The Iceplex Broomball League (The IBL) announced plans today to host four free open house events, providing local residents an opportunity to learn the skills and rules of broomball at no cost.
The events take place at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex, which is located on the campus of Monroe Community College.
Event dates and times are as follows:
April 1st: 10:30am to 11:30am
April 1st: 2:45pm to 3:45pm
April 8th: 10:30am to 11:30am
April 8th: 2:45pm to 3:45pm
These open house events are for coed adults (18+) and equipment is provided. Participants are encouraged to pre-register on the Iceplex website, to dress warm and to bring a helmet (hockey, lacrosse, bicycle, etc.) as limited helmets will be available.
Broomball is a cross between ice hockey and soccer, is played on ice (with shoes) and requires no experience to get started. Players use a broom shaped stick, and instead of a hockey puck, the game is played with a large ball.
For more information on the sport of broomball, on these open house events, or to pre-register yourself or a group to attend, visit the event webpage by clicking HERE.
Rochester Knighthawks Join Forces with USBOXLA: Announce Inaugural Upstate Box Lacrosse Invitational Tournament
The Rochester Knighthawks are proud to announce their partnership with the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA), whose mission is to develop and promote youth box lacrosse in the United States.
“I am extremely excited for this partnership with USBOXLA,” said Knighthawks Academy Director and Knighthawks defenseman Brad Gillies. “I have been following what they have been doing for a while now and their passion to grow the box game is evident. We share the same passion to grow box lacrosse in Upstate New York and the partnership will only help make our future programming that much stronger.”
The Knighthawks are the third National Lacrosse League team to partner with USBOXLA, which currently boasts 12,000 members across the United States.
“With the great support of the Colorado Mammoth, the Vancouver Stealth and now the Rochester Knighthawks, we look forward to building future professional players with these highly-regarded NLL clubs,” said USBOXLA Co-Founder Shaydon Santos. “For youth players in Rochester looking to become better in box or even field, I strongly suggest joining the Jr. Knighthawks. They already have elite-level instructors teaching the indoor game properly, and I strongly believe this new partnership will allow them to grow the box game even more than they already have.”
The Knighthawks coaching staff includes current players Dan Lomas, Joel Matthews, Luke Laszkiewicz and Gillies. With strong support from the players and management, the Knighthawks will host their inaugural Upstate Box Lacrosse Invitational at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex from Saturday, August 12 to Sunday, August 13.
The USBOXLA sanctioned event will serve as a primer for the Jr. NLL Tournament. Kids in the Pee Wee (5th and 6th grade), Bantam (7/8 grade) and Midget (9/10 grade) divisions will compete for the championship. Teams can register by clicking here.
For Santos, partnering with the Knighthawks has taken his lacrosse career full circle. Santos, who played for 12 NLL seasons, began his pro box career in Rochester.
“I played my first year in the NLL with the Rochester Knighthawks in 1997 and won a championship there with an amazing group of players,” he said. “I have nothing but fond memories of that world-class organization. I could not be more excited to have USBOXLA partner with the organization 20 years later to help develop a new generation of American box lacrosse player.”
For more information about the Rochester Knighthawks, visit their website at www.knighthawks.com.
Cool As Ice
Patrick Carr 3v3 Tournament and Skate-a-thon
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Tournament is $175 per team, $25 for free agent, and $10 for the Skate-a-thon
Includes 4/ 15 minute cross ice games in 4 age divisions
8U-Bantam fun-filled 3v3 Tournament
Championship games in each division
7 Member Teams
Event T-Shirt for participants
Skate-a-thon after the tournament, followed by a pizza party
All skaters are asked to collect donations/sponsors prior to the event
Downloadable Donation Forms and Information
Want to make an online donation? Please visit here.
Information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Carr 585.734.7130
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