With the winter sports season just around the corner, the first set of WIAA postseason brackets is out.

The WIAA released boys hockey playoff pairings Sunday evening.

Onalaska earned the highest seed of any team from our area. The Hilltoppers are a 2-seed, and will enjoy a first round bye before hosting either 7-seed La Crosse or 10-seed Sauk Prairie.

West Salem/Bangor earned a 4-seed and will also enjoy a first round bye before hosting the winner of the game between 12-seed Sparta/Mauston and 5-seed Viroqua co-op.

To see the complete boys bracket, click here.

WIAA Boys Hockey Assignments - Sectional 4
First Round Matchups  (Feb. 18)
(9) Black River Falls at (8) Tomah - Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
(12) Sparta/Mauston at (5) Viroqua - Feb. 18, 7 p.m. 
(11) Aquinas co-op at (6) Reedsburg Area/Wis. Dells - Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
(10) Sauk Prairie co-op at (7) La Crosse Central/Logan - Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

The WIAA also released the girls hockey playoff pairings.

The 1-seed Onalaska co-op will begin their march to Alliant Energy Center with a home game on Feb. 20 or 21 against the winner of the game between 9-seed Viroqua co-op and 8-seed Beaver Dam co-op.

7-seed Black River Falls co-op travels to the Sun Prairie co-op on Feb. 21.

WIAA Girls Hockey Assignments - Sectional 3
First Round Matchups (Feb. 18)
(9) Viroqua co-op at (8) Beaver Dam co-op

Regionals (Feb. 20 or 21)
(1) Onalaska co-op vs. Viroqua/Beaver Dam winner
(7) Black River Falls at (2) Sun Prairie co-op

To see the complete girls bracket, click here.