The St. Francis/North Branch girls hockey team lost 4-1 on home ice to the Totino-Grace Eagles on Feb. 2, before losing by the same score on the road to Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village on Feb. 4 in its last regular season game.
North Branch skater Mallory Olson made an assist for the only Fighting Saints goal in the Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony game. Justine Mendez and Erynn Downey also represent North Branch on the team, which ended the regular season in seventh place (1-10) in the North Suburban Conference.
The #7 section seeded Fighting Saints, with a 3-21-1 overall record, will face the #2 seeded Grand Rapids/Greenway Lightening in the Section 7AA Quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. The winner will play either #3 seed Cloquet/Esko/Carlton or #6 seed Forest Lake in the section semifinal at 7 p.m. at the home of the high seed.