Blizzard conditions push back East Region boys hockey tournament, other area preps events
The North Dakota East Region boys hockey tournament has been pushed back to Saturday, Sunday
GRAND FORKS — The latest blizzard conditions in the Grand Forks area on Friday pushed back the North Dakota East Region boys hockey tournament scheduled for this weekend at Purpur Arena.
Instead of completing the tournament Friday and Saturday, games will now be played Saturday and Sunday.
The North Dakota boys and girls state wrestling tournaments in Fargo this weekend are scheduled to continue as scheduled Friday, as those athletes were already at the event which started Thursday.
In girls basketball, the North Dakota Region 2 girls basketball tournament play-in games scheduled for Friday have been pushed back to Saturday. The final eight teams will meet in Grand Forks starting Monday for the quarterfinals.
The remainder of the Minnesota Section 8A and 8AA wrestling tournaments have shifted events from Friday to Saturday.
Grand Forks Red River and Grand Forks Central boys and girls basketball games were postponed Friday, as well.
The Central boys will now host West Fargo Sheyenne on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.
The Red River boys will host West Fargo on Monday.
The Central girls will travel to West Fargo Sheyenne for a game Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Red River girls will visit West Fargo at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The altered tournament schedules are below:
N.D. East Region boys hockey
At GF’s Purpur Arena
GF Central vs. Fargo Davies, 3:30 p.m.; Red River vs. South-Shanley, 30 minutes after 3:30 p.m. game
Devils Lake vs. Fargo North, 11 a.m.; West Fargo vs. West Fargo Sheyenne, 30 minutes after 11 a.m. game
11 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
N.D. Region 2 girls
At higher seed, Saturday
No. 9 Larimore at No. 8 North Border (Pembina), 4 p.m.; No. 10 Hillsboro-Central Valley at No. 7 Midway-Minto (Minto), 6 p.m.; No. 11 Drayton-Valley-Edinburg at No. 6 Park River-Fordville-Lankin (Park River), 7 p.m.
In GF’s Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
No. 1 Grafton vs. North Border/Larimore winner, 3 p.m.
No. 5 Cavalier vs. No. 4 Hatton-Northwood, 4:30 p.m.
No. 2 Thompson vs. Midway-Minto/Hillsboro-Central Valley winner, 6 p.m.
No. 3 May-Port-C-G vs. Park River/Drayton-V-E winner, 7:30 p.m.
Minn. Section 8A wrestling
At Fertile, Minn., Saturday, 6 p.m.
United North Central vs. Fosston-Bagley
Crookston vs. Frazee
At Fertile, Minn., Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Minn. Section 8AA
At Detroit Lakes, 6 p.m.
Pequot Lakes-Pine River vs. Detroit Lakes
Thief River Falls vs. Perham