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Upper Arlington duo hopes to push Golden Bears to first state title

By, 03/10/22, 1:00PM EST


St. Francis looks to repeat, while St. Edward and Gilmour Academy also will battle for the crown at Nationwide Arena

Sam Burns and Max Robins have combined for 183 points this year for the Upper Arlington hockey team, but the last two -- a goal for Robins and an assist for Burns -- will be remembered for a long time. 

With the Golden Bears tied 2-2 with Olentangy Liberty in the district final Saturday, two of the top-scoring players in the state made magic happen.  

Seconds after Upper Arlington goalie Brady Hagkull made a game-saving stop, Burns went the other way, put a shot on net and then got the rebound to the front of the cage for Robins to drive into the open net with 4.9 seconds left, sending UA to a second straight state Frozen Four. 

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