Mason McElroy, Wayzata.
Some hockey folks say a hot goalie can win you a championship, and Wazyata’s Mason McElroy lends credence in spades to that nugget of dime-store wisdom.
Mason McElroy led Wayzata to its first Bantam A or Bantam AA state championship since 2009 last March, making more than 40 saves in each game. The Trojans knocked off Hermantown 3-2, Chaska Chanhassen 3-1, and Osseo-Maple Grove in overtime 2-1 in the state title game. It's not a stretch to say that during the postseason, McElroy was the heart, soul, and guts of the Trojans.
McElroy aided the Trojans to a 28-12-2 record this season, teaming with Pheonix Olson for six shutouts. McElroy helped keep games close throughout the season, as eight of the Trojans’ 12 losses came by two goals or less.
McElroy navigated the Trojans to a 4-1 record at the 2020 Blue Ox in Moorhead.
|Will Arnold||Moorhead||Squirt A|
|Chase Bjorgaard||Edina||Peewee AA|
|Cash Cruitt||Andover||Peewee AA|
|Owen Lunneborg||Bloomington Jefferson||Peewee AA|
|Mason McElroy||Wayzata||Bantam AA|
|Dane Couture||Little Falls||BHS Class A|
|Aksel Reid||The Blake School||BHS Class AA|
|2019||Isaiah Paulnock||Eden Prairie||Peewee AA|
2020 Boys Goalie of the Year, Ben Dardis of Mahtomedi.