Category Archives: Rankings

CLASS A BOYS RANKINGS: Shakeup at the top

CLASS A BOYS RANKINGS PRESENTED BY: St. Cloud Cathedral upended East Grand Forks 5-2 Saturday behind a stellar group effort and a hat trick from junior winger Joey Gillespie. Cathedral’s win was an early statement that they have skill, depth and good goaltending. They also might have the best sophomore defenseman in the state in […]

Boys Class AA Rankings: A couple big jumps into the Top 10

Let’s Play Hockey Rankings Presented By: Rosemount, Benilde-St. Margaret’s make big jumps into Top 10 Minnetonka maintained top billing on Class AA Boys Hockey in this week’s Let’s Play Hockey Rankings presented by Tradition Companies. The Skippers improved to 4-0 on the season. After a season-opening win over Rosemount, they have had three consecutive shutouts […]

Class AA Girls Rankings: Hill-Murray moves into No. 2 spot

Let’s Play Hockey Rankings Presented By: 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 […]

Class A Girls Rankings: Right Back Where they Started From

Orono back in top spot after win over Academy of Holy Angels In the movie Slapshot, the hit song is Right Back Where We Started From by Maxine Nightingale. It could be the Orono girls hockey team’s theme song as well. “Ooh, and it’s alright and it’s coming along We gotta get right back to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]