Section Final predictions Boys hockey after watching nearly 200 games from scrimmages, elite league and regular season games.

I will give sections and what seed they are. These are my predictions not who I want to win.

Section 1A seed 1 Mankato East vs. seed 3 Albert Lea

Section 2A seed 1 Orono vs. seed 3 Mound Westonka

Section 3A seed 1 Marshall vs. seed 2 Litchfield/Dass

Section 4A seed 1 Totino Grace vs. seed 2 Mahtomedi

Section 5A seed 1 Monticello vs. seed 3 Princeton

Section 6A seed 1 St. Cloud Cathedral vs. seed 3 Alexandria

Section 7A seed 1 Hermantown vs. seed 3 Greenway

Section 8A seed 1 East Grand Forks vs.seed 3 Warroad

Section 1AA seed 2 Lakeville North vs. seed 4 Lakeville South

Section 2AA seed 1 Minnetonka vs. seed 3 Eden Prairie

Section 3AA seed 1 St. Thomas Academy vs seed 2 Rosemount

Section 4AA seed 1 White Bear Lake vs. seed 2 Hill Murray

Section 5AA seed 1 Blaine vs. seed 2 Maple Grove

Section 6AA seed 1 Edina vs. seed 3 Wayzata

Section 7AA seed 1 Andover vs. seed 2 Duluth East

Section 8AA seed 1 Moorhead vs. seed 3 Brainerd

Here is the Associated Press Minnesota Boys High School All State Teams 2017-18

The 2018 Associated Press All-State team for Minnesota boys hockey, as voted on by statewide media. The AP all-state team is in partnership with the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association and the State of Hockey, the Minnesota Wild-backed booster organization.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sammy Walker, Edina

FIRST TEAM

Forward — Sammy Walker, SR, Edina

Forward — Garrett Worth, SR, Duluth East

Forward — Jack Perbix, JR, Elk River

Defense — Luke LaMaster, SR, Duluth East

Defense — Ben Brinkman, JR, Edina

Goalie — Atticus Kelly, SR, St. Thomas Academy

SECOND TEAM

Forward — Luke Loheit, SR, Minnetonka

Forward — Ben Almquist, SR, Holy Family Catholic

Forward — Carter Randklev, SR, Moorhead

Defense — Mike Koster, JR, Chaska

Defense — Chase Foley, SR, St. Thomas Academy

Goalie — Ben Garrity, SR, Rosemount

THIRD TEAM

Forward — Lucas McGregor, SR, Centennial

Forward — Bobby Brink, SO, Minnetonka

Forward — George Grannis, SR, Duluth Marshall

Defense — Josh Luedtke, JR, Minnetonka

Defense — Brady Ziemer, SR, Holy Family Catholic

Goalie — Jackson Hjelle, SR, Delano

Mahtomedi moves on to the Class A Semi's

Mahtomedi gets three goals in the third period to move on to the semi final round Friday at 11am. goals by Joe Paradise, Charlie Bartholomew and Kory Pilarski in the third period gave the Zephyrs the 4-2 victory after Mankato East took a 2-1 lead after two. Mahtomedi will be playing Orono on Friday as the Spartans lead Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 5-1 with 4:49 left in the third period.

Get your tickets in advance or go to both playoff games at the Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Center.

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SECTION 7AA QUARTER-FINAL GAME TO BE AVAILABLE.

 

The Essentia Duluth Heritage Center (EDHC) announced today that advance tickets for the Section 7AA quarter-final game between Duluth East and Grand Rapids will go on sale starting at noon, Tuesday, February 20. The decision to sell tickets in advance of the game was made in attempt to reduce any undue congestion for ticket sales prior to the game.
 

The East-Grand Rapids game will start at 7:30 PM and is preceded by the Section 7A quarter-final game between Duluth Denfeld & International Falls, which starts at 5 PM.  There will not be advanced ticket sales for the Section 7A game.

 

Attendance for both games is projected to be strong, so fans are reminded to allow some extra time for parking and securing tickets.

City of Bemidji named 2019 Hockey Day Minnesota. January 21, 2018

 

BEMIDJI TO HOST HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA 2019
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO

       ST. CLOUD, Minn. -   The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that the city of Bemidji will host the 13th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 presented by Wells Fargo. 


