Hermantown, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Hermantown boys' hockey team is ranked third in the 2012-13 Let's Play Hockey preseason Class A poll, which was released on Wednesday.
The Hawks have reached the Class A tournament the past three seasons, all of those years eventually losing in the state championship game.
Hermantown last year boasted a (29-0) record before losing 5-1 to St. Thomas Academy in the state title game, marking a second-straight championship for the Cadets.
Several other Northland teams are listed in the top 20, with Duluth Marshall just one spot below Hermantown in fourth. Beyond that, Hibbing-Chisholm is ranked 11th, International Falls is 17th, and Duluth Denfeld is 19th.
Below is listed the entire preseason Let's Play Hockey poll, which was released on November 7.
2012-13 PRESEASON LET'S PLAY HOCKEY CLASS A POLL
1. St. Thomas Academy
4. Duluth Marshall
6. St. Cloud Cathedral
7. Thief River Falls
8. Rochester Lourdes
9. East Grand Forks
10. Little Falls
17. International Falls
19. Duluth Denfeld
20. New Prague