Preseason Class AA Rankings

Here are the official preseason MNHockeyLife Class AA Rankings! At the end of the post there are my picks for the 2023 Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament.

1. Rogers

Last Year: 19-8-1, lost to Maple Grove in the Section 5AA Final

D1 Commitments- Chase Cheslock, University of St. Thomas

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

2. Andover

Last Year: 25-5-1, won the State Tournament 6-5 over Maple Grove 7AA

D1 Commitments- Gavyn Thoreson, State 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

3. Minnetonka

Last Year: 16-10-1, lost to Chaska in the Section 2AA Semi-Finals

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

4. Benilde-St. Margaret’s

22-6, lost to Edina in the 6AA Section Championship

D1 Commitments- None

NHL Central Scouting- None

5. Maple Grove

23-7-1, lost Championship game 6-5 to Andover

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

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

6. Lakeville South

Lakeville South 25-5, played in State Tournament

D1 Commitments- Tanner Ludtke, University of Nebraska-Omaha

NHL Central Scouting- Tanner Ludtke, ‘C’ Player to Watch

7. Chanhassen

Last Season 19-6-1, lost to Chaska in the section 2AA Quarterfinals

D1 Commitments- Gavin Uhlenkamp, University of Wisconsin

NHL Central Scouting- None

8. Cretin-Derham Hall

24-5, played in the State Tournament

D1 Commitments- Attila Lippai, University of St. Thomas; Colton Jamieson, University of St. Thomas; Jake Fisher, Northern Michigan

NHL Central Scouting- Jake Fisher, ‘C’ Player to Watch; Colton Jamieson, ‘C’ Player to Watch

9. Edina

22-9, played in the State Tournament

D1 Commitments- none

NHL Central Scouting- none

10. Eden Prairie

15-12, Lost to Prior Lake 4-2 in Section 2 Semi-Finals

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

Just Missing: Moorhead, Hill-Murray, Wayzata, Centennial, St. Thomas

Picks for the 2023 Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament

1AA- Lakeville South

2AA- Minnetonka

3AA- Cretin-Derham Hall

4AA- Hill-Murray

5AA- Rogers

6AA- Benilde-St. Margaret’s

7AA- Andover

8AA- Moorhead