The final whistle was blown on our 2013 Winter recreational indoor soccer leagues at the Event Center. The winter season featured 11 teams across three age divisions. Following this week's playoffs and championship games, three new champions were crowned: Chelsea (U16), Cheetas (U12), and the Copperheads (U8).
Help us move into town! Sign up for a roller hockey league today!
Summer league info coming soon. Begins Aug/Sept 2013.
Columbus Event Center hosts roller hockey leagues from September through May each year. Our league seasons are open to boys and girls ages 5 and up. For our 2012-2013 season, age is determined as of July 31, 2013.
Registrations are currently being accepted for our roller hockey leagues. The cost to participate in our roller hockey leagues is $40/player for ages 7 and older, and just $25/player for players under the age of 7. Registrations will be accepted at the Event Center during business hours, by phone (leave a message outside of business hours), or online at any time. Watch for special league registration nights where Event Center staff members can assist with your registration, and be on hand to answer your questions in person. All new roller hockey players will receive a $20 credit toward the purchase of a brand new pair of skates of your choice. Skates must be purchased through the Event Center. Offer is good for all hockey players who are participating in their first league season at the Event Center.
Starting with our 2012-2013 league seasons, there will no longer be an additional deposit of $10 required for use of our jerseys for any sport. We appreciate your assistance with the return of our jerseys by the end of each season. Complete league and registration details are available below:
Why Play Roller Hockey?
Just a few reasons our hockey leagues are the best:
- $20 skate credit for all new players! Get your own skates!
- Worried about cost? Borrow our gear! All equipment provided!*
- Non-checking, non-contact leagues are very safe!
- National Championship-experienced league director!
- Detailed stats and game recaps are posted on our website.
- Substitute on the fly! No lengthy breaks on the bench.
- Teamwork and good sportsmanship is taught.
- Our hockey leagues are tons of fun for all ages!
Our staff can assist with your registration, or answer any questions or concerns you may have before or after signing up for one of our leagues. If you need additional assistance, use the button below to contact us. We'd be happy to help!
Complete Details: Roller Hockey
Our leagues are open to boys and girls ages 5 and older, including adults. Age is determined as of July 31, 2013 for the 2012-2013 league season. Age divisions will be determined based upon the number of entries. In the event age divisions are combined, players will be kept playing against other participants their same age.
Games consist of two 15-minute halves with a two-minute intermission. Teams will be given five minutes of instruction prior to their game each week, focusing on a different hockey skill. Running clock throughout the game, unless the score is within two goals with two minutes or less to play in the game (stopped clock in effect). Games are played 3v3 plus a goalie (four on the floor per team). Substitutions are unlimited and can be done on the fly (during play). Games are played in our state-of-the-art hockey rink featuring professional dasher boards, tempered glass, and protective spectator netting.
Games will be played on Monday evenings. When possible, younger age divisions will play earlier in the evening. We understand this is a school night, and will not have games running late into the night. Games will be scheduled no more than 45-minutes apart, but we encourage you to have your child(ren) at the rink, suited up, and ready to play at least 15 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled game.
Each week, teams will be provided five minutes of instruction prior to their scheduled game. This instruction will focus on a different hockey skill or mindset, and will progress with difficulty throughout the season to help encourage growth in the sport. Instruction is provided by a league director who has over 20 years of experience in roller hockey, including multiple appearances in Regional and National Championship tournaments.
Players are required to wear a helmet with face shield (player 18 & older can choose to go without a shield, although we strongly encourage it), gloves, shinguards, skates, and a hockey stick. Mouthpieces are also required, as they are proven to help minimize the likelihood of a concussion in the unlikely event of a collision. Protective cups (males) are recommended, but optional. Columbus Event Center will provide, at no additional charge, free use of our hockey equipment for league participants. We provide a helmet, gloves, shinguards, and a stick, but will no longer be able to provide skates. All new players are encouraged to take advantage of our $20 skate credit offer, which allows you to order any pair of skates you wish through the Event Center, and receive $20 credit toward your purchase. Columbus Event Center will also provide jerseys for players to use during the season. As for jerseys...
Hockey Jersey Check-Out
Hockey jerseys are provided by Columbus Event Center for use during the hockey season. These jerseys are property of the Event Center, and must be cared for while checked out, and returned to the Event Center upon completion of the hockey season. Starting with our 2012-2013 seasons, there will not be an additional $10 deposit charge for use of the jerseys. Instead, players will be required to return their hockey jersey to the rink by close of business on the final day of their respective league season. Players who fail to return their jersey by the deadline will be billed for a replacement jersey. Because there are as little as two weeks between seasons, we must order replacements immediately to ensure we have enough for each player in the upcoming season. Your help on this matter is greatly appreciated.
How Do I Register?
Players can be registered online through our website using our online registration system. Simply select the appropriate item from our online store, type in the total number of individual seasons in the circle directly left of the 'Add to Cart' button (details instructions and examples are provided on each product page), and then add the item to your cart to proceed. When you begin the checkout process, you will be asked to log in or register for an online account. This account will give you access to additional website features, order history, payment status, and more. Once logged in or registered, you will be directed to the online registration form(s) based upon your selection. Simply complete the form and then complete the online checkout process once redirected back to your cart. Again, complete and detailed instructions, along with examples, are included on each product page. Or, if you have trouble, don't hesitate to contact us for assistance or to complete the registration over the phone.
