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GIRLS HOCKEY: Bemidji earns No. 4 seed for Section 8AA playoffs

BEMIDJI – The Bemidji High School girls hockey team will have at least one more home game.

The Lumberjacks, who finished the regular season 10-9-5, will be the No. 4 seed in the Section 8AA tournament. They’ll take on No. 5 seed St. Cloud (14-10-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bemidji Community Arena in the first round of tournament action.

Section seedings were announced Wednesday afternoon.

In other tournament action, No. 1 seed North Wright County (20-4-1) will take on No. 8 Brainerd-Little Falls (2-22-1); No. 3 Sartell-Sauk Rapids (15-8-2) will host No. 6 River Lakes (10-11-4) and No. 2 Roseau (15-9-1) will play No. 7 Moorhead (7-16-1).

The Lumberjacks played St. Cloud once this season and fell to the Icebreakers 3-1 in the St. Cloud Invitational earlier this season.

However, the Jacks had a 5-3-1 record in games against Section 8AA opponents while the Icebreakers were 5-5.

The section semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, while the section final is set for Friday, Feb. 15.

The girls state tournament will be held Feb. 20-23 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Jack Hittinger

Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.

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