Beginning Thursday, April 3, 2014 the AHAI Adult State Championship Tournament attracted 20 Men’s and 6 Women’s Teams from 10 different area Adult Leagues to compete for 7 State Titles – Men’s B, C1, C2, C3, C4 Women’s C and Women’s B. Approximately 500 players competed in 57 games over 4 days at Center Ice of DuPage and Seven Bridges Ice Arenas.
The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois’ Adult Committee professionally managed the Tournament. AHAI, USA Hockey and Labatt/North American Breweries contributed prizes, gifts & complimentary beverages.
The B Championship featured the RMAHL Chicago Fire defeating the Darien Pucking Awesome team in a hard fought contest 5-3. The Women’s C Championship was a tense 2-1 win by WCHL MsConduct I over WCHL Brew City Blades after they tied in the round robin. The Illinois Stars Women’s B Champion repeated as did the C1 Men’s Champion, Ice Age. New Champion, Ice Holes from Fox Valley came from behind to win the C3 Championship over the Armored Saints. Addison Adult League Team NMI completed a 5-0 run with their C2 Championship over Ice Bison.
Most every game was a close competitive contest with evenly matched teams from different Leagues. Every team made the Playoffs and received at least 4 games for their $600 team fee, a great value and big fun!
The AHAI Adult Committee would like to thank the Team Captains, Players, AHAI, USA Hockey, IHOA, Center Ice of DuPage, Seven Bridges and their Staffs and Ron Abels, Chief Scorekeeper, as we look forward to a bigger and better Adult State Tournament in April of 2015!