Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Max McCormick Wins Wisconsin Mr. Hockey Award

In what should amount to no surprise to anyone, Green Bay Notre Dame Academy forward Max McCormick has won this seasons Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association Player of the Year Award.

If you remember back to January 20th when I started to handicap the race for the Mr. Hockey award, I pegged McCormick as the favorite right from the get go.

McCormick, a 5'11, 164 lb forward is my favorite to win this seasons Mr. Hockey Award. McCormick is the best player on the best team in the state. He currently has 20 goals and 24 assists through 17 games. McCormick was also the best forward for Team Wisconsin this fall with 24 points in 24 games, good enough to finish 10th in the Elite league in scoring. Kujava stealing votes could be his biggest problem.

McCormick finished the season strong and heads into this weekends State Hockey Tournament with 71 points in 27 games for the Tritons. McCormick is looked at as a leader and when I talked to his head coach Cory McCracken a few weeks ago he had nothing but glowing things to say about his senior forward.

"Max, in my opinion, is the best forward in the state. We played a top 5 schedule and Max finished 5th in overall scoring. We have a handful of game changers at the high school level and Max is one of those."

McCormick is being recruited by a number of colleges including WCHA members Wisconsin and Minnesota State. He took a visit to Minnesota State this fall but you know that he would be interested if the Badgers came calling.

You can catch Max and the rest of his Notre Dame Academy teammates in action tomorrow at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison as they take on Madison Edgewood in a State Quarter-Final game at 7:15 PM.

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