Skaters steal the show at Rocky tournament

King Raiders – Tara Daniels, Lochlan Young, Shaun Russell, Mark Russell, Lachlan Clifford, Matt Clifford, Mitchell Pailthorpe, Jason Kruger and Will Clifford. Team Photos: Julie Staneke.

Last weekend weekend the Rocky Skate Club held an Inline Hockey Tournament at the Rockhampton Showgrounds. Players from Rockhampton, Brisbane, Mackay and Cairns congregated for two full days of games. It was the first tournament held by the club in over 6 years and one well worth the wait. The next generation of Inline Hockey stars with some players as young as six and seven years old got the chance to participate in their first ever tournament while the Senior A team, King Raiders, a mix of Rockhampton and Brisbane players, showed their skills off bringing home the win in the Sunday afternoon finals in a fast paced and exciting game against the Puckers with a score of 5 to 1.

The final results for the weekend being:

10 and under

1st – Redbacks

2nd – Raiders

13 and under

1st – Drop Bears

2nd – Crocs

3rd – Kangaroos

4th – Redbacks

16 and under

1st – Men in Black

2nd – Stick Magnets

3rd – Misfits

4th – Redbacks

Senior B

1st – Redbacks

2nd – Cyclones

3rd – Hawaii Five Holes

Senior A

1st – King Raiders

2nd – Puckers

3rd – 2OLD4THIS

4th – Russian Roulette

You can check out the Rocky Skate Club – Inline Hockey Facebook page for some of the action from the weekend, including videos of most games.

If you’re interested in giving Inline Hockey a try, contact the Rocky Skate Club on 0487 472 951.

Friday night public skating run by the club on their rink at the Rockhampton Showgrounds will recommence Oct 22.