Listen live online Saturday afternoon via JoeInsider.com as the Kalamazoo Eagles battle Saginaw Heritage in a Division 1 hockey quarterfinal from the Kensington Valley Ice Arena from Brighton.
The first-ever MHSAA tournament appearance for the Eagles culminated in a regional championship with a double overtime 3-2 win Wednesday against the Mid-Michigan Marauders. Now 21-7 overall, the Eagles also won regional games against Kalamazoo United (9-1) and Capital City (2-1).
The competition level jumps significantly with Heritage, who were state runner-up in the last two seasons. The Hawks (24-3) flattened their regional foes the Bay City Thunder (8-0), Lapeer (9-1), and Bay City Wolves (7-0). Various rankings statewide place Heritage as the second-ranked squad within the Division 1 field.
You can listen to Saturday’s game via the embedded player below with puck drop listed at 1 p.m. ET from the Kensington Valley Ice Arena in Brighton. The winner advances to next Friday’s semifinal at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth.