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Staff Rankings: January 2 (Boys)

By Tony Scott , 01/03/24, 7:00AM CST


Full Rankings of teams from around the state - HS to Squirts

Boys Class AA

Jackson Nevers celebrates his GWG for #4 Edina last week in Edina

Rank Team Section DEC 18 Rank
1 Minnetonka 2AA 1
2 Wayzata 6AA 2
3 Benilde-St. Margaret's 6AA 5
4 Edina 6AA 3
5 Maple Grove 5AA 9
6 Chanhassen 2AA 4
7 St. Thomas Academy 3AA NR
8 Holy Family 2AA NR
9 Shakopee 2AA 10
10 Rosemount 3AA 8


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
Gemini Athletic
Red and Black League
Summit Orthopedics

Boys Class A

Orono is at #7 this week - pic Easton Sankey

Ranking Team Section DEC 18 Rank
1 Hermantown 7A 1
2 Warroad 8A 3
3 Delano 2A NR
4 St. Cloud Cathedral 5A 2
5 East Grand Forks 8A 5
6 Mahtomedi 4A 6
7 Orono 2A 4
8 Northfield 1A 8
9 Cloquet 7A 7
10 Monticello 5A NR


Eric Bruce, AKA "Class A Guy" on the HS hockey forum is our official ranker for Boys A. 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
Gemini Athletic
Jax Cafe
Red and Black League
Summit Orthopedics

Bantam AA

That #1 in Minnesota feeling - Moorhead Spuds

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Moorhead 15 WWWWWWW
2 Osseo/Maple Grove 3 WWWWLL
3 Minnetonka 6 LWWWWW
4 Wayzata 3 WWWLWLW
5 Prior Lake 6 LWLTWW
6 Rosemount 8 WT
7 Hermantown 11 LWLWW
8 White Bear Lake 2 WTLWLWL
9 Edina 6 LWWWL
10 Centennial 10 W


Moorhead has established itself as the favorite to win state in Grand Rapids in March. They are arguably one of the best Bantam teams in the country. 

Tonka and Wayzata both move up after impressive post-holiday success. Skippers win the Edina Invitational and the Trojans beat previous #2 Prior Lake and gain the Grand Forks final before losing to the Spuds.

Bantam A

St. Louis Park is #5 this week in Minnesota

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Shakopee 6 WLLLT
2 Hopkins 3 WWWWWWWW
3 Warroad 16 WWLW
4 Rock Ridge 12 WWW
5 St. Louis Park 3 WWWTWWL
6 Osseo/Maple Grove 3 WWTWLW
7 Northern Lakes 15 DNP
8 Moorhead 15 WWW
9 Mankato 9 WWTL
10 New Ulm-Sleepy Eye 4


After a 2-week holiday ranking hiatus, the top nine stays the exact same. There is a new team at No. 10, and that team is New Ulm- Sleepy Eye, as the Eagles went 10-0-1 in the month of December. 

Here are some notes on the rest of the top ten.

-No. 1 Shakopee dropped a few games to AA squads, the Sabers are safe at No. 1 for now.

-Hopkins impresses this weekend as they won the Edina invitational tournament over No. 6 Osseo/Maple Grove. 

Bantam B

Hastings is #10 this week in BB

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Hermantown (Blue) 11 WWWTWW
2 Mahtomedi 2 WL
3 Bemidji (Blue) 16 WW
4 Woodbury (Black) 8 WWWWL
5 Roseville 2 WWW
6 Edina (White) 6 LWWWW
7 Morris-Benson 15 WW
8 Osseo/Maple Grove (Black) 3 WLLWW
9 Lakeville North 8 WWLW
10 Eden Prairie 6 L
10 Hastings 8 WWTLT


Edina White is the biggest story in this weeks top 10, as the Hornets swarm from unranked to No. 6. Edina White defeated two top-10 teams on their way to a title in the Edina invitational this past weekend. Lakeville North is another team that went unranked to ranked this past week. The Panthers took 3rd place on the Edina invitational with two top-10 wins as well. Hermantown Blue is the new No. 1 team at the Bantam B level. The Hawks went an impressive 5-0-1 since the last time we did rankings. One notable score is Roseville defeating previous No. 1 Mahtomedi, which bumped the Raiders to No. 5. 

