Minnesota Boys High School Hockey


Teams' Histories

State Tournament:

--Schools' totals
--Schools' details



Life in Duluth

2018 State Tournament

Congratulations to the 2018 State Champions!!

Class AA--Minnetonka Skippers
Class A--Orono Spartans

Both schools are first-time champions. Thanks for another exciting State Tournament!

Talk About It!

Mitch Hawker's High School Hockey Forums is the longest standing forum dedicated to Minnesota hockey at the high school and youth levels.

While you're here, check out the latest PageStat ratings!

PageStat has also measured all teams' strength of schedule

2018 Section Tournaments

Follow the seedings and scores here!

Teams' Histories

W/L records and season outcomes are here for Minnesota teams past and present. There are still many gaps to be filled in these histories.

What's in a name?

For the purpose of brevity, some team names have been shortened on the scores, PageStat, section tournaments and state tournament history pages. Go here to find out who comprises these co-op teams.


You can find links to Minnesota High School hockey websites here. If you have a link you'd like to share with those who visit these pages, please email me. Note that I don't post links to any commercial sites.


Most things which have appeared on this page in the past are found here. More items will be added at a later date.


What this page is (and isn't) about.

A Brief Overview

This site is an attempt to pay tribute to the 150+ teams which play boys' high school hockey in Minnesota. I've been around long enough to see some great teams from the past; International Falls, Greenway, Grand Rapids, Edina, Bloomington Jefferson, Duluth East, Roseau and many others who have left their footprint on the high school scene in this great state. Other teams such as the Eveleth dynasty in the late 40's and early 50's, predate me. It would have been incredible to see some of those teams play. Many of my childhood memories center around sitting in a near-trance in front of our family television each March, watching the eight teams compete for the state tournament championship. Since I grew up (and still live) in N.E. Minnesota, I learned one lesson early on...you root for anyone but Twin Cities teams, when you live up north. When an Iron Range or Duluth area team would defeat a Twin Cities team, we'd go nuts. Which didn't happen very often during the lean years of the late '70's through the late '80's. The resurgence of Duluth East's and Moorhead's programs in the early 1990's made them a force to be reckoned with, once again. When it comes to comparing high school hockey to other levels (primarily pro and college), my preference lies strongly with the high school level. It's not even close. These kids aren't paid to play. The Minnesota High School league never chose to cancel an entire season (hear that, NHL?). Given the choice, I'd rather watch Duluth East play Cloquet (or Grand Rapids) at the Heritage Arena than drive down to the Xcel Energy Center to see the Wild play!

PageStat ratings
Top 15

Class AA

1. Edina (28-3)
2. Minnetonka (27-2-2)
3. St. Thomas Academy (27-3-1)
4. Duluth East (25-3-3)
5. Holy Family (23-4-1)
6. Moorhead (20-8)
7. Andover (22-6)
8. White Bear Lake (22-4-2)
9. Elk River (19-8)
10. Cretin-Derham Hall (21-4-2)
11. Wayzata (16-11-1)
12. Centennial (20-8-3)
13. Brainerd (20-7)
14. Eden Prairie (10-15-1)
15. Duluth Marshall (17-8-2)

Class A

1. Hermantown (22-7-2)
2. Mahtomedi (22-8-1)
3. St. Cloud Cathedral (20-8)
4. Greenway (20-8)
5. Orono (23-7-1)
6. Alexandria (19-11-1)
7. East Grand Forks (15-11-2)
8. South St. Paul (17-10)
9. Thief River Falls (18-11-2)
10. Sartell (19-8)
11. Mound-Westonka (19-7-1)
12. Virginia (16-10-1)
13. Warroad (14-12-1)
14. Delano (13-13)
15. Minneapolis (16-11)

Life in Duluth

last updated march 11, 2018