The Oakland Jr. Grizzlies scored early and often Monday afternoon in Salt Lake City, en route to a national title.
With their 4-1 win over the Steel City Ice Renegades, the Grizzlies claimed the 2015 USA Hockey 14U Tier II 3A national title, emerging victorious from the tournament in Utah.
After playing to a 2-1 record in the round-robin start to the tournament, the Oakland squad beat the Delco Phantoms 6-3 in the quarterfinals early Sunday afternoon. They followed that up with a Sunday evening 3-1 win over the Chicago Blues to secure their spot in the title game.
The Grizzlies were able to represent Michigan on the national stage after defeating Grand Rapids 2-1 in Houghton for the MAHA state title.