High school boys ice hockey in Minnesota

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The Minnesota High School Boys Hockey program is a high school ice hockey program in the State of Minnesota. Based on tournament attendance, ice hockey is the most popular high school sport in the state.[1] (approximately 256 schools and over 6,500 participants in total due to cooperative team arrangements) field sanctioned varsity teams competing in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). These teams are divided into two classes, AA and A. Each class is also divided into eight sections.

History[edit]

2009 Boys AA Championship game at the Xcel Energy Center

High school hockey players throughout Minnesota participate in a maximum of 25 contests, excluding the section tournaments and the Minnesota State Boys' High School Hockey Tournament. Teams currently play three 17-minute periods to comprise a game. A lengthened period time was adopted by the Minnesota State High School League in 2003.

Boys hockey concludes their season with a four-day tournament in March that features sixteen teams competing for championships in both classes. From 1945 through 1991 the tournament consisted of a single class, eight team tournament instead of the present day two class (AA and A) tournament. Private schools were not allowed to play in the Tournament until the 1974-75 season. In 1992-93, the tournament was composed of Tier I and II teams. This two-year experiment sent the top teams from each of the eight sections to the Tier I portion of the tournament and the remaining teams conducted a playoff to determine who would be included in the Tier II tournament. In 1994, the dual class system was adopted and teams were placed into a class structure based on school enrollments.

Attendance has been strong throughout the years, with 22 tournaments eclipsing the 100,000+ barrier, and in 2004 a record setting total of 120,114 (both classes).[citation needed] In the 2006 State Tournament, the average attendance per game in the championship brackets was 18,000 people.[citation needed] The Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament is currently the largest state sports tournament in the United States in terms of viewing and attendance, beating both the Texas and Florida's State High School Football Tournament and the Indiana State High School Basketball Tournament.[citation needed]

Since 1994, the MSHSL's process to determine section assignments for boys' hockey is based on school enrollments and activity classifications. The basic premise is to place the largest 64 schools into Class AA and the remaining high schools in Class A. Both Classes are then divided into 8 Sections each. Teams are placed into their section assignments with geographic location as a primary consideration. High schools initially placed in Class A have the option to play at the Class AA level.

Beginning with the 2007 state tournament, the top four teams in each class are seeded. Coaches of the participating schools vote to determine the seeded teams the Saturday before the state tournament. The four teams are then bracketed so that if the seeded teams advance, the top seed plays the fourth seed while the second and third seeds play each other. The quarterfinal opponents of the seeded teams are determined by a blind draw.

Notable alumni[edit]

Neal Broten, Aaron Broten, Herb Brooks, Rob McClanahan, Phil Housley, Reed Larson, Tom Preissing, Doug Zmolek, John Mayasich, Craig Norwich, Mike Antonovich, Henry Boucha, Steve Janaszak, Nick Leddy, Brian Lee, Jamie Langenbrunner, John Pohl, Dave Spehar, Sean Goudy, Ben Ulland, Mark Parrish, TJ Oshie, Paul Martin, Mike Crowley, Mike Ramsey, Brian Bonin, Dave Christian, Bill Baker, Steve Christoff, Blake Wheeler, and David Backes are among the many notable players who have participated in Minnesota high school hockey.[2]

Historical timeline[edit]

  • 1905—St. Paul Academy fields what is believed to be the oldest varsity team in the state[3]
  • 1930s—High school hockey played at approximately 25 schools in Minnesota.
  • 1945—First MSHSL Boys State High School Hockey Tournament (the first of its kind in the United States) held at St. Paul Auditorium.
  • 1969—The tournament moves to Met Center in Bloomington, home of the Minnesota North Stars NHL team.
  • 1976—The tournament moves to the St. Paul Civic Center.
  • 1992—Tier I and Tier II structure adopted.
  • 1994—Class AA and A structure adopted.
  • 1999—The tournament moved to the Target Center in Minneapolis.
  • 2001—The tournament moved to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, home of the new Minnesota Wild NHL team.
  • 2003—Period length changed from 15 to 17 minutes.
  • 2007—Coaches seed top four teams in each class.[4]
  • 2008—March 7, 19,559 fans attended the 2008 State Boys’ Hockey Tournament Class AA semifinals at Xcel Energy Center, setting a new record for the largest crowd to ever attend a hockey game in the state of Minnesota.[5]

