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Not Quite like NHL, but Oceanside-based Hockey League Signs up Players with Bonus

A bonus, that is – on top of a free program!

Oceanside CA— Having celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, Tri-City Inline Hockey League (TCIHL), an Oceanside based non-profit organization, will hold Roller Hockey Clinics, a series of free events for children and youth in Oceanside-Carlsbad-Vista and surrounding areas between the ages of 5 through 17, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays, February 2nd, 9th, and 16, 2019, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s roller hockey rink located 4300 Mesa Drive in Oceanside. The program consists of free skating lessons, fun games, drills, and scrimmage. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Rink activities will take place from 9:00 am to 10:30 am for mites and squirts, and from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for peewees and bantams. “Starter kits” will be provided to first time players to borrow onsite for the event, and will consist of skates, sticks, sheen guards, elbow guards, and other padding. Bonus: first 30 lucky mites and squirts participating during the early time slot on February 2nd will receive a free commemorative TCIHL T-Shirt!

The three clinics will coincide with optional in-person registration for TCIHL’s Spring-2019 Season, a co-ed recreational program for kids and youth from March to June 2019. Inline hockey is a very fast-paced but safer game compared to ice hockey. It is considered a contact sport, but body checking is prohibited. Players use inline skates, a type of roller skates unlike quad skates, which have two front and two rear wheels, inline skates typically have two to five wheels arranged in a single line. With registration now open, families may sign up their child to play in a division of mites (8 & under), squirts (10 & under), peewees (12 & under), or bantams (17 & under). Practices – held either Tuesdays or Thursdays – begin the week of March 5th. Games begin March 8th and 9th (on Fridays for Bantams and Saturdays for all other divisions), concluding with playoffs, then championship June 2nd, 2019. Whole season registration fee for new players is only $84 or $30 for goalies ($25 jersey fee already included, $14 additional AAU insurance fee will be charged if the player does not have it already).
The very first inline roller hockey league in California sanctioned by USA Hockey, TCIHL now offers two seasons per year (Mar-June & Sept-Dec) with clinics, tournaments, and pick-up play between seasons. TCIHL’s mission is to stress the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, scholastic achievement, integrity, respect for authority, and to promote the game of inline hockey in North County San Diego. To achieve this objective TCIHL provides a supervised program under the rules and regulations of AAU/USA Roller Sports. Admission for TCIHL clinics and games is always free to spectators.
Please see website www.tcihl.com for more information including league history, player clinics, season details, and registration. Questions may be addressed to tricityinlinehockey@gmail.com or call 760-282-4452.
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