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Playoffs open for UWS men’s hockey, women’s hoop teams

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey and basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons this weekend.

The season continues for the men’s and women’s hockey teams as well as the women’s basketball team with the WIAC playoffs.

The season for the men’s basketball team ended with a loss at UW-Oshkosh.

Men’s hockey

The Yellowjacket men’s hockey team defeated UW-Stout 3-2 Friday night to clinch a home playoff game against the same Blue Devils on Tuesday, but UWS lost its final game of the regular season to UW-Stevens Point 4-2 Saturday night at Wessman Arena.

Superior and Stout play at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Wessman Arena with the winner advancing to play at UW-River Falls in a two-game series Friday and Saturday.

Michael Rey scored two goals in Friday’s win over Stout in Menomonie.

The Yellowjackets’ Anton Svensson also scored a power-play goal, while Pat Dalbec, Andy Singerhouse, Cody Hotchkin and Jordan Neduzak all recorded an assist.

Goalie Dayn Belfour made 32 saves for UWS.

Hunter Scott and Logan Maly each scored a goal, and Cory Koop stopped 34 shots for Stout (8-17, 4-8).

UWS fell to UW-Stevens Point 4-2 in the regular-season finale on Saturday in Superior.

Jordan Neduzak and Eric Shand each scored a goal and Drew Strandberg recorded 39 saves for UWS (8-14-3 overall, 3-7-2 WIAC).

Women’s hockey

UWS had the weekend off but had already wrapped up the No. 3 seed for the WIAC playoffs. The Yellowjackets will play two-game series at UW-Stevens Point Friday and Saturday.

The winner will play the winner of UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls in the championship game on March 8.

Women’s basketball

The UWS women lost at UW-Oshkosh 56-42 on Saturday and in the process lost out on hosting a playoff game. The Yellowjackets will now open the WIAC tournament at UW-Stout tonight.

Sally Linzmeier led UWS with 16 points and was the only Yellowjacket in double figures. Britnee Blake finished with nine points for UWS (14-11 overall, 7-9 WIAC).

Taylor Schmidt scored 14 to lead Oshkosh (22-3, 13-3).

Men’s basketball

Superior’s season ended with a 67-58 loss at UW-Oshkosh in the regular-season finale Saturday in Oshkosh.

The Yellowjackets trailed by six at halftime but had cut the lead to one, 46-45, with 10:13 to play. The Titans, however, responded with a 13-2 run over the next five minutes to put the game away.

Jarrod Peterson led all scorers with 19 points for UWS (7-18 overall, 4-12 WIAC).

Dylan Wurtz and Jade Royston each scored 15 for Oshkosh (12-13, 7-9).

2014 WIAC Tournaments

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Wednesday’s First Round

No. 5 UW-Stout at No. UW-Platteville, 7 p.m.

No. 6 UW-Oshkosh at No. 3 UW-La Crosse, 7 p.m.

Friday’s Semifinals

Lowest Remaining Seed at No. 1 UW-Stevens Point, 7 p.m.

Highest Remaining Seed at No. 2 UW-Whitewater, 7 p.m.

Sunday’s Championship

(at highest remaining seed)

Semifinal Winners, 2 p.m.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Tuesday’s First Round

No. 5 UW-Superior at No. 4 UW-Stout, 7 p.m.

No. 6 UW-Platteville at No. 3 UW-Stevens Point, 7 p.m.

Thursday’s Semifinals

Lowest Remaining Seed at No. 1 UW-Whitewater, 7 p.m.

Highest Remaining Seed at No. 2 UW-Oshkosh , 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Championship

(at highest remaining seed)

Semifinal Winners, 3 or 7 p.m.

MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

Tuesday’s First Round

No. 5 UW-Stout at No. 4 UW-Superior, 7:05 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28 & March 1

Semifinals

Stout-Superior winner at No. 1 UW-River Falls

No. 3 UW-Eau Claire at No. 2 UW-Stevens Point

Saturday, March 8

Championship (at highest remaining seed)

Semifinal Winners, TBA

WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28 & March 1

Semifinals

No. 4 UW-Eau Claire at No. 1 UW-River Falls

No. 3 UW-Superior at No. 2 UW-Stevens Point

Saturday, March 8

Championship (at highest remaining seed)

Semifinal Winners, TBA

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