Edina’s Bobby Cowan fires a shot on net in the Edina Holiday Classic that saw the Hornets go 3-0 on the weekend. They are ranked No. 4 in Class AA in this week’s coaches poll. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

Chanhassen jumps Rogers in rankings after convincing 8-1 win,

Edina wins three games in three days

Chanhassen was ranked high to start the season, then had a slow start and fell down the ladder, and now find themselves back in the top three after a convincing 8-1 win over No. 3 Rogers last week. Rogers, meanwhile, who perhaps just had an off night, fell to No. 6.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s, despite loss to No. 2 Wayzata, who remained undefeated and is tied for the state lead in wins with seven, jumped to No. 5.

Edina, who won three games at their annual Holiday Classic at Braemar, also jumped a spot to No. 4.

The rest of the top 10 stayed relatively intact with Shakopee inching back into the mix of top 10 teams.

Lakeville South was the biggest mover this week as they jumped to No. 16 and are off to a 5-0-0 start.

And of course, Minnetonka and Wayzata are still anchored at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and have somewhat separated themselves from the rest of the pack thus far.

Wayzata has outscored opponents 38-13 and outshot them 270-119. They’re power play is clicking along at 30 percent and their penalty kill has been efficient at 84 percent. They have eight players who are averaging at least a point a game and 12 different players have scored through the team’s first seven games.

Minnetonka, meanwhile, has outscored opponents 37-5 and outshot them 261-77. Their power play has been executing at an unbelievable 58 percent and their penalty kill is at 83 percent. They have six players averaging a point a game and 11 different players have scored including nine players with at least two goals in the team’s first six games.

The two teams will face each other Dec. 29 at the Premiere Holiday Classic at Plymouth Ice Arena at 2:45.


Let’s Play Hockey Class AA Boys Rankings

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TeamRecordLast Week
1. Minnetonka6-0-01
2. Wayzata7-0-02
3. Chanhassen5-3-04
4. Edina6-1-05
5. Benilde-St. Margaret’s5-1-06
6. Rogers6-1-13
7. Hill-Murray4-1-17
8. Maple Grove5-2-08
9. Rosemount7-1-09
10. Shakopee7-1-111
11. White Bear Lake5-1-012
12. Holy Family4-0-110
13. Centennial4-2-116
14. Andover4-4-014
15. St. Thomas Academy3-3-113
16. Lakeville South5-0-0NR
17. Cretin-Derham Hall2-2-017
18. Eastview5-3-020
19. Moorhead3-5-115
20T. Roseau5-2-019
20T. Eden Prairie3-3-018


Other Teams Receiving Votes:

Champlin Park, Coon Rapids, Park of Cottage Grove, Grand Rapids, Academy of Holy Angels, Sartell-St. Stephen, Owatonna, Rock Ridge, Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East,