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Elite League co-champs could meet again

By staff reports, 10/26/10, 8:31PM CDT


Team North, Team Northwest on opposite sides of bracket for Oct. 29-31 playoffs

Regular season co-champions Team North and Team Northeast are on opposite sides of the bracket, setting up a possible championship-game meeting in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League playoffs Oct. 29-31 at New Hope Ice Arena in New Hope.

Team North and Team Northwest finished with identical 13-7-1 records in league play, but Team North won two of the three head-to-head contests, earning the top playoff seed and the right to face Omaha AAA in the tournament’s first round on Friday, Oct. 29, at 5:15 p.m.

The other semifinal on that side of the bracket matches Team Wisconsin against Team Great Plains at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

Team Northwest finds itself playing Team Northeast in a 5:45 p.m. quarterfinal on New Hope’s South rink. Team Southeast will face Team Southwest in the last quarterfinal at 8:15 p.m.

The semifinals are at 3:45 and 6:15 on Saturday, Oct. 30, with the championship game set for 1:15 Sunday. Consolation-round play will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Elite League Playoffs