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.