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Mr Hockey 2012 Finalists

Post by Hockey North » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:14 am

They will be announcing this tomorrow:

From the North we have:

Judd Peterson - Duluth Marshall
Jake Randolph - Duluth East
Dom Toninato - Duluth East
Jared Thomas - Hermantown

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Post by mulefarm » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:55 am

I can't believe East doesn't have more players and GR doesn't even get one? How many finalists are there?

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Post by Hockey North » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:08 am

This is not a complete list, just 4 for sure players that I know of that are up for Mr Hockey.

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Post by Saywhat?03 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:15 am

Were these players notified about the nomination before it has been officially released?

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Post by The Exiled One » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:37 am

Pegged those four in the other thread. Here were my other six guesses...

F – Justin Kloos – Lakeville South
F – Grant Opperman – Breck
D – Eric Schurhamer – St. Thomas
F – Dylan Steman – Maple Grove
F – Matt Pohlkamp – Brainerd
F – Josh Cisar – Moose Lake

I'm second guessing Pohlkamp and Cisar. I'd probably have to go with Zajac because of his "protential", even though Merchant and Kuchera are leading him in points.

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Post by duluth dave » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:32 pm

I like Jared Thomas for the fact he is such a good two way player. But he does not get the press like some of the other candidates.

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Post by karl(east) » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:38 pm

mulefarm wrote:I can't believe East doesn't have more players and GR doesn't even get one? How many finalists are there?
Has any team ever had more than two finalists? Plus the other two Hounds who might have been in contention were hurt for long stretches of the season. They got the right two.

Most of GR's top-end players are not seniors. If they stick around, Bischoff will be among the frontrunners next year, and Peterson will have a shot the year after.

There are 10 total finalists.

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Post by hshockeyfan53 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 pm

mulefarm wrote:I can't believe East doesn't have more players and GR doesn't even get one? How many finalists are there?
I would love to hear an argument for a Grand Rapids player to be on the list. Also, why on earth would there be more than 2 from East?

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Post by northern blueliner » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:41 pm

I am seeing only forwards on this list. Rather disappointing to see no defense players made this list. When was the last time a defense player made Mr. Hockey?

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Post by Sats81 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:56 pm

northern blueliner wrote:I am seeing only forwards on this list. Rather disappointing to see no defense players made this list. When was the last time a defense player made Mr. Hockey?
2007-Ryan Mcdonagh-Cretin
2008-Aaron Ness-Roseau
2009-Nick Leddy-EP

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Post by Guru20 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:00 pm

This is the final list:

Kloos Lakeville South
Schurhamer STA
Opperman Breck
Sampair Hill Murray
Randolph Duluth East
Toninato Duluth East
Thomas Hermantown
Zajac Eagan
Merchant Eagan
Peterson Marshall


Only 2 goalies up for the Frank Brimsek:

Bitzer Moorhead
Koop Maple Grove

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Post by PuckU126 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:12 pm

Sats81 wrote:
northern blueliner wrote:I am seeing only forwards on this list. Rather disappointing to see no defense players made this list. When was the last time a defense player made Mr. Hockey?
2007-Ryan Mcdonagh-Cretin
2008-Aaron Ness-Roseau
2009-Nick Leddy-EP
2006 - David Fischer
2005 - Brain Lee

That's a nice 5 year run right there. :lol:

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Post by keepyourheadup » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:52 pm

A good list and while I wouldn't remove a single one it sure is tough stopping at ten. McClain, Pohlkamp, Anderle and Dickman could easily be included. All 4 of these kids have had not only great years but great high school careers. Congatulations to all our finalists and let the speculation begin!

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Post by The Exiled One » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:49 pm

Guru20 wrote:This is the final list:

Kloos Lakeville South
Schurhamer STA
Opperman Breck
Sampair Hill Murray
Randolph Duluth East
Toninato Duluth East
Thomas Hermantown
Zajac Eagan
Merchant Eagan
Peterson Marshall


Only 2 goalies up for the Frank Brimsek:

Bitzer Moorhead
Koop Maple Grove
Interesting to see Sampair on there. Kuchera and Steman snubbed. I got to go with Bitzer for the Brimsek.

