2022 High School State Championships

by Keith Andresen

2022 Texas State High School Championships

The Texas Amateur Hockey Association crowned four State Champions on Sunday January 23.  The D1 and D2 Championship games were held at Children's Health Center Valley Ranch and the 2A and 2B State Championships were played at the Children's Health StarCenter in Mansfield.  

D1 Champion-Jesuit Dallas

Jesuit College Prep raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and cruised to a 5-1 Victory  over Strake Jesuit Houston in the Division 1 final.  Strake battled hard the entire game but Jesuit was just two much to handle.  TAHA received 2 bids to the National Tournament at the D1 level so both Dallas Jesuit and Strake Jesuit will be competing in the USAH National Tournament hosted by Dallas Stars Tournaments in March.  Congratulations Dallas Jesuit!

D2 Champion Frisco West

In the Division 2 Finals, Frisco West nudged Frisco East 1-0.  Frisco West scored with only 1:09 gone in the first period and made it stand up the rest of they way for a thrilling, hard fought victory.  This was the first season the Frisco Varsity teams were required to split into East & West teams, and not many folks gave either team much of a chance to capture a State Championship let alone advance both teams to the championship game.  Frisco East did not go down easily, outshooting West 40-30 in a battle of stellar goaltending.  Frisco West will be the TAHA representative at the D2 USAH National Championships in March.  Congratulations Frisco West!


2A Champion-Plano East

The Panthers defeated a tough Birdville squad, 6-3 in the 2A Division Final.  East took a 3-1 after the first period and maintained their 2 goal lead at 4-2 after the 2nd.  Two early 3rd period goals by the Panthers sealed the Championship. Congratulations Plano East!

2B Champion-Lovejoy

in a 3OT thriller, Lovejoy beat Plano West 5-4.  Lovejoy took an early lead and lead 3-1 half-way through the 2nd period when Plano West mounted a comeback scoring 3 unanswered goals, the last with 2:20 left in the 3rd period to take a 4-3 lead.  It only took Lovejoy 7 seconds to come down the ice and tie the game and force overtime.  Both teams had quality looks in OT, including several shots off the posts and crossbar.  Finally, in the 3rd OT, after 26:07 of extra time, Lovejoy banged home the winner. Congratulations Lovejoy!