Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt split two Minnetonka defenders before going on to score in a section playoff game on Feb. 25, 2015 at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Star Tribune file photo by Kyndell Harkness
1. Eden Prairie
Eagles led by state’s top duo in Michael Graham and Casey Mittelstadt.
Move to tougher Section 6 won’t keep Hornets from 10th consecutive state tournament.
3. Lakeville North
Spoiler alert: Panthers won’t go 31-0 again. Still a state-tournament team.
Strong goaltending tandem backs forward Riley Tufte, a sure-fire Mr. Hockey candidate.
Brimming with experience throughout the lineup.
6. Benilde-St. Margaret’s
The Red Knights start with goaltending and defense for a change.
Consecutive section final trips and a successful junior class equals high hopes.
8. St. Thomas Academy
Cadets could start slow but will be tough when it matters.
Won its Turkey Trot tournament with victory against Edina.
10. Breck (1A)
All the elements for a long and fruitful playoff run.
David La Vaque