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November 13, 2015



National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association hosts interregional tournament Nov. 14-15 Manhattan

By Jerry Remsbecker

KSU Inline Hockey Club Picture

The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association in conjunction with the Great Plains Collegiate Inline Hockey League will host an interregional collegiate inline hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15, at Kansas State University Peters Recreation Complex.

Eight teams from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Regions will compete. All games are free and open to the general public.

Saturday, Nov. 14

10 a.m. Kansas State vs. University of Central Missouri
This game will feature a color guard unit from the 1-16th infantry "Iron Rangers" during the national anthem. That will be followed by a ceremonial puck drop featuring Lt. Col. Trent Upton, brigade commander, 1-16th Infantry "Iron Rangers."

11 a.m. Missouri State University vs. St. Charles Community College
12 p.m. University of Missouri vs. University of Central Missouri
1 p.m. Missouri State University vs. University of Colorado
2 p.m. Lindenwood Black vs. University of Missouri
3 p.m. University of Colorado vs. K-State
4 p.m. Lindenwood Black vs. St. Charles Community College
5 p.m. Missouri State University vs. University of Missouri
6 p.m. Lindenwood Black vs. Missouri University of Science and Technology
7 p.m. University of Colorado vs. St. Charles Community College

Sunday, Nov. 15

10 a.m. Missouri University of Science and Technology vs. University of Central Missouri
11 a.m. K-State vs. Missouri State University
12 p.m. University of Colorado vs. Missouri University of Science and Technology
1 p.m. Lindenwood Black vs. University of Central Missouri
2 p.m. University of Missouri vs. St. Charles Community College
3 p.m. K-State vs. Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Kansas State University club was founded in 1995 and joined the league in 1998. The team qualified for national tournament for the first time in 2000 and finished in the Final Four. It has been to nationals six times — 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. This year, the team has won the preseason Great Plains Collegiate Inline Hockey League championship; are undefeated within our division, 4-0; and are in a tie for first place in the Great Plains Region. The coach fully expect us to be invited to the NIT in April for the fifth year in a row.

Checkout some great intercollegiate hockey all day Saturday and Sunday. Especially come out and support your home team at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days. These are the only league games that will be played in Kansas during the 2015-16 season.

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