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The Section 5AA girls hockey seeds have been released and a pair of Bulletin-area teams are among the top three.

Irondale ended up as the No. 2 seed and could be headed for a semifinal showdown against district rival Mounds View, the third seed. If the Knights and Mustangs win their quarterfinal games on Saturday, they’ll square off in the semifinals on Feb. 11.

Irondale takes on seventh-seeded Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Knights beat the Panthers 5-2 and 6-2 during the regular season.

Since moving to Section 5AA in 2007, this is the first year that Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village isn’t in the play-in game.

Mounds View, the Suburban East Conference champion, takes on sixth-seeded Anoka in the quarterfinals. They’ll face each other at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Blaine, the Northwest Suburban Conference champion, is the only 20-game winner in the section and drew the No. 1 seed.

The fourth seed went to Centennial, who plays fifth-seeded Champlin Park on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The section tournament opens Wednesday with the play-in game between ninth-seeded Rogers and No. 8 Coon Rapids. The winner advances to Saturday’s quarterfinals against Blaine at 12:30 p.m.

All games in the section tournament take place at Roseville Arena.


Section 5AA girls hockey playoffs

All games at Roseville Arena

(Seeds, records in parentheses)

Play-in game, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.

Game 1 – Rogers (9, 12-10-3) vs. Coon Rapids (8, 4-17-3)


Quarterfinals, Feb. 8

Game 2 – Game 1 winner vs. Blaine (1, 20-3-2), 12:30 p.m.

Game 3 – Champlin Park (5, 10-15) vs. Centennial (4, 12-11-2), 2:30 p.m.

Game 4 – Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village (7, 15-7-2) vs. Irondale (2, 19-6), 5 p.m.

Game 5 – Anoka (6, 9-15-1) vs. Mounds View (3, 14-8-3), 7 p.m.


Semifinals, Feb. 11

Game 6 – Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 6 p.m.

Game 7 – Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.


Championship game, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Game 8 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner

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