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Maine Gladiators celebrate national championship

They captured the 2022 USA Hockey Youth Tier II U14 title
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 3:56 PM EDT
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AUBURN, Maine (WABI) - The Maine Gladiators brought home the 2022 USA Hockey U14 National Championship from Kalamazoo, Mich. this week.

They captured the 2022 USA Hockey Youth Tier II U14 title
They captured the 2022 USA Hockey Youth Tier II U14 title(WABI/Michelle Clements)

The team went 6-0 in five days on the way to the title. They say they knew they had a chance to get to the tournament finals by working together and doing the little things right.

That philosophy worked to perfection including a line featuring the tournament’s leading scorers Andrew Clements and Brody Emond along with Ben Dumais.

“This is probably one of the greatest lines I’ve ever been a part of with our chemistry. Winning the whole thing feels amazing,” said Andrew Clements, captain.

“We knew we could win it all. Most of us knew each other, so we knew what we were going to do. We came here for one reason: to win a national championship, and we won it,” said Brody Emond, center.

The players are mostly from Auburn and Lewiston, plus South Portland.

The group will now reload in two years time for the 16U championship.

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