Marjory Stoneman Douglas wins state hockey championship

Eagles win twice Sunday

ESTERO, Fla. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's ice hockey team won a state championship on Sunday.

The Eagles won twice to capture the state crown at the Germain Arena in Estero.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas beat Jesuit 7-4 after beating top-seeded East Lake 3-1 on Sunday morning to earn a spot in the title game.

The back-to-back wins come after Douglas lost two games Saturday in the tournament.

The title comes just 11 days after a mass shooting at the Parkland school took the lives of 17 people.

"No one was lacking energy in the locker room we all came to play we were all ready," Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Matthew Horowitz said. "This wasn't for us. This was for the 17 victims." 

The team received 17 medals, one for each member of the team.

They plan to bring them back to the school and use each to honor one of the victims.

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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.