The Richmond Generals won the 2022 USPHL Elite National Championship Presented By GMU Sport on Monday evening with an 8-4 victory against the Northern Cyclones.
The Generals went up early off two goals by Joe Petite. He would add one more goal to counter a Cyclones goal. It was early in the second with a 3-1 score in favor of the Generals when both teams exchanged quick back-and-forth goals. Within less than 10 minutes, it was 7-4, still in favor of the Generals.
Austin Sawyer's second goal was an empty-netter to wrap up the Generals' first championship since 2019.
The USPHL Elite National Championship Game is set for Monday evening at 6 p.m. at Cyclones Arena in Hudson, N.H.
The game will pit the Northern Cyclones - the hosts of the 2022 USPHL Nationals Presented By GMU Sport - against the Richmond Generals. The Generals are hoping to get the Elite trophy back after last winning it in 2019.
The Cyclones defeated the Islanders Hockey Club 3-1 to reach the final, while on the other sheet of ice on Sunday morning, the Generals came up with a 5-1 win over the first-year Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights.