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Red Knights hand out awards at season-ending banquet

By BSMHockey.com, 03/17/18, 2:00PM CDT


BSM student-athletes honored in event at Jax Cafe

Ian Bahr -- 2018-19 Co-Captain

A two-year letterwinner, Bahr has been selected as a team co-captain for the 2018-19 season.

After a slow start to the season, going without a point in his first five games, Bahr recorded four points in a 6-5 overtime win over Hermantown and went onto score six goals and 12 points.

As a sophomore in 2016-17, he tallied five goals and 10 points in 21 and was named the Andrew Alberts Most Improved player.

In two varsity seasons, Bahr has scored 11 goals and 22 points in 46 games.

Nate Clark -- All-Conference, Best Defenseman

The Red Knights captain this season, Clark was named All-Metro West Conference in addition to earning the team's Best Defenseman Award.

Clark averaged just over 27 minutes per game of ice time and was on the ice for more than two-thirds of the team's total penalty kill time for the season.

He also led the team with 47 blocked shots and led the team's defensemen with 17 assists and 21 points.

Since the end of the BSM season, Clark has skated in four games with the Philadelphia Rebels, where he will play next season. The Rebels have gone 3-1-0 in those four games and the team has clinched the NAHL's East Division title.

Joe Collins -- All-Conference, Leading Scorer, Most Goals

Coming off a strong finish to his junior season in 2016-17, Joe Collins picked up where he left off and finished his senior campaign with a team-best 19 goals and 32 points in 25 games, earning All-Metro West Conference honors in the process.

He was an honorable mention all-conference selection last season as well as the team's goal-scoring leader.

He also led the team in shots on goal (126), power-play goals (6) and short-handed goals (3).

He tallied points in 18 of his 25 games and had a team season-best eight-game point-scoring streak.

Dylan Hoen -- All-Conference, Most Assists

For the second consecutive season, Hoen led the Red Knights in assists en route to earning All-Metro West Conference honors.

Over the last two seasons, Hoen has registered 35 assists and 49 points in 51 games.

He also led the team with six power-play assists and took nearly one-third of the team's faceoffs, finishing second in faceoff percentage, as the team's top centerman. Hoen also averaged 21 minutes, six seconds of ice time per game to lead BSM forwards.

Jett Johnson -- Jack Jablonski Most Determined Player, 2018-19 Co-Captain

In his first season of varsity play, Jett Johnson earned the Jack Jablonski Most Determined Player award by being a reliable second-line center who was a key penalty killer on a unit that killed at an 85.7 percent efficiency, while also spotting in on defense when needed.

The brother of former Red Knight Jonah Johnson ('12), who was a key member of BSM's defense during its run to the 2012 state title, Jett showed a penchant for scoring big goals, as he tallied his first career-goal against then fourth-ranked St. Thomas. He also tallied a highlight-reel type goal against Hopkins.

Johnson finished the season with four goals, 11 points, and a team-leading +9 rating while finishing second on the team, and tops among forwards, with 37 blocked shots.

Matt Kocourek -- Honorable Mention All-Conference, Hobey Baker Character Award

Matt Kocourek had a breakout season as a senior, after scoring just three goals and eight points during his junior campaign.

Kocourek had 12 goals and 24 points in 2017-18, finishing second in goals and third in points for the Red Knights en route to earning honorable mention All-Metro West Conference honors.

He was the team leading in faceoff percentage (51.7 percent) and was whistled for just one penalty on the season.

Kocourek proved to be a solid two-way player for BSM, seeing significant ice time on both the power-play and penalty-kill units.

Carson Limesand -- Honorable Mention All-Conference

A 15-year old freshman on opening night, Carson Limesand served as the team's number one goalie and, once the calendar turned over to 2018, he showed why he earned that position.

Limesand earned honorable mention All-Metro West Conference honors by posting an 11-9-2 record with a 2.67 goals against average and an .893 save percentage. However, after Jan. 1, he went 8-3-1 with a 1.83 GAA and a .924 save percentage.

He was also a key factor in BSM's success on the penalty kill, allowing just three power-play goals in his last 12 games.

Michael McNeil - Vic St. Martin Coaches Award

Michael McNeil scored six goals and 18 points as a junior forward and earned honorable mention all-conference honors but, when the Red Knights needed another defenseman this season, McNeil stepped into a new role.

A shoulder injury cost McNeil six games but he still turned in a steady season as a stay-at-home defenseman, registering a goal and three points in 20 games.

Jonah Mortenson -- Andrew Alberts Most Improved Player

It would be hard to argue that Mortenson didn't improve a great deal during his freshman campaign as a Red Knight.

After scoring just one goal during the 2017 portion of the season, he tallied four goals and seven points in his last 12 games and had firmly established himself on the right side of BSM's second line.

Mortenson tied for third on the team in plus/minus rating (+4) and had a shooting percentage of .179.

Jerome Newhouse -- Honorable Mention All-Conference, Best Defensive Forward

Like his brother, Ben, who was the named BSM's best defenseman in 2015, Jerome Newhouse was honored this season as the team's best defensive forward, which also helped him earn honorable mention All-Metro West Conference recognition.

Newhouse, who served as an assistant captain this season, also chipped in with six goals and 21 points while finishing second on the team with a +8 rating.

Nate Schweitzer -- General Sports Academic Award, Honorable Mention All-Conference, 2018-19 Assistant Captain

As a freshman and sophomore, Nate Schweitzer has proved to be one of BSM's top blueliners, averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per game in his first two varsity seasons.

After scoring two goals and 10 points as a freshman, Schweitzer tallied five goals and 15 points this season, including a hat trick in a 7-2 win over Chanhassen.

He was second in power-play goals (3) and power-play points (7) for the Red Knights while leading the team's blueliners with his five goals and 66 shots on goal.