The Section 5A bracket was released today and the Dragons received the #5 seed and will travel to Chisago Lakes.
The Dragons finished the regular season with a record of 15-9-2 after going 12-1-1 in their last 14 games. Pine City Area was an impressive 9-4-2 in section play including ties against North Branch and Monticello and a win over Princeton.
The Dragons have lost one goal games in their last two playoff appearances including a lost to North Branch in last years Section Championship.
Pine City lost both games against Chisago Lakes this season but Dragon fans, players, and coaches know that was during a time when they were not playing their best hockey.
Pine City has proven that Section 5A is wide open with Monticello a favorite, but not unbeatable. Clear, but not unbeatable as the Dragons look to start another playoff journey this Thursday.
#1 Monticello vs winner of #8 Northern Lakes vs #9 Becker/Big Lake
#2 North Branch vs winner of #7 Mora/Milaca vs #10 Moose Lake
#3 Princeton vs winner of #6 Sauk Rapids vs #11 Legacy Christian
#4 Chisago Lakes vs #5 Pine City
Photo Credit: John Olson