LAKEWOOD -- No. 6 Cherry Creek broke a 3-3 tie in the second period when Nick Mcwharter scored 8:51 into the frame, then went on to score the game's final five goals in an 8-3 win.
Mcwharter finished the game with two goals. Teammate Cody Oakes also had two goals and added an assist.
Cherry Creek outshot Kent Denver 68-11 in the game. Kent goalie Jack Friedman made 60 saves.