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Universal Sports Network To Air PIHA Finals

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The PIHA Finals had a special buzz this year as Universal Sports was in Colorado Springs to record several interviews, highlights, and the clinching game, Game 6 for TV coverage.  The cameras had plenty of spectacular hockey to film and the network has …

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Marple Gladiators – 2014 Founders Cup Champions

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Colorado Springs, CO – The Marple Gladiators have won the 2013-2014 Founders Cup and they did it skating away from the competition. After an unbelievable Eastern Conference win the team from the Philly area made the trip to Colorado Springs, CO …

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2014 KIHA Cup Goes to the Suffolk Sting

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Colorado Springs, CO – In a weekend dominated by the Suffolk Sting at the Semipro level, the Sting walked away with the 2014 KIHA Cup after beating the Westminster Catz in the finals. Their closest game proved to be the …

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Scottdale Inferno Take 3rd in Semipro Division

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Colorado Springs, CO – In the consolation round of the 2013-14 Semipro playoffs, the Scottdale Inferno swept the New Mexico Venom to walk away with 3rd place in the division. An early morning start did not slow the pace down …

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All Tied Up Heading Into Sunday

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Colorado Springs, CO – We are now four games into the 2013-14 PIHA Finals and neither team owns a clear advantage in this matchup. The Gladiators came out storming tonight and buried three in a matter of minutes to go …

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Friday Night Splits

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Colorado Springs, CO – The 2013-14 PIHA Finals started Friday evening and the Prowlers and Gladiators spent no time feeling each other out as the two went up and down the rink, holding nothing back. At the end of the night the …

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Prowlers Win the West

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Colorado Springs, CO –After a Friday night of things going the way of the Prowler, Sunday would have to be a long night for the Thunder if they were to have a chance at their 3rd Founders Cup. The Prowlers were not having it and …

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Prowlers Take First Two in Western Conference Finals

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Colorado Springs, CO – They have been the team to beat all year and they proved it again on Friday night at CETSports Arena. The hard working Parker Prowlers took two last night from a talented Thunder team that just …

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Prowlers and Thunder Will Meet in the West

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Colorado Springs, CO – Yes, the two eventual winners of last weekend’s playoff series were ‘supposed’ to meet in the Conference Finals but after a spectacular night of PIHA hockey no one will be a favorite heading into next season.  The Mile …

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Gladiators Punch Their Ticket to Colorado

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The Marple Gladiators and the Scottdale Inferno met a week ago at the home of the Inferno, HotShots Indoor Sports Arena in Mt. Pleasant, PA, for what looked to be a big weekend for all. While the Eastern Conference Finals were …

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Stallions/Thunder Rivalry Renewed While Supporting a Great Cause!

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K-9 Officer TJ is an 11-year old Dutch Shepherd who worked with Colorado Springs Police for seven years.  He was responsible for locating illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of $1.2 million, and handled 3,435 calls for service. During …

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How The West Was Won

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Colorado Springs, CO - The Western Conference Semipro Divisions added their representatives to the PIHA Finals yesterday and the conference will send two of its best. Although the South looks a bit like an upset the New Mexico Venom travel a …

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PIHA Will Have a New Champion in 2014

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This past Saturday night the Eastern Conference started the league’s 2013-2014 playoffs and things did not go as planned for one team. This season, the league will award its 13th Founders Cup and it will not be presented to its defending champion …

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Sting and Inferno Punch Their Tickets to Colorado

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This weekend the East was won as the Atlantic and Appalachian Semipro Divisions fought through two tough series to win their way to Colorado Springs for the PIHA Finals. The Appalachian Division was ultimately won by the first seeded Scottsdale …

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It’s Playoff Time

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It’s playoff time!!!!!! I don’t just mean the NFL; the PIHA chase for the Founders Cup is getting ready to kick off. Payton Manning is not the only slow, old guy leading his team into the playoffs in Colorado. CJ …

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Semipro Franchises Figuring Out Who Will Roll Into Colorado

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With the playoffs upon us the Semipro franchises look to book their tickets to Colorado with one team already planning. A few weeks ago the Sertaozinho Outbackers, led by former Colorado Springs Thunder D-man Pablo Navarro, won a thrilling 5-game series …

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Playoffs? Are We Talking About Playoffs?

