The Santa Margarita High School Eagles, who’re part of the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League, gained their second straight high college country wide championship once they defeated Edina (Minn.), four-1, in the championship recreation in Strongsville, Ohio.
Joshua Hyden recorded a hat trick and goaltender Brandon Yamasaki made 25 saves for the Eagles, who received their third championship in faculty history. They formerly gained in 2013.
The Ducks High School Hockey League became launched in 2008 with one crew and has considering that grown to forty nine groups. Its alumni have gone on to play in NCAA packages, American Collegiate Hockey Assn. Schools, and in junior leagues all through North America.
Former Ducks and Kings ahead Craig Johnson coached the Eagles to their identify, with former Ducks Jason Marshall and Ladislav Kohn as assistants. Kaelin Groon, a former Santa Margarita participant, also was an assistant teach. “We are very proud of the kids and the way they performed,” Johnson stated in a declaration. “They confronted a lot of adversity this year after losing so many key gamers from remaining yr’s group. They found a way to paintings thru it, and persevered. We determined a way to pop out on pinnacle.”