PeeWee AA

Wayzata wins the Edina Invitational and pops into the top-10

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Minnetonka AA 6 DNP
2 Moorhead AA 15 W
3 Woodbury AA 8 WL
4 White Bear Lake AA 2 W
5 East Grand Forks 16 WW
6 Stillwater AA 2 WW
7 Osseo/Maple Grove AA 3 TW
8 Prior Lake 6 WW
9 Wayzata 3 LWWWW
10 Edina 6 WWWL


A fairly uneventful couple weeks in AA. The Thief River Falls Prowlers take the Paul Bunyan International in Bemidji beating Hibbing, Champlin Park and Spring Lake Park to win. Wayzata jumps into the top-10 after winning the Edina Invitational with good wins over Rogers, Rochester and Edina to hoist the trophy.

PeeWee A

Jefferson wins their second consecutive tournament in December and moves up to #8 this week

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Northfield 9 WTWW
2 Warroad 16 L
3 Park-Cottage Grove 8 WTL
4 Proctor 11 WW
5 Roseville 2 WTWW
6 River Lakes 5 WW
7 Marshall 4 WW
8 Bloomington Jefferson 6 WWWW
9 Thief River Falls 16 LWWWW
10 Mounds View/Irondale 12 WLW


Not many changes this week in PWA, but here are some things to note: Warroad drops a game to EGF, opening the door for Northfield to take the No. 1 spot back. Roseville moves one spot up this week to No. 5. The Raiders are 27-2-4 overall on the season. No. 8 Bloomington Jefferson had a big week, as the Jaguars won the Edina Invitational with some big wins. 

Peewee B

Edina White wins the Edina Invite and climb into the top spot in PWB

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Edina White 6 TLWWWW
2 Osseo/Maple Grove (Black) 3 WWLWWW
3 East Metro 8 WLW
4 Minnetonka (Blue) 6 W
5 East Grand Forks (Green) 16 WWWWW
6 Minnetonka (Black) 6 TWTWWL
7 Hermantown 11 WWLW
8 Eastview 8 LWW
9 Bemidji (Blue) 16 WLWWW
10 Coon Rapids 10 WWTWW


Edina White goes unranked to No. 1 in the two weeks there hasn’t been rankings. Why? The Hornets won the Edina Invitational, rattling off wins against two top-five teams, including a victory over previously top-ranked Osseo-Maple Grove Black. 

East Grand Forks Green is back among the top five, as the Green Wave won all five of their games this past week. Coon Rapids is back in the rankings this week at No. 10, as they recently defeated last week's No. 10 Elk River. 

Squirt A

The Spuds sit at #3 this week

Rank Team District Last Week DEC 18 Rank
1 Woodbury Royal 8 WW 1
2 Park-Cottage Grove 8 WWL 2
3 Moorhead 15 W 3
4 Andover 10 WWWW 4
5 Chaska/Chanhassen 6 DNP 5
6 Orono 3 W 6
7 Woodbury Black 8 WWW 7
8 Stillwater 2 WW 8
9 OMG Crimson 3 WTW 9
10 Minnetonka 6 DNP 10


The T10 doesn't change this week. Only two blemishes the last two weeks in SQA. Woodbury Gold beat Park-Cottage Grove and OMG Crimson tied Wayzata Gold.

Squirtacular AA and A pairings will be released soon.

The second half of the season is when the rankings go bananas!

Squirt B

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Chaska/Chanhassen (Gold) 6 DNP
2 Moorhead (Black) 15 WWW
3 Waconia 6 W
4 Faribault 9 WW
5 Blaine (Blue) WWW
6 Sauk Rapids 5 WW
7 Mesabi East 12 DNP
8 Worthington 4 WWWW
9 Chisago Lakes 2 TW
10 Bemidji (Blue) 16 DNP


Very little movement within the top ten this week in the SQB rankings. Blaine Blue goes from unranked to No. 5, as they defeated previous No. 5 Princeton. Sauk Rapids is 9-0-1 on the season so far, and jump up a spot to No. 6 in the top ten. Chisago Lakes is new this week at No. 9, they haven’t lost since the middle of November.

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