The best female hockey players are honored in both Class A and Class AA by the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association at the Ms. Hockey award banquet at the St. Paul River Center.
This award is for the player that exemplifies the sportsmanship and character of Hobey Baker. Integrity, coachability, selflessness, and citizenship should be considered. It is not a best player award but a best person award. Each team can nominate one player as their recipient each season.
The MGHCA honors coaches, girls hockey pioneers and contributors to girls high school hockey in the state of Minnesota.
In honor of Brano Stankovsky, long-time coach at The Blake School, the award is presented to an individual who has been involved in the Minnesota Girls’ Hockey Coaches Association and the many programs it offers for the advancement of girls’ high school hockey in Minnesota.
High school seniors with a 3.8 cumulative GPA who are in good standing with their high school hockey team can earn earn all-state academic honors. High school teams also compete for Section and State honors using the team average of their top twelve student athletes.
Ms. Hockey is presented to the top senior girls' high school hockey player in the state, based on the following criteria: academics, community/extra-curricular activities, citizenship, coachability and, of course, on-ice performance.
The Senior Goalie of the Year Award is presented to the top senior girls' high school hockey goaltender in the state, based on the following criteria: academics, community/extra-curricular activities, citizenship, coachability and, of course, on-ice performance.