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    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.

     

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    Mr. Hockey Award Finalists Announced

    TOP TEN CANDIDATES FOR 30TH ANNUAL
    MINNESOTA MINUTE MEN MR. HOCKEY AWARD ANNOUNCED
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        SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Minute Men announced today the Top Ten Candidates for the 30th Annual Mr. Hockey Award are: Philip Beaulieu (Duluth East), Tyler Cline (Blaine), Spencer Naas (Benilde St. Margaret’s), Tyler Nanne (Edina), Avery Peterson (Grand Rapids), Mitch Slattery (Hill Murray), Steven Spinner (Eden Prairie), Luc Snuggerud (Eden Prairie), Nick Wolff (Eagan) and Zach Yon (Roseau). The Minnesota Minute Men also announced today that Maclean Berglove (Elk River) and Hunter Shepard (Grand Rapids) are the finalists for The Frank Brimsek Award, in recognition of the state’s top senior goaltender.
     
        The 30th annual Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet will be held at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 at the Grand Ballroom at RiverCentre (175 Kellogg Boulevard). The Boys State High School Hockey Tournament will be held at Xcel Energy Center and Mariucci Arena, March 5-8. The Minnesota Wild sponsor the Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet. The Mr. Hockey Award is hosted, coordinated, and presented by the Minnesota Minute Men.
     
        The Mr. Hockey Award is given to the outstanding senior high school boys’ hockey player in the state of Minnesota and is selected by a panel of National Hockey League Scouts, Junior Scouts/Coaches and selected media members from around the state. Three other awards will be presented at the banquet: The Frank Brimsek Award, The John Mariucci Award, given to the Class A and Class AA high school coaches of the year and The Cliff Thompson Award, presented to the “Old Timer Coach” of the year.

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    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)


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    David playing on Team USA Hockey and helping to save dogs in Sochi
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    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. 

    Play Ball Mr Baseball, Ms Softball Winners

    The Minnesota Minute Men, Twins Baseball and Play Baseball Minnesota are proud to announce the winners of the Mr. Baseball and Ms. Softball Awards.

    Mr Baseball Logan Shore Coon Rapids H. S.

    Ms. Softball Samantha Hartmann Orono H.S.

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    TOP TEN CANDIDATES FOR 30TH ANNUAL
    MINNESOTA MINUTE MEN MR. HOCKEY AWARD ANNOUNCED
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    Minute Men Mr Hockey finalist Mitch Slattery (Hill Murray) wins shoot out at 9 years old in Lake Placid, NY.
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     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.

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    Minute Men 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

    GRANT BESSE NAMED 2013 MINNESOTA MINUTE MEN MR. HOCKEY AWARD WINNER

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    DAVID ZEVNIK WINS FRANK BRIMSEK AWARD AS STATE'S TOP SENIOR GOALTENDER

    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.

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    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.

    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.