The ice is beginning to thaw for teams from the Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association.
Their regular seasons have come to an end and post-season play has begun. Throughout this week the East Alton Ice Arena and the Wilson Park Ice Rink in Granite City will host the area's 1A and 2A playoffs to culminate the season.
Class 2A Playoffs at the East Alton Ice Rink
Edwardsville and Civic Memorial tonight at 7:15 p.m.
The Tigers, who finished second in the North regular-season standings, will face third-place Civic Memorial in a best-of-three series. Game two is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday. A tie-breaker game, if needed, will be played at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 18.
Alton and Granite City Tuesday night at 7:15 p.m.
Alton, undefeated in the regular season, will face fourth-place Granite City in a best-of-three series. Game two is set for 7:15 p.m. Feb. 17.
Class 1A Playoffs at East Alton Ice Rink
East Alton-Wood River and Marquette Catholic tonight at 8:45 p.m.
EA-WR, the No. 2 seed, will take on No. 3 Marquette in game one of a best-of-three semifinal series tonight at East Alton. Game Two is set for East Alton on Thursday at 8:45 p.m. Game Three, if necessary, is set for 8:45 p.m. Feb. 18.