10 metro area girls’ hockey teams to watch

 

1. Hill-Murray: Pioneers seek third consecutive Class 2A title.

 

2. Minnetonka: Class 2A runner-up loaded for another run.

 

3. Maple Grove: New coach leading talented Crimson.

 

4. Blaine: Top-end players at multiple positions.

 

5. Edina: Strong but young, Hornets will grow this winter.

 

6. Eden Prairie: Rebuilding but still deep and dangerous.

 

7. Wayzata: Three Division I players lead the way.

 

8. Lakeville North: Always a tough team come playoff time.

 

9. Lakeville South: Cougars have a new coach leading returning talent.

 

10. Breck (1A): Strong goaltending tandem anchors Mustangs.

DAVID La VAQUE