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19th annual Groundhog Tourney takes place next week

By Jon Masson, Wisconsin State Journal, 01/25/19, 7:45PM CST


Six Madison teams, two Milwaukee teams to face off

The pairings have been set for next week’s 19th annual Sun Prairie Groundhog Tournament, with games Jan. 29, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

Games Feb. 1 and 2 in the boys hockey tournament are scheduled for Sun Prairie Ice Arena.

The tournament includes Big Eight Conference teams Madison Memorial and Sun Prairie, the host; Badger North teams Waunakee and DeForest; Badger South teams Oregon and Monona Grove; and two Classic 8 teams, the Waukesha North co-op and the Kettle Moraine co-op.

Teams play conference games on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and then play at the Sun Prairie Arena for the rest of the tournament.

The first-round games Jan. 29 on the upper part of the bracket feature Oregon and Monona Grove playing at 7:30 p.m. at Hartmeyer Ice Arena and Madison Memorial and Sun Prairie meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Ice Arena.