Playoffs next for CIMPC girls hockey

IMG_0607Girls hockey kicks into playoff mode with section tournaments beginning around the state this week.

Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City was seeded 8th in Section 7AA, sending the Bluejackets to top-seed Andover Feb. 6 (7 p.m.). The Huskies (13-9-3) finished  in fourth place in the Northwest Suburban Conference.

A win would pit CIMPC against either No. 4 Duluth (11-13-1) or No. 5 Forest Lake (9-14-2) on Feb. 8. The Rangers are the defending 7AA champions.

Top seeds in the other bracket half are No. 2 Elk River (12-8-5, vs. No. 7 St. Francis) and No. 3 Grand Rapids (14-9-2, vs. No. 6 C-E-C). The section finals will be Feb. 13 at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth.

• The Bluejackets closed the regular season with a  7-2 loss at Chisago Lakes Feb. 3. The Wildcats led 5-0 in the second period when Kylie Guimont put CIMPC on the board. Kristin Eustice added a goal five seconds into the third period, and Abbey Haug stopped 22 shots.

The Jackets also dropped a 5-2 game at St. Francis Jan. 30 and fell to Tartan 7-1 Feb. 1 in their final home game. Jordan Ramey delivered the first goal in the game against the Titans, and Haug had 27 saves.

Mississippi 8 Girls Hockey: FINAL: Buffalo 9-0, 12-12-1; N.Wright County 7-2-2, 13-9-3; Rogers 7-3-2, 12-10-3; Princeton-B-BL 3-6-1, 14-10-1; Chisago Lakes 3-7-1, 9-13-1; St. Francis-NB 3-6-2, 9-11-5; Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 1-9, 5-19.