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YHH Staff Rankings (BOYS): February 5

Youth Hockey Hub staff rankings for boys hockey: Class AA, Class A, Bantam AA, Bantam A, Bantam B, Peewee AA, Peewee A, Peewee B, Squirt A, Squirt B.

Cadets are back in the T10 (pic: Jimmy Zavoral). (Photo courtesy of Youth Hockey Hub)

Youth Hockey Hub staff rankings:

Class AA
(Rank-Team-Section-Jan. 29 rank)

1. Minnetonka 2AA 1
2. Edina 6AA 2
3. Wayzata 6AA 3
4. Chanhassen 2AA 4
5. Benilde-St. Margaret’s 6AA 5
6. Shakopee 2AA 6
7. Maple Grove 5AA 7
8. St. Thomas Academy 3AA NR
9. Centennial 5AA NR
10. Rosemount 3AA 10

Class A
(Rank-Team-Section-Jan. 29 rank)

1. Warroad 8A 1
2. Hermantown 7A 2
3. St. Cloud Cathedral 5A 3
4. East Grand Forks 8A 4
5. Mahtomedi 4A 5
6. Orono 2A 6
7. Northfield 1A 8
8. Delano 2A 7
9. Monticello 5A 9
10. Alexandria 6A 10

Bantam AA
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week-Jan. 29 rank)

1. Moorhead 15 DNP 1
2. Osseo/Maple Grove 3 WW 2
3. Minnetonka 6 LW 3
4. Rosemount 8 WT 4
5. Prior Lake 6 WW 6
6. Edina 6 LW 5
7. White Bear Lake 2 W 8
8. Wayzata 3 LWWL 7
9. Mahtomedi 2 WL 9
10. Centennial 10 WLWW 10

Not much movement this week. Top-ranked Moorhead had the weekend off and No. 2 OMG won two Lake Conference games over Minnetonka and Wayzata. Centennial went 3-1 last week and maintains their iffy T10 status at #10.

#6 Prior Lake gets a crucial win over #5 Edina in district play, those two flip-flop in this week’s rankings.

Bantam A
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week)

1. Warroad 2 W
2. Osseo/Maple Grove 3 W
3. Hopkins 3 WWW
4. Mankato 9 WW
5. St. Louis Park 3 WLWL
6. Northern Lakes 15 WW
7. Rock Ridge 12 WWW
8. Woodbury 8 LW
9. Moorhead 15 LW
10. Shakopee 6 W

Hopkins and Mankato both jump up to rank No. 3 and No. 4. One huge result this week was that Mankato defeated previously ranked No. 3 Woodbury 4-2. No. 1 Warroad took care of business this week against a solid test in No. 9 Moorhead. The Sabres upset previously ranked No. 10 Minnetonka, with a 3-1 win. Shako closes the rankings out this week at No. 10.

Bantam B
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week)

1. Hermantown (Blue) 11 DNP
2. Roseville 2 WWW
3. Mahtomedi 2 WWW
4. Woodbury (Black) 8 TW
5. Red Lake Falls (Purple) 16 DNP
6. Warroad 16 WWW
7. Morris-Benson 15 WW
8. Farmington 8 WWWL
9. Becker-Big Lake 10 WWW
10. Hastings 8 L

Previously ranked Eden Prairie dropped two games this past week, opening the doors up for a few teams to move up. One of those teams is Red Lake Falls Purple, which is currently ranked at the No. 5 spot. Warroad enters back into the ranking at No. 6 this week, after defeating previously ranked No. 8 Bemidji Blue. Farmington is back in the rankings as well, after the Tigers defeated previously ranked No. 4 Eden Prairie this week.

Peewee AA
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week-rank Jan. 29)

1. Minnetonka AA 6 WWW 1
2. Stillwater AA 2 WWWWW 5
3. Woodbury AA 8 WWWWL 2
4. Moorhead AA 15 TWWLW 4
5. East Grand Forks 16 LWWT 3
6. White Bear Lake AA 2 W 6
7. Osseo/Maple Grove AA 3 L 7
8. Andover 10 WWLLW 10
9. Prior Lake 6 WTLWL 8
10. Edina 6 WWW NR

Some hot action in Woodbury this weekend for the John Erickson memorial. Four of the state’s top-5 teams showed up to battle for the last invitational tourney of the season.

Stillwater won the first of the year (Big Pumpkin) and they win the last with decisive wins over Moorhead and Woodbury to go 5-0 on the weekend to move to #2 in the state.

Peewee A
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week)

1. Roseville 2 WW
2. Warroad 16 W
3. Park-Cottage Grove 8 WW
4. Proctor 11 WLW
5. Northfield 9 LL
6. Marshall 4 WWWT
7. Thief River Falls 16 WWWWL
8. Bloomington Jefferson 6 WWWL
9. River Lakes 5 LLWL
10. Mankato 9 WWW

The Roseville Raiders are on a 6-game win streak, and take over the No. 1 spot in the PWA rankings. Warroad jumps from No. 4 to No. 2 this week, as the Warriors get to a solid milestone of 30 wins on the season. No. 10 Mankato picked up a solid win this week against previous No. 3 Northfield to help cement them in the top 10 for the time being.

Peewee B
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week)

1. Osseo/Maple Grove (Black) 3 W
2. Hermantown 11 W
3. Bemidji (Blue) 16 WWW
4. Minnetonka (Blue) 6 WT
5. East Grand Forks (Green) 16 WW
6. Mankato 9 WW
7. Eden Prairie 6 TW
8. Coon Rapids 10 WW
9. East Metro 2 WWWW
10. Minnetonka (Black) 6 LWL

Minnetonka Blue moves up one spot to No. 4 after a key victory over intra-city foe and previously ranked No. 4 Minnetonka Black. No. 8 Coon Rapids is up a couple of spots this week, after a huge win over previously ranked No. 7 Anoka. East Metro is having a very solid year and had a rough stretch in January. The Stars have now rattled off six straight and are back in the rankings at No. 8.

Squirt A
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week-rank Jan. 29)

1. Minnetonka 6 W 1
2. East Grand Forks 16 WW 2
3. Andover 10 W 3
4. Chaska/Chanhassen 6 W 4
5. Park-Cottage Grove 8 W 5
6. Woodbury Royal 8 W 6
7. Woodbury Black 8 DNP 7
8. Moorhead 15 WWWW 8
9. Thief River Falls 16 WWWWW NR
10. Orono 3 DNP 9

Not a lot of movement in Squirt A this week. Thief River Falls goes 5-0 on a Northeast trip beating some tough 218 foes. They climb into the T10 with a 21-4-3 record. The Prowlers at 9th in the state.

Don’t blink, the Fargo International will be hear in a few weeks!

Squirt B
(Rank-Team-District-Last Week)

1. Chaska/Chanhassen (Gold) 6 WWWWW
2. Waconia 6 WWWW
3. Orono 3 WW
4. Edina 6 TW
5. Blaine (White) 10 WW
6. Moorhead (Black) 15 WWWWW
7. Worthington 4 DNP
8. Duluth 11 DNP
9. Faribault 9 WWW
10. Princeton 10 W

Squirt B’s top 9 stays the same as last week. The Princeton Tigers entering the rankings at No. 10 is the change to this week. Chaska-Chan Gold wins the Bemidji tournament Sunday going 5-0 on the weekend. The Bemidji win was the Stormhawks third championship of the season!

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