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Roller Hockey: Youth Under-10s take gold at 2018 NARCH Finals

Cayman’s Under-10 Youth Roller Hockey team has won gold in Alpharetta, Georgia at the 2018 North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCH).

Going undefeated into the Gold Division finals, Cayman defeated the Michigan Bordercats 6-3 to clinch the age division title. The team was led by the division’s top scorer Jaxon Cover who scored five goals in the deciding game including a natural hat trick. Cover was also named the tournament’s fastest skater in the skills competition.

Cayman goalie Ben Hatt was named the division’s top goalkeeper.

Cayman defeated Georgia’s Tour Junior Gladiators 8-2 Monday (16 July) followed by a 7-6 win over the Michigan’s Bordercats Tuesday (17 July). Cayman’s third win came in a 14-0 blowout of Georgia’s Tour Lizard Kings, with another dominant win Wednesday (18 July) over Georgia’s Gwinnett Thunder 14-0.

Under-8: Second overall, Gold Division

Cayman’s Under-8’s got off to a strong start Friday (13 July) with a 12-2 win over Georgia’s CHILL Lizards to open the tournament. The boys then blanked Georgia’s P-Rex 3-0 Saturday (14 July). Later that day, Cayman tied Georgia’s Tour Junior Gladiators 3-3. Cayman would blank P-Rex once again 8-0 in the Gold semifinals, setting up a rematch with the Junior Gladiators in the finals. Cayman would settle for a silver medal after a 9-2 loss in the championship game.

Cayman’s Eliana Marr was named the tournament’s top goalie.

Under-12: Silver finalists vs Tour Lizard Kings, GA (to be played Saturday 21st July)

Cayman’s Under-12’s will play for the Silver Division title Saturday versus Georgia’s Tour Lizard Kings. Cayman played the Georgia squad in the group stage tying 3-3.

Under-14: Bronze, Silver Division

On the heels of an exciting overtime victory to claim the Silver Division title at the NARCH Regionals in Irvine, California, Cayman’s Under-14’s would finish third overall in the Silver Division at the NARCH Finals. The squad would open the tournament with a 2-2 tie versus Georgia’s Tour Lizard Kings. They’d follow that with a convincing 7-3 win over Georgia’s CHILL Lizards. Cayman would get blanked in game three with a 5-0 loss over Georgia’s Tour Junior Gladiators. The team would then drop a 9-2 loss to New York’s Tour Roadrunners, landing in the Silver playoffs. They’d lose 5-1 to the Tour Lizard Kings to claim bronze.

Cayman’s Jayden Mannisto was named tournament’s fastest skater.

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. It was in this role where he was able to merge his best attributes: sports knowledge and personality. While with the Ticats, Jordan provided live analysis and interviews while developing a digital portfolio of one-on-one interviews, episodic sports comedy and full length sports & news features. He has also worked with CBC Sports for Hockey Night in Canada, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Special Olympics as well as roles with Cineflix and Cream Productions as an Assistant Director.

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