    "Bemidji's local organizing committee is thrilled to bring Hockey Day Minnesota north to the First City on the Mississippi and the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox," said Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 Event Chair Tom Kuesel. "The bar for this event is seemingly raised every year, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase Bemidji's community spirit to the rest of the State of Hockey. Paul Bunyan stands tall on the shores of Lake Bemidji, and so will Hockey Day Minnesota 2019!"

    The announcement was made following the Moorhead vs. Centennial High School hockey game at Lake George Municipal Park in St. Cloud as part of Hockey Day 2018 coverage on FOX Sports North as Marney Gellner presented Kuesel with a custom "Bemidji" #19 jersey. Additional details, including the date, location, match-ups and the official schedule for Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 will be announced at a later date. 

    "We are thrilled that Bemidji will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2019," said Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka. "Much like St. Cloud, Bemidji has a tremendous passion for all levels of hockey in its community and has already shown a high level of commitment to make next year's Hockey Day Minnesota another great celebration in the State of Hockey." 

    "Bemidji is excited to host Hockey Day Minnesota 2019," said Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht. "As the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, we are ready to roll out a Bunyan-sized red plaid carpet for all the Hockey Day visitors. Thank you for choosing Bemidji to showcase outdoor hockey on the shores of Lake Bemidji. Let's play hockey!" 

   

     Bemidji's festivities will be part of a day-long television event broadcast on FOX Sports North, designed as a celebration of the game from peewees to pros. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Bemidji Youth Hockey Association and the expansion of outdoor hockey facilities in Bemidji.

    "In some ways, Hockey Day Minnesota has become bigger than life - much like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues," said Mike Dimond, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports North. "We are thrilled to be heading to the Northwoods and truly look forward to highlighting the charm and beauty of Bemidji!"

    "We are honored to once again partner with the Minnesota Wild and FOX Sports North to sponsor Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 in the State of Hockey and look forward to next year's event in the great City of Bemidji," said Wells Fargo's Region Bank President Jason Royce.

    Hockey Day Minnesota originated in 2007 by the Minnesota Wild to celebrate the game that has made Minnesota the State of Hockey. It is produced in partnership with FOX Sports North, Minnesota Hockey and the respective local community that serves as host each year. Previous locations include Baudette Bay (2007, 2008), Phalen Park (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011), Minnetonka (2012), Grand Rapids (2013), Elk River (2014), Saint Paul (2015), Duluth (2016), Stillwater (2017) and St. Cloud (2018). For more information, visit www.wild.com/hockeyday.   
 

    Minnesota Wild tickets for the 2017-18 regular season are on sale now at ticketmaster.comor the Xcel Energy Center Box Office. For information about Minnesota Wild Season Tickets or to join the Wild Warming House, the only way to secure priority access to future season tickets, visit tickets.wild.com or contact a Wild Ticket Sales Representative at 651-222-WILD.

Championship game predictions

In the Class A I have Hermantown repeating as champions by 3 or 4 goals. No overtime today like their first two games. In Class AA you can draw out of a hat or flip a coin. You have Moorhead with fresher legs who are playing real consistent on all three lines but they have never won a State Title at this level which they  have been there 5 times. Grand Rapids looks gas after beating the # 1 seed Eden Prairie 3-2 last night.The key to the Thunderhawks tonight will be their goalie Zach Stejskal who made 47 saves versus Eden Prairie. If he plays any where near that they will be the State Champions. Winner Grand Rapids.

# 5 seed Grand Rapids vs. # 4 seed Maple Grove in last game of quarterfinals

Grand Rapids 20-7-1 vs. Maple Grove 22-6 meet in the final game Thursday. I give the edge to Grand Rapids have the best line in the state with # 7 McLaughlin, # 8 Hain and # 20 Miller. Maple Grove has # 19 Huff, # 9 Kelley and # 16 Cammarata. I like Grand Rapids because of the TV timeouts their top line will get more shifts. The goalies will get tested in freshman Haider for Maple Grove and Stejskal for Grand Rapids.

Section seeding results giving by the MN Hockey Hub staff.

Former Class 2A-No. 1's given top seeds in strong Section 4AA bracket

By MN Hockey Hub staff

02/19/2017, 10:00am CST

No. 1 seed Stillwater and No. 2 seed Hill-Murray headline a strong Class 2A, Section 4 bracket.

Sunday's seeding results

Last but not least, Centennial received the No. 1 seed in the Section 5AA bracket following a vote by section coaches.

