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2014 USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Championship

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This is the 2014 USA Hockey's national championship for teams classified at the Tier III Junior level.

The tournament was held at the International Skating Center of CT, in Simsbury, Connecticut from April 3-7, 2014.  The Hartford Jr. Wolfpack and the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League were listed as hosting the event.  The facility has two sheets of ice one NHL size and one Olympic size.

The playoff champions of the nine leagues classified as Tier III automaticly qualified for the championships and 3 other teams were entered the tournament.

The tournament format was three pools of four teams playing a single round robin.  Each team played one game on April 3rd, 4th, and 5th.  The the top team in each pool advanced along with a wild card team from the teams finishing second in each pool with the semifinal round being held April 6 and the semifinal winners met on April 7 for the National Championship.

Qualifying teamsEdit

League ChampionsEdit

Other QualifiersEdit

  • New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, of the Eastern Hockey League listed as host, they defeated the runnerup of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League, the Boston Jr Rangers,  in a single game playoff
  • Dells Ducks, of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League, runner up in league playoffs
  • Flint Jr. Generals of the NA3HL, playoff runner-up

Pool A "Red"Edit


New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, Junior Bruins, Helena Bighorns, Marquette Royals


April 3

  • Junior Bruins 5, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 3
  • Helena Bighorns 6, Marquette Royals 2

April 4

  • Junior Bruins 6, Helena Bighorns 0
  • New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 7, Marquette Royals 2

April 5

  • Junior Bruins 11, Marquette Royals 1
  • New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 5, Helena Bighorns 3


seed team                       W-L-PTS-GF-GA

  1. Junior Bruins          3-0-6-22-4 
  2. NH Jr. Monarchs     2-1-4-15-10
  3. Helena Bighorns    1-2-2-9-13
  4. Marquette Royals  0-3-0-5-24

Junior Bruins advance to semifinals

Pool B "White"Edit


Springfield Pics, Northern Cyclones, Flint Jr. Generals, Bellingham Blazers


April 3

  • Northern Cyclones 4, Springfield Pics 3
  • Flint Jr. Generals 6, Bellingham Blazers 1

April 4

  • Northern Cyclones 12, Bellingham Blazers 0
  • Springfield Pics 6, Flint Jr. Generals 0

April 5

  • Flint Jr. Generals 5, Northern Cyclones 2
  • Springfield Pics 8, Bellingham Blazers 2


seed team                         W-L-PTS-GF-GA

  1. Springfiled Pics         2-1-4-17-6
  2. Northern Cyclones    2-1-4-18-8
  3. Flint Jr. Generals       2-1-4-11-9
  4. Bellingham Blazers    0-3-0-3-26

Springfield wins pool on goal differential +11 to +10 to +2

Northern Cyclones finish second on goal differential +10 to +2

Springfiled Pics advance to semifinals

Pool C "Blue"Edit


Florida Jr. Blades, North Iowa Bulls, Dells Ducks, Boston Bandits


April 3

  • North Iowa Bulls 5, Florida Jr. Blades 0
  • Dells Ducks 3, Boston Bandits 1

April 4

  • North Iowa Bulls 5, Dells Ducks 1
  • Boston Bandits 2, Florida Jr. Blades 1

April 5

  • North Iowa Bulls 11, Boston Bandits 2
  • Dells Ducks 5, Florida Jr. Blades 3


seed team                     W-L-PTS-GF-GA

  1. North Iowa Bulls    3-0-6-21-3
  2. Dells Ducks          2-1-4-9-9
  3. Boston Bandits     1-2-2-5-15
  4. Florida Jr. Blades 0-3-0-4-12

North Iowa Bulls advance to semifinals

Wild Card qualifier for semifinalsEdit

The Northern Cyclones (+10) advance over the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (+5) and Dells Ducks (0) based on goal differential as all teams had a 2-1 records in the pools

Semifinals (April 6)Edit

  • Junior Bruins defeated Springfield Pics, 6-0
  • North Iowa Bulls defeated Northern Cyclones, 5-1

Final (April 7)Edit

  • Junior Bruins defeat North Iowa Bulls 4 to 1

source: USA Hockey tournament website

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