The Ducks will host the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL) championship games tomorrow, Mar. 6 at Honda Center. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity championship game at 8 p.m. Admission to both the varsity and junior varsity championship games is $5 and open to the public.
Santa Margarita and JSerra will face off in the varsity championship. Santa Margarita went undefeated in league play (8-0), finishing atop the league and earning a bye to the championship game. The Eagles were the highest scoring team in the league with 46 team goals. JSerra advanced to the finals after defeating Servite High School, 2-1, in the semifinal contest on Feb. 25.
Damien will play Long Beach Prep in the junior varsity championship game. Damien completed their regular season with a 12-2 record, and followed with victories over Bishop Amat/Upland Christian and Edison in the quarterfinals (Feb. 25) and semifinals (Mar. 3). Long Beach Prep concluded their regular season with an 8-6 record, advancing to the championship game with a quarterfinal win over Servite (4-2) on Feb. 25 and semifinal victory over JSerra (6-1) on Mar. 3.
The Ducks launched the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League on July 1, 2008 with JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano) as its charter member with Santa Margarita Catholic High (Santa Margarita) closely following in 2009. The league swelled to seven clubs for the 2010-11 season, with the addition of five teams and three new schools: Servite High School (Anaheim), Damien High School (La Verne) and Lutheran High School of Orange County (Orange). The ADHSHL entered the 2011-12 season with a membership of eight schools and 11 teams, including newcomers Bishop Amat/Upland Christian Academy (Upland), Huntington Beach Edison (Huntington Beach) and Long Beach Prep (Long Beach).
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