Class AA Rankings 11/28/2022

Top 10 Class AA Rankings for 11/28/2022. Rogers holds their #1 position as they prepare for their first game of the season. Minnetonka was impressive in their two victories over the weekend and appear ready to challenge Rogers for that top spot. Wayzata #6 and St. Thomas #8 make their way into the top 10 after being unranked in the preseason poll.

1. Rogers

Record 0-0, Last Week Rank: #1

They hold their #1 rank for now……Minnetonka is lurking.

D1 Commitments– Chase Cheslock, University of St. Thomas

NHL Central Scouting– Chase Cheslock, ‘C’ Player to Watch

2. Minnetonka

Record: 2-0-, Last Week Rank: #3

Wins over #2 Andover 4-1, and over Rochester Mayo 8-2

Beat Andover 4-1 and outshot them 34-10 in the game. Minnetonka showed they have size, speed, skill, and great depth. Javon Moore looks like one of the top players in the state.

D1 Commitments– Javon Moore, University of Minnesota; John Stout, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Alex Lunski, University of St. Thomas; Sam Scheetz, University of Vermont

NHL Central Scouting- None

3. Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Record: 0-0, Last Week Rank #4

They will start their season this week with games against Mahtomedi and Edina

D1 Commitments- None

NHL Central Scouting– None

4. Lakeville South

Record: 1-0, Last Week Rank #6

Beat Chaska 5-2, while doubling them in shots 36-18. The game against #1 Rogers on Saturday this week will tell us a lot about this team.

D1 Commitments– none

NHL Central Scouting– none

5. Wayzaya

Record: 2-0, Last Week Rank NR

Beat Moorhead 3-2 and Maple Grove 5-1. Wayzata teams always plays tight defense and they possess the talent up front to keep their hot start going…..It also helps to have one of the state’s top goalies, Will Ingemann, between the pipes.

D1 Commitments- None

NHL Central Scouting– None

6. Andover

Record: 1-1, Last Week Rank #2

Had a nice 6-3 victory against a good Chanhassen team on Friday night but their lack of size was evident in a 4-1 loss to Minnetonka

D1 Commitments– Gavyn Thoreson, St. Cloud State University; Cayden Casey, St. Lawrence University; Cooper Conway, Colorado College

NHL Central Scouting– Gavyn Thoreson, ‘C’ Player to Watch; Cayden Casey, ‘C’ Player to Watch; Cooper Conway, ‘C’ Player to Watch

7. Maple Grove

Record: 1-1, Last Week Rank #5

With Landen Gunderson injuried and a lot of new faces this team will take some time to gel.

Beat Edina 2-0 and lost to Wayzata 5-1

D1 Commitments– Finn Brink, University of Wisconsin; Landen Gunderson, Western Michigan University

NHL Central Scouting- Landen Gunderson, ‘C’ Player to Watch

8. St. Thomas Academy

Record: 2-0, Last Week Rank NR

Defeated Cretin 4-2 and Duluth East 4-1 this past weekend. The young and talented looked good in their first games together. STA also has good goaltending and some nice pieces up front.

D1 Commitments- None

NHL Central Scouting– None

9. Eden Prairie

Record: 0-0, Last Week Rank #10

They start with a bang as they will play Hill-Murray and Cretin this week.

D1 Commitment– Teddy Townsend, University of Minnesota; Ryan Koering, Colorado College

NHL Central Scouting-Teddy Townsend, ‘C’ Player to Watch ; Ryan Koering, ‘C’ Player to Watch

10. Chanhassen

Record: 1-1, Last Week Rank #7

Lost to Andover 6-3 and beat Rochester 7-0. They outshot Andover 37-25 but came up short. Chanhassen showed they can roll three lines and forward Jack Christ appears to be a star on the rise.

D1 Commitments– Gavin Uhlenkamp, University of Wisconsin

NHL Central Scouting- None

Falling out of Top 10

Cretin-Derham Hall #8

Edina #9