Monday, March 30, 2009

NAHL North Division playoffs set

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 Motor City 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.

Motor City and the Marquette Rangers did not qualify for the postseason.

Photo by Robert Meyer/NAHL

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