Friday night's WIAA boys hockey sectional final between Eau Claire Memorial and RMB has been moved from Chippewa Falls to Eau Claire's Hobbs Ice Center. The Old Abes and Saints will drop the puck at 7 pm with the winner advancing on to next week's state tournament in Madison.
The two teams talked about what the game will mean for the city.
Brady Bollinger, Old Abes senior forward, "You'll get your money's worth, it will be fast-paced game, both teams have two good lines, there's probably going to be a lot of scoring, but it should be a good game. I'm excited, I love big games, it's great to see two Eau Claire teams that are succeeding very well, it just shows a lot about this town of hockey and hopefully we can get the win."
Members of the RMB squad are looking forward to playing Memorial. Victor Bourget says, "It will be fun, the game from freshman year... a little rematch, rivalry, we know these guys, we've been playing against them, they have a lot of good players over on that team, it will be fun, a big challenge for us."
Saints sophomore forward Matt Pulver is excited about that challenge, "It's unbelievable, we've been waiting for this for three years, we worked so hard this season, during the off-season, we went into the weight room like everyday so it will be so exciting."