The NoVA 14 Upper A Ice Dogs trekked to Newark, Delaware for a Presidents Day Challenge tournament playing against squads from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Again showing their prowess in late-day games, the Ice Dogs shut out the Union (NJ) Thunder 3-0 on Saturday afternoon and followed that up skating to a 3-1 win against the North Jersey Avalanche Saturday evening. After briefly falling behind to the Hunterdon (PA) Bears on Sunday evening, the Ice Dogs came back to win 4-2 and again secure the top seed for the final game, a rematch against the Union Thunder.
The championship game was a hard-fought defensive battle. The Ice Dogs finally converted one of their many scoring opportunities in the second period and dominated the defensive zone to secure a 1-0 victory and the tournament championship.
This is the second tourney championship in 30 days for the NoVA 14U UA team.