The Syracuse Stampede will head to Las Vegas, Nevada for the AAU/UHU National Championships April 5th
after winning the Inaugural ‘NSHL Cup’. The round robin tournament will feature the top Junior ‘A’ teams from the Western States Hockey League (WSHL), Mid West Junior Hockey League(MWJHL) and the Northern States Junior Hockey League (NSHL).
In the first of three quarterfinal games for the Stampede, they will face the Hartland Hounds, winner of the MWJHL’s Veterans Memorial Cup. Hartland finished the regular season with an impressive undefeated season (47-0-1). Game time is set for Friday 1:10pm at the Las Vegas Ice Arena. In the second game, Syracuse will take on Tennyson Chevrolet, the MWJHL’s runner up, Saturday at 10:10am. The third game will be a rematch of the NSHL Cup finals between the Stampede and the Lake George Fighting Spirit and will take place Sunday at 4:40pm.
The semi-final matchups will take place on Monday and will be dependent on the quarterfinal results. The UHU/AAU National Championship game is scheduled for Tuesday.
The following is a breakdown of the Divisions for the Quarterfinal round robin games:
Division A Division B
Idaho Steelheads(WSHL) Hartland Hounds (MWJHL)
Syracuse Stampede(NSHL) Tennyson Chevrolet (MWJHL)
Bay Area Seals(WSHL) Lake George Fighting Spirit(NSHL)
All games will be broadcasted live on fasthockey. Please visit www.fasthockey.com
and follow the links to find the games online.
“It’s a very exciting time for our program. We are looking to carry our momentum out to Las Vegas after winning our league title. Our goal is to return back to Syracuse with more hardware, specifically a National Championship,” stated Coach Muscatello.