The Cougars (20-4-1) hovered in the lower half of the Class 2AA top 10 before landing at No. 7 in the latest coach's poll. They face No. 8 seed Osseo in the first round, who they beat 12-0 on Jan. 17. Seven players recorded multi-point games, including Hayden Brickner who had two goals and three assists.

Second-seeded Maple Grove ranked No. 9 in the latest coach's poll and won six of seven games to finish the season 19-6-0. The Crimson split the season series with Centennial, winning 5-3 on Jan. 5 and losing 5-0 on Jan. 28.

No. 3 seed Blaine (13-11-1) rematches No. 6 seed Coon Rapids (6-18-1) after beating the Cardinals 7-2 on Feb. 11. Bryce Brodzinski leads the Bengals in scoring with 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points and Will Hillman netted four game-winning goals in the regular season.

Section 5AA bracket

With five Class 1A top 20 teams in the bracket, Class 1A-No. 4 ranked St. Paul Academy received the top seed in Section 4A following a vote by section coaches.

The high-scoring Spartans (21-4-0) averaged 5.64 goals per game and finished their season by winning seven of eight games. Matt Dahlseide (69 points) and Dev McCabe (60 points) were among the top 17 scorers in the state. 

St. Paul Academy will play the winner of No. 8 seed St. Paul Highland and No. 9 seed Simley on Feb. 24.

In the latest coach's poll, No. 2 seed Mahtomedi ranked No. 5 in Class 1A. After a rocky stretch in early February, the Zephyrs (13-11-1) ended their season with back-to-back wins over No. 6 St. Cloud Cathedral and Roseville. 

Mahtomedi faces a No. 7-seeded Henry Sibley that beat in a 3-0 shutout on Jan. 5.

With the No. 3 seed, Class 1A-No. 14 ranked St. Paul Johnson (17-6-2) faces No. 6 seed South St. Paul. The fourth top-20 team, Class 1A-No. 19 Totino-Grace, faces Class 1A-No. 17 Minnehaha Academy.

Section 4A bracket

Former Class 2A No. 1-ranked Stillwater earned the No. 1 seed in the Section 4AA bracket following a vote by section coaches.

The Ponies (22-3-0) were the top ranked team in Class 2A until they lost to Eden Prairie, 4-1, on Jan. 21. Stillwater was ranked No. 5 in the latest coach's poll after winning its final six games by a combined score of 42-6. After a first round bye, the Ponies will face the winner of No. 8 seed North St. Paul and No. 9 seed Irondale.

No. 2 seed Hill-Murray held the top spot in the Class 2A coach's poll for one week following Stillwater's Jan. 21 loss. The Pioneers (16-5-4) were ranked No. 10 in the latest coach's poll after finishing the season 3-4-1. They face No. 7 Roseville (8-16-1) in the first round.

White Bear Lake received the No. 3 seed and was ranked No. 15 in the latest coach's poll. The Bears (14-7-4) tied Hill-Murray on Dec. 22 and was shutout by Stillwater to end their season.

Section 4AA bracket

Following a vote by section coaches, St. Thomas Academy was awarded the No. 1 seed for the Class 2A, Section 3 playoffs.

The Cadets (20-4-1) ranked No. 8 in the latest Class 2A coach's poll and finished one point behind No. 4 ranked Hill-Murry in the Metro East Conference standings after winning 12 of their final 13 games. Willie Reim leads the Cadets in goals (20) and points (45).

Class 2A-No. 18 Burnsville received the No. 2 seed after going 16-8-1 in the regular season. After a first-round bye, the Blaze will face the winner of No. 7 seed Park of Cottage Grove and No. 10 seed Hastings.

No. 5 seed Rosemount (11-3-1) and No. 4 seed Eagan played twice in the regular season. Eagan (14-11-0) won both games by two goals and head into sections after winning four of its last five games.

Section 3AA bracket

Sunday's bracket results continue to pour in with Northfield seeded No. 1 in Class 1A, Section 1.

The Raiders (17-5-3) were ranked No. 13 in the the Class 1A coach's poll after shutting out four opponents in their final nine games. Goalie Ryan Bielenberg was 16-5-3 between the pipes with a .908 save percentage and four shutouts.

Northfield awaits the winner of No. 8 seed Austin and No. 9 seed Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter.

On the opposite side of the bracket, Class 1A-No. 15 Rochester Lourdes awaits the winner of No. 7 seed Waseca and No. 10 seed La Crescent. Rochester Lourdes (15-10-0) won its final seven games by a combined score of 39-11.

