The Culver Military Academy Prep hockey team will face the Ontario Avalanche (Calif.) when it begins play in the Toyota-USA Hockey Tier I Youth National Championships at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 26.
March 23, 2015

In the 18-and-Under division, the Eagles will face the Buffalo Jr. Sabres at 8 p.m., Friday, March 27, and the Central Connecticut Selects at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 28. All the games will be played at the Northtown Center in Amherst, N.Y., which is a suburb of Buffalo. Each game will be streamed live on FastHockey.com. It is a pay-per-view site.

Sixteen U-18 teams from across the country will play in four four-team pools. Pool play ends Saturday. Teams must finish first or second in their respective pools to advance to the playoffs on Sunday, March 29. The championship game is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 30.

The Eagles, who are making their second consecutive trip to nationals, advanced by winning the Mid-American district championship in Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 8. The Eagles defeated the Pittsburgh Pens Elite, 7-2, in the championship game on Sunday. To make the finals, CMA defeated the Pittsburgh Selects (9-0), Pittsburgh Esmark Stars (6-2) and the Cleveland Barons (8-2).

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