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Post by PuckU126 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:51 pm

The Exiled One wrote:I got to go with Bitzer for the Brimsek.
I 2nd that.

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Post by Neuuman » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:59 pm

keepyourheadup wrote:A good list and while I wouldn't remove a single one it sure is tough stopping at ten. McClain, Pohlkamp, Anderle and Dickman could easily be included. All 4 of these kids have had not only great years but great high school careers. Congatulations to all our finalists and let the speculation begin!
Congratulations to all the nominees. A wise man once told me "The nomination IS the award. It's not the award, it's what we learn from the experience that's important". Good luck to all.

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Post by ImissMYhockey » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:25 pm

I CANNOT believe Anders Franke is not on the Brimsek list. Top ten in the state in sv % on a team that is a few games above .500 and that plays good competition on most nights. Not to mention a 4 year varsity starter and spent 2 years in the elite league. WOW!
He's not the only one that you could argue got snubbed either. Don't get me wrong Koop and Bitzer are deserving but Franke definitely should be in the discussion. Bitzer wins hands down though, you take away him from Moorhead and they are nowhere near the team they are now.

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Post by Sats81 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:51 am

Kloos should win. Hands down. Randolph and Toninato get much deserved credit too, and all of the other players on the list are certainly top 10 worthy, however NO ONE draws the attention that Kloos does night in and night out and still delivers. His supporting cast other than Alex Harvey is very weak and the kid just flat out gets it done. Glad to see them show some serious respect for Zajac and Merchant who IMHO are 2 of the most complete skillset HS players in the state. Both play an excellent all around game (similar to Trevor Olson at East) which unfortunately isn't given much attention in HS as all the emphasis seems to be put on scoring.

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Post by Sats81 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:53 am

ImissMYhockey wrote:I CANNOT believe Anders Franke is not on the Brimsek list. Top ten in the state in sv % on a team that is a few games above .500 and that plays good competition on most nights. Not to mention a 4 year varsity starter and spent 2 years in the elite league. WOW!
He's not the only one that you could argue got snubbed either. Don't get me wrong Koop and Bitzer are deserving but Franke definitely should be in the discussion. Bitzer wins hands down though, you take away him from Moorhead and they are nowhere near the team they are now.
Anders Franke got hosed. Agreed. No other way to put it. Bitzer should win. Both outstanding goalies.

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Post by demongoed » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:13 am

I'm sure Sampair is a very good player, but it is interesting that he is on the list in place of some players on stronger teams with more difficult schedules. When you compare performance in head-to-head games, players like Steman from Maple Grove and Rothstein from Minnetonka are more impressive.

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Post by Hockey North » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:34 am

Sats81 wrote:Kloos should win. Hands down. Randolph and Toninato get much deserved credit too, and all of the other players on the list are certainly top 10 worthy, however NO ONE draws the attention that Kloos does night in and night out and still delivers. His supporting cast other than Alex Harvey is very weak and the kid just flat out gets it done.
Judd Peterson is just as worthy.

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Post by Saywhat?03 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:52 am

Any idea when they are making the official announcement?

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Post by The Exiled One » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:05 am

Hockey North wrote:
Sats81 wrote:Kloos should win. Hands down. Randolph and Toninato get much deserved credit too, and all of the other players on the list are certainly top 10 worthy, however NO ONE draws the attention that Kloos does night in and night out and still delivers. His supporting cast other than Alex Harvey is very weak and the kid just flat out gets it done.
Judd Peterson is just as worthy.
I'd love for the NHL scouts and D1 coaches to step up and say Peterson is a smart, well-mannered kid, is a phenomenal HS player, is destined for a great hockey career, and therefore deserves the Mr. Hockey award over Kloos, but that's not going to happen. Kloos wins this hands down, but I certainly hope Peterson goes on to have a better hockey career!

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Post by keepyourheadup » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:08 am

Your Huskie blood is showing through! I hope they both have great careers. Its hard not to put Thomas right in the middle of this discussion as well.

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Post by WarmUpTheBus » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:13 am

keepyourheadup wrote:Your Huskie blood is showing through! I hope they both have great careers. Its hard not to put Thomas right in the middle of this discussion as well.
Are you saying Kloos isn't a "smart, well-mannered kid" and therefore doesn't deserve the award?

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