The semi-finals at the 18u USA Hockey National Championship on Sunday were BEAST heavy to say the least. The BEAST flexed its muscles as the North Jersey Avalanche, Rochester Coalition and Mount Saint Charles all made the final four. The North Jersey Avalanche will battle fellow BEAST foe Rochester Coalition on Monday May 3 at 10:15am in the 18u USA Hockey National Championship.
Ethan Ulrick scored the game winner at 7:13 of overtime to push the North Jersey Avalanche past #1 seed and perennial powerhouse Shattuck St Mary’s 4-3 in a thrilling back and forth battle.
Rochester Coalition jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held off Mount Saint Charles late to secure a 3-2 victory to secure their spot in the national championship game today.
Rochester has won the only other meeting this season between the two with a 3-1 victory on September 5, 2020.
Good luck to both North Jersey and Rochester. Go BEAST!
BEAST teams Continue their march for a National Championship at the 14,16, and 18 levels. At 14 BK defeated the Junior Eagles to advance to tomorrows championship in Texas. In an all BEAST u16 semi final the Avs defeated BK in overtime in one of the best games of the tournament. The 18 semis featured another all BEAST matchup of ROCO vs Mount ST Charles with ROCO holding on for a 3-2 win to advance to tomorrows championship. The cardiac kid North Jersey went to OT again and pulled out a thrilling OT victory against Shattuck St Mary's to set up an all BEAST final against ROCO
11:00 AM Bishop Kearney vs Shattuck St Marys
11:00 AM North Jersey Avalanche vs Colorado Thunderbirds
11:15 AM ROCO vs North Jersey Avalanche
The BEAST teams have clawed their way into USA Hockey Semis beginning tomorrow in Missouri and Texas. Great games all day with a couple of tough loses but the BEAST continues to show we are the best league in the country.
11:15 AM Bishop Kearney vs Boston Jr Eagles
11:15 AM Bishop Kearney vs North Jersey Avalanche
1:45 PM North Jersey Avalanche vs Shattuck St Marys
2:00 PM ROCO vs Mount St Charles