Our online registration system will allow you to easily register up to three children at once on a single form. And yes, our online registration system will also allow you to register any child(ren) for multiple seasons on a single form. Why keep doing paperwork over and over again? You will receive an invoice about your purchase via email, as well as your own copy of the completed registration form(s) in a separate email. New this year, we have added language to our Terms & Conditions to allow electronic signatures. So, once registered online, you're all set!
Of course, you can also register by downloading a registration form from our website, or by picking one up at the rink. We can also mail one to you if you would like, along with other helpful information about our leagues. Or, we can also take registrations over the phone in just a few short minutes. Registration fees must be paid by the deadline to be included, and late registrants will be placed on a waiting list. Columbus Event Center can accept cash, checks, and credit cards for payment of all registration fees.
I've Registered. Now What?
Following another great night of roller hockey at the Event Center, we now know who will be playing for the league championship. The Banana Monkeys held off a determined Blue M&Ms team, while the Rockets took care of the Hulks, setting up a showdown between the two teams next week in the title game.
Heading into this week's hockey games, there was quite a bit of room between the top spot in the standings, and the bottom. However, the way things played out this week, that gap was closed considerably, and all teams still have a shot at the championship game. It is setting up to be an exciting finish to the Spring league!
Following a short break after our Winter indoor soccer league, kids were back for our Spring season (although the weather doesn't exactly scream Spring yet). Our Spring season will be the last session offered before taking a break for the Summer months. Be sure to follow along on our website over the next couple of months, or stop out and catch the action live in person.
Roller hockey is back in swing at the Event Center. Following a break for the Summer, we have now resumed play with our Summer season. This season features three teams, the Green Machine, Tsunami, and ThunderShock.
The first game of the new season had the Green Machine playing host to the Tsunami. The game was scoreless throughout most of the first period, until Alec Flyr took a pass from Austin Neuhalfen and found the back of the net for the first goal of the new season. Just over four minutes later, and with just half of a minute remaining in the first period, Flyr scored his second goal of the game, this time off an assist from Mason Klug.
In the second period, the Tsunami continued to expand their lead. With just under ten minutes to play in the game, Klug took a pass from Flyr for his first goal of the season. It wouldn't be his last. The two would pair up again just over a minute later to make it 4-0. Klug wasn't done yet, as he went on to add two more goals in just two minutes time. The Tsunami were in pretty good shape, up 6-0 with only a few minutes remaining in the game. But, they may have gotten too comfortable. With less than three minutes to play, Bo Behlen put the Green Machine on the scoreboard. Just :42 seconds later, Khamden Cone scored to make it 6-2. Then, with just 1:48 remaining in the game, only :27 seconds after their second goal, the green squad had cut the lead in half with Behlen's second goal of the game. With the score now at 6-3, the pace of the game picked up, as both sides tried frantically to pull out the win. Unfortunately for the Green Machine, there wasn't a lot of time on their side, and the Tsunami would hold on for the 6-3 victory.
|GAME SUMMARY||1ST||2ND||FINAL||GOAL SCORERS|
|Green Machine||0||3||3||Bo Behlen (2G), Khamden Cone (1G)|
|Tsunami||2||4||6||Mason Klug (4G, 1A), Alec Flyr (2G, 2A), Austin Neuhalfen (1A)|
The Green Machine were then back for their second game of the day, having drawn the doubleheader for the first week of the league. They were up against the ThunderShock, who wasted little time jumping out to a big lead. Midway through the first period, the ThunderShock picked up its first goal from Alec Flyr, who was substituting for the shorthanded yellow squad. His brother, Colin Flyr, would then score two goals just :40 seconds apart, the first assisted by brother Alec, to extend the ThunderShock lead to 3-0. Roman Briley then got in on the scoring action, netting a hat trick in the final 4:47 of the first period. Colin Flyr had an assist on Briley's second goal. The Green Machine did get on the board, when Cody Zrust set up Khamden Cone for the team's first goal of the game with 1:15 to play. So, at the break, the ThunderShock were up by a comfortable 6-1 score.
Bo Behlen continued a career night, scoring the Green Machine's second goal of the game just one minute into the second period, assisted by Cone. But, the ThunderShock answered with four goals in a row. Colin Flyr scored his third and fourth goals of the game, while Briley picked up his fourth as well. Jon Foster found the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Down 10-2, the Green Machine never gave up, with Behlen scoring his second goal of the game to make the final score 10-3 in favor of the ThunderShock.
|GAME SUMMARY||1ST||2ND||FINAL||GOAL SCORERS|
|Green Machine||1||2||3||Bo Behlen (2G), Khamden Cone (1G, 1A), Cody Zrust (1A)|
|ThunderShock||6||4||10||Colin Flyr (4G, 1A), Roman Briley (4G), Jon Foster (1G)|
Our Spring indoor soccer season didn't begin like we would have hoped. Coming into the opening weekend, we knew we were going to be up against the tail end of Spring Break, but also knew that if we delayed the start of the season just one more week, we would be playing on graduation weekend, something we definitely did not want to be doing.