Unfortunately, there was no play this week because nobody turned up. The lure of warm summer nights are too much to expect skaters to come indoors for Rollerhoc. Best to cancel July and wait to see if we start up again later.
We're back in action tonight at the Craigholme Sports Complex after a week's layoff because the sports hall was not available. Hoping for a good turn out, arrive at 8.45pm to give yourself time to kit up for a 9pm face-off.
We've missed Rollerhoc this week because the hall was not available for play. Instead, it was used for a farewell barbecue by Craigholme Senior School which is closing at the end of term The junior school remains open.
The sides looked balanced but who would have guessed the Blues would take control. Their combination of speed, accuracy of passing and good defending, saw off the Reds in another 30 goal thriller. More of this next week, please. Carried fouls included High Sticks, hitting ball over shoulder height, Stick Thrashing, chopping and not adhering to the 1-to-1 rule when challenging for the ball.
There will be no Rollerhoc on Wednesday 19th June, the hall is reserved for school activities on that date.
Would you like to try Rollerhoc in your area? All you need is half a dozen like minded skaters to have a taster game in central Scotland. You need a decent sized hall, 4 badminton court size is ideal, everything else is provided. Remember all players must wear safety pads and a helmet. All you have to do is call/text 07733 276 902 to make arrangements.
Is a definite NO in Rollerhoc. Other hockey games do it, in fact seem to enjoy it, maybe even encourage it, but definitely not in Rollerhoc.
To not do it, is really a mindset. Once we accept this restriction the temptation goes. It becomes a part of the character of the game. In the heat of the moment there seems to be nothing more natural than clashing sticks to obtain ownership of the ball/puck. It brings strength into the equation at the expense of skill. Rollerhoc is a competitive game, your target is to help your team win as best you can but you must understand there are limits.
You are permitted to challenge, to initially engage with your opponent's stick. If unsuccessful you must withdraw until another opportunity presents itself. You may cover, shadow, stalk, monitor, follow, your opponent but you must not continually clash sticks, that is classed as thrashing which is not allowed in Rollerhoc. Rule 2L.
Hi there, welcome to the world of Don Morton one of the oldest guys on skates. I invite you to come and play Rollerhoc. This is a fun, fitness, non-contact hockey game that I think you'll enjoy playing.