Teams[edit]

School Nickname Colors Section Conference Enrollment Tournament Appearances Tournament Finals Championships
Academy of Holy Angels Stars Royal Blue & Vegas Gold 2AA Missota 797 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 2002, 2005 2002 (AA), 2005 (AA)
Albert Lea Tigers Cherry & Blue 1A Big 9 911 2004, 2005, 2007 None
Alexandria Cardinals Red & Black 6A Central Lakes 1,162 1992, 1996, 2010, 2011 None
Andover Huskies Black & Gold 7AA Northwest Suburban 1,634 None
Anoka Tornadoes Maroon & White 5AA Northwest Suburban 2,374 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2003 1998, 2003 2003 (AA)
Apple Valley Eagles Brown, Gold & White 3AA South Suburban 1,910 1981, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2010 1996 1996 (AA)
Austin Packers Scarlet & White 1A Big 9 1,118 1993, 2001
Bagley/Fosston Flyers Maroon & Gold 8A Northwest 545 None
Becker/Big Lake Eagles Blue & White 8AA Mississippi 8 1,647 None
Bemidji Lumberjacks Navy Blue & White 8AA Mariucci 1,144 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1985, 1986 1974 None
Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knights Red & White 6AA North Suburban 889 1999, 2001, 2008, 2012 1999, 2001, 2012 1999 (A), 2001 (A), 2012 (AA)
Blaine Bengals Navy Blue & Columbia Blue 5AA Northwest Suburban 2,536 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2000 2000 (AA)
Blake Bears Royal Blue, Kelly Green & White 2A Tri Metro 511 1995, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008 None
Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars Columbia Blue & Silver 2AA South Suburban 1,614 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005 1981, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994 1981, 1989, 1992 (I), 1993 (I), 1994 (AA)
Bloomington Kennedy Eagles Navy Blue & Gold 2A South Suburban 1,376 1966, 1976, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1991 1984, 1987 1987
Brainerd Warriors Blue & White 8AA Central Lakes 2,305 None
Breck Mustangs Navy Blue & Gold 2A Tri Metro 408 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2000, 2004, 2009, 2010 2000 (A), 2004 (A), 2009 (A), 2010 (A)
Buffalo Bison Purple & White 8AA Mississippi 8 1,672 None
Burnsville Blaze Black & Gold 2AA South Suburban 2,794 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2007 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987 1985, 1986
Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets Royal Blue & White 7AA Mississippi 8 1,462 1992 None
Centennial Cougars Scarlet & White 5AA Northwest Suburban 2,170 2004, 2014 2004 2004 (AA)
Champlin Park Rebels Navy Blue, Silver & White 5AA Northwest Suburban 2,838 1995
Chanhassen Storm Navy Blue & Vegas Gold 2AA Missota 1,414 None
Chaska Hawks Purple & Gold 2A Missota 1,103 None
Chisago Lakes Wildcats Forest Green, Gold & Black 5A Mississippi 8 1,195 1995, 2014 None
Cloquet/Esko/Carlton Lumberjacks Purple & White 7AA Lake Superior 1,160 1982, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2008 None
Coon Rapids Cardinals Red & White 5AA Northwest Suburban 2,356 None
Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders Purple & Gold 3AA Suburban East 1,322 1988, 2006, 2009 2006 2006 (AA)
Crookston Pirates Navy Blue & Gold 8A Mariucci 586 None
Delano/Rockford Tigers Orange & Black 2A Wright County 1,150 None
Detroit Lakes Lakers Red & White 6A Mid State 1,199 1995, 1996 None
Dodge County Wildcats Royal Blue & Black 1AA Independent 1,588 None
Duluth Central Trojans Red & White 7A Lake Superior 1,234 1954, 1996 None
Duluth Denfeld Hunters Maroon & Gold 7A Lake Superior 1,234 1986, 1988, 1989 None
Duluth East Greyhounds Red & Grey 7AA Independent 1,396 1958, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 1960, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2011 1960, 1995 (AA), 1998 (AA)
Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers Black & Gold 7A Lake Superior 268 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 2006, 2007, 2008 None
Eagan Wildcats Royal Blue, Kelly Green, Silver & White 3AA South Suburban 2,324 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014 None
East Grand Forks Green Wave Green, Red & White 8A Mariucci 509 1971, 1980, 1982, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2013, 2014 1999, 2014 2014 (A)
