Posted On: 09/13/21 9:43 PM

Hockey is one of the ultimate team sports. While being an over-used and cliche saying, it bears repeating. Especially prior to a quickly approaching season. One that we all hope is safe enough to attend for the first time in nearly two years for some. With attention often being focused on forwards and defenders when it comes to pre-season articles, goaltenders are just as crucial to the success of a team. While those forward-facing players have the Mr. Hockey Award, there is thankfully an award just for goaltenders. The Frank Brimsek Award.

Every year often boasts many premier and under-the-radar netminders. From the early years of the State Tournament with Willard Ikola to Charlie Glockner’s work to help bring Minnetonka their first state championship in 2018. However, this year feels different. It may not include many high-profile names or commitments. Yet it feels that those on this list, and beyond, are ready for some stellar campaigns that could end up with hardware. Here are the top favorites for the 2022 Brimsek Award.

1. Nick Erickson Nick Erickson 6'3" | Goalie Hill Murray | 2022 State MN | Hill-Murray | 6’3 Goalie | #9 Ranked in the class of 2022

Erickson doesn’t grade out as our top goalie in the

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