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Senior netminder Grace Zhan stopped 28 shots in Hill-Murray’s 2-1 win over Edina. PHOTO BY KAYLIN GRUBER

Pioneers jump to No. 2 with win over Edina,

face No. 8 Stillwater tonight in section clash

Hill-Murray remained undefeated with a big 2-1 win over Edina Nov. 30, their first win against the Hornets in recent memory.

The Pioneers, who missed out on a state trip last season in a loss to eventual state champion Gentry Academy, have come out of the gates strong this season with a 6-0 start.

 

Senior goalie and Dartmouth commit Grace Zhan has been spectacular in the net and against Edina turned away 28 of 29 shots to secure the 2-1 victory. The Pioneers have a strong mix of veterans and youth with senior St. Thomas commit Chloe Boreen leading the way on offense with 11 points (7g, 4a) in six games. Boreen netted the game winner in the third period against Edin and added a hat trick in the Pioneers 10-0 trouncing of South St. Paul, who is ranked No. 11 in Class A.

They are also getting great production from some youngsters, especially freshman Emily Pohl who has a team-leading eight goals.

Tonight will be a big test for the Pioneers as they face section rival Stillwater, ranked No. 8 in this week’s coaches poll. The Ponies have a strong group led by Josie St. Martin, Addy Finn, Brooke Nelson and Josephine Lang, all who have double-digit points already this season.

Minnetonka maintained the top spot in the rankings improving to 6-0. They have outscored opponents 43-8 and outshot them 244-103. Their power play is clicking along at 58 percent.

Here are the rest of the rankings for Dec. 5, 2023:

Girls Class AA rankings – Dec. 5, 2023

Presented by TRADITION COMPANIES

TeamRecordLast Week
1. Minnetonka6-0-01
2. Hill-Murray6-0-03
3. Edina3-1-02
4. Andover3-1-14
5. Benilde-St. Margaret’s5-1-05
6. Maple Grove5-1-06
7. Moorhead3-1-17
8. Stillwater4-2-08
9. Northfield7-0-010
10. Holy Family4-2-19
11. Lakeville North6-0-013
12. Champlin Park/Coon Rapids6-1-011
13. Centennial/SLP5-1-112
14. Woodbury5-1-018
15. Farmington4-1-015
16. Eden Prairie4-2-117
17. Lakeville South3-1-116
18. Apple Valley6-2-0NR
19. Forest Lake4-2-014
20. Roseau3-5-019

 

Other Teams Receiving Votes:  Prior Lake, Rosemount, Eastview, Mankato East, Gentry Academy, Roseville/Mahtomedi, Northern Tier, Grand Rapids/Greenway, Brainerd, Alexandria.