Local girl to represent Michigan in National tournament
Jessica Plowman, age 10 of Cedar Springs has been chosen, for the second year in a row to represent Michigan in the National “State Wars” Roller Hockey Tournament, after attending tryout in Detroit on May 8, 2010. This year’s tournament will be held in Chicago, Illinois during the first two weeks of August.
Jessica had the honor of participating in last year’s National “State Wars” Roller Hockey Tournament held in Cincinnati OH, July 27 through August 8, 2009. The tournament consisted of 240 teams from across the country including Alberta, and British Columbia, Canada. Players are selected to represent their home state and divide into divisions based on their birth year.
The ten players selected to this team, held practices at the Joe Dumars Fieldhouse in the northern Detroit area prior to traveling to Cincinnati. Last year Jessica’s team faced and defeated teams from Virginia, Tennessee, Texas and played to a tie with Florida. Other teams in this division included California, Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, New Jersey, Louisiana and North Carolina.
Jessica was one of the only 5 girls participating in this 12 team, 120 player division. She plays roller hockey at the Cedar Rock Sportsplex located on Northland Drive between Rockford and Cedar Springs. Details and photos of the tournament can be found at StateWarsHockey.com.