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The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team defeated the Taos Ice Tigers in the championship game of the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey playoffs Saturday night.
Nevin Gupta scored the lone overtime goal for either side to lift the Hilltoppers to a 4-3 victory over their main rival, the Ice Tigers, in the pure division championship game. Pure division teams are ones made up entirely of players from one school.
With just 1:08 remaining in regulation, Cory Schramm scored the tying goal to force overtime.
With the victory, Los Alamos earns the right to represent the state at the national championship tournament.
In the composite division — teams made up of players from more than one high school — El Paso (Texas) Coronado topped Cibola 3-2.