We are back for another conference preseason preview; where we highlight the top returning players at each position and also preview the best teams in the said conference. The conference this week will be a smaller conference as it is the IMAC. The IMAC contains Breck, Blake, Providence Academy, St Paul Academy, Minnehaha Academy. These schools are all private schools. Today we are covering two forwards that are worthy of recognition in this conference for their returns. This conference lost a lot of forwards last year, but a lot of new ones should step up this season. A quick article today, but let us get into it! These schools are all private schools.
is the top dog when it comes to IMAC returning forwards. He played his youth career in Wayzata and most recently was with their Bantam AA team. We think it is likely Hendrickson will be back at Providence Academy, but they are not as good as his hometown Wayzata. Most of these players played at a different association for youth and now are at a new one for high school. Nonetheless, Hendrickson is a great player for his new school and is for the sure the most valuable player for Providence in the upcoming season. Last year in 14 games played, Hendrickson had 13 goals and 9 assists for 22 points. Very solid sophomore year for Hendrickson; I only see it improving this year, and he is for sure a candidate to be moved up in the next updated rankings that will come in December. He is currently ranked as the 64th best player in the class of 2023.
2. Carter Krenke | 6’5 Forward | Junior | Blake High School
Carter Krenke is one of the most intriguing prospects at a private school. He played in youth for Bloomington Jefferson and is now currently with Blake. He is playing in the USHL right now but is projected to make a return to high school this season. in 15 games last year, Krenke had 8 goals and 8 assists which made him average over 1 point a game. Krenke is an intriguing player because a HS forward with that height is pretty hard to find anywhere. He is a great playmaker, and can score as well; he is for sure going to be ranked in our new 2023 rankings.