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Top Games: Wayzata hosts undefeated St. Thomas Academy

By Tim Kolehmainen, Sport Ngin, 12/22/14, 8:30PM CST

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The No. 3-ranked Trojans meet the No. 4-ranked Cadets in a Class 2A showdown.

Nathan Dingmann (12) and Jake Moelk (24) lead the line of Trojans as they high five the bench players in Wayzata's 1-1 tie with Edina in the Turkey Trot Tournament at the Plymouth Ice Arena Nov. 22. Photo by Brian Nelson

Nathan Dingmann (12) and Jake Moelk (24) lead the line of Trojans as they high five the bench players in Wayzata's 1-1 tie with Edina in the Turkey Trot Tournament at the Plymouth Ice Arena Nov. 22. Photo by Brian Nelson

Before the season of the holiday tournaments hits, there’s one more burst of top regular-season games from which to select a Top 10 Games of the Week. Actually, it’s more a Top 10 games of the Day, with a host of good-looking matchups on Dec. 23.

Two games between top-5 programs in Class 2A really get our attention, making it tough to decide between them.

Wayzata, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A coaches poll, hosts No. 4-2A St. Thomas Academy in the best game west of the Mississippi River. On the east side, No. 5-2A Hill-Murray welcomes unbeaten Lakeville North, No. 1-2A. 

No. 2-2A Edina is the only top-5 team missing from that slate, with a respite after going undefeated at its home holiday tournament last weekend.

Tough choice? You bet. So we’ll give the nod to a couple of new teams to our Game of the Week and tab the Cadets’ visit to Wayzata in the top spot.

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Moorhead's Jack Stetz (21) throws his arms up as he and his teammates celebrated the win. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com