HACKENSACK, N.J. - Girls hockey dominated the rink at Ice House on Friday and Saturday, as teams competed for a district championship title at the Tier-I and Tier-II levels. Following a series of competitive games, the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers swept the Tier-I divisions and are headed to Dallas for the chance to further their notoriety with a national title.
In the Tier-I 16U division, the Jr. Flyers shutout the New Jersey Colonials Friday afternoon 5-0. But the Colonials were fired up in the best-of-three contest and came back Saturday morning ready to battle. In a back and forth game, the Colonials managed to push it to overtime, leaving the potential for a third game in contention. In the end, the Jr. Flyers managed to sneak a goal past the netminder and earn the district championship.
At the Tier-II tournament, the 16U New Jersey Bandits snatched another ticket to USA Hockey Nationals following their inaugural appearance on the national stage last season. They beat the Jr. Flyers in the championship game narrowly 5-2. The Jr. Flyers earned the finalist title and are also headed to nationals in Irvine, California.
Joining the 16U Bandits and Jr. Flyers are the 19U Little Flyers and Jr. Flyers. These two teams battled it out through the brackets. The Colonials gave the Jr. Flyers a challenge in the finalist title game, pushing into overtime. But in the end, the Jr. Flyers won and punched another ticket to Irvine.