No. 3 seed Red Wing and No. 4 seed Mankato West also received first-round byes. Mankato West (12-11-1) lost four straight to end its season, which included a 2-1 loss to No. 5 seed Mankato East. Red Wing (15-9-0) went 7-1-0 in its final eight games and beat No. 11 seed Faribault 8-1 on Feb. 18.

Section 1A bracket

Lakeville North was named the No. 1 seed in Class 2A, Section 1 following an online vote by section coaches.

The Panthers (18-5-2) were ranked No. 6 in Class 2A in Feb. 15's coach's poll after outscoring their opponents 107-60 during the regular season. Blake Brandt (22 goals, 24 assists) and Henry Enebak (19 goals, 25 assists) lead Lakeville North in scoring with 46 and 44 points, respectively.

Lakeville South (15-9-1) was ranked No. 20 in the Feb. 15 Class 2A coach's poll. The Cougars face No. 7 seed Rochester Mayo to kick off the Section 1AA playoffs. 

Farmington (8-16-1) received the No. 3 seed and face a No. 6-seeded Rochester John Marshall (10-14-1) that it beat 6-2 on Dec. 1. No. 4 seed Rochester Century will battle No. 5 seed Owatonna to play the winner of Lakeville North and No. 8 seed Dodge County.

Section 1AA bracket

Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake received the No. 1 seed in Class 1A, Section 5 following a section coach's vote.

The Moose (18-6-1) went 10-1-1 in their final 12 games and boasted three consecutive shutouts between Jan. 19 and Jan. 24. They were ranked No. 18 in Class 1A following a Feb. 15 coach's poll. After a first-round bye, the Moose will face the winner of No. 8 seed Becker/Big Lake and No. 9 seed Moose Lake Area.

No. 2 seeded North Branch will face the winner of No. 7 seed Sauk Rapids-Rice and No. 10 seed Legacy Christian. After a five game skid in mid-January, the Vikings (16-8-1) won nine straight games to finish the regular season.

No. 3 seed Chisago Lakes (11-14-0) faces No. 6 seed Mora-Milaca (11-12-2). Chisago Lakes came away with a 4-1 win when the teams met on Dec. 6.

Section 5A bracket

Eden Prairie, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A in the latest state coaches' poll, earned the top seed in Class 2A, Section 2 following a section coach's vote on Sunday.

Unbeaten since Dec. 31, The Eagles (19-4-2) upset former No. 1 Stillwater in an outdoor game on on Jan. 21 and have held the state's top rank after beating Edina on Feb 4.

Eden Prairie has a bye in first round of the Section 2A tournament and will face the winner of No. 4 seed Prior Lake and No. 5 seed Chaska in the semifinals.

Holy Family Catholic received the No. 2 seed after finishing fourth in the Class 2A state rankings. The Fire (20-4-1) boasted four 10-goal games during the regular season, three of which came during a 13-game winning streak that stretched from Jan. 6 to Feb. 14. They face No. 7 seed Shakopee to kick off the Section 2A playoffs.

No. 3 seed Minnetonka (14-11-0) finished No. 12 in the Class 2A state rankings and will face No. 6 seed Chanhassen. The Skippers beat the Storm 4-1 at home on Dec. 22.

Section 2AA bracket


Also on Sunday morning, Delano received the No. 1 seed in Class 1A, Section 2 following in a vote at a section coaches' meeting. 

The Tigers (21-3-1) were ranked No. 3 in Class 2A before winning their final two regular season games by a combined score of 16-1. Delano was 14-2-0 in their final 16 games with a pair of losses to Class 2A-No. 4 Holy Family.

University of Maine recruit Ben Meyers was the state leader in assists (53) and points (99) and was second in goals (46). After a first-round bye, the Tigers will face the winner of No. 8 seed New Prague and No. 9 seed Bloomington Kennedy.

As the No. 2 seed, Breck (20-3-2) awaits the winner of No. 7 seed Providence Academy and No. 10 seed Waconia. The Mustangs were ranked No. 2 in the Class 1A coach's poll and finished the season with back-to-back shutouts against Minneapolis and Totino-Grace. 

Orono received the No. 3 seed after a 16-9-0 regular season. The Spartans face No. 6 seed Minneapolis that beat them 4-3 on Jan. 28.