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Yes we are! It is that time of year again and the PIHA Playoffs are right around the corner. This year looks to be a wide open race as several teams have a legitimate shot at the Founders Cup. The league’s ‘Second Season’ …

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Night of Champions for Typhoon Organization

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The Typhoon organization has moved from a few city names but has always produced champions. Whether you refer to them as the York Typhoon, Pennsylvania Typhoon, or the current Hershey Typhoon, the team has bred winners from their very beginnings …

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Exhibition Series Announced in Nebraska

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The Black Forest Thunder will be invading Skate City Bellevue during a 5-game exhibition series Thanksgiving weekend (November 30-December 1). The Thunder will be taking on the newly formed Omaha Outlaws on Saturday night and Sunday morning in hopes of stirring up even more excitement …

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Hershey Typhoon Announces Fundraiser

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The Hershey Typhoon organization will hold an international ironman series at their practice facility in Middletown, PA. The adult series will consist of five 8-hour qualifiers and a 24-hour Championship for players born in 1997 or older. There will also …

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Another Jersey Auction, Another Great Event!

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Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Thunder held their annual Charity Jersey Auction this past Saturday and again, the event was a huge success. 2013′s newest franchise, the Colorado Stallions were in town along with all the hoopla of …

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October Almost in the Books

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Sorry about the layoff. I was trying to decipher the comment written by what appeared to be an illiterate Prowlers player or fan. The only thing I could come up with is they don’t have respect for the rest of …

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Brazil Gets Rolling

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PIHA began its regular season in South America this weekend as the Surfers, Aviators, Outbackers, and Empire came together for a great weekend of hockey. After week one it looked like the Outbackers were the team to beat but everyone …

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Great Opening Weekend in Rocky Mountain Division

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Colorado Springs, CO – Last weekend the Rocky Mountain Division opened up the PIHA season as most of the division’s teams made their way to CET Arena for opening weekend. The day’s events featured mascots, a bounce house, new teams, …

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Scandals, Simmons, and Stallions

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SCANDAL ROCKS PIHA!!!!!! Alleged Gambling ring busted. It appears that several players have been throwing fantasy baseball games. Authorities said that they are investigating a number of suspect moves including all stars being held out of big games impacting playoff …

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Around the Rink

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It looks like the west is once again being settled. In the Pro division The Springs Stallions are joining the mix. The Stallions are an instant rival with the Thunder, seeing as how the players have grown up playing with …

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PIHA Booming In Brazil

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This weekend marks the start of a new adventure as the league begins its foundation in South America. Tryouts for the Brazilian Division begins Saturday and everything looks to be in the right direction. Over 50 players are ready for …

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Brasil to Join PIHA Semipro Division

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Aviators, Empire, Outbackers, and Surfers are names that will soon be common conversation within the PIHA community. These four organizations will be joining the league’s semipro division in 2013-2014 with the winner attending the Finals in Colorado in February. The …

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Slim – Week 1

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Welcome to a new PIHA season. We saw last year end with the Snipers sweeping the Thunder away in the finals. This year the finals will be played in Colorado Springs. I hear the league expanded while I was hibernating …

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League Goes On Another ‘Springs Fling’

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Colorado Springs, CO – The 2013-14 PIHA Founders Cup Finals will head back to the beautiful CET Sports Inline Hockey Arena in Colorado Springs, CO this February. “We are very excited to be back in Colorado. Our relationship with facility management …

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PIHA’s 2012-2013 Organization of the Year

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With the 2012-2013 PIHA season behind us and the new season steadily approaching, PIHA Media wanted to look back before closing the book on another successful year. This week the league caught up with Nick Pilotti of the Inferno to …

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Braves Are Champions

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Mt. Pleasant, PA – The New Jersey Braves looked like the “Cream of the Crop” coming into this past weekend’s PIHA Finals and ultimately the Braves proved that they were. One of PIHA’s newest franchises were too much for the Scottdale …

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Clean Sweep

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  Mt. Pleasant, PA - Last weekend’s PIHA Finals proved too much for the Western Conference Champion Colorado Springs Thunder as they looked out matched both Friday and Saturday night during PIHA’s 12th PIHA Founders Cup Finals. After taking two on Friday …

