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Los Alamos High School Hockey Team Wins State!

on March 15, 2019 - 10:56am

The Los Alamos Hockey Team won State in a tournament played at the Chaves Community Center in Santa Fe this past Saturday. The Toppers play in the Rio Grande Hockey League, which has teams from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. The Toppers were the number one seed for the tournament but lost a game to the Amarillo team and had to play Taos to get to the Championship game, which they won 3-5 played on Saturday morning. Then, during Saturday afternoon, the Toppers played the Amarillo Big Texans for the Championship. The game was very physical and fast, but the Toppers emerged the winners by a score of 3-2 and took possession of the trophy. Jared Carnes proudly places the Championship Trophy in the trophy case in the Los Alamos High School lobby. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos High School Principal Carter Payne congratulates the Los Alamos Hockey Team and told them that even though the New Mexico Activity Association does not recognize hockey as a high school sport, the team will always be considered as part of the Topper family. Photo by John McHale/

Jake Dunwoody works the puck down the left side as Kam Lewis tries to knock it away. Photo by John McHale/

Sean Mitchell takes a shot at the goalie as Andy Jeffery backs him up. Photo by John McHale/

Tempers flare as #14 Brit Brookes knocked Carson Schramm to the ice with a back check in the goal area and Jake Dunwoody tries to break up the fight. Photo by John McHale/

Andy Jeffery tries to get to the puck but has a lot of interference from Kam Lewis. Photo by John McHale/

Max Farr takes a shot at the Topper goalie, Max Fisher who had 41 saves in the championship game and saved all but 2. Photo by John McHale/

Andy Jeffery tries to get the puck past Amarillo goalie Caden Romero, but the shot was blocked. Photo by John McHale/