OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF)– The Central Catholic Maroon Knights are the defending West Virginia state high school hockey champions.

#3 Central battled #6 Charleston on Friday.

The Chiefs gave the Knights a good fight. They put up three goals to take the lead in the first period.

Then Payton Hildebrand got another goal for the Knights.

Central trailed behind the Chiefs 3-2.

Central pulled ahead early in the third period.

Then Ethan Taylor scored two goals in under a minute.

CCHS took the lead 8-6.

The Maroon Knights advance to semifinals. On Saturday they’ll face Morgantown at 7:45 p.m.