BETHEL PARK (KDKA) – The Bethel Park High School hockey team is bringing home a national championship.
According to a press release from the school, Bethel Park defeated Providence Catholic (Ill.) 2-1 to win the 2014 USA Hockey National Championship.READ MORE: Penn State Class Of 2020 Invited To Celebrate Commencement In 2022
The tournament was held in Omaha, Neb. and featured 32 of the top teams from around the country. Pennsylvania state champion Peters Township also competed in the tournament, but did not advance out of group play.
Bethel Park opened play on Wednesday with a 9-2 win over Cherry Creek, Colo., which was their most convincing win of the tournament.
They would go on to defeat Medina, Ohio 4-2, tie J Serra, Calif. 4-4, defeat Sioux Falls, S.D. 3-0 and defeat Des Moines, Iowa 3-1 to reach Sunday’s championship game.READ MORE: One Tank Trips: State Parks To The North Offer Plenty For Those Wanting To Get Outdoors
With today’s win, Bethel Park became the first school from Pennsylvania to claim the national title.
The team bus is expected to return to the area around 7:45 a.m. Monday. They will receive a police escort to the high school, where an assembly will be held to congratulate them.
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