x
Breaking News
More () »

Denver's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Denver, Colorado | 9NEWS.com

Fort Collins hockey takes out Chaparral in 3OT in Frozen Four

The Lambkins are headed back to the hockey state championship game for the second consecutive year.

LOVELAND, Colo. — Playoff games that wear late into multiple overtimes is nothing new for the Fort Collins hockey team.

The Lambkins were part of last year's historic five-overtime thriller in the state championship game, ultimately falling short to Valor Christian in 5OT.

This time around, Fort Collins came out on the winning end -- surviving a triple-overtime clash with Chaparral in the Class 5A Frozen Four at the Budweiser Events Center on Tuesday night.

Nolan Williamson delivered the game-winning goal just 27 seconds into 3OT to help the Lambkins punch their ticket to the 5A state title game.

Aidan Beck and Riley Laub also scored for Fort Collins, while Landen Shay and Blake Neil found the back of the net for Chaparral. Neil's goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation forced overtime.

Fort Collins, the No. 1 seed in the playoff bracket, will face the winner of No. 2 Regis Jesuit vs. No. 3 Valor Christian in the championship on Thursday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30 pm at the BEC.

>>Watch the extended video above and see the highlights on the 9NEWS Prep Rally this weekend!

RELATED: Fort Collins goalie Sam Simon reflects on historic 5OT, 84-save performance

RELATED: Fort Collins ices Ralston Valley in high-profile hockey matchup

SUGGESTED VIDEOS | Sports

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox.

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER

Download the 9NEWS APP
iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE

ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.

For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.