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Snipers Take The First Two

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The 2012-13 PIHA season has looked like the year of the Sniper and Friday night at the PIHA Finals was no exception. The Snipers took the first two games from the Colorado Springs Thunder with a lethal power play and …

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Watch the 2012-13 PIHA Finals Live

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The PIHA Finals are live on the internet this weekend. Watch the Eastern Conference Champion Long Island Snipers take on the Western Conference Champion Colorado Springs Thunder in this best-of-7 series. Game times are as follows: Games 1 & 2 …

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Minor Finals Should Be a Blast

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The final weekend of February is not only going to showcase the best Pro players in the country but the best teams in PIHA’s Minor Division will be embarking on the state of Pennsylvania right outside the Steel City. These …

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FINALS TIME

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Welcome back hockey fans it is time for the PIHA finals. Facing off in the finals will be the Colorado Springs Thunder and the defending champions Long Island Snipers. This is going to be a battle between two teams that …

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Eastern Conference Finals

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North Arlington, NJ – The Eastern Conference Finals would be played through some difficult conditions at the new home of the ISCA Grizzlies in North Arlington, NJ. Moving out of their old home in Wallington after 15 years, the Grizzlies …

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Nemo Doesn’t Stop The East Playoffs

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   Epic snow fall in the Northeast has delayed the start to the Eastern Conference Finals this weekend but the Appalachian and Atlantic divisions embark onto a newly opened ISCA Arena today to begin their quest to a PIHA Championship.      …

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Western Conference Weekend

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Parker, CO – This past weekend the Parker Fieldhouse showcased some of the best hockey the state has ever seen as the Pro Division did not disappoint while the Minor division proved that there are plenty of great, young hockey …

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Watch the Rocky Mountain Division Finals Live

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Parker, CO - Watch all of the Rocky Mountain Division Finals action live on Justin TV.  Saturday, January 26, 2013Minors Semi-Final: Front Range Thunder v. Mile High Minors at 5:00pm MST – 3-game series.Pros Final: Colorado Springs Thunder v. Parker Prowlers …

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Western Conference Finals Set For Next Weekend

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Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Thunder put an end to the Mile High Miners season last weekend as they swept the third seed in the best-of-three series. The Miners came off their best regular season in its existence …

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Playoff Time

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The holidays have passed, the weather is getting colder, but the New Year brings playoff  hockey. The action has been heating up in the minor leagues as the teams have been battling for spots in the second season.  Some of …

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Western Conference Playoffs Begin This Friday

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Littleton, CO – This Friday night the Rocky Mountain Division will begin its road to the PIHA Finals to be held at HotShots Arena in Mt Pleasant, PA during the last weekend of February. RMR, located in Lakewood, CO, will …

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Watch the Inferno Live

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Watch the Scottsdale Inferno live this Saturday, Dec. 29 as they host the Pennsylvania Typhoon. Pro games start at 8:00pm and can be seen by selecting the Blue Rink Mobile HD link at http://www.hotshotsarena.com/live.

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Santa Bob and Jersey Auction Night in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs, CO – Who is Santa Bob?  Bob Telmosse was his name and helping the people of Colorado Springs was his thing. This past weekend marked the 30th annual Christmas give-away in Colorado Springs and this year the Thunder …

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Busy Weekend in the Appalachian Division

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Mt. Pleasant, PA – The Holiday season is upon us and the weather is getting cold.  While the hockey players who get paid a ton of money are locked out, the hockey players who play for the love of the …

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Prowlers on Top of the Rockies

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Parker, CO – The Parker Prowlers sank their claws into first place with a big weekend on the road in the Rockies, scoring 33 goals and giving up only one on the road trips to Lakewood and Fort Collins. The …

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Farenga Chimes in from the ‘Burg’

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Harrisburg, PA – PIHA Media found a diamond in the rough during a recent conversation with Lunatic captain Jay Mazer. A few quick questions and we realized that there is more to the league and its on floor product as we …

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Miners Skate Away With 3 Points During A Night To Remember

