Starting strong with top 10's
The 2021-22 Minnesota high school boys hockey season gets underway with four games tonight,
headlined by Holy Family playing host to Rochester Lourdes at 7 p.m. at historic Richfield Ice Arena.
Sixty games are scheduled on Friday and Saturday.
Week One games-to-watch include Class 2A/No. 2 Maple Grove at 2A/No. 9 Edina on Friday and
1A No. 8 Delano at 1A/No. 3 East Grand Forks.
Class 2A top-ranked Lakeville South opens Saturday at Rogers and Class 1A Hermantown
begins Friday, Dec. 3 at Benilde-St. Margaret's.
Meantime, here's the 2021-22 Minnesota Boys Hockey Preseason Rankings:
1. Lakeville South. Opens Saturday at Rogers.
2. Maple Grove. Opens Friday at 2A/No. 9 Edina.
3. Cretin-Derham Hall. Opens Saturday at home against St. Thomas Academy.
4. Hill-Murray. Opens Tuesday at home against Benilde-St. Margaret's.
5. Prior Lake. Opens Thursday, Dec. 2 at home against Holy Family.
6. Andover. Opens Friday at Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.
7. Moorhead. Opens Friday at Wayzata.
8. Gentry Academy. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 at home against 1A/No. 10 Duluth Denfeld.
9. Edina. Opens Friday at home against 2A/No. 2 Maple Grove.
10. Grand Rapids. Opens Friday at home against Hibbing-Chisholm.
1. Hermantown. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 at Benilde-St. Margaret's.
2. Warroad. Opens Friday at home against St. Cloud Cathedral.
3. East Grand Forks. Opens Saturday at home against 1A/No. 8 Delano.
4. Fergus Falls. Opens Saturday at Detroit Lakes.
5. Mahtomedi. Opens Friday at home against Monticello.
6. Dodge County. Opens Friday at home against Park of Cottage Grove.
7. Little Falls. Opens Friday at home against Orono.
8. Delano. Opens Saturday at 1A/No. 3 East Grand Forks.
9. Breck. Opens Thursday, Dec. 2 at home against Orono.
10. Duluth Denfeld. Opens Friday at Woodbury.