At times during the Landon hockey team’s lengthy unbeaten streak over the past two seasons, the Bears appeared — and felt — like a team that could not lose. But a well-timed reality check courtesy of Georgetown Prep forced Landon to refocus if it hoped to achieve its championship aspirations once more.
In Friday night’s Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey League final against No. 7 DeMatha, the Bears came out eager to prove they are still the region’s top hockey team, and they did just that, cruising to a 5-1 victory and their second straight MAPHL title.
The top-ranked Bears (19-1) had gone 35 consecutive games without a loss when they dropped two games in seven days, including a 3-2 loss in their Interstate Athletic Conference regular season finale against the Little Hoyas.
“I think we sort of felt we were invincible. We could just put on the sweaters, come out and play and we could be anybody,” Landon Coach Chandler Gammill said. “All of a sudden, we realized we had to be on our game constantly for a full 45 minutes. And that’s what these guys did tonight.”