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Meet the 2020 Star Tribune all-metro first team

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune , 03/02/20, 5:45PM CST


See who made the second and third teams as well.

The Star Tribune all-metro first team, from left: Joe Miller of The Blake School; Adam Flammang of St. Michael-Albertville; Matthew Gleason of Cretin-Derham Hall; Remington Keopple of Hill-Murray; Wyatt Kaiser of Andover, and Luke Mittelstadt of Eden Prairie. Photo: RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER ¥ renee.jones@startribune.com  

(Taken at the Mendota Heights home of hockey coach Ted Cheesebrough)

All-Metro first team

All-Metro second team

Luke Levandowski
Rosemount, junior, forward
College: Wisconsin

Great vision, hands and IQ — and deploys them all at top speed. Stats: 28 goals, 23 assists.

Carsen Richels
Blaine, senior, forward
College: New Hampshire

Quintessential power forward. Fast, skilled and a nasty competitor. Stats: 27 goals, 26 assists.

Ben Steeves
Eden Prairie, senior, forward
College: Minnesota-Duluth

Dangerous shooter doesn’t need much room to make teams pay. Stats: 33 goals, 24 assists. 

Jake Ratzlaff
Rosemount, junior, defense
College: Minnesota

Packs a wallop with his size (6-3, 185 pounds) and shot. Stats: Seven goals, nine assists. 

Nate Schweitzer
Benilde-St. Margaret’s, senior, defense
College: Colorado College

Silky smooth defender who added offensive punch. Stats: Six goals, 26 assists.

Carson Limesand
Benilde-St. Margaret’s, junior, goaltender
College plans: Undecided

Handles first shot and anticipates rebounds. Went 15-7-2 with a 2.11 goals-against average, .917 saves percentage, five shutouts.

All-Metro third team

Josh Eernisse, Eastview, senior, forward
Luc Laylin, St. Michael-Albertville, senior, forward
John Mittelstadt, Eden Prairie, senior, forward
Zack Simon, Orono, senior, forward
Joey Palodichuk, Hill-Murray, junior, defense
Will Svenddal, Blake, senior, defense
William Pinney, St. Louis Park, senior, goaltender

How the team was chosen

The Star Tribune’s All-Metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with a panel of coaches and staff observations.

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