Blaine, defense, Jr.
Bengals coach Steve Guider hailed Brown as the "best D in our program's history." Provides a calming presence from the blue line. Strong in the defensive zone and moves the puck well. Scored six goals and added 24 assists. Committed to Minnesota.
Blake, forward, Sr.
Tallied 48 goals, including 10 hat tricks, and led the Bears back to the Class 1A state tournament. Princeton-bound forward plays with enthusiasm and works hard at both ends of the rink. "The type of competitor every coach wants on their team," Blake coach Shawn Reid said.
Minnetonka, forward, Sr.
Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year. Drove Skippers to the Lake Conference title and Section 2 championship game with 14 goals and 10 assists in the season's final eight games. Great acceleration and top-end speed. Committed to Wisconsin. "Her hands are just so fast," Blaine defenseman Emily Brown said. "You look down at the puck for a second and the next thing you know it's in the back of the net."
Anoka, goalie, Sr.
The Tornadoes finished .500 thanks to Scarborough, a rock all season. One of two metro-area goalies to face at least 30 shots per game and still boast a save percentage better than 93. Allowed 1.96 goals per game and posted four shutouts. Nearly impossible to beat on the first shot. Undecided on college.
Eastview, forward, Jr.
Perhaps the state's most clutch player. Scored tying goal in regulation and added the overtime winner in the Class 2A, Section 3 championship game. Did the same thing to Canada in the Under-18 World Championship gold medal game. Scored 34 goals, including nine game-winners. Committed to Connecticut.
Hill-Murray, defense, Sr.
Improved, steady defender anchored a Pioneers team that has held opponents to an astonishing 19 goals in 28 games. Powerful skater. Great shot produced 13 goals for the two-time defending Class 2A champion. Added 18 assists. Committed to Wisconsin.
DAVID LA VAQUE