The T-birds began the day's action with a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 victory over 2009 state champion Lathrop. East never led in regulation, but tied things up on a goal by Alex Jackstadt with 1:06 remaining in regulation. With the T-birds skating 6-on-4, Jackstadt let loose a shot that deflected off a Lathrop player's stick and over the shoulder of the goaltender. Joe Reynolds won it for East in overtime.
East will face South in the state semifinals. The Wolverines received a goal from Kyle Simmons 40 seconds into regulation and went on to defeat Wasilla 7-0 in their quarterfinal matchup.
The other side of the bracket will feature a Dimond versus Service semifinal. The Lynx overcame an early 1-0 deficit to knock off West Valley, 3-1. The Cougars blew past Palmer, 9-2.
Friday's action also includes the semifinals of the Greatland (3A) division. Play begins at 12:30 with Monroe facing Tri-Valley and Delta up against defending champion Hutchison.