With five straight wins to close the season, including four last week, the U.S. National Team won the NAHL’s North Division regular-season championship.
After doubling up the Machine on Tuesday, 8-4, Team USA skated to victories over Motor City on Friday (6-2) and Saturday (4-2). The U.S. team capped off its regular season on Sunday with a 5-3 triumph over the Alpena IceDiggers.
As the No. 1 seed in the North, Team USA will face off against No. 4 Alpena in the first-round of the divisional playoffs. The No. 2-seed Mahoning Valley Phantoms will play the Traverse City North Stars in the other divisional semis.