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Founders Cup: 2019 Best Of

By YHH Staff , 01/08/19, 2:45PM CST


The all-tournament team is chosen through YHH Staff, tournament official observations, and coach recommendations.


Alexandria Head Coach BJ Anderson

Best Finish 

In the Peewee AA/A version of the Battle for Lake Minnetonka (and the surrounding areas), Minnetonka snuck past Orono 4-3 in a thrilling shootout. Jason Johnson scored the game-winning goal for the Skippers in the one-on-one's, while goaltender Kambryn Hendrickson stood tall against the most skilled players in the Orono lineup. The win sent the Skippers into the semifinals and eventually the championship game. 

Best Volunteer

David Terpstra, Rochester - David not only brought his A game attitude and voice to the rink, but he also brought a great mix of music as well. Thanks, David, much appreciated!

Best Name

Oscar "Ozzie" Snodgrass 

Honorable Mention: Joey Pipes, Mahtomedi

Best Uniform

If you can combine purple, black, and orange into one eye-pleasing kit, you earn special mention. The Minneapolis Storm somehow made that amalgamation work, with the prominent orange "M" of the Minneapolis Washburn Millers on the front of purple-and-black Beetlejuice sweaters. The stripes are a believed nod to Minneapolis Southwest and Minneapolis South high schools. You can never go wrong with heritage threads. 

Best Atmosphere That Wasn't Mayo vs. Century On Graham Four 

Virtually any game on Graham One was given an atmospheric advantage due to the sheet's place in Rochester hockey history, and the low ceilings, rollaway bleachers on both sides, and soft lighting scratched the itch of every person who yearns for a return to one-class state hockey tournaments. The arena was built in 1968, and still holds every cent of its original $350,000 price tag worth of charm.

Best Coach

Alexandria's BJ Anderson lead the Cardinals to the Black Bracket finals before losing a heartbreaker to Mahtomedi. YHH sees hundreds of coaches each year. Most we see are good at instructing the game and encouraging. BJ was a rare sight and a breath of fresh air with his PeeWee Cardinals. He was a great teacher, had a purpose with his words and was smiling and positive the whole time - win or lose.

Best Celly

Woodbury's Ben Miller is a great hockey player. Over the course of the last four years, we've seen him do it all. However, we've never seen him score a big goal, pull out an imaginary arrow and fire it to the sky!

Ozzie Snodgrass earns All Tourney team, Best Name, White Bracket Chip and Chip MVP....not bad for a 612er

All-Tournament Team

Lucas Mann of Woodbury earned Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament.

Player Team Position
Charlie Brandt Mahtomedi Goaltender
Grady Rannow Minnetonka Goaltender
Brayden Berg Alexandria Defense
Logan Hensler Woodbury Defense
Joey Mugaas Orono Defense
Josie Lang Mahtomedi Defense
Gus Berger Minnetonka Defense
Will Skahan Woodbury Defense
Jackson Ernst Lakeville South Forward
Ray Walen Fargo Blue Forward
Leonard Kompelien Alexandria Forward
Ozzie Snodgrass Minneapolis Forward
Cole Saenger Mahtomedi Forward
Brody Dustin Stillwater PWAA Forward
Drew Stewart Minnetonka Forward
Ben Miller Woodbury Forward
Tanner Zolnosky Woodbury Forward
Lucas Mann Woodbury Most Valuable Player

Brayden Berg, Alexandria

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