Recent Changes for "Hockey" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/HockeyRecent Changes of the page "Hockey" on Davis Wiki.en-us Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2009-01-12 11:15:19ScottWong <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + The standard cable package has CSBA, so sharks games are available. The Grad is another place to watch games since there are so many TVs there. --["Users/ScottWong"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2009-01-10 02:55:03VinceComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-01-10 01:55:03'' [[nbsp]] Being a freshman in the dorms, I don't get the channel that the SJ Sharks play on :( I am afraid that the situation is the same for expanded cable through out Davis. Is there any place to watch the games? Like a restaurant or something?? --["Users/Vince"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2007-12-31 12:55:21JasonAllerre-add link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (''har'') ["sport"] of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["F<span>loor</span> Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[wiki:WikiPedia:"Roller hockey" roller hockey] and [wiki:WikiPedia:"Floorball" floor hockey] describe very different sports. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (''har'') ["sport"] of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["F<span>ield</span> Hockey"], <span>["Floor Hockey"], </span>and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[wiki:WikiPedia:"Roller hockey" roller hockey] and [wiki:WikiPedia:"Floorball" floor hockey] describe very different sports. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2007-12-31 12:37:56JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (''har'') ["sport"] of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["Floor Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[wiki:WikiPedia:"Roller hockey" roller hockey] and [wiki:WikiPedia:"Floorball" floor hockey] describe very different sports.<span>&nbsp;Fans of ["field hockey"] should direct themselves to making a page for their sport!</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (''har'') ["sport"] of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["Floor Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[wiki:WikiPedia:"Roller hockey" roller hockey] and [wiki:WikiPedia:"Floorball" floor hockey] describe very different sports. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2007-10-02 07:33:14JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (<span>har</span>) <span>sport</span> of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["Floor Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[wiki:WikiPedia:"Roller hockey" roller hockey] and [wiki:WikiPedia:"Floorball" floor hockey] describe very different sports. <span>&nbsp;Da</span>v<span>isWiki fans of ["field hockey"] should direct the</span>m<span>selves to m</span>aking a page for their sport! </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (<span>''har''</span>) <span>["sport"]</span> of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["Floor Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[wiki:WikiPedia:"Roller hockey" roller hockey] and [wiki:WikiPedia:"Floorball" floor hockey] describe very different sports. <span>Fans of ["field hockey"] should direct themsel</span>v<span>es to </span>making a page for their sport! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2007-06-20 06:43:16NickSchmalenbergerwiki links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (har) sport of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["Floor Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[<span>http</span>:<span>//en</span>.<span>wikipedia.or</span>g<span>/wiki/Roller_hockey roller hockey] and [http://en.wikipedia.or</span>g<span>/wiki/Floor_hockey floor hockey] describe very different sports. DavisWiki fans of ["field hockey"] should direct themselves to making a pag</span>e for their sport! </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page refers to the extremely cool (har) sport of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["Floor Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[<span>wiki</span>:<span>WikiPedia:"Roller hockey" roller hockey] and [wiki:WikiPedia:"Floorball" floor hockey] describe very different sports</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;DavisWiki fans of ["field hockey"] should direct themselves to makin</span>g<span>&nbsp;a pa</span>ge for their sport! