Michigan High School Hockey Player of the Year contest down to final four candidates, led by fan vote winner
The Michigan High School Hockey Player of the Year field has now been narrowed down to a final four candidates, and the winner will be announced on the State Champs! High School Sports Show on Fox Sports Detroit at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Fan voting wrapped up at noon on Wednesday, with Brownstown Woodhaven forward Zach Robinson collecting a whopping 13,778 votes, more than 8,000 votes ahead of his nearest competitor. Robinson is joined in the final four by Detroit Country Day goalie Sam Evola, Novi Detroit Catholic Central forward Rylan Clemons and Trenton defenseman Cam Blanton.
Winning the fan vote gives Robinson an automatic 20 percent boost in determining the final award winner. The full criteria for determining the award — sponsored by National Coney Island — can be found on the contests page on the State Champs! website, along with short bios for each of the final four candidates.
Stay tuned to see who wins.
Here are the final voting totals:
Zach Robinson, Brownstown Woodhaven — 13,778
Rylan Clemons, Detroit Catholic Central — 5,187
Joey Larson, Hartland — 3,956
Cam Blanton, Trenton — 1,680
Sam Evola, Detroit Country Day — 1,497
Bryce Kallen, Orchard Lake St Mary’s — 746
Ben Charboneau, U of D Jesuit — 411
Luke Evo, Flint Powers Catholic — 277
Brent Loukus, Calumet — 211
Tim Erkkila, Brighton — 76