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Michigan High School Hockey Player of the Year Contest 2021-22!

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Voting for the 2021-22 Michigan High School Hockey Player of the Year contest - sponsored by Warrior Sports is now open!

Unlike any other state-wide award, this is the only one that allows the Michigan fans to weigh in! The winner of the online vote is automatically entered into the Final “Frozen” Four, and their chances of winning is increased by 20%.

To vote, please login/register with your social media account below, select the candidate that you believe is having the best year in High School Hockey, and cast your vote!! Voting is limited to once every 3 minutes, so please refresh your browser after the allotted timeframe to cast another vote! By voting in the HPOTY contest, you agree to allow State Champs! Network and its affiliates to update you via email about news, sports events and special offers.

The criteria that will be used to select the 2021 Hockey Player of the Year champion will be: 30% - Performance Throughout Season 20% - Level of Competition 20% - Online Vote 15% - Big Game Performance 10% - Team Success 5% - Highly Recruited Prospect.
Throughout the season, our media analysts have been monitoring performance, updating player statistics and adding new candidates into the contest as their actual play and performance merits, with a goal of keeping the ten best hockey players on the board.

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And also keep on eye on these players who are not in the contest but are on our "Watch List":

Kaden Hemme | Detroit Catholic Central | Position: Defenseman | Senior
Andrew Marone | Brother Rice | Position: Forward | Junior
Hayden Zimmerman | Grand Rapids Christian | Position: Forward | Senior
Devin McIntyre | Chelsea | Position: Forward | Junior
Cam Markham | Houghton | Position: Forward | Junior


Alex Mazzuca

Salem | Position: Forward | Senior

"Tremendous 200 foot player. Plays a heavy game that is difficult to defend. Captain, fantastic student and leader." Ryan Ossenmacher, Salem Head Coach/Head Coach Team Michigan Seniors. Stats through December 17th - 6 goals, 5 assists, 11 points
Alex Mazzuca

Billy VanSumeren

Midland Dow | Position: Forward | Senior

The first thing you notice about Billy is just how big he is. You expect to see a typical “power forward” type player, but he is so much more than that. Billy is dangerous with the puck and a threat to score from anywhere in the offensive zone. For how big he is he is extremely slippery and is great with the puck in tight spaces. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time to score a goal. -Kyle Zagata Saline Head Coach/Team Michigan Coach/Evaluator Stats through December 29th - 18 goals, 5 assists, 23 points
Billy VanSumeren

Ashton Trombley

Hartland | Position: Forward | Senior

Ashton is the complete player. 200 foot player that can play in all situations. Possesses next level offensive ability with a great shot, quick release, and elite playmaking skills. His compete level ticker is always going. Rick Gadwa, Hartland Head Coach Stats through December 21st - 13 goals, 5 assists, 18 points
Ashton Trombley

Owen Penny

Livonia Stevenson | Position: Forward | Junior

"Owen had a tremendous summer of growth. He has developed into a big, strong forward who can create his own shot. With him being only a junior, there is no doubt that his best days of hockey are ahead of him" -David Mitchell, Head Coach Livonia Stevenson/Team Michigan/MDHL Coach. Stats through December 22nd - 10 goals, 14 assists, 24 points
Owen Penny

Peter Rosa

Brother Rice | Position: Forward | Junior

"Peter was an integral part of last years State Championship team as a sophomore, and should lead our team again. He is the 3rd Rosa brother to serve as Captain for Brother Rice. Being a Junior Captain is rare in our program, but it says a lot about the maturity and dedication that he brings to our team-coupled with his high level skill set, its what makes Peter a highly regarded prospect for Coaches at the next level." - Kenny Chaput, Head Coach Brother Rice. Stats through December 22nd - 8 goals, 7 assists, 15 points
Peter Rosa

Trent Benedict

Muskegon Mona Shores | Position: Forward | Junior

"Trent has really blossomed this season so far, and I attribute that to playing in the MDHL in the fall. He's always been a "good" hockey player, but he really started putting it together in the fall and it has carried over to the regular season. Its been exciting watching him and his linemates, Ty Langlois and Jake Nanna play." -Chris Benedict, Head Coach Muskegon Mona Shores. Stats through December 29th - 22 goals, 17 assists, 39 points
Trent Benedict

James Sigmon

Warren De La Salle | Position: Defenseman | Senior

"Extremely athletic and mobile, has the ability to drive the offense in transition and on the offensive blue line. Has a forward skill set and is extremely creative with the puck" -Sean Clark, Head Coach Warren De La Salle. Stats through December 22nd - 3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points
James Sigmon

Jackson Rilei

Calumet | Position: Forward | Senior

"Jackson has every tool you’d like to see in a high end hockey player. One word that comes to mind with him is: Dynamic. He is a great skater and playmaker, and has a great attitude towards the game. He effects the game in all areas of the ice." Currently tendered by Austin in the NAHL. -Kyle Zagata, Saline Head Coach/Team Michigan Coach/Evaluator. Stats through December 28th - 6 goals, 6 assists, 12 points
Jackson Rilei

Nick Baker

Brighton | Position: Forward | Senior

"He's a guy that other teams have to be aware of when he is on the ice. He skates well, has a good shot, and will find ways to score when he has space."- Kurt Kivisto, Head Coach Brighton/MDHL Coach. Photo Courtesy: Arrick Sports. Stats through December 18th - 8 goals, 7 assists, 15 points
Nick Baker

Landon West

Detroit Catholic Central | Position: Forward | Junior

"Skilled and hard-working forward that plays a 200 foot game, and always competes. Makes others around him better." -Scott Lock, Assistant Coach Detroit Catholic Central. Stats through December 11th - 5 goals, 2 assists, 7 points
Landon West