Girls hockey: Section 8AA playoff bracket set as Cardinals host Buffalo-Maple Lake on Saturday night

Cadence Ellingson hockey
Alexandria's Cadence Ellingson fires a shot on goal against Bemidji on Feb. 8, 2022. Ellingson and the Cardinals got the second seed in the Section 8AA Tournament and will host Buffalo-Maple Lake at the Runestone Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA — The Section 8AA girls hockey tournament bracket is set with quarterfinals being played on Saturday.

The Cardinals (13-10-1) got the No. 2 seed in the field and will play seventh-seeded Buffalo-Maple (5-18-2) Lake at 7 p.m. at the Runestone Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 12. Alexandria and Buffalo-Maple Lake played to a 2-2 tie on Dec. 4, 2021.

The winner of this game will get the winner of third-seeded Brainerd-Little Falls (14-11) and sixth-seeded Sartell-Sauk Rapids-Rice (6-17-2) on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the high seed.

Moorhead (18-8) is the No. 1 seed in the section and plays eighth-seeded Bemidji (4-19-2) in the opening round. Roseau (14-9-2) is seeded fourth and hosts St. Cloud (14-9-2) in the quarterfinals.

All section semifinal games will be played on Feb. 15 at the high seeds. The 8AA championship game is scheduled for Feb. 18 at a neutral site that has yet to be determined.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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