East Ridge Raptors Black, Gold & White 3AA Suburban East 1,569 None
Eastview Lightning Black, Blue, Silver & White 3AA South Suburban 2,138 2001, 2013 None
Eden Prairie Eagles Scarlet & Black 6AA Lake 3,079 1992, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014 2009, 2011 2009 (AA), 2011 (AA)
Edina Hornets Kelly Green & White 2AA Lake 2,364 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 (E), 1974 (E), 1977 (E), 1978 (E), 1979 (E), 1981 (W), 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974 (E), 1977 (E), 1978 (E), 1979 (E), 1982, 1984, 1988, 1996, 1997, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 1969, 1971, 1974[1], 1978[1], 1979[1], 1982, 1984, 1988, 1997 (AA), 2010 (AA), 2013 (AA), 2014 (AA)
Elk River Elks Red, Black & White 7AA Northwest Suburban 2,106 1993, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 2001 2001 (AA)
Ely Timberwolves Red & White 7A Independent 355 None
Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears Gold & Black 7A Iron Range 495 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1993, 1998 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1993, 1998 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1993 (II), 1998 (A)
Fairmont Cardinals Cardinal & White 3A South Central 957 None
Faribault Falcons Green & White 1A Big 9 1,238 1993 None
Farmington Tigers Orange & Black 1AA Missota 1,494 1994, 2000 None
Fergus Falls Otters Maroon & Gold 6A Central Lakes 775 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 None
Forest Lake Rangers Maroon & Gold 7AA Suburban East 2,123 None
Grand Rapids Thunderhawks Orange & Black 7AA Iron Range 978 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1990, 1991, 2006, 2007 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1990, 2006, 2007 1975, 1976, 1980
Greenway Raiders Kelly Green & White 7A Independent 457 1962, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1987, 1992, 2001 1967, 1968, 1992 1967, 1968, 1992 (II)
Hastings Raiders Royal Blue & Gold 3AA Suburban East 1,576 1971, 1985, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 1999
Henry Sibley Warriors Red & Gold 3AA Classic Suburban 1,342 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1993, 1997 None
Hermantown Hawks Navy Blue & Old Gold 5A Lake Superior 645 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 1998, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2007 (A)
Hibbing/Chisholm Bluejackets Navy Blue & White 7A Iron Range 843 1952, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1994, 2003, 2004, 2011 1952, 1973, 1994 1952, 1973
Hill-Murray Pioneers Green, Black & White 4AA Classic Suburban 814 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013 1983, 1991, 2008 (AA), 1970 (independent state championship), 1972 (independent state championship)
Holy Family Catholic Fire Forest Green & White 6AA Wright County 586 None
Hopkins Royals Royal Blue & Silver 6AA Lake 2,190 1975, 1980 None
Hutchinson Tigers Black & Yellow 3A Wright County 791 1995, 1997, 2000, 2009 None
International Falls Broncos Purple & Gold 7A Iron Range 408 1950, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2002 1956, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1995 1957, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1995 (A)
Irondale Knights Maroon & Gold 5AA North Suburban 1,979 1979, 1980, 1981 1981
Kittson Central Bearcats Green, Red & Gold 8A Northwest 142 None
La Crescent Lancers Green & White 1A Independent 489 None
Lake Of The Woods Bears Maroon & Gold 8A Northwest 225 1993 1993 None
Lakeville North Panthers Red & White 1AA South Suburban 1,725 2006, 2010, 2011 2014
Lakeville South Cougars Cardinal & Gold 1AA South Suburban 1,758 2008, 2012 None
Legacy Christian Academy Lions Blue & Orange 5A Two Rivers 233 None
Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter Bulldogs Blue, Silver & White 1A South Central 1,367 None
Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Dragons Green, Black & White 3A Wright County 1,095 1996, 2008 None
Little Falls Flyers Purple & White 6A Central Lakes 758 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 None
