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2019 Mr Hockey Awards

The Minnesota Minute Men today announced the Top Ten Candidates for the 35th Annual Mr. Hockey Award: Bryce Brodzinski (Blaine), Grant Docter (Minnetonka), Ryder Donovan (Duluth East), Aaron Huglen (Roseau), Jack Jensen (Eden Prairie), Jett Jungels (Edina), Mike Koster (Chaska), Josh Luedtke (Minnetonka), Mason Nevers (Edina) and Charlie Schoen (Andover). 
The Minnesota Minute Men also announced today that Brennan Boynton (Champlin Park), Ben Fritsinger (Andover) and Charlie Glockner (Minnetonka) are the finalists for The Frank Brimsek Award, in recognition of the state’s top senior goaltender. Doug Woog is the recipient of the second annual Mr. Hockey Ambassador Award, given to an influential leader dedicated to the growth and development of hockey in Minnesota.
The 35th annual Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet will be held at noon on Sunday, March 10 in the Saint Paul RiverCentre Grand Ballroom (175 Kellogg Boulevard) and hosted by Ali Lucia. The Minnesota State High School League Boys’ Hockey Tournament will be held at Xcel Energy Center and Mariucci Arena, March 6-9. The Minnesota Wild sponsor the Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet. The Mr. Hockey Award is hosted, coordinated, and presented by the Minnesota Minute Men.
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 please click here. Individual tickets are $40.

Sammy Walker Mr Hockey Ring Presentation

The Mr Hockey ring was presented to 2018 Mr Hockey Award winner Sammy Walker of Edina High School by Minnesota Minute Men Executive Director Loren Feldkamp and Marty Mjellei Mr Hockey Award Chairmen.  Sammy currently is a member of the Minnesota Gopher Hockey team.  Congratulation Sammy!

Photos by: Walt Berry

Tickets on sale now for 34th annual event, held at St Paul RiverCentre

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

 March 3rd, 2018

ST. PAUL -- The 34th annual Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet is slated for noon Sunday, March 11 at St. Paul RiverCentre. Tickets cost $40 apiece and are on sale now via the Minnesota Minute Men website.

Along with the Minnesota Wild, the Minnesota Minute Men recently announced the 10 finalists for this year's Mr. Hockey Award, granted to the outstanding senior high school boys' hockey player in the state of Minnesota and selected by a panel of NHL scouts, junior scouts and coaches, and selected media members from around the state.

The banquet also includes four other honors: the Frank Brimsek Award, which recognizes the state's top senior goaltender; the John Mariucci Award, given to the Class A and Class AA high school coaches of the year; the Cliff Thompson Award, presented to the "Old Timer Coach" of the year; and the inaugural Mr. Hockey Ambassador Award, given to an influential leader dedicated to the growth and development of hockey in Minnesota.

Former Minnesota North Stars defenseman and general manager Lou Nanne was announced last month as the first Mr. Hockey Ambassador Award recipient.

This year's top ten Mr. Hockey Award candidates are Ben Almquist (Holy Family), George Grannis (Duluth Marshall), Demetrios Koumontzis (Edina), Luke LaMaster (Duluth East), Luke Loheit (Minnetonka), Lucas McGregor (Centennial), Carter Randklev (Moorhead), Colin Schmidt (Wayzata), Sammy Walker (Edina) and Garrett Worth (Duluth East). Ben Garrity (Rosemount) and Atticus Kelly (St. Thomas Academy) were named the finalists for the Frank Brimsek Award.

WCCO morning news anchor Ali Lucia will host the festivities one day after the conclusion of the Minnesota State High School League Boys' Hockey Tournament held March 7-10 at Xcel Energy Center. The Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet begins with an 11:30 a.m. social March 11 inside the RiverCentre, located at 175 Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul.

Mr. Hockey

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. 

2017 Mr Hockey Award Winner Casey Mittelstadt

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 ( ) 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.

2017 Mr Hockey Nominees

Go to Wild Hockey for the Mr Hockey Nominee Press Release 

2017 Mr Hockey Nominees:

Matt Anderson Holy Family
Noah Cates Stillwater
Nick Leivermann Eden Prairie
Casey Mittelstadt Eden Prairie
Micah Miller Grand Rapids
Ben Meyers Delano
Bauer Neudecker St. Louis Park
Nick Perbix Elk River
Dylan Samberg Hermantown
Ryan Sandelin Hermantown
Jake Begley Hill Murray
Cade McEwen Hermantown

2016 Riley Tufte wins Mr Hockey Award

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.

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.
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).

TJ was 4 of 6 in the shoot-out for Team USA Hockey in win over Russia.
More about TJ Oshie on MN Hockey Hub
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David playing on Team USA Hockey and helping to save dogs in Sochi
More about David at MN Hockey Hub
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2009 Mr Hockey Nick Leddy and Black Hawks win Stanley 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. 


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