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Day 2: Youth Tier I

By AAHA, 04/29/21, 9:15PM EDT


The U.S.A. Hockey National Tournament entered day two today as teams continued to compete across the country.

The 15O NJ Avalanche team defeated Team Alaska in Dallas, Texas during a high-scoring game of 6-5. The Avalanche were able to capitalize on two power plays in the first and second periods when Richard Rucireto and Brady Silverman each scored goals. The third period began with a 5-2 score favoring the Avalanche. Team Alaska fought back in the third period, sinking 3 more goals, two of which were scored by Dantae Hunziker, but it was not enough to overtake the Avalanche, who also earned a goal in the third period scored by Anthony Cappello.

In Maryland Heights, Missouri, The 16U New Jersey Rockets defeated Minnesota’s Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Minnesota scored first, but the Rockets went on to score three unanswered goals. Tyler Peddle scored a goal for Shattuck-St. Mary’s with 18 seconds left in the third, but it wasn’t enough to overtake The Rockets, who won 3-2. The New Jersey team is now leading USA pool play.