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Mr Hockey Candidates

02/07/2013, 6:30pm CST
By Terry



SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Minute Men announced today the Top Ten Candidates for the 29th Annual Mr. Hockey Award. They are Grant Besse (Benilde-St. Margaret’s School), Jake Bischoff (Grand Rapids High School), Zach Glienke (Eagan High School), Jake Jackson (Tartan High School), Adam Johnson (Hibbing/Chisholm High School), Dan Labosky (Benilde-St. Margaret’s School), Zach Lavalle (Hill-Murray High School), Parker Reno (Edina High School), TJ Roo (Totino-Grace High School) and Tommy Vannelli (Minnetonka High School).

    The Minnesota Minute Men also announced today that John Dugas (Hill-Murray High School) and David Zevnik (Saint Thomas Academy) are the finalists for The Frank Brimsek Award, in recognition of the state’s top senior goaltender.  

    The 29th annual Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, March 10 at the Grand Ballroom at RiverCentre (175 Kellogg Boulevard). The Boys State High School Hockey Tournament will be held at Xcel Energy Center, March 6-9. The Minnesota Wild is sponsor of 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, Collegiate Division I 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.

    Previous Mr. Hockey Award winners are: Justin Kloos (2012), Kyle Rau (2011), Nick Bjugstad (2010), Nick Leddy (2009), Aaron Ness (2008), Ryan McDonagh (2007), David Fischer (2006), Brian Lee (2005), Tom Gorowsky (2004) Nate Dey (2003), Gino Guyer (2002), Marty Sertich (2001), Paul Martin (2000), Jeff Taffe (1999), John Pohl (1998), Aaron Miskovich (1997), Dave Spehar (1996), Erik Rasmussen (1995), Mike Crowley (1994), Nick Checco (1993), Brian Bonin (1992), Darby Hendrickson (1991), Joe Dziedzic (1990), Trent Klatt (1989), Larry Olimb (1988), Kris Miller (1987), George Pelawa (1986) and Tom Chorske (1985).

    Previous Frank Brimsek Award winners are: Michael Bitzer (2012), Alex Lyon (2011), Zane Gothberg (2010), Casey O’Connor (2009), Joe Phillippi (2008), Reid Ellingson (2007), Austin Lee (2006), Alec Richards (2005), Matt Lundin (2004), Jon Anderson (2003), Josh Johnson (2002), Eric Aarnio (2001), Jake Brant (2000), Adam Laaksonen (1999), Adam Coole (1998), Kyle Kolquist (1997), Karl Goehring (1996) and Todd Kelzenberg (1995).

    Hockey fans and the general public are encouraged to purchase tickets and attend the Mr. Hockey Award Banquet. For more information and to purchase tickets to the Banquet visit, email or call Fiona Quick at (612) 214-2444. Individual tickets are $35.00. Become a fan of the Mr. Hockey Award on Facebook or follow the Mr. Hockey Award on Twitter.

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