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2006-01-29 08:34:53JasonAllerbreaking out the hockey page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''This is a new page describing hockey in Davis. The Alphas and Omegas of DavisWiki may want to edit and separate this page into individual entries such as "roller hockey" or "floor hockey," or create and redirect those entries to this page.''<br> - <br> - [[TableOfContents]]<br> - <br> - = Introduction =<br> - This page refers to the extremely cool (har) sport of ["ice hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["roller hockey"], ["floor hockey"], and ["street hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_hockey roller hockey] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_hockey floor hockey] describe very different sports. DavisWiki fans of ["field hockey"] should direct themselves to making a page for their sport!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ This page refers to the extremely cool (har) sport of ["Ice Hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["Roller Hockey"], ["Floor Hockey"], and ["Street Hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_hockey roller hockey] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_hockey floor hockey] describe very different sports. DavisWiki fans of ["field hockey"] should direct themselves to making a page for their sport!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Ice Hockey =<br> - == UCD Ice Hockey ==<br> - Davis fans of the original sport are very fortunate, as ["UC Davis"] boasts a very competitive men's ice hockey club (there is one woman on the team as well). The [http://sportclubs.ucdavis.edu/icehockey/ UC Davis Ice Hockey] team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students of the university, and is usually coached by UCD alum as well. UCD's home arena is the Vacaville Skating Center (Davis St. exit on I-80 West, about 25 minutes from Davis) and games are played on one of two rinks, which differ in seating (cold hard bleachers) configuration. The Aggies compete in the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association (PCHA) and the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Past oppononents have included UC San Diego, CSU Fresno, and ["UC Berkeley" UC Berkeley]. Sadly the ["Sac State" CSU Sacramento] team no longer competes, but Cal has taken Sac State's place as the most entertaining matches and rivalry to watch.<br> - <br> - Play begins in early October and ends in February, and home games are possibly the best bargains for any athletics event: a ["reg card" Reg Card] gets you in for $2.00, and regular admission isn't much more. Games last at least two hours. Full body contact is allowed, and on rare occasions, fans are treated to a good-spirited, classic hockey fight. It's real, full-out ice hockey, and beats driving all the way down to San Jose. Plus you get to root for the Aggies!<br> - <br> - == Professional Teams ==<br> - For professional ice hockey, there is none other than the [http://www.sanjosesharks.com San Jose Sharks], one of the top teams in the National Hockey League. Unfortunately, it is in San Jose and it is the NHL, and an outing plus tickets can throw quite a bit on that credit card balance. But when has that stopped a hockey fan?<br> - <br> - In fall 2005, the [http://www.stocktonthunder.com/Home/ Stockton Thunder] will join the East Coast Hockey League, the hockey version of AA minors. Travel distance and cost should be cheaper than a Sharks game, and the Thunder will play in a brand new arena. But remember, the Aggies are even less expensive and a lot more fun!<br> - <br> - == Playing ==<br> - The Vacaville Skating Center may still offer pick-up/skate-and-shoot times. There are also adult leagues in the greater Sacramento region.<br> - <br> - = Roller Hockey =<br> - Once upon a recent time, ["UC Davis"] had an outdoor roller hockey rink, complete with boards, glass, floodlights and electronic scoreboard! Later on the rink was even outfitted with a smooth, non-abrasive skating surface. [http://imsports.ucdavis.edu IM] roller hockey teams played at the LaRue Rd. rink, as did the UC Davis Roller Hockey clubs and other local teams. Unfortunately, the rink fell victim to the construction-happy school that is UC Davis; rink pieces were sold off, and the area is now a very well lit basketball court. <br> - <br> - == The DISC ==<br> - However, just around the same time, the DISC came into being. The most specialized of the Davis fitness centers, the ["Davis Indoor Sports Center" Davis Indoor Sports Center] has become a popular destination for roller hockey fanatics. The DISC offers facilities for inline roller hockey, indoor soccer, and other sports, and offers childrens and adult leagues, lessons, and playing time for local leagues, UCD Roller Hockey clubs, and UCD IM games.