Four teams ready for CAHA A/B state championships

Four Los Angeles Jr. Kings A, BB and B teams will compete for California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) state titles this weekend when they face off against the rest of the state’s top A, BB and B clubs at Sharks Ice-San Jose from April 11-13.

The program’s Pee Wee A3 team, which celebrated a Southern California Amateur Hockey Association championship last month at El Segundo’s Toyota Sports Center, will open states against the South Lake Tahoe Grizzlies on Friday at 9:45 a.m.

The Jr. Kings’ Midget 18U A squad will open its tournament with a 8:30 p.m. meeting against the Capital Thunder on Friday.

On Friday at 4:45 p.m., the Squirt A2 team begins states with a 4:45 p.m. contest against the Tri-Valley Blue Devils.

The Squirt BB3 club continues its quest for a state championship on Friday at 3 p.m. against the Blue Devils.

The two teams with the most points at the conclusion of the three-game round robin portion of the tournament will play in their respective division’s championship games on Sunday.

For more information on the CAHA state championships, including the complete schedule, visit

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