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Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:46 am
by elliott70
Section 4A semi-finals
Tartan vs Mahtomedi - Roseville Ice Arena 5:00 PM CST
St. Paul Academy vs South St. Paul - Roseville Ice Arena 7:30 PM CST

Section 4AA semi-finals

Mounds View vs Hill-Murray - Aldrich Arena 5:00 PM CST
White Bear Lake vs Stillwater - Aldrich Arena 8:00 PM CST

Section 6AA championship
Benilde-St. Margaret's vs Blake - Mariucci Arena 6:00 PM CST

Section 7A championship
Duluth Denfeld vs Hermantown - Amsoil Arena 7:00 PM CST

Section 8AA championship
Roseau vs Moorhead - Sanford Center 7:00 PM CST

Section 1A championship

Mankato East vs Mankato West - Rochester Rec Center 7:00 PM CST

Section 3A championship

Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato vs Hutchinson - Lund Center 7:30 PM CST

Section 2AA championship

Chaska vs Eden Prairie - Mariucci Arena 8:00 PM CST

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:24 am
by elliott70
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Section 4A semi-finals
Tartan vs Mahtomedi - Roseville Ice Arena 5:00 PM CST
St. Paul Academy vs South St. Paul - Roseville Ice Arena 7:30 PM CST

Section 4AA semi-finals

Mounds View vs Hill-Murray - Aldrich Arena 5:00 PM CST
White Bear Lake vs Stillwater - Aldrich Arena 8:00 PM CST

Section 6AA championship
Benilde-St. Margaret's vs Blake - Mariucci Arena 6:00 PM CST

Section 7A championship
Duluth Denfeld vs Hermantown - Amsoil Arena 7:00 PM CST

Section 8AA championship
Roseau vs Moorhead - Sanford Center 7:00 PM CST

Section 1A championship

Mankato East vs Mankato West - Rochester Rec Center 7:00 PM CST

Section 3A championship

Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato vs Hutchinson - Lund Center 7:30 PM CST

Section 2AA championship

Chaska vs Eden Prairie - Mariucci Arena 8:00 PM CST
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Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:50 am
by TTpuckster
How about SPA and SSP?
I say SSP :)

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:56 am
by elliott70
TTpuckster wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:50 am
How about SPA and SSP?
I say SSP :)
6 SEED VERSUS 7 SEED
Don't see that in a semi very often.
I don't believe they played each other during the year.
Both over achieved (according to some) in the play-offs.

I have always been a fan of SSP and they are the higher seed (if that means anything at all).

I will go with the south team.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:16 pm
by ryguyMN
Considering EP’s slow starts in the playoffs so far, Chaska will need to score early and often if they want a shot of winning. Bigger ice sheet favors EP.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:03 pm
by WarmUpTheBus
ryguyMN wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:16 pm
Considering EP’s slow starts in the playoffs so far, Chaska will need to score early and often if they want a shot of winning. Bigger ice sheet favors EP.
Last year it was EP 7 - Chaska 3 at Braemar in the semis. I wouldn't be surprised by a repeat.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:08 pm
by Bayside Tigers
Why doesn’t 4A and 4AA play their semis on Tuesday?

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:47 pm
by DumpandChase1
Have fun at Mariucci Wednesday night with gopher basketball game at the same time. Nice scheduling. =D>

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:34 am
by Traxler
DumpandChase1 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Have fun at Mariucci Wednesday night with gopher basketball game at the same time. Nice scheduling. =D>
The Gophers have a basketball team?

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:13 am
by GoldenBear
Hoops starts at 8pm so only problem will be leaving--assuming most of us plan on going to both games. GB

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:56 am
by hockey59
Thanks GB, good to know. I’ll be there by 5:30pm 😊

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 am
by goldy313
Bayside Tigers wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:08 pm
Why doesn’t 4A and 4AA play their semis on Tuesday?

Almost no sports are played on precinct caucus night by public schools. There was a total of 23 basketball games Tuesday, very few involved public schools.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:48 am
by BP
With two smaller private schools in game 1 and a ton of other games tonight - I don't think it will be that packed - even though it is a great match-up. Also - attendance the last 3-4 years hasn't been what it was 7-8+ years ago. There used to me a line a mile long - now you can walk right up and get tickets in a short line, if any. But it does get full at the end of Game 1. I remember 7-8+ years ago getting there before 5:00 and the line would take 30-40 minutes to get a ticket. Not the case anymore. And yes - the schools sold tickets prior as well.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:06 pm
by GopherHockey
Where is the best place to park tonight at Mariucci? Usually park in the ramp west of the arena and Ridder. Wish they would just stream both games for $10 a game so a guy could watch a few other games being streamed too.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:49 pm
by massalsa
BP wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:48 am
With two smaller private schools in game 1 and a ton of other games tonight - I don't think it will be that packed - even though it is a great match-up. Also - attendance the last 3-4 years hasn't been what it was 7-8+ years ago. There used to me a line a mile long - now you can walk right up and get tickets in a short line, if any. But it does get full at the end of Game 1. I remember 7-8+ years ago getting there before 5:00 and the line would take 30-40 minutes to get a ticket. Not the case anymore. And yes - the schools sold tickets prior as well.

Saw on Twitter that the most of the schools have been selling tickets at schools. Am guessing that there are at least 500 tickets sold in advance at all 4 schools.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:05 pm
by hockey59
Should be a good crowd at Mariucci tonight!

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:19 pm
by WarmUpTheBus
massalsa wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:49 pm
BP wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:48 am
With two smaller private schools in game 1 and a ton of other games tonight - I don't think it will be that packed - even though it is a great match-up. Also - attendance the last 3-4 years hasn't been what it was 7-8+ years ago. There used to me a line a mile long - now you can walk right up and get tickets in a short line, if any. But it does get full at the end of Game 1. I remember 7-8+ years ago getting there before 5:00 and the line would take 30-40 minutes to get a ticket. Not the case anymore. And yes - the schools sold tickets prior as well.

Saw on Twitter that the most of the schools have been selling tickets at schools. Am guessing that there are at least 500 tickets sold in advance at all 4 schools.
I remember a year in the 90's when Apple Valley and Jefferson were playing in the second game of the evening and by the time we arrived it was sold out and we were turned away.

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:30 pm
by hockey59
With the assinine U of M scheduling a men’s basketball game the same night as the 6AA & 2AA Section Finals (simply moronic) Section Finals that have been played at Mariucci for decades...parking is gonna SUCK tonight. I found a parking spot in an adjacent lot on the far side of TCF Stadium, but all the close lots are unavailable as they serve as reserve parking for the basketball clowns 🤬

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:39 pm
by muckandgrinder65
59'
Maybe some basketball fans will convert to Hockey?
You could stand out on there behind Frat Row and wave them in...
This would be the season.........
LOL

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:59 pm
by hockey59
Puck about to drop at Mariucci

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:01 pm
by hockey59
It’s like playing a hockey game on a GIGANTIC pond🏒

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:16 pm
by hockey59
Blake draws 1st blood, 1-0 - 5:56 to go in the 1st period

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:18 pm
by hockey59
Blake on the PP

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:19 pm
by hockey59
BSM kills the penalty, 4 minutes to go in 1st

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:21 pm
by hockey59
Refs are definitely letting them play (as expected tonight) I don’t anticipate many penalties being called