Gia’s gold medal game with the AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks vs the AAA Anchorage North Stars was named as MyHockeyrankings.com ‘Best Game of the Week.’
Saturday, March 17, 2017
Special to Vegashockey.net
Gia Avalone of Las Vegas and the AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks girls 16u team are going to the The Show – the U.S. Nationals.
Gia and the Lady Ducks beat the AAA Anchorage Alaska North Stars girls 16u in a Best of Three series to win the Pacific District Championship and a spot in the upcoming U.S. Nationals.
Anaheim vs Anchorage Alaska North Stars Best of Three in San Jose went like this:
Anchorage North Stars won game one 2-0
Anaheim Lady Ducks won game two 2-0 – Gia two assists
Anaheim Lady Ducks won the decisive game three 2-1 OT.
“That last game was the hardest, most physical game we ever played in,” Gia reported.
The U.S. Nationals will be in Marlborough, Massachusetts beginning April 5.
Older brother Steven Avalone, a top defenseman from Las Vegas who plays for the AAA Arizona Bobcats 18u, lost a tough Best of Three playoff series to the AAA Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes advance to the U.S. Nationals.