Monarch jumps to early lead to beat Cherry Creek, set up state title rematch with Regis

Monarch beats Cherry Creek to advance to the state championship.

DENVER--The Monarch Coyotes are hoping to change the popular phrase to "fifth time's a charm". 

For the fifth consecutive season, the school will be the heading to the hockey state championship. And, this time, the Coyotes will try to make history. 

With a 4-1 victory over Cherry Creek in the Frozen Four, Monarch set up a state title rematch with Regis Jesuit on Monday night. 

The Coyotes wasted no time taking control, scoring three goals in the first period to take a 3-0 advantage into the second. 

Franny Churches started things off with a quick goal, and then the next two came off the stick of Brodie Wiener. 

From there, the Bruins could really never get back in it--although, Danny Taggart did score in the second period to cut the deficit to 3-1. 

Still, that was as close as Creek would get, as Monarch added an empty-net goal late to seal the 4-1 victory. 

The Coyotes are the only team to beat Regis this season, and they'll look to do it again Monday to finally get that elusive state championship.


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