WIAA State Hockey Tournament Preview

THE TOURNAMENTS: The 49th Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Hockey State Tournament and the 18th Girls Hockey State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 28-March 2, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Ticket prices for the tourney are $8 per session. Individuals 13-years old and under will be admitted for $5 each session.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND PAIRINGS: The single elimination boys tournament features eight teams. The girls tournament features four teams. There were 87 boys teams and 29 girls teams at the beginning of the championship tournament series this year.

BOYS SCHEDULE: (* approximate times)

Thursday, Feb. 28

Game-1: #1 University School of Milwaukee (25-2) vs. #8 Onalaska Co-op (24-3) - 10 a.m.

Game-2: #4 Verona (20-5-2)vs. #5 Eau Claire North (17-9-1) - 1:15 p.m.*

Game-3: #2 Wausau West (23-3-1) vs. #7 Waukesha North Co-op (16-8-3) - 4 p.m.

Game-4: #3 Neenah Co-op (22-3-2) vs. #6 Hudson (16-10-1) - 6:15 p.m.*

Friday, March 1

Game-5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 - 4 p.m.

Game-6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 - 6:15 p.m.*

Saturday, March 2

Game-7: Championship Game - 2:15 p.m.*

GIRLS SCHEDULE:

Friday, March 1

Game-1: #1 Xavier Co-op (22-4) vs. #4 Sun Prairie Co-op (14-7-3) - 10 a.m.

Game-2: #2 D.C. Everest Co-op (20-6) vs. #3 Hudson (15-9-2) - 12:15 p.m.*

Saturday, March 2

Game-3: Championship Game - 12:10 p.m.

ON THE AIR: Eau Claire North games will be heard on iHeartRadio by going here, and on 98.7 FM/1400 AM in Eau Claire. The finals of the boys and girls State Tournaments will be televised live on WKOW Madison, WAOW Wausau, WXOW La Crosse, WQOW Eau Claire, WYOW Eagle River, WMOW Crandon, WCWF in Green Bay/Fox Valley, KBJR Superior/Duluth and WMLW Milwaukee. The finals will also be streamed live on the State Television Network’s websites.

STREAMS OF PRE-FINALS ON NFHSNETWORK: The boys quarterfinals and semifinals, as well as the girls semifinals will be streamed live via subscription on the WIAA.TV portal of the NFHS Network. To purchase a subscription to the live programming for only $9.95 per month, log-on to www.wiaa.tv or www.nfhsnetwork.com and click on the subscription button located on the page header. Archived streams of the sessions will be available On Demand on www.nfhsnetwork.com 72 hours after the tournament without requirement of a subscription. 

LAST YEAR:  Hudson won its second consecutive championship and the program’s fourth championship by cruising past Eau Claire Memorial 7-1 in the championship game. In the girls final, Eau Claire North/Altoona/Eau Claire Memorial/Fall Creek won its first championship by defeating Sun Prairie/DeForest/ Madison East/La Follette/Waunakee 3-1 in the final.

TOURNAMENT TEAM HISTORY: The first WIAA State boys hockey championship game was held in 1971. Superior won the first championship and has won 12 more since to give the Spartans a membership-leading 13 State titles. Madison Memorial has won eight titles, and Hudson and Madison East have won four. The first girls tournament was held in 2002. The D.C. Everest and Mosinee Co-op program has won three State crowns. Those came in 2008, 2012 and 2017. Hudson won the first two girls titles in 2002 and 2003, and one version of River Falls Co-op won championships in 2010 and 2011. Another River Falls configuration of the Co-op, with one additional school, skated to the title in 2009. One version of the Hayward Co-op won the title in 2013 and another version, adding three additional schools, won in 2016.

FOLLOW STATE MEET ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Receive updates of the State Boys and Girls Hockey Tournaments on the WIAA State Tournament Twitter account @wiaawistate with the hashtag #wiaahockey. Also like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram at wiaawi, and add us on Snapchat at wiaawis.

NEED RESULTS?: The quickest way to get State hockey results will be to access the WIAA website at www.wiaawi.org and navigate to the respective hockey homepage.

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