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Staff Rankings (Boys): January 15

By Tony Scott , 01/14/24, 9:15PM CST

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Full breakdown of high school and youth rankings in MN

Class AA Boys

Rank Team Section Jan 8 Rank
1 Minnetonka 2AA 1
2 Wayzata 6AA 2
3 Edina 6AA 3
4 Chanhassen 2AA 4
5 Rogers 5AA 10
6 Maple Grove 5AA 7
7 Shakopee 2AA NR
8 St. Thomas Academy 3AA 5
9 Eden Prairie 2AA NR
10 Benilde-St. Margaret's 6AA 6

Commentary

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

Class A Boys


SCC is #3 going into Friday Night Ice vs. Northfield

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

Commentary

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


Bauer Sullivan tells YHH what they should be ranked this week

Rank Team District Last Week Jan. 8 Rank
1 Moorhead 15 WWW 1
2 Osseo/Maple Grove 3 WW 2
3 Rosemount 8 WWWWW 3
4 Prior Lake 6 DNP 4
5 Minnetonka 6 L 5
6 Wayzata 3 W 6
7 White Bear Lake 2 L 7
8 Stillwater 2 L 8
9 Hermantown 11 WW 10
10 Centennial 10 WLW 9

Commentary

No major changes in the rankings this week. The top two teams OMG and Moorhead have cemented themselves there for what feels like the whole season. Teams 3 through 6 have been juggled all year. 

Centennial has always had the talent to be top-10. It appears it is starting take shape. The Cougars are 6-3-1 in their last 10 and  have some nice quality wins on their resume.

Bantam A


Hopkins suffers a rare loss on the season, they slip to #2

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Shakopee 6 TT
2 Hopkins 3 TWL
3 Warroad 16 WWW
4 Osseo/Maple Grove 3 WWW
5 Northern Lakes 15 LLWW
6 Moorhead 15 WW
7 Rock Ridge 12 LWW
8 Mankato 9 WWW
9 New Ulm - Sleepy Eye 4 LWT
10 St Louis Park 3 WWWTWL

Commentary

The top three stay the same this week in Bantam A. Osseo/Maple Grove hops up two spots from No. 6 to No. 4 this week, as the Leafbirds are on a nice four-game win streak. Northern Lakes gets a nice boost this week in the rankings from No. 7 to No. 5. The Lightning finally had a ten-game win streak ended to EGF AA, and No. 3 Warroad. Mankato has been flirting in and out of the top ten all year- the Mavericks are back this week after a win over previous No. 9 New Ulm- Sleepy Eye.               

Bantam B


Woodbury wins the Prior Lake Laker Shootout (pic: Brady Gehrmann champ game hatty)

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Hermantown (Blue) 11 WWTWW
2 Bemidji (Blue) 16 WW
3 Roseville 2 TW
4 Mahtomedi 2 TWWWLW
5 Morris Benson 15 WW
6 Woodbury (Black) 8 LWWLWWW
7 White Bear Lake (Black) 2 WWT
8 Eden Prairie 6 DNP
9 Hastings 8 WL
10 Lakeville South 8 WT

Commentary

  It was a pretty hectic week for the Bantam B rankings, with a good number of changes.

—Bemidji Blue bumps up from No. 3 to No. 2 this week, the Lumberjacks are 20-3  -4 this year.
-Roseville jumped up two spots from No. 5 to No. 3, the Raiders are on an impressive 11-game win streak.
-Morris Benson is 26-2 on the season, the Storm were underrated and ranked No. 7 last week. The Storm are now up to No. 5, beating a solid Brainerd squad this week.
-Eden Prairie is soaring up the rankings as they were No. 10 last week, and are now up to No. 8 this week. The Eagles are 21-4-7 and outscoring opponents 135-53 on the season.

