by Brian Stanton

Fenton, MO – These three division state championship games were not nail bitters but lets take a look at how the teams got there and who won the prize in Varsity D2, Junior Varsity and the C-Division.


In the C-Division semifinals #1 Holt defeated #4 Fort Zumwalt North 6-0 while #3 Fort Zumwalt South dominated #2 DeSmet by the score of 11-3. This set up for a matchup with the #1 Holt Indians taking on the #3 FZS Bulldogs.

FZS struck first just 14 seconds in to take a 1-0 lead as Ian Wilson lit the lamp for the Bulldogs. Holt would tie it up midway through the first period as Jacob Lafave split the pipes. The Bulldogs would respond with three goals late in the period as Drew Royer, Brayden Wilson, and Jody Kenny all would get a tally and FZS would head to the second period with a 4-1 lead.

It was all Bulldogs in the second period as the Indians were not able to come up with much offense. FZS’s Drew Royer, Brayden Wilson, and Kenny all scored in the second period and sealed the deal for the Bulldogs. FZS was the 2018 C-Division State Champions!

Junior Varsity

The Junior Varsity semifinals saw #4 Fort Zumwalt West slide by #1 Seckman 3-2 and #3 Rockwood defeated #7 CBC 10-4. With those wins, the #3 Rockwood Falcons would faceoff against the #4 Fort Zumwalt West Cougars.

The Rockwood Falcons dominated for the majority of this game scoring four goals in the first period and five more in the second. The Cougars on the other hand could only tally one goal early in the second period, as Rockwood would win this contest 9-1. The Falcon’s Justin Massara led the way with five goals and two assist, while goaltender Brady Hill made 18 saves. Rockwood was the 2018 Junior Varsity State Champions!

Varsity Division 2

The Varsity D2 semifinals saw #5 Francis Howell North upset #1 Rockwood 4-3 and #2 DeSmet dominated #3 Fort Zumwalt West 11-1. This set up a matchup between the defending Varsity D2 state champion DeSmet Spartans and FHN Knights.

The Knights came out of the gate on fire as Kyle Vossmeyer scored and Matt Tilley sniped twice to give FHN the early 3-0 lead. The Spartans quickly responded with two of their own to get within one before the Knights scored again to make it a 4-2 lead with about 7 minutes remaining in the first period. Then DeSmet got on a roll, clamped down in the defensive zone and buried their offensive opportunities. The Spartans scored 11 unanswered goals to defeat the Knights 13-4. DeSmet was the 2018 Varsity Division 2 State