I love this timeof year as the high school teams race toward the finish of their regularseasons and head to the playoffs. There isn't a better place to be to watch thegirls hockey playoffs than Parade Ice Garden and there isn't a section in thestate that will boast better games.
Top ranked and two time defending state champ Minnetonka may have the topoverall seed but they are far from a sure thing to advance to St. Paul as theyhave the past two seasons. In their way are the Red Knights of Benilde-St.Margaret's, Hopkins Buffalo and Wayzata. Five teams all with a legitimateopportunity to skate to state will make the semi-finals something special nextWednesday night, but Saturday boasts four quarterfinal games beginning at noonwith the top ranked Skippers against North Metro
#1 Minnetonka vs. #8 North Metro 12PM
#4 Buffalo vs. #5 Wayzata 2:15PM
#3 Hopkins vs. #6 Armstrong/Cooper 4:30PM
#2 BSM vs. #7 Maple Grove 6:45PM