Mercy Varsity Hockey won the Division 1 State Championship title on March 12 against Grosse Pointe South (GPS). Winning the game 3-2, the team took home the state championship trophy for the second year in a row.
GPS scored first, giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, Mercy junior Emily McCann scored, tying the game. Minutes later, sophomore Makena Duval gave the Marlins a 2-1 lead. GPS followed with a goal, evening the score again. At the end of the second period, junior Sophie Van Acker struck the puck past the goalie to put the score at 3-2 in Mercy’s favor.
After a scoreless third period, the Marlins were declared state champions once again.
“It was a moment I won’t ever forget,” said junior captain Hannah Hamilton. “We have worked so hard this entire season, and winning the championship capped it all off perfectly.”
Enjoy this short video of direct footage from the championship game and images from the season!