The 2010 Milwaukee Admirals High School Showdown will be host for the fifth year to a group of top teams in Wisconsin high school hockey. The tournament has produced three of the last five WIAA state champions and once again appears to be a key to the top teams’ seasons. The holiday tournament will run from December 27-29.
The teams in the holiday showdown are all from southeastern Wisconsin and consist of Cedarburg, Germantown, Kenosha, Mequon Homestead, University School of Milwaukee, Marquette University High School, Whitefish Bay/Nicolet/Shorewood and Hartland Arrowhead.
University School is the defending Admirals Showdown Champion and used its success in the tournament to springboard their run to the WIAA State Championship. Last year’s champion Wildcats won their first round game 2-1 in a shootout against Marquette. In the semi-finals they defeated Cedarburg 3-2, and would knock out Arrowhead 4-2 in the finals.
This year Marquette High enters the tournament as the highest ranked team in the Wisconsin High School Power Rankings and are currently ranked #4 in the state. Marquette will face Germantown in the first round. University School faces Kenosha, Homestead takes on Cedarburg, and Arrowhead matches up against WNS.
Each team is guaranteed at least one game at the Bradley Center and is the highlight of some the teams seasons.