Prep notebook: Hermantown's Krause a Mr. Hockey finalist
Hermantown senior center Adam Krause is one of 10 candidates for the 26th annual Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award, it was announced Thursday. Krause, who has 28 goals and 27 assists for 55 points, is joined by Mark Alt of Cretin-Derham Hall, Joey Benik...
Hermantown senior center Adam Krause is one of 10 candidates for the 26th annual Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award, it was announced Thursday.
Krause, who has 28 goals and 27 assists for 55 points, is joined by Mark Alt of Cretin-Derham Hall, Joey Benik of St. Francis, Nick Bjugstad of Blaine, Cal Decowski of Andover, Max Gardiner and Justin Holl of Minnetonka, Caleb Herbert of Bloomington Jefferson, Christian Isackson of St. Thomas and Adam Nelson of Warroad as finalists.
The winner will be announced Sunday, March 14 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, following the state tournament.
-- Also, Zane Gothberg of Thief River Falls was named the winner of the Frank Brimsek Award as the state's top senior goaltender.
-- Let's Play Hockey announced the five girls hockey finalists for the Senior Goalie of the Year Award and they did not include the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton duo of Sarah Gustafson and Nicole Lund, who were semifinalists.
Kallie Billadeau of Hopkins, Michelle Bonapace-Potvin of Rochester John Marshall-Lourdes, Caitie Morris of Edina, Kaitlyn Rolando of Tartan and Marah Sobczak of Stillwater Area are the finalists. The winner, along with the Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award winner, will be announced Feb. 28.
Duluth Marshall seeks another state title
Duluth Marshall begins its quest for a fourth consecutive Minnesota Class A state title today as the three-class state tournament kicks off at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The Jazz competition, which Marshall has won the last three years, begins at noon today with Class A preliminaries; finals are at 5:45 p.m. The High Kick competition is set for Saturday.
Marshall is vying with Cannon Falls, St. Charles and Zumbrota-Mazeppa of Section 1; Aitkin and Concordia Academy from Section 2; Yellow Medicine East, BOLD and Renville County West from Section 3; and Section 4 qualifiers Pelican Rapids, Frazee and Crosby-Ironton.
Superior Hall of Fame adds several members
Former NFL quarterback Bruce Mathison was among the members named to the 2010 class of the Superior Academic and Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Mathison, a 1977 graduate of Superior High School, was a three-sport letterwinner who earned a football scholarship at Nebraska and spent eight years with the San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks in the NFL.
Others named to the athletic class were 1954 Superior Central graduate Robert Olson, a three-sport athlete who played basketball for three years at the University of Minnesota; former Pony League director James J. Susens; and the 1952 Superior Cathedral football team, which was undefeated, untied and unscored upon.
The induction ceremony is 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at Superior Middle School. Tickets cost $40.