The Cathedral Crusader boys hockey team will be the fifth seed in the upcoming Class A boys hockey state tournament. Cathedral will take on the fourth-seeded St. Paul Academy Spartans at approximately 8 p.m.

Cathedral capped their section playoff run with a resounding 10-2 win over the Little Falls Flyers Thursday night at the MAC in St. Cloud. The Crusaders enter their seventh state tourney in school history with a 20-7-1 record overall this season.

"We weren't surprised to get the fifth seed and thought we'd be playing St. Paul Academy," Cathedral coach Derrick Brown said Saturday morning. "We had a chance to watch them (Friday) night and we are excited for the matchup."

The Spartans beat Totino-Grace 7-1 Friday night in the Section 4A final in Roseville. St. Paul Academy finished the season 23-5 and outscored their three section playoff opponents 20-3.

The winner of Wednesday's game will play against the winner of #1 Hermantown and Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato on Friday at 1 PM.

Tickets for the State Tournament are available at the Cathedral High School activities office beginning Monday at 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday's game can be heard on AM 1240 WJON with pregame coverage beginning 20 minutes before puck drop. Dave Overlund and Eric Johnson will have the call from downtown St. Paul.

THE FULL CLASS A BRACKET
Mankato West (15-11-2) vs #2 Breck (24-3-1)  11 AM Wed
Princeton (21-7) vs #3 Thief River Falls (22-6)  1 PM Wed
Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (20-8) vs #1 Hermantown 6 PM Wed
#5 Cathedral (20-7-1) vs #4 St. Paul Academy (23-5) 8 PM Wed