Hermantown will have their hands full this week as they take on No. 3 St. Cloud Cathedral Thursday and No. 2 Warroad on Saturday. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

The Class A Let’s Play Hockey Rankings this week are less about what happened last week and more about what is to come this week.

Top-ranked Hermantown has held the top spot for most of the season, but that could change this week as they are slated to battle No. 3 St. Cloud Cathedral Thursday in St. Cloud and then host No. 2 Warroad on Saturday.

So far the Hawks have maintained a solid 9-2-2 record playing mostly Class AA teams in which they have a 5-2-2 record. They have not lost to a Class A team yet this season.

Warroad is on a 4-game win streak, their last loss coming to Grand Forks (ND). Their lone loss of the season was to Cathedral in their second game. The Crusaders, meanwhile, have survived some injuries and look to be back on track with a hard-fought 3-2 win over No. 13 Cloquet/Esko/Carlton.

East Grand Forks and Mahtomedi round out the top 5 as Delano fell to No. 7 after a pair of losses.

Monticello continues to play well and Proctor has continued their climb and makes an appearance at No. 10 this week after taking Hermantown to overtime and defeating Class AA squad Duluth Denfeld 3-1.

Some key Match Ups This Week:

Tuesday, Jan. 9

#2A Warroad @ Roseau

#3A St. Cloud Cathedral @ #12A Northern Lakes

#4A East Grand Forks @ #19A Detroit Lakes

Thursday, Jan. 11

#1A Hermantown @ #3A St. Cloud Cathedral

#9AA Holy Family @ #7A Delano

Friday, Jan. 12

#19AA Academy of Holy Angels @ #4A East Grand Forks

Saturday, Jan. 13

#2A Warroad @ #1A Hermantown

#19AA Academy of Holy Angels @ #17A Alexandria

#11A Little Falls @ #10A Proctor

Owatonna @ #8A Northfield

 

LPH RANKINGS

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Class A Boys Rankings – Jan. 9, 2024

 

TeamRecordLast Week
1. Hermantown9-2-21
2. Warroad12-2-02
3. St. Cloud Cathedral10-3-14
4. East Grand Forks9-5-05
5. Mahtomedi5-8-06
6. Orono9-4-07
7. Delano8-5-13
8. Northfield9-1-28
9. Monticello10-2-09
10. Proctor11-5-014
11. Little Falls9-4-016
12. Northern Lakes9-2-015
13. Cloquet/Esko/Carlton8-6-010
14. Hibbing/Chisholm10-6-013
15. Luverne12-0-017
16. Thief River Falls7-5-112
17. Alexandria4-7-111
18. New Ulm12-3-020
19. Detroit Lakes7-4-018
20. Southwest Christian/Richfield7-4-019

Other Teams Receiving Votes:

Breck, La Crescent-Hokah, Crookston, Dodge County, Chisago Lakes, Minneapolis, Red Lake Falls.