Whenever the 2021 SAHOF State Championship Tournament resumes play, Durant fans can look forward to watching the Cougars go for gold.
Durant locked up the top seed for the semifinal round with a 6-1 win over Boca Raton on March 12, followed by a 13-1 win over Southwest Broward and a 28-2 win over Spanish River/West Boca (both on March 13). The Cougars once again had Boca Raton’s number in the March 14 semifinal, winning 12-2 in the early-morning matchup.
The win put Durant in the Tier II championship game against a familiar foe: Seminole, the only other undefeated team in Tier II play. Durant and Seminole will play in a rematch of the 2021 LHSHL championship game at 7 p.m. March 24 at AdventHealth Center Ice in Wesley Chapel. The Sharks won last month’s LHSHL championship game 4-2, though Durant nearly tied the game with a third-period rally.