SLIDESHOW: Twister Hockey League holds championship tournament
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Whitney Briggs Memorial Arena is the home of Hallsville's Twisters roller hockey league, an oasis for hockey players all over Missouri. Briggs, who founded the league when she was in middle school, died in 2005. On Aug. 9, the league awarded a trophy bearing her name to the league champion.
A concrete slab with yellow wood planks comprise the Whitney Briggs
Memorial Arena, home of Hallsville's Twisters roller hockey league. The
league has become an oasis for hockey players all over Missouri.
Briggs, who founded the league when she was in middle school, died in
2005. On Aug. 9, the league awarded a trophy bearing her name to the
Khris Norman, in gold, breaks away past the green team's Brian Harmon.
Morgan Poteet spends time in the penalty box near the end of the first hockey game of the Twister Hockey League playoffs Sunday evening in Hallsville.
Dustin Duran stretches before his team's first game Sunday afternoon. Later, the gold team would come from 3 goals down late in the second period to defeat the green team.
Christi Brown puts on her protective padding. She was one of two women playing hockey Sunday evening in Hallsville.
A view from the press box at Whitney Briggs Memorial Hockey Arena in Hallsville. The only hockey league in mid-Missouri, the Twister Hockey League, held its playoffs and championship tournament Sunday evening.
Goalie Jordy Timbrook has been playing hockey for nearly three years in Hallsville.
Keith Lane, who tended net for the red team, wipes sweat from his brow in between games. With temperatures in the nineties Sunday evening, the goalies may have suffered a bit more than the other players because of all the protective gear they wear.
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