Marjory Stoneman Douglas wins state hockey title, dedicates victory to shooting victims
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s hockey team won the Florida state hockey championship in an upset Sunday, less than two weeks after the mass shooting that left 17 people dead at the school.

The school was the last seed in the four-team tournament on Sunday, but defeated No. 1 seed East Lake High School to make the championships, ABC10 reported. The team went on to beat Jesuit High School, 7-4, to take home the top prize.

Players on the team said they wanted to dedicate the win to the victims of the shooting.

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The team said they received 17 medals — one for each player — and that they would use the medals to honor each of the victims.

"No one was lacking energy in the locker room. We all came to play, we were all ready," senior Matthew Horowitz told ABC10. "This wasn't for us. This was for the 17 victims."

 

 

The high school partially reopened for the first time since the shooting on Friday. The school held an orientation for students and teachers on Sunday, and classes there will start again on Wednesday.

Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said earlier this month that officials had received numerous requests to tear down the three-story building where the shooting took place and place a memorial on the site.