BY HUGH BROWN
Utah high school hockey has an all new look. Gone are Division I and II. Last season saw Herriman win its second title in Division I while Hunter took the title in Division II.
In 2014, the state of Utah will field 32 boys teams playing in six conferences.
Northern Utah Snow: Bear River, Bountiful, Box Elder, Cache Valley, Davis, Kau Toa
Wasatch: East, Highland, Olympus, Skyline, West
Oquirrh Mountain: Alta, Granger, Hunter, Jordan, TC Fusion, Wasatch RFC)
Bonneville: Bingham, Herriman, Riverton, Summit Academy, West Jordan
Mount Timpanogos: South County, Orem, United, Westlake, Wasatch HS
Southern Utah Nevada: Cedar, Desert Hills, Hurricane, Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas Rugby Academy, Pine View, and Snow Canyon.
For national championship consideration, they are divided into two divisions (high school and club sides). Last year, Herriman and Snow Canyon were the class of the high school division, while United captured the national club championship.
There are also nine girls teams playing for the Utah state championship: Orem, United, Snow Canyon, South County, Spanish Ford in the South and Granger, Herriman, Hunter, and Black Mamba in the North).
RugbyMag ranks Herriman second in their national single-school poll on Feb. 12, just behind Sacramento Jesuit. Snow Canyon was ranked sixth.
Their high school-club rankings on that same date had United at the top ahead of Cathedral (Indiana) and the San Diego Mustangs.