Owatonna will open the girls hockey Section 1A playoffs Wednesday night at Four Seasons Centre against Waseca, just like last year.

The Huskies beat the Bluejays in last year's playoffs on their way to a section runner-up finish behind Northfield. The Huskies blanked Waseca 3-0 on December 13. Red Wing, who wrapped up the Big Nine title Saturday, is the top seed after going unbeaten against Section 1A teams.

The Huskies' only loss to a section team came January 28 against Northfield. Owatonna tied Northfield earlier this season and tied Red Wing in their only meeting. If Owatonna beats Waseca on Wednesday, they would likely go to Northfield for the semifinals Saturday.

The section finals are Thursday, February 16, at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. The Section 1AA championship game will follow at 7:30PM.

Girls hockey playoff schedule
Section 1A
Wednesday, February 8
No. 6 Waseca at No. 3. Owatonna, 7PM on KRFO AM 1390
No. 7 Albert Lea at No. 2 Northfield
No. 5 Austin at No. 4 Faribault
No. 8 Winona at No. 1 Red Wing
Semifinals
Saturday, February 11, at the high seed
Finals
Thursday, February 16, at Four Seasons Centre, Owatonna, 5PM

Section 1AA
Wednesday, February 8
No. 1 Lakeville South, first-round bye
No. 5 Rochester JM / Lourdes at No. 4 Dodge County
No. 6 Rochester Mayo at No. 3 Farmington
No. 7 Rochester Century at No. 2 Lakeville North
Semifinals
Saturday, February 11, at the high seed
Finals
Thursday, February 16, at Four Seasons Centre, Owatonna, 7:30PM