No. 1 Regis Jesuit hockey beats Chaparral, advances to 3rd straight state title

DENVER-- The Regis hockey team hasn't lost a game since last year's state championship. It's why the Raiders were so hungry to get back. With a convincing 7-1 victory over No. 13 seed Chaparral, they are.

The Regis hockey team hasn't lost a game since last year's state championship. It's why the Raiders were so hungry to get back.

With a convincing 7-1 victory over No. 13 seed Chaparral in the state semifinals, they've now done so.

Regis Jesuit continued its dominance in 2018 by scoring four goals in the second period to pull away from the upset-minded Wolverines and advance to their third consecutive state title.

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The Raiders did it with a team effort, as six different skaters found the back of the net on the night. Only Connor Kilkenny scored multiple goals (2).

The first period featured some great back-and-forth hockey. After Kilkenny opened the scoring at around the 10-minute park, Chaparral's Dorian Perrett evened things up at 1-1 with a goal of his own with 3:30 to go in the period.

The tie was short-lived, however, because just 20 seconds later, Kale Lone of Regis trickled in a goal through the five-hole to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead that they wouldn't relinquish again.

They tacked on four more goals in the second period and another in the third to run away with a 7-1 victory.

With the win, the Raiders (22-0) move on to the state title game, where they will take on Valor Christian High School Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.

The Wolverines, meanwhile--who pulled off two big upsets over Fort Collins and Steamboat Springs to get to the semifinals--finish the year 16-6-1 overall.