Luverne Cardinals Red & White 3A Southwest 513 2014
Mahtomedi Zephyrs Navy Blue & Gold 4A Classic Suburban 1,149 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2009, 2010 None
Mankato East Cougars Black & Gold 1A Big 9 991 2006 None
Mankato West Scarlets Red & White 1A Big 9 1,022 2008 None
Maple Grove Crimson Crimson & Gold 5AA Northwest Suburban 2,325 2012
Marshall Tigers Orange & Black 3A Southwest 1,120 None
Minneapolis Novas Green, Black & White 2A Two Rivers 6,973 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1994 1970, 1975 1970[2]
Minnehaha Academy Redhawks Red & White 4A Tri Metro 522 None
Minnetonka Skippers Royal Blue & White 6AA Lake 2,777 1985, 1990, 1994, 2006, 2010 2010 None
Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake Moose Red & Black 8AA Mississippi 8 1,989 None
Moorhead Spuds Orange & Black 8AA Mariucci 1,454 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 1992, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009 None
Moose Lake Rebels Red, Blue & Gray 5A Two Rivers 775 None
Mora/Hinckley-Finlayson Mustangs Royal Blue & White 5A Two Rivers 771 1996, 1997 None
Morris/Benson Storm Black, Blue & Silver 3A Southwest 816 None
Mound-Westonka White Hawks Red & White 2A Wright County 1,174 1998, 2001 None
Mounds View Mustangs Green & White 4AA Suburban East 1,752 1968, 1969, 1976, 1977, 1978 None
New Prague Trojans Cardinal & Black 1A Missota 1,072 2014 none
New Ulm Eagles Purple & White 3A South Central 1,070 1992, 2010, 2011, 2012 None
North Branch Vikings Red & White 5A Two Rivers 1,035 None
North Metro Stars Green & Gold 5AA Northwest Suburban 3,372 1983, 1993 None
North St. Paul Polars Red & White 4AA Classic Suburban 1,794 1961, 1967, 1970, 1981 None
Northern Lakes Lightning Black & Red 6A Mid State 1,313 None
Northfield Raiders Maroon & Gold 1A Missota 1,199 None
Orono Spartans Navy Blue & Scarlet 2A Wright County 866 1992, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2014 2004 None
Osseo Orioles Orange & Black 5AA Northwest Suburban 2,072 1994 None
Owatonna Huskies Royal Blue & Silver 1AA Big 9 1,476 1998 None
Park (Cottage Grove) Wolfpack Forest Green & White 3AA Suburban East 2,137 None
Park Rapids Panthers Orange & Black 8A Mid State 1,154 None
Pine City/Rush City Dragons Kelly Green & White 5A Two Rivers 706 None
Prairie Centre North Stars Black, Maroon & Gold 6A Mid State 1,162 None
Princeton Tigers Black, Orange & White 5A Mississippi 8 977 2002, 2003 None
Prior Lake Lakers Navy Blue & Gold 2AA South Suburban 2,003 None
Proctor Rails Dark Green & White 5A Lake Superior 542 1997
Providence Academy Lions Navy Blue & Old Gold 5A Tri Metro 567 None
Red Lake Falls Eagles Purple & Gold 8A Northwest 192 None
Red Wing Wingers Purple & White 1A Missota 833 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002 1996, 1997, 2002 1997 (A)
Redwood Valley Cardinals Red & White 3A Southwest 785 None
Richfield Spartans Cardinal & White 2A Classic Suburban 1,099 1962, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1986, 1991 1976 None
River Lakes Stars Red, Black & White 8AA Central Lakes 2,714 None
Robbinsdale Armstrong Falcons Red, Blue & White 6AA Northwest Suburban 1,905 None
Robbinsdale Cooper Hawks Orange & Blue 6AA North Suburban 1,587 1959 None
Rochester Century Panthers Navy Blue & Silver 1AA Big 9 1,538 2005, 2007, 2009 None
Rochester John Marshall Rockets Red & Black 1AA Big 9 1,356 1977, 1978, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1996 1977, 1979, 1989 1977
Rochester Lourdes Eagles Purple & Gold 1A Independent 915 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 2001 None
Rochester Mayo Spartans Green & Gold 1AA Big 9 1,525 1982, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000 None
Rogers Royals Royal Blue, Black & White 5A Mississippi 8 1,139 None
Roseau Rams Green & White 8AA Mariucci 393 1946, 1947, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014 1946, 1947, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1971, 1990, 1999, 2007 1946, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1990, 1999 (AA), 2007 (AA)
Rosemount Irish Navy Blue & Gold 3AA South Suburban 1,982 1992 1992 None
Roseville Raiders Black & Silver 4AA Suburban East 1,853 1987, 2002, 2003 2003 None
