Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

ALTON 7, HIGHLAND 2 (REDBIRDS WIN SERIES 2-1): A five-point night from Bryce Simon lifted Alton to a 7-2 win over Highland in the third and deciding game of their Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association Class 1A first-round series Tuesday night at East Alton Ice Arena.

The win sent the Redbirds to a best-of-three Class 1A semifinal series against top-seeded Belleville beginning at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at EAIA; Triad, who eliminated East Alton-Wood River Monday, will meet up with Granite City in the other semifinal.

Article continues after sponsor message

Simon's five points included four goals, two each in the first and third periods. Jacob Eppel, Tristen Seymout and Tanner St. Peters also goaled for Alton in the win.

Caleb Currie recorded 17 saves on 19 Bulldog shots in getting the win.

In the other Game 3 Tuesday, Freeburg-Waterloo eliminated Collinsville 2-1 to win their Class 2A first-round set, sending the Raging Bulldogs to the Class 2A semifinals against top-seeded Edwardsville; O'Fallon will meet Columbia in the other 2A semifinal. Both best-of-three series begin Thursday night.

Both Class 1A and 2A Finals are set for Feb. 16-20-21.

More like this:

May 27, 2023 - Friday Sports Roundup: Waterloo Shuts Out Jersey In Girls Regional, Triad Doubles Team Alive, Pruett Has Four Hits In Alton 15-Under Legion Opener

May 25, 2023 - Wednesday Roundup: Lady Hawks' Lauren Flowers Pitches Shutout, Triad Notches Baseball Win, Alton Softball Bows Out

May 24, 2023 - Tuesday Sports Roundup: Calhoun Girls Capture Sectional Softball Win, Jersey Blanks East Side, Triad Girls Win In Soccer Sectional

May 26, 2023 - Thursday Sports Roundup: CM Falls 6-5 In Regional, Plus Other Area Results

May 18, 2023 - Wednesday, May 17 Softball Round-Up