Trojans get No. 3 seed in 1A boys hockey


The New Prague Trojans received the No. 3 seed for the Section 1A boys hockey tournament, it was announced Sunday, Feb. 17. 

Rochester Lourdes was seeded No. 1 and Mankato West No. 2. Northfield earned the No. 4 seed. 

The top four seeds receive byes in the first round of the playoffs. 

New Prague will open the post-season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, against either Faribault or Waseca. Those two teams will play Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Faribault. 


Section pairings for the tournament are:


First round

Tuesday, Feb. 19

All games 7 p.m.  

No. 9 Mankato East at No. 8 Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter/TCU (at Le Sueur)

No. 12 LaCrescent at No. 5 Albert Lea

No. 10 Austin at No. 7 Red Wing

No. 11 Waseca at No. 6 Faribault


Thursday, Feb. 21

All games 7 p.m 

Upper bracket

Mankato East/LSHSP winner at No. 1 Rochester Lourdes (Graham Arena)

LaCrescent/Albert Lea winner at No. 4 Northfield

Lower bracket

Austin/Red Wing winner at No. 2 Mankato West

Waseca/Faribault winner at No. 3 New Prague


Saturday, Feb. 23

At Rochester Rec Center

2 p.m. - Upper bracket winners

8 p.m. - Lower bracket winners


Wednesday, Feb. 27 

At Rochester Rec Center

7 p.m. - Semifinal winners