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