Bantam AA1 squad advances to quarterfinals at national tournament

The Los Angeles Jr. Kings’ Bantam AA1 team has advanced to the quarterfinals of its division at the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships after posting a 2-1 record in pool play at the event, which is being showcased this weekend in Salt Lake City.

The Jr. Kings will face off against the Chicago Blues in the quarters on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time.

The Andrew Stone-coached Jr. Kings opened nationals with a 3-2 victory over the Springfield Rifles (Massachusetts) on Thursday before falling to the Steel City Ice Renegades (Pittsburgh), 3-0, on Friday. L.A. finished the round robin with a 3-1 triumph over the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles (New York) on Saturday.

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