East makes their first appearance in the T10 this year (pic: Cole Christian)
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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.
Zephs are up to #3 (pic: Charlie Drage)
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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.
Edina had a lot to celebrate Friday in Rogers
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|10||East Grand Forks||16||WWL|
Only two losses in the top-10 all week. Both were Rogers' losses to teams that were ahead of them in the rankings (Edina Friday and OMG Sunday).
No movement in the final week of the rankings is like the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, not seeing his shadow. Spring could come earlier than they want!
Spuds keep climbing (pic: Grady Huotori)
There were no changes at all to the Bantam A top ten this week, as the top ten teams are playing their best hockey as of now and the only losses this week at this level were to AA teams. Hibbing/Chisholm is the first team to 40 wins; will the Blue Jackets be the first to 50? It is a tight race for the Bantam A title, with a handful of teams that have the potential to win. This state tournament will be one of the best this season.
Edina Green wins D6 Saturday
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Edina Green won the District 6 regular season over the past week with a win over Edina White. Hermantown Blue is now in the top five, and the Hawks have been dominating the play up north, winning fifteen games straight. Bemidji Blue is back in the rankings at No. 9, making two District 16 teams in the top ten with Red Lakes Falls Purple just one spot ahead at No. 8.
The Skippers have been money all year (pic: Cash Hardie)
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The top seven teams, divided into two groups, have stayed relatively the same the six weeks.
Group 1 is Moorhead and Woodbury. They have the one and two slots on lockdown. They are combined 72-13-5 on the year.
Group 2 is the next five: Chaska-Chan, Hermantown, Mahtomedi, Minnetonka and White Bear Lake (alphabetically). Each has had their moment in the sun the last two months and each has faltered a bit, but not ever a threat to leave the top-10.
After those seven, it is anyone's guess. The eight ranked to fifteenth ranked teams have changed more frequently than the weather in Minnesota. This week's three survivors are Eden Prairie (four consecutive top-10 wins), Andover (last week's EP and then stumbled last week) and Stillwater.
Raiders are cruising through District 9 (pic: Lucas Van Sickle)
Woodbury is up one spot this week in the PWA rankings. The Predators are hot as of late and have won six of their last seven games. Waconia is one win away from the 30-win mark, and the Wildcats move up one spot to No. 7. Detroit Lakes enters the rankings this week at No. 10. They are winners of their last 12 out of 14 games.
Roseville has been celebrating a lot this year
The top eight teams all took care of business this week, so the top eight remain the same. Moorhead Black is by far the No. 1 team in the state as of now; the Spuds beat No. 2 Hermantown 7-1 this past week. The two new teams that join the rankings this week are No. 9 North Shore and No. 10 Shakopee, respectively. North Shore has only lost two games since the beginning of the year, outscoring opponents 211-69. Shakopee had a huge weekend up north, winning the Roseau tournament championship.
Duluth keeps rolling (pic: Max Mathias)
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Only two losses in this week's top-10 of note. One of the 218 variety and the other of a D6/Squirtacular flavor.
East Grand Forks, who starts their traveling portion of the Squirt hockey after January 1, has been shot out of a canon. The Greenwave are 13-0 and just beat a very good Moorhead team last weekend.
Jefferson, the Gold bracket champion of the Squirtacular, takes down Platinum champion Chaska Chan 6-4 in district play on Saturday.
Greenwave moves into the #3 slot behind STMA and Woobury. STMA hasn't lost since December 5. The #1 Preds have rebounded with four dominant D8 wins since losing to CC in the Squirtacular final.
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|5||White Bear Lake (Orange)||2||WW|
|6||Park Rapids (Black)||15||DNP|
|7||East Grand Forks (White)||16||W|
Woodbury Royal is the new No. 1 team at the SQB level; you’d have to go back to December 10th for the Royals' last loss. White Bear Lake-Orange had a huge week, defeating previously ranked No. 4 Mahtomedi and No. 7 Chisago Lakes in the same week. The Bears find themselves all the way up at No. 5 currently. East Grand Forks White has an average goal differential of 7.78, and the Green Wave is moved up to No. 7 in this week's top ten. STMA Blue is on a seven-game win streak and is back in the top 10 at No. 10.
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The weekly revolving door of the top 5 in Junior Gold A keeps happening, as Edina is back at No. 1 as the Hornets beat SLP and STA this week. This week, Minnetonka moved up one spot; the Skippers had a win and a tie. Rosemount also moves up one place to No. 4, as the Irish beat Stillwater and SLP this past week.
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Hill Murray reclaims the No. 1 spot this week in JGB. Moorhead is up to No. 2 this week, and the Spuds are outscoring their opponents 147-50. There are two new teams this week within the top ten. The first is No. 9 Buffalo, with the second being No. 10 Farmington.