The Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs and Columbia Ice Eagles are putting themselves in prime position for the playoffs, with both teams posting recent wins.
The rivals met Tuesday night in Granite City. The result was not known at press time.
The Raging Bulldogs are 8-1-1 on the season, trailing only undefeated Edwardsville in the MVCHA standings.
On Thursday, the team edged Alton, 3-1.
Nicholas Mumford scored two goals and Parker McDonald added the other. Goalie Peyton Hamilton made 18 saves in the win.
Last Tuesday, the Raging Bulldogs blasted Triad, 7-2. The team was led by Mumford and captain Scott Nanney, who scored two goals each. Others scoring goals were Jack Lugge, Adam Phelps and Blake Reisner.
Paul Malacarne leads the team with nine goals and an assist, although he is currently injured.
Columbia is 6-4 on the season following a 14-2 pounding of Triad last week. Cam Nowak scored four goals with an assist, and Sean Hofstetter and Garrett Poole added two goals apiece.
Hofstetter leads the Ice Eagles with 19 goals and two assists so far this season.