By virtue of winning the North American 3 Hockey League's (NA3HL) regular-season title, the St. Louis Jr. Blues secured the league's first berth to next month's USA Hockey Tier III Junior A National Tournament.
The Jr. Blues finished the regular season with a 32-10-0-3 mark, good for 67 points - four more than the second-place Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks.
The winner of the Hurster Cup Finals, which will be held from March 24-27 in Toledo, Ohio, will also advance to the national tournament.
The USA Hockey Tier III Junior A National Tournament will take place from April 1-4 in Rochester, Minn.
The Jr. Blues are the defending national champions.