Sunday February 17, 2013 | 11:13 PM

After the girls´ state hockey championship game Saturday night, which Greely won 1-0 in overtime, the Greely and Scarborough players shook hands and then stood on their respective blue lines to receive their awards.

After Scarborough goalie Devan Kane was handed her medal, she made the unique gesture of skating over to the Greely players and shaking their hands again. Kane knew many of the players from youth hockey games. She heard a lot of compliments when they shook hands the first time.

"They were a good team to play against and I appreciated the nice things they said to me (after the game)," Kane said. "I just wanted to tell them great job."

When Greely received its medals, Paige Tuller made the same gesture, skating over to the Red Storm players.

"They had an amazing season," Tuller said. "They deserved (recognition), too."

NOW THAT GREELY has won back-to-back titles, is a three-peat possible? That will be a challenge with eight seniors leaving this team. However, there is a foundation with junior forward Sarah Kurland and sophomores Mary Morrison (defense) and Maura Perry (goalie) among the leading underclassmen.

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