10 METRO AREA GIRLS’ HOCKEY TEAMS TO WATCH
1. Eden Prairie: Defending Class 2A champ returns several key contributors.
2. Edina: Five Division I players poised to reach Xcel Energy Center.
3. Maple Grove: Talented and hungry after losing title shot in overtime last season.
4. Hill-Murray: Reloading required, but sound program has stars-in-waiting.
5. Centennial: Dynamic duo Gabbie Hughes and Anneke Linser provide firepower.
6. Minnetonka: Skippers will become dangerous by season’s end.
7. Elk River/Zimmerman: Potent mix of veterans and young players.
8. Blaine: Talented and experienced team must settle on a No. 1 goaltender.
9. Wayzata: New coach Jessica Christopherson leads the Trojans.
10. Blake (1A): Scoring load will be shared by several capable players.