Friday is almost upon us; but this is no ordinary Friday. This is THE Friday!
IW hit 10,000 Likes on Facebook! To thank all of our loyal supporters, we’re giving away a free hockey stick of your choice. Wait, what? Yep, the winner can choose from any stick that IW has in stock. You could choose the Bauer APX, or the Easton Mako II, or the Reebok 20K, or the CCM RBZ, or the Warrior Covert DT1 or… Any stick.
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For players, we have a whole new line of Supreme protective gear; including shin guards, elbow pads, shoulder pads, ice pants (adaptable core) and gloves. For Nexus, we see new gloves that took over the 2012 4-Roll line as well as new line of ice pants that took over last year’s Supreme Pants. The first helmet of the new IMS helmets (Impact Management System) is released as well, called the IMS 9.0. Last and not least for players, the much anticipated new Vapor Skate Line including the APX2 has arrived as well.
For goalies, we have a re-introduction of the well-known Reactor line that includes catchers, blockers, sticks, ice skates, and leg pads. For facial protection, goalies get a new line of masks known as the Concept Line.
The holidays are here and so are the savings! From December 3rd ’til December 14th IW brings you the 12 Days of Savings. Here’s how it works: IW will post a new item on our 12 Days of Savings page at a deeply discounted price each day at noon PST. After the 14th we will keep all items on sale until December 31st or until they sell out.
On the 1st Day of Savings, IW will give to thee: Continue reading
After our disappointing early exit from the Division 1 age group at NARCh (See previous post), we returned two days later for the Men’s Platinum division. The roster remained the same except for the loss of one player and the addition of another former IW employee Michael Chaloupka. Our first game faced us off against a team called NCR and proved that the two days off did not help as we lost 6-4. The rest of our games had us playing against International teams: The Revision Predators (Alberta, Canada), La Escuela De Hockey (Colombia, South America) and Mission–Bauer France (France, Obviously).
In our second game against the Revision Predators, we really stepped up our game and took them down 10-2. Ryan Burrows led the team with 5 goals, followed by IW former employee Brian Costello with 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and IW’s Chris Kumata with 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist). In the lead up to the third game, we didn’t know how to feel about the upcoming game. Their name was La Escuela de Hockey which translates to The School of Hockey or The Hockey School which, I’m not going to lie, is kind of intimidating. Also, they beat the team that we lost to, yet lost to the team that we beat. Anyways, we played against the Colombians and soundly put them away 7-1.
Hey guys! So this week Erik (the goalie guy) and I are at the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) in San Jose and thought I’d keep you updated of the happenings here. To start with, we’re playing for a team called Cal Beach, which is a combination of two college teams with some other players thrown in the mix. Also on our team is former IW employee Brian Costello. We’re in two divisions: Men’s Platinum & Division 1 (24 & Under) and we began play for Division 1 on Monday, July 23.
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We just came home from winning the Men’s Gold Division at Narch Finals. Our team is comprised of 5 IW employees; the Chaloupka brothers, Charan Faucett, Matt Ward and myself. We also have three D1 Cal Poly roller hockey players; Brian Costello, Charlie Delkeskamp, and Kevin Middlekauf. To complete the roster, we have Josh Print (not pictured), former D1 ice hockey player at Air Force Academy.
Through pool play we went 3-1, dropping only one game to the eventual Silver medalists. We went on to play our first playoff game against the Patriots, winning by a score of 5-2. We went into the semifinals as the lower seed facing off against the Hustlers from Ontatio, Canada. After one period, we were down 1-3 with the lone goal coming from Matt “Che” Ward. We proved to be resilient, with goals from Steven Chaloupka and Josh Print in the final period we tied the game and sent it into overtime. I had a few key saves in overtime for our team before Kevin Middlekauf became the overtime hero with a rebound goal. The overtime victory in the semifinals set up the rematch against a tough Nor Cal Riot team that beat us 5-1 in pool play.
After losing Josh Print to work obligations and Charan Faucett to a broken foot in pool play, we were left with only 6 players in the championship game. Charlie Delkeskamp picked up the slack defensively for us and helped hold the Riot scoreless after the first. A solid performance by the Riot goalie left the score 0-0 after one period. With about 3 minutes left in the final period, Mike Chaloupka won a key power-play faceoff back to Brian Costello who ripped a slap shot past the Riot goalie to give us the first lead of the game. In the final minute of the game, Brian Costello was able to slap a sloppy clearing attempt out of the air and put it past the Riot goalie, who was on his way to the bench for the extra attacker. This clinched the Men’s Gold title for Team IW!!!
Josh Print earned the Top Scorer honors for the tournament, with 11 goals and 5 assists, despite missing the final game.
6-1 W vs. The Happy Campers
5-3 W vs. The Frenchies
1-5 L vs. Nor Cal Riot
4-1 W vs. East Bay Hockey Club
5-2 W vs. Patriots
4-3 OT W vs. Hustlers
2-0 W vs. Nor Cal Riot