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Encyclopedia > Professional Inline Hockey Association
Professional Inline Hockey Association
Sport Inline hockey
Founded 2002
No. of teams 25
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Most recent champion(s) Boston Roller Rats
Official website THEPIHA.com

The Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) is a professional inline hockey league composed of 25 teams in the United States. It is the premier professional inline hockey league in the world. The PIHA is divided into two conferences, each of which consists of two divisions. The Eastern Conference consists of 15 teams from the east coast, while the Western Conference consists of ten teams from Missouri and Colorado. Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Boston Swamp Ratsis a professional inline hockey team based in Holbrook, Massachusetts. ... “PIHA” redirects here. ... Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... Eastern Conference logo, 2006 The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) used to divide teams. ... Western Conference logo, 2006 The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) used to divide teams. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ...


The league was founded in 2002 in Middletown, Pennsylvania with eight teams, and through a series of expansions, contractions and relocations, the league is now composed of 25 teams, all of which are based in the United States. Middletown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Middletown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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History

Main article: History of the Professional Inline Hockey Association
Total Founders Cup Championships
Team Titles
York Typhoon 3
Philadelphia Growl 2
Boston Roller Rats 1
Further information:
Founders Cup

In 2001, after the creation of a series of struggling inline hockey leagues --Roller Hockey International, Pro Beach Hockey, and Major League Roller Hockey-- a longtime inline hockey rink owner, Charley Yoder, and his sons CJ and Jami, had an idea of a professional league for about three years. After RHI started for its second time; and its chances didn't look good, Charley Yoder though 'There's gotta be a way for it to work'. His sons, CJ and Jami, played in RHI, PBH and MLRH, and every league they played in had a list of things they did wrong so Charley and his sons put it down on paper. This lead to the creation of the Professional Inline Hockey Association in 2002; the founding teams were the Cherry Hill Renegades, Delaware Blades (which became the Marple Grenades in 2003), Harrisburg Lunatics, Line Lexington Law Dawz, Mount Laurel Generals, Pottstown Machine, Reading Nasty Boyz, and York Typhoon. The York Typhoon are a pro roller hockey team based out of York, PA and play in PIHA. They have had much success in the world of roller hockey including championships in the first three seasons of PIHA in 2002, 2003, and 2004. ... The Philadelphia Growl is a professional inline hockey team based in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. ... The Boston Swamp Ratsis a professional inline hockey team based in Holbrook, Massachusetts. ... The Founders Cup The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. ... Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... Roller Hockey International or RHI was an inline hockey league in North America between 1993-97 and 1999. ... Pro Beach Hockey (PBH) was a professional inline hockey league. ... Major League Roller Hockey(MLRH) is a professional Roller hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Tour Mudcats are a professional roller hockey team from Pennsylvania, which competes in NARCh Pro tournament series. ... The Tour Mudcats are a professional roller hockey team from Pennsylvania, which competes in NARCh Pro tournament series. ... The York Typhoon are a pro roller hockey team based out of York, PA and play in PIHA. They have had much success in the world of roller hockey including championships in the first three seasons of PIHA in 2002, 2003, and 2004. ...


The first season of PIHA was a successful one. The York Typhoon won the first Founders Cup defeating the Delaware Blades. After the 2002, PIHA went through its first series of expansions and contractions. The Pottstown Machine, Line Lexington Law Dawgz, Mount Laurel Generals, and Cherry Hill Renegades all contracted after their first season, while the Philadelphia Growl, Philadelphia Beast and West Chester Shockwave (who became the Dowingtown Rage) were the three expansion franchises bringing the league total to seven. The league's second series of expansion and reductions lead to the Marple Gladiators and Philadelphia Beast contracting and expanding with the Bridgewater Extremes, Morristown Minutemen (now the New Jersey Minutemen), and South Jersey Scrappers, along with the first two franchises located outside of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware tri-state area; the Buffalo Wings and Frederick Vipers, both of which folded after competing in only seven games during the 2004 season bringing the league total back to eight by seasons end. For the 2005 season, the league reached its lowest number of franchises at six. The Bridgewater Extremes, South Jersey Scrappers and Reading Nasty Boyz all contracting. The Nasty Boyz retracting left the Harrisburg Lunatics and York Typhoon as the only original two franchises. PIHA expanded with the PA West Inferno (now the Scottsdale Inferno). The Downingtown Rage contracted after the 2005 season. The Founders Cup The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. ... The Philadelphia Growl is a professional inline hockey team based in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Minutemen are a professional inline hockey team based in Morristown, New Jersey, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The New Jersey Minutemen are a professional inline hockey team based in Morristown, New Jersey, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... The Scottsdale Inferno are a professional inline hockey team based in Mt. ... The Scottsdale Inferno are a professional inline hockey team based in Mt. ...


