The Apollo Eagles and Cathedral Crusaders boys hockey teams are each ranked in the top ten of the first Associated Press Class A poll of the season.

The Associated Press poll for Minnesota boys’ high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper and the...

Posted by Let's Play Hockey on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Eagles, who made the state tournament for the second time in three seasons last year, are ranked fifth in the state in the inaugural poll. Apollo finished 23-6-2 in 2014-15 and defeated Breck 1-0 in overtime in the opening game of the state tournament before losing 2-0 to Hermantown in the semifinals.

The Crusaders fell 4-2 to the Eagles in the Section 6A final last season at the Municipal Athletic Center in St. Cloud in front of a sellout crowd, ending an excellent season with a record of 15-12-1. Cathedral opens the season as the ninth-ranked team in the state.

The Sartell Sabres are also in the top 20, ranked #19 in the state.