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Updated boys' hockey state rankings: Jan. 18

By Samuel Wigness, SportsEngine, 01/20/17, 7:00PM CST


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Class 2A:

Class 2A Stillwater's unbeaten streak ended at 13 games after a 2-1 loss to No. 13 White Bear Lake. However, the Ponies (13-1-0) remain ranked No. 1 in the coach's poll after splitting the first place votes 6-4 with Edina.

White Bear Lake goalie Bob Parenteau made 28 saves in the upset, which sprung the 9-3-2 Bears from sixteenth to thirteenth in the Class 2A rankings. Junior Max Jennrich scored the game-winning goal in the second period. White Bear Lake opened an eight-game home-stand with wins over Park of Cottage Grove and Stillwater.

Edina (11-3-1) earned four first-place votes and the No. 2 rank after beating No. 18 Blaine, 6-1. University of Minnesota recruit Sam Walker scored a hat trick in the game. Walker has 13 goals and 13 assists on the season.

12-3-0 Elk River relinquished it's No. 2 spot and dropped to No. 3 after losing 5-1 to eighth-ranked Centennial. Jack Menne scored two goals for the 11-3-1 Cougars, who moved from No. 10 to No. 8 in the coach's poll.

Grand Rapids (11-4-1) fell from No. 4 to No. 9 after back-to-back losses to Class 1A-No. 1 Hermantown and Class 2A-No. 12 Duluth East. The Thunderhawks are 3-3-1 in their last seven games and were ranked No. 2 in early January.

St. Thomas Academy (12-4-1) also drop in the rankings, moving from sixth to tenth after losing to Class 1A-No. 5 Mahtomedi, 2-1. The Cadets play seven of their eight remaining games at home. 

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Class 1A

Hermantown is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A with 10 first-place votes for the third straight week. 

The Hawks are 12-0-0 since going 0-1-1 in their first two games including a signature 4-3 win over Class 2A-No. 9 Grand Rapids. Leading scorer Ryan Sandelin (19 goals, 12 assists) had two goals and an assist. 

Breck (9-3-2) took the No. 2 spot from Delano after shutting out Class 1A-No. 12 Minnehaha Academy, 4-0. The Mustangs outshot Minnehaha Academy 51-16.

Delano's 10-1 loss to Class 2A-No. 7 Holy Family proved costly as it dropped from second to third in the coach's poll. The Tigers (12-2-1) bounced back with a pair of wins over Class 2A Wayzata and Waconia. University of Maine recruit Ben Meyers leads the state in assists (33) and points (58). Meyers has recorded points in every game this season and has seven multi-goal games.

East Grand Forks (8-4-1) is 2-3-1 in January and dropped from No. 5 to No. 7 in the Class 2A coach's poll. Mahtomedi replaced the Green Wave in the No. 5 spot after beating Class 2A-No. 10 St. Thomas Academy 2-1. Junior Jeff Kneale scored the game winning goal in overtime.

7-8-1 Totino-Grace climbed from No. 20 to No. 17 and is 3-0-1 in its last four games. 

Mound Westonka made its first appearance in top-twenty after beating Minneapolis, New Prague and Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato by a combined score of 14-2.

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