by Scott Sartorio, 2018-03-12T06:20:34.000-07:00March 12 2018, at 06:20 AM PDT in October 2017 SeasonOddly enough, it had to end this way. Destiny demanded it. That’s the way Keene High hockey Coach Chris McIntosh saw it, at least. The Birds won their first-ever state title, 3-2, in overtime against St. Thomas Aquinas. When sophomore Joseph Walsh scored 40 seconds into overtime to lift the Blackbirds over St. Thomas Aquinas in the Division II state championship game here Saturday, McIntosh said it just seemed right. That a kinder fate had intervened. Walsh’s goal handed Keene a dramatic 3-2 victory and its first-ever state title.
“If we were going to win a championship,” McIntosh said, “it couldn’t have been auth... [more]