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State hockey: Monarch preview box for first round of state tourney

(7) Cheyenne Mountain vs. (2) Monarch

When: 6:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Boulder Valley Ice

Records: Cheyenne Mountain 8-10-0; Monarch 16-1-2

Notes: Monarch has not lost at home in more than a year. The Coyotes’ lone home loss the past two seasons was a 3-2 decision to Ralston Valley on Jan. 14, 2013 . . . Monarch is 35-0-4 against opponents other than Ralston Valley the past two seasons . . . Walker Harris leads the Coyotes with 17 goals and 25 assists. Cameron Taggart has contributed 16 and 22 . . . Monarch has scored a state-best 119 goals while the goaltending trio of Ian Oden, Bailey Aust and Aiko Kyle has permitted a mere 27 goals in 19 games . . . Cheyenne Mountain is led by Doug Klopenstine, who has scored 17 goals and registered five assists. Ryan McCann is the Indians’ primary goaltender and has recorded two shutouts . . . Columbine and Heritage also will meet at Boulder Valley Ice on Friday (8:45 p.m.) with the winners squaring off Saturday in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. at Foothills Ice Arena.

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