Seattle Junior Hockey Association’s 14U A1 Junior Admirals celebrate capturing the state title last weekend. COURTESY PHOTO, Vicki Alonzo

Seattle Junior Hockey Association’s 14U A1 Junior Admirals celebrate capturing the state title last weekend. COURTESY PHOTO, Vicki Alonzo

Seattle Junior Hockey Association’s 14U A1 Junior Admirals take state title

Local youth hockey team headed to district play

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 3:53pm
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For the Reporter

Seattle Junior Hockey Association’s 14U A1 Junior Admirals defeated the Wenatchee Wolverines to clinch the Washington State Tier I title last Saturday.

Winning the first two games in a best of three tournament, the team secured a spot in the USA Hockey Pacific District Tier I tournament March 8-11 in San Jose, Calif.

Auburn Mountainview’s Tyson Shaw and Bonney Lake’s Andrew Alonzo play on the team.

“This is an incredible accomplishment for our team,” said coach Regan Mueller. “We’ve been working towards this goal all season and are thrilled to represent Washington at districts.”

The team had a spectacular season:

• It took fourth place in Flight 1 of the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association league in British Columbia, the highest level in B.C. youth hockey.

• It went undefeated and won the AAA Dallas Saunders Memorial Tournament in Abbottsford, B.C., in January.

• It went undefeated and won the AAA Pat Quinn Memorial Tournament in Burnaby, B.C., in December.

• It went undefeated and won the AAA Tim Jardine Memorial Tournament in South Delta, B.C., in November.

They ended the regular season with 39 wins, 12 losses and four ties.

“We have risen to each challenge in British Columbia and Washington and now we are eager to play the best of the best in the western U.S.,” said team captain Tyler Waram.

The team will take on the Alaska All-Stars, Anaheim Junior Ducks and San Jose Junior Sharks in the round-robin portion of the district tournament next week.

The Seattle Junior Admirals team is made up of players 14 years old and younger from throughout the Puget Sound area, practicing at rinks in Kirkland and Lynnwood.

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