 

PeeWee AA


Eagan makes its way to the T10 this week (pic: Will Thonvold)

Rank Team District Last Week Rank Jan 2
1 Minnetonka AA 6 WW 1
2 Moorhead AA 15 WWW 2
3 Woodbury AA 8 TWWW 3
4 East Grand Forks 16 WW 5
5 Stillwater AA 2 WWWWW 6
6 White Bear Lake AA 2 WWWWL 4
7 Osseo/Maple Grove AA 3 TL 7
8 Mahtomedi 2 LWW NR
9 Eagan 8 WLWWT NR
10 Prior Lake 6 LLW 8

Commentary

Top six remain mostly the same. Stillwater flips the script on White Bear beating them in their home tournament after the Bears won the Lumberjack Cup on the Ponies home ice. Stillwater jumps up to #5.

Mahtomedi and Eagan enter the T10 for the first time this year. Both teams had big wins this past week to audition for the T10.

PeeWee A


Thief River Falls won the Paul Bunyan International last month, they are #8 this week

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Proctor 11 WWW
2 Roseville 2 WWW
3 Northfield 9 WLW
4 Warroad 16 WL
5 Park-Cottage Grove 8 LWW
6 River Lakes 5 WWWW
7 Marshall 4 WWW
8 Thief River Falls 16 W
9 Mounds View/Irondale 2 WT
10 Bloomington Jefferson 6 WW

Commentary

Proctor makes a huge jump to No. 1 this week: the Rails haven’t lost a ‘A’ game since mid-December. Roseville is also up this week in our rankings as the Raiders go from No. 5 to No. 2. The Raiders are on a solid ten-game win streak. No. 8 TRF defeating the previous No. 2 Warroad is the notable score of this past week. Bloomington Jefferson is back within the top 10, after being knocked out the other week. The Jaguars are back in after defeating previous No. 10 Mankato.

PeeWee B


Mankato wins three, they are #6 this week (pic: Brycen Vanderhoof)

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Osseo/Maple Grove (Black) 3 W
2 Hermantown 11 W
3 Elk River 10 WWW
4 Bemidji (Blue) 16 WWW
5 Minnetonka (Black) 6 WWW
6 Mankato 9 WWW
7 Eden Prairie 6 LW
8 Minnetonka (Blue) 6 WW
9 Coon Rapids 10 WWWW
10 Moorhead (Black) 15 WWWWW

Commentary

The Hermantown Hawks soar up two spots this week from No. 4 to No. 2. The Hawks are 5-0-1 since the new year. Elk River is another team that has been undefeated since the new year; the Elks get rewarded by jumping three spots from No. 5 to No. 3 and are 6-0-1 in 2024. Bemidji Blue is 30-3 on the year and one of the better non-metro teams this year. The Lumberjacks get bumped into the top five this week, as some top teams fell in defeat. Minnetonka Black wasn’t ranked this time last week. Now the Skippers are within the top five, with a huge win over previous No. 2 East Metro. Moorhead Black won the Roseau tournament, which is a key factor in putting the Spuds back in the rankings at No. 10 this week.

Squirt A


#8 Tonka sits in the far lane heading into the Squirtacular this week

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

Commentary

It's finally Squirtacular week in Minnesota youth hockey. All 10 of the state's best Squirt A teams will gear up this week for a shot at the coveted skates. The Platinum bracket is set up to mirror the boys high school tournament with teams vying for a section championship and a berth in Quarterfinal Saturday at Fogerty Arena.

A lot of tough sections in Blaine (see Section 2 and 8). Those teams will be battled test for a title run. We could see two Woodbury, two OMG and two Edina teams in the final 8.

Squirt B

Rank Team District Last Week
1 Chaska/Chanhassen (Gold) 6 TT
2 Moorhead (Black) 15 DNP
3 Worthington 4 WW
4 Waconia 6 W
5 Faribault 9 W
6 Chisago Lakes 2 WW
7 Mesabi East 12 WL
8 Duluth 11 W
9 Orono 3 WW
10 Woodbury (Royal) 8 W

Commentary

Worthington keeps winning, and that goes hand and hand with moving up in our rankings. The Trojans are on fire, currently riding a ten-game win streak. Faribault has had a noteworthy season so far, to this point the Falcons are 14-1. The Falcons get bumped up one spot to No. 5 this week. Chisago Lakes are currently riding an impressive 12-game win streak; the Wildcats keep climbing up the rankings and are at No. 6 this week. There are three new teams in the top ten this week. Those three in order are; Duluth, Orono, and Woodbury (Royal).

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