The PIHA further expanded out of the tri-state area with 19 new franchises in two years. The Pittsburgh Phantoms (now the Pittsburgh Bandits), Richmond Rollin Robins, Aurora Crimson Catz (now the Fort Collins Catz), Colorado Springs Thunder, Littleton Fire, Pikes Peak Prowlers, and Westminster Blizzard entered in 2006; and a season later the Boston Roller Rats, Massachusetts Bombers, Connecticut Blaze, Hartford Fire Ants, New Jersey Grizzlies, Feasterville Fury, Marple Gladiators, Cincinnati Flying Monkeys, Midwest Tornados, River City Whalers, Southside Snipers, and St. Louis Pythons were all added bringing the total to 25 teams. The Pittsburgh Phantoms were a soccer team based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that played in the non-FIFA sanctioned National Professional Soccer League. ... The Pittsburgh Bandits are a professional inline hockey team based in Harmar Township, Pennsylvania, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The Richmond Rollin Robins are a professional inline hockey team based in Midlothian, Virginia, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The Colorado Springs Thunder are a professional roller hockey team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Westminster Blizzard - A Rocky Mountain Division - PIHA team. ... The 2005-06 PIHA season was the 5th regular season of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA). ... The Boston Swamp Ratsis a professional inline hockey team based in Holbrook, Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Bombers are a professional inline hockey team based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The Connecticut Blaze are a professional inline hockey team based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The Hartford Fire Ants are a professional inline hockey team based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The New Jersey Grizzlies are a professional inline hockey team based in Wallington, New Jersey, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The Feasterville Fury are a professional inline hockey team based in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cincinnati Flying Monkeys are a professional inline hockey team based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... The Midwest Tornados are a professional inline hockey team based in Ballwin, Missouri, and competing in PIHA. http://img167. ... The River City Whalers are a professional inline hockey team based in St. ... The Southside Snipers is a professional inline hockey team based in St. ... The St. ...


Game

Main article: Inline hockey
Main article: Professional Inline Hockey Association rules

Each Professional Inline Hockey Association regulation game is an inline hockey game played between two teams and is 24 minutes long. The game is composed of two 12-minute periods with an intermission of between periods.At the end of the 24 minute regulation time, the team with the most goals wins the game. If a game is tied after regulation time, overtime ensues. Overtime is a four-minute, three-player on three-player sudden-death period, in which the first team to score a goal wins the game. If no team scores after one overtime, overtime is a three-minute, two-player on two-player sudden-death period. If no team scores after two overtimes, overtime is a two-minute, one-player on one-player sudden-death period. If the game is still tied at the end of overtime, the game enters a shootout. One player for each team in turn take a penalty shot. The team with the most goals during the round shootout wins the game. If the game is still tied after the shootout round, the shootout continues, but becomes sudden death. Whichever team ultimately wins the shootout is awarded the goal and awarded two points. The losing team in overtime or shootout is awarded only one. Shootout goals and saves are not tracked in hockey statistics. Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... While the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) follows the general rules of Inline hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international and collegiate games. ... Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... Overtime, in ice hockey, is a method of determining the winner and loser of ice hockey matches should a game be tied after regulation. ... Sudden death (or a sudden death round) is a way of providing a winner for a contest or game (typically a sport) which would otherwise end in a tie. ... In ice hockey, a penalty shot is a type of penalty awarded when a team loses a clear scoring opportunity because of a foul committed by an opposing player. ...


Teams

The Professional Inline Hockey Association originated in 2002 with eight teams, and through a sequence of team expansions, reductions, and relocations currently consists of 36 teams based in the United States. The York Typhoon are the most successful franchise with three Founders Cup championships. the next most successful franchise is the Philadelphia Growl with two Founders Cups. The longest streak of winning the Founders Cup in consecutive years is three, held by the York Typhoon from 2002 to 2004, winning the first three league championships; the Philadelphia Growl (2005-2006) have a two-year championship streak. Also see: 2002 (number). ... This is a list of all teams that played in the Professional Inline Hockey Association. ... The York Typhoon are a pro roller hockey team based out of York, PA and play in PIHA. They have had much success in the world of roller hockey including championships in the first three seasons of PIHA in 2002, 2003, and 2004. ... The Philadelphia Growl is a professional inline hockey team based in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. ... The Founders Cup The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. ...


The current league organization divides the teams into two conferences. The Eastern Conference has four divisions, while the Western Conference has three divisions. Eastern Conference logo, 2006 The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) used to divide teams. ... Western Conference logo, 2006 The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) used to divide teams. ...


Eastern Conference

Division Team City Arena Capacity Founded
Northeast Boston Swamp Rats Holbrook, Massachusetts Holbrook Sports Center 200 2007
Connecticut Blaze Glastonbury, Connecticut Z-Rink 100 2007
Hartford Fire Ants Glastonbury, Connecticut Z-Rink 100 2007
Massachusetts Bombers Tewksbury, Massachusetts Sports World Center 250 2007
New Jersey Grizzlies Wallington, New Jersey I.S.C.A. 100 2007
New Jersey Minutemen Morristown, New Jersey Morristown Roller Hockey Rink 100 2004
Atlantic Aston Gladiators Aston, Pennsylvania Tri-State Sports Complex 500 2007
Feasterville Fury Feasterville, Pennsylvania Sportsplex 500 2007
NE Philadelphia Revolution Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Racquet Club 250 2008
Philadelphia Growl Voorhees, New Jersey Flyers Skate Zone 200 2003
Pittsburgh Bandits Harmar Twp, Pennsylvania Bladerunners - Harmarville 300 2006
Scottsdale Inferno Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania Hot Shots Sports Arena 300 2005
Mason Dixon Harrisburg Lunatics Lemoyne, Pennsylvania Susquehanna Sports Center 100 2002
Maryland Knights Waldorf, Maryland Capital Club House 2008
Potomac Mavericks Chantilly, Virginia The Box 300 2008
Richmond Rollin Robins Midlothian, Virginia Shooters Indoor Sportsplex 100 2006
Winchester Generals Winchester, Virginia Sportsplex Indoor Sports & Event Center 1,000 2008
York Typhoon York, Pennsylvania The Blast 150 2002
Southeast Carolina Kodiaks Taylors, South Carolina Pavilion 300 2008
Raleigh Assault Apex, North Carolina Dream Sportscenter 2008
Savannah Stingers Savannah, Georgia SuperGoose SportsPlex 2008
South Carolina Pirates Little River, South Carolina Sports Zone Center 500 2008

Eastern Conference logo, 2006 The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) used to divide teams. ... The Boston Swamp Ratsis a professional inline hockey team based in Holbrook, Massachusetts. ... Holbrook is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... The Connecticut Blaze are a professional inline hockey team based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Glastonbury (41n43, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Hartford Fire Ants are a professional inline hockey team based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Glastonbury (41n43, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The Massachusetts Bombers are a professional inline hockey team based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Tewksbury (TOOKS (as in COOKS)-berry) is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... The New Jersey Grizzlies are a professional inline hockey team based in Wallington, New Jersey, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Map highlighting Wallingtons location within Bergen County. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The New Jersey Minutemen are a professional inline hockey team based in Morristown, New Jersey, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Morristown is a town located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Aston Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Feasterville Fury are a professional inline hockey team based in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Feasterville-Trevose is a census-designated place located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... This article refers to the largest city of Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Racquet Club of Philadelphia (RCOP) is the citys premiere squash, real tennis, and racquets facility. ... The Philadelphia Growl is a professional inline hockey team based in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. ... Voorhees highlighted in Camden County Voorhees Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The Pittsburgh Bandits are a professional inline hockey team based in Harmar Township, Pennsylvania, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Harmar Township is a township located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Scottsdale Inferno are a professional inline hockey team based in Mt. ... There are also five Mount Pleasant Townships in Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Lemoyne is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Waldorf is an unicorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Chantilly is an unincorporated area located in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The Richmond Rollin Robins are a professional inline hockey team based in Midlothian, Virginia, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Midlothian, Virginia is an unincorporated place located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1802 County Independent city Mayor Elizabeth Minor Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 24. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The York Typhoon are a pro roller hockey team based out of York, PA and play in PIHA. They have had much success in the world of roller hockey including championships in the first three seasons of PIHA in 2002, 2003, and 2004. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Borough:September 24, 1787 City:January 11, 1887 York County Mayor John Brenner Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 13. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Taylors is a census-designated place (CDP) in Greenville County, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... The historic downtown district of Apex, NC. Apex is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Savannah Savannah is a city located in Chatham County, Georgia. ... Little River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Horry County, South Carolina, USA. The population was 7,027 at the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude...

Western Conference

Division Team City Arena Capacity Founded
Gateway Cincinnati Flying Monkeys Cincinnati, Ohio Sports Plus 2007
Midwest Tornados Ballwin, Missouri Midwest Sport Hockey 250 2007
River City Whalers St. Peters, Missouri Omni Sportsplex 2007
Southside Snipers St. Louis, Missouri All American Sports Mall 2007
St. Louis Pythons St. Peters, Missouri Matteson Square Gardens Tri-Plex 2007
Rocky Mountain Colorado Springs Thunder Colorado Springs, Colorado Tour Inline Hockey Arena 459 2006
Fort Collins Catz Fort Collins, Colorado OD's Sports Crossings 500 2006
Littleton Fire Lakewood, Colorado Rocky Mountain Roller 200 2006
Pikes Peak Prowlers Colorado Springs, Colorado Tour Inline Hockey Arena 459 2006
Westminster Blizzard Denver, Colorado Bladium Sports Clubs - Denver 300 2006
Pacific East Bay Jawz Alameda, California The Bladium 2008
Northern California Mustangs 2008
Sacramento Saxons Davis, California Davis Indoor Sports Center 2008
San Jose Pirates San Jose, California Silver Creek Sportsplex 2008

Western Conference logo, 2006 The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) used to divide teams. ... The Cincinnati Flying Monkeys are a professional inline hockey team based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... This article is about the city of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Midwest Tornados are a professional inline hockey team based in Ballwin, Missouri, and competing in PIHA. http://img167. ... Ballwin is a city located in St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The River City Whalers are a professional inline hockey team based in St. ... St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Southside Snipers is a professional inline hockey team based in St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The St. ... St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Colorado Springs Thunder are a professional roller hockey team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Horsetooth Rock, atop Horsetooth Mountain, is often used as a symbol of Fort Collins Fort Collins, situated on the Cache la Poudre River, is the largest city and county seat of Larimer County, Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Lakewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Westminster Blizzard - A Rocky Mountain Division - PIHA team. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Alameda is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Davis is a city located in Yolo County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The San Jose Pirates are an expansion teams in the PIHA’s (Professional Inline Hockey Association) new Pacific Division. ... 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Season structure

For more details on this topic, see Season structure of the PIHA.
See also: List of PIHA seasons

The Professional Inline Hockey Association season is divided into a regular season from the first Saturday in December through the end of April, when teams play each other in a predefined schedule, and a playoffs from April to the end of May, which is an elimination tournament where two teams play against each other to win a series in order to advance to the next round. The final remaining team is crowned the Founders Cup champion. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ... The Founders Cup The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. ...


In the regular season, each team plays 32 games; 16 games at home and 16 on the road. Currently, all of the games a team plays are within their division. Points are awarded for each game, where two points are awarded for a win, one point for losing in overtime or a shootout, and zero points for a loss in regulation. A division in sport consists of a group of teams who compete against one another for a divisional title, or other honour. ...


At the end of the regular season, the team that finishes with the most points in each division is crowned the division champion with the league overall leader awarded the Best Overall Record Trophy. The division champion along with the three other teams in each division, qualify for the playoffs. The division winner is seeded number one, and the next three teams with the best records in the conference are seed two through four. The Founders Cup Playoffs is an elimination tournament, where two teams battle to win a series in order to advance to the next round. The first round of the playoffs, or divisional semifinals, consists of the first seed in each division playing the fourth seed, and the second playing the third in a best-of-three series. In the second round, or divisional finals, the PIHA re-seeds the teams, with the top remaining division seed playing against the lower remaining seed in a best-of-three series. In the third round, the conference finals, the two remaining teams from each division in the conference play each other in a best-of-three series. The two conference champions proceed to the Founders Cup Finals in a best-of-seven series. A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ... The Founders Cup The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ...


In the divisional semifinals and divisional finals, the higher-ranked team is said to be the team with the home-court advantage. All games are played at this team's home venue. In the conference finals and Founders Cup Finals all games are played at a predetermined neutral location. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Founders Cup The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. ...


Notable players

The top five point scoring forwards in the 2006-07 season were Brian Yingling, Sean Sullivan, John Pinheiro, Jeff Goulet, and Dustin Roux. The top goal scorer was Sean Sullivan. The top three scoring defencemen were Darrell Interbartolo, CJ Yoder, and Eric Bogenrief, and the top two goaltenders (by wins) were Joe D'Aloisio and Kevin Turner. The 2006-07 PIHA season is the 6th regular season of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA). ... The Tour Mudcats are a professional roller hockey team from Pennsylvania, which competes in NARCh Pro tournament series. ... The Tour Mudcats are a professional roller hockey team from Pennsylvania, which competes in NARCh Pro tournament series. ...


Inline hockey rink

Main article: Inline hockey rink

Professional Inline Hockey Association games are played on an inline hockey rink which is rectangular inline rink with rounded corners and surrounded by a wall. The center line divides the court in half, which divides the court into two attacking zones. Near the end of both ends of the rink, there is a thin red goal line spaning the width of the court, which is used to judge goals. A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... A hockey rink is an ice rink specifically designed for the game of ice hockey. ... The puck dents the top of the net for a goal as the goaltender fails to block the shot A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. ...


Rules

Main articles: Professional Inline Hockey Association rules

While the Professional Inline Hockey Association follows the general rules of inline hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation - InLine and International Roller Sports Federation, such as the Inline Hockey World Championships. Infractions of the rules can lead to a penalty call. While the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA) follows the general rules of Inline hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international and collegiate games. ... Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) was founded in 1908 as the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace and is the worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey. ... The International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) is the world-wide governing body of roller skating and in-line skating. ...


Trophies and awards

Main article: Professional Inline Hockey Association awards

The Professional Inline Hockey Association presents several trophies each year. The most prestigious team award is the Founders Cup, which is awarded to the league champion at the end of the Founders Cup playoffs. The team that has the most points in the regular season is awarded the Best Overall Record Trophy. There is also a trophy awarded to a player based on their statistics during the regular season; The Joe Cook Award is awarded for the league scoring champion (goals and assists). For the 2006-07 season this statistics-based award was awarded to Brian Yingling of the Colorado Springs Thunder. The Professional Inline Hockey Association presents numerous annual awards to recognized its teams and players. ... The Founders Cup The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), the major professional inline hockey league in the United States. ... The Joe Cook Award is awarded to the Professional Inline Hockey Association player who leads the league in points at the end of the regular season. ... The Tour Mudcats are a professional roller hockey team from Pennsylvania, which competes in NARCh Pro tournament series. ... The Colorado Springs Thunder are a professional roller hockey team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and competing in PIHA. Categories: | ...


The most prestigious individual award is the Scott Rupp Award which is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player who is the most valuable to his team during the regular season. In addition to the regular season awards, the Walt Frazier Award is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the PIHA's Founders Cup playoffs. The Professional Inline Hockey Association names the award winners after the Founders Cup finals. The Scott Rupp Award is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player in the Professional Inline Hockey Association. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


Players, coaches, officials, and team builders who have had notable careers are eligible to be voted into the PIHA Hall of Fame.


League Championships & Award

Founders Cup Champions

Season League Champion 2nd Place Team
2001-02 York Typhoon Marple Gladiators
2002-03 York Typhoon Reading Nasty Boyz
2003-04 York Typhoon Morristown Minutemen
2004-05 Philadelphia Growl York Typhoon
2005-06 Philadelphia Growl Littleton Fire
2006-07 Boston Roller Rats Southside Snipers

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League Scorer

Season Winner Team
2001-02 Brian Yingling York Typhoon
2002-03 Brian Fischer Philadelphia Growl
2003-04 Jim Vivona New Jersey Minutemen
2004-05 Brian Yingling York Typhoon
2005-06 Sean Sullivan Philadelphia Growl
2006-07 Brian Yingling Colorado Springs Thunder

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Playoff MVP

Season Winner Team
2001-02 Shane Byrd York Typhoon
2002-03 Geoff Finch York Typhoon
2003-04 Brian Yingling York Typhoon
2004-05 Jason Kalish Philadelphia Growl
2005-06 Joe D'Aloisio Philadelphia Growl
2006-07 Rodney Millette Boston Roller Rats

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All-Star MVP

Season Winner Team
2002-03 Brian Yingling York Typhoon
2003-04 Matt Cooper New Jersey Minutemen
2004-05 JD Davidson Philadelphia Growl
2005-06 Brian Yingling Pikes Peak Prowlers
2006-07 Tommy Bruce Southside Snipers

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Organization of the Year

  • 2001-02: York Typhoon
  • 2002-03: Philadelphia Growl
  • 2003-04: York Typhoon
  • 2004-05: Harrisburg Lunatics
  • 2005-06: Richmond Rollin Robins
  • 2006-07: Midwest Tornados

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Best Overall Record

  • 2001-02: York Typhoon
  • 2002-03: York Typhoon
  • 2003-04: York Typhoon
  • 2004-05: York Typhoon
  • 2005-06: Philadelphia Growl
  • 2006-07: Pittsburgh Bandits

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External Link

  • Professional Inline Hockey Association

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