From the desk of Let's Play Hockey:
Nominations are currently being accepted for the inaugural Patrick Schoonover Award, an annual award that will be given to the Minnesota PeeWee or Bantam hockey player who best exemplifies Patrick’s ideals of hard work, high character, loyalty, honesty, humor and athletic achievement.
On the ice for his Eastview Bantam AA team, Patrick Schoonover was a leader, defender and excellent teammate. Off the ice, he was a leader, defender, excellent friend and classmate, loving brother and son. In recognition of the way he led his life, Let’s Play Hockey and the Minnesota Wild are proud to present the Patrick Schoonover Award.
Nominations can be made by youth hockey coaches and parents, with the winner selected by Let’s Play Hockey staff and the Schoonover family. The winner of the inaugural Patrick Schoonover Award will be presented at the Boys’ High School Hockey State Tournament Banquet in March at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The winner and the Schoonover family will make the “Let’s Play Hockey” announcement at a Minnesota Wild game, and a permanent display for the award will be installed at Xcel Energy Center.
To nominate a player for the Patrick Schoonover Award, fill out the this form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are also available, here, at letsplayhockey.com. Nominations are due by noon on Friday, Feb. 20.