The Regis hockey team continues to make statement after statement as the Raiders get closer to what should be an epic state championship rematch with Monarch on Saturday.
Friday night, the top ranked Raiders faced off against No. 4 Cherry Creek, controlling the game from start to finish in a convincing 6-0 victory.
With the win, Regis improved to 14-0 on the year.
Early in the first period, forward Kale Lone started the scoring on a breakaway with the first of his two goals on the night. What ensued in the crowd was even better than the goal.
After the puck hit the back of the net, the Regis Jesuit crowd celebrated with its annual "Teddy Bear Toss", where fans in the stands toss stuffed teddy bears onto the ice in unison. All of the bears are then collected and donated to kids at the local Children's Hospital.
Once the rink was cleared, the party continued.
The Raiders added three more goals in the first period, and and another two in the second as they went on to win 6-0 in front of a packed crowd at Family Sports Center.
All together, five skaters found the back of the net. In addition to Lone's two goals, Shane Ott, William Desmond, Wyatt Verity and Anders Erickson all scored.
The win sets up a matchup of the two remaining undefeated teams in Colorado hockey Saturday night between two teams that are very familiar with each other.
Regis and Monarch have squared off in the last two state championships, with each school winning once.
Whatever happens Saturday night, the teams could very well see each other once again in the 2018 State Playoffs.