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The Minnesota Mr. Hockey award is one of the most honorable traditions in high school hockey. The award has been given to the most outstanding senior hockey player in the state of Minnesota starting in 1985, with the first winner, Tom Chorske, who would go on to play with the Minnesota Gophers and various teams in the National Hockey League. Like Chorske, many of the candidates who win the award end up playing at some further level, most play Division I in college, and some end up playing in semi professional leagues, or the NHL.

There will be a banquet at the RiverCentre on March 8th, 2015 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to not only recognize the candidates for the Mr. Hockey Award, but also present the Frank Brimsek Award, which is given to the state’s best senior goaltender. Along with these two player awards, the John Mariucci Award (Class A and Class AA coaches of the year) and the Cliff Thompson Award (“Old Timer” coach of the year) will be presented to the coaches. A panel of scouts, coaches and media from around the state selects the winners of the awards.

Among the candidates for this year’s Mr. Hockey Award are Jack Ahcan of Burnsville, Will Borgen of Moorhead, Dixon Bowen of East Grand Forks, Jake Jaremko of Elk River, Dylan Malmquist of Edina, Jack Poehling, Nick Poehling and Jack Sadek of Lakeville North, and Peter Tufto and Christiano Versich of Saint Thomas Academy.  The candidates for the Frank Brimsek Award include Stephen Headrick of the Breck School and Dyllan Lubbesmeyer of Burnsville.

My name is Hannah! A Wild and Gopher fan who's always had a knack for writing, I decided to attend the University of Minnesota in order to pursue a journalism degree. Combining my love for writing and hockey has been the perfect path for me, and I enjoy every opportunity I have to do so.

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