ST. PAUL -- North St. Paul senior forward Nate Dey on Sunday won the 19th annual Mr. Hockey award given to the outstanding senior high school hockey player in Minnesota.
Jon Anderson of White Bear Lake was presented the Frank Brimsek Award in recognition of being the state's top senior goaltender.
Dey tallied 63 points during the regular season while leading North to a 20-4-1 record. He has committed to attend St. Cloud State University.
Other finalists were Brent Borgen of Mahtomedi, Sean Garrity of North St. Paul, Ben Gordon of International Falls, Ryan Hawkins of Eden Prairie, Jim Kilpatrick of Holy Angels, Mike Lundin of Apple Valley, Brad Peterson of Bloomington Jefferson, Garret O. Regan of Hill Murray and Scott Thauwald of Rochester Mayo.
The John Mariucci Award, given to the Class 2A and 1A high school coaches of the year, went to Roseville's Steve Sertich in 2A and Simley's Chris Lonke in 1A.
The Cliff Thompson Award, presented to the "Old-Timer Coach" of the year, was given to Jim Baxter for his 40 years of coaching high school hockey in Minnesota.
Previous Mr. Hockey winners:
Tom Chorske (1985), George Pelawa (1986), Kris Miller (1987), Larry Olimb (1988), Trent Klatt (1989), Joe Dziedzic (1990), Darby Hendrickson (1991), Brian Bonin (1992), Nick Checco (1993), Mike Crowley (1994), Erik Rasmussen (1995), Dave Spehar (1996), Aaron Miskovich (1997), John Pohl (1998), Jeff Taffe (1999), Paul Martin (2000) Marty Sertich (2001) and Gino Guyer (2002).
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