When No. 4 seed Blake and No. 5 seed Mound Westonka met on Nov. 29, Blake came away with a 7-5 win. The Bears (12-13-0) were ranked No. 16 in the Feb. 15 Class 1A coach's poll.

Section 2A bracket


Friday's seeding results

Moorhead, unbeaten in its least 14 games, received the top seed in Class 2A, Section 8 on Friday in an online vote of the section’s coaches.

The Spuds (18-3-3) have not lost since a 1-0 setback to Prior Lake on Dec. 29 at a holiday tournament in St. Louis Park. Since then they have gone 12-0-2 with four shutouts and five games in which they have allowed just one goal.

Moorhead, ranked No. 11 in Class 2A in the latest state coaches’ poll, closes its regular season on Saturday at home against No. 10 Hill-Murray.

St. Michael-Albertville (19-4-2) received the No. 2 seed. The Knights, who won five straight to close the regular season, skated to a 1-1 tie with Moorhead on Jan. 28 in the teams’ lone regular season meeting.

Roseau (16-9-0) received the No. 3 seed and Brainerd (14-9-2) the No. 4 seed. Two-time defending section champion Bemidji (13-10-1) received the No. 5 seed and plays Brainerd on Tuesday in what figures to be one of the state’s most competitive quarterfinal matchups.

Section 8AA bracket

Also on Friday, Hermantown, the prohibitive favorite to win a section straight state Class 1A title, received the No. 1 seed in Section 7 in a vote of the section’s coaches.

The Hawks (23-1-1) lost their season opener to defending state big-school champion Wayzata 5-1 on Dec. 2 and have gone unbeaten, and virtually unchallenged, since.

Hermantown features Mr. Hockey finalists Ryan Sandelin at forward and Dylan Samberg at defense and Cade McEwen, one of two finalists for the Frank Brimsek Award that goes to the state’s top senior goaltender.

Hibbing/Chisholm (17-8-0), which lost its regular season finale 8-1 to Hermantown on Feb. 16, received the No. 2 seed. Greenway (17-7-1) was voted the No. 3 seed.

Section 7A bracket


Thursday's seeding results

Elk River received the top seed in Class 2A, Section 7 on Thursday morning in an online vote of the section’s coaches as the first of the big-school brackets for the upcoming section playoffs was released.

The Elks (21-4-0) were ranked No. 3 in Class 2A in the state coaches’ poll released on Wednesday and closed the season with seven straight victories – allowing just a combined nine goals in that stretch.

Duluth East (16-8-1) received the No. 2 seed. The Greyhounds closed the regular season losing three out of their final five games, including a 4-1 loss to Elk River on Feb. 4

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (14-8-2) was voted as the No. 3 seed ahead of No. 4 Grand Rapids (16-7-1), the defending section champion. The Lumberjacks beat the Thunderhawks 4-1 on Tuesday in a game that likely locked them into the No. 3 seed.

Section 7AA bracket


Wednesday's seeding results

Luverne got the top seed in Class 1A, Section 3 on Wednesday night in a vote of the section’s coaches as the first wave of section brackets were set in advance of the start of the state’s postseason.

The Cardinals (18-5-1) have won nine straight games, including five by shutout. They close the regular season with a game at Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter/TCU. Luverne locked up the top seed on Feb. 9 with a 5-2 win over No. 2 seed Marshall (17-7-1).

Defending section champion Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (14-9-0) received the No. 3 seed and New Ulm (13-10-1) the No. 4 seed.

No. 6 seed Redwood Valley (13-11-0), featuring the state’s goal-scoring leader in Bailey Sommers, is the only other team out of 11 in the section with a winning record.

Section 3A bracket


East Grand Forks was awarded the top seed in Class 1A, Section 8 in a vote of the section’s coaches on Wednesday morning.

The Green Wave (14-8-2) was voted the No. 1 seed in a despite a 3-2 regular season-ending loss to No. 2 seed Thief River Falls (9-14-0) on Tuesday night in Thief River Falls. East Grand Forks won the earlier meeting between the teams, 5-2 on Jan. 24 in East Grand Forks. Thief River Falls, the defending section champion, closes the regular season on Friday by hosting Bemidji.

Warroad (9-15-1) was voted the No. 3 seed and Detroit Lakes (13-8-1) the No. 4 seed.

Darkhorses? Watch out for No. 6 seed Lake of the Woods (14-8-0), which lost 2-1 to East Grand Forks on Jan. 14 and No. 7 seed Northern Lakes (19-4-1), in the midst of one of the best season’s in the program’s history.

