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    2014 Mr. Lacrosse and Ms. Lacrosse Award Winners

    The winners of the 2014 Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse awards are Conner Yepsen (Rosemount) and Lydia Sutton (Blake)! The winners of the Jake Anderson award for top boys' and girls' senior goaltender are Aaron Wiederhoeft (Prior Lake) and Oralee Hespenheide (Bloomington Jefferson)!9

    2014 Mr Hockey Awards Winners

    Mr Hockey 2013 Winners and Finalists

    Mr Hockey 2013 Winners and Finalists

    Grand Rapids senior Avery Peterson takes top honor in Minnesota high school hockey. 

    St. Paul, Minnesota  3-9-2014

    The Minnesota MInute Men presented the 2014 Mr Hockey Award to Grand Rapids High School forward Avery Peterson at its 30th annual award banquet at River Centre today. On the ice, Peterson was outstanding all year. He led the Thunderhawks in scoring by 25 points with a 35-30-65 scoring line. Peterson is the all-time leading scorer in the storied history of the Grand Rapids program.

    Peterson was a sixth round draft choice of the Minnesota Wild. He played  Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL.   Perterson returning home for his senior high school season, spending much of his time with his family helping to care for his older bother Evan who is battling a rare cognitive and terminal disease called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD).

    Peterson joins Aaron Miskovich as the second Mr. Hockey winner from Grand Rapids.

    Frank Brimsek Award

    The Minute Men awarded the Frank Brimsek Award  to senior Hunter Shepard, Peterson's teammate at Grand Rapids. The Frank Brimsek Award is given to the state's top senior goaltender.

    This is the first time in Minnesota Minute Men Mr Hockey award history that both awards have been presented in the same year to players from the same high school hockey team.


    Mr Hockey Awards on U Stream  http://ustre.am/1b9fU 

    2009 Mr Hockey Nick Leddy and Black Hawks win Stanly Cup

    The Minute Men  would like to congratulate the 2009 Minnesota Minute Men Mr. Hockey Award winner Nick Leddy and Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2012-13 NHL Stanley Cup!

    Leddy and the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in this year's Stanley Cup Final winning the series 4-2. Leddy an Eden Prairie native played in all 48 regular-season and 23 playoff games for the Blackhawk.

    Leddy is the 2nd Minnesota Minute Men Mr. Hockey award winner to win the Stanley Cup, Minute Men member Tom Chorske (Mr. Hockey Award 1985) won with the New Jersey Devils in 1995.

    Pictured: Loren Feldkamp, Mike Leddy, 2009 Mr Hockey Nick Leddy, Matt Williams, and Howie Williams with the Stanley Cup. 

    Minute Men Larry McMahon Inducted to HOF

    Minnesota Minute Men member Larry McMahon has been inducted into the Mancini's Sports Hall of Fame for his outstanding leadership in St. Paul Sports.
    Mancini's Sports Hall of Fame is held with the purpose of honoring St. Paul athletes. These athletes started in the sand lots of St. Paul in the sports so named. All inductees will share their names on a plaque that will hang at Mancini's. Every year, five named athletes and special award will be inducted into this hall of fame and honored at a grand banquet.
     Mike Anderson  with finalist Zach Yon Roseau

    Mike Anderson personally drove (in a super storm) to Roseau to congratulate the finalist Zach Yon and family.

    Minute Men 2013 Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse Winners

    Congratulations to the Minnesota Minute Men Mr. and Ms. Lacrosse Winners:
    Mr. Lacrosse Jake Woodring, Eden Prairie
    Ms. Lacrosse Emma Claire Fontenot, Eden Prairie
    Mr. Goalie Austin Dover, Edina
    Ms. Goalie McKenzie Johnson, Eden Prairie


    2013 Mr Hockey image

    Photo by Walt Barry


    SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. March 10, 2013– The Minnesota Minute Men announced today that Grant Besse from Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School is the recipient of the 29th Annual Mr. Hockey Award, given to the outstanding senior boy’s high school hockey player in the state of Minnesota. David Zevnik from Saint Thomas Academy received The Frank Brimsek Award, in recognition of Minnesota’s top senior goaltender. Kevin Smalley (Duluth Denfeld) and Mike Randolph (Duluth East) received The John Mariucci Award, given to the Class A and Class AA, respectively, high school coaches of the year. Jim McCoy (Richfield High School) received The Cliff Thompson Award, presented to the “Old Timer Coach” of the year.

    Grant Besse scored an outstanding   Read More

    Mr Hockey finalists TJ Oshie and David Backes star for Team USA








    Good Luck to past Mr Hockey finalists Oshie, Backes, McDonagh, Martin and Team USA Hockey as the go for Olympic Gold in Sochi Russia.
    Minnesota Minute Men Mr Hockey finalists TJ Oshie Warroad HS (05) and David Backes Spring Lake Park HS (02) star for Team USA in Olympic Games in Sochi Russia.
    TJ was 4 of 6 for Team USA Hockey in the shoot-out win over Russia.
    David playing on Team USA Hockey and helping to save dogs in Sochi.

    Also playing for team USA are 2000 Mr. Hockey Award Winner Paul Martin (Elk River High School" and 2007 Mr. Hockey Award Winner Ryan McDonagh (Cretin Derham Hall). Team USA assistant coach Todd Richards is a 1985 Mr. Hockey finalist (Robbinsdale Armstrong High School)

    More about TJ Oshie on MN Hockey Hub
    More about TJ Oshie on Wikipedia

    David playing on Team USA Hockey and helping to save dogs in Sochi
    More about David at MN Hockey Hub
    More about David at Wikipedia
    More about David on PRWEB 

    Dan Ahmann Named Minute Men "Man of the Year"

    Congratulations Captain Dan! Dan Ahmann, with Minute Men Executive Director Matt Williams and Cathi Bennett.

    Former President Don Kelly Passes Away

    We are sad to report that past Minute Men President Don Kelly passed away. Our condolences to Don's family and friends.