Top ten nominees announced for the 2021 M. Hockey Award
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota All Sports Alliance today announced the top ten candidates for the 37th annual Mr. Hockey Award are: Carter Batchelder (Eden Prairie), Cam Boche (Lakeville South), Jackson hallum (Saint-Thomas Academy), Kyle kukkonen (Maple Grove), Luke Levandowski (Rosemount), Luke Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie), Henry nelson (Maple Grove), Joe palodichuk (Hill-Murray), Jack Peart (Grand Rapids) and Joey pierce (Hermantown).
The Minnesota All Sports Alliance also announced today that Aksel reid (Blake), Alex timmons (Gentry Academy) and Jack Wieneke (Maple Grove) are the finalists for The Frank Brimsek Prize, in recognition of the best principal goaltender in the state. Henry Boucha is the recipient of the fourth edition M. Hockey Ambassador, awarded to an influential leader dedicated to the growth and development of hockey in Minnesota.
The 37th Annual M. Hockey Awards Banquet will be held virtually starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at the TRIA Rink in downtown Saint Paul and hosted by Katie Emmer. Click here for the Zoom link. The Minnesota State High School League Boys Hockey Tournament will be held at the Xcel Energy Center from March 30-31 and April 2-3. The Minnesota Wild is sponsoring the Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet. The M. Hockey Award is organized, coordinated and presented by the Minnesota All Sports Alliance.
The M. Hockey Award is presented to the outstanding high school boys hockey player from the State of Minnesota and is selected by a panel of National Hockey League Scouts, Junior Scouts / Coaches and selected members of the media from all over. in the state. Four other prizes will be awarded at the banquet: The Frank Brimsek Prize, The John Mariucci Award, awarded to high school class A and class AA coaches of the year, The Cliff Thompson Prize, presented to the “Old Timer Coach” of the year and to the M. Hockey Ambassador.
Past M. Hockey Award winners are: Blake biondi (2020), Bryce Brodzinski (2019), Sam walker (2018), Casey mittelstadt (2017), Riley Tufte (2016), Jake jaremko (2015), Avery peterson (2014), Grant Besse (2013), 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 Prize winners are: Hudson hodges (2020), Charlie glockner (2019), Atticus kelly (2018), Jake Begley (2017), Nick althaus (2016), Dyllan Lubbesmeyer (2015), Hunter Shepard (2014), David Zevnik (2013), 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).