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Two Penguins Elite Teams Win National Titles

16U Boys, 14U Girls win respective championships, the second and third for the Penguins youth program.


The Pittsburgh Penguins will start the playoffs on Wednesday as they look to win their third Stanley Cup Championship in four years, but two Penguins Elite youth teams have already brought home some hardware!

The two teams won their respective national championships. According to the Penguins, the 16U boys defeated Yale, 2-1, in Grand Rapids, MI, while the 14U girls beat Little Caesars, 4-3, in overtime at Irvine, CA .

These are the second and third national championships for the Penguins Elite, after 18U boys won in 2016.

For the boys, goalie Aidan Campbell stopped 26 of 27 shots to lead the 16U boys in a tight defensive struggle. Meanwhile, the girls rallied after falling behind 3-1. Laney Potter scored with 1:08 left in the third period to force overtime. Jaidan Fahrny then got the championship-winning shorthanded goal in OT.

You can learn more about the Penguins Elite youth program by clicking here . The teams play at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township.

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