Sartell-St. Stephen Sabres Royal Blue & White 6A Central Lakes 927 None
Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm Green & Gold 5A Central Lakes 1,112 2000 None
Shakopee Sabers Red, Black & White 2AA Missota 1,638 2005 None
Silver Bay Mariners Blue & White 7A Independent 299 1999 None
Simley Spartans Columbia Blue, Scarlet & White 4A Classic Suburban 1,022 1996, 2003 2003
Sleepy Eye Indians Green & Black 3A Southwest 497 None
South St. Paul Packers Maroon & White 4A Classic Suburban 895 1947, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2004 1961, 1968 None
Spring Lake Park Panthers Royal Blue, Scarlet & White 4A North Suburban 1,198 None
St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Red, Blue & White 6A Central Lakes 1,074 1984, 2013 None
St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders Royal Blue & Gold 5A Wright County 504 1993, 1994, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2014 None
St. Cloud Tech Tigers Orange & Black 8AA Central Lakes 1,326 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952 None
St. Francis Fighting Saints Navy Blue & White 7AA North Suburban 1,598 None
St. Louis Park Orioles Orange, Black & White 2A North Suburban 1,184 1948, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1998 None
St. Michael-Albertville Knights Blue & Gold 5A Mississippi 8 1,199 None
St. Paul Academy Spartans Vegas Gold & Navy Blue 4A Tri Metro 566 1941 (MISL), 1942 (MISL), 1961 (MISL), 1962 (MISL), 1973 (MISL)
St. Paul Como Park Cougars Black & Gold 4AA Tri Metro 2,733 None
St. Paul Highland Park Scots Red & White 4A Independent 1,171 None
St. Paul Johnson Governors Maroon & White 4A Tri Metro 1,076 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1984, 1991, 1995 1947, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1963, 1964, 1967 1947, 1953, 1955, 1963
St. Paul Saints Saints Blue, Red & White 4AA Tri Metro 1,206 None
St. Thomas Academy Cadets Royal Blue & 9White 3AA Classic Suburban 1,078 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012 2006 (A), 2008 (A), 2011 (A), 2012 (A), 2013 (A)
Stillwater Ponies Red & Black 4AA Suburban East 2,785 2014
Tartan Titans Air Force Blue & Silver 4AA Classic Suburban 1,623 2004, 2005 None
Thief River Falls Prowlers Royal Blue & Gold 8A Mariucci 740 1945, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1965, 2006, 2011, 2012 1945, 1954, 1956 1954, 1956
Totino-Grace Eagles Navy Blue & Gold 4A North Suburban 1993, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2014 1995, 2002, 2005 2002 (A)
Two Harbors Agates Maroon & White 7A Independent 373 None
Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl Blue Devils Royal Blue & White 7A Iron Range 625 2005, 2009 None
Waconia Wildcats Purple & Gold 2A Wright County 895 None
Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Royal Blue & Gold 6A Mid State 1,105 2004 None
Warroad Warriors Black & Gold 8A Mariucci 335 1948, 1949, 1953, 1963, 1969, 1970, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 1948, 1953, 1969, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009 1994 (A), 1996 (A), 2003 (A), 2005 (A)
Waseca Bluejays Blue & Gold 1A South Central 969 None
Wayzata Trojans Royal Blue & Gold 6AA Lake 3,091 1954, 2004, 2013 None
White Bear Lake Bears Orange, Black & White 4AA Suburban East 2,358 1945, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1956, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011 None
Willmar Cardinals Cardinal & White 6A Central Lakes 1,062 1947 None
Williams [1] [2] III, 8 100 (est.) 1949, 1950 1949, 1950 None
Windom Eagles Blue & Gold 3A Southwest 1,136 None
Winona Winhawks Black & Orange 1A Big 9 1,721 1952 None
Woodbury Royals Royal Blue & White 3AA Suburban East 2,559 2007, 2008 None
Worthington Trojans Black & Red 3A Southwest 645 None
  1. ^ From 1972 to 1981, the Edina School District operated two high schools (see Edina High School History), Edina East and Edina West, each with their own respective sports teams. The State Hockey Championship was won by Edina East in 1974, 1978 and 1979.
  2. ^ The 1970 championship was won by Minneapolis Southwest who is now part of the Minneapolis Novas co-op along with the rest of the Minneapolis public schools.

