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Section hockey shockers as low seeds upset Roseau, Sartell

Two of the top three seeds in Section 8AA lost Tuesday night
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The section playoffs in boys high school hockey are happening this week around Minnesota and on Tuesday night there was a major upset when St. Cloud defeated perennial power Roseau 2-1. 

Roseau, the No. 2 seed with an 18-6-1 record entering the playoffs, was the No. 2 seed in the Section 8AA tournament. Saint Cloud was the No. 7 seed and entered the showdown with a record of 10-14-1 and was riding a four-game losing streak. 

Not only did St. Cloud, a team comprised by players from Tech and Apollo high schools in the Granite City, take down a perennial power, they did it on the ice inside Roseau Memorial Arena on a night that Roseau out-shot St. Cloud 43-10. 

Roseau smacked St. Cloud 6-2 in their lone regular season matchup. 

Saint Cloud now awaits Buffalo-Annandale in the section semifinal round after Buffalo-Annandale, the No. 6 seed, upset third-seeded Sartell 2-0 on Tuesday night. 

Sartell was 18-6-1 before the loss and had blanked Buffalo-Annandale 2-0 earlier in the season. The win is just the ninth of the season for Buffalo-Annandale. 

On the other side of the bracket, top-seeded Moorhead and No. 4 Elk River/Zimmerman advanced to Saturday's semifinals.