Elite League playoffs
Regular season champion TDS Transportation (13-4-3) earned the top seed in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League playoffs and opens with a 5:30 p.m. quarterfinal game against No. 8 seed MSP Magazine (5-11-4) on Friday at New Hope Ice Arena.
All four quarterfinal games are set for Friday with No. 3 seed Sit Mutual Funds (9-9-2) playing No. 6 seed Team Wisconsin (8-12-0) at 6 p.m., No. 4 seed MAP South (7-9-4) playing No. 6 seed Kowalski’s (7-10-3) at 8 p.m. and No. 2 seed Sanford Power (11-8-1) playing No. 7 seed Twin Cities Orthopedics (6-10-4) at 8:30 p.m.
All playoff games are held at New Hope Ice Arena’s North and South rinks and streamed by MNHockey.TV. The semifinals and consolation semifinals are set for Saturday and all four championship round games will be held Sunday.
TDS Transportation enters Friday’s game riding a 12-game unbeaten streak. Sanford Power is coming off Sunday’s dramatic 6-5 win over Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Sit Mutual Funds won four straight to close out the regular season, the longest current win streak of any team.
MSP Magazine is the defending league playoff champion, as it topped Team Wisconsin 3-2 in last season’s title game.
|2002||SW/Acceleration MN||NE/Premier Banks||2-0|
|2003||North/N. Nat. Bank||NE/Premier Banks||5-2|
|2004||NW/Anderson Financial||Great Plains||4-3 OT|
|2005||SE/St. Paul Eye Clinic||Great Plains||3-2 OT|
|2006||Shattuck-St. Mary’s||NW/Anderson Financial||5-1|
|2007||KC Russell Stover||Team Wisconsin||5-4|
|2010||Great Plains||Northeast||7-5 ENG|
|2012||North/Muscle Milk||SE/TCF Bank||4-3|
|2013||SW/Starkey Labs||Team Wisconsin||7-2|
|2014||NE/MSP Magazine||SE/TCF Bank||4-3 2OT|
|2015||North/Muscle Milk||SE/TCF Bank||9-3|
|2016||GP/Sanford Health||SW/Starkey Labs||6-2|
|2017||SW/SIT Mutual||SE/MAP Hockey||8-7 OT|
|2018||SE/MAP Hockey||SW/SIT Mutual||5-3|
|2019||Sanford Power||Team Wisconsin||3-2 OT|
|2020||Velocity Hockey||MSP Magazine||3-1 ENG|
|2021||MSP Magazine||Team Wisconsin||3-2|