Section 8A bracket
 

Also on Wednesday, defending section champion St. Cloud Cathedral received the No. 1 seed in Class 1A, Section 6 in a vote of the section’s coaches.

The Crusaders (16-6-2) are ranked No. 5 in Class 1A in the latest state coaches’ poll, and four of their losses are to teams ranked above them (No. 1 Hermantown, No. 2 Breck, No. 3 Delano and No. 4 St. Paul Academy).

Alexandria (15-7-3), which skated to a 3-3 tie with St. Cloud Cathedral on Dec. 13 in St. Cloud, was voted the No. 2 seed. The No. 3 seed went to Sartell-St. Stephen (16-6-3) and the No. 4 seed to Little Falls (15-9-0).

Sleeper? Fergus Falls (14-9-1) beat Alexandria twice in the regular season and won seven straight before a recent two-game losing skid.

Section 6A bracket

Section 5AA seeds
 1. Centennial
 2. Maple Grove
 3. Blaine
 4. Champlin Park
 5. Anoka
 6. Coon Rapids
 7. Spring Lake Park
 8. Osseo

Section 4A seeds
 1. St. Paul Academy
 2. Mahtomedi
 3. St. Paul Johnson
 4. Minnehaha Academy
 5. Totino-Grace
 6. South St. Paul
 7. Henry Sibley
 8. St. Paul Highland Park
 9. Simley

Section 4AA seeds
 1. Stillwater
 2. Hill-Murray
 3. White Bear Lake
 4. Mounds View
 5. Woodbury
 6. Tartan
 7. Roseville
 8. North St. Paul
 9. Irondale

Section 3AA seeds
 1. St. Thomas Academy
 2. Burnsville
 3. Eastview
 4. Eagan
 5. Rosemount
 6. Bloomington Jefferson
 7. Park of Cottage Grove
 8. Apple Valley
 9. East Ridge
 10. Hastings

Section 1A seeds
 1. Northfield
 2. Rochester Lourdes
 3. Red Wing
 4. Mankato West
 5. Mankato East
 6. Albert Lea
 7. Waseca
 8. Austin
 9. Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter
 10. La Crescent
 11. Faribault
 12. Winona

Section 1AA seeds
 1. Lakeville North
 2. Lakeville South
 3. Farmington
 4. Rochester Century
 5. Owatonna
 6. Rochester John Marshall
 7. Rochester Mayo
 8. Dodge County

Section 5A seeds
 1. Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake
 2. North Branch
 3. Chisago Lakes
 4. Princeton
 5. Pine City Area
 6. Mora-Milaca
 7. Sauk Rapids-Rice
 8. Becker/Big Lake
 9. Moose Lake Area
10. Legacy Christian

Section 2A seeds
 1. Delano
 2. Breck
 3. Orono
 4. Blake
 5. Mound Westonka
 6. Minneapolis
 7. Providence Academy
 8. New Prague
 9. Bloomington Kennedy
10. Waconia

Section 2AA seeds
 1. Eden Prairie
 2. Holy Family Catholic
 3. Minnetonka
 4. Prior Lake
 5. Chaska
 6. Chanhassen
 7. Shakopee

Section 7A seeds
 1. Hermantown
 2. Hibbing/Chisholm
 3. Greenway
 4. Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl
 5. Eveleth-Gilbert
 6. North Shore
 7. International Falls
 8. Denfeld
 9. Proctor
10. Ely

Section 8AA seeds
1. Moorhead
2. St. Michael-Albertville
3. Roseau
4. Brainerd
5. Bemidji
6. Buffalo
7. St. Cloud
8. Rogers

Section 7AA seeds
1. Elk River
2. Duluth East
3. Cloquet/Esko/Carlton
4. Grand Rapids
5. Andover
6. Duluth Marshall
7. St. Francis
8. Forest Lake
9. Cambridge-Isanti

Section 3A seeds
 1. Luverne
 2. Marshall
 3. Litchfield
 4. New Ulm
 5. Hutchinson
 6. Redwood Valley
 7. Willmar
 8. Windom
 9. Fairmont
10. Worthington
11. Morris/Benson

Section 6A seeds
1. St. Cloud Cathedral
2. Alexandria
3. Sartell-St. Stephen
4. Little Falls
5. Fergus Falls
6. River Lakes
7. Wadena-Deer Creek
8. Prairie Centre
9. Breckenridge/Wahpeton

