AHAI is excited to announce that the Chicago Mission brought home two (2) USA Hockey National Championship titles! The Chicago Mission 14U Girls defeated the Minnesota Green Giants just 26 seconds into OT to capture the USA Hockey Tier I Girls 14U National Championship title. Click here for the championship game recap. The Chicago Mission 19U Girls bested RYA @ Selects Academy 4-1, claiming the USA Hockey Tier I Girls 19U National Championship title. Click here for their championship game recap.
Although the Glenview Stars Girls 14U team put forth a valiant effort in their championship tilt, they ultimately lost to Detroit Honeybaked taking 2nd place in USA Hockey’s Tier II Girls 14U 1A National Championship.
There was a total of 18 Illinois teams competing for National Championship titles this year – 3 Tier I Youth teams (Chicago Mission 14U, Chicago Mission 15O, and Chicago Young Americans 15O), 7 Tier I Girls teams (Chicago Mission 14U, Chicago Young Americans 14U, Chicago Mission 16U, Chicago Young Americans 16U, Chicago Mission 19U, Chicago Young Americans 19U and Team Illinois 19U), 3 Tier II Youth teams (Chicago Bulldogs 14U, Chicago Jets 16U and Orland Park Vikings 18U), 4 Tier II Girls team (Glenview Stars 14U, Naperville Sabres 14U, Northshore Warhawks 16U and Northshore Warhawks 19U) and 1 High School team (New Trier Green).
Fourteen out of 18 teams advanced out of pool play and into the quarterfinals in their respective divisions and 10 of out those 14 Illinois teams bested their quarterfinal opponents to advance to their semifinal rounds. After the semifinal dust settled, only 4 Illinois teams remained to battle for National Championship titles: the Chicago Mission 14U Girls, Glenview Stars 14U Girls, Chicago Mission 19U Girls and New Trier Green.
Overall, our Illinois teams had a winning record of 52-30. Click here for a full recap of the 2021 USA Hockey National Championships. AHAI is incredibly proud of not only our Girls Tier I 14U & Girls Tier I 19U National Champions, but of ALL our teams participating in USA Hockey’s National Championships this year!