The 42nd WIAA Boys State Hockey Championships open today at Veterans
Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
Following is the Day 1 lineup:
Eau Claire Memorial (21-4-2) vs. Brookfield Central/East (19-8) – noon
Wausau West (18-7-2) vs. Marquette (22-5) – 2:15 pm
Superior (15-9-1) vs. Notre Dame (24-3) – 6pm
Sparta Co-op (18-5-1 vs. Verona (25-1-1 – 8:15 pm
Wausau West returns to the field as the defending boys champion. They’re making their third straight tournament appearance and 12th overall. The Warriors also finished runner-up in 2000 and 2010.
Superior qualifies for the State Tournament for a record 34th time, and for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons. The Spartans have won a total of 12 State championships, which leads all schools.
The 4-team girls tournament begins play on Friday with a pair of semifinals.
Hayward/Spooner (21-2-1) vs. D.C. Everest Co-op (22-3-1) – noon
Onalaska Co-op (25-2) vs. Kettle Moraine Co-op (20-6) – 2:15pm
The Onalaska Co-op team won the 2011 State Championship.