Regis Jesuit’s Nicholas Schultz reacts after he scored a goal during the third period of state semifinal ice hockey game on March 1, 2019, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Top-seeded Regis Jesuit won 4-0 to advance to the March 4 state championship game. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel)

DENVER | The beat goes on for the Regis Jesuit ice hockey team, which has earned its way into the state championship game for a fourth straight season.

The top-seeded Raiders handled fourth-seeded Chaparral 4-0 in the first of two semifinals Friday evening at Pepsi Center to extend their finals streak to four in a row and give the program a chance to play for a state title for the eighth time in the past 11 seasons.

Junior defenseman Nolan Sargent scored goals in each of the first two periods and Drew Renner and Nicholas Schultz added some insurance in the third period for coach Dan Woodley’s Regis Jesuit team, which moved to 21-1.

Senior captain Kale Lone picked up an assist on the final goal for the Raiders and will play in his fourth career championship game when Regis Jesuit skates against sixth-seeded Dakota Ridge at 7 p.m. Monday on the same ice.

The Eagles knocked off second-seeded Valor Christian 5-1 in the other semifinal.

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Score by periods:

Chaparral     0  0  0 — 0

Regis Jesuit  1  1  2 — 4


First period: Regis Jesuit — Nolan Sargent, 13:05

Second period: Regis Jesuit — Sargent, 7:21

Third period: Regis Jesuit — Drew Renner (Sargent), 3:51; Regis Jesuit — Nicholas Schultz (Kale Lone), 14:53

Goaltending — Chaparral: Evan Crawford (39 shots on goal-35 saves); Regis Jesuit: Marco Sandoval (11 shots on goal-11 saves).