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Finalists for Hockey's Reed Larson Award Announced

Updated: 02/27/2014 5:30 PM
Created: 02/27/2014 1:41 PM KSTP.com
By: Let's Play Hockey

Let’s Play Hockey newspaper announced today the 17 candidates for the Reed Larson Award, which will be presented to the top senior boys’ high school hockey defenseman in Minnesota.

In alphabetical order, here are the 17 finalists for the 2014 Reed Larson Award (statistics through Feb. 26):

Candidate                        School                              GP         G          A        TP          College commit

Johnny Austin                  Benilde-St. Margaret’s        26         5         17        22          Connecticut

Cole Bjugson                   Roseau                              22         9         36        45          Bemidji State

Travis Brown                    Rogers                              26         6         27        33          Michigan Tech

Alex Copa                        Blaine                               24         3         18        21         

Louis Gerzin                     Ely                                   19       11           8        19

Chandler Lindstrand           Wayzata                           27         2         14        16

Kyle McKinzie                  Duluth Marshall                 27         2         13        15

Tommy Muck                   Eagan                              27         9          20       29

Tyler Nanne                      Edina                               27         8         22       30           Ohio State

Derek Olmschenk             Cretin-Derham Hall            27         8          18       26         

Dylan Pigman                  Windom Area                    25          6         17       23

Chris Pohlkamp                Brainerd                           26        12         18       30

Ian Scheid                        Blaine                             26          6         25       31

Luc Snuggerud                 Eden Prairie                     28          9         37       46           Nebraska-Omaha

Connor Spetz                   St. Michael-Albertville       24        15         17       32         

Ryan Swanson                 Holy Family Catholic         27        14         39       53

Alex Trapp                       Duluth East                      27         7          25       32

The finalists have scored an average of eight goals and 22 assists this season for their respective teams. All 17 players have been bound to the textbooks for the past several years as they check in with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.53.

The winner of the 2014 Reed Larson Award will be announced on Tuesday, March 4. The award will be presented at the Class AA State Tournament Banquet on Wednesday, March 5 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

In addition to on-ice talent, criteria for the Reed Larson Award include academics, community/extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability.


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