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And the winner is...MN Hockey Hub Top Performer revealed

By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine, 02/09/18, 4:15AM CST


See who fans voted as the top performer for Jan. 29-Feb. 3.

Players are considered for the Top Performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Hockey Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.

Fans' choice for Top Performer

Blake Biondi, Hermantown. Biondi scored four goals in a 4-1 win over Mahtomedi –  a season-high in both goals and points for the sophomore forward.

Top Performer candidates

Riley Andres, Brainerd. The junior forward tallied a season-high six points, assisting on half of the Warriors' goals in a 12-3 win over Sauk Rapids-Rice.

Blake Biondi, Hermantown. Biondi scored four goals in a 4-1 win over Mahtomedi –  a season-high in both goals and points for the sophomore forward.

Tristan Broz, Blake. The freshman forward recorded a hat trick and helped the Bears go 2-for-5 on the power play with two assists in an 11-1 win over Providence Academy.

Jacob Eskola, Duluth Denfeld. The junior forward scored the game's opening goal midway through the fist period and added two assists by the game's midpoint. Eskola then scored two shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill to cap the Hunters' scoring in a 6-3 win over Hibbing/Chisholm.

Jackson Jutting, Prior Lake. The junior forward accounted for all of the Lakers' goals, including one on the power play and two shorthanded, in a 4-0 win over Apple Valley.

Jake Klow, International Falls. The senior goaltender stopped a season-high 51 shots in a 2-1 win over Fort Frances (Ontario), posting a .981 save percentage.

Jordan Linder, Proctor. The senior forward had a hand in five of the Rails' goals in a 7-6 overtime win against Northern Lakes. He scored late in the first period and assisted on three goals before tallying an assist on the overtime game-winner.

Trevor Mellen, North Branch. After giving up a goal late in the first period, the senior goaltender made 29 saves in the final two periods to finish with 40 in a 2-1 overtime victory against Chisago Lakes. He did not face a shot in overtime.

Jack Smith, St. Cloud Cathedral. The sophomore forward tallied a power-play goal, a power-play assist and an even-strength goal in the first period, and added three more assists in the second of the Crusaders' 12-2 win over Wadena-Deer Creek.

Tore Tuin, Hibbing/Chisholm. The junior goaltender backed his team to a 2-2 tie against Duluth Marshall, facing more than double the shots of his counterpart and making 44 saves (.957 save percentage).

*Stats and records as of Feb. 4

MN Hockey Hub poll is based on opinion and only for entertainment.

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