Throwback Sweater Saturday

From Left: Bill Crawford, Collin Insley, Danny Gandasetiawan, Dan Koogle

Most Saturday mornings I play a friendly game of pick-up hockey at The Rinks Huntington Beach – a roller hockey rink owned and operated by the Anaheim Ducks. I’ve written about it before in this space, but something pretty cool and unique happened this morning – Throwback Sweater Saturday.

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Exclusive Fedorin Cup Pictures

Teemu Selanne flips a puck to a fan at the Fedorin Cup. (Collin Insley)

On Saturday August 25th, the Anaheim Ducks and Athletic Sports Fund of America (ASFA) put on the 15th edition of the Fedorin Cup – a charity hockey game featuring players ranging from the legendary (Teemu Selanne) to the somewhat less legendary (beer league player Nicole Birenbaum), and everyone in-between. I attended the event, which raises funds for worthy causes like Hockey Fights Cancer, the American Cancer Society, and the USC Norris Cancer Center, among others.

To read a full write-up of the event, make sure to check out my piece at the Sunbelt Hockey Journal.

After the jump, check out some of the additional photographs I took at the event.

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When Men Become Boys: A Weekend at Adult Nationals (Part 5)

From June 28th to July 8th, the Anaheim Ducks, Reebok, and the Amateur Athletic Union hosted a massive, two-part roller hockey tournament at The Rinks: Huntington Beach. The 2012 Inline Hockey Adult Nationals segment of the tournament was held from June 29th to July 1st, while the 2012 Inline Hockey Junior Olympics ran throughout the course of the week-and-a-half -long event.

I participated as a player in the Adult Nationals tournament, and played spectator to a large amount of both Junior Olympics and Adult Nationals games. This is my experience.

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When Men Become Boys: A Weekend at Adult Nations (Part 4)

From June 28th to July 8th, the Anaheim Ducks, Reebok, and the Amateur Athletic Union hosted a massive, two-part roller hockey tournament at The Rinks: Huntington Beach. The 2012 Inline Hockey Adult Nationals segment of the tournament was held from June 29th to July 1st, while the 2012 Inline Hockey Junior Olympics ran throughout the course of the week-and-a-half -long event.

I participated as a player in the Adult Nationals tournament, and played spectator to a large amount of both Junior Olympics and Adult Nationals games. This is my experience.

(copyright Collin Insley)

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When Men Become Boys: A Weekend at Adult Nationals (Part 3)

From June 28th to July 8th, the Anaheim Ducks, Reebok, and the Amateur Athletic Union hosted a massive, two-part roller hockey tournament at The Rinks: Huntington Beach. The 2012 Inline Hockey Adult Nationals segment of the tournament was held from June 29th to July 1st, while the 2012 Inline Hockey Junior Olympics ran throughout the course of the week-and-a-half -long event.

I participated as a player in the Adult Nationals tournament, and played spectator to a large amount of both Junior Olympics and Adult Nationals games. This is my experience.

(copyright Collin Insley)

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When Men Become Boys: A Weekend at Adult Nationals (Part 2)

From June 28th to July 8th, the Anaheim Ducks, Reebok, and the Amateur Athletic Union hosted a massive, two-part roller hockey tournament at The Rinks: Huntington Beach. The 2012 Inline Hockey Adult Nationals segment of the tournament was held from June 29th to July 1st, while the 2012 Inline Hockey Junior Olympics ran throughout the course of the week-and-a-half -long event.

I participated as a player in the Adult Nationals tournament, and played spectator to a large amount of both Junior Olympics and Adult Nationals games. This is my experience.

2012 Adult Nationals, The Rinks: Huntington Beach Inline

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When Men Become Boys: A Weekend at Adult Nationals (Part 1)

From June 28th to July 8th, the Anaheim Ducks, Reebok, and the Amateur Athletic Union hosted a massive, two-part roller hockey tournament at The Rinks: Huntington Beach. The 2012 Inline Hockey Adult Nationals segment of the tournament was held from June 29th to July 1st, while the 2012 Inline Hockey Junior Olympics ran throughout the course of the week-and-a-half -long event.

I participated as a player in the Adult Nationals tournament, and played spectator to a large amount of both Junior Olympics and Adult Nationals games. This is my experience.

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