You can never hustle too hard.

In case you are a fan of amateur roller hockey (and who isn’t), here are some photos from my team, the Tornadoes, in the Eastern Massachusetts Roller Hockey League (EMRHL) championship held yesterday at Hockey Town in Saugus, Massachusetts.  If you weren’t one of the dozen in attendance (including the rink employees, a bored infant, and a few supportive spouses, friends, and family members), then you can relive the memories by reading this blog post and looking at the photos, provided courtesy of Dave Gardner, Commissioner and Owner of the EMRHL.

I totally dominate pregame warmups. Why do you think my nickname is "Jimmy Pregame"?
I totally dominate pregame warmups. Why do you think my nickname is “Jimmy Pregame”? That’s my goalie and team captain Ryan “Hazer Show” Hayes.

Ball till you fall!
Never give up! We ball till we fall!

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky (probably would've balled hard at roller hockey, too!)
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky (probably would’ve balled hard at roller hockey, too!)

You don't have to be the prettiest team to win the Cup. Just the hardest working. EMRHL WINTER 2013 CHAMPIONS
You don’t have to be the prettiest team to win the Cup. Just the hardest working. EMRHL WINTER 2013 CHAMPIONS

You can compensate for lack of talent by doubling up on hustle and hard work. Then you can achieve your dreams. Not just in life, but in roller hockey, too.
You can compensate for lack of talent by doubling up on hustle and hard work. Then you can achieve your dreams. Not just in life, but in roller hockey, too.

Special thanks to the Hooters on Route 1 in Saugus for hosting the postgame celebration. (editor’s note: There is no known footage of this event.)

PS- Want to see more fast-paced, high-scoring, edge-of-your-seat roller hockey action? I already know the answer to that!

Check out the below video of a recent matchup between my Tornadoes squad vs Auntie Em. And yes, we had a Wizard of Oz gimmick with team names this season…just one of the many quirks of the “E” league.

This video is courtesy of Adam Muse, helmet cam operator/damn good roller hockey player.

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James "Jim" Kim is a commercial real estate agent with Cushman & Wakefield / Pyramid Brokerage Company in the Capital Region of New York, specializing in retail, office, and industrial tenant and landlord representation.