Sioux Falls, SD – South Dakota’s team of 14-and-under hockey players leaves for Texas today to prepare for the USA Hockey Tier II 14U National Tournament, held April 29 to May 3 in Dallas.
Team South Dakota is comprised of twenty youth ages 13 and 14 from eleven different communities across the state. Players skate for their local hockey associations during the regular season, and then come together to form Team SD for tournament play.
To qualify for nationals, Team SD participated in more than two dozen hockey games since last summer.
Teams from a dozen states will compete in three rounds of pool play, with the top teams advancing to the championship rounds.
Carter Sanderson is the lone player from Pierre and he says he’s excited for the opportunity…
Team SD will hit the ice for its first game at 12:15 P.M. central time on Thursday, April 29, versus the Nashville, Tennessee Flyers. They’ll play the Arizona Junior Coyotes at 6:30 P.M. on April 30, and the Ashburn, Virginia Xtreme at 2:30 P.M. on May 1.
The Tier II 14U National Championship Game will be played at 11:15 A.M. on Monday, May 3. All games are available for viewing online at Hockey TV www.hockeytv.com.