Dan Ruane’s Hockey rankings


Records through Saturday and last week’s rank

1. Glenbrook North   49-14-3   2

Ryan Maksimovic comes up with big hat-trick to eliminate Loyola Gold. Will face Hinsdale Central in Blackhawks Cup and Stevenson in Scholastic Hockey League finals this week.

2. Fenwick     37-10-4   3

Had eight game winning streak snapped by Providence. Will face Naperville North in Blackhawks Cup Friday and Providence in Game 3 of a Kennedy Cup semifinal on Saturday.

3. New Trier Green   51-15-1   1

The Trevians continue streak of never winning a semifinal in any tournament this season by falling to Stevenson in the Scholastic Hockey League semifinals. Will start Blackhawks Cup action this week.

4. Providence   45-12-4   5

Sophomore forward Michael Bonaguro scored two big goals to stave off elimination. Will face Fenwick on Saturday for chance to play Benet in Kennedy Cup finals.

5. Stevenson   27-19-5   7

Goalie Corey Benjoya stood on his head against New Trier Green.  The Patriots will take on Benet in Blackhawks Cup action on Monday and will face top-ranked Glenbrook North for the Scholastic Hockey League championship on Thursday and Saturday.

6. Naperville North   40-13-6   4

Down one game in best-of-three series for the Metro West Scholastic Cup playoffs to Sandburg. Will face Fenwick in Blackhawks Cup action on Friday.

7. Benet   28-12-5   9

Joe Condon was a goal-scoring machine in Kennedy Cup semi finals against St. Rita. Benet showed themselves to be the quicker team. Will take on Stevenson in Blackhawks Cup play on Monday and awaits the winner of the Providence-Fenwick game to play in the Kennedy Cup finals.

8. Sandburg   46-12-3   10

Did Ethan Pelesky’s clutch overtime goal against Naperville Central turn the Eagles fortunes around? Sandburg has won three straight and can take the Metro West Scholastic Cup championship with a victory over Naperville North. Will face Highland Park in Blackhawks Cup play on Friday.

9. Loyola Gold   33-24   6

The Ramblers are looking to rebound from a disappointing finish in the Scholastic Hockey League tournament.  Will face Deerfield in Blackhawks Cup game on March 11.

10. Naperville Central   31-18-3   NR

Joey Schick has the hot hand for the Redhawks. Will face St. Rita in a Blackhawks Cup game on Thursday.

On the cusp: St. Rita, Prairie Ridge, Lyons , Buffalo Grove-Hersey-Wheeling,

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