Prep boys hockey: Verona's Mack Keryluk

Verona's Mack Keryluk (29) passes the puck next to Stevens Point's Barrett Brooks (11) in the first period of a Verona Holiday Tournament game at Verona Ice Arena in Verona, Wis., Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL

AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL

Area hockey programs were little more than an afterthought in the second weeklyWisconsinPrepHockey.net state rankings.

Verona, the only boys program mentioned, was one of five teams earning honorable mention beneath the Top Ten.

In the girls poll, the Fond du Lac co-op, which includes Beaver Dam, was ranked fifth, and the Sun Prairie co-op (the Cap City Cougars) was the only program to receive honorable mention.

Hudson was ranked No. 1 in both the boys and girls rankings. Eau Claire Memorial was ranked No. 2 in the boys poll and is part of the Eau Claire North girls co-op that was ranked No. 2.


WEEKLY STATE RANKINGS

BOYS

1, Hudson

2, Eau Claire Memorial

3, Neenah co-op

4, Green Bay Notre Dame

5, Superior

6, University School of Milwaukee

7. Waukesha North co-op

8, Wausau West

9, West Salem/Bangor

10, Mequon Homestead

Honorable mention: Hartland Arrowhead; Eau Claire North; Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs; New Richmond; Stevens Point; Verona.

GIRLS

1, Hudson

2, Eau Claire North co-op

3, River Falls co-op

4, University School of Milwaukee co-op

5, Fond du Lac co-op

6, Beloit Memorial co-op

7, Stevens Point co-op

8, Green Bay East co-op

9, Schofield D. C. Everest co-op

10, Appleton Xavier co-op

Honorable mention: Sun Prairie co-op

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Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.