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Staff Rankings: January 16 (Boys)

By Tony Scott , 01/16/23, 1:00PM CST


Staff's take on top-10 boys teams in Minnesota

Class AA

Storm are #4 this week (Pic: Gavin Uhlenkamp)

Rank Team Section
1 Wayzata 6AA
2 Minnetonka 2AA
3 Maple Grove 5AA
4 Chanhassen 2AA
5 Edina 6AA
6 Andover 7AA
7 Benilde-St. Margaret's 6AA
8 Rogers 5AA
9 Cretin-Derham Hall 3AA
10 Centennial 5AA


Karl Schuettler from our Rink of Fire BHS hockey podcast is our official ranker for Boys AA. For an audio or video account, check out our pod (link below), for a written account see his take on the top-10 and more on the HS Hockey Forum. For more information on our ROF sponsors see the links below.

This Week's Pod

Karl Comments

Jax Cafe

Red and Black League

Summit Orthopedics

Class A

Warroad completes the sweep of the week, the Warriors are #1 (pic: Carson Pilgrim)

Rank TeamĀ  Section
1 Warroad 8A
2 Hermantown 7A
3 Mahtomedi 4A
4 Orono 2A
5 East Grand Forks 8A
6 Northfield 1A
7 Delano 2A
8 Fergus Falls 6A
9 Hibbing 7A
10 Detroit Lakes 8A


Eric Bruce, AKA "Class A Guy" on the HS hockey forum is our official ranker for Boys AA. To hear an audio or video account, check out our pod (link below), for a written account see his take on the top-10 and more on the HS Hockey Forum. For more information on our ROF sponsors see the links below.

This Week's Pod

Eric's Comments

Jax Cafe

Red and Black League

Summit Orthopedics

Bantam AA

Irish hang on to the #10 spot this week (pic: Connor Schubert)

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Osseo Maple Grove 3 LWW
2 Edina 6 WL
3 Moorhead 15 L
4 Minnetonka 6 WL
5 Rogers 10 W
6 Hermantown 11 WW
7 White Bear Lake 2 WWT
8 Rochester 9 LTL
9 Stillwater 2 WT
10 Rosemount 8 TL


Not exactly a banner week for the AA elite in Minnesota. Only two teams are without a blemish. Two teams played Shattuck (Edina, Moorhead) so those are bad losses. 

The team who made the biggest gain was Hermantown. The Hawks beat #1 OMG and top-10 Rochester in the same weekend. 

Rosemount has a tourney winner hangover, but hangs onto #10 for the week.

Bantam A

Brayden Kvamme and the Moorhead Spuds come in at No. 10 this welkin Bantam A.

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Armstrong Cooper 3 TWW
2 Hibbing/Chisholm 12 WWW
3 Northfield 9 WLW
4 Edina 6 LWLLL
5 Rock Ridge 12 LWW
6 Delano 3 WW
7 Osseo/Maple Grove 3 WWWWWW
8 Northern Lakes 15 WWWW
9 Monticello 5 WLWWW
10 Moorhead 15 WLWW


There is just one minor change this week, and that is Monticello and Moorhead swapping spots at No. 9 and No.10, respectively. No. 7  Osseo-Maple Grove won the Moose Goheen tournament in White Bear Lake this past weekend. No. 2 Hibbing/Chisholm edged No. 5 Rock Ridge in the game of the week, furthering solidifying the Bluejackets as state title contenders.

Bantam B

Jack Johnson, Minnetonka Bantam B

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Bloomington Jefferson 6 WWWW
2 Prior Lake 6 WWTWWW
3 Edina (White) 6 WW
4 Armstrong Cooper 3 WTWWL
5 Alexandria (Black) 15 TWWW
6 Edina (Green) 6 TWLWL
7 Minneapolis (Black) 3 WWTWWL
8 Forest Lake 2 LLW
9 Minnetonka 6 LT
10 Mahtomedi 2 WWWW


There is a major shakeup in the top five this week, as we see a new No. 1 team in Bloomington-Jefferson. The Jaguars defeated last week's No. 1 Armstrong Cooper by a score of 5-0. Prior Lake is up three spots this week to No. 2, as the Lakers won their home tournament this past weekend. The Lakers picked up wins over previous No. 2 Edina Green. High-powered Alexandria Black got moved into the top-five this week. the Cardinals have outscored opponents 164-73 on the season so far.

PeeWee AA

Blaine arrives in YHH Top 10 (pic: Brody Lockman)

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Moorhead 15 WWWW
2 Woodbury 8 LWWLWL
3 Mahtomedi 2 WWL
4 White Bear Lake 2 WWLW
5 Minnetonka 6 WWLWLL
6 Chaska Chan 6 LW
7 Hermantown 11 WWL
8 Edina 6 L
9 Stillwater 2 LWWW
10 Blaine 10 WWW


Not a stellar week for the top PeeWees in Minnesota. Grand Forks comes to White Bear and takes home a Moose Goheen title beating #2 Woodbury twice.  No. 1 Moorhead keeps rolling, but beside that, there is a lot of chaos in the top-10. 

