After winning the Blackhawk Cup midget minor state title, the Chicago Blues CSDHL Midget Minors advanced to the USA Hockey Nationals 3-A tournament March 31-April 4 in Wayne, New Jersey. The team competed hard against top-flight competition, posted a 1-2-0 record and ended up one goal away from a quarterfinal berth. Opponents were the Ashburn (VA) Extreme, ranked No. 1 in the nation according to MyHockey Rankings, Team Wisconsin (ranked No. 3) and the Skyland (NJ) Junior Kings (ranked #12). Congratulations to our Midget Minors on an outstanding and memorable season!
A large crowd at the Edge Ice Arena saw the Midget Minors win a Blackhawk Cup state title with a 7-5 victory over the Peoria Rivermen.