Championship games[edit]

Legend for "Championship Games" Tables Below
Indicator Meaning
* Game was decided in an overtime period
** Game was decided in two overtime periods
*** Game was decided in three overtime periods
Record Win-Loss-Tie record entering championship game
Single Class/Tier I/Class AA Championship Games
Year Section Record Winning Team Score Losing Team Record Section
1945 7 Eveleth 4-3 Thief River Falls 8
1946 8 Roseau 6-0 Rochester 1
1947 4 St. Paul Johnson 2-1 Roseau 8
1948 7 Eveleth 8-2 Warroad 8
1949 7 Eveleth 4-1 Williams 3
1950 7 Eveleth 4-3 Williams 8
1951 7 Eveleth 4-1 St. Paul Johnson 1
1952 7 Hibbing 4-3 Eveleth 3
1953 4 St. Paul Johnson 4-1 Warroad 3
1954 8 Thief River Falls 4-1 Eveleth 7
1955 4 St. Paul Johnson 3-1 Minneapolis Southwest 1
1956 8 Thief River Falls 3-2 International Falls 3
1957 7 19-2 International Falls 3-1 Roseau 19-4-1 8
1958 8 19-4-1 Roseau 1-0 St. Paul Harding 13-7-2 1
1959 8 27-0 Roseau 4-2 Minneapolis Washburn 12-6 5
1960 3 19-3 Duluth East 3-1 St. Paul Washington 11-4 4
1961 8 17-3-2 Roseau 1-0 South St. Paul 17-2-2 1
1962 7 19-2-1 International Falls 4-0 Roseau 19-2-1 8
1963 1 20-0 St. Paul Johnson 4-3* International Falls 19-0-2 7
1964 3 18-3-1 International Falls 7-3 St. Paul Johnson 20-0-1 4
1965 7 22-0 International Falls 7-0 Bloomington 8-8-4 6
1966 7 22-0 International Falls 5-0 Roseau 18-3-1 8
1967 7 16-4-2 Greenway 4-2 St. Paul Johnson 21-0 4
1968 3 19-1 Greenway 6-1 South St. Paul 15-6-1 1
1969 6 22-1 Edina 5-4* Warroad 18-3 3
1970 5 19-0-2 Minneapolis Southwest 1-0* Edina 21-0-1 6
1971 6 17-2-3 Edina 1-0 Roseau 19-3 8
1972 7 22-3-1 International Falls 3-2 Grand Rapids 20-7 3
1973 3 21-4-2 Hibbing 6-3 Roseville Alexander Ramsey 16-10 2
1974 6 23-0 Edina East 6-0 Bemidji 19-1-3 8
1975 7 22-4 Grand Rapids 6-1 Minneapolis Southwest 21-5 5
1976 7 Grand Rapids 4-3 Richfield 6
1977 1 24-2 Rochester John Marshall 4-2 Edina East 24-1 6
1978 6 24-1 Edina East 5-4** Grand Rapids 19-3-2 7
1979 6 21-4 Edina East 4-3* Rochester John Marshall 21-4-1 1
1980 7 20-5 Grand Rapids 2-1 Hill-Murray 27-0 3
1981 5 16-8-1 Bloomington Jefferson 3-2 Irondale 20-6 2
1982 6 21-4 Edina 6-0 Mariner 22-4-1 3
1983 3 27-0 Hill-Murray 4-3 Burnsville 20-5-1 1
1984 6 20-4-1 Edina 4-2 Bloomington Kennedy 16-8-1 5
1985 1 24-1-1 Burnsville 4-3 Hill-Murray 21-4-1 3
1986 1 19-5-1 Burnsville 4-1 Hill-Murray 24-2 3
1987 5 24-1 Bloomington Kennedy 4-1 Burnsville 19-6 1
1988 6 20-5-1 Edina 5-3 Hill-Murray 22-5 3
