Ice Ads win Moore Cup, headed to state

Farragut climbs from fourth seed to tourney champs after a 4-1 win vs. Bearden/Karns

Farragut Hockey Assistant Capt. Brandon Timmis, left, and Capt. Kyle Lindsay hoist the Moore Cup above their heads after beating Bearden/Karns in the championship round Thursday, Feb. 19, earning a trip to state in Memphis. Farragut High School hockey head coach Jeff Lindsay has watched his team persevere and battle through a 2014-15 season that’s been packed with adversity. But the long hard trip paid dividends for the Admirals.

And the next stop for the Ads will be a trip to the state tournament in Memphis. Farragut clinched its trip to state with a 4-1 victory over Bearden/Karns in the Moore Cup Championship Game Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Icearium.

“It’s not where you start, but where you finish,” said Lindsay, who guided FHS to the Moore Cup championship despite the fact that his squad was the fourth and bottom seed. “It’s like Ricky Bobby said [in “Talladega Nights”], ‘If you’re not first, you’re last,’ and we’ve been both this year.

“But we’ve been building up to this all year.”
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Ex-FHS Despins trio big part of Ice Vols, play key roles in upset of UK

Gage Despins, Tennessee Ice Vols sophomore center, tries to keep puck possesion during a Dec. 12 game versus the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens, Ga. UT won 6-4. Two of the three triplets of Farragut High School hockey fame, Gage and Dane Despins, came through big to end a long Tennessee Vols victory drought against rival Kentucky.

“The game that we won, Dane and I both registered a goal,” Gage Despins, sophomore center, said about their contribution to a 3-2 shootout victory in Lexington Jan. 17. “For Dane [sophomore defender] it was probably the highlight of his season.

“… It was actually the first time we beat Kentucky in 10 to 15 years according to guys on the team,” Gage added. “According to our [club team] president it’s the first time we’d won in Kentucky.

“Kentucky’s actually a division up from us, we didn’t even play them last year.”
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