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 ¥ firstname.lastname@example.org
(Taken at the Mendota Heights home of hockey coach Ted Cheesebrough)
Rosemount, junior, forward
Great vision, hands and IQ — and deploys them all at top speed. Stats: 28 goals, 23 assists.
Blaine, senior, forward
College: New Hampshire
Quintessential power forward. Fast, skilled and a nasty competitor. Stats: 27 goals, 26 assists.
Eden Prairie, senior, forward
Dangerous shooter doesn’t need much room to make teams pay. Stats: 33 goals, 24 assists.
Rosemount, junior, defense
Packs a wallop with his size (6-3, 185 pounds) and shot. Stats: Seven goals, nine assists.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s, senior, defense
College: Colorado College
Silky smooth defender who added offensive punch. Stats: Six goals, 26 assists.
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.
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
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.