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Old 04-05-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Hi, My name is Steph and I'm going to be attending a college up near Dallas in the fall. I play inline hockey, except no college has an inline hockey team, so I have to play on the boys team. I was just wondering you guys' opinions. Should I even attempt to play on the guys' team? Is it worth it? Will I even get a shot?

& also, do you know any places near the houston-area (I live near Beaumont) that I can get good inline stuff at? Thanks! :]
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Sun and Ski sports used to have a bunch of stuff.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Of course you should play. Most girls grow up playing on predominately boy teams. Just find a team/league at your skill level and you'll be fine.

Hockey gear is hard to come by in the Houston area. If you're going to be up in Dallas, buy your gear there as there are tons of good shops.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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Thanks!

I pretty much called up every store within a 2hour radius of me, and none of them sell any type of hockey stuff. The only thing I could find was a hockey store 20 minutes outside of Dallas.

Thanks for the encouragement. (:
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:33 AM
 
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Thanks!

I pretty much called up every store within a 2hour radius of me, and none of them sell any type of hockey stuff. The only thing I could find was a hockey store 20 minutes outside of Dallas.

Thanks for the encouragement. (:
Tons of hockey shops in the Dallas area. To name a few: Peranis, Players Bench, The Hockey Shop... all should carry a full line of ice and inline gear.

Also, lots of the ice rinks have fully stocked pro shops. There's an inline rink in Denton that has a proshop (Faceoff Hockey)... but I don't know how well stocked it is.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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I called up two places in Dallas or near Dallas that said they sold hockey stuff, but none of them sell inline stuff. Although one did give me a number for an inline hockey shop in Denton, but when I called that number it was disconnected.

I'll just drive to Dallas this weekend and look at stuff myself. Thanks bunches!
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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In the mid/late 90s Houston did have a fair inline program, but seems more kids got into X games type stuff so interest faded. I used to play with a bunch of guys in Nederland, and we'd come to Houston to play in a league.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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In the mid/late 90s Houston did have a fair inline program, but seems more kids got into X games type stuff so interest faded. I used to play with a bunch of guys in Nederland, and we'd come to Houston to play in a league.
There was/is an inline rink in Shenandoah... it use to be called Jopa Sports, and has since changed (new owner?) to 3starice (not sure why ice is in the name)... anyhow, I was just looking at their website, and apparently the City of Shenandoah shut them down over building codes or something. Not sure what the plan is with that place now.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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We used to play at a rink that was behind what was Ricks I think..It was a block north of the Ricmond Strip.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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San Jose Sharks all the way!
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