- Over 30 goals scored in the game indicates how frantic the match was. Players looked tired at the end. The Blacks were a powerful side that passed accurately and defended well. They ran out easy winners.
- A very clean game with few fouls.
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.
Have you participated in any sport as a Referee? Best avoid, if you can. Referees in charge of matches that have strict rules to keep the character of the game in tact have no friends. In the case of Rollerhoc this is particularly evident. Without a referee Rollerhoc becomes 'Roller Hockey' or worse. Players need to understand the philosophy behind the game otherwise they push the boundaries. They can’t help it. Experienced players resent being penalised. They are not used to it. This leads to outbursts of temper, arguments, dissent at best.
So what do you need to do to play Rollerhoc? Let us know when you’re coming. All you need to bring is your skates, plus pads and a helmet, a cycle helmet is fine. If you don’t have pads or a helmet you can borrow to get started. The first time you come is free, hockey sticks are provided. You’ve nothing to lose, come and join the fun. Contact Don if you would like more information.
That was a fast flowing fantastic game. The Blue-Reds had some work to do to keep in touch with the powerful triple combo of the Blacks. It looked at the beginning as if the Blacks would have a runaway win but that didn't quite work out, the high scoring game finishing 15-15. A lot of stick thrashing. That is not permitted in Rollerhoc. Some body checking and pushing, please don't do it.
New players are always welcome, but let’s be honest, they can be a nuisance. They spoil the game we’re used to playing. They don’t know the rules and for that matter some regulars don’t know the rules either. Skaters are an enigma, because they ask questions about Rollerhoc to have an idea what to expect when they come to play for the first time. Everything is explained, they look forward to coming, set a date, but never turn up. Why the change of mind? This happens time and time again. We need new players to replace ones that leave. It’s a conundrum, we haven’t found answers to so far.
Means exactly that, no less. Not the roller hockey ‘non-contact’ to which players don’t pay the slightest attention. Rollerhoc non-contact includes leaning on, pushing, barging, accidental bumping, tripping, another player. While attempting to collect the puck from an opposing player you must hold back to avoid body contact. When chasing a player for the puck the same thing applies. You must not lean on an opponent to gain an advantage. You can see how this is avoided when you watch rink hockey games.
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.