Waconia’s Bantam A boys’ hockey team, currently ranked No. 11 by Let’s Play Hockey, won the Thanksgiving Tournament in Hopkins last weekend. The team defeated No. 7 Osseo/Maple Grove, No. 3 Edina, and Orono for the championship. Coach by Jake Hindermann, Jason Miller, and Keith Kester, the team includes Ben Brandt, Alec Moe, Adam Nichols, Jack Michel, Nick Michel, Max Cavanaugh, Jake Rueben, Kyle Kester, Joe Christopherson, Nick Benson, Alex Carrabre, Mitch Weiland, Tayler Amoe, Jack Kalenberg, Jack Kittleson, Ian Miller, Gavin Grams, and Trevor Rowe.
- The Waconia U12B girls’ hockey team recently traveled to Marshall for their first tournament, defeating Mankato Black, Mankato Purple, and Litchfield /Dassel-Cokato for the tournament title. The team includes, front row: Sara Braland, Ellie Erenstein, and Rachel Hendrickson; middle row: Jayden Huebner, Sally Scheuble, Morgan Wood, Maddie Brandt, and Madison Denzer; back row: coach Emilee, Lauren Hickey, Madi Flemming, Coach Battis, Alyson Battis, Riley Rassman, Cassie Balow, Coach Balow, and Coach Denzer