Welcome to the 2012-2013 Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) Season. As a first time PIHA Commissioner last season I learned many things about our league, the teams, players and the sport itself. I am ready for my second season and I hope that you are too! With many improvements coming this season with scheduling, officiating and additions of more organizations and teams we are excited that it will be another great PIHA Season. Just in the Eastern Conference, we welcome the additions of two Pro Teams in the Philadelphia Brawlers and New York Snipers; along with additional Minor teams with the New York Snipers and Tab Ramos Sports Center Braves. We are excited to announce the return of the Midwest Division(St Louis) which will certainly be a division to be reckoned with. Let’s not forget about out West where the Western Conference hosts many teams such as the PIHA multi-champion Thunder.
There is a major announcement to discuss and that is the prize pool of $25,000. Now, reminding you that the prize pool only carries for the Pro Division, it sure has people talking. With all that being said, and with the summer winding down, we are ready for some PIHA. Look for action to begin in the Eastern Conference as we open up the season with a huge event involving all 19 Eastern Conference on September 8 & 9 at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. So, get ready, get your bearings cleaned and your snipe game on, because the PIHA is back for the 2012-2013 and it’s going to be better than ever!
Back to the typewriter, until next time,