Both the Nova Girls 14U AA and 16U AA Girls Teams participated in the USA Hockey National Championships in Troy Michigan April 5 - 10. All the Nova families, players and coaches had a great experience at the 5 day event.
After Pool Play, both Nova teams were ranked 1st in their respective pools and brackets with the 14s being ranked 4th overall and the 16s ranked 3rd overall. The Nova 14s lost to the Steel City Selects 2-1 in a shootout but won their next two games against the Troy Lady Sting 6-0 and the Black Cats from Wisconsin (14U Division runner-up) 1-0. The 16s beat the Steel City Selects 4-1, the Troy Lady Sting 7-2 and the Wisconsin Selects 3-2 in shootout.
In the quarterfinal matchup, the 14U team lost a hard fought battle to the eventual Bronze Medalist, the Kensington Valley Ravens from Michigan.
The Nova 16s lost their quarterfinal matchup to the eventual Gold Medalist, the 2017 16U AA National Champions from Alaska, the Anchorage North Stars.
We look forward to the 2018 USA Hockey National Championships which will be held in Marlborough, MA April 5 - 9, 2018.