FIRST TEAM

Dodge County's Brody Lamb (7) skates with the puck during the Section 1A boys hockey championship against Mankato West Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Kasson. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Dodge County's Brody Lamb (7) skates with the puck during the Section 1A boys hockey championship against Mankato West Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Kasson. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)


BRODY LAMB

* PLAYER OF THE YEAR *

DODGE COUNTY

Newsletter signup for email alerts

Junior • Forward

Of note: University of Minnesota commit is the Minnesota AP Player of the Year. … Now playing for the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL. … Led the state in goals (52), points (87), short-handed goals (10) and points per game (3.62).

• • •

Dodge County forward Matt Donovan celebrates after a goal during a playoff game last year at Dodge County Ice Arena in Kasson. The Wildcats host Mankato West Wednesday night, March 24, in the 2021 Section 1A championship game. (Post Bulletin file photo by Traci Westcott)
Dodge County forward Matt Donovan celebrates after a goal during a playoff game last year at Dodge County Ice Arena in Kasson. The Wildcats host Mankato West Wednesday night, March 24, in the 2021 Section 1A championship game. (Post Bulletin file photo by Traci Westcott)

MATT DONOVAN

DODGE COUNTY

Junior • Forward

Of note: Finished the season with 25 goals and 57 points. … Ranked 10th in the state in points (57), 12th in assists (32) and 15th in goals (25). … Averaged 2.38 points per game and led the Wildcats with seven power-play goals.

• • •

Lourdes’ Jack Kleinschmidt (14) reacts after a goal is scored during the first round of the Section 1A boys hockey tournament against Austin on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Lourdes’ Jack Kleinschmidt (14) reacts after a goal is scored during the first round of the Section 1A boys hockey tournament against Austin on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

JACK KLEINSCHMIDT

LOURDES

Senior • Forward

Of note: Led the Eagles in assists (17), points (34) and power-play goals (7). … Second on the team with 17 goals. … Had a hat trick and a five-point game in a Section 1A first-round playoff win against Austin.

• • •

Dodge County's Charlie Blaisdell (2) passes the puck during the Section 1A boys hockey championship against Mankato West Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Kasson. Blaisdell and the Wildcats open play in the Class A state tournament at 6 p.m. Tuesday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Dodge County's Charlie Blaisdell (2) passes the puck during the Section 1A boys hockey championship against Mankato West Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Kasson. Blaisdell and the Wildcats open play in the Class A state tournament at 6 p.m. Tuesday. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

CHARLIE BLAISDELL

DODGE COUNTY

Senior • Defense

Of note: The heart and soul of the Wildcats, a physical, punishing defenseman with skill. … Had 9 power-play assists and averaged a point per game. … Had 10 points in his final 10 games, including a goal and an assist in the state tournament.

• • •

Mayo's Will Weick passes the puck while being guarded by Century's Isaiah Huber during Saturday's hockey game on Feb. 1, 2020, at Graham Arena Complex in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mayo's Will Weick passes the puck while being guarded by Century's Isaiah Huber during Saturday's hockey game on Feb. 1, 2020, at Graham Arena Complex in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

ISAIAH HUBER

CENTURY

Senior • Defense

Of note: A four-year varsity regular whose strengths are his speed and versatility. … The Panthers’ second-leading scorer this season, with 17 points (7-10—17). … Finished his high school career with 23 goals and 35 assists, for 58 points.

• • •

Mayo’s Tate Cothern warms up during practice on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mayo’s Tate Cothern warms up during practice on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

TATE COTHERN

MAYO

Junior • Goalie

Of note: Finished a COVID-shortened season for the Spartans with a 7-1-0 record, a 1.38 goals-against average, a .951 save percentage and 3 shutouts. … Allowed just 12 goals all season and allowed more than two in a game just once (3, vs. Dodge County).

• • •

MATT THESING

WINONA

Senior • Forward/Extra Attacker

Of note: Led the Winhawks in goals (18), assists (13), points (31), power-play goals (3), power-play assists (5) and points per game (1.72). … Had 14 points in his last six games of the season.

SECOND TEAM

Lourdes' Matt Mahoney (22) skates with the puck during a boys hockey game against Mayo Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Lourdes' Matt Mahoney (22) skates with the puck during a boys hockey game against Mayo Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)


MATT MAHONEY

Lourdes • Senior • Forward

Had at least a point in 14 of Lourdes’ 18 games. Finished season with 18 goals and 29 points.

