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The Road to Madison: Girl's Sectional Previews

By Del Scanlon, WiPH, 02/14/22, 9:00AM CST


Sectional 1: Greenheck Fieldhouse - February 25 at 7:00PM

#1 Central Wisconsin Storm - The Storm (20-3-0) will play their first game on Tuesday, February 22 at 5:00 PM. They will play the winner of the game between #5 Wisconsin Valley Union and #4 Northland Pines. Central Wisconsin has a 9-0-0 record against the teams within the section. The Storm finished the regular season scoring an average of 4.61 GPG, while allowing 1.22 GPG.

#2 Hayward Hurricanes - Hayward (15-9-0) will host #7 Medford Raiders on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 PM. The Hurricanes were 4-2-0 against teams within the section. Their two losses came to Central Wisconsin. They lost to the Storm in the season opener 5-1 and closed the season with a 1-0 loss to the Storm.  The regular season found Hayward with a 3.62 GPG and allowing 2.38 GPG.

#3 Superior Spartans - Superior (7-16-0) will host their playoff opening game on Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM against #6 Northern Edge. The Spartans averaged 2.65 GPG, while allowing 4.09 GPG. Superior was 1-2-0 against opponents in the section and will have a 12 day layoff when they play on the 17th.

#4 Northland Pines Eagles - The Eagles (10-8-0) host #5 Wisconsin Valley Union on February 17 at 7:00 PM. Northland Pines is 5-3-0 against teams in the section, including a 4-1 win over Wisconsin Valley Union. The Eagles scored 2.94 GPG, while allowing 3.50 GPG.

#5 Wisconsin Valley Union - WVU (3-20-0) will travel to Eagle River to play Northland Pines in the opening round of the playoffs on February 17 at 7:00 PM. The Union allowed 4.96 GPG and were held to 1.09 GPG during the regular season.

#6 Northern Edge - Northern Edge (3-11-0) will travel to Superior and open the playoffs with a 7:00 PM game on February 17. The Northern Edge were 3-6-0 against opponents in this section. The Northern Edge scored 2.64 GPG and allowed 5.71 GPG.

#7 Medford Raiders - The Raiders (2-15-0) travel to Hayward to play their first game of the playoffs on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30. This will be the first meeting between Medford and Hayward this season.

Sectional 2: Chippewa Falls Area Ice Arena - February 25 at 4:30 PM

#1 St. Croix Valley Fusion - The Fusion (14-10-0) will host the winner of #4 Western Wisconsin Stars and #5 CFM Sabres on Tuesday, February 22 at 8:00 PM. St. Croix Valley and the Hudson Raiders tied for the Big Rivers Conference title this season. The Fusion won both of their games versus the Western Wisconsin Stars and split the season games against the CFM Sabres.

#2 Hudson Raiders -  Hudson (10-13-0) will host the Black River Falls Tigers on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 PM. The Raiders were 7-2-0 against teams within the section. Hudson scored 2.26 GPG and allowed 3.48 GPG.

#3 Onalaska Hilltoppers - Onalaska (20-4-0) will host the ECA Stars on Thursday, February 17 at 5:00 PM. This will be the second time the Stars and Hilltoppers face each other this season. The Stars won their meeting 3-2 on November 22nd. Onalaska scored 4.58 GPG and allowed 2.12 GPG.

#4 Western Wisconsin Stars - Western Wisconsin (17-7-0) will play at 7:30 PM on February 17th against the CFM Sabres at home. The team split their seasonal conference games against each other. Western Wisconsin scored 5.17 GPG and allowed 2.17 GPG.

#5 CFM Sabres - Chippewa Falls/Menomonie (12-11-0) will open the playoffs on the road versus Western Wisconsin. The Sabres scored 3.00 GPG and allowed 2.83 GPG.

#6 ECA Stars - The ECA Stars (5-18-1) will travel to Onalaska for their first playoff game. ECA played one of the tougher schedules this season and their opponents had a winning percentage of 0.603. The Stars scored 1.71 GPG and allowed 3.83 GPG.

#7 Black River Falls Tigers - The Tigers (10-14-0) will travel to Hudson for the opening round of the playoffs. Black River Falls and Hudson will be playing for the first time this season. The Tigers scored 3.29 GPG and allowed 3.08 GPG.

