2014ish Almost Winter Classic pics!!

Here’s some of the hot hockey action captured on that cold February day…

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photo credits: Ryan DeFazio and Brandon Brownlow

ALMOST WINTER CLASSIC 4 street hockey tournament RESCHEDULED FOR 2/21/15

They say the third time is a charm…
Time to sign up for Charlotte’s best (and only) annual FREE draft style street hockey tournament!

NEW MAKE UP DATE: February 21st, 2015

THERE WILL BE NO MORE MAKE UP DATES FOR THIS EVENT!!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

Format will be 99% similar to previous AWC’s (details to follow)

PLEASE PLAN TO STAY/PLAY FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT! There were a pretty good number of players that left halfway through leaving their teams at a disadvantage. If you do leave early, you will not be eligible for whatever cheesy prize we have this year. If you think that you will not be able to stay for the entire tournament (runs from 9am till around 2pm) please DO NOT RSVP!!

Number of goalies will determine number of teams.

REMINDER: the surface at Waymer Park is abrasive so plan your equipment choice accordingly.

Bring your family and friends!

Let’s make this the best AWC ever!!

ALMOST WINTER CLASSIC 4 street hockey tournament: 12/6/14 Time to sign up!

2014 Almost Winter Classic copy

Here it is…the moment you’ve been waiting for!
Time to sign up for Charlotte’s best (and only) annual FREE street hockey tournament!

December 6th, 2014 (Inclement weather date is January 10th.)

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

Format will be 99% similar to previous AWC’s (details to follow)

PLEASE PLAN TO STAY/PLAY FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT! There were a pretty good number of players that left halfway through leaving their teams at a disadvantage. If you do leave early, you will not be eligible for whatever cheesy prize we have this year. If you think that you will not be able to stay for the entire tournament (runs from 9am till around 3pm) please DO NOT RSVP!!

Number of goalies will determine number of teams.

If you DO NOT want to play but want to participate, we could use a steady referee (with some sort of experience).

REMINDER: the surface at Waymer Park is abrasive so plan your equipment choice accordingly.

Bring your family and friends!

Let’s make this the best AWC ever!!

News and Notes

Here are a few things in the works:

  • Obviously pick-up at Breakaway Sports has been a runaway success! In light of this I have scheduled all August Saturday pick-up games there. The fate of pick-up games at Waymer is at this time undecided. However, one option would be for another person to be “in charge” of Sunday Waymer pick-up (which means mainly “in charge” of storing/hauling the nets to the park and back).
  • Even though we found an indoor venue for our antics, I (and a few others) are still working on finding a suitable outdoor venue as well as getting in touch with local towns to see if a public rink or court is feasible.
  • I’m attempting to change over to a common scheduling format (something like Evite). This will help get an accurate headcount since I cover 3 different platforms for recruiting and scheduling. Probably starting with the August 2nd pick-up, I will be posting the invite on the Charlotte Street Hockey web page and then posting the link to Twitter, Facebook and email list.
  • Breakaway Sports is planning an Ironman sometime in August. One of the pick-ups scheduled may be affected.
  • Breakaway Sports has also been kicking around the idea of a league in the fall. I’ll keep you posted on any happenings there.
  • The Almost Winter Classic: the venue for this is TBD. Part of me says it should still be played at Waymer but another says an AWC at Breakaway could make it a “real” event. My intent is to keep it free as it has always been so maybe some corporate $ponsorship is in order? More to come.

As always, thanks to all who support this group by showing up and playing! I think that due to our popularity we have (finally) outgrown our roots at Waymer Park. That being said, I’m sure there are a few purists among us that will gladly play in the great outdoors once in a while. We’ll see how pick-ups go this month and go from there.

Lou

CSHL WAYMER CUP FINALS!

‘Twas a hard fought best-of-3 series this morning to determine the very first Waymer Cup champion. In the end, Evil Empire outlasted the Natural Born Scorers and claimed the trophy defeating NBS 2 games to 1. Congrats to both teams for making it to the finals and to Evil Empire for collecting the hardware!

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Well this whole league thing was interesting to say the least. All and all, not bad for our first try at Waymer. I’m shooting for a spring league (late Feb/early March start perhaps) but there will need to be some tweaks in order to put forth a better product (more players/larger roster is an obvious change). We will definitely learn from this inaugural season and apply it to the next one. As always, I am open to any and all suggestions.

Thanks to all who played this season. Now the real fun begins with our annual get together, the Almost Winter Classic on December 7th!