by Keith Andresen

Jesuit College Prep took home the D1 (Pure) State Title Monday night at the Comerica Center in Frisco defeating Allen 6-4 in game 2 and 2-0 in the best of 3 series. The game was tied 4-4 late in the 3rd period when Jesuit scored two goals, 17 seconds apart, to take a 6-4 lead.  The game was highlighted by several lead changes with the final goal by Jesuit being the first 2-goal lead for either team.  Jesuit will move on to the USAH National Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska April 15-19. Congratulations and Good Luck at Nationals!

Flower Mound/Marcus defeated Frisco 2-1 in Double OT for their 1st D2 State Championship.  The Game was 0-0 until 9:19 to play in the 3rd when FM/M grabbed a 1-0 league.  It looked like FM/M and goalie Michael Burgos were going to hang on but Frisco knotted the score with just over 2 minutes to play.  The first OT was scoreless with good chances for both teams. Finally FM/M was able to break through and score early in the second OT  to secure the title for FM/M.  Congratulations Flower Mound/Marcus!

In a rematch of the 2020 State 2A Final, Coppell made it back-to-back titles with 6-5 win over Denton County in Double Overtime. Denton County came out fast and raced to a 5-1 second period lead.  Coppell cut it to 5-2 at the end of the second period but Spartans still had control of the game up by 3.  Coppell chipped away with 2 goals early in the third but Denton County was holding on.  With just over a minute left, the Cowboys pulled their goalie and with 4 seconds left tied the score when a long shot from the blue line eluded the Spartans goalie to send the game to OT.  Both teams had quality looks in the first OT but could not get the winner.  Early in the second OT, League Best Forward Trevor Moore scored the game winner and Coppell took home the banner.

In the 2B Championship Game, the Richardson/Rockwall Raiders knocked-off the defending champion Cy-Woods Wildcats 6-5.  Both teams held one goal leads during the first 2 periods but the game was deadlocked 4-4 at the end of 2.  Finally the Raiders broke through just 6:30 left to take a 5-4 lead.  When they scored again with just over 4 minutes to play for the first 2-goal lead of the game it looked like the game was over.  However, the Wildcats scored on a power-play with 2:24 left to close the gap but it was not enough as the Raiders withstood a huge final push by the defending champs to claim the 2021 championship.  Congratulations Richardson/Rockwall.

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