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St. Xavier wins third straight SWOHSHL title

By Michael Schemmel, 02/11/19, 11:15AM EST


LaSalle, Moeller win their brackets

The Red Division tournament of the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League followed the final regular season standings with St. Xavier winning the tournament over Talawanda in the championship game by the score 6-3.

In the first round, #4 Alter beat #5 Elder 6-2 and #3 Centerville won over #6 Beavercreek 3-2. In the second round #1 St Xavier beat Alter 3-2 and #2 Talawanda beat Centerville 6-4.

The win gives St Xavier their third straight SWOHSHL tournament championship.

In the league’s Gold Division tournament Troy fell to Mason, 4-2, and La Salle beat Sycamore, 4-1, in first round games. The winners played Sunday for the Gold Championship with La Salle coming out on top by the score of 4-1 over the Trojans.

In the Capital Hockey Conference, Moeller and Springboro met in the Blue Jacket Cup Consolation Championship on Sunday with Moeller winning 11-2.  The Crusaders and Panthers were the top two seeds in the Consolation Bracket.

The path to the championship for Moeller was a win over Gahanna 6-0 on Friday evening and a win over Thomas Worthington 8-3 on Saturday. Springboro beat St Francis DeSales 3-2 on Friday and then topped Columbus Academy 6-4 on Saturday.

All the teams from Southwest Ohio area are placed in the Columbus Bracket for OHSAA District tournaments and will be in action next weekend.


--- Michael Schemmel for Ohio Hockey Digest