FIVE MISSION PLAYERS LOOKING FOR THEIR THIRD CONSECUTIVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
By Tom Robinson, 04/02/2019
The Chicago Mission Tier I 16U team brings an uncommon level of big-game experience to the 2019 Chipotle-USA Hockey Tier I 16U Youth National Championship April 3-8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The defending national champions feature five players – Nick Addante, Kyle Aucoin, Matt Basgall, James Doyle and Jack Horbach – who not only are looking to repeat as 16U champions but are also seeking their third straight national title together after playing on the Mission’s 14U national championship team during the 2016-17 season.
Will Bowman, Nicholas Donato, Max Itagaki, Matt Romer, Kyle Smolen and Anton Sorensen are also trying to win their second straight title at the age group.