York Hockey heads to state championship game; first-ever achievement culminates Sunday at United Center

On the evening of Wednesday, March 8, in front of a sold-out crowd at The Edge arena in Bensenville, the York Varsity Dukes beat Loyola Gold 2-0 in the state final four playoffs to advance to the state championship game for the first time in York Hockey history. Senior Frank Nicosia #8 scored the first and game-winning goal at 7:32 in period 3, assisted by senior Eli Maurer #31.  Junior Frank Rosa #12 scored the second goal with 48 seconds left in period 3. The Dukes take on New Trier Green at the United Center on Sunday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Blackhawk.com/HSChampionships.