In North Dakota, Fargo Davies shoots for state titles for boys, girls
Fargo Davies looks to become first North Dakota school to win both titles in the same year.
FARGO — The boys and girls hockey teams from Fargo Davies could make history Saturday when they play in their respective state title games.
The Davies girls earned their third consecutive trip to the title game with a barrage of third-period goals against West Fargo United. The Eagles will defend their 2021 title when the take the ice against Fargo North/South at 4:45 p.m.
The game features a rematch of last year's title game.
Fargo North/South topped the Bismarck Blizzard by a 5-1 margin to advance to the championship for the fourth time in five years.
The Spruins have outscored their opponents 10-1 during the tournament. In 2018 and 2019, they lost in the title game against the Blizzard. North/South has not won a title as a combined team. South won two titles (2003, 2012) while North captured five (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011) prior to combining forces.
The Eagles topped the Spruins 3-2 in last year's title game to win their first state title. A second title could set up Fargo Davies to make history. No North Dakota school has swept the girls and boys hockey titles.
The Davies boys (23-3) look to capture their first state championship when they play Grand Forks Red River (20-5). Both teams have outscored their opponents by a 9-1 margin en route to the title game.
The Rough Riders are making their third consecutive appearance in the title game, having dropped last year's championship to cross-town rival Grand Forks Central and winning the 2020 title with a win over Fargo South/Shanley.
The Davies Eagles make their second appearance in a title game, having lost in 2019 to Central.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. at Scheels Arena.