"Of all the National roller hockey choices out there; State Wars is by far the best choice for those looking for a great overall experience!"
-Matt Koleski, Michigan State Director
An outstanding level of hockey is just the tip of the ice berg at this event. State Wars has given our players and parents memories and friendships which will last a lifetime. It truly is the full package"
-Rob Shelton, United Kingdom Director
First class organization, officiating, and facilities...with top teams coming from across North America and around the world....it is the World Cup of Youth Roller Hockey!"
-Kirk Jensen, Team Alberta Coach
"You guys are a class act and you certainly made State Wars a great experience for all the kids involved. You are setting a great example for roller hockey."
"Thank you and I think tryouts were great. You guys are doing a fantastic job with everything."
"Thanks for all you guys do for roller hockey. We are looking forward to going and making some noise."
"We have been to quite a few tournaments and State Wars was by far the best! We loved the fair officiating!!!!!!"
"What a terrific show...best tourney we've been to...and that includes "ice" tourneys as well!!"
"Thanks for putting on such a great tournament. Everyone enjoyed it and it was run very professionally. The kids love their Carolina Blue jerseys and are the envy of their other travel teammates, so I'm sure next year will ba very crowded blast!"
-North Carolina Parent
"We want to take time to thank you both and all the other folks that worked to make StateWars happen. We had a wonderful time and will talk about it for many years to come. Seth can hardly wait to try out for next year and we hope he makes it again. There will be lots of kids trying out next year. The competition will be tough and that is how it should be. Again, many, many THANKS for StateWars 2005."
"Have been meaning to contact you about the State Wars tournament. Robbie had a wonderful time. We were kind of disappointed with the way we played but it happens to the best of us. I hope that from word of mouth you will get a better turnout from Michigan next year. Robbie will sure tell his friends. I have never seen something run by men (ha,ha) so organized in all my life. You guys did a great job and deserve a pat on the back. Hope you have much success in the future. Thank you for putting together this program for the kids."
"I wanted to exress our appreciation for the excellent tournament. I overheard many comments that this was the best tournament they had attended."
"I am sorry I did not e-mail everyone at State Wars sooner about how great a tournament it was. All of you put every effort into making this a tournament no player or parent will forget. Everyone was treated great and had an excellent time. I could not believe how many details you covered. We have certainly let everyone around here know what am awesome experience these boys had the opportunity to take part in. Well done!!! Thanks."
-Sharon Eckhardt (GA)
"Anytime you get to represent your state, it is an honor and privilege. But to be able to do it in the sport of Roller Hockey is just AWESOME!!! Our players, parents and coaches can't wait to participate in the first ever State Wars Extravaganza which will crown the true Champions of the United States. Our only complaint is that we have to wait till next year! Thanks for getting this going and we feel blessed to be part of it."
-Ted Butler (KY)
"I believe that State Wars can help build the sport by developing teams that are truly from one specific, defined area, in this case the state of residency for the player. It will level the playing field (in as much as it can be leveled) by eliminating the political nature of how elite teams are sometimes put together."
-Brian Winters (IL)
"What a great concept! I have always loved the idea of playing for pride, and State Wars brings that to the players. I like the fact that players who are used to playing against each other will now come together to compete for bragging rights and a national state title. This will be a great addition to our sport that will promote growth by encouraging states to develop their programs to participate in this competition. State Wars is a new and unique idea that will bring a much needed boost in energy and excitement to the sport of roller hockey."
-Chad Seibel - National Sales Manager - Tour Hockey
"ProJoy is excited about the State Wars concept on many fronts. This event will not only showcase the most talented roller hockey players in the world, it also forces long time rivals to gel together for a National Championship. The tournament gives young participants of all ages a target to shoot for - a chance to represent their state and province. ProJoy is proud to be affiliated with this project."
-Dave Laughlin - Pro/College Coordinator - ProJoy Sportswear
"The Buffalo Wings Roller Hockey Program fully supports State Wars and is willing to do whatever it takes to spread the idea. I think this is what the sport of Roller Hockey has needed for a very long time. This gives players of all ages so much more to play for. This is a brilliant idea that will help this sport grow greatly over the next couple of years."
-Jason Flowers - Vice President of Hockey Operations - Buffalo Wings
"State Wars will help the sport of roller hockey grow to a new level. The high level of play that State Wars brings roller hockey to will be something that is recognized for a long, long time."
Denis Jelcic - Co-State Director - New Jersey
"State Wars will become the best avenue for the best players in the sport to showcase their talent."
-Ken Houle (MI)
"Roller hockey needs another level of excitement, playing for your state is a great honor and State Wars is just the thing to boost the sport of roller hockey to a high level."
"I believe that State Wars is great for the sport. This is a great way to help grow the sport of roller hockey for all ages. This format will keep the kids playing for teams from their home state and make tournament hockey more competitive and equal."
-Sherry Garcia (VA)
"I think the State Wars concept is an important step in the growth of roller hockey. In order to increase the overall talent in the sport, we have to increase the level of competition at the local and regional level. Solid programs with coaches dedicated to developing players rather than recruiting them is the key to increasing the number of roller hockey players, which, in turn will increase the level of play."
-Mike LaPointe (TX)
"State Wars provides an awesome opportunity for the youth players to earn a memory they will relish for the rest of their lives. It also allows the kids to identify a goal and strive to achieve it, which is an invaluable life lesson."
-Kelly Mayne (Hawaii)
"What a great way to showcase the top roller hockey players in the country as well as grow the popularity of this new and upcoming team sport."
-Jeff Lohser (IN)
"We are very excited to be providing professional video services for State Wars and feel privileged to be working with this organization. We work with many sports organizations across the country and State Wars is the most innovative idea we have seen. Get ready to see some great hockey played with what's most important: pride and honor...and if you miss it, we'll provide the instant replays."
-Eric Habert - Owner & Producer - Lifetime Media
"State Wars has been a long time coming. This will give everyone in the country an opportunity to show their skills at a level that is not only best for them but also best for the sport of roller hockey. State Wars is something that I am excited about and will be here for years to come."
-CJ Yoder - Tour Mudcats
"I think that State Wars is another great opportunity for the kids who play and love inline hockey. Each kid selected will have the honor of playing for the pride of their state, this will be equivalent too, playing for their country in the Olympics games. Experiencing that feeling, would put anyone on top of the world. What an opportunity."
-Al Rountree Jr. (OH)