Minnetonka vs. Eden Prairie

3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2

These Class 2A, Section 2 rivals step onto the ice in Eden Prairie on Saturday — and one will emerge with a boost heading into the playoffs.

Eden Prairie, the defending section champion, appears to be playing its best hockey at the right time, beginning the week on a four-game winning streak. But the final two weeks of the regular season provides plenty of stumbling blocks for the No. 6-2A Eagles (14-5-2, 2-3-0), with matchups against No. 2-2A Edina, a Lake Conference rival, and No. 2-1A Breck.

Sydney Langseth has given the Eden Prairie offense flight this year with 25 goals.

Minnetonka could be a dark horse in the section title race this season and shouldn't be overlooked as they enter the week having won two of their past three games and nearly knocked off Edina in a 5-4 loss last Saturday.

Lacey Martin is the prop propelling Minnetonka (11-10-1, 2-3-0) and must continue doing so for the Skippers to make waves in the postseason. The Boston College commit has a team-high 18 goals in 22 games.