Section 8A seeds
 1. East Grand Forks
 2. Thief River Falls
 3. Warroad
 4. Detroit Lakes
 5. Crookston
 6. Lake of the Woods
 7. Northern Lakes
 8. Park Rapids
 9. Bagley/Fosston
10. Red Lake Falls
11. Kittson Central

Candidates for Mr. Hockey and Frank Brimsek Award announced for 2017

TOP TEN CANDIDATES FOR 33RD ANNUAL

MINNESOTA MINUTE MEN MR. HOCKEY AWARD ANNOUNCED

TICKETS FOR THE MR. HOCKEY AWARDS BANQUET ON SALE NOW

 

    SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Minute Men announced today the Top Ten Candidates for the 33rd Annual Mr. Hockey Award are: Matt Anderson (Holy Family), Noah Cates (Stillwater), Nick Leivermann (Eden Prairie), Ben Meyers (Delano), Micah Miller (Grand Rapids), Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie), Bauer Neudecker (St. Louis Park), Nick Perbix (Elk River), Dylan Samberg (Hermantown) and Ryan Sandelin (Hermantown). The Minnesota Minute Men also announced today that Jake Begley (Hill Murray) and Cade McEwen (Hermantown) are the finalists for The Frank Brimsek Award, in recognition of the state's top senior goaltender.

 

    The 33rd annual Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet will be held at noon on Sunday, March 12 at the Grand Ballroom at RiverCentre (175 Kellogg Boulevard). The Minnesota State High School League Boys' Hockey Tournament will be held at Xcel Energy Center and Mariucci Arena, March 8-11. The Minnesota Wild sponsor 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, Junior Scouts/Coaches and selected media members from around the state. Three other awards will be presented at the banquet: The Frank Brimsek AwardThe 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: 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 Award winners are: 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).

 

    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 www.minnesotaminutemen.com, email Jessica Jolly (jjoly619@gmail.com) or call Terry LaValle (218-929-1151) or Marty Mjelleli (507-351-0082). Individual tickets are $40.

Candidates for Mr. Hockey Award and the Frank Brimsek Award announced for 2017

TOP TEN CANDIDATES FOR 33RD ANNUAL

MINNESOTA MINUTE MEN MR. HOCKEY AWARD ANNOUNCED

TICKETS FOR THE MR. HOCKEY AWARDS BANQUET ON SALE NOW

 

    SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Minute Men announced today the Top Ten Candidates for the 33rd Annual Mr. Hockey Award are: Matt Anderson (Holy Family), Noah Cates (Stillwater), Nick Leivermann (Eden Prairie), Ben Meyers (Delano), Micah Miller (Grand Rapids), Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie), Bauer Neudecker (St. Louis Park), Nick Perbix (Elk River), Dylan Samberg (Hermantown) and Ryan Sandelin (Hermantown). The Minnesota Minute Men also announced today that Jake Begley (Hill Murray) and Cade McEwen (Hermantown) are the finalists for The Frank Brimsek Award, in recognition of the state's top senior goaltender.

 

    The 33rd annual Mr. Hockey Awards Banquet will be held at noon on Sunday, March 12 at the Grand Ballroom at RiverCentre (175 Kellogg Boulevard). The Minnesota State High School League Boys' Hockey Tournament will be held at Xcel Energy Center and Mariucci Arena, March 8-11. The Minnesota Wild sponsor 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, Junior Scouts/Coaches and selected media members from around the state. Three other awards will be presented at the banquet: The Frank Brimsek AwardThe 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: 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 Award winners are: 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).

 

    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 www.minnesotaminutemen.com, email Jessica Jolly (jjoly619@gmail.com) or call Terry LaValle (218-929-1151) or Marty Mjelleli (507-351-0082). Individual tickets are $40.

Levi Stauber scores 5 goals for Duluth Marshall in opening game against Proctor.

Duluth Marshall beat Proctor 9-1 in Boys Hockey on Tuesday night at Mars Arena. The big story is Duluth Marshall forward Levi Stauber scored 5 goals in the Hilltoppers opening game. Levi scored all 4 goals for the team in the first period and cruse to victory. Duluth Marshall will play Benilde-St. Margaret on Friday night at St. Louis Park community Center Friday night and Minnetonka Saturday afternoon at Pagel Arena at Minnetonka High School. Congrats to Levi and Duluth Marshall Boys Hockey.