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See You at the UC: Waubonsie/Metea

Meet the only team in Illinois to lose at the UC last year and fight their way back in 2019

by Austin Siegel /

SEE YOU AT THE UC: Waubonsie/Metea

WHERE: Aurora, Illinois

NICKNAME: Warriors

CLUB COLORS: Green and Gold

FAMOUS ALUMNI: Olympic gold medalist Morolake Akinosun (Waubonsie) , Denver Broncos tight end Troy Fumagalli (Waubonsie)


The Waubonsie/Metea Warriors will arrive at the United Center this season looking to answer a simple question: How do you top a Cinderella run through the Illinois State High School Hockey Championships?

After reaching the United Center as the #5 seed last year, the top-seeded Warriors are back in the state title game with their eyes on winning the whole thing. Following an impressive 5-1 win over Leyden in the semifinals, Waubonsie/Metea look primed to write the final chapter of a redemptive 2018-19 season. 

Tweet from @bhyouthhockey: Waubonsie/Metea @warriorshockey_ advance to the United Center with a 5-1 win over Leyden to play for the Boys Combined Varsity Championship. #RoadToTheUC

The Blackhawks will host the 2019 Illinois State High School Hockey Championships, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers, at the United Center on Friday, March 22. Fans can purchase tickets here to watch Waubonsie/Metea battle Glenbard in the final game of the tournament at 9:15 p.m. 

The United Center scoreboard feed of the Girls' Division and Combined Division games will be streamed live on and the Blackhawks mobile app.

Looking to claim their first state championship since 2014, Waubonsie/Metea fell short a season ago. After a 7-2 loss to BGHW as the #5 seed in the state tournament, the Warriors return to the United Center in 2019 as a top-seeded juggernaut. 

They took care of business in a title game rematch against BGHW in the quarterfinals, knocking off the Mustangs 6-2 in resounding fashion. The Warriors built a 4-0 lead over Leyden through two period in the state semifinals, before cruising into the United Center for the second year in a row with a 5-1 win. 


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