Congrats to the 16U and 19U Tier 1 teams for advancing to the USA Hockey National Championships representing the Southeastern District. The 16U Tier 1 team defeated Carolina Jr. Hurricanes and the Washington Pride during regular play, and meeting Washington again for the Championship game to go 3-0 in the series.
The 19U Tier 1 won their series 2-1. The 19U girls faced Washington Pride twice and the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes. The first game vs the Pride went to OT and was decided in the 8th round of the shootout losing 4-3. The girls fought an other hard battle several hours later for the Canes rivalry winning 5-3. The Sunday championship did not disappoint ending regulation time with a 1-1 tie, then headed to sudden death OT where 17min later, the Alliance beat the Pride with a huge scrum in front of the net with Zoe Puc scoring the championship game winning goal.
We would like to thank the Host SAHOF, the Florida Affiliation for USA Hockey and AdventHealth Center Ice for a wonderful weekend of hockey for both the boys and girls National Bound and as we like to say for the 5 year in a row for both teams…. “We’re going to Natty’s!!!”. This year’s USA Hockey’s National Championships are to be held Mar30-June 3, 2023 in Dallas, TX.
Congrats to all 9 Florida Alliance teams for a great season and look forward to seeing everyone again at tryouts in a couple weeks. For more information, please visit our website, www.floridaalliancegirlshockey.com