Sectional 3: Sun Prairie Ice Arena - February 26 at 7:00 PM

#1 Metro Lynx - The Metro Lynx (20-3-0), as with all of the #1 seeds in each sectional, have a bye in the first round. They will host the winner of #4 Stoughton Icebergs and #5 Rock County Fury. The Lynx 3 losses this season have been to Central Wisconsin Storm, Onalaska and Bay Area. They have scored 5.17 GPG and allowed 0.78 GPG.

#2 Viroqua Blackhawks - Viroqua (11-9-1) will play #7 Beaver Dam on Friday, February 18th at 7:00 PM. The Blackhawks scored 3.57 GPG and allowed 2.57 GPG.

#3 Cap City Cougars - Cap City (12-11-1) will host #6 Badger Lightning on Friday, February 18th at 7:00 PM at the Sun Prairie Ice Arena. The Cougars scored 2.54 GPG and allowed 2.50 GPG.

#4 Stoughton Icebergs - The Icebergs (8-12-1) will host #5 Rock County Fury in Stoughton on Friday, February 18 at 7:00 PM. The teams split their conference meetings this season with each team winning on their home ice. The Icebergs scored 3.05 GPG and allowed 2.90 GPG.

#5 Rock County Fury - Rock County (7-15-2) travel to Stoughton for the opening round of the playoffs. The Fury struggled at the end of the regular season losing some heartbreakers, but match up well against the Icebergs. Rock County scored 2.17 GPG and allowed 2.88 GPG.

#6 Badger Lightning - The Badger Lightning (9-13-0) travel to Sun Prairie to take on the Cap City Cougars. While they lost both games to the Cougars this season, their last game (played in Baraboo) was a close affair with the Cougars winning 2-1. They scored 3.45 GPG and allowed 3.27 GPG.

#7 Beaver Dam Golden Beavers - Beaver Dam (0-19-0) will make the trek to Viroqua for the opening round of the playoffs. Beaver Dam had a rough season, but have a team that continues to give an all-out effort in every game.


Sectional 4: Mullett Ice Center - February 25 at 7:00 PM

#1 Bay Area Ice Bears - Bay Area (21-2-1) won the Eastern Shores Conference regular season and the Eastern Shores Conference tournament. Their two losses were by 1 goal each, a 3-2 loss in their season opener to Western Wisconsin and a 3-2 loss to Central Wisconsin. Their tie was with Fox Cities at the WiPH Holiday Classic in Chippewa Falls. They will host the winner of #4 Lakeshore Lightning and #5 USM Wildcats in the second round of the playoffs. The Ice Bears score 5.21 GPG and allow 0.96 GPG.

#2 Fox Cities Stars - Fox Cities (19-3-1) will host #7 Arrowhead Warhawks at 7:00 PM of Friday, February 18th. The Stars suffered 3 defeats this season. Two of those losses were to the Bay Area Ice Bears and the third was a 1-0 double OT loss to the Metro Lynx. Fox Cities scores 5.09 GPG and allow 1.61 GPG.

#3 Warbirds - The Warbirds (14-8-1) will host #6 Brookfield Glacier at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 17th. Six of the Warbirds losses have come to the Bay Area Ice Bears (2), Fox Cities Stars (2), Central Wisconsin and the Metro Lynx. The Warbirds score 3.43 GPG and allow 1.91.

#4 Lakeshore Lightning - The Lightning (9-11-1) will host #5 USM Wildcats on Friday, February 18th at 6:30 PM. The two teams only met one time this season and Lakeshore won 4-1 on December 18th. Lakeshore score 2.33 GPG and allow 2.43 GPG.

#5 USM Wildcats - The Wildcats (13-9-1) will travel to play #4 Lakeshore Lightning of Thursday. USM enters the playoffs feeling better about their play, having won their last 7 games. The Wildcats score 2.91 GPG and allow 2.52 GPG.

#6 Brookfield Glacier - Brookfield (6-16-1) will play the #3 Warbirds on Thursday. Brookfield lost to the Warbirds in their only meeting this season. The Glacier score 1.22 GPG and allow 3.30.

#7 Arrowhead Warhawks - Arrowhead (6-15-0) has the unenviable task of playing one of the top teams in the state to open the playoffs. They lost their only meeting to the Fox Cities Stars on January 20th. The Warhawks score 1.86 GPG and allow 4.86.