Youth hockey is thriving in Southern California
, as shown by the Jr. Ducks’ stellar performances in this year’s Southern California Amateur Hockey Association tournament.
This weekend, no less than five teams will be playing in the SCAHA Finals at the Toyota Sports Complex in El Segundo. Although there are no state playoffs for the Mite A or Mite B Jr. Ducks teams, a win by the Bantam A, Pee Wee A or Pee Wee B Jr. Ducks would send them to the state championships.
“It’s pretty amazing that all 12 of the Jr. Ducks teams made the playoffs this year and five are going on to the SCAHA finals,” said Jr. Ducks President Art Trottier. “The hard work from the coaches, players, and parents are paying off.”
The success of the Jr. Ducks isn’t the only positive thing happening in Southern California
youth hockey either. The Lady Ducks 14U and 12U teams each made it to the National Tournament, to be held April 1-5 in Rochester, New York
. They will face the top teams in the country as they aim for national titles.
“We work hard to place our players and teams at the right level and this year we clearly have had success,” said Trottier. “The club philosophy, while winning is nice, is for the players to have fun and become a better player and person when the season is finished.”
The Anaheim Junior Ducks are a part of the Southern California Amateur Hockey Association and compete within SCAHA, and in tournaments throughout North America and Europe
For more information, visit www.scaha.com