Saturday evening, 88 of you packed into the Michael & Son SportPlex in Rockville for the inaugural, sold-out RMNB Floor Hockey Tournament. After 7 hours of hockey, two teams were crowned champions.
In the Rec Tournament, Team Backstrom — consisting of team captain Daniel T. Bagley, Chris Scheina, Joel Wasserman, Joseph Mark, Katherine Mangis de Mark, Michael Walsh, Rick Tiene, Ryan Harris-Albarano, Whitney Mark, Zach Hammon, and Zack Herbert — got to lift the GR8 Missing Tooth Trophy after defeating Team Holtbeast. Team RMNB finished third in the division (!), which is not last, so go us. Also RMNB’s Spenser Smallwood scored from the red line in what I’m calling the goal of the tourney.
A few hours later, the DC Street Hockey crew — consisting of team captain Zachary Tardivo, Andrew LeBlanc, Ben Fiorello, Bob Heinz, Greg Nevano, Isabel, LeBlanc, Kelly-Jo Schneider, Mark Vita, Ryan Agostinelli, Tom Houston, and Wayne Barrett — won the championship in the Pro Division after a very spirited game with the Funkmasters. Every player in the pro league impressed me majorly. You guys are so talented.
In the end, we raised nearly $4,000 for Ryan Ellis’s bid to try and win the Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway this Saturday. And oh yeah, we all got free pizza courtesy of Papa John’s.
Team Backstrom won the championship.
Here I am presenting Team Backstrom with the Trophy. I was not booed like Gary Bettman.
They were very happy.
I’m not kidding.
Team RMNB. No, I don’t know why I didn’t take my helmet off.
Team RMNB took a selfie
DC Street Hockey won the championship.
Presenting the trophy.
Team Funkmasters. Props to Funkmaster player Adam Marcus who initially suggested hosting the tournament in Rockville to me.
Team Get Ovie 8
Team Shake ‘N Bake
Holding the trophy with Suds, the DCHL commissioner, who literally planned everything out and made this such a smashing success. He’s one amazing dude.
Then Chris came over and it got weird.
One more shot of the trophy.
A close up of the engraving.
New RMNB merch that was sold.
Here’s Rachel Cohen at our booth.
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