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Marjory Stoneman hockey team wins Florida championship

  • The fourth-seeded Eagles upset top-ranked East Lake 3-1 in the Sunday morning semifinals, then routed Tampa Jesuit 7-4 in the afternoon finals
  • Ice hockey in Florida is a club sport sponsored by Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida 
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas began as the last seed in the four-team bracket tournament after losing its first three games 

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ice hockey team won the Florida championship, 11 days after a gunman killed 17 of their classmates and staff members.

The fourth-seeded Eagles upset top-ranked East Lake 3-1 in the Sunday morning semifinals at a minor-league rink near Fort Myers, then routed Tampa Jesuit 7-4 in the afternoon finals.   

Marjory Stoneman Douglas began as the last seed in the four-team bracket tournament after losing its first three games. 

The team, however, fought valiantly to inch back towards the top and upset top-seeded East Lake to earn a spot in the final.

In the championship, Marjory Stoneman Douglas took a commanding 4-0 lead in the first period and didn;t look back as goalie Nathan Shield’s recorded 18 saves against the Jesuits, according to Sports Illustrated.  

Adam Hauptman recorded a hat trick to lead the team, while Matthew Hauptman and Matthew Horowitz contributed two goals each, Sports Illustrated added.

Ice hockey in Florida is a club sport sponsored by Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida.  

The hockey team triumph comes less than two weeks after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz stormed his former high school with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and killed 17 people.  

Pictured: People visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 25, 2018 in Parkland, Florida 

 



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