The opening day of the Minnesota State Girls' Hockey Tournament went on as scheduled despite a significant snowstorm that prevented some fans from making the trek to Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
By the end of the day, four teams advanced to the state semifinals.
- Breck 2, Fergus Falls 0
- Mound Westonka 4, Mankato East/Loyola 2
- Warroad 4, St. Paul United 0
- Proctor/Hermantown 3, Rochester Lourdes 2 (overtime)
That sets the stage for Friday's semifinals. Breck, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, will face third-seeded Mound Westonka at 11 a.m.; No. 1 seed Warroad takes on No. 4 seed Proctor/Hermantown at 1:30 p.m.
Warroad (27-0-1) and Mound Westonka (23-0-5) could meet in the state title game, and if they do they will both go in without a loss on the season.
Meanwhile, Thursday is the opening round of the Class AA tournament. Here's the schedule:
11 a.m. - #2 Andover vs. Farmington
1 p.m. - #3 Brainerd vs. White Bear Lake
6 p.m. - #1 Edina vs. East Ridge
8 p.m. - #4 Maple Grove vs. #5 Minnetonka