The Granite City Lumberjacks are the NA3HL Silver Cup Champions for the 2016-2017 hockey season. The Lumberjacks defeated the Metro Jets 2-1 in the championship game Sunday afternoon. The new champions advanced to the title game after defeating the Binghamton Junior Senators 3-2 in the semi-finals game on Saturday. The jets advanced upon a 6-1 victory over the Yellowstone Quake.
The Metro Jets opened the scoring in the first period on the power play when Evan Newel scored at 3:41. He was assisted by Robby Flannery. Granite City answered in the second period with a pair of goals.
|Granite City Lumberjacks -- courtesy NA3HL|
Northeast Division representatives, Binghamton, defeated Jersey Shore to advance to the Championship Tournament, 3-2 and 5-2 last weekend. In the first of three games in the round robin tournament, the Junior Senators defeated the Long Beach Sharks 8-1. They fell in overtime to the North Iowa Bulls, 3-2, in game two. They then defeated the Yellowstone Quake in game three, 3-2. Binghamton claimed the top seed in Pool B for the semi-final matchup against Granite City.