CENTENNIAL | The Regis Jesuit ice hockey team will play in the state Frozen Four for the eighth straight time, but it will have to dispatch a nemesis to get to the state championship game.
Coach Dan Woodley’s Raiders capped an outstanding weekend of playoff hockey with a 3-0 second round victory over feisty Resurrection Christian Saturday at the Family Sports Center and moved into the semifinals, where they were joined later by a Monarch team that has beaten them in the Frozen Four in each of the past two seasons.
Cade Alcock scored what proved to be the game-winning goal midway through the first period and John Kane and Jack Kilkenny padded the lead in the second period, but junior goaltender Sam Gartner and the Regis Jesuit defense posted its second straight shutout to make one goal enough to keep the Raiders unbeaten at 19-0-1.
Regis Jesuit will play an 8 p.m. semifinal on March 5 at Budweiser Events Center against Monarch, which upset top-seeded Mountain Vista 3-2.
The other two teams in the Frozen Four — Cherry Creek and Dakota Ridge — hail from the Foothills Conference like the Raiders and Coyotes and will play at 6 p.m. March 5, with the state championship game slated for 2 p.m. March 7.
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REGIS JESUIT 3, RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 0
Score by periods:
Res. Christian 0 0 0 — 0
Regis Jesuit 1 2 0 — 3
First period: Regis Jesuit — Cade Alcock (Jack Kilkenny, Connor Brennan), 9:32
Second period: Regis Jesuit — John Kane (Andre Dugas, Grant Johnson); Regis Jesuit — Kilkenny (Roman West, Jack Jordan), 14:38
Goaltenders: Resurrection Christian — Dylan Griffith (25 shots on goal-22 saves); Regis Jesuit — Sam Gartner (12 shots on goal-12 saves)