WIAA State Hockey begins Thursday

WIAA State Hockey begins Thursday

The 45th annual WIAA state boys hockey tournament begins Thursday at Alliant Energy Center in Madison and three local teams will compete in the quarterfinals.

Madison Memorial, Janesville and Reedsburg-Wisconsin Dells all made it to state.

Madison Memorial makes its 30th appearance at state while Janesville is there for the fourth time and Reedsburg-Wisconsin Dells makes its second trip.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Memorial’s player of the year finalist Ty Pelton-Byce. “Everyone knows the legacy this program’s had and to bring it back here is a great feeling.”

RWD head coach Neil Mattson says any one of the eight boys teams could win the title.

“I think it’s great to see the diversity that’s here from Janesville to us to Cedarburg – our common opponent first time they were here was the first time we were here five years ago,” Mattson said.

“Now we’re both back here in the same year. yeah, it makes it an exciting state tournament with the diversity down here.”

2015 State Boys Hockey Tournament

Thursday, March 5 – Boys Quarterfinals
Game-1:  Reedsburg Co-op (22-3-2) vs. Cedarburg (23-2-2) – 11 a.m.
Game-2:  Superior (11-15-1) vs. Janesville Parker/Craig (17-8-2) – 1:15 p.m.
Game-3:  Eau Claire Memorial (19-5-3) vs. Madison Memorial (21-5-1) – 5 p.m.
Game-4:  Wausau West (20-4-3) vs. Appleton East Co-op (22-4-1) – 7:15 p.m.

Friday, March 6 – Boys Semifinals
Game-5:  Winner Game-1 vs. Winner Game-2 – 5 p.m.
Game-6:  Winner Game-3 vs. Winner Game-4 – 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 – Championships
Game-7:  Winner Game-5 vs. Winner Game-6 – 35 min. after girls final

2015 State Girls Hockey Championships
Friday & Saturday, March 6-7, 2015
Veterans Memorial Coliseum-Alliant Energy Center, Madison

Friday, March 6
Game-1:  Onalaska Co-op (16-6-3) vs. University School Co-op (25-2) – 11 a.m.
Game-2:  Hayward Co-op(22-4) vs. D.C. Everest Co-op (19-6-1) – 1:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 
Game-3:  Game-1 Winner vs. Game-6 Winner – 12:10 p.m.