The Wyoming 18U AA Tier 2 hockey team is national champions for the first time. Thanks to a 4-0 shutout of the Boise Jr. Steelheads in the championship game at the national tournament in Delmont, PA. Team Wyoming featured players from six cities around the region. The title game victory capped a 5-0 mark at the championships.

WYOMING 18U TEAM WINS USA HOCKEY TIER II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Wyoming had several firsts on the way to the title. They competed in their first 18U championship game, completed round-robin play undefeated, got a No. 1 seed entering the medal round, and their first-ever gold medal.

The 18U AA program earned bronze medals in 2022 and 2023.

In National pool play, Wyoming defeated Pacific Edge Hockey from Portland, OR, 6-4, in their first game. Game two was a 3-2 victory over Boise. The final round-robin game resulted in a 5-3 win over the Delaware Blue Hens. That 3-0 record gave Wyoming the No. 1 seed.

Wyoming faced the Ogden Jr Mustangs from Utah. They played six previous games, and Team Wyo. won four. It took overtime, but Wyoming prevailed, 3-2. Boise topped the Atlanta Fire (GA), 5-3, in the other semifinal, which meant a rematch in the championship.

Team Wyoming blanked Boise, 4-0, for a national championship.

TEAM WYOMING MEMBERS ARE FROM AROUND THE REGION

The 2024 squad was comprised of Brax Thomas (Casper), Hunter Lane (Casper), Mason Chapmon (Miles City, MT), Dax Thomas (Casper), Kyler Clouston (Gillette), Holden Leosh (Jackson), Leo Eiland (Gillette), Patrick Lynch (Gillette), CJ Lang (Miles City, MT), Nick Korpi (Jackson), Eli Youmans (Casper), Patrick McGrath (Casper), Tommy Caruso (Jackson), Isaak Erickson (Cheyenne), Mason Romaine (Jackson), Peyton Marty (Gillette), Kolin Krizan (Riverton), Aaron Gallant (Cheyenne), Ryker Spiegelberg (Casper), and Anthony Moorehead (Miles City, MT).

The head coach was Laramie Davies. This was his fourth year. Assistants were Dan Clouston and Cole Whitman.

Tommy Caruso, Aaron Gallant, and Hunter Lane became the only players to have won all three medals.

Seniors were Gallant (Captain), Kyler Clouston (assistant captain), Lane (assistant captain), Ryker Spiegelberg, Kolin Krizan, and Caruso, who is the only four-year player ever in team history.

This was the first time Wyoming hockey has won a national championship since the 14U AA and 16U AA won titles in 2016.

Congratulations!

Courtesy: Coach Laramie Davies
Courtesy: Coach Laramie Davies
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Courtesy: Coach Laramie Davies
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