The quarterfinal brackets are set for the Midstates Club Hockey Association’s Challenge Cup and Wickenheiser Cup tournaments and both tournaments will have new champions this winter.
Several lower seeded teams broke though in the Challenge Cup while top seeded teams prevailed in the Wickenheiser Cup.
Top-seeded CBC advanced to the quarterfinals in the Challenge Cup along with No. 4 Marquette, No. 7 De Smet, No. 8 Lafayette, No. 10 Priory and No. 12 Summit.
Defending back-to-back Challenge Cup champion St. Louis University High was eliminated in pool play. Lafayette, the defending Wickenheiser Cup champion, is in the Challenge Cup this year.
In the Challenge Cup, CBC meets Summit. Game 1 is at 8:25 p.m. Friday at Affton. Game 2 is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Webster Groves. De Smet meets Kirkwood at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Queeny and in Game 2 at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Queeny. Marquette meets Lafayette at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Queeny and then in Game 2 at 7:50 p.m. Monday at Maryville. Priory plays Vianney at 10:05 p.m. Friday at Affton and then in Game 2 at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
In pool play, CBC went 3-0. The Cadets defeated Marquette 7-1, Summit 12-2 and Chaminade 5-1. De Smet advanced by beating Francis Howell 5-0, losing 3-1 to Kirkwood but tying St. Louis University High 4-4. Lafayette moved on by beating Chaminade 2-1, Marquette 4-3 and losing 6-2 to Summit. Marquette lost to Lafayette and CBC but defeated Edwardsville 6-0. Priory tied SLHU 3-3 and then beat Francis Howell 4-3 and Kirkwood 3-0.
In the Wickenhesier Cup, two West County schools advanced. No. 5-seeded Westminster Christian Academy along with No.10 Parkway West reached the quarterfinal. Other teams playing will be No. 1 Oakville, 2 Lindbergh, No. 3 Duchesne, No. 4 Fort Zumwalt East, No. 6 Seckman and No. 9 Fox.
Westminster plays Fort Zumwalt East at 7:45 p.m. at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters with Game 2 set for 7:20 p.m. Monday at Centene. Parkway West meets Oakville at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Maryville with Game 2 scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at South County.
In pool play, Parkway West defeated Ladue 4-2, Fort Zumwalt West 5-2 and lost 7-3 to Lindbergh. Westminster topped Clayton 7-2 and Holt 2-0 before falling 4-2 to Fort Zumwalt East.