Class of 2024 Rankings: Stock Risers Pt. 2
In the first edition of “Stock Risers” for the recently updated Class of 2024 Player Rankings, we featured three players who moved into the Top 10. In this article, we will feature three more players who moved up some spots…
In the first edition of “Stock Risers” for the recently updated Class of 2024 Player Rankings, we featured three players who moved into the Top 10. In this article, we will feature three more players who moved up some spots in the 10-20 range. We will be featuring three forwards who are locked in at the 11, 12, and 13th spots in the rankings. All three of these players had breakout sophomore campaigns on top Minnesota high school hockey teams. Let’s get started and meet the next batch of players from the 2024 rankings!
| Forward | Hermantown | Prep Hockey #11
is just the latest dynamic player to come out of that potent hockey pipeline in Hermantown. As a sophomore for the Hawks, Vieau racked up 17 goals and 12 assists for a total of 29 points on the season. Vieau is a player that many people have had their radar on for quite sometime. In 2015-16, he played for Team Minnesota at the Brick Invitational in Edmonton, Alberta. Fast forward to this summer, Vieau received another huge honor as he was selected to play on the United States U17 team. Vieau was one of only 19 other players selected from across the country and they will be competing in Colorado Springs on August 9th at the Athletix Under-17 Five Nations Tournament. Entering his junior year, Vieau has a bright future ahead of himself and he still has two years of high school eligibility remaining. Dallas was also drafted by the Tri-City Storm this year in the 2022 USHL draft.
| Forward | Warroad | Prep Hockey #12
When you think of Warroad, Minnesota, you think of two things, hockey and of course, the Marvin company. You are almost always guaranteed to see at least one Marvin on the Warroad high school team and that was the case this year with. Marvin-Cordes is another sophomore from a top Class A team to have big year in their first season of high school hockey. Murray had a 34 point campaign in 31 games played, which included 5 points in the section playoffs and state tournament. He had two assists in the Warriors state quarterfinal matchup vs. Monticello at Xcel Energy Center. Marvin-Cordes has also done very well in Tier 1 hockey, tallying 57 points on the Minnesota Blue Ox 14U, 150, and 16U AAA teams. Coming up this season, Warroad will lose a few key players, but Marvin and a good bulk of last years team will return to make up another top three Class A team.
| Forward | Minnetonka | Prep Hockey #13
Minnetonka was one of a few Class AA teams that were pretty young last season andwas the leader of the young Skippers. For a matter of fact, the top three point scorers on this team were sophomores, including Moore. Javon notched 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists) on the year, with his stat totals in points and goals leading the team. Minnetonka almost reached the section championship in 2AA, but fell in a close contest to Chaska in the semifinals, 3-2. In the two playoff games played by this team, Moore had 2 goals and 1 assist in low scoring and close games. Going into this upcoming season, the Skippers will have a lot more experience under their belts and watch for them to return as a possible top 10 team in the state in Class AA. Head Coach Sean Goldsworthy had a young team last season and it did take awhile to work out the kinks, but they did finally figure it out come section playoff time. A big year could be coming up for Moore and the Skippers of Minnetonka in 2022-23. In the 2022 Phase II USHL draft, Moore was selected 17th overall by the Sioux Falls Stampede.