After an exciting weekend of playoff hockey, the field is set for the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Silver Cup Championship Tournament. The NA3HL Silver Cup Championship will feature six teams and be played at the Fox Valley Ice Arena, Geneva, Illinois, from March 27-30.
The six teams that have won their Division Semi-Finals series and advanced to the Silver Cup are: St. Louis Jr. Blues, North Iowa Bulls, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, Granite City Lumberjacks, Flint Jr. Generals and the Peoria Mustangs. St. Louis, Granite City and Flint all appeared in the tournament last season with Granite City winning the 2012 Silver Cup Championship.
All event information including: schedule, ticket information, scouting information, venue, hotels, car rentals and more can be found on the NA3HL Silver Cup website at: http://cup.na3hl.com/
For those that can’t make it to the event, all Silver Cup Tournament games will be broadcast live on FASTHockey.
The teams will be placed in two, three-team pools. Teams will be seeded according to their finish in the NA3HL regular season standings. A round-robin format will be used, with the teams playing the other two teams within their pool. The top team in each pool after round robin competition will advance on to play for the Championship. The bottom four teams at the conclusion of round robin play will be eliminated from the tournament. In the event of a tie after round-robin play, a tiebreaking procedure adopted in the rules and regulations shall be used to break the tie.
Pool A: #1 St. Louis Jr. Blues, #3 Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks, #6 Peoria Mustangs
Pool B: #2 North Iowa Bulls, #4 Granite City Lumberjacks, #5 Flint Jr. Generals
2013 Silver Cup Schedule
Wed, March 27: St. Louis vs. Peoria, 5:00pm; North Iowa vs. Flint, 8:00pm
Thu, March 28: Cleveland vs. Peoria, 2:00pm; Granite City vs. Flint, 5:00pm
Fri, March 29: St. Louis vs. Cleveland, 3:00pm; North Iowa vs. Granite City, 6:00pm
Sat, March 30: Championship, Pool A winner vs. Pool B winner. 1:00pm
The winner of the NA3HL Silver Cup will then advance to play in the USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Championship being held in Rochester, Minnesota from April 4-8.