There is no ice to skate on outside this time of year, but a Madison indoor inline hockey league is rolling to a national tournament with local talent.
Players from this league are part of the Southern Wisconsin Inline Roller Hockey League (SWIRHL). The adult only league was created in 1992 and plays at the Fast Forward Skate Center in Madison. There are roughly 12 teams in the league this season.
There are several teams from the state and the Madison area playing in a national tournament in St. Louis this week.
The Wisconsin Wolfpack are in the single-A division, and Wisconsin Floss and Sauce is the first ever Madison area squad to qualify in the double-AA division.
"You know it’s a different floor it’s a bigger rink that gets played at there," said SWIRHL Operations Manager Justin Alling. "It’s nice to get out of our home rink, and represent Wisconsin and go show how good Wisconsin hockey can be. They are guys from all over but they have grown up as buddies and they are going to do good this year."
For more information on the tournament in St. Louis, click here.
For more information on SWIRHL, visit their website by clicking here.