Author Archives: Let's Play Hockey

Girls AA Hockey – Section-by-Section breakdown

Girls AA Hockey Section-by-Section breakdown Section 1AA Austin Packers Coach: Sultanna Akkerman  State Tournaments: 00, 07, 08. 2022-23: 2-21-0 Top Returners: Peyton Squier Sr./D (9-5-14), Lauren Bowe Fr./F (3-8-11), Yazmine Huerta So./F (2-4-6), Camille Dunlap Sr./F/D (3-3-6), Maxi Talamantes Sr./F (2-3-5), Chloe Schaal Fr./G (2-21-0/8.17/.727). Season Outlook: The Packers have only three seniors heading into […]

Boys Class A Preview: The Usual Suspects

Will one of the dominant Class A programs reign supreme once again? The Class A field is full of the usual suspects. For the past several seasons, the top 5 teams could pretty much be picked at the beginning of the year, and those same five teams usually ended up in or near the top […]

Boys Class AA: Who has the right stuff?

Defending champion Minnetonka ranked No. 1 to start season by Bryan Zollman The Class AA field is chock full of Division I talent, but as Herb Brooks rightfully stated decades ago when picking his 1980 Miracle On Ice squad, it’s not about having the best players, it’s about having the right ones. Talent, of course, […]

Academy of Holy Angels takes over top spot in Class A rankings

Let’s Play Hockey Rankings Presented by: Tradition Companies Minnetonka maintained their top ranking in Class AA girls hockey with a late goal by Kendra Distad in the final minute of a 4-4 tie with No. 2 Andover last Saturday afternoon. The Skippers improved to 3-0-0 on the season as Andover fell to 1-1-1 as they […]


Jori Jones honored, remembered before game The Roseville hockey community celebrated the life of Jori Jones with a tribute prior to their game against Mounds View/Irondale Tuesday in Roseville. Jones, a former Roseville standout goaltender who went on to become a member of the NCAA National Champion Gustavus hockey squad last season, died this summer […]

Let’s Play Hockey Girls HS Rankings

Big Week Ahead as No. 1 and No. 2 clash in both classes Class AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Stillwater battle in thriller The biggest match up of the week came between No. 6 Stillwater and No. 7 Benilde-St. Margaret’s. In a back-and-forth battle Benilde-St. Margaret’s came out on top thanks to a late goal by […]

St. Thomas sweeps WCHA weekly Awards

St. Thomas players sweep weekly WCHA awards The University of St. Thomas made it a clean sweep as four Tommies received Sterling Trophy Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Players of the Week honors for games played during the week of Nov. 6-12.  In the lone game featuring WCHA games this past week, St. Thomas posted […]

The Journey Begins

Monday marks the beginning of many things as the puck drops on the boys’ high school season by Bryan Zollman Monday is the official start of high school hockey practice for boys in the state of hockey. But really it is much more than that. It’s the start of many things. For the player moving […]

76 players have signed contracts with PWHL

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE (PWHL) SIGNINGS UPDATE 29 new player contracts announced Nov. 6-10 brings total roster count to 76 TORONTO, ON (November 11, 2023) – Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) teams have been actively signing players to contracts ahead of Training Camps and the inaugural season. 29 signings were announced by teams during the period […]

Minnetonka and Orono head their classes as puck drops on new season

  It’s the usual suspects atop the girls Class AA Let’s Play Hockey Coaches Poll. The No. 1 team in our pre-season coaches poll will take the ice tonight as the girls’ high school hockey season gets underway with a slate of 16 games. Minnetonka, who finished fourth last season in Class AA, comes into […]