Totino-Grace vs. Rogers

7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9

This game offers the next best thing to a crystal ball for those who desire a peek into the future of the Northwest Suburban Conference.

Totino-Grace has a combined eight sophomores and freshmen on its roster, many of them key components on a team with a seemingly limitless ceiling. Rogers’ roster, meanwhile, lists a whopping 10 sophomores, a large percentage of whom are seeing extended playing time and making major contributions.

Totino-Grace (1-2-1) features one of the state’s most exciting sophomore combinations in Austin Burnevik (5 goals, 2 assists) and Oliver Moore (1 goal, 4 assists), the team’s scoring leaders. Wes Johnson, another sophomore, is the team's No. 1 goaltender.

Rogers (6-1-1) is off to one of its best starts in program history, thanks in part to the scoring of sophomore Sam Ranallo, who has 10 goals and 10 assists to rank among the state’s leaders. Junior defenseman Miken Miller, although not one of the young pups, is also having an outstanding season (6 goals, 8 assists).