Fargo pin, 2011
With playoffs underway at every level in the state, we posted our final Boys and Girls rankings last Monday. Squirt and U10 play continues into early March, so we built a special Squirt set for the A and B boys and girls this week.
We also spent some time breaking down the action this weekend in Fargo for the Fargo Squirt International A division.
Twelve years ago, my family spent the weekend chasing my 10 year old son to Fargo. Three nights of parties in the same hotel with A and B families from our association. Eating out, pin trading and exciting hockey all weekend prompted my son to say, "I wish every day was like Fargo."
Don't we all, son.
Woodbury outscores their opponents 32-0 in three games this week (pic: Cade Christensen)
|2||East Grand Forks||16||WW|
Woodbury keeps cruising along toward Fargo. Since their lone defeat in Blaine, they've gone 7-0. Last week the Preds beat three opponents by a score of 32-0.
Duluth sweeps through D11 knocking off Cloquet and Hermantown. The Hunter Hounds move up to #8. Moorhead Red trips STMA from their #2 slot with a nice win Sunday.
Centennial wins district 10 title, they point to Tony which direction they should go in the rankings
|4||Centennial/Spring Lake Park||10||WW|
|7||Osseo Maple Grove||3||W|
A lot of movement this week at 10A. Several Top-10 teams faced off in the metro area. Lakeville edges their way to #1 winning the Eden Prairie tournament. The Ice Cats haven't lost since December 10th.
Centennial-SLP wins D10 yesterday. Wins over two top-10 teams vaulted the "Cats" into the top five this week.
Woodbury Black wins it all in Fargo!
|5||Grand Rapids (White)||12||WTL|
|6||White Bear Lake (Orange)||2||DNP|
|8||Park Rapids (Black)||15||DNP|
Woodbury Black is the new No. 1 team in SQB, and the Predators won the Fargo SQB tournament this past weekend. Armstrong Cooper is up to No. 2 this week, as their only loss in Fargo was to a team from Ontario. Cloquet Black enters the rankings at No. 7, and the Lumberjacks are 23-1-1. Mahtomedi is ranked at No. 10 this week, and the Zephyrs have won 10 of their last 11 games.
CC finishes the week at #5
|6||Armstrong Cooper (Red)||3||TWW|
|9||Forest Lake (Gold)||2||W|
Hopkins/Park lost their first game all season this past week- that loss isn’t enough to knock them off the No. 1 spot. Elk River moves up one place this week to No. 4 as the Elks are outscoring opponents 177-30 on the season. Grand Rapids/Greenway Orange enters the rankings at T-10 this week; knocking off No. 1 Hopkins/Park propels them into the rankings.
Can Jefferson go from Gold bracket champs in Squirtacular to a deep run in Fargo?
We took a look at the brackets from Fargo and it breaks down pretty simple by letter in the alphabet. Pool A winner plays B, C plays D, etc.
The top half of the bracket has four really good teams: Grand Rapids, CC, Duluth and Edina Green. The bottom ain't half bad either with four of their own: Blaine, Woodbury, East Grand Forks and Moorhead Red.
Should be a fun weekend. Stay tune to YHH Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.
16 Pool Winners
Pool A - Grand Rapids
Pool B - OMG White
Pool C - Edina White*
Pool D - Chaska Chan
Pool E - Duluth*
Pool F - OMG Crimson
Pool G - Prior Lake
Pool H - Edina Green
*Littleton is a sleeper team, careful Edina. No thank you facing Eden Prairie, they can put up big numbers in a hurry.
Bengals can strike at any time!
Pool I - Blaine*
Pool J - Cloquet*
Pool K - Woodbury
Pool L - Minnetonka
Pool M - Andover
Pool N - Jefferson
Pool O - East Grand Forks
Pool P - Moorhead Red
*Blaine better not overlook Cottage Grove and Cloquet should know better than to doubt Warroad.
Will Andover have a lot to celebrate in Fargo?
Sweet 16 Picks
Grand Rapids > OMG White
Chaska Chan > Edina White
Duluth > OMG Crimson
Edina Green > Prior Lake
Blaine > Cloquet
Woodbury > Tonka
Andover > Jefferson
EGF > Moorhead
Chaska Chan > Grand Rapids
Edina Green > Duluth
Woodbury > Blaine
EGF > Andover
Edina Green > Chaska Chan
Woodbury > EGF
Woodbury > Edina Green
We think this kid will make things all good for Edina Green this weekend in Fargo
Andover - Preston Ryan
Blaine - Blake Kopesky
Bloomington Jefferson - Connor Bloom
Chaska Chan - Miles Maruk
Graeme Medlin - Duluth
East Grand Forks - Hudson Johnson
Edina Green - Jack Allgood
Moorhead Red - Tate Bergeson
OMG White - Brayden Dean
Woodbury - Cade Christensen
This kid has vision for miles and miles for CC
Every year...there's "The Pin" - this year it's the Jag's piece of art.