National Hockey Prospects Capture Triple Crown Chicago Superseries Gold

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CHICAGO — Carey Terrance and Taeo Artichuk each scored twice while Maleek McGowan added four assists as National Hockey Prospects erased a two-goal deficit en route to a 7-2 triumph over the Connecticut Jr. Rangers in the Superseries AAA Elite Hockey Triple Crown Chicago championship game at MB Ice Arena on Sunday.

Sean Gibbons and Ryan Fine scored 2:06 apart in the first period to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead, but Terrance and Connor Haynes connected 4:41 apart to tie the score at 2-2 after one period of play.

Terrance gave the Prospects a lead it would not relinquish when he connected, shorthanded, 20 seconds into the second period assisted by McGowan before Artichuk scored on a penalty shot to make it a 4-2 game. Alex Assadourian and Tristan Bertucci added to the lead that sent the Prospects into the second intermission with a 6-2 advantage. Artichuk capped the scoring with one more goal in the third period for National Hockey Prospects, based out of Toronto, Ontario, which utilized Joey Costanzo and Ethan Marich in between the pipes.

Played over a three-year period, the Triple Crown of Hockey provides teams, players, and families a truly unique experience and format.

Based in three NHL original-six cities — Toronto, Montreal and Chicago — the second event of the summer provided the ultimate hockey and destination experience for over 300 players from 20 teams representing California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and New England as well as Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. Games were played at the new Chicago Blackhawks community rink, MB Ice Arena, as well as Mount Prospect Ice Arena in suburban Windy City.


“Looking back on the weekend, it is clear Triple Crown Chicago is the premier spring event at the Bantam Minor level,” former NHL player and Montreal native Steve Dubinsky said. “With so many great teams from across North America, the competition level was as high as expected. Congrats to both the Connecticut Jr. Rangers and National Hockey Prospects reaching the Gold Medal Game, and to NHP for being crowned Triple Crown Chicago Champions!”

Related: Triple Crown Toronto SuperSeries AAA Tournament a Smashing Success

(Photo courtesy of MB Ice Arena)

Brock Cummings scored in the eighth round of a shootout to send DHI Hockey Octane Elite Primeau to a 5-4 victory over the Jr. Voltigeurs in the Triple Crown Chicago Bronze Medal Game.

Cam Allen’s power-play goal, assisted by William Bray with 1:16 remaining in regulation, tied the score at four and forced overtime for DHI Hockey. Cal Ritchie also scored twice and Jacob Crisp also hit for the Bronze Medalists.

Nathan Baril, Evan Courtois, Alex Mercier and Mathieux Cataford each found the back of the net for for the Jr. Voltigeurs.

“The design concept of Superseries AAA is to maximize value as it relates to game count, competition as it relates to similar caliber opponents and cost as it relates to minimizing the burden on families and teams. This structure has allowed us to serve a space in youth hockey that every other brand tries to emulate,” former NHL Player and Superseries AAA partner Keith Primeau, said.

“We are involved in the game of hockey not just the business of hockey,” Primeau said. “We are proud of our integrity and a willingness to work with teams that has no rival in today’s environment.”

(Photo courtesy of MB Ice Arena)

Triple Crown June Schedule

Toronto, ON      May 31-June 3
Chicago, IL         June 7-10
Montreal, QC    June 20-24


Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS

Special to HockeyClan


Main Image: National Hockey Prospects Triple Crown Chicago Tournament Champions. (Photo courtesy of Superseries)


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