By Gary Ridderbusch
The 44th annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Boys Hockey State Championships and the 13th annual Girls Hockey State Championships will take place this Thursday through Saturday, March 6-8, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
While the Northland Pines boys and girls hockey teams won’t be playing in the State Championships, both teams reached the Sectional and finished the season with exciting games. The Pines boys lost to Antigo 4-3 in double overtime in the Sectional semifinal and the girls fell to the mighty Central Wisconsin Storm 2-0 in the Section final. The Storm, officially called the D.C. Everest co-op, including players from Everest, Wausau West, Wausau East and Mosinee.
Nonetheless, there will be some excellent hockey