Hockey playoffs begin in earnest Thursday night with regional finals

Most of the regional finals in high school hockey were held Thursday night, with few upsets among area teams competing in the tournament.

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In Boys Hockey, Sectional 4, #1 Onalaska blasted #9 Deforest 10-0 to advance to the sectionals, where they will face #4 Sauk Prairie, 6-5 overtime winners over #5 Aquinas Avalanche. On the bottom half of the sectional, #2 Reedsburg escaped #7 Baraboo/Portage 2-1. Reedsburg will meet #3 Tomah/Sparta on Tuesday night.

Sectional 6, where most Madison-area teams reside, saw #1 Verona get past #8 McFarland 7-2. Verona will play the winner of Friday's Middleton-Edgewood regional final. #2 Sun Prairie came back to beat #7 Waunakee 9-4, and the Cardinals will get #3 Madison West, as the Regents took care of #6 Madison Memorial 6-2 on Thursday night.

In Sectional 7, Janesville shut out Whitefish Bay 4-0, and will see Waukesha on Tuesday night.

In Girls Hockey, Sectional 3, the #4 Metro Lynx will face #5 Viroqua on Friday night, with the winner playing #1 Cap City on Tuesday. On the bottom half of the bracket, #2 Rock County shut out #7 Baraboo 6-0 and will see #3 Onalaska on Tuesday night.


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