The New Hampshire Avalanche U18 Prep Team took home the East Coast Labor Day Cup sweeping away big competition.

The squad took down teams with national attention like the North Jersey Avalanche that was ranked second behind Shattuck St. Mary Prep in last year’s USA Midget 18U Tier I rankings. They also defeated fourteenth ranked Neponset Valley River Rats 4-2 in their opening game of the tournament.

Moving onto the final round, the NH Avalanche faced Mid-fairfield where they skated away with a tight 3-2 victory to win the U18 ECC Labor Day Tournament title. The game winning goal was tucked away by defensemen Reese Popkin at 1:52 of the third period.

After turning heads this tournament, the New Hampshire Avalanche will soon begin their first season in the E9 Prep League as a part of the showcase division. The division will feature eight premier powerhouses that have made national headlines in recent years.

Reigning U18 State Champions, Neponset Valley River Rats are also a part of the showcase division.  Other teams in the showcase division include Boston Advantage, Valley Jr. Warriors, Springfield Rifles, Yale Bulldogs, East Coast Wizards, and the 95 Giants.