Hockey history was made as Bismarck capture its first state championship in Boys HockeyGrand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Hockey history was made last night in North Dakota, as Bismarck captured it's first state championship in boys hockey.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Hockey history was made last night in North Dakota, as Bismarck captured it's first state championship in boys hockey.
You watched it live right here on WDAY, WDAZ, and the rest of ABC North Dakota.
With more on the Demons historic run, here's Dom Izzo.
It was a party 22 years in the making for Bismarck High. The last time a team from the West won a state title was Minot in 1992. But, the Demons were determined starting at the West region tournament and they took it all the way to Grand Forks to claim the school's first boys hockey championship.
Brett Malkmus/Bismarck Sr. Goalie: “It was unreal. It hasn't even sunk in yet. It's just the title of state champs. I'm going to wake up tomorrow and I think it will feel real. It feels like a dream, honestly it does.”
Jordan Spponer/Tournament MVP: “The last 3 years we lost in overtime in the quarterfinals and to get over that hump was one thing and come into the semifinals and beat West Fargo, 7-1, we kind of felt it. So, it's just awesome.”
Mike Peluso/Bismarck Head Coach: “I think I'm more happy because it’s just in regards for it's for everybody that has put on the Demon sweatshirt on for the last 40 years. It puts a feather in their cap as well, so it's pretty special.”
Malkmus: “It's huge, I hope a lot of people just love it up. I hope it inspires a lot of kids to come out because our hockey program is a little down in Bismarck and I definitely think it can boost it and it's just huge for our city.”