ECRHA
Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association
Proud Partner
News Archives

St. Charles Community College crowned 2013 Junior College National Champion!


St. Charles defeats Saddleback in 4 straight, but not without a fight
Posted: April 07, 2013 2:15AM; Updated: April 07, 2013 1:38AM
St. Charles Community College defeated Saddleback College with 4 straight wins in the best-of-seven series played at Irvine Inline in Irvine, CA on April 5-6, 2013, en route to their 4th consecutive and 11th overall National Championship. 
 
All four games were broadcast on the NCRHA Ustream channel.
 
Friday night at 7:00pm, the two teams faced off in this best-of-seven series.  St. Charles won game 1 of the series 6-0.  Shots favored St. Charles 42-20. 6 different St. Charles players had multi-point games.  Player of the Game honors went to St. Charles' Adam Leonard, who led the team with 2 goals, including the game-winner. On the Saddleback side, goaltender Angel Rios stopped 36 of 42 shots.  Click here for the box score.
 
Just 2 hours later, St. Charles won game 2 by a score of 6-1. St. Charles goaltender and Player of the Game Joe Colmo stopped 29 of 30 shots, while Matt Stobart and Mike Pavolka scored 2 goals a piece en route to their 2nd victory of the night. Saddleback's goal was scored by Ryan Todd.  Saddleback managed to outshoot St. Charles 30-29, but St. Charles had more quality chances, leading to the 6-1 final score.  Click here for the box score.
 
On Saturday morning at 8:00am, St. Charles narrowly defeated Saddleback in Game 3.  St. Charles scored early, just 4:19 into the game. The rest of the 1st, all of the 2nd, and all but 8 seconds of the 3rd were filled with various penalties but no scoring. Saddleback pulled the goaltender with 2:30 remaining in the game, and got the tying goal on the power play with 8 seconds left in the game, on a goal from Ryan Todd. In overtime, Saddleback rang one off the crossbar early, followed several minutes later by a St. Charles penalty. Just 12 seconds into the power play, St. Charles sprang David Hitchcock on a breakaway and he scored 5:38 into the OT. Hitchcock earned Player of the Game honors for netting the game-winner.   Click here for the box score.
 
Later Saturday morning, St. Charles narrowly defeated Saddleback by a score of 7-6 in Game 4, for their 4th consecutive and 11th overall Junior College title.  The title-winning goal was scored by St. Charles' Hayden Crocker with just 26 seconds remaining in the game. Saddleback led 5-3 entering the 3rd period but St. Charles battled back to tie the game at 5 with 5:47 remaining, and took the lead just 1 minute later. Saddleback pulled the goaltender again with over 2 minutes to go, tying the game with 1:17 remaining, before Crocker put it away for the title.  Player of the Game honors go to Saddleback's Ryan Todd who scored 3 goals in the game, while St. Charles' Callahan and Crocker were the #2 and #3 stars, respectively.  Click here for the box score.
 
Both teams put up a great effort, and while the games were very competitive, physical and intense, all had a great attitudeand respect for their opponent.

Word is that the team celebrated Saturday afternoon with the cup in Laguna Beach.  Pictures to follow on the NCRHA Facebook page.

2014 Nationals

Quick Links

NCRHA Sponsors







  Admin Login | Privacy Policy
©2005-2014 NCRHA, PPS. NCRHA, National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association, the NCRHA logo, NCRHA regional league names and logos, PPS, Power Play Stats, designs, logos and slogans used within or in connection with this site are trademarks, copyrighted designs and other forms of intellectual property of their respective owners and may not be used, in whole or in part, without prior written consent. All Rights Reserved.