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Lakewood, CO – Last year’s Organization of the Year proved again why they received the award in 2012 and are looking to receive it again. The Mile High Miners held its franchises’ second annual Charity Jersey Auction on Friday night as …

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Mo NHL, Mo Problem, It’s Movember

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Colorado Springs, CO - The Colorado Springs Thunder is joining the movement and asking the guys of PIHA to join them too. Mustaches in November (Movember) are a common theme in the National Hockey League and with the boys from the …

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Thunder Sweep Catz in a Spooky Thunderdome

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  Colorado Springs, CO – The Fort Collins Catz rolled into Colorado Springs without a win but playing well and optimistic that they could upset a division powerhouse. The Thunder not only welcomed the away team but also youth from …

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Hockey in the Rockies

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Hockey is starting to heat up in the west as the winter sets in. As of now it is a three team race at the top of the standings. However you cannot sleep on the fourth place Catz, they are …

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A Brazilian Outlook

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Colorado Springs, CO – After a few weeks in the Professional Inline Hockey Association and a taste of the hockey in the United States, PIHA Media decided to reach out to Pablo Navarro, defenseman for the Colorado Springs Thunder. Pablo has …

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Yankees or Sting?

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It’s October and that usually means that the cold weather is near, however, the action on the rink is still hot. We are just a little bit over the 40% mark of the season and the action is getting exciting. …

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Inferno Pro Team Kicks Off Their Home Opener with a Sweep of the Lunatics

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In front of a packed house at Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena, nine different Inferno players recorded points and Pat Bell allowed just two goals as the Scottsdale Inferno topped the Harrisburg Lunatics 13-2 in game one of the teams’ …

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I-83 Series Revived

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Colorado Springs, CO – Nothing has changed in the Prowlers/Thunder rivalry over the year as the two battled for early season points this past Saturday. The Thunder hosted the 2012 Division Champs at their home in Colorado Springs last Saturday …

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They Are Young and Inexperienced but They Show Promise!

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Everything about the Pennsylvania Typhoon shouts youth and lack of experience, except their head coach, he’s old and well …… old! New PIHA rules for players at the pro level have given the Typhoon youth the opportunity to show promise …

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September is in the Books

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After a quick September of hockey the East is well into the swing of things while the West barely got its feet wet. The league looks to have leveled out a bit as some new franchises start their way to the …

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Inferno TV Bound

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The Scottsdale Inferno are enjoying a great start to the 2012-2013 PIHA season as they sit atop the Appalachian Division at 4-2 but they are not settling on just proving that they are contenders on the floor. The organization is looking …

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All Things PIHA

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Good day hockey fans. Slim Pickins here sounding off on all things PIHA. Take a look at some of the logos for the teams. I mean even though Harrisburg hasn’t gotten off to the start they would like, they still …

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The League Catches Up With Fanatics Team Captain, TJ Plaugher

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Before one of the biggest weekends on the New Jersey Fanatics schedule, PIHA Media asked a few questions of the team’s captain, TJ Plaugher. TJ has been a part of the inline hockey community for several years on the east …

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Suffolk Sting Talks History, Repeating & Expansion

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Suffolk, NY – This past weekend the Suffolk Sting has entered their fifth year in the Professional Inline Hockey Association. In their first four years, they have seen their minor team go to four straight championships, and winning three of …

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PIHA Season Off to a Rolling Start in the East

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The PIHA opened up the 2012-2013 season at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown on the weekend of September 8 & 9. The weekend featured 52 games (26 double headers) which included all of the Eastern Conference Pro and Minor teams. We are …

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Thunder Sign Three National Team Players from South America

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Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Thunder announced today the signing of three players from Brazil and Argentina. The team looks forward to them joining this coming season. “We thought it might take a few years to get these guys in …

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AROUND THE RINK

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Welcome back hockey fans. Today we look at two teams on the east coast. A lot has been happening this off season. Trying to get you fans in the doors at least one of the owners (and PIHA Commissioner) Denis …

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A Roller Hockey Ambassador, Todd Melton To Be Recognized

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Harrisburg, PA – The Professional Inline Hockey Association announced today that they will rename the annual Coach of the Year Award. With the tremendous loss of one of roller hockey’s original ambassadors within the past few weeks, the award will now …

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