Championship Highlights from the New Jersey Spring Thaw

The New Jersey Spring Thaw Tournament, held from May 3-5, 2024, showcased the culmination of intense competition across various youth hockey divisions, providing exciting matchups and definitive results.

10U Championships In the 10U A division, the Blue Wolves demonstrated their offensive prowess with a commanding 10-4 victory over Red Bank Lumberjacks-1 (Black), asserting their dominance throughout the game. Meanwhile, in the 10U B category, the final was tightly contested, where North Jersey Blue Knights (Barter) edged out the Skylands Savages 6-5 in a nail-biting finish that underscored the competitive spirit of the youngest players.

12U Championships The 12U A division saw a closely fought battle with North Jersey Blue Knights taking a narrow 2-1 win over CP 61's, showcasing strategic defense and timely scoring. In the 12U AA division, Team Atlas outlasted Jersey Shore Americans 6-4 in a dynamic match that highlighted both teams' offensive skills. The 12U B championship was dominated by Complex Kings who doubled the score against Brandywine Outlaws, winning 8-4, thanks to their relentless attack and solid game management.

14U Championships Southern MD Sabres claimed victory in the 14U A division by defeating Frederick Polar Bears 6-2, showing their strong team cohesion and tactical execution. The 14U AA title went to NJ/MA Selects after a tight 3-2 win over Team Atlas, a game that tested the mettle and determination of both teams. In the 14U B division, the Spitfires showcased their abilities by beating H08 Knights 5-2, effectively balancing offense and defense to secure the win.

16U Championships In the 16U A division, Hard Edge Hockey demonstrated their skill and teamwork by overcoming Parker's Army with a decisive 6-3 score, reflecting their superior play throughout the tournament. The 16U AA championship saw NJ Raiders Selects clinch a close 4-3 victory against MD Jr. Black Bears, emphasizing the high level of competition and the narrow margins that defined the games.

18U Championships The 18U A division featured a dominant performance by the Wolverines, who shut out Hard Edge Hockey 5-0, showcasing their dominance in both defensive and offensive plays. In the 18U AA final, Southern MD Sabres defeated Parker's Army 4-1, continuing their strong showing in the tournament with effective teamwork and strategic plays.

The New Jersey Spring Thaw Tournament highlighted the skills, sportsmanship, and competitive nature of young hockey players, with each division providing memorable moments and thrilling hockey action.

New Jersey Spring Thaw Champions