Section 8A hockey starts on Thursday

Top seed went to Warroad for the 2016 Section 8A girls high school hockey tournament.
Defending Class A state champion Thief River Falls was seeded second in the six-team field.
Seeding positions were announced Monday following a vote by the coaches.
First round games will be played Thursday when No. 3 seed East Grand hosts No. 6 Crookston and No. 4 seed Detroit Lakes entertains No. 5 Park Rapids.
Warroad and Thief River Falls receive first round byes.
Semifinals and finals will be played at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. 
A semifinal doubleheader will take place Monday, Feb. 8, when Warroad will play either Detroit Lakes or Park Rapids and Thief River Falls takes on East Grand Forks or Crookston.
Championship game is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 11.
Section 8A Girls Hockey
n Seeding positions – 1. Warroad; 2. Thief River Falls; 3. East Grand Forks, 4. Detroit Lakes; 5. Park Rapids, 6. Crookston. 
n First round Thursday, Feb. 4 – Park Rapids at Detroit Lakes; Crookston at East Grand Forks.
n Semifinals Monday, Feb. 8 – (at TRF REA) Warroad vs. Detroit Lakes or Park Rapids, 6 p.m.; Thief River Falls vs. East Grand Forks or Crookston, 8:15 p.m.
n Championship Thursday, Feb. 11 – (at TRF REA), 7 p.m.