Vivian Jungels (Edina) and Maggie Malecha (Northfield) were winners of the Ms. Hockey and Senior Goalie of the Year Awards in 2022. They are pictured with keynote speaker and Olympic Gold Medalist Karyn Bye-Dietz. Photo by Christine Wisch
The top 10 semifinalists for the Ms. Hockey Award and the Senior Goalie Award will be announced Friday, Feb. 10.
The five finalists for each award will be announced Friday, Feb. 17.
In 1997, Let’s Play Hockey held the inaugural Ms. Hockey Award banquet, honoring the second-ever Ms. Hockey, Annamarie Holmes of Apple Valley. The inaugural award went to Roseville’s Winny Brodt as part of the Mr. Hockey banquet in 1996. Most recently, Vivian Jungels of Edina was announced as the winner of the 2022 Ms. Hockey Award. Maggie Malecha of Northfield was awarded the 2022 Senior Goalie of the Year Award. The winners he 2023 awards will be announced Sunday, Feb. 26 in St. Paul at the annual Ms. Hockey Banquet.
Ms. Hockey is presented to the top senior girls' high school hockey player in the state, based on the following criteria: academics, community/extra-curricular activities, citizenship, coachability and, of course, on-ice performance.
The Ms. Hockey candidates are identified based on nominations by their coaches. The selection of the top 10 candidates, then the five finalists, and ultimately the winner, is based on consultations with a panel of Division I and III college women’s coaches from the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as a panel of high school coaches. The same process is used to select the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award winner.
Past award winners are listed below.
Details for the Ms. Hockey Banquet will be released with ticket information in the coming weeks.
|1997||Annamarie Holmes||Apple Valley|
|2000||Krissy Wendell||Park Center|
|2002||Ashley Albrecht||South St. Paul|
|2006||Allie Thurnstrom||North St. Paul|
|2010||Bethany Brausen||Roseville Area|
|2017||Grace Zumwinkle||Breck School|
|2018||Taylor Heise||Red Wing|
|2020||Olivia Mobley||Breck School|
|Year, Player, Team|
|1999 - Katie Beauduy, Blaine|
|2000 — Shari Vogt, River Lakes|
|2001 — Jody Horak, Blaine|
|2002 — Amber Hasbargen, Warroad|
|2003 — Robin Doepke, Chaska|
|2004 — Emily Brookshaw, Hill-Murray|
|2005 — Johanna Ellison, Cloquet/Esko/Carlton|
|2006 — Alannah McCready, Centennial|
|2007 — Ashley Nixon, Blaine|
|2008 — Alyssa Grogan, Eagan|
|2009 — Laura Bellamy, Duluth Northern Stars|
|2010 — Kallie Billadeau, Hopkins|
|2011 — Julie Friend, Minnetonka|
|2012 — Erika Allen, Roseville|
|2013 — Sydney Rossman, Minnetonka|
|2014 — Erin O'Neil, Hopkins|
|2015 — Frances Marshall, Thief River Falls|
|2016 — Jenna Brenneman, Breck|
|2017 — Breanna Blesi, Maple Grove|
|2018 — Alexa Dobchuk, Eden Prairie|
|2019 — Calla Frank, White Bear Lake|
|2020 - Anna LaRose, North Wright County|
|2021 - Brynn Dulac, Minnetonka HS|
|2022 - Maggie Malecha, Northfield HS|