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2021 Boys Goalie of the Year

By YHH Staff , 05/01/21, 11:15AM CDT


With a state tournament performance for the ages, Wayzata Bantam AA netminder Mason McElroy was selected as the Boys Goalie of the Year.

2021 Boys Goalie of the Year - Mason McElroy

McElroy led Wayzata to the 2021 Bantam AA state title

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.

2021 Boys Goalie of the Year Finalists

Player Team Level
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

Boys Goalie of the Year Past Winners

Year Player Team Level
2020 Ben Dardis Mahtomedi BHS
2019 Isaiah Paulnock Eden Prairie Peewee AA

2020 Boys Goalie of the Year, Ben Dardis of Mahtomedi.

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