The fourth-seeded Eagles upset top-seeded East Lake High School in an elimination game Sunday before routing Tampa’s Jesuit High School 7-4 later in the day to win the Lightning High School Hockey League Tier 1 state title, according to ESPN.
Officials with Jesuit High School congratulated the Stoneman Douglas team on Twitter after the win.
“The SD players endured unimaginable tragedy at their school, and now they will bring a state title back to their grieving community,” school officials said.
Congratulations to Stoneman Douglas, the Tier I hockey state champions with a 7-4 victory today over Jesuit. The SD players endured unimaginable tragedy at their school, and now they will bring a state title back to their grieving community. #AMDGhttps://t.co/joT6kGc0g2
Stoneman Douglas senior Matthew Horowitz told WBBH-TV that the team was awarded 17 medals, one for each player on the ice. He said the team plans to bring the medals back to the school to honor each of the 17 shooting victims.
The ice hockey league is sponsored by Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida, according to ESPN.