(NNCNOW.com) --- The Hermantown boys' hockey team has earned the top seed in this year's Section 5A playoffs, with the brackets being released on Thursday morning following a coaches' vote.
The Hawks are (19-4-1) so far this season and will take on either Proctor or Pine City-Rush City in the team's first postseason contest.
Below are listed the quarterfinal matchups for Section 5A, with the championship game set for March 1 at the Ice Forum in Champlin, Minn.
BOYS' HOCKEY SECTION 7AA QUARTERFINALS (FEBRUARY 21)
(9) Pine City-Rush City or (8) Proctor vs. (1) Hermantown
(5) Legacy Christian Academy vs. (4) Rogers
(11) Moose Lake Area or (6) Sauk Rapids-Rice vs. (3) Princeton
(10) North Branch or (7) Mora-Hinckley-Finlayson