(NNCNOW.com) --- The Duluth Denfeld boys' hockey team has earned the top seed in this year's Section 7A playoffs, with the brackets being released on Wednesday morning following a coaches vote.
The Hunters are (16-8-0) so far this season and will take on either Ely or Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin in the team's first postseason contest.
Below are listed the quarterfinal matchups for Section 7A, with the championship game set for Feb. 27 at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn.
BOYS' HOCKEY SECTION 7A QUARTERFINALS (FEBRUARY 21)
(9) Ely or (8) Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin vs. (1) Duluth Denfeld
(5) International Falls vs. (4) Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl
(6) North Shore vs. (3) Hibbing-Chisholm
(7) Eveleth-Gilbert vs. (2) Duluth Marshall