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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LEGENDARY BROADCASTER RAY CHRISTENSEN PASSES AWAY
Thank you joining us at Minnesota Minute Men at the Roast and Toast Luncheon for former Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kill, at Jax Café it was a great success with almost 200 in attendance. Including: Roasters and Toasters include, Jim Cater, Joel Maturi, Casey O'Brien, Ron Stolski, Dave Lee, Mike Max and Master of Ceremonies, Dick Jonckowski . Coach Kill and was also be presented the Minute Men Courage Award for his outstanding commitment to the community under personnel hardship. Money raised luncheon and memorabilia auction benefit Coach Kill's Chasing Dreams Epilepsy Fund and the Minute Men Amateur Athletics Foundation.
The Minnesota Minute Men "Doing Good Will Through Sports"
Mr Hockey Award
The 32nd annual Minnesota Minute Men Mr. Hockey was presented to Blaine forward Riley Tufte at the St. Paul River Centre.
Tufte was chosen ahead of finalists Wyatt Aamodt (Hermantown), Chase Ellingson (Breck), Will Garin (Holy Family Catholic), Cade Gleekel (Benilde-St. Margaret’s), Michael Graham (Eden Prairie), Tyler Jette (Farmington), Mitchell Mattson (Grand Rapids), Luke Notermann (Blaine) and Casey Staum (Hill-Murray).
The selection was made by a committee of NHL scouts and junior hockey scouts and coaches plus media members.
Frank Brimsek Award
Additionally, Nick Althaus of St. Cloud Apollo was named the winner of the Frank Brimsek Award that goes to the state's top senior goaltender.
Cliff Thompson Award
John Bianchi received the Cliff Thompson presented to a past outstanding coach.
Congratulations to 2016 Mr. Hockey Award Winner, Riley Tufte, of Blaine H.S. Riley is currently playing for the University of Minnesota - Duluth and was taken in the first round draft in June by the Dallas Stars.
2016 Frank Brimsek Award Winner, Nick Althaus.
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