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Affton Americans are National Champions

Thursday, 05.23.2013 / 12:34 PM
By Lamont Buford - Youth Hockey / Youth Hockey Blog
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Affton Americans are National Champions

The Affton Americans Midget Major Central States Development Hockey team finished the 2012-13 hockey season with a number two ranking and a U18 Tier II 3A national championship.

Affton was ranked No. 1 for most of the season but found out that they had to change classes shortly before the tournament. They were moved into a class with more hockey rich teams from Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio and New York.

The Americans had to play four of the top 10 teams en route to the championship, including the number one team in the rankings, the Sylvania (OH) Maple Leafs. They lost in their first pool play game after starting the game off with a 2-0 lead. After giving up three goals in the third, the teams’ eyes were opened and focus regained.

The top two ranked in the nation matched up in the quarterfinals and Affton dominated the game, 4-1. The Americans would only give up three goals, all against ranked teams, in the playoff rounds, all of which were in the last five minutes of the games.

In the final two games, the Americans defeated the Wonderland (CT) Wizards, the No. 10 ranked team) 4-1 in the semifinals and the Chicago (IL) Bruins, the No. 4 ranked team, 3-1 to win the National Title.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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