Monday, November 22, 2010

2010-2011 Changes | Minnesota High School Hockey

In case you have not been paying attention, here are some changes for the new Minnesota high school hockey season:

New teams:

Chanhassen Storm (Chanhassen is no longer co-oped with Chaska)
Minneapolis Novas (Minneapolis West and Minneapolis East have combined into one)
St. Paul Highland Park Highlanders (new team)

New team name:

Legacy Christian Academy (previously Meadow Creek Christian)

New team nickname:

Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake Moose (formerly the Stars)

New Section assignments:

Chaska went from 2AA to 2A
Chanhassen is in 2AA
East Ridge went from 4A to 3AA
Princeton went from 7AA to 5A (Milaca was dropped from the co-op)
St. Paul Highland Park is in 4A

No program:

Duluth Denfeld: Denfeld is going through some renovations at their school this year. Their students are going to school at Duluth Central for this year only. Duluth Central will then close their school for good after this year. So, for the final year of Duluth Central hockey, Denfeld and Central will combine into one team. It is not considered a co-op.

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: WHA will now join forces with Park Rapids this year)

New Head Coaches:

Class AA

Andover (7AA): Mark Manney
Buffalo (8AA): Cory Laylin will be the co-Head Coach with Mike MacMillan
Chanhassen (2AA): Chris Wilson
Coon Rapids (5AA): Brandon Mileski
Dodge County (1AA): Eric Hofmann
Hopkins (5AA): Justin DeGriselles
Irondale (5AA): Tadd Tuomie
Minneapolis (6AA): Shawn Reid
Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake (8AA): Sheldon Weston
St. Francis (7AA): Tyler Schaff
St. Paul Como Park (4AA): David Bakken

Class A

Chaska (2A): Mike Johnson
Holy Family Catholic (2A): Noel Rahn
International Falls (7A): Mike Bolstad
La Crescent (1A): JP Piche'
LeSueur-Henderson/St. Peter/LeCenter/Montgomery-Lonsdale (1A): Shawn Carlson
Minnehaha Academy (4A): John Gould
Moose Lake Area (5A): Josh Gamst
Pine City/Rush City (5A): Brett Westbrook
Princeton (5A): Jeff Hanson
Red Wing (1A): Mike Belisle
Redwood Valley (3A): Nate Sunderman
Sauk Rapids-Rice (5A): Brian McCormack
Sleepy Eye Area (3A): Rob Tauer
St. Paul Academy (4A): Joe Dziedzic
Worthington/Round Lake-Brewster (3A): Pat Christopherson