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Olentangy Berlin captures first-ever Blue Jackets Cup title

By, 02/16/22, 8:15AM EST


School in just its fourth year defeats rival Olentangy Liberty to win high school crown

It was the battle of the blues as Olentangy Liberty faced Olentangy Berlin on Sunday in the championship game of the 2022 OhioHealth Blue Jackets Cup tournament. 

The Berlin Bears were looking to win their first CBJ cup championship in just the fourth season since the school opened, while the veteran Liberty Patriots were on the hunt for a second championship in a tournament they have not won since 2011.  

The Bears defeated the Patriots once earlier this season, handing Liberty its only loss of league play on the way to the regular-season title of the Capital Hockey Conference. And at Chiller North in the title game, they did it again, defeating the Patriots in the first minute of overtime play to earn a 4-3 victory. 

"Winning the CBJ Cup in our fourth year of existence is a tremendous accomplishment for our program," Berline head coach Tim Pennington said. "We beat two of the best, and most storied teams in our area and in the state." 

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