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2017 USA Hockey Nationals: Champions Crowned

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. &#8212 A total of 24 national champions were crowned across the country at the 2017 USA Hockey Youth, Girls, High School, Women’s and Sled National Championships. Title game results are below for all completed levels.

Still to come, the Rec Adult Nationals will be contested later this month in Florida.

2017 USA Hockey Youth Tier I National Championship | Scottsdale, Arizona

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
14U Chicago Mission (Ill.) New Jersey Colonials (N.J.) 5-2
Note: Chicago Mission wins its first Youth Tier I 14U national championship after runner-up finishes in 2015, 2014, 2011, 2009 and 2008.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
15 Yale Junior Bulldogs (Ct.) Colorado Evolution (Colo.) 7-2
Note: Three of Yale’s five tournament games needed overtime to determine a winner. Yale won all three of them.

2017 USA Hockey Youth Tier I National Championship | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
16U Detroit Compuware (Mich.) Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Minn.) 2-1
Note: With the win, Compuware claimed its 16th USA Hockey national championship. The program’s first came in 1983 and its most recent prior to today came in 2010.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
18U Mid-Fairfield Chiefs (Ct.) Team Wisconsin (Wis.) 4-3, OT
Note: Mid-Fairfield is the second Connecticut-based team to win the Youth Tier I 18U national championship in the past three seasons. The Connecticut Wolf Pack was the first, winning the title in 2015.

2017 USA Hockey Girls Tier I National Championship | Rochester, Michigan

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
14U Bay State Breakers (Mass.) Chicago Mission (Ill.) 3-2
Note: Fourth consecutive Girls Tier I 14U national championship for a Massachusetts-based team; Assabet Valley (2014), Boston Junior Eagles (2015) and East Coast Wizards (2016).

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
16U Belle Tire (Mich.) Pittsburgh Pens Elite (Pa.) 2-0
Note: Belle Tire is just the second Michigan-based team to win the Girls Tier I 16U national championship since the 16U classification’s inception in 2004. Detroit HoneyBaked (2011) was the first.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
19U Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Minn.) Chicago Mission (Ill.) 3-1
Note: Second consecutive Girls Tier I 19U national championship for Shattuck-St. Mary’s School.

2017 USA Hockey Youth Tier II 14U National Championship | Coral Springs, Florida

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
14U 1A Portland Junior Winterhawks (Ore.) Montana Thunderblades (Mont.) 6-2
Note: The Portland Junior Winterhawks program was the only program to win two USA Hockey Youth national championships in 2017 (Youth Tier II 14U 1A and Youth Tier II 16U 1A).

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
14U 2A Atlanta Fire (Ga.) New Hampshire Avalanche (N.H.) 6-4
Note: It’s the second Youth national championship for the Atlanta Fire program (the other came in 2010) and the third Youth national championship overall for an Atlanta-based program.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
14U 3A Highland Park Falcons (Ill.) Gulf Coast Flames (Fla.) 6-1
Note: Highland Park played eight periods of hockey on Semifinal Sunday, then cruised through three periods on Championship Monday for the title.

2017 USA Hockey Youth Tier II 16U National Championship | Frisco, Texas

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
16U 1A Portland Junior Winterhawks (Ore.) Delaware Ducks (Del.) 6-3
Note: The Portland Junior Winterhawks program was the only program to win two USA Hockey Youth national championships in 2017 (Youth Tier II 14U 1A and Youth Tier II 16U 1A).

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
16U 2A Dallas Penguins (Texas) Hockey Club Dallas (Texas) 5-2
Note: This is the first-ever national championship for the Dallas Penguins program and the second national championship won this season by a Texas-based team (Frisco won the High School Combined national championship).

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
16U 3A Oakland Junior Grizzlies Gold (Mich.) Chicago Blues 3-0
Note: This is the third Youth Tier II 16U 3A title in four years for the Oakland Junior Grizzlies.

2017 USA Hockey Youth Tier II 18U National Championship | Lansing, Michigan

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
18U 1A Carolina Junior Hurricanes (N.C.) Delaware Ducks (Del.) 3-1
Note: This marked the return of the Youth Tier II 18U 1A national-tournament classification after a one-year absence. It’s the fifth USA Hockey national championship all-time for a North Carolina-based team.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
18U 2A Maine Moose (Maine) New Hampshire Avalanche (N.H.) 3-2
Note: The Moose victory earned the state of Maine its sixth USA Hockey national championship. The first Maine-based national champion was crowned in 1950.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
18U 3A Team Copper Country (Mich.) Clarence Mustangs (N.Y.) 5-2
Note: Team Copper Country was comprised of players from Houghton, Hancock and Calumet in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

2017 USA Hockey Girls Tier II National Championship | Troy, Michigan

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
14U Shoreline Sharks (Ct.) River Falls BlackCats (Wis.) 2-0
Note: The Shoreline Sharks became the first Connecticut-based team to win the Girls Tier II 14U national championship.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
16U Anchorage North Stars (Alaska) Vermont Shamrocks (Vt.) 3-1
Note: The Anchorage North Stars became the first Alaska-based team to win the Girls Tier II 16U national championship.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
19U San Jose Junior Sharks (Calif.) Ann Arbor (Mich.) 4-0
Note: The San Jose Junior Sharks became the first California-based team to win the Girls Tier II 19U national championship.

2017 USA Hockey Women’s Senior B & C National Championship | Rochester, Michigan

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
Senior B Minnesota Blue J Hawks (Minn.) Anaheim Lady Ducks (Calif.) 6-5, OT
Note: This is the 15th USA Hockey national championship overall for the Minnesota Blue Js program.

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
Senior C O’Leary Hawks (Mich.) Misconduct Chicago (Ill.) 2-1
Note: The O’Leary Hawks were the second Michigan-based team to win a USA Hockey Women’s Senior championship in as many years (Detroit HoneyBaked won the Senior B title last season).

2017 USA Hockey High School National Championship | Cleveland, Ohio (April 3)

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
Pure Bayard Rustin (Pa.) Santa Margarita (Calif.) 4-3
Combined Frisco (Texas) Missoula (Mont.) 5-0
2017 USA Hockey Sled National Championship | San Jose, California (April 8)

Level Champion Runner-Up Score
Sled Colorado Avalanche (Colo.) Chicago Blackhawks (Ill.) 5-3

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