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Palm Beach Breakers 18 & Under AA Team Wins State of Florida Championship in Stunning Overtime Victory

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Palm Beach Breakers Under 18 Double-A team came back from an 0-2 deficit against the Gulf Coast Flames to win the Florida State Championship with a 3-2 victory in a tense overtime game. 

The Breakers, led by Head Coach Ryan Sittler, assistant coaches Brian Marro and Timmy Plummer, conditioning coach Justin Jantzen, and team owner Lori Alf, now head to Lansing, Michigan for the USA Hockey National Championship in April. During the upcoming National Championship, the Breakers will compete with the Nation's best 32 teams in a winner take all tournament lasting five days and some of the most intense competition anywhere in the world for the Under 18 competitive hockey bracket.

"After a dramatic season, I couldn't be prouder of our team, and am looking forward to more successes in Lansing," commented team owner Lori Alf.  "Coach Sittler and his team have done a world-class job preparing the Breakers for this intense competition and I am excited for us to compete for the National title."

The Breakers' victory is a dramatic ending to the team's regular season, which included 15 regular league games and a grueling 6 tournaments with an additional 25 competitive matches. 

The Breakers entered the state Championships ranked third and outplayed the Scorpions and the Gulf Coast Flames to win it all.  With the wind in their sails, the team is now focused on winning the most competitive hockey tournament in the United States, the USA Hockey National Championship, an intense matchup of the country's fiercest Under 18 hockey teams from April 6-10, 2017.   Due to the team's regular season rigor, the Breakers already have experience playing many of the top-ranked teams expected to compete at Nationals.  For more information about the 2017 USA Hockey National Championship, visit: http://nationals.usahockey.com/2017.

About Palm Beach Breakers
The Palm Beach Breakers hockey program is committed to developing hockey players in South Florida so they may continue to play the game of hockey at advanced levels as they progress through their amateur years.  The hockey program shall emphasize fundamental player and team skills, conceptual development, nutritional awareness, physical conditioning and respect for the individual athlete and the sport.  The Breakers' Under 18 competitive hockey program is not only dedicated to developing a young player's technical skills but also to interpersonal and team building.  The Breakers train at the world class Olympic size facility Palm Beach Ice Works. 

For more information on the Breakers: http://www.pbbreakershockey.com/pages/home.asp 
For more information on Palm Beach Ice Works: https://pbiw.org/

Ryan Sittler
Director of Youth Hockey
(561) 656-4046 x211

Martine de la Torre
Marketing Director
(561) 656-4046 x214


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