Class of 2024 Rankings: The Stock Risers (Part 2)
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The Class of 2024 Prep Hockey rankings are live, and that means a deep dive into the class is in order. There are 101 players ranked this year, up from the 75 who made it last year, meaning there is…
The Class of 2024 Prep Hockey rankings are live, and that means a deep dive into the class is in order. There are 101 players ranked this year, up from the 75 who made it last year, meaning there is plenty to get into regarding new faces, improved players, and everything in between. That being said, let’s take a look at some guys who returned the rankings with a new and improved play style.
, Defenseman, Edina (Current Rank: 12)
The man with arguably the largest leap on this list,has been keeping Edina’s defense churning for years now, a unit that can often go unnoticed due to how explosive the Hornets offense can be. With Revenig leading the way, the defense allowed a stingy 1.83 goals per game, holding even the best attacks in the state to mediocre production at best. Pairing this unit with an excellent offense is a recipe for success, and Edina rode the wave as far as they could, losing the state championship game in a heartbreaking 1-2 fashion. Without Revenig and the defense, it’s clear the Hornets would not be able to contend nearly as well as they did, and his efforts earned him a commitment to Bemidji State to play hockey. With his post graduation plans all squared away, all Revenig needs to do now is play hard and focus on bringing a title back to the city of Edina.
, Forward, Coon Rapids (Current Rank: 30)
After a productive sophomore campaign that saw him score 36 points, expectations were already high forentering the 2022-2023 year, yet he still posted a season for the ages. The leading scorer on his team by a considerable margin, Barsness put up a career high 56 points across only 27 games, his scoring spread out over a relatively even line of 26 goals and 30 assists. He was the spark plug that kept his team in more games than expected, as the Cardinal defense struggled to contain opposing offenses. The unit allowed an average of 4.22 goals per game, and even with nearly 60 points from Barsness, Coon Rapids struggled to stay above the .500 line. Regardless of last season’s struggles though, some good news for the Cardinals is that their star will be back and better than ever, meaning this team should still have plenty of opportunities to win games.
, Goalie, Minneapolis (Current Rank: 37)
A signature shutout machine,cemented his name into Minneapolis goalie history after posting eight shutouts in only 20 games, a mark only surpassed by , the highest ranked goalie on this list. Shroat paired a slew of shutouts with a solid 13-5 record and a .908 save percentage, both rock solid numbers that showed he was far from a one-trick goalie. Better yet, Shroat did all of this in his debut year in the net, a year in which he had next to no varsity goaltending experience to his name thus far. Shroat proved himself to be a force between the pipes last season, and odds are, he will only be better when he takes the ice for his senior year this winter.
, Goalie, Winona (Current Rank: 41)
was one of the driving forces that helped lift the Winona Winhawks to a 10-win season, a season in which Dubek won eight games between the pipes and posted rock solid numbers across the board. His 8-13-1 record is admittedly subpar, but his other stats tell a different story. Dubek carries an impressive .916 save percentage with his name, blanked three teams, and to top it all off, this was the first year he rewceived the lion’s share of time in the net. The Winhawks are looking to turn their team around this upcoming winter, and with Dubek in the net, this team has a much better. chance of pulling off a comeback campaign.
, Forward, Sartell (Current Rank: 47)
Previously ranked in the mid 60’s,saw a massive leap in both production and his rank after posting a breakout 2022-2023 campaign in which he put up career highs across the board. Stebbins racked up 42 points on 20 goals and 22 assists, a figure that was over double his previous personal best of 19. Along the way, he led his team in points and was a big part in the Sabres 17-win season, one in which they secured a playoff victory and skated stride-for-stride with some of the best teams in the state. Stebbins has one more season in a Sartell uniform, and will be the team’s top returning scorer by a wide margin. If his last two seasons indicate anything, it’s that his performance has been trending upward steadily for two years now, meaning the guy could be due for a big senior season.