even more of our friends in the greater ball hockey community. The competition and quality of hockey were only surpassed by the strong sense of community one can only hope to see when bringing together so many teams from so many regions across North America. It was a amazing weekend across the board...punctuated by several upsets throughout the playoffs and capped off by three incredible finals match-ups (last game of the event came down to a shootout to decide the D Division Champion)!!
So many people to thank......captains, officials, players, the LVRHC crew, our volunteers, photographers and video specialist......the list is long and the appreciation for each and every person involved in the event is sincerely deep!! Thanks to everyone who was able to be a part of the 2014 Sin City Shootout......the reason our sport is so amazing is because of you, and EVERYONE ELSE in the greater ball hockey community, whose love and passion elevate our sport to something beyond recreational hockey..........to something truly special that only those who play can understand!! We are blessed to be a part of the greater ball hockey community....thank you!!
Special congrats to the following teams/players who had an outstanding event suring weekend #2:
Champions: Hot & Phat
Finalists: Go Commando
MVG: Dean Nygaard, Hot & Phat
MVP: #10 Guy Lafleur, Hot & Phat
MVP: #33 Vanessa Wong, Go Commando
Champions: Ballz Deep
Finalists: Team Chicago
MVG: Nelson Arruda, Ballz Deep
MVP: #5 Scott Neummann, Ballz Deep
MVP: Bill Jacques, G, Team Chicago
Champions: Tirecraft Studs
MVG: Shaun Tarnowsky, Tirecraft Studs
MVP: #6 Scott Drummond, Misfits
MVP: #24 Shaun Jeannotte, Tirecraft Studs
MVP: Dennis Smithson, G, Misfits
We look forward to doing this all over again this September (Double-Down Shootout) and next February (10 Annual Sin City Shootout). Take care and play hockey!!
Ballhawgs 6 - Hawks 2 (to play Tirecraft Studs in semis)
Misfits 3 - Samsquanches 2 (to play Red Dragons in Semis)
Zooperstars 1 - Heartbreakers 0 (to play Hot & Phat in semis)
Team Niagara 1 - Sugar Bears 0 (to play Go Commando in semis)