• • •

Century sophomore T.J. Gibson shows off his pucks after scoring his first varsity goal and recording his first varsity hat trick on Jan. 16, 2021. (Photo: Century boys hockey Twitter, @PantherHockey97)
Century sophomore T.J. Gibson shows off his pucks after scoring his first varsity goal and recording his first varsity hat trick on Jan. 16, 2021. (Photo: Century boys hockey Twitter, @PantherHockey97)

T.J. GIBSON

Century • Soph. • Forward

Led team in goals (14) and points (22) as a varsity rookie, averaging 1.16 points per game.

• • •

Dodge County's Gavin Giesler (15) skates with the puck ahead of Mankato West's Ethan Fox (22) during the Section 1A boys hockey championship Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Kasson. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Dodge County's Gavin Giesler (15) skates with the puck ahead of Mankato West's Ethan Fox (22) during the Section 1A boys hockey championship Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Kasson. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

GAVIN GIESLER

Dodge County • Junior • Forward

The muscle of the Wildcats’ high-powered top line, Giesler had seven goals (two game-winners) and 23 points.

• • •

Dodge County's Easton Hammill (25) checks La Crescent-Hokah's Elijah Faas (12) during a boys hockey game Friday, Feb. 26, at Dodge County Ice Arena in Kasson. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Dodge County's Easton Hammill (25) checks La Crescent-Hokah's Elijah Faas (12) during a boys hockey game Friday, Feb. 26, at Dodge County Ice Arena in Kasson. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

EASTON HAMMILL

Dodge County • Junior • Defense

A physical presence and a skilled offensive threat, Hammill had seven goals and 27 points from the blue line.

• • •

Lourdes’ Charlie Kielty (5)  takes a shot during the first round of the Section 1A boys hockey tournament against Austin on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Lourdes’ Charlie Kielty (5) takes a shot during the first round of the Section 1A boys hockey tournament against Austin on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

CHARLIE KIELTY

Lourdes • Junior • Defense

Scored 10 goals and 22 points, and his skill made the Eagles’ offense hum from the blue line.

• • •

Mayo’s Payton Mancuso warms up during practice on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Mayo’s Payton Mancuso warms up during practice on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Graham Arena in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

PAYTON MANCUSO

Mayo • Senior • Goalie

Shared time with Cothern and excelled, going 5-3-1 with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.

• • •

La Crescent Lancers
La Crescent Lancers

WYATT FARRELL

La Crescent-Hokah • Freshman • Forward/Extra Attacker

Led the Lancers in goals (22) and points (27) and helped them reach the Section 1 semifinals for the first time.

HONORABLE MENTION

Century: Jr. F Aidan Swee (6-10—16); So. F Aiden Emerich (4-10—14); So. F Jack Ottman (4-10—14); Jr. D Matt Haun (4-7—11).

Dodge County: Jr. F Brendon Wolesky (7-8—15); Jr. G Isaac Dale (16-4-1, 3.00 GAA, .882 save pct., 4 shutouts); Sr. D Ethan Dale (0-6—6).

John Marshall: Sr. F Sam Hanson (7-3—10); Sr. F/D Sam King (4-5—9).

La Crescent-Hokah: Sr. D Owen Davison (0-10—10); Jr. F Liam Farrell (4-5—9); Jr. F Cooper Hollon (6-5—11).

Lourdes: Sr. D Dawson McLaughlin (7-12—19, 4 PPG); Sr. D Jackson Heim (4-12—16); Sr. G Griffin Becher (7-5-1, 3.33 GAA, .869 save pct., 3 shutouts).

Mayo: So. F Ethan Dennis (10-6—16); Jr. D Ethan Norman (3-10—13); So. F Mason Leimbek (4-8—12); Jr. F Javan Hodge (4-7—11); So. F Sam Jacobson (6-6—12, 12 games played); Jr. F Chandler Dennis (3-5—8).

Red Wing: Sr. F Evan Petersmeyer (12-8—20); Sr. D Hayden Zylka (5-7—12); Jr. G Dixon Ehlers (4-8-0, 4.49 GAA, .899 save pct.).

Winona: Fr. F Teis Larsen (9-13—22); Sr. F Hans Larsen (7-9—16); Sr. G Alex Benson (6-12-1, 3.36 GAA, .908 save pct., 1 shutout).