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Two Northland players among Minnesota Mr. Hockey finalists

Two Northland players are among the 10 finalists for the 29th Minnesota Mr. Hockey award, given to the state's outstanding senior boys high school player.

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Hibbing-Chisholm's Adam Johnson (7) made the list of top-10 finalists. (2012 file, David Samson / Forum News Service)

Two Northland players are among the 10 finalists for the 29th Minnesota Mr. Hockey award, given to the state's outstanding senior boys high school player.

Grand Rapids defenseman Jake Bischoff, a University of Minnesota recruit, and Hibbing-Chisholm forward Adam Johnson, a Minnesota Duluth recruit, were on the list of the 10 candidates released today. The award will be presented March 10 at the Grand Ballroom at RiverCentre in St. Paul.

Other finalists announced today by the Minnesota Minute Men, sponsors of the award, are: Grant Besse (Benilde-St. Margaret's), Zach Glienke (Eagan), Jake Jackson (Tartan), Dan Labosky (Benilde-St. Margaret's), Zach Lavalle (Hill-Murray), Parker Reno (Edina), TJ Roo (Totino-Grace) and Tommy Vannelli (Minnetonka).

Also announced today were two finalists for the Frank Brimsek Award for the state's top senior goaltender: John Dugas of Hill-Murray and David Zevnik of St. Thomas Academy.

The most recent Northland player to win the award was Greenway's Gino Guyer of Coleraine, in 2002.

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The Mr. Hockey Award is selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts, NCAA Division I coaches and media members from around the state.

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Grand Rapids' Bischoff (22) is a finalist for the Mr. Hockey award. (2011 file, Clint Austin / News Tribune)

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