White Bear moves up with a win over Tonka. Tonka jumps CC with a win. Welcome to the Top-10 it's been a long time Blaine (take your shoes off at the door). 

PeeWee A

Jamal Monibah, Roseville Peewee A

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Roseville 2 WT
2 Warroad 16 WW
3 Hibbing/Chisholm 12 WWW
4 Woodbury 8 LW
5 Eagan 8 WWW
6 Waconia 6 WL
7 Mound Westonka 3 T
8 White Bear Lake 2 WW
9 Rock Ridge 12 LLL
10 Northfield 9 WWW


No. 2 Warroad's winning streak now stands at an impressive 22 games. Eagan makes the big jump into the top five this week after scoring a win over quality Peewee AA team Duluth East. Northfield is on a five-game win streak and is back in the top ten at No. 10 this week.

Despite losing all three games it played last week, Rock Ridge clings for life in the rankings at No. 9, one of three northern programs in the top-10. 

PeeWee B

No. 8 Roseville Peewee B should be back in action this week.

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Moorhead (Black) 15 WWWW
2 Hermantown 11 DNP
3 Woodbury (Black) 8 WWW
4 Blaine 10 WL
5 Prior Lake (Navy) 6 W
6 Minneapolis (Black) 3 W
7 Osseo/Maple Grove (Black) 3 W
8 Roseville 2 DNP
9 Lakeville North 8 L
10 North Shore 11 WWWW


Woodbury Black (28-3-2) is finally in the top five, as the Predators defeated last week's ranked No. 2 Blaine by a score of 2-0. Prior Lake is on a 13-game win streak and gets bumped up to spot No. 5 this week. No. 10 North Shore got back on track this week with a tournament championship in Brooklyn Park.

Blaine and Lakeville North appear to be the only ranked teams that suffered losses last week, albeit with the Bengals' defeat coming at the hands of a talented Woodbury Black squad. 

Squirt A

Hornets counting the days until the Squirtaculur (pic: Landon Sauer)

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Woodbury Black 8 WW
2 Chaska/Chanhassen 6 WW
3 Edina Green 6 WW
4 Osseo Maple Grove (White) 3 WWW
5 Blaine 10 WW
6 Andover 10 WW
7 St. Michael-Albertville 5 WWWW
8 Austin 9 DNP
9 Grand Rapids 12 WWWW
10 East Grand Forks 16 WWWW


What more can be said about the elite Squirts this week. No losses in the top ten, except the one team that slid out. East Grand Forks has begun Squirt play with a bang. The Greenwave has four impressive wins out of their post January 1 start date.

It's Squirtacular week. The first big moves of the rankings begins Thursday in Blaine!

Squirt B

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Duluth 11 DNP
2 Armstrong Cooper 3 W
3 Woodbury (Black) 8 WWW
4 Cloquet (Black) 11 WWW
5 Grand Rapids (White) 12 WW
6 Woodbury (Royal) 8 WW
7 Mankato 9 WLW
8 Edina 6 T
9 Rochester (Silver) 9 WW
10 Park Rapids (Black) 15 DNP


Not much movement within the top ten this week, as teams are taking care of business. Grand Rapids White is playing some good hockey right now, and the Thunderhawks jump one spot to No. 5. Park Rapids Black is welcomed into the SQB top ten for the first time this season. The Panthers are currently 11-1 on the season.

Junior Gold A

Rank Team League Last Week
1 Wayzata Lake WW
2 Osseo/Maple Grove NW Suburban WW
3 Minnetonka Lake LW
4 Edina Lake WL
5 Stillwater Suburban East L


Osseo/Maple Grove has a huge week as they beat previous No. 2 Minnetonka, OMG replaces Tonka at No. 2 this week. No. 1 Wayzata defeated No. 4 Edina 3-1 this past week, proving the gap between 1 and 4 is significant as of now.

Junior Gold B

Rank Team League Last Week
1 Hill Murray Metro East WWWW
2 Moorhead Mariucci WWL
3 Elk RIver (Black) NW Suburban DNP
4 St. Michael Albertville Mississippi DNP
5 Duluth Independent WWWW
6 Lakeville South Suburban WWL
7 Minnetonka (White) Lake WW
8 Prior Lake South Suburban L
9 Edina (Black) Lake WWL
10 Farmington South Suburban WWWW


We expanded the JGB rankings to the top ten instead of the top five. The matchup of the year and potentially the state championship preview happened this past weekend. No. 1 Moorhead and No. 2 Hill Murray faced off, with the result being a close 2-1 statement win from Hill Murray. Hill Murray is now the new No. 1 for the time being in JGB. STMA is on an eight-game win streak and is at No. 4 this week; their only loss was their first game of the season. No. 5 Duluth is a team to watch, as they have a clearer path to the state than these metro teams.

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