Unbeaten Lake Conference rivals #1 Minnetonka, #2 Wayzata enter homestretch of boys hockey season

In the next ten days, 2nd-ranked Wayzata (14-0-2) plays games against #3 Edina and #1 Minnetonka sandwiched around a trip north to face Roseau and Moorhead as part of this year’s massive Hockey Day in Minnesota in Warroad.

Wayzata boys hockey players huddle up after a practice session

Meanwhile Minnetonka (15-0-2) marches on as the defending state champions having – so far – fended off all-comers eager to knock the crown off their heads. Looming matchups remaining against Wayzata and Edina stand between the Skippers and a potential undefeated regular season.

The Minnetonka boys hockey team at a recent practice session

It’s truly a banner year for the Lake Conference with Edina sitting 3rd just behind Tonka and Wayzata in the latest statewide rankings. Eden Prairie also looms, ranked in the top ten.

Rankings courtesy LetsPlayHockey.com

Minnetonka and Edina are the only remaining undefeated teams in Class AA, and have stayed perfect with similar traits – speed and depth provided by a large number of returning players.

While none of the Lake Conference powerhouses have an easy road to State, there’s room for two of them to potentially reach St. Paul.

Wayzata and Edina play in Section 6, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie are in Section 2.

Click the video boxes below to watch KSTP Sports’ recent chats with Minnetonka and Wayzata players and head coaches about their seasons so far, and prospects for their short and long-term futures this season

Minnetonka Skippers:

Defending champ & top-ranked Minnetonka boys hockey discusses title defense, homestretch of season

Wayzata Trojans:

2nd-ranked Wayzata boys hockey prepares for fun, challenging homestretch