The second-seeded Brainerd Warriors will host the No. 7 Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake Moose in the quarterfinals of the Section 8-2A tournament at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
The Moose (11-14-1) advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating No. 10 Becker-Big Lake 7-1 in a play-in game Saturday. Reese Carstens and Colton Jones each scored two goals for the Moose, who broke open a 2-1 game with a 5-goal final period. Drew Bockman added a goal and two assists and Darien Jones stopped eight shots for the Moose.
Brainerd (19-5-0) beat the Moose 6-2 Jan. 5 in the regular season at Monticello. The teams have played four times in all, with Brainerd winning all four times.
The Warriors, who have won four straight games, are led in scoring by Cole Smith and Logan Rivard with 39 points apiece. Smith has scored 21 goals and collected 18 assists; Rivard has 19 goals and 20 assists.
Jake Ellingson follows with 36 points (17-19) and Chris Pohlkamp has contributed 28 points (10-18).
Goalie Kyle Helmberger has compiled a 17-5-0 record. In 1,088.35 minutes, he has a 2.34 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
Colton Jones leads the Moose in scoring with 11 goals and 12 assists. Robbie Stromme has added 15 goals and 7 assists and Carstens 10 and 9.
In net, Darien Jones has an 8-12-1 record. In 23 games, he has a 3.36 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. Backups Austin LeBrun and Nathan Isaacson have each played in two games.