Congratulation to Dick Jonckowski for being awarded both the Courage Award and Minnesota Minute Men Man of the Year Award at the Minute Men Roast and Toast held in his honor.
A packed house enjoyed the roasting of the Polish Eagle by Jim Carter, Lester Bagley, Billy Robertson and Mike Max. Other notable celebrities including: Matt Majka, Jaimie Spencer, John Maher, Roger Godin and Mark Sheffert guests, Mike Sherels, Dom Barber, Dave Shama, Tyrone Carter, Dan O'Brian, Jim Brooten, Bob McNamara Jr., Anne Marie Rogers (McNamara), Joel Maturi, Bill McGreavy. Minute Men Terry Sullivan, Loren Fledkamp, Matt Williams and Walt Barry where the instrumental in organizing this great event which raised thousands for charity. Go to https://www.facebook.com/Minnesota-MinuteMen-273943364875/
Photo by Walt Barry
As proud hosts and coordinators of the states Mr. Hockey, Mr. Baseball, Ms. Softball, Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse athletic awards, our mission to do to goodwill through sports is built on encouraging strong character, perseverance and athleticism throughout Minnesota’s youth sports organizations.
Our members also enjoy volunteering their time to host and coordinate humorous Roast & Toasts of Minnesota’s favorite sport figures to raise money for a variety of worthy charities.
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Eden Prairie forward Casey Mittelstadt has won the 2017 Mr. Hockey Award given to Minnesota's top senior skater. Mittelstadt tallied 23 goals and 49 assists in 30 games this season. He has committed to the Minnesota Gophers and is a projected first-round pick in the June NHL Draft.
The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2lRb85Y ) reports the other Mr. Hockey finalists were Matt Anderson of Holy Family, Noah Cates of Stillwater, Nick Leivermann of Eden Prairie, Ben Meyers of Delano, Micah Miller of Grand Rapids, Bauer Neudecker of St. Louis Park, Nick Perbix of Elk River and Hermantown teammates Dylan Samberg and Ryan Sandelin.
Hill-Murray's Jake Begley won the Frank Brimsek Award, given to the state's top senior goaltender. The other finalist was Hermantown's Cade McEwen.
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2016 Frank Brimsek Award Winner, Nick Althaus.