2005 MVP Carson Musser, Black Bears
Off-season hockey can mean a lot of things to a player's development. For some, it is a time to develop skills. For others it means playing on a team at the proper level and meeting new people from the area.
YHH launched its first Spring event last weekend, The Big One in Plymouth. The event featured players from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin. In some cases, teams formed late like the Black Bears had players from multiple area codes.
Here are a few "bests" from the weekend.
Best Slap Shot - Tommy Boisjolie ('05 Blue Army)
Best Game - '04 GB Jr. Gamblers vs. '04 Blue Army
Best Save - Wes Johnson glove save in '05 Champ game for Euro Red
Best Goal (OT) - Keaton Orrey ('06 Blue Army) to win '06 title
Best Goal (Regulation) - Brodie Ziemer ('05 Velocity) backhand top-shelf vs. MN Blades
Best Player We'd Never Heard of - Ashton Schultz ('06 Black Bears)
Best New Coach - Landon Johnson ('04 Black Bears)
Best Uniform - Blue Army camo
Javon Moore models the Blue Army '05 camo jersey
Most Valuable Player
Trey Ausmus, Minnesota Blades
Trey Ausmus - 2004 MVP
|Ben Dardis||Minnesota Blades||Goalie|
|Ryan Chesley||Minnesota Blades||Defense|
|Luke Hause||Blue Army||Defense|
|Isaac Howard||Minnesota Blades||Forward|
|Turner Richards||Green Bay (WI)||Forward|
|Anthony Madigan||Blue Army||Forward|
Turner Richards celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in Green Bay's shootout victory over Blue Army.
Co-Most Valuable Players
Carson Musser, Black Bears
Wyatt Olson, Euro American Red
|Wes Johnson||Euro American Red||Goalie|
|Tommy Boisjolie||Blue Army||Defense|
|Tanner Henricks||Minnesota Blades||Defense|
|Finn Brink||Euro American Red||Forward|
|Isaac Johnson||Black Bears||Forward|
|Landon Dauner||Blue Army||Forward|
Euro American Red goaltender Wes Johnson makes one of his spectacular saves in the 2005 Division championship game.
Most Valuable Player
Ryan Madigan, Blue Army
|Ryan Arrigoni||Black Bears||Goalie|
|Keaton Orrey||Blue Army||Defense|
|Will Emerson||Blue Army||Defense|
|Ashton Schultz||Black Bears||Forward|
|Tre Peck||Minnesota Blades||Forward|
|Grant Young||Yuro Stars||Forward|
2006 Division MVP, Ryan Madigan.