The 47th annual Mid-States Club Hockey Championship will be held at Scottrade Center on March 13.
Westminster Christian Academy and Marquette High School will go head-to-head at 5:30 p.m. in competition for the Wickenheiser Cup. At 8 p.m., DeSmet Jesuit High School and Saint Louis University High School will match up for a chance to hoist the Challenge Cup.
Going into their championship game, the Westminster Wildcats posted a record of 11-9-4 in the regular season and 4-1 in the postseason.
This season, senior Levi Wright accumulated 24 goals and 20 assists (44 points) for the team over the course of 18 regular-season games. Currently his points-per game mark stands at 2.44. Teammate Jeremy Regeon has also tallied 11 goals and 13 assists (24 points) for the team in 21 games.
Westminster's opponent for the Wickenheiser Cup - the Marquette Mustangs - are going into the game with a regular-season record of 15-7-2 and are 4-1 in the postseason. The team's top scorer, Adisen Brueck, has appeared in 17 games where he has racked up 16 goals and 13 assists (29 points). Just behind Brueck statistically is teammate Ben Chase, who has collected 14 goals and 14 assists (28 points) in 17 games this season.
Video: Club hockey competes for championships
From DeSmet Jesuit High School, the Spartans enter the championship with a season record of 15-5-4. Senior Nickolaus Thorpe has recorded 12 goals and 14 assists (26 points) in 24 games this season, while Stephen Randazzo II has eight goals and 12 assists (20 points).
The Saint Louis University Junior Billikens are going into the championship as the No. 1 team in the state with a record of 27-1-0 (including playoffs). This season SLUH senior and team captain Joseph Winkelmann has tallied 22 goals and 21 assists, racking up a total of 43 points in 15 regular season games. Teammate Kevin Einig has also made a name for himself with 18 goals and 18 assists (36 points).
General admission tickets for the games can be purchased online at scottradecenter.com for $9. In addition, Mid-States families, friends, fans and members can purchase dinner and game package online on the Mid-States Club Hockey Association website.
Stats courtesy of midstateshockey.us