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Oakland Jr. Grizzlies win 2015 USA Hockey 14U Tier II national title

By By MichaelCaples - Mihockey, 03/30/15, 4:00PM EDT


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.