The Rangers will head to Grand Rapids on Tuesday for the first round of the Section 7AA boys’ hockey tournament. Forest Lake earned the sixth seed with a record of 11-13-1. The Thunderhawks are seeded third and carry a record of 19-6. They are also ranked No. 11 in the state. Forest Lake fell 6-0 in Grand Rapids in its second game of the season.
Top-ranked Duluth East (23-1) is the section’s top seed, while No. 15 Andover is the second seed.
The semifinals are set for Feb. 25 in Duluth, with the section final game on March 1.