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Stoneman Douglas wins state hockey title in an upset, dedicates its 17 medals to the shooting victims

It wasn't the Olympics, but the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles won an emotional and unlikely state hockey title on Sunday, just 11 days after a gunman killed 14 students and three adults at their Parkland, Florida, high school. Stoneman Douglas entered Sunday's Tier I SAHOF Florida Hockey State Championship semifinals as last seed, after losing their first three games on Saturday. But after beating top-seeded East Lake, 3-1, then Jesuit, 7-4, the Eagles are state hockey champions. The team got 17 medals, one for each player, and the players say they plan to use the medals to honor the 17 people killed last week.

"No one was lacking energy in the locker room — we all came to play, we were all ready," Stoneman Douglas senior Matthew Horowitz, who scored two goals in the final game, told ABC 10. "This wasn't for us. This was for the 17 victims."