Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award

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The Ms. Hockey Award is an award given to the best female senior high school hockey player in the state of Minnesota. The award is sponsored by the Let's Play Hockey newspaper, the Minnesota Wild, and Shakopee Chevrolet. The 2015 award winner was Taylor Williamson, a forward from Edina High School.


The following are all criteria for the award:

  • Academic record
  • Community service
  • Coachability
  • On-ice performance.

Selection process[edit]

The process of selecting the winner starts with the selection of the top 10 candidates in the state. This is reduced to five finalists, and then the panel selects a winner.

The panel responsible for selecting the winner consist of the following:

  • High school coaches
  • Division I and III college coaches from Minnesota and Wisconsin


Year Player School
2015 Taylor Williamson Edina
2014 Sydney Baldwin Minnetonka
2013 Dani Cameranesi Blake
2012 Hannah Brandt[1] Hill-Murray
2011 Karley Sylvester[2] Warroad
2010 Bethany Brausen[3] Roseville Area
2009 Becky Kortum Hopkins
2008 Sarah Erickson Bemidji
2007 Katharine Chute Blake
2006 Allie Thunstrom North St. Paul
2005 Gigi Marvin Warroad
2004 Erica McKenzie Hastings
2003 Andrea Nichols Hibbing/Chisholm
2002 Ashley Albrecht South St. Paul
2001 Renee Curtin Roseville
2000 Krissy Wendell Park Center
1999 Ronda Curtin Roseville
1998 Laura Slominski Burnsville
1997 Annamarie Holmes Apple Valley
1996 Winny Brodt Roseville


Let’s Play Hockey Goalie of the Year[edit]

Year Player School
2014 Erin O'Neil Hopkins
2013 Sydney Rossman Minnetonka
2012 Erika Allen Roseville
2011 Julie Friend Minnetonka
2010 Kallie Billadeau Hopkins
2009 Laura Bellamy Duluth
2008 Alyssa Grogan Eagan
2007 Ashley Nixon Blaine
2006 Alannah McCready Centennial
2005 Johanna Ellison Colquet/Esko/Carlton
2004 Emily Brookshaw Hill-Murray
2003 Robin Doepke Chaska
2002 Amber Hasbargen Warroad
2001 Jody Horak Blaine
2000 Shari Vogt River Lakes
1999 Katie Beauduy Blaine



The following Ms. Hockey winners went to represent USA Hockey in the Winter Olympic Games.

Player Event Result
Krissy Wendell Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics Bronze
Gigi Marvin Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics[6] Silver