Crookston will host Detroit Lakes in the Section 8A Tournament.

   For the fourth straight year, the Crookston Pirates and the Detroit Lakes Lakers will meet in Section 8A Quarterfinals as the Pirates (8-15-1, 5-8 Section 8A) earned the fourth seed, and the Lakers (15-5-2, 4-4 Section 8A) snagged the five seed for the 2019 episode.

    The Lakers won the first postseason meeting back in 2016 in double overtime, and the Pirates took the 2017 and 2018 contests in overtime victories.

    Since the 2015-2016 season, the two squads have met up nine times with the Lakers owning and edge 5-4. This season, the teams split two games and the road team won both. Dating back to the 2015-2016 campaign, the Pirates are 2-2 at home against Detroit Lakes.

    The puck drops on Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Last Four Years Results


@Crookston: Detroit Lakes 4 Crookston 2

@Detroit Lakes: Crookston 6 Detroit Lakes 3


@Detroit Lakes:  Detroit Lakes 3 Crookston 1

@Crookston: Crookston 3 Detroit Lakes 1

@Crookston (Section Quarterfinals): Crookston 4 Detroit Lakes 3 (OT)


@Crookston: Detroit Lakes 7 Crookston 2

@Detroit Lakes (Section Quarterfinals): Crookston 2 Detroit Lakes 1 (OT)


@Detroit Lakes: Detroit Lakes 4 Crookston 3

@Detroit Lakes (Section Quarterfinals): Detroit Lakes 5 Crookston 4 (2OT)

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