Ice rinks may be sparse in Greater Cincinnati, but that doesn't stop high schools from fielding teams with highly skilled players and teams that can rank among the state's best.
Here, in no particular order, are ice hockey players from Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that have shown some skills while playing on their skates.
The latest Ohio High School Hockey Coach’s Poll was released on Tuesday and it was the closest any team has come to bumping St. Edward from the #1 spot all season. The Eagles have been #1 in every weekly poll so far, but this week the Toledo St. Francis Knights came in just one point behind them, after receiving four of the 10 first-place votes cast.
The next three spots remained the same with Gilmour Academy, Saint Ignatius and Sylvania Northview rounding out a top five that has been solidified for a few weeks now.
University School, on a 5-0-1 run, moved up to #6, swapping places with Olentangy Orange, which dropped down to #7 following a pair of losses last weekend.
Eight of the 10 positions in the Ohio High School Hockey Coach’s Poll remained unchanged this week with two teams flipping spots.
The Olentangy Orange Pioneers (12-4-0) jumped up from #10 last week to #6, changing positions with the Talawanda Brave (12-3-2).
The top teams positions remained the same: #1 St. Edward (18-2-1), #2 Toledo St. Francis (16-3-1), #3 Gilmour Academy (10-6-2), #4 Saint Ignatius (11-7-2) and #5 Sylvania Northview (9-6-2).
St. Edward received eight of the nine first-place votes cast, with the other going to St. Francis.