1989 5 24-3 Bloomington Jefferson 5-4* Rochester John Marshall 23-4-1 1
1990 8 25-2 Roseau 3-1 Grand Rapids 26-1 7
1991 3 22-6 Hill-Murray 5-3 Duluth East 22-6 2
1992 5 24-2-1 Bloomington Jefferson 6-3 Moorhead 24-3 8
1993 5 27-0 Bloomington Jefferson 4-0 Hill-Murray 23-3 3
1994 5 25-1-1 Bloomington Jefferson 3-1 Moorhead 25-2 8
1995 7 24-3 Duluth East 5-3 Moorhead 24-3 8
1996 5 26-1 Apple Valley 3-2 Edina 18-7-2 6
1997 6 24-3 Edina 1-0 Duluth East 26-0-1 7
1998 7 24-3 Duluth East 3-1 Anoka 22-3-2 4
1999 8 26-1 Roseau 4-0 Hastings 23-4 2
2000 4 20-5-2 Blaine 6-0 Duluth East 23-4 7
2001 4 28-1-1 Elk River 8-1 Moorhead 22-6-1 8
2002 5 26-4-1 Holy Angels 4-2 Hill-Murray 23-5-2 3
2003 4 24-4-1 Anoka 3-1 Roseville 25-3-2 2
2004 3 29-1 Centennial 1-0 Moorhead 26-2 8
2005 5 25-2-2 Holy Angels 6-4 Moorhead 25-2-2 8
2006 2 26-4 Cretin-Derham Hall 7-0 Grand Rapids 21-8 7
2007 8 28-2 Roseau 5-1 Grand Rapids 19-7-4 7
2008 4 26-3-1 Hill-Murray 3-0 Edina 28-2 2
2009 6 27-3 Eden Prairie 3-0 Moorhead 17-9-3 8
2010 2 22-6-2 Edina 4-2 Minnetonka 27-1-2 6
2011 6 23-5-2 Eden Prairie 3-2*** Duluth East 24-5 7
2012 6 24-6 Benilde-St. Margaret's 5-1 Hill-Murray 24-6 4
2013 2 24-6 Edina 4-2 Hill-Murray 27-2-1 4
2014 2 20-4-1 Edina 8-2 Lakeville North 20-4-1 1
Tier II/Class A Championship Games
Year Section Record Winning Team Score Losing Team Record Section
1992 7 15-12 Greenway 6-1 Rosemount 6-20-1 2
1993 7 14-14 Eveleth 3-2* Lake Of The Woods 19-7 8
1994 8 23-4 Warroad 5-3 Hibbing 20-7 7
1995 7 19-7-1 International Falls 3-2 Totino Grace 26-1 3
1996 8 23-4 Warroad 10-3 Red Wing 24-3 1
1997 1 27-0 Red Wing 4-3 Warroad 23-4 8
1998 7 21-6 Eveleth 4-2 Hermantown 22-4-1 2
1999 5 25-2 Benilde-St. Margaret's 4-2 East Grand Forks 16-10-2 8
2000 5 23-3-1 Breck 3-2 Warroad 21-5-2 8
2001 5 21-9 Benilde-St. Margaret's 2-1 Rochester Lourdes 24-5 1
2002 5 26-2-1 Totino Grace 3-2 Red Wing 24-5-1 3
2003 8 27-2-1 Warroad 3-1 Simley 19-10-1 3
2004 5 27-1-2 Breck 7-2 Orono 26-3-1 6
2005 8 28-0-2 Warroad 4-3** Totino Grace 27-3 5
2006 3 23-5-1 St. Thomas Academy 4-3 Duluth Marshall 27-1-1 2
2007 7 28-0-2 Hermantown 4-1 Duluth Marshall 24-4-2 2
2008 4 25-5 St. Thomas Academy 5-1 Duluth Marshall 25-5 7
2009 2 26-3-1 Breck 7-3 Warroad 28-2 8
2010 2 28-2 Breck 2-1 Hermantown 27-3 5
2011 4 24-6 St. Thomas Academy 5-4* Hermantown 25-3-2 5
2012 4 25-5 St. Thomas Academy 5-1 Hermantown 30-0 5
2013 4 26-2-2 St. Thomas Academy 5-4 Hermantown 25-4-1 5
2014 8 22-2-1 East Grand Forks 7-3 Hermantown 18-4-2 7

