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Ninth-annual event runs through Sunday at Superior Ice Arena
The Yellowjackets and Saints played the first game on the field that underwent a $4.6 million renovation that included artificial turf, new lighting and a new scoreboard.
Tyler Nystrom scored a goal and assisted on two others and Grant Hanson had one assist.
The 2014-15 version of the Superior High School boys hockey team mirrored that of the Spartans’ 1994 state championship team.
Superior won the WIAA Division 1 state title for the 13th time in school history Saturday with a 6-0 victory over Wausau West.
The Spartans will play Wausau West at 2:15 p.m. Saturday
Nystrom scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Spartans into Friday’s semifinal against the Cedarburg Bulldogs, who advanced with a 3-2 victory over Reedsburg-Wisconsin Rapids.
The Spartans’ roster includes 10 seniors, led by captain Tyler Nystrom, who leads the Spartans in scoring with eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points.
The Spartans will play Janesville Parker/Craig in the state tournament quarterfinals at 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
With a 58-36 win over UW-Stevens Point Friday night, UWS will host UW-Oshkosh in the WIAC championship game at 2 p.m. Sunday.