<br> - <br> - Speaking of IM roller hockey, well, it too was another casuality of costs and reloction. With the move to the DISC, team entry fees became exorbitant, deterring most casual players and dwindled participation to zero.<br> - <br> - == UCD Roller Hockey ==<br> - There was once both men and women's clubs in the UCD Club Sports system. The UCD Club Sports site currently lists only the [http://sportclubs.ucdavis.edu/mens-rollerhockey/ men's team].<br> - <br> - == Playing ==<br> - As mentioned, the ["Davis Indoor Sports Center" DISC] offers lessons, leagues, and pick-up/skate-and-shoot times. A little-known secret is the ["West Manor Park" West Manor Park] off of Lake Blvd., a City of Davis public park with a fenced-in, roller and street hockey surface, complete with face-off circles and goals. There are also, of course, countless parking lots in Davis where pick-up roller games can take place.<br> - <br> - = Floor Hockey and Street Hockey =<br> - Essentially ice hockey on shoes (and, uh, no ice), these sports remain the most accessible way hockey novices learn and become hooked on the sport. You don't need pads or skates, and you don't even need to know how to skate. Heck, you don't even need a rink or goal -- just some open road and some cones or barricades, and let the shouts of "Car!" and "Game On!" begin.<br> - <br> - <br> - == Floor Hockey ==<br> - The crème de la crème of skateless hockey in Davis is of course IM Floor Hockey. Once a Winter Quarter staple in the aged ["Hickey Gym" Hickey Gym], it is now a Fall Quarter sport at the "Multi-use Activity Center" of the ["Activities and Recreation Center" ARC] facility, with rumors of a Spring Quarter offering as well. Rather than coarse, ouchy asphalt, the ARC-MAC offers smooth, hardwood flooring for your little air puck to go oh-so-fast around the rink, which is equiped with rounded corners and benches and designed with Floor Hockey and ["Indoor Soccer" Indoor Soccer] in mind (or as we say, "Floor Soccer"). There is even a "spectator box" for a bird's eye view of the games (go upstairs next to the racquetball boxes). All equipment is provided, and everyone makes the playoffs. But the action is intense and the fun is unparalleled. And some people take it very, very seriously...<br> - <br> - Official IM rules for Floor Hockey are available [http://imsports.ucdavis.edu/pdffiles/Floor%20Hockey%20Rules.pdf here] in PDF form.<br> - <br> - == Street Hockey, Playing == <br> - For those who cannot enter the pearly gates of the ARC, well, so what? A number of parking lots and basketball courts have decently smooth pavement for air pucks and balls, and you just have to find out when these lots are sans cars and hoopsters.<br> - <br> - There is also the aforementioned rink at ["West Manor Park" West Manor Park], which is open to both roller and street hockey pick-up games. Only goals are provided, so you'll need to bring your own stick and puck/ball. Some student and local fanatics play or practice on regular times in the evenings or weekends. But most of the time, the rink is unpopulated, and remains a nice little gem for hockey fans in Davis to enjoy their favorit sport.<br> - <br> - <br> - Well, that's about it! Hockey rules! Try it before you diss it. If you like speed, agility, endurance, and skill, you'll enjoy hockey for sure. So give it a shot at one of the many Davis hockey venues.<br> - <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2005-09-25 08:14:13YoungLandisSardonic comments on basketball removed. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Once upon a recent time, ["UC Davis"] had an outdoor roller hockey rink, complete with boards, glass, floodlights and electronic scoreboard! Later on the rink was even outfitted with a smooth, non-abrasive skating surface. [http://imsports.ucdavis.edu IM] roller hockey teams played at the LaRue Rd. rink, as did the UC Davis Roller Hockey clubs and other local teams. Unfortunately, the rink fell victim to the construction-happy school that is UC Davis; rink pieces were sold off, and the area is now a very well lit basketball court<span>&nbsp;(damn you basketball people!)</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Once upon a recent time, ["UC Davis"] had an outdoor roller hockey rink, complete with boards, glass, floodlights and electronic scoreboard! Later on the rink was even outfitted with a smooth, non-abrasive skating surface. [http://imsports.ucdavis.edu IM] roller hockey teams played at the LaRue Rd. rink, as did the UC Davis Roller Hockey clubs and other local teams. Unfortunately, the rink fell victim to the construction-happy school that is UC Davis; rink pieces were sold off, and the area is now a very well lit basketball court. