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Cherry Creek Advances to the Frozen Four

03/02/2015, 8:00am MST
By CC Hockey

Cherry Creek Moves on to Frozen Four after Ralston Valley Win!


Quarterfinal hockey roundup: Cherry Creek upsets defending champ Ralston Valley

By Ryan Casey Feb 28, 2015, 1:11 pm

Lewis-Palmer Cherry Creek hockey

Cherry Creek upset Ralston Valley on Saturday. (Jack Eberhard/

Cherry Creek took down two-time defending champion Ralston Valley in the quarterfinals of hockey's state tournament on Saturday.

The Bruins (17-4-0) jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Max Tennant and Jack Venuto in the first period. That would be all they needed, as the No. 5 seed held on for a 2-1 win over No. 1 Ralston Valley.

It is the biggest win for Cherry Creek since the program was revived following a 25-year hiatus in 2012-13.

Cherry Creek was also in the semifinals last year, where the Bruins lost to Ralston Valley 6-2.

Bruins goalie Brady Mielnicki had a huge game — including a big penalty kill late in the third period.

Ralston Valley (18-2-1) scored with eight seconds left in the game.


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