Boys' hockey: Allen named Cardinal MVP
The Alexandria boys' hockey team named senior goaltender Ben Allen the team MVP at its season-ending awards banquet recently.
That was one of many awards Allen took home after posting a 92.7 save percentage and holding teams to a 2.4 goals against average. Allen was a second team all-section selection and an all-conference player. He also just got back from competing in the Great 8 Tournament, designated for some of Minnesota's top senior players.
Fellow seniors Tom Schmidt and Jack Wensman joined Allen on the All-Central Lakes Conference team. Matt Resch, Aaron Steidl, Parker Revering and Ryan Marciniak were honorable-mention selections. Allen and Wensman also earned the CLC Scholar Athlete Award for seniors who maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Revering was named this team's most improved player as just a sophomore. He helped anchor the blue line and put up 11 points on four goals and seven assists. Resch earned the Mr. Hustle Award after putting up 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists. Senior Patrick Leary also earned the Hobey Baker Award for the team.
The Cardinals finished the year 11-14-1. Their 7-7-1 record in the CLC was good for fourth in league play. Brainerd-Pillager-Pierz won the CLC at 11-2.
BOYS' HOCKEY AWARDS
ALL-CLC - Allen, Schmidt, Wensman; Honorable mention - Resch, Steidl, Revering, Marciniak
ALL-SECTION SECOND TEAM - Allen; Honorable mention - Schmidt, Revering, Wensman
GREAT 8 TOURNAMENT - Allen
TEAM AWARDS - MVP - Allen; Most Improved - Revering; Mr. Hustle - Resch; Hobey Baker - P. Leary
CLC SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD - Allen, Wensman
GOLD ACADEMIC AWARD (3.6-4.0) - Nicholas Partington, Cody Lanman, Austin Ressemann, Daniel Hennessy, Chase Childers, Alec Wosepka, Revering, Mitchell Thoennes, Christian Canavati, Steidl, Tyler Thompson, Elijah Heckert, Andrew Rentschler, Marciniak, Allen, Wensman
SILVER ACADEMIC AWARD (3.0-3.59) - Chris Leary, Zachary Johnson, Kevin Finley, Chase Hovel, Toby Helgeson, Lukas Bigger, Graydon Tanis, Logan Hochsprung, Schmidt
ALEXANDRIA - Schmidt - 29 points, 17 goals, 12 assists; Wensman - 29 points, 12 goals, 17 assists; Marciniak - 21 points, 13 goals, 8 assists; Resch - 18 points, 7 goals, 11 assists; P. Leary - 14 points, 6 goals, 8 assists; Revering - 11 points, 4 goals, 7 assists; Toby Helgeson - 11 points, 7 goals, 4 assists; Kevin Finley - 9 points, 1 goal, 8 assists; Brady Bast - 8 points, 3 goals, 5 assists; Christian Canavati - 8 points, 2 goals, 6 assists; Levi McFarlane - 6 points, 2 goals, 4 assists; Aaron Steidl - 6 points, 1 goal, 5 assists; Chris Leary - 5 points, 2 goals, 3 assists; Andrew Rentschler - 4 points, 4 assists; Alec Wosepka - 3 points, 2 goals, 1 assist; Zach Johnson - 1 point, 1 goal; Logan Hochsprung - 1 point, 1 assist
GOALTENDING - Allen - 1,331.2 minutes, 63 goals allowed, 2.4 GAA, 798 saves, 861 shots faced, 92.7 save percentage