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2022 BHS Player of the Year: Alex Bump

By YHH Staff , 05/12/22, 5:00PM CDT


The Prior Lake senior put a bow on his final prep season with a playoff run for the ages.

2022 BHS Player of the Year - Alex Bump

Through January 27, the Prior Lake boys' hockey team was 10-9, largely seen as an underachieving squad with talented players who just couldn't put it all together. 

The Lakers would right the ship after that date, winning five of their last six regular-season contests. The roll continued in the postseason, as the Lakers battled to victories over Holy Family Catholic, No. 1 seed Eden Prairie, and then Chaska in the Section 2AA finals. 

Then the fun began. 

Already the team's leading scorer by a wide margin, Alex Bump set the world on fire with a five-goal, six-point performance in the Lakers' 6-0 upset of the Class AA State Tournament's No. 2 seed Cretin-Derham Hall. Chaos ensued, as Bump rocketed into Twitter's "trending topics" and shook hands with the legend himself, John Mayasich. 

His state tournament numbers aside (Bump finished with seven goals as the Lakers took fourth place), Bump racked up 48 goals and 83 total points in his senior season, with 12 of those goals coming in the Section and State Tournament playoffs. 

Also a finalist for the Mr. Hockey Award, Bump has verbally committed to Vermont for his post-prep career.   

Prior Lake's Alex Bump netted 12 goals during the Lakers' surprise postseason run to the Class AA State Tournament.

2022 BHS Player of the Year Finalists

Zam Plante, Hermantown

Player Year High School College Commitment
Alex Bump Senior Prior Lake Vermont
Ben Dardis Senior Mahtomedi Uncommitted
Zam Plante Junior Hermantown Minnesota Duluth
Sam Rinzel Junior Chaska Minnesota
Max Strand Senior Roseau Vermont

Max Strand, Roseau

BHS Player of the Year Past Winners

Two-time winner Casey Mittelstadt in 2017

Year Player Team
2016 Casey Mittelstadt Eden Prairie
2017 Casey Mittelstadt Eden Prairie
2018 Sammy Walker Edina
2019 Bryce Brodzinski Blaine
2020 Matt Gleason Cretin-Derham Hall
2021 Kyle Kukkonen Maple Grove

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