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Red Knights, Orioles slated for third meeting of 2017-18

By BSMHockey.com, 02/18/18, 1:30PM CST


Rematch of 2017 Section 6AA quarterfinal slated for Thursday.

MINNETONKA, Minn. -- The Section 6AA seedings are playoff pairings have been announced and, for the second year in a row, Benilde-St. Margaret's received the fourth seed and will host St. Louis Park in a quarterfinal match up at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center.

After going 1-0-1 in two meetings with the Orioles, the Red Knights (12-11-2) received the higher seed, despite St. Louis Park finishing with a better record (15-8-2).

After skating to a 2-2 tie in their first meeting this season, BSM clinched the outright Metro West Conference title, Tuesday, with 4-0 win over the Orioles.

BSM's Jordan Roo and SLP's Shea Pekarek chase a loose puck during the teams' meeting on Dec. 22, 2017.

With the addition of Blake to Section 6AA this year, there will be a play-in game Tuesday, with #8 Armstrong/Cooper (10-13-2) hosting #9 Hopkins (6-19-0) at the New Hope Ice Arena, beginning at 7 p.m.

The winner of that game will face #1 Edina (23-2-0) Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Braemar ARena.

In the bottom half of the bracket, #3 Wayzata (14-10-1) hosts #6 Blake (16-8-1) at Plymouth Ice Center and #2 Cretin-Derham Hall (20-3-2) will take on Holy Angels (11-12-2) at Highland Arena, with both games slated for 7 p.m. starts Thursday.

The quarterfinal winners will move onto Saturday's Section 6AA semifinals, Saturday, at the Bloomington Ice Garden. The championship game is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at Mariucci Arena.