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.

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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.

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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.

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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