List of state champions[edit]

Rank School Championships Last Class
1 Edina Hornets 12 2014 2 - AA
2 Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears 7 1998 1 - Tier II, 1 - A
2 International Falls Broncos 7 1995 1 - A
2 Roseau Rams 7 2007 2 - AA
5 Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars 5 1994 2 - Tier I, 1 - AA
5 Hill-Murray Pioneers 5 2008 2 independent state championships, 1 - AA
5 St. Thomas Academy Cadets 5 2013 All Class A
8 Breck Mustangs 4 2010 All Class A
8 St. Paul Johnson Governors 4 1963
8 Warroad Warriors 4 2005 All Class A
11 Benilde-St. Margaret's Red Knights 3 2012 2 - A, 1 - AA
11 Duluth East Greyhounds 3 1998 2 - AA
11 Grand Rapids Thunderhawks 3 1980
11 Greenway Raiders 3 1992 1 - Tier II
15 Holy Angels Stars 2 2005 All Class AA
15 Burnsville Blaze (Braves) 2 1986
15 Eden Prairie Eagles 2 2011 All Class AA
15 Hibbing/Chisholm Bluejackets 2 1973
15 Thief River Falls Prowlers 2 1956
20 Anoka Tornadoes 1 2003 AA
20 Apple Valley Eagles 1 1996 AA
20 East Grand Forks - Greenwave 1 2014 8 - A
20 Blaine Bengals 1 2000 AA
20 Bloomington Kennedy Eagles 1 1987
20 Centennial Cougars 1 2004 AA
20 Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders 1 2006 AA
20 Elk River Elks 1 2001 AA
20 Hermantown Hawks 1 2007 A
20 Minneapolis Southwest Indians 1 1970
20 Red Wing Wingers 1 1997 A
20 Rochester John Marshall Rockets 1 1977
20 Totino-Grace Eagles 1 2002 A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Just how big is the State Boys Hockey Tournament". Kare 11 156 high schools. 
  2. ^ Nelson, Loren. "http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/page/show/359644-100-greatest-players". Star Tribune. 
  3. ^ http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/page/show/889409-st-paul-academy
  4. ^ Coaches seed top four teams in each class
  5. ^ "Minnesota State High School Boy's Hockey". 

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