NP Squirt Black Wins 2024 Congressional Cup Midwinter Classic in Washington D.C.

Squirt Black secured the champion title over MLK weekend at the MyHockey Congressional Cup Midwinter Classic in Washington D.C., battling it out in a PeeWee division. Forced into a higher age bracket due to tournament scheduling issues, Coach Trevor Ion led the team to victory over teams two years older and often much larger in size. In their second game, down two goals with less than two minutes to play, the team rallied to secure a 4-4 tie and clinched a spot in the semifinals. In a show of tremendous fortitude, the Squirt Blacks recovered from a Sunday night loss to the Hamden Dragons (3-5) to beat them in a rematch in the semis, winning 5-3, marching on to the finals. They proceeded to take down the Piedmont Predators for the Championship, earning a 6-1 victory, through a culmination of elegant passing, strong breakouts, relentless defense and sharp goaltending. It was a memorable weekend of resilience, teamwork and strength in our nation’s capital.