OAKDALE (AP) -- Greenway forward Gino Guyer was named Mr. Hockey, given to the state's top boys senior hockey player.
Although Guyer was a favorite to win the award, the Minnesota Golden Gophers signee said he was surprised to hear his name called at Sunday's banquet.
"It's a huge honor. It was an honor just being up here. These are all good players," Guyer said. "I was the lucky one who got picked."
Guyer beat out nine other finalists, including teammate Andy Sertich, who will join him at Minnesota in the fall.
The other finalists were: Nick Licari and Tommy Kolar of Duluth East; David Backes of Spring Lake Park; Tom Biondich of International Falls; Ryan Carter of White Bear Lake; Travis Morin of Osseo; B.J. Radovich of Hermantown; and Mark Van Guilder of Roseville.
Guyer finished the season with 35 goals and 50 assists in 26 games. After qualifying last year, the Raiders missed the state tournament by losing to Duluth East in Section 7AA semifinals.
Cloquet/Esko/Carlton goalie Josh Johnson received the Frank Brimsek Award as the top senior goalie.
Named coaches of the year were Red Wing's George Nemanich in Class 1A and retiring Bloomington Jefferson coach Tom Saterdalen in Class 2A.
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