The MHSFHA playoff season begins today (Thursday, Oct. 18) with nine first-rounds games on the schedule. Both regular season division champions (Saline -D1, St. Catherine – D2) have received first-round byes.
Second-seeded Huron, the defending state champion in D-1, defeated Academy of the Sacred Heart 5-0 in a first-round game. The River Rats will play the winner of the Chelsea-Novi game in a quarterfinal match. Date and site to be determined.
Pioneer, the third seed, will host a first-round game at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday against 14th seeded Mercy. The winner will play the winner of the Country Day-Cranbrook-Kingswood game.
Skyline, the No. 9 seed, plays at eighth-seeded Forest Hills at 4:15 p.m. on Friday. The winner plays at Saline against Saline at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
The locals, should they advance, won’t have far to travel in the later rounds. Both semifinal games will be Oct. 25 at Saline. The championship game is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 in Dexter.
For the complete bracket, click here:https://www.mhsfieldhockey.com/bracket/show/4539847?subseason=558126