After being the top-ranked team in the state all year, Orange Lutheran coach Dan Adams implored the Lancers to leave no doubts during the CAHA State Playoffs.
The Lancers lived up to their ranking while advancing to the championship game this past Sunday at Anaheim Ice. And after they defeated Santa Margarita, 3-1, in the final, the players celebrated earning the first state title in the program’s five-year history.
“It’s a huge accomplishment for us,” Adams said, “to go to the national championship as the No. 1 team in California. We’ve been No. 1 throughout the whole season. It meant a lot for us as a team.”
Orange Lutheran reached state final last year, but lost to JSerra. Their success in the state tournament last season helped them get invited to the national tournament.
This season, the Lancers (36-4) will head to the national tournament as California’s top-seeded representative. The tournament runs March 19-23 in St. Louis.Read the rest of this entry »