The annual Ms. Hockey banquet was held today in St. Paul. It’s the event where they named the Minnesota Girls High School Goalie of the Year and present the Ms. Hockey Award to the player of the year.
I had an opportunity to speak at the banquet and talked about my goalie school, which is a sponsor of the goalie of the year award, and the Gustavus women’s hockey team.
Minnesota girls high school hockey is a like a feeder program for our college team as 23 of the 26 players on this year’s team played high school hockey in the state.
The goalie of the year is Roseville’s Erika Allen. She led the Raiders to runner-up finish in this year’s state tournament. I visited with Erika for a while after the awards banquet and presented her with a polar fleece coaches jacket from the Carroll Goalie School. Allen plans to play hockey next season for Bethel University.
Hill-Murray’s Hannah Brandt was named Ms. Hockey.