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Top Games: Lakeville North opens against a talented Stillwater squad

By Drew Herron, Sport Ngin, 11/30/15, 5:15PM CST

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Dec. 1: Fresh off an undefeated season, the Panthers attempt another run at history starting with Ponies.

  celebrates after winning the Class 2A State Championship game last March at the Xcel Energy Center. The Panthers, ranked No.2-2A, begin their new season Tuesday at home against

Lakeville North finished with a 31-0 record last year en route to winning the Class 2A state title. The Panthers attempt another run at history this season, beginning Tuesday at home against Stillwater. Star Tribune photo by Mark Hvidsten

The high school boys’ hockey season is already a week-and-a-half old, but some teams won't face their first opponents until Tuesday night.

This week's collection of top games contains the list of usual suspects, along with some northern exposure, as many programs to get out and do some traveling early in the season.

Lakeville North, however, begins its trek to repeat as Class 2A champions at home as it opens the season against a Stillwater program lacking a storied history but rich and ripe with talented players.

Tuesday night offers the Panthers and Ponies a chance to see how they measure up and is our pick for the Top Game of the Week.

Top Games of the Week

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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