Nominations are currently being accepted for the fifth annual Patrick Schoonover Award to honor a Minnesota PeeWee or Bantam hockey player who best exemplifies Patrick’s ideals of hard work, high character, loyalty, honesty, humor and athletic achievement.
On the ice for his Eastview Bantam AA team, Patrick Schoonover was a leader, defender and excellent teammate. Off the ice, he was a leader, defender, excellent friend and classmate, loving brother and son. In recognition of the way he led his life, Let’s Play Hockey and the Minnesota Wild are proud to present the Patrick Schoonover Award.
Nominations can be made by youth hockey coaches and parents, with the winner selected by Let’s Play Hockey staff and the Schoonover family. The winner of the 2019 Patrick Schoonover Award will be presented at the Boys’ High School Hockey State Tournament Banquet in March at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The winner and the Schoonover family will make the “Let’s Play Hockey” announcement at a Minnesota Wild game, and a permanent display for the award is installed at Xcel Energy Center. Past winners: 2018 Joel Seethaler (Elk River PeeWee B2), 2017 Griffin Ludtke (Lakeville South Bantam AA), 2016 Josh Karels (Cottage Grove Bantam A), 2015 Ben Doherty (Alexandria Bantam A).