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, just around the same time, the DISC came into being. <span>One of the more esoteric</span> of the Davis fitness centers, the ["Davis Indoor Sports Center" Davis Indoor Sports Center] has become a popular destination for roller hockey fanatics. The DISC offers facilities for inline roller hockey, indoor soccer, and other sports, and offers childrens and adult leagues, lessons, and playing time for local leagues, UCD Roller Hockey clubs, and UCD IM games. </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, just around the same time, the DISC came into being. <span>The most specialized</span> of the Davis fitness centers, the ["Davis Indoor Sports Center" Davis Indoor Sports Center] has become a popular destination for roller hockey fanatics. The DISC offers facilities for inline roller hockey, indoor soccer, and other sports, and offers childrens and adult leagues, lessons, and playing time for local leagues, UCD Roller Hockey clubs, and UCD IM games. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The crème de la crème of skateless hockey in Davis is of course IM Floor Hockey. Once a Winter Quarter staple in the aged ["Hickey Gym" Hickey Gym], it is now a Fall Quarter sport at the "Multi-use Activity Center" of the ["Activities and Recreation Center" ARC] facility, with rumors of a Spring Quarter offering as well. Rather than coarse, ouchy asphalt, the ARC-MAC offers smooth, hardwood flooring for your little air puck to go oh-so-fast around the rink, which is equiped with rounded corners and benches and designed with Floor Hockey and ["Indoor Soccer" Indoor Soccer] in mind (or as we say, "Floor Soccer"). There is even a "spectator box" for a bird's eye view of the games (go upstairs next to the racquetball boxes). All equipment is provided, and everyone makes the playoffs. But the action is intense and the fun is unparalleled. And some people take <span>this</span> very, very seriously... </td> <td> <span>+</span> The crème de la crème of skateless hockey in Davis is of course IM Floor Hockey. Once a Winter Quarter staple in the aged ["Hickey Gym" Hickey Gym], it is now a Fall Quarter sport at the "Multi-use Activity Center" of the ["Activities and Recreation Center" ARC] facility, with rumors of a Spring Quarter offering as well. Rather than coarse, ouchy asphalt, the ARC-MAC offers smooth, hardwood flooring for your little air puck to go oh-so-fast around the rink, which is equiped with rounded corners and benches and designed with Floor Hockey and ["Indoor Soccer" Indoor Soccer] in mind (or as we say, "Floor Soccer"). There is even a "spectator box" for a bird's eye view of the games (go upstairs next to the racquetball boxes). All equipment is provided, and everyone makes the playoffs. But the action is intense and the fun is unparalleled. And some people take <span>it</span> very, very seriously... </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For those who cannot enter the pearly gates of the ARC, well, so what? A number of parking lots and basketball courts have decently smooth pavement for air pucks and balls, and you just have to find out when these lots are sans cars and hoopsters<span>&nbsp;(really, basketball is the anti-hockey: high scoring, but every point you score is in vain when the other team beats you with a lucky shot in the last second)</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> For those who cannot enter the pearly gates of the ARC, well, so what? A number of parking lots and basketball courts have decently smooth pavement for air pucks and balls, and you just have to find out when these lots are sans cars and hoopsters. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> There is also the aforementioned rink at ["West Manor Park" West Manor Park], which is open to both roller and street hockey pick-up games. Only goals are provided, so you'll need to bring your own stick and puck/ball. Some student and local fanatics play or practice on regular times in the evenings or weekends. <span>One group is known to play on Tuesday and Friday e</span>v<span>enings during the summer, and often has spare sticks for passers-by to </span>jo<span>in in on a game</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;But most of the time, the rink is unpopulated, and remains a nice little gem for hockey fans in Davis to enjoy their favorit sport.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> There is also the aforementioned rink at ["West Manor Park" West Manor Park], which is open to both roller and street hockey pick-up games. Only goals are provided, so you'll need to bring your own stick and puck/ball. Some student and local fanatics play or practice on regular times in the evenings or weekends. <span>But most of the time, the rink is unpopulated, and remains a nice little gem for hockey fans in Da</span>v<span>is to en</span>jo<span>y their favorit sport</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2005-09-06 20:58:28YoungLandis <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + [[Comments(Passing thoughts on hockey...)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Hockeyhttp://daviswiki.org/Hockey2005-09-01 06:50:45CarlMcCabeRenamed from hockey <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Hockey<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''This is a new page describing hockey in Davis. The Alphas and Omegas of DavisWiki may want to edit and separate this page into individual entries such as "roller hockey" or "floor hockey," or create and redirect those entries to this page.''<br> + <br> + [[TableOfContents]]<br> + <br> + = Introduction =<br> + This page refers to the extremely cool (har) sport of ["ice hockey"] and its derivative sports: inline or ["roller hockey"], ["floor hockey"], and ["street hockey"]. Readers should be aware that in certain international circles, the terms[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_hockey roller hockey] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor_hockey floor hockey] describe very different sports. DavisWiki fans of ["field hockey"] should direct themselves to making a page for their sport!<br> + <br> + While always falling short of making the mainstream in the U.S., the sport of hockey has a popular, almost cult-like status amongst its enthusiasts. Such is also true in Davis, where one has to look a little harder to find hockey fans playing and spectating their favorite sport:<br> + <br> + = Ice Hockey =<br> + == UCD Ice Hockey ==<br> + Davis fans of the original sport are very fortunate, as ["UC Davis"] boasts a very competitive men's ice hockey club (there is one woman on the team as well). The [http://sportclubs.ucdavis.edu/icehockey/ UC Davis Ice Hockey] team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students of the university, and is usually coached by UCD alum as well. UCD's home arena is the Vacaville Skating Center (Davis St. exit on I-80 West, about 25 minutes from Davis) and games are played on one of two rinks, which differ in seating (cold hard bleachers) configuration. The Aggies compete in the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association (PCHA) and the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Past oppononents have included UC San Diego, CSU Fresno, and ["UC Berkeley" UC Berkeley]. Sadly the ["Sac State" CSU Sacramento] team no longer competes, but Cal has taken Sac State's place as the most entertaining matches and rivalry to watch.<br> + <br> + Play begins in early October and ends in February, and home games are possibly the best bargains for any athletics event: a ["reg card" Reg Card] gets you in for $2.00, and regular admission isn't much more. Games last at least two hours. Full body contact is allowed, and on rare occasions, fans are treated to a good-spirited, classic hockey fight. It's real, full-out ice hockey, and beats driving all the way down to San Jose. Plus you get to root for the Aggies!<br> + <br> + == Professional Teams ==<br> + For professional ice hockey, there is none other than the [http://www.sanjosesharks.com San Jose Sharks], one of the top teams in the National Hockey League. Unfortunately, it is in San Jose and it is the NHL, and an outing plus tickets can throw quite a bit on that credit card balance. But when has that stopped a hockey fan?<br> + <br> + In fall 2005, the [http://www.stocktonthunder.com/Home/ Stockton Thunder] will join the East Coast Hockey League, the hockey version of AA minors. Travel distance and cost should be cheaper than a Sharks game, and the Thunder will play in a brand new arena. But remember, the Aggies are even less expensive and a lot more fun!<br> + <br> + == Playing ==<br> + The Vacaville Skating Center may still offer pick-up/skate-and-shoot times. There are also adult leagues in the greater Sacramento region.<br> + <br> + = Roller Hockey =<br> + Once upon a recent time, ["UC Davis"] had an outdoor roller hockey rink, complete with boards, glass, floodlights and electronic scoreboard! Later on the rink was even outfitted with a smooth, non-abrasive skating surface. [http://imsports.ucdavis.edu IM] roller hockey teams played at the LaRue Rd. rink, as did the UC Davis Roller Hockey clubs and other local teams. Unfortunately, the rink fell victim to the construction-happy school that is UC Davis; rink pieces were sold off, and the area is now a very well lit basketball court (damn you basketball people!). <br> + <br> + == The DISC ==<br> + However, just around the same time, the DISC came into being. One of the more esoteric of the Davis fitness centers, the ["Davis Indoor Sports Center" Davis Indoor Sports Center] has become a popular destination for roller hockey fanatics. The DISC offers facilities for inline roller hockey, indoor soccer, and other sports, and offers childrens and adult leagues, lessons, and playing time for local leagues, UCD Roller Hockey clubs, and UCD IM games.<br> + <br> + Speaking of IM roller hockey, well, it too was another casuality of costs and reloction. With the move to the DISC, team entry fees became exorbitant, deterring most casual players and dwindled participation to zero.<br> + <br> + == UCD Roller Hockey ==<br> + There was once both men and women's clubs in the UCD Club Sports system. The UCD Club Sports site currently lists only the [http://sportclubs.ucdavis.edu/mens-rollerhockey/ men's team].<br> + <br> + == Playing ==<br> + As mentioned, the ["Davis Indoor Sports Center" DISC] offers lessons, leagues, and pick-up/skate-and-shoot times. A little-known secret is the ["West Manor Park" West Manor Park] off of Lake Blvd., a City of Davis public park with a fenced-in, roller and street hockey surface, complete with face-off circles and goals. There are also, of course, countless parking lots in Davis where pick-up roller games can take place.<br> + <br> + = Floor Hockey and Street Hockey =<br> + Essentially ice hockey on shoes (and, uh, no ice), these sports remain the most accessible way hockey novices learn and become hooked on the sport. You don't need pads or skates, and you don't even need to know how to skate. Heck, you don't even need a rink or goal -- just some open road and some cones or barricades, and let the shouts of "Car!" and "Game On!" begin.<br> + <br> + <br> + == Floor Hockey ==<br> + The crème de la crème of skateless hockey in Davis is of course IM Floor Hockey. Once a Winter Quarter staple in the aged ["Hickey Gym" Hickey Gym], it is now a Fall Quarter sport at the "Multi-use Activity Center" of the ["Activities and Recreation Center" ARC] facility, with rumors of a Spring Quarter offering as well. Rather than coarse, ouchy asphalt, the ARC-MAC offers smooth, hardwood flooring for your little air puck to go oh-so-fast around the rink, which is equiped with rounded corners and benches and designed with Floor Hockey and ["Indoor Soccer" Indoor Soccer] in mind (or as we say, "Floor Soccer"). There is even a "spectator box" for a bird's eye view of the games (go upstairs next to the racquetball boxes). All equipment is provided, and everyone makes the playoffs. But the action is intense and the fun is unparalleled. And some people take this very, very seriously...<br> + <br> + Official IM rules for Floor Hockey are available [http://imsports.ucdavis.edu/pdffiles/Floor%20Hockey%20Rules.pdf here] in PDF form.<br> + <br> + == Street Hockey, Playing == <br> + For those who cannot enter the pearly gates of the ARC, well, so what? A number of parking lots and basketball courts have decently smooth pavement for air pucks and balls, and you just have to find out when these lots are sans cars and hoopsters (really, basketball is the anti-hockey: high scoring, but every point you score is in vain when the other team beats you with a lucky shot in the last second).<br> + <br> + There is also the aforementioned rink at ["West Manor Park" West Manor Park], which is open to both roller and street hockey pick-up games. Only goals are provided, so you'll need to bring your own stick and puck/ball. Some student and local fanatics play or practice on regular times in the evenings or weekends. One group is known to play on Tuesday and Friday evenings during the summer, and often has spare sticks for passers-by to join in on a game. But most of the time, the rink is unpopulated, and remains a nice little gem for hockey fans in Davis to enjoy their favorit sport.<br> + <br> + <br> + Well, that's about it! Hockey rules! Try it before you diss it. If you like speed, agility, endurance, and skill, you'll enjoy hockey